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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)

MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA L CHAMOMILE

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA L

Chamomile

Camomile

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
Warnings:
  • 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:

Internaly: 

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

Externaly: 

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

Hemorrhoid:

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

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