Posts Tagged ‘acne’


Wednesday, April 7th, 2021


Blackthorne, Sloe

Family: Rosaceae

Medical use: General stimulant, diuretic, sudorific, acne, dysentery, loss of apetite

Parts: Flowers, fruits, leafs and barks

  • No side effect reported in recommended dose
  • It shouldent be confused with Prunus Africana

How to Use:



5g of flowers, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. One cup at morning and night.

General stimulant, diuretic, sudorific, loss of apetite:

3g of flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 5min. Filter. Drink 30min before lunch. Also at breakfeast a small porsion of its marmelade can be eaten or a little cup of its wine.


50g seedless fruit and 10g leaf, flower (or bark) mix, let rest in 1lt red wein for a couple hours, than boil for 5min, filter. Start with 3 cups a day, reduce amount daily, use for a couple weeks

Naturaly growns in Europe, Asia and North America. In south european ancient civilizations (Romans, Greeks) its been used medicaly.

Fruits are to be use by wine and liqueur production.

Content: Flavonoids (Quercetin, Kaempferol, Binofuranoside), anthocyanins and phenolic acids, nutrients like vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B9 (folic acid), vitamin C and vitamin E, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur and magnesium


Sunday, February 28th, 2021


Juniper, Juniper Tree

Familya: Cupressaceae

Medical Use: Infection (urinariy system), gastrointestinal (stomach, gas), acne

Parts: Dry grinded fruits, young shoots

Side effects:
  • Dont use longer than 4 weeks.
  • Using for long time or in high dose can cause serious problems by kidneys and urinary system.
  • Dont use if you have any kidney disorder.
  • Only use under complete doctor control if you have diabetes (and variety) or low level of potassium.
Drug interaction:
  • Diuretic and diabetic drugs. Causes loss of water.
  • Drink more water when using, specially with tincture and other extract.
  • Dont use longer than 4 weeks

How to Use:


gastrointestinal (stomach, gas):

Tea(infusion): 2-3g fine grinded dry fruit, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 15-20min, than filter. Drink 2-3 times daily fresh brewd.

Tinctur(1:5, %45 etanol): 3 times a day, 1-2 ml every dose.

Infection (urinariy system):

Grind fruit fine. Start with swilling down five fruits, increase amount every day by one till 15. Than decrease same way till 5 (21days).



Shiver 25g young shoots of tree. Boil 15min. Swab skinn twice a day with it.

The first record of using it is dated to 1550bc. Also an ancient Egypten text speaks of it as teniafuge medicine and a seramonial incense. Refered to Kreober, the name juniperus comes from latin ‘junior: young’ and ‘pario:giving birth/blue?’, because young fruits keeps growing when old ones still on tree.

Its used for long years to produce Gin and other alcoholic drinks.

Might be used by a couple of Native American communitys as a nutrition resource.

Belived in some communitys to be a talisman against bad force.

Content: α-cadinol, α-pinene, β-myrcene, α-humulene, epi-α-bisabolol, germacrene D , spathulenol and germacrene B


Sunday, February 28th, 2021


St. John’s Wort

Family: Hypericaceae

Medical Use: Sedative (calmant), stress, acne, arthritis, headache

Parts: Herb (no root)

Side effects:

  • Can cause mania, dont use if you have hyperactivity or manic-depressive disprders
  • Can strenghten reasons of infertility, if you have it, dont use. Can effect sperma and ovary negatively by high dose
  • Can increase symptoms of Alzheimer and dementia
  • Can make depression of moderate or high degree worse
  • Can catalys psychosis by schizophrenia
  • Can make constellation of heart disorder worse, consult a doctor
  • Can damage heart by anesthesia, if you will have an operation (surgery) stop using it before 6 months
  • When used on skin (externaly) causes sensitivity to sunlight, dont go out if used externaly
  • Some content acts as MAOI (blocks monoamine oxidase enzymes), can be dangerous, specially when used alcohol or protein rich nutrients. Can change chemical order of brain in high dose (makes them accumulate over)
  • Can cause hypertension with tyramin containing foods and drinks (cheese, wine, etc.)
  • Decreases ciclosporin plasma in blood and cause transpalnt rejection. Dont use if you had organ or tissue transplantation, also when you got AIDS
  • Can effect toxic livestocks (cattle, goat, etc.)
  • Can cause hair loss

