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MELISSA OFFICINALIS L LEMON BALM

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

MELISSA OFFICINALIS L

Lemon Balm

Melissa, Balm Mint, Balm

Family: Labiatae

Medical use: Relaxant, sedative, insomnia, weak stomach disorders, stomachache, headache, amnesia (forgetfulness), depression, herpes

Parts: Leaf

Side effect:

  • No side effect by suggested dose
  • Can effect function of thyroid, if you have thyroid problem, consult a doctor
  • Can affect blood suger, patients with diabetes should use under doctors control
  • Can cause a little doziness (sleepy)

Drug interactions:

  • Can interact with sedatives and cause doziness

Warnings:

  • ATTENTION: Dont cofuse with Aloysia citriodora (Lemon Verbena, Lemon Beebrush), Nepeta cataria (Catnip), Sideritis species (Ironwort, Mountain Tea) or Cymbopogon (Lemongrass)
  • Not recommended under 12 age
  • Dont use longer than 2 weeks without consult a doctor

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Relaxant, sedative, insomnia, weak stomach disorders, stomachache, headache, amnesia: Leaf: 0,4g, 2-3 times a day Tea: 2-4g grinded leafs, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 2-3 times a day Liquid extract (1:1, %50 ethanol): 2-4ml, 2-3 times a day Tincture (1:5, %50 ethanol): 2-6ml, 2-3 times a day Depression: Tea: 6g leaf, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 1-2 times a day, one hour before dinners

Externaly

Herpes: Pomad: Pomad with %1 extract, apply on herpes area

It is native in eastern Mediterranian but allready spread to every continent.

Oldest records about medical use points at least before 2000 years.

The origin of name considered to came from greek word ‘melis: honey’, due to that, melissa means honey bee, but ancient Greeks have called some other species with same name, which attract honey bees (probably same reason cause that in modern literature some other plants are named as melissa, they shouldnt confuse with another)

Serapion, Dioskorides, Pilinius, İbni Sina have claimd that this plant can treat mental disorders and melancholy. Sister Hildegard of Bingen (her name refered as first person who has used hops in beer) has also used it for some disorders like headache, dizziness, rheumatism and a female disorders.

It is common as flavour by tea reciepes, desserts, foods and ice cream.

It should kept in side that fresh leafs are twice strong (per leaf) than dried leaf (in 6 months the content of leaf reduces by half).

Content: Eugenol, monotrepene, tritrepene, citronellal, citrol, citral b, flavonoids, α-humunele, oleonic, ursolic, rosmarinic, caffeic and chlorogenic acides, thymol, trace level harmine (MAO-A inhibitor)

MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA L CHAMOMILE

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA L

Chamomile

Camomile

Family: Compositae (south and east European Asteraceae)

Medical use: Upper respiratory tract diseases, gas and spasm in gastrointestinal system, sedative, ulcer, stomach inflammation, antiseptic, eczema, psora (psoriasis), hemorrhoid, wounds in mouth and throat

Parts: Flower

Side effect:
  • Can make hay fever worse, if you have it, be carefull against all kind of flower pollens
  • In high dose or too long using can cause dizziness, vomit or nerveous
  • Effects as weak blood thinner, if you use another drug for that, be carefull and consult a doctor first
Drug interactions:
  • Can interact with sedatives, blood thinners and aspirin (addetive)
  • Can interact with NSAID painkillers like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Consult a doctor first if you use any
Warnings:
  • Cures with it should take not longer than 3-4 weeks. There should be min a month period without using between cures

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Upper respiratory tract diseases, gas and spasm in gastrointestinal system, sedative, ulcer, stomach inflammation:

Tea: 2,5g grinded flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 3 times a day

Liquid extract(1:1, %45 ethanol): 1-4ml a day

Externaly: 

Eczema, psora (psoriasis), antiseptic:

Tea: 10g grinded flower, add 100ml boiled water, brew 15-20min and filter. Compress on problematic area

Mouth-throat clean:

Tea: 2,5g grinded flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min than filter. Gargle 5-6 times a day with it

Hemorrhoid:

Tea: 50g grinded flower, add 10lt boiled water, brew 10-15min, filter. Pour it in a washbowl and sit in it after it gets cold

Growns in Europa and Asia, brought to America and Australia too. Its used to treat many diseases since ancient times. Arabians have utilized it as a complete medicine in 10. century. İbn-i Sina has used it for eye-problems. Angle-saxons belive in tradition that camomile is one of the 9 secret herbs, given by God to humankind.

Clinical researches prove that this plant activates the immune-system. Camomile shortens the healing duration of infections. Wounded lizards lie down on this flowers to get better.

Content: bioaktive phenolic asids (coumarins [herniarin, umbelliferone, etc], chlorogenic and caffeic asids (phenilpropanoide), apigenin, apigenine-7-O-glukosit, luteolin and luteolin-7-O-glukosit, quercetin and rutin, naringenin, bisabolol, bisabolol oxide, aminoasids, chamuzelen, kadinen, cholin, farnesene, farnesol, geraniol, salicylic asid

LYSIMACHIA VULGARIS L LOOSESTREIFE

Friday, March 5th, 2021

LYSIMACHIA VULGARIS L

Garden Loosestreife

Familya: Primulaceae

Medical Use: Heal and prevent bleeding, antiinflamatory, antiseptic (inner mouth), diarrhea, white discharge (vaginal discharge)

Parts: Leaf and flower.

Side effects:
  • No serious side effect in low dose.

