|Syler_91||Date: Sunday, 20.11.2011, 11:18 | Message # 1|
|Allium tuberosum, Garlic Chives |
In Chinese herbal medicine, garlic chives have been used to treat fatigue, control excessive bleeding, and as an antidote for ingested poisons. The leaves and bulbs are applied to insect bites, cuts, and wounds, while the seeds are used to treat kidney, liver, and digestive system problems.
Baptisia tinctoria, Wild Indigo
Preparations made from the roots and leaves were used by North American Indians (Mohicans and Penobscots) in poltices to treat bruises, snake bites and superficial lacerations. Such preparations have effective antiseptic properties.
Calendula officinalis, Pot Marigold
Traditionally the flowers were used to impart a yellow color to cheese. Anti-inflammatory and antibiotic (bacteria, fungi and viruses) properties are responsible for the antiseptic healing effect when preparations of this plant are applied to skin wounds and burns. It can be used in the treatment of ringworm, cradle cap and athlete's foot.
Chamomilla recutita or Matricaria recutita, German Chamomile
The medicinal use of chamomile dates back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. Chamomile has been used to treat a variety of conditions including chest colds, sore throats, abscesses, gingivitis, skin problems such as psoriasis, minor first degree burns, ulcerative colitis, stomach ulcers, and children's conditions such as chickenpox, diaper rash, and colic.
Tea made from the dried flowers is used to treat a large varity of ailments. In experiments, the essential oil is found to be anti-fungal, anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory.