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Alchemilla vulgaris

History and use:

The lady is mantle owes its name to the alchemists who considered the dew of its leaves as heavenly water indispensable for the perpetration of the philosopher is stone. In the middle Ages, this plant was already used in herbal medicine, but it was supposed to giving back their virginity to women and shine to withered breasts. This is where its name comes from ladys mantle since the plant was known to firm the tissues of the device female genital by wrapping it like a coat.

Alchemilla is a Genus  of herbaceous perennial plant  in the family  rosaceae, with the common name “lady’s mantle” applied generically as well as specifically to Alchemilla_mollis when referred to as garden plant, the plant used as herbal tea or for medicinal usage such as gynaecological disorders is Alchemilla_xanthochlora or in Middle Europe the so-called common lady’s mantle Alchemilla_vulgaris . There are about 300 species, the majority native to cool temperate and Subarctic regions of Europe and Asia, with a few species native to the mountains of Africa and the Americas.

Description of the plant:

Perennial plant native to Europe and North America, the lady’s mantle grows in many environments, from woods to wet pastures, from meadows to mountains, of course by the massifs of our gardens. more than 55 species of lady’s mantle which is common Alchemilla, otherwise known as the Alchemilla vulgaris “Alchemilla vulgaris” 

with its light green stem with reddish tints measuring 15 to 35 centimeters. circular shape and consist of seven to eleven lobes the flowering of the lady’s mantle takes place between may and October, during which time time the plant produces small flowers of a yellow color turning towards green. In herbal medicine, we use the leaves of the lady’s mantle, but without their petioles.

The lady’s mantle contains gallic tannins, which help stop the bleeding, but also flavonoids, with antioxdant and anti-inflammatory properties, salicylic acid, phytosterols, saponins as well as palmitic and stearic acids.

Curative Action:

INTERNAL USE

Antidiarrheal: lady’s mantle is indicated for mild diarrhea, especially in pregnant woman.

Astringent and calming: it helps to alleviate the pain of menstruation as well as gastrointestinal disorders , it is also useful for dealing with PMS and helping to regulate menstrual periods. Antioxidant. the flavonoids present in the lady’s mantle help maintain good blood circulation “thus fighting against heavy legs” healing the lady’s mantle stops the haemorrhages, especially those due to abundant rules, at the time of the premenopause for
example.


EXTERNAL USE

In external use, because of its decongestant properties, the lady’s mantle is recommended to relieve people with heavy legs, but also to treat vaginal conditions such as white discharge. mouth, it also helps maintain good oral hygiene.

USUAL INDICATIONS

The lady’s mantle can be used in cases of mild diarrhea, gastrointestinal disorders and, most importantly, gynecological disorders, whether it be menstrual pain, premenstrual syndrome vaginal conditions such as white discharge, it also helps to relieve people with heavy legs and swollen ankles, as well as to maintain oral hygiene and treat mouth ulcers.

USES

In internal use, the lady’s mantle is mainly consumed as an infusion. from 2 to 5 grams of dried leaves infused in 200 ml of water will make it possible to make an herbal tea from which one can drink two to three cups a day to stop a mild diarrhea or to relieve painful menstrual periods A decoction of two to four cups per day of 8 g of leaves dried in 200 ml of water, the lady’s mantle avoids gynecological disorders.

Because of its action close to progesterone, the lady’s mantle must be used with great care by all those taking an oral contraceptive. The family tree is contraindicated for people suffering from gastritis or peptic ulcer.

Allium sativum

History and use:

Originally from central Asia, garlic grows everywhere It is cultivated by dividing the bulb. appreciated in cooking, is grown for commercial purposes.

Allium is a genus of monocotyledons flowering_plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated, Onion ,Garlic  , Scallion , Shallot Leek, and Chives. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means “cultivated garlic”

Description of the plant:

Garlic is the medicinal plant par excellence is safe for domestic use and is effective in treating a multitude of health problems it fights infections of the nose, throat and bronchi, reduces the rate of cholesterol and soothes circulatory disorders, such as hypertension Hypoglycemic, garlic is a valuable dietary supplement for diabetics.

Curative Action:

A traditional remedy

Before the invention of antibiotics 1 garlic treated all kinds of diseases, from tuberculosis to typhoid it was also used to heal wounds during the first world war.

Bronchial diseases

Garlic is excellent for bronchial infections and colds, flu and ear infections.

