Posts Tagged ‘wound’

SANGUISORBA OFFICINALIS L GREATER BURNET

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

SANGUISORBA OFFICINALIS L

Greater Burnet

Family: Rosaceae

Medical Use: Heal and prevent bleeding, antinflammatory, gastrointestinal (stomach), wound healer

Parts: Herb, roots

Side effect:

  • No serious side effect in recommended dose. May cause some stomach problems in high dose

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Heal and prevent bleeding, antiinflamatory, gastrointestinal (stomach):

Tea(infusion): 3g fine grinded dry herb, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 5min, heat again till boiling, remove from heat than brew another 10min. Filter. Drink 2-3 times daily fresh brewd.

Juice: Juice of herb and root should be consumed fresh. 3 times a day, half türkish tea spoon

gastrointestinal (chron, cholite, diarrhea, etc):

Tea(infusion): 3g fine grinded dry herb, add 300ml water in room temperature, brew 8hours. 3 times 1/3 porsion a day.

Name of herb comes from latine ‘sanguis: blood’ and ‘sorbere: absorb’. In middle age records the herb refered to be useful against bleeding, called bibernella or pimpinella can be greater burnet. In traditional Chinese medicin it is called Di Yu and used for same aims.

Fresh herb can be crushed and used as direct wound and burnt. Young shoots can be added to salats and soup

SALVIA OFFICINALIS L SAGE

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

SALVIA OFFICINALIS L

Medical Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Medical Use: antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, antifebrile (decrease fever), gas reliefer, general stimulant, hiperhidrozis (against over sudation), emphysema, wound healer

Parts: Leafs and buds of flower

Side effect:

  • No serious side effect in recommended dose.
  • If boiled or infused too long, can be effect toxic.
  • Can decrease blood presure.

Drug interaction:

  • Can decrease the effectiveness of medications used to prevent seizures.
  • Can make downsiness, interact with antidepressants, sedatives.
  • Can decrase blood suger, interact with diabetes drugs.

Warnings:

  • Dont take more than 6mg Thujone in one day, it is neurotoxic. Dont use over stated amount or infuse/boil over.
  • Can decrase bloodpresure.

How to Use:

Internaly: 

antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, antifebrile (decrease fever), gastrointestinal (gas reliefer), general stimulant:

Tea(infusion): 1 turkish tea spoon fine grinded herb, dry or fresh, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 10-15min, than filter. Drink 2-3 times daily fresh brewd.

general stimulant:

Wein liqueur: Put 100g of herb into a litre of good wine. Let rest for 10 days and filter. Use preventative or healer in small dose.

Emphysema:

Tea(infusion): 5g fine grinded dry herb, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 10-15min, than filter. Drink 2-3 times daily fresh brewd.

Externaly: 

antibacterial, antiseptic, wound healer:

Tea(infusion): 2-3 turkish tea spoon fine grinded herb, dry or fresh, add 150ml boiled water, brew for 10-15min, than filter. Aplly wounded area or gargle fresh brewd.

Tincture(1:10, %70 ethanol): Put 5-10ml tincture in 100ml water and gargle or aplly wounded area

The term ‘salvia’ comes from latine word ‘salvare’, which means healing.

It growns in south and west Europa. But the variate, named Salvia Triloba L. growns in Anatolia, can be used for similar aims. The content is similar, execpt ‘salvin’ which operates on RNA synthesis of Virus, cant be found in S. Tiloba L.

The history of use can be tracked to 2000bc. It is known that the ancient Egyptens have used it by pregnancy.

An old expression about importance of this herb, which should have been expressed at Salerno School, asks: “Why a person with Salvia in his garden would die at all?” and answers: “There is no answer to death in a garden!”

