Posts Tagged ‘gastrointestinal’

SANGUISORBA OFFICINALIS L GREATER BURNET

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

SANGUISORBA OFFICINALIS L

Greater Burnet

Family: Rosaceae

Medical Use: Heal and prevent bleeding, antinflammatory, gastrointestinal (stomach), wound healer

Parts: Herb, roots

Side effect:

  • No serious side effect in recommended dose. May cause some stomach problems in high dose

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Heal and prevent bleeding, antiinflamatory, gastrointestinal (stomach):

Tea(infusion): 3g fine grinded dry herb, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 5min, heat again till boiling, remove from heat than brew another 10min. Filter. Drink 2-3 times daily fresh brewd.

Juice: Juice of herb and root should be consumed fresh. 3 times a day, half türkish tea spoon

gastrointestinal (chron, cholite, diarrhea, etc):

Tea(infusion): 3g fine grinded dry herb, add 300ml water in room temperature, brew 8hours. 3 times 1/3 porsion a day.

Name of herb comes from latine ‘sanguis: blood’ and ‘sorbere: absorb’. In middle age records the herb refered to be useful against bleeding, called bibernella or pimpinella can be greater burnet. In traditional Chinese medicin it is called Di Yu and used for same aims.

Fresh herb can be crushed and used as direct wound and burnt. Young shoots can be added to salats and soup

RUBUS IDAEUS L RASPBERRY

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

RUBUS IDAEUS L

Raspberry

Family: Rosaceae

Medical use: anti-inflamatuar, loss of apetit, blood cleaner, kidney inflamations, diuretic, organise mensturation, lack of vitamin C, antiseptic, flue, fever, diabetes, gastrointestinal and cardiovasculer disorders, diet drink

Parts: Leafs and flowers, young shoots. Also fruits

Side effects:
  • No side effect expected in recommended dose.
  • Can act as an estrogen, recommended to use under a doctors control
  • Can decrease blood suger.
Drug interaction:
  • Can act as an estrogen, recommended to use under a doctors control
Warnings:
  • Nor recommended under 18 age.
  • There is a little risk of alergic reaction, if so dont use.
  • Dont drink tea of herb longer than 3 days or gargle longer than one week without consulting a doctor.

How to Use:

Internaly: 

anti-inflamatuar, loss of apetit, blood cleaner, kidney inflamations, diuretic, organise mensturation, lack of vitamin C, flue, fever, diabetes, gastrointestinal and cardiovasculer disorders, diet drink:

Tea(infusion): 1,5-8 gr fine grinded leafs, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20dk than filter. 3 times a day, fresh brewd.

Dry extract(4:1, water): 115-225mg a dose, max 4 times a day, 30 min after eating

Flue, fever:

Raspberry vinegar (Acetum ıdaeı cum Sacchoro):

1 raspberry juice: 2 wine vinegar mix. Mostly mixed 1:1 with water while drinik. 1-2 spoon a dose.

After illness and surgery:

plenty of fruits or juice

Externaly: 

antiseptic (mouth, throat):

Tea(infusion): 1,5-8 gr fine grinded leafs, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20dk than filter. 3 times a day gargle with it, fresh brewd. Vinegar also can used for gargle too.

Farming of Raspberry has started at middle age but its known due to archeological evidence of seeds that its already somehow cultivated long before that. Started to used in 16century as medicine.

Holland, Spain, France and Portugal count it in pharmacopeia.

In Skandinavien traditionaly used in pregnancy for many benefits but clinical results about that is controversial.

Vinegar mixed with raspberry is a good support for heart. Fruits and its products can used for getting better after illness and surgery.

Content: Ellagic and citric acids, vitamin C, phenolics. Anthocyanins cyanidin-3-sophoroside, cyanidin-3-(2(G)-glucosylrutinoside), cyanidin-3-glucoside, lambertianin C, trace levels of flavonols, hydroxycinnamate.
100 g raspberies contains about 40 mg calcium, 30 mg magnesium, 170 mg potassium, 25 mg vitamin C.

MENYANTHES TRIFOLIATA L BOGBEAN

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

MENYANTHES TRIFOLIATA L

Bogbean, Buckbean

Family: Menyanthaceae

Medical Use: Loss of appetite, fever, gastrointestinal (stomach, intestine), menstrual cycle .

Parts: Leafs. Some records suggest, flowers can be used together.

Side effects:
  • No serious side effect in recommended dose. Can irritate gastrointestinal tract at high dose.

Drug interaction:
  • Can interact with blood thinners (Anticoagulant).

