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INULA HELENIUM L ELECAMPANE

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

INULA HELENIUM L

Elecampane

Horseheal, Elfdock

Family: Asteraceae

Medical use: General sitimulant, sedative, remover, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, light kidney disorders, skin rash (exanthema), anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, wormer (kills intestine worms)

Parts: Roots and rhizome, leaf

Side effect:
  • Asteraceae can cause alergic reaction for some people
  • Can cause skin rash by some people
  • Causes poisining symptoms like diarrhea, vomit, spasm, etc in high dose. Even if some treatments in high dose and short duration (like 2 days), it isnt recommended because of toxicity
  • Can interact with blood preasure and suger, use carefully
Drug interactions:
  • Effects kind of sedative and somnolent (sleepy), if you use any sedative, antidepressant drugs or sleeping pills, consult a doctor.
Warnings:
  • ATTENTION: dont confuse with sorts of Aristolochia (birthwort, pipevine, Dutchman’s pipe: it has a traditional use in chines medicine but aristolichic acid in it shows high toxicity, can damage kidneys and cause canser)

How to Use:

Internaly: 

General sitimulant, sedative, remover, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, light kidney disorders, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, wormer (kills intestine worms):

Tea: 2g grinded root, add 150ml boiled water, brew 5min, filter. Max 4g a day

Tea: 0,5-1g grinded root, add 150ml of boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. Max 1g a day.

Skin rash:

30-40g dusted root, add 500ml water, boil untill water goes down to half. 1 spoon, 2-4 times a day. Can be sweetend with honey.

General sitimulant, sedative, remover, protective for0 respiratory and gastrointestinal system:

Wine: Put 50-60g of fine grinded root into 1lt good wine. Let brew 8-10days, filter. Can be sweetend with honey or sirup. 1/3 cup before eat

Externaly: 

Skin rash:

Tea: 25g grinded root, add 250ml water, boil 10min. Spread 2 times a day on skin

Name ‘Helenium’ comes from ‘helios: sun’ or name of Helen of Troy. This plant is secret for Celt culture, its a part of symbolism, in which elfs and fairys an important part are. Some Absinthe reciepes inculedes elecampane, besides wormwood.

It growns in euroasian warm areas naturally, but its growed in America too.

Wine with elecampane is used in old ages to heal every kind of illness. Alantolactone in roots has been isolated as wormer in Europa.

Contet: kaempherol (helenin), alntolactone (wormer terpene), (polysaccaride) inülin, phenolic asids (caffeic, chlorogenic, dicaffeoyl quinic, hydroxibenzoic), flavonoids (epicatechin, catechin gallate, ferulic acid-4-O-glucoside, dihydroquercetin pentosyl rutinoside, kaempherol-7-O-dipentoside, quercetin-3-O-β-glucopyranoside), fructose, pectine, resine.

HELICHRYSUM ARENARIUM EVERLASTING FLOWER

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

HELICHRYSUM ARENARIUM, H. plicatum (gnaphalium)

Everlasting Flower

(Sandy, common) everlasting flower, Immortelle

Family: Asteraceae

Medical use: anti-inflammatory, apetite-stimulant, gall and ure remover, arthritis, gout (podagra), inflammation by gall bladder, oedema, rheumatism, hemorrhoid

Parts: Buds of flowers

Side effect:

  • No side effect by low dose. But if you have a blockage by biliary tract or gallbladder stone, dont use.

Drug interactions:

  • No interaction reported as far.

Warnings:

  • Asteraceae members can be alergic for some persons
  • If you have a blockage by biliary tract or gallbladder stone, dont use
  • Dont use longer than two weeks

How to Use:

Internaly: 

anti-inflammatory, apetite-stimulant, gall and ure remover, arthritis, gout (podagra), inflammation by gall bladder, oedema, rheumatism:

Tea: 1,5g flower bud, add 150ml water in room temperature, let brew 8hours, filter. 2-3 times a day (can prepared at once and spilited in doses)

Tea: 1,5g flower or bud, add 150ml boiled water, brew 5min and filter. 2-3 times a day, fresh brewd.

Tea(decoction): 1,5 g grinded flower or bud, add 150ml of water, heat until boiling, reduce heat thoroughly, keep boiling 30min more in low temperature, filter. 2-3 times a day, fresh brewd, 30min before eating.

Tea: 3g flower or bud, add 150 ml boiled water, brew 15min, filter. 2-3 times a day, fresh brewd, 30min before eating.

Externaly:

Hemorrhoid:

Tea(decoction): 1,5 g grinded flower or bud, add 150ml of water, heat until boiling, reduce heat thoroughly, keep boiling 30min more in low temperature, filter. Wash hemorrhoid area with fresh prepared tea, 3-4 times a day.

The name helichrysum comes fraom latin helisso (spinn, roll up) and chrysos (gold, golden). The name of variety, arenarium means sand, because of it growns better in sandy ground. Also its called in some records with another name, which is gnaphalium.

Its native all around the mediterranian.

First writings about medical use of everlasting flower is to be find by book named Materi Medica, which has written by Dioscorides in 40-90ac. In that book its considered a drug to treat kidneys, liver, sciatica and hernia. Some other resources tells that it is a good tadalafil (booster for sexuall ability).

Everlasting flower is a rich pigment resource, it can used to coloring cloth.

A tincture named Essentia Stoechados Citrinae, produced from everlasting flower, was used commonly by 1600-1700ac.

Content: Flowers are the rich source of phenolic compounds including flavonoids, chalcones, phenolic acids, phthalides, coumarins, and pyrones, sterols (β-sitosterol, β-sitosterol-glucoside, stigmasterol, and stigmasterol-glucoside), kaempferol-3-glycoside, naringenin-5-glycoside and apigenin, arenarine