Posts Tagged ‘gastrointestinal disorder’

JUNIPERUS COMMINUS L JUNIPER

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

JUNIPERUS COMMINUS L

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.
Warnings:
  • Drink more water when using, specially with tincture and other extract.
  • Dont use longer than 4 weeks

How to Use:

Internaly: 

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).

Externaly: 

Acne:

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

FOENICULUM VULGARE MILLER FENNEL

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

FOENICULUM VULGARE MiLLER , F. Capilleaceum Gilbert., F. Officinale

Fennel

Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

Medical use: Weak gastrointestinal disorders (includes babys gas problem), phlegm, antibacterial, menstrual pain, inreasing milk

Parts: Fruit (seed), herb

Side effect:

  • Anethol in it stimulates nerves, in high dose it can cause spasm-like effect, therefore can be dangerous by epilepsy
  • Anethol can be alergic

Drug interactions:

  • Can interact with blood thinners
  • Can effect estrogen-like and interact with hormonal drugs

Warning:

  • Not use longer than one week under 12 age

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Weak gastrointestinal disorders (includes babys gas problem), phlegm, antibacterial, menstural pain, inreasing milk:

Tea: 1,5-2g grinded fruit (seed), add 200ml boiled water, brew 5-10min, filter. 3 times a day. Dose should be reduced under 1,5g when used by children under 12, proportional to childs age

Oil: 1-2 drop mixed in water or droped on something

Wine: 30g fruit (seed), add 1lt red wine, brew 3weeks, filter. 50-100ml daily

Name Foeniculum comes from latin ‘foenum: straw’, because of its appearance.

The plant refered by Theophrast and Dioskorides with name ‘marathon’ was fennel. In traditional chinese medicine fennel is known since long time. Anglo-saxons have belived that fennel is one of the nine secret plants, given by God to his people. Also fennel is one of the absinthes content.

It is native in Mediteranean and west Asia.

It can used as food as well and is rich by nutirents, a close variety named F. Vulgare var. Azoricum is to grow as vegetable, every part of it can be eaten and used in many culture for it but not used to prepare tea.

Content: High content of anethol, besides bitter and sweet kaempferols, fenchone, pinene, lemonene, albumin, sugar, vitamin B and E. Carbohydrate, oil, protein and minerals like potassium, calsium, iron, magnesium

ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM L YARROW

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM L

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
Warnings:
  • 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:

Internaly: 

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

Acne:

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

Externaly:

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

ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM L WORMWOOD

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM L

Wormwood

Wermoud, Wermud, Absinthe

Family: Asteraceae

Medical use: Loss of appetite, indigestion, weak disorders of stomach and intestine, chron (secondary treatment), liver and gall disorders, wounds, bug bite

Parts: Herb with flower (no roots)

Side effect:
  • Asteraceae can effect alergic
  • If you have gallbladder stone, biliary obstruction, ulcer of stomach or intense, dont use
  • Dont use without a doctors consult if you have kidney problems or porfiria (an enzym disorder, which can cause sensitivity to light, therefore a basis for vampire myth)
Drug interactions:
  • Can interact with anticonvulsants
Warnings:
  • Not recommended under 18 age
  • Can effect ability of drive and machine using
  • Dont use longer than 2 weeks
  • If you have gallbladder stone, biliary obstruction, ulcer of stomach or intense, dont use

How to Use:

İnternaly:

Loss of appetite, indigestion, weak disorders of stomach and intestine, chron (secondary treatment), liver and gall disorders:

Tea: 1-1,5g grinded herb, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. Half hour before dinner, max 3g a day

Juice: Press fresh herb, 5ml, 2 times a day

Tincture (1:5, %70 ethanol): 1g, 3 times a day, half hour before dinners

Externaly:

Wounds, bug bites:

Tea(decoction): 5g grinded herb, add 1lt water, heat untill boiling, reduce heat quite low, brew 30min more on oven, filter. Apply on area with problem

Name Artemisia claimd to came from greek goddess Artemis, or wife of king Mausolus of Caria (Bodrum/Turkey), Artemisia. Its native in Asia and Europa.

Famous spirit named absinthe contains mainly anise, fennel and wormwood. Even so belived hallucinogenic effect of this alcholic drink considered to be related with wormwood, no evidence has been found by researches, that it has any hallucinogenic effect at all. Even so, thujone in this plant is an gama-aminobutyric acid (GABA: a limiter agent, which operates in neural system and brain) inhibitor and in high dose or continiously use by long period would change functions of brain. Maybe those were spirits with high content of wormwood or even another herbs with hallucinogenic effect.

Besides wormwood is a part of vermoth and some beer sorts production.

William Shakespeare has refered to plant by famous theatre game ‘Romeo and Juliette’.

There is many other Artemisia species and they dont have same contents, so they wouldnt to use instead of eachother (A. Vulgaris [common mugwort], A. Abrotanum [southernwood, lad’s love], A. Dranculus [estragon], etc.)

Content: β-pinene, α-thujone, β-thujone, sabinyl acetate, Z-epoxyocimene, chrysanthenol, chrysanthenyl acetate