The digestive tract : Garlic heals diseases of the digestive system it rids the body of intestinal parasites.

Circulation: Garlic prevents circulatory disorders and prevents their development by thinning the blood lt reduces cholesterol levels.

Other uses: Garlic works against infections, it enhances the action of chemical antibiotics and avoids side effects reducing and glucose, garlic can help patients with fatty diabetes.

Arctium Lappa

History and use:

Originating from Europe and Asia, burdock now grows in all the temperate zones of the world. It is grown in Europe and china by sowing in the spring. The seeds are harvested in summer and the whole plant is harvested. picked in the warmest of summer.

Description of the plant:

La bardane occupied a preponderant place in the category of derivative plants. It is used to cure the ailments due to overload of toxins, such as angina. The burdock also treats chronic dermatological problems. Its seeds rid the body of its waste, and it also seems that the root facilitates the removal of heavy metals.

Arctium lappa, commonly called greater burdock, edible burdock, lappa, or beggar’s buttons, is a biennial plant of the Arctium (burdock) genus in the Asteraceae family, cultivated in gardens for its root used as a vegetable.  Greater Burdock is rather tall, reaching as much as 9 feet (2.8 m). It has large, alternating, cruciform leaves that have a long petiole and are pubescent on the underside.  This species is native to the temperate regions of the old world, from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, and from the British Isles through Russia, and the Middle East to China and Japan, including India.  It is naturalized almost everywhere and is usually found in disturbed areas, especially in soil rich in nitrogen. It is commonly cultivated in Japan where it gives its name to a particular construction technique, burdock piling.  The root is very crisp and has a sweet, mild, and pungent flavor.   Burdock is one of the foremost detoxifying herbs in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine. The dried root of one year old plants is the official herb, but the leaves and fruits can also be used. It is used to treat conditions caused by an ‘overload’ of toxins, such as throat and other infections, boils, rashes and other skin problems. The root is thought to be particularly good at helping to eliminate heavy metals from the body.  The juice of the plant, when used as a friction, is said to have a stimulating action against baldness.

Cultivation details :

Succeeds in most soils when grown in partial shade. Prefers a moist neutral to alkaline soil and a sunny position in a heavy soil. Plants are best grown in a light well-drained soil if the roots are required for culinary use. Tolerates a pH in the range 4.6 to 7.8. The top growth dies back at temperatures a little above freezing, but the roots tolerate much lower temperatures and can be left in the ground all winter to be harvested as required. Burdock is cultivated for its edible root in Japan, there are some named varieties. Spring-sown seed produces edible roots in late summer and autumn, whilst autumn sown crops mature in the following spring or early summer. Although the plants are quite large, it is best to grow them fairly close together (about 15 cm apart, or in rows 30 cm apart with the plants 5 – 8 cm apart in the rows) since this encourages the development of long straight roots. The seed head has little hooked prickles and these attach themselves to the hairs or clothing of passing creatures and can thus be carried for some considerable distance from the parent plant. The plants usually self-sow freely. The flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies.

One would expect burdock to have a long history of use in medicine, but a review of traditional literature shows that it was little used until the eighteenth century, when it starts its career as a diuretic and “blood purifier.” Some specific indications are found in the eclectic literature in the nineteenth century, but it was not widely used until the twentieth, when it finally appears in many formulations – still as an alternative or blood purifier. As far as I know, the use of burdock as a specific, and the accumulation of a list of specific indications, have awaited my own hand. Burdock is a member of the asteraceae. It contains lignans, bitter principles, insulin (starch), mucilage, sugars, pectin, minerals including sulfur, and organic acids.

Specific Indications

Constitution, complexion, characteristic symptoms
         . Heat, dryness, lack of oil.
         . Thin, withered persons with dry skin and scalp.
         . Emotionally stoic; phlegmatic about pain. 
         . Tired, worn-out, worried.Head
. Dry scalp with red, scaly patches and hair loss.
         . Headache, frontal, with dry sinus.

Respiration
         . Respiratory conditions with dry mucous; allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis.

Female: Uterine prolapse, with tired feet.
        Pregnancy: balancing and nutritive during; helps prevent water retention and jaundice in babies.
Male: Specific for swollen prostate in men who life weights incorrectly.


Curative Action:

History:

Burdock was a traditional remedy for treating febrile states, kidney stones and gout.

purifying plant:

Burdock is considered purifying plant, the seeds help flush out toxins during bouts of fever or diseases such as mumps or measles. 