Drug interactions:

  • Antidepressants, sedatives, triptans (tryptamine), blood thinners, asthma, AIDS, cancer and heart disease drugs and many others. If you use any drug continuously, dont use this plant
  • Dont use with alcohol or food supplements (specially protein)


  • Not use under 18 age
  • Not use longer than 5 weeks
  • ATTENTION: Dont use without doctors consult and control

How to Use:


Sedative (calmant), stress, headache: Tea: 2-4g grinded herb, add 150ml boiled water, brew15-20min, 3 times a day Dry extract (3-6:1,%80 ethanol): Max 900mg a day Tincture (1:10, %45 ethanol): 2-4ml, 3 times a day


Acne: Steam: 30g fresh flower, add 1 liter boiled water, brew 5min. Bath your face with steam 10min long. 2 times a week. Besides it would effect sedative because of inhale it. Dont go out in next 1-2 hours (specially under sun)

Roots of the name Hypericum isnt known but it comes from its ancient greek name ‘hyperikon’, which is used by Hippokrates and Dioskorides. Perforatum means preforate, because of perforated look of leaf when insolate.

The english name St. John’s Wort is probably choosen, because flowers of plant bloom close by the St. John’s day (24. July).

Roman military doctor Proscurides in first century is known as used plant for treatment. In middleage its believed that St. John’s Wort protects against evil forces.

Native in Asia and Europa, but allready has growed in other continents.

Can be poisonous for livestocks (cattle, goat, etc).

Content: Flavonoids (quercitrin, quercitin: MAOI), hypericin, hyperforin, rutin, biapigenin, amentoflavone, tannen


Thursday, February 25th, 2021


Common Yarrow

Family: Compositae (Asteraceae)

Medical use: Loss of appetite, weak gastrointestinal disorders, liver and gallbladder disorders, menstrual pain, acne, scotch (superficial wound)

Parts: Herb with flower (no root)

Side effect:
  • Asteraceae can effect alergic
  • Can slower blood clotting, may be dangerous by bleeding
Drug interactions:
  • Can interact with blood thinners, blood clotting slowers, consult a doctor
  • Can change accumulation ratio of Lithium in body and cause serious side effects, dont use together
  • Can increase effect of sedatives
  • Dont use under 12 age
  • Some content can effect alergic
  • Asteraceae can effect alergic
  • ATTENTION: Dont confuse with poisonous Hemlock (Conium Maculatum)

How to Use:


Loss of appetite, weak gastrointestinal disorders, liver and gallbladder disorders:

Tea: 3-4g grinded herb with flower, add 250ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 3-4 times a day.

Juice: Press herb, 2 spoons a day

Tincture (1:5, %45 ethanol): 3-4ml, 3 times a day


Tea: 10g herb with flower, add 500ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. 3 times a day, better with empty stomach

Mestrual pain:

Tea: 1-2g grinded herb with flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 3 times a day


scotch (superficial wound):

Tea: 3-4g grinded herb with flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. Apply on wound after it get cold

Name Achillea comes from name of famous mythological warior Achilleus, because Homeros says that Aphrodite has told Achilleus to use this plant to heal his wound, after he got hit on his heel with arrow (by Paris). English name yarrow derived from saxon and old-german words gearwe/garawa/geruwe, which mean compotent, able, well, treat, etc.

In traditional indian medicine its known and used since long time. In chinese culture yarrow considered to bring luck. Also native Americans have generally used it to treat every kind of diseases.

Especially in 16. century yarrow became more of an issue. Besides in Skandinavien it has used by beer making instead of hops and it was a part of some gruit (herbal mixtures to make beer, ganarally before hops growed in Europa) reciepes.

It can also used to make salats with dandelion and nettle, to clean blood. Besides it is used as spice and animal food and medicine, a pigment (colorant) recource.

Native in Europa and west Asia but allready spread allover the world.

Content: Proazulenes (chamazulene ve δ-cadinol [delta cadinol], shamuzelene), bornoel, pinene, sabinene, camphor, artemsiaketone, cineole, inulin, asparagine, albumin