Content: Essential oil (etheric), thujone(toxic)(salviol, salvia), kaempferol, borneol, cineole, triterpene, tannen %5, flavonoids, protein, potassium

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

ALOE VERA BURN PLANT

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

ALOE VERA

Burn plant

Family: Xanthorrhoceaceae

Medical use: Constipation, wounds and burnt, tinea pedis (fungi / fungus on foot)

Parts: Juice extract of outer layer of leafs. Gel of inner part of leafs

Side Effect:

  • It can damage kidneys and other organs in high dose.
  • Can cause alergic reaction by some persons.
  • It asserted that 8g of plant can be deadly.
  • If you have genital bleeding or bleeding hemorrhoid dont ever use without consulting a doctor

Drug interactions:

  • Accumulating contents of aloe vera can distort the balance of water and minerals in kidney. It blocks absorbation of drugs for kidney disorders.
  • Heart glycosides, anti-arrhythmia drugs, diuretics.
  • Licorice (roots).

Warnings:

  • Not use under 12 age.
  • Not use longer than one week to threat constipation, only use when other precautions dont work.
  • Not suitable for use of patience, which have intestine or kidney illness.

How to use:

Internaly: 

Constipation:

Juice extract of outer layer of leaf(2:1, water): Extract, which contains %30 Hydroxyanthracene, once a day, before sleep, max 100mg. Smallest dose that works should be arranged.

Externaly:

Wounds, burns, wounds with inflamation:

Gel of inner part of leaf: Pomade, contains aloe vera gel should be used.

Also water, aloe vera juice mixture (200ml:10ml) can used to clean inflamation by wound. Bandages can be moisted with pure aloe vera juice-gel can to treat wounds faster, change your bandage twice a day.

tinea pedis (foot fungi):

Mix 20ml of aloe vera juice with 1lt of hot water, keep foots 10min in it. Than wash foots strongly with same water, than towel. Also pure juise should spread on itching areas.

In Egypt some 6000 years old aloe vera drawings are found. First record of medical use of plant dated 2000bc due to archeological evidences.

Seminole tribe of native Americans named it as elixir of life/youth and some medicine recipes with aloe vera of Mayan culture are still used. Armys of past have taken this plant along to war, because of its wound healing qualities.

Considered that aloe vera originates to south Africa or Arabian Peninsula but it growns in America, India, Anatolia, Canary Islands in wild.

Altough results of clinical researches are controversial about it, it can help by treatments of symptoms of skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis etc.

Content: 75 potentially active constituents:vitamins, enzymes (aliiase, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, bradykinase, carboxypeptidase, catalase, cellulase, lipase), minerals, sugars (alprogen [antialergic], glucomannan, a polysaccharide, and gibberellin, a growth hormone, interacts with growth factor receptors and significantly increases collagen synthesis after topical and oral Aloe vera), lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids. Vitamins: It contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline

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

BOSWEILLIA SERRATA FRANKINCENSE

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

BOSWELLIA SERRATA

Frankincense

Olibanum

Family: Burseraceae

Medical use: asthma, ulcerative cholitis, crohn, rheumatoid arthritis, wound healer

Parts: resin, contains gum and a essential oil, harvested from scratched stem.

Side effects:

  • Can cause neusea, acidity in stomach, reflux, loss of flavour
  • Use under doctors control if you have gastritis or reflux
  • Can cause alergic reaction even when touched
  • Can cause miscarry by pregnancy!

Drug interactions:

  • Can interact with many kind of drugs, dont use when using any drug.

Warnings:

  • Not use under 12 age.

How to Use:

Internaly:

Asthma: Resin Extract (%60 boswellic acid): 300-400mg, 3 times a day. Ulserative cholitis Resin extract(%37,5 boswellic acid): 350-400mg, 3 times a day. Crohn: Resin extract: 1200mg, 3 times a day, max 8 weeks. rheumatoid arthritis: Resin extract: 400 mg, 3 times a day.

Externaly:

(Boswellia Carterii)

Resin traditionally used as ointment to heal wounds.

In China, Iran, Indiai middleeastern and some tropical cultures its used intense. Important part of ayurvedic medicine. It seems to be able to act antiinflamatory and antitumor due to clinical research.

Content: The resin contains, monoterpenes (α-thujene); diterpenes (macrocyclic diterpenoids [incensole, incensole oxide, iso-incensole oxide], serratol); triterpenes (such as α- and β-amyrins); pentacyclic triterpenic acids (boswellic acids); tetracyclic triterpenic acids (tirucall-8,24-dien-21-oic acids)

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