Waste during chronic dermatological problems.

Dermatology: 

Diuretic properties, antibiotics burdock treat skin problems, especially in cases where the accumulation of toxins is a factor in the development of the disease boils, abscess,eczema and psoriasis.

Uses:

Seed infusion use as a lotion for acne and boils.  

Astragalus membranaceus

Astragalus membranaceus has been researched for its cardio protective, anti-inflammatory, and longevity effects.

Though Astragalus membranaceus supplementation has been shown to reduce the metabolic and physical complications of aging, there are currently no studies that show an actual increase in lifespan. The flavonoid content of Astragalus membranaceus may also contribute to its cardioprotective effects. Its polysaccharide content also protects the heart because it is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, and it is able to reduce cholesterol levels, similar to psyllium husk, which is a fiber supplement.

History and use:

Astragalus, native to Mongolia and china, is cultivated by sowing, in spring or autumn preferring sandy soils and well irrigated, the astragalus requires a sunny exposure.

 In china, astragalus is one of the most popular tonic herbs, but it is still poorly known in the west, because the Chinese use the root of astragalus as a tonic particularly suitable for young people and people.  active because the promotes endurance and increases the body is resistance to cold, and is often combined with other plants to tone the blood.

Curative Action:

Tonic plant

Astragalus is a classic energetic tonic, perhaps even superior to ginseng in young people. helping the body to better adapt to external influences, especially cold it increases the immune resistance.

Regulator Secretions:

Being a vasodilator, the astragalus reduces excessive sweating the plant is also effective against water retention and quenching thirst It allows the body to work well.

Stimulates the defenses of the body

As a result, the astragalus is a very useful remedy for viral infections such as a simple cold.

 Uses         

The root is a traditional tonic in china, increasing the energy rate and allowing the body to resist the cold.

 

Capsicum frutescens 

Capsicum frutescens is a species of Chili-pepper that is sometimes considered to be part of the species Capsicum-annuum. Pepper Cultivar of C. frutescens can be annual or short-lived perennial plants. Flowers are white with a greenish white or greenish yellow corolla, and are either insect- or self-pollinated. The plants’ berries typically grow erect; ellipsoid-conical to lanceoloid shaped. They are usually very small and pungent, growing 10–22 millimeters (0.38–0.78 in) long and 4-7 millimetres (0.13-0.29 in) in diameter. Fruit typically grows a pale yellow and matures to a bright red, but can also be other colors. C. frutescens has a smaller variety of shapes compared to other Capsicum species, likely because of the lack of human selection . More recently, however, C. frutescens has been bred to produce ornamental strains, because of its large quantities of erect peppers growing in colorful ripening patterns.

History and use:

Little pepper is commonly used as stimulant, laxative and condiment, it is also recommended as an anti-haemorrhoidal and sometimes anti-icic and anti-oedematous, sometimes it is added to febrifuges preparations.

Description of the plant:

It is a sub-shrub up to 1 meter high, with oval leaves and pale white or yellow flowers,the fruits are cone-shaped, often grouped by 1 0r 3 of yellow color becoming red when ripe.

Curative Action:

Capsicum frutescens grows well in lowland tropical regions and at an elevation up to 2,000 metres 300

 It is also cultivated as an annual in the subtropics and warm temperate areas. It prefers a temperature in the range 20 – 26°c, not growing well if temperatures exceed 32°c 300
 Plants are not tolerant of frost 34
 Annual precipitation of 600 – 1,200m is considered to be adequate 300
 Excessive rainfall can reduce flowering and fruit set, as well as encourage diseases 300

Prefers a very warm sunny position and a humus-rich, fertile, well-drained loam 300

 Prefers a light sandy soil that is slightly acid Prefers a pH in the range of 5.6 – 5.7 but tolerates 4.3 to 8.3.
Often grown as an annual crop.

The small pepper contains carotenoids responsible for the color of the fruit and a pungent amide that rubefies  the capsaicin responsible for the flavor, as well as vitamins and flavonoids. The little pepper is one of the most used condiments in Africa.

USES

The chili pepper in a reasonable amount stimulates digestion and increases the consumption of food. In high doses, it can be irritating to the stomach and cause ulcers.

Agroforestry Uses:         

The growing plant repels insects.

Revulsive          

Chili can be used in plasters in rheumatism and neuralgia.