Posts Tagged ‘respiratory’


Wednesday, April 7th, 2021



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)
  • Can cause allergic reactions in some people

How to Use:


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


Wednesday, April 7th, 2021


African geranium

Family: Geraniaceae

Medical use: Bronchitis, Pharyngitis (throat and lung inflamations), other respiratory infections.

Parts: Dry grinded roots

Side effects:
  • May cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems like damage of intestinal flora, also sleep problems, eruption, allergic sensibilitys.
  • Bronchitis patients can recive vomit, aglutition (swallowing difficulty), thick sight, low blood suger and other disorders.
  • Rarely causes toxicity by liver.
Drug interaction:
  • with anticoagulant agents can increase risk of bleeding.
  • Decreases effect of immunosupprresants.
  • Because of bleeding risk it doesnt recomended to use with ginkgo, ginseng, garlic, ginger, curcuma and plants with similar effect.
  • Dont use under 6 age.
  • Highly recommended of using under fully doctor control..

How to Use:


Bronchitis, Pharyngitis (throat and lung inflamations), other respiratory infections:

Over 12 age

Liquid extract (1:9, %11 ethanol): 3 Times 1.25 ml a day.

Dry extract(4-25:1, %11 ethanol): 3 Times 20mg a day.

6-12 age:

Liquid extract (1:9, %11 ethanol): 3 Times 0.8 ml a day.

Dry extract(4-25:1, %11 ethanol): 2 Times 20mg a day.

On the recommendation of his doctor, C. H. Stevens travelled in 1897 to South Africa hoping cure his tuberculosis. He returned to England taking with him roots of the South African pelargonium. He has produced a medicine from dust of roots and sold it in England and then across Europe as a cure for tuberculosis.

Content: oligomeric and polimeric proantosianidins, epigaleocatocal, galeocatocal and catocal componsits, umcalins, coumarins, gallic and fenolik acids, scopolin, scopoletin, flavonoids, fitosterols, carbonhydrates, minerals


Saturday, March 6th, 2021




Family: Compositae (south and east European Asteraceae)

Medical use: Upper respiratory tract diseases, gas and spasm in gastrointestinal system, sedative, ulcer, stomach inflammation, antiseptic, eczema, psora (psoriasis), hemorrhoid, wounds in mouth and throat

Parts: Flower

Side effect:
  • Can make hay fever worse, if you have it, be carefull against all kind of flower pollens
  • In high dose or too long using can cause dizziness, vomit or nerveous
  • Effects as weak blood thinner, if you use another drug for that, be carefull and consult a doctor first
Drug interactions:
  • Can interact with sedatives, blood thinners and aspirin (addetive)
  • Can interact with NSAID painkillers like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Consult a doctor first if you use any
  • Cures with it should take not longer than 3-4 weeks. There should be min a month period without using between cures

How to Use:


Upper respiratory tract diseases, gas and spasm in gastrointestinal system, sedative, ulcer, stomach inflammation:

Tea: 2,5g grinded flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 3 times a day

Liquid extract(1:1, %45 ethanol): 1-4ml a day


Eczema, psora (psoriasis), antiseptic:

Tea: 10g grinded flower, add 100ml boiled water, brew 15-20min and filter. Compress on problematic area

Mouth-throat clean:

Tea: 2,5g grinded flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min than filter. Gargle 5-6 times a day with it


Tea: 50g grinded flower, add 10lt boiled water, brew 10-15min, filter. Pour it in a washbowl and sit in it after it gets cold

Growns in Europa and Asia, brought to America and Australia too. Its used to treat many diseases since ancient times. Arabians have utilized it as a complete medicine in 10. century. İbn-i Sina has used it for eye-problems. Angle-saxons belive in tradition that camomile is one of the 9 secret herbs, given by God to humankind.

Clinical researches prove that this plant activates the immune-system. Camomile shortens the healing duration of infections. Wounded lizards lie down on this flowers to get better.

Content: bioaktive phenolic asids (coumarins [herniarin, umbelliferone, etc], chlorogenic and caffeic asids (phenilpropanoide), apigenin, apigenine-7-O-glukosit, luteolin and luteolin-7-O-glukosit, quercetin and rutin, naringenin, bisabolol, bisabolol oxide, aminoasids, chamuzelen, kadinen, cholin, farnesene, farnesol, geraniol, salicylic asid