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HYPERICUM PERFORATUM L ST JOHNS WORT

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

HYPERICUM PERFORATUM L, H. Officinarum Crantz

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)

Warnings:

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

How to Use:

Internaly: 

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

Externaly: 

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

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