Posts Tagged ‘aphtha’


Thursday, April 8th, 2021


(European) Goldenrod, Woundwort

Family: Asteraceae

Medical use: İnflamation by uriner system, diuretic, protective against uriner and kidney diseases, albuminuria (removing albumin protein in ure as an kidney problem), anuria and oliguria (lack of ure), cystitis, aphtha, eczema

Parts: Herb, execpt root

Side effect:

  • No side effect in recommended dose. Rarely can cause some alergic effects.

Drug interactions:

  • Can cause too much loss of water when used with diuretic drugs


  • Not use under 12 age
  • Asteraceae sorts can be alergic
  • If any oedema due to heart or kidney disease, dont use.

How to Use:


İnflamation by uriner system, diuretic, protective against uriner and kidney diseases, cystitis:

Tea: 3-4g grinded herb, add 150 ml boiled water, brew 10-15min, filter. Max 4 times a day.

Tea: 2 turkish tea spoon of herb, add 200ml water, heat untill boiling, brew 2-3min and filter. 3 times a day.

Powder of dry leaf and flower: 6-12g a day, splited in 3 portion

Tincture (1:5, %45 ethanol): 0,5-2ml a day, spileted in 3 portion

Eczema, albuminuria:

8g grinded dry herb, add 200ml water, boil 5min than brew 10min, filter. 2 times a day.

anuria and oliguria:

6 turkish tea spoon of grinded dry herb, add 400ml of water in room temperature. Let brew 8hours. Split in 2-3 and get through in one day. Should be prepared by night for next day.



25g grinded dry herb, add 500ml water, boil 10min, let brew 8-10hours, filter. Gargle with it, prepare daily

Word ‘virga’ means in latin ‘wand’, and ‘aureus’ means golden.

Kazakh’s are using traditionaly its tea to treat pain by kidneys and seeds of some varietys of plant have been used by native Americans as antivenom by snake bites.

Its known as the reason of an over-alergic reaction by pollenation time but its probably derived from pollens of Ambrosia sp, which release its pollens at same time of year; because the pollens of goldenrod dont spread with wind they too heavy and sticky to fly, they are moving with bugs..

Its considered traditional as a symbol of good luck and fortune

Content: phenolic compounds are considered to be most valuable. Flavonoids (hyperoside, rutin, and astragalin), polyphenolic acids (rosmarinic and chlorogenic). Rutin was the main compound in the flavonoid fraction. rosmarinic acid was higher than the content of chlorogenic acid


Sunday, February 28th, 2021


Licorice, Licuorice

Family: Papilionaceae

Medical use: Phlegm and ure remover, general stimulant, blood cleaner, respiratory problems, angina, asthma, cough, protective against bronchitis, aphtha

Parts: Root (with or without bark)

Side effect:
  • Rarely can cause dizziness, headache, tiredness and lack of water.
  • Glycyrrhizinic acid in it can increase blood pressure in high dose.
  • Not recommended by heart diseases, because of reducing water in body
  • Can act estorogene-like, therefore can cause lack of sexual drive by males. Also same reason makes it dangerous for womans with breast, uterine or ovarian canser
  • Can decrease level of potassium in blood, can cause problems by nerves and muscles
Drug interactions:
  • Can decrease effect of blood thinners like Coumadin
  • Can decrease level of potassium in blood, therefore using with drugs like Edecrin (also decreases potassium level) can be dangerous and increase side effects of Digoxin (Lanoxin)
  • Drugs, changed by liver, like ketamine (Ketalar), phenobarbital, orphenadrine (Norflex), secobarbital (Seconal), dexamethasone (Decadron), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Voltaren), fluvastatin (Lescol), glipizide (Glucotrol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), phenytoin (Dilantin), piroxicam (Feldene), tamoxifen (Nolvadex), tolbutamide (Tolinase), torsemide (Demadex), etc, can interact with it
  • It effects stronger by females
  • Dont use longer than 2 weeks

How to Use:


phlegm and ure remover, general stimulant, blood cleaner, respiratory problems, asthma, cough, protective against bronchitis

Tea: 1 turkish tea spoon grinded root, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. 2-3 times a day.

Soft extract (3:1, water): 1,5g a dose, 3 times a day

Licorice honey: Fine grinded roots should boiled in water, after water exhausts the rest called as licorice honey. Take 0,5-1g a day


Tea: 10g grinded root, add 450ml water, boil until water goes down to half, filter. Drink slowly once a day. Max 3 days


Tea: 20g grinded root, add 500ml water in room temperature, brew 10-12hours, filter. Drink as three parts in a day


Tea: 50g grinded root, add 1lt water, boil 5min, remove from heat, let brew 8-10hours, filter. Drink slowly in one day.

Tea: 15g grinded root, add 400ml water, boil until water goes down to half, filter. 2 times a day.



Tea: 50g grinded root, add 250ml water, boil 5min, filter. Rinse your mouth 4 times a day with it, not too long.

Its name considered to come from ‘glyks: sweet’ and ‘rhiza: root’. It originates in China and Russia, but growns in Europa, eastern Mediterranean and Anatolia.

By some ancient Egyptian papyrus, dated about 3000bc, has many medical reciepes includes licorice. It has a important place in chinese and mongolian traditional medicine.

Traditionaly a sherbet (sweet drink) produced from licorice is a beloved summer drink in southern provinces. It is the main taste in Cola. Its used to flavour foods and sweets.

Content: Glycyrrhizin (acts saponin-like) is the main component, anethole, tannen, starch (polysaccaride), aspargine, isoflavene glabrene and isoflavene glabridin