Posts Tagged ‘Loss of appetite’

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

HUMULUS LUPULUS L HOPS

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

HUMULUS LUPULUS L

Hops

Family: Cannabaceae

Medical use: Psychological disorders (stress based), bad temper, sedative, loss of appetite, insomnia, circulatory disorders, high/love blood pressure

Parts: Flower buds, leaf (rare)

Side effect:

  • No side effect in suggested dose and ways. But its seen by some people who works by harvest of hops, some effects like headache, doziness (beeing sleepy), dermatologic problems, also early mensturation by womans (estorogen)
  • Can cause dizziness and stomach disordes by high dose
  • Can cause doziness
  • By patients of diabetes type-II can increase sensitivity of insulin, decrease blood suger

Drug interactions:

  • İnteracts with sedatives and alcohol, increases effect, can make to much doziness (sleepy)

Warnings:

  • Acts like estrogen, if you have hormonal sensitivity, consult a doctor
  • Dont drive or use dangerous machines
  • Not recommended for children under 12 age

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Psychological disorders (stress based), bad temper, sedative, lack of appetite:

Grinded (dusted) flower: 400mg, 2 times a day. 200mg under 18 age

Tea: 0,5g grinded flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 3-4 times a day

Liquid extract (1:1, %45 ethanol): 0,5-2ml, 3 times a day

Dry extract (4:1, %50 ethanol): 125mg, 3 times a day

Tincture (1:4, %50 ethanol): 1-2ml, 3 times a day

Loss of apetite:

Tea: 3g flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 8-10min, filter. Drink between dinners

Wine: 50g flower, add 1lt white wine on it, let brew 10 days, filter. Drink between dinners 40-50ml

Insomnia:

Grinded (dusted) flower: 1-2g, one hour before going to sleep

Tea: 0,5-1g grinded flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. One hour before going to sleep

Dry extract (4:1): 125-250mg, one hour before going to sleep

circulatory disorders, high/love blood pressure:

Tea: 10g grinded flower, add 150ml water in room temperature, brew 8hours, filter. Heat a little before drink. 3-4 times a day

It is considered that name humulus comes from proto-persian ‘hauma-arayka’ (Osetia in Caucasian) and spread from there to middle German (hoppe, became hopfen).

It growns in west Asia, Europa and north America.

Due to folkloric belife in Germany, first added in beer to surpress over sexual-desire by mans (maybe because of estrogen-like effect caused that belief), even by King Gambrius itself (a legendary figure, which based on an ancient German King, named Gampar, lived at BC 15.century, also on the other hand includes characteristics of John the Fearless [AC 12. century] and John I the duke of Brabant [AC 11. century]). But first real record of using hops in beer brewery dated to 9. century, claims that a sister named Hildegard, lived in monastery by Bingen-Germany), was the first one who used it in beer.

It shows an anti-baterial effect, one of the reasons, why it is used to added to beer. Also it has proved that hops can kill bacillius bacteria.

Young shoots of plant can be eaten.

Content: humulone, lupulone, choline, myrcene, kolin, tanen, mirsen, methil buthenol (sedative), xanthohumol (estrogenic)

CENTAURİUM ERYTHRAEA RAFN RED GENTIAN

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

CENTAURİUM ERYTHRAEA RAFN (C. umbellatum, Chironieae), Erythrarea Centaurium Pers.

Red Gentian

Red Centaury, Common Centaury, Feverfoullie

Family: Gentianaceae

Medical use: Fever, after disease, stress, diarrhea, loss of appetite, wound

Part: Herb with flower, root

Side effect:
  • No side effect in suggested dose reported. No sufficient info, consult a doctor
Drug interactions:
  • No interactions reported. No sufficient info, consult a doctor

How to Use:

Internaly:

Fever, after disease, stress, diarrhea, loss of appetite:

Tea: 1g grinded herb with flower, add 150ml water in room temperature, brew 8hours, filter. 2 times a day, half hour before dinners. Dont add any sweetening

Tea: 3g grinded herb with flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 10min than filter. 2 times a day, half hour before dinners. Dont add any sweetening

After disease:

Wine: 60g herb with flower should brewd in a liter of wine for 6 days, than filtered. 100ml, 2 times a day

Externaly:

Wound:

Herb: Herb with flower, press and smash fine. Bandage it on wound

Name Centaurium comes from mythological creature, man-horse (centaur). It is called also Chironieae too, refered to master herbal healer Chiron. The specification of this strain Erythraea points its red flowers (greek ‘red’). Romans have named it as felis terrae.

Native for many regions of world.

Content: Amarogentin, gentiopicrin, stearin, sugar, palmitic acit, ceryl alkol, phytosterol, magnesium, potasium, resine

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