Posts Tagged ‘Relaxant’

PIMPINELLA ANISUM L ANISE

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

PIMPINELLA ANISUM L

Anise

Family: Apiaceae

Medical use: Gas and phelgm remover, indigestion, light relaxant (muscular sytem), upper respiratory infections

Parts: Fruits (seeds)

Side effects:
  • Anise can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you get allergic effect from plants like asparagus, caraway, celery, coriander, cumin, fennel, etc., consult a doctor and use carefully.
  • Anason may decrease blood suger. If you have hypoglycemia (low blood suger), consult a doctor and use carefully.
Drug interaction:
  • Anethole in anise has an estrogen-like effect, it can be dangereus by people, who uses hormonal drugs, birth control pills or drugs for hormone-dependent cancers (like Tamoxifen for breast or ovarian canser)
Warnings:
  • Can cause allergic reactions in some people

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Gas and phelgm remover, indigestion, light relaxant (muscular sytem), upper respiratory infections:

Tea: 3g smashed fruits (seeds), add 150ml boiled water, brew 20min, filter. Drink one cup at morning, one at night. Reduce the dose by children under 10age to 2g, for younger than 4age 1g, for babys 0,5g.

Its dıscovered that anise cultivated before 4000 years ago already in Egypt and Mesopotamia, than spreaded to Europa. Today anise, varietys and members of same family (like fennel) are often used to treat specially gastrointestinal problems. Besides its traditionaly used by migraine, also as a disinfectant. Some records shows that anise is traditionaly used in Iran (Persia) to heal melancholy and nightmares.

It can kill eggs and larva of some sorts of mosquito.

Its proven that solutions of extract or oil, made with water and ethanol effects a little anti-bacterial. Extract mixture of celery, saffron and anise has shown significant relief by menstrual pain. Oil of anise can be effective against parasites like louse, tick, etc. The parts of plant except root can used as naphta against hawkmoth.

Anise oil is main flavour of some alcoholic drinks like Rakı (türkish), ouze (greek), etc. Oil, which stands homogene and transparent in high level alcohol solution. If water added, level of alcohol decreases and oil starts to become heterogene, goes to subside and turns to white color.

Content: trans-anethole (93.9%), estragole (2.4%). Other significant compounds are (E)-methyleugenol,, α-cuparene, α-himachalene, β-bisabolene, p-anisaldehyde, and cis-anethole

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)