Drug interaction:
  • No interaction reported, cosult a doctor.

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Heal and prevent bleeding, antiinflamatory, diarrhea:

Tea(infusion): 5g fine grinded dry leaf and flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 10min, than filter. Drink 2-3 times daily fresh brewd.

Externaly: 

antiseptic (inner mouth):

Tea(infusion): 10g fine grinded dry leaf and flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 10min, than filter. Rinse 4-5 times daily.

White discharge:

Tea(infusion): 50g fine grinded leaf and flower, add 1lt boiled water, brew for 10 min, than filter. Wash vaginal area kindly when tea is at body temperatur a couple times daily.

Plinius says the name of herb comes from King Lysimachos. Dioskorides names it ‘lytron’. In middle age its used to heal burises.

It growns in many places of most of continents. Also its a recourse of color pigments for textile industry; Brown from roots, yellow from body.

Content: Glycosides, enzymes, saponins, sugar, tannen, vitamin C

Rheumatism, Gout, Fibromyalgia

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Herbal Recipes for rheumatism, gout and fibromyalgia

!It's highly recommended to consult a doctor for diagnosis beforehand! Better cooperate with a doctor for treatment as well!

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Stomach Disorders

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Herbal Recipes for stomach disorders

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Stomach Ulcer

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Stomach Ulcer

Ulcer
!It's highly recommended to consult a doctor for diagnosis beforehand! Better cooperate with a doctor for treatment as well!

Symptoms:

  • Burning and pain in the stomach
  • Nausea
  • Relief that comes with vomiting
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Bloating and gas pain
  • Frequent hunger
  • Stomach pain after eating
  • Indigestion problem
  • The most important underlying cause of the disease is chronic gastritis.
  • Unbalanced and unhealthy diet
  • Excessive consumption of tea or coffee
  • Excessive salt consumption
  • Use of hot spices
  • Less chewing on food
  • Being hungry for a long time
  • Over stuffing the stomach
  • Insomnia
  • Tiredness
  • Restlessness
  • Not paying attention to food hygiene
  • Genetic factors
  • Stress

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!It's highly recommended to consult a doctor for diagnosis beforehand! Better cooperate with a doctor for treatment as well!

Gastritis

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Gastritis

Acut Gastritis, Chronic Gastiritis
!It's highly recommended to consult a doctor for diagnosis beforehand! Better cooperate with a doctor for treatment as well!

Symptoms:

  • Back pain
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Lack of appetite
  • Continuous burping
  • A feeling of fullness in the abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting with bloody or like coffee grounds
  • Blood or black stools
  • Heartburn
  • Mild symptoms such as bloating, feeling of fullness and burping are seen by chronic gastritis.
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Long-term use of drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Physical stress: If the person has a serious illness, major operations, serious injuries and burns
  • Mental stress
  • Various bacteria, viruses or fungi infections
  • Food allergies
  • Radiation therapy
  • Advanced age
  • Food poisoning

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Acid Reflux

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Acid Reflux

Hearthburn
!It's highly recommended to consult a doctor for diagnosis beforehand! Better cooperate with a doctor for treatment as well!

Symptoms:

  • Heartburn – burning
  • Upward movement of gastric juice
  • Burning in the chest
  • Return of the food eaten to the mouth
  • Weight loss
  • Bitter ‐ sour liquid coming into the mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Bloating ‐ belching
  • Chronic pharyngitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Allergic asthma
  • Tooth decay
  • Nicotine (all products containing cigarettes, cigars, tobacco)
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Fried or fatty foods
  • Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, chocolate)
  • Acidic fruits and juices
  • Peppermint foods can be a trigger, as peppermint can ease the passage of stomach acid into the esophagus by causing the muscle between the stomach and esophagus to relax.
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy and generally overweight can trigger the disease due to the application of pressure to the lid between the stomach and esophagus.
  • Stomach hernia
  • Certain medications

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Gout

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Gout

!It's highly recommended to consult a doctor for diagnosis beforehand! Better cooperate with a doctor for treatment as well!

Symptoms:

  • Severe joint pain
  • Persistent joint discomfort
  • Inflammation and redness
  • Restricted movement
  • The most important reason for gout is that the body’s uric acid production is excessive or the uric acid produced cannot be excreted by the kidneys.
  • Unhealthy eating habits, excessive alcohol consumption, sudden and severe diseases, drug treatments, joint trauma, surgical operations, kidney diseases can cause an increase in the amount of uric acid in the blood.
  • Increasing age also increases the risk of getting gout.
  • Some congenital diseases may also have an effect on the formation of gout, in which genetic factors are effective.
  • Obesity, diabetes, heart, high blood pressure, high cholesterol patients have a high risk of gout.

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Fibromyalgia

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Fibromyalgia

FM

!It's highly recommended to consult a doctor for diagnosis beforehand! Better cooperate with a doctor for treatment as well!

Symptoms:

  • Numbness in hands and feet, tingling sensations, muscle stiffness, swelling in some muscles
  • Fatigue quickly
  • Sleep problems
  • Not feeling rested despite sleeping for a long time and having trouble getting out of bed
  • Headache
  • Depressed mood
  • Worry
  • Difficulty focusing or paying attention
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Resonate in the ears
  • Lack of resistance to exercise and quick fatigue
  • What causes fibromyalgia has not been determined yet. However, after many years of research, it has been understood that some factors trigger the disease. These factors include:
  • Infections
  • Genetic factors
  • Trauma
  • Stress

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