Posts Tagged ‘general stimulant’

PRUNUS SPINOSA L BLACKTHORN

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

PRUNUS SPINOSA L

Blackthorne, Sloe

Family: Rosaceae

Medical use: General stimulant, diuretic, sudorific, acne, dysentery, loss of apetite

Parts: Flowers, fruits, leafs and barks

  • No side effect reported in recommended dose
  • It shouldent be confused with Prunus Africana

How to Use:

Internaly:

Acne:

5g of flowers, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min, filter. One cup at morning and night.

General stimulant, diuretic, sudorific, loss of apetite:

3g of flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 5min. Filter. Drink 30min before lunch. Also at breakfeast a small porsion of its marmelade can be eaten or a little cup of its wine.

Dysentery:

50g seedless fruit and 10g leaf, flower (or bark) mix, let rest in 1lt red wein for a couple hours, than boil for 5min, filter. Start with 3 cups a day, reduce amount daily, use for a couple weeks

Naturaly growns in Europe, Asia and North America. In south european ancient civilizations (Romans, Greeks) its been used medicaly.

Fruits are to be use by wine and liqueur production.

Content: Flavonoids (Quercetin, Kaempferol, Binofuranoside), anthocyanins and phenolic acids, nutrients like vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B9 (folic acid), vitamin C and vitamin E, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur and magnesium

GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA L LICORICE

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA L

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
Warning:
  • It effects stronger by females
  • Dont use longer than 2 weeks

How to Use:

Internaly:

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

Angina:

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

Cough:

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

Ulcer:

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.

Externaly:

Aphtha:

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