Warnings:
  • Can be bad if having any of dysentery, colitis, diarrhea
  • Can be dangerous if there is risk of bleed.

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Muscle pain, neurotic pain, itch, irritable bowel, intestine inflammation and parasites, sedative, vomit, migraine: Tea: 10-15 piece leaf, smash lightly, add 150ml boiled water, brew 3-5min, drink hot. 2 times a day Neurotic pain, migraine: Essential oil: One spoon oil in a bowl, fullfilled with hot water. Inhale its steam. Also oil can spread between upper lip and nose to inhale

Externaly: 

Neurotic pain, migraine: Essential oil: Simply apply it on areas with pain Antiseptic: Essential oil: 2-3 drops in 100ml water, gargle and rinse with it

Name Mentha considered to came from greek ‘minytho: microbe cleaner’ or indish ‘manta: smash and rub’. Peppermint is a natural hybrid of M. aquatica (watermint) and M. spicata (spearmint, common mint).

Even other varieties have been used to medical purpose, today only M. Piperita and M haplocalyx distinguis as medicine. Peppermint has spread today to all regions of world.

In ancient Egypt some drawings similar to mint have been found, also in some pyramids dry leaf itself, dated to 1000bc. Book named Tang Bencao proves that allready in 7. century in Chine mint has been used to treatments. Also ancient Greek resources refer to the plant as medicine. At 15. century it has begann to grown by English society.

Dry leafs wouldnt effect same way, because they are losing their essential oil by drying period.

Content: Menthol (mostly), menthon (less), menthil acetate, menthofuran, trepenoids, flavonoids (kaempferol, hesperidin, eriocitrin, tannen, resin

MELISSA OFFICINALIS L LEMON BALM

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

MELISSA OFFICINALIS L

Lemon Balm

Melissa, Balm Mint, Balm

Family: Labiatae

Medical use: Relaxant, sedative, insomnia, weak stomach disorders, stomachache, headache, amnesia (forgetfulness), depression, herpes

Parts: Leaf

Side effect:

  • No side effect by suggested dose
  • Can effect function of thyroid, if you have thyroid problem, consult a doctor
  • Can affect blood suger, patients with diabetes should use under doctors control
  • Can cause a little doziness (sleepy)

Drug interactions:

  • Can interact with sedatives and cause doziness

Warnings:

  • ATTENTION: Dont cofuse with Aloysia citriodora (Lemon Verbena, Lemon Beebrush), Nepeta cataria (Catnip), Sideritis species (Ironwort, Mountain Tea) or Cymbopogon (Lemongrass)
  • Not recommended under 12 age
  • Dont use longer than 2 weeks without consult a doctor

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Relaxant, sedative, insomnia, weak stomach disorders, stomachache, headache, amnesia: Leaf: 0,4g, 2-3 times a day Tea: 2-4g grinded leafs, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 2-3 times a day Liquid extract (1:1, %50 ethanol): 2-4ml, 2-3 times a day Tincture (1:5, %50 ethanol): 2-6ml, 2-3 times a day Depression: Tea: 6g leaf, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 1-2 times a day, one hour before dinners

Externaly

Herpes: Pomad: Pomad with %1 extract, apply on herpes area

It is native in eastern Mediterranian but allready spread to every continent.

Oldest records about medical use points at least before 2000 years.

The origin of name considered to came from greek word ‘melis: honey’, due to that, melissa means honey bee, but ancient Greeks have called some other species with same name, which attract honey bees (probably same reason cause that in modern literature some other plants are named as melissa, they shouldnt confuse with another)

Serapion, Dioskorides, Pilinius, İbni Sina have claimd that this plant can treat mental disorders and melancholy. Sister Hildegard of Bingen (her name refered as first person who has used hops in beer) has also used it for some disorders like headache, dizziness, rheumatism and a female disorders.

It is common as flavour by tea reciepes, desserts, foods and ice cream.

It should kept in side that fresh leafs are twice strong (per leaf) than dried leaf (in 6 months the content of leaf reduces by half).

Content: Eugenol, monotrepene, tritrepene, citronellal, citrol, citral b, flavonoids, α-humunele, oleonic, ursolic, rosmarinic, caffeic and chlorogenic acides, thymol, trace level harmine (MAO-A inhibitor)

Stomach Disorders

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Herbal Recipes for stomach disorders

!It's highly recommended to consult a doctor for diagnosis beforehand! Better cooperate with a doctor for treatment as well!

Click to see recipe for your medical problem

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.