Posts Tagged ‘throat’


Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

MENTHA PIPERITA L, M. haplocalyx


Family: Labiatae (Lamiaceae)

Medical use: Muscle pain, neurotic pain, itch, irritable bowel, intestine inflammation and parasites, antiseptic (mouth, throat), sedative, vomit, migraine

Parts: Fresh leaf, oil

Side effects:
  • No side effect by suggested dose and duration
  • Dont use pure mint in long period, it can effect heart negatively. Take a 5 days break when used 5 days. If you should use it longer, prefer to make proper mix to balance it (like fennel)
  • Patients with heart problems should consult a doctor first
  • Can cause muscle irritation, heartburn (depending upon increasing acidity in stomach), inflammation in stomach and intestine, if used in high dose or long duration
Drug interaction:
  • Can extend remove duration of Cyclosporine from body and increase side effects of it
  • Can interact with antifunghal and antibacterial drugs, consult a doctor
  • Can interact with drugs, which changed by liver, consult a doctor

How to Use:


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


Neurotic pain, migraine:

Essential oil: Simply apply it on areas with pain


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


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


Sunday, February 28th, 2021



Red Sorrel, Roselle

Family: Malvaceae

Medical use: Respiratory system (throat, lungs), cold, imune system, diuretic, loss of apetit

Parts: Flower

Side effects:
  • No side effect expected in low dose.
Drug interactions:
  • Hibiscus may interfere with the effectiveness of some anti-malaria drugs. It can also interact with diabetes and high blood pressure drugs.

How to Use:


Respiratory system (throat, lungs), cold, imune system, diuretic, loss of apetit

Tea(infusion): 1,5g fine grinded dry flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 15-20min, than filter. Drink 1-3 times daily fresh brewd.

A close variety, H.Esculentes is the most growed for it fruit, named okra/gombo/lady-finger. Its proven that hibiscus farmed in Egypt by 12. Dynasty.

In Ottoman Empire a guild named ‘bamya (hibiscus fruit) ocağı’ has served as generaly farmers for palace.

Good resource for protocatechuic acid, so it is a potential antioxide and antitumor. The flavonoids in it can act as weak antidepressant and sedative. Can help by reducing bad cholosterol or organize blood suger. Also it can used to flavor another tea.

In mostly tropic afrikan regions red parts of the flowers is used to make a drink and marmelade.

Content: Hibiscus is rich in organic acids including citric, malic, tartaric and allo-hydroxycitric acids. The plant is known for having beta carotene, protein, vitamin C and total sugar. Its having various medically useful material called photochemical, is known for its nutritional and medicinal properties