The best use of plants and herbal teas for external use Aside from inhalation, the following herbal preparations are highly useful for topical care of local injuries, bruises and infections. Inhaling medicinal plants : Inhalation is very beneficial in cases of lung disease. This preparation is intended to enter the lower respiratory tract; the pulmonary alveoli are very favorable to absorption and very richly irrigated, but the organism fights against the presence of exogenous substances thanks to the mucus and the bronchial cilia. To have a good activity of the active ingredients and to reduce the side effects, it is necessary to respect this defense system. Here’s how to do it...See article
Eschscholtzia californica plant Eschscholtzia californica cut IPHYM Herb C.
The eschscholtzia has sedative and hypnotic properties.
The advice of your pharmacist
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Latin name: Eschscholtzia californica
Other names: Laurier St. Anthony, California poppy, globe sun
Properties Eschscholtzia californica
- Hypnotic (diminurait duration of sleep onset and improve its quality)
- Neuralgic, antispasmodic slightly
Indications and Uses of Eschscholtzia californica PLANT CUT
Usage: enuresis, psoriasis, migraine, neuralgia, insomnia, depression, certain skin diseases.
Cons-indications with Eschscholtzia californica
Of French origin, it is a new plant of herbalism.
The plant is named after a little strange to J. Eng ESCHSCHOTZ, a Russian botanist who found in California in the early nineteenth century and introduced in Europe as a decorative plant.
Dosage of Eschscholtzia californica PLANT CUT
- Herb: 20g / l or 1 tablespoon to 1/4 liter of boiling water, infusion of at least 10 to 15 minutes, drink 1 cup in the evening (at bedtime)
2-3 tablespoons a day away from a meal. At bedtime if insomnia.
Precautions Eschscholtzia californica
Although anxiolytic and sedative, the use of the plant does not cause any addiction or habituation. However, its use is not recommended in pregnancy because of the presence of certain alkaloids (eschscholtzine, californidine). The Escholtzia californica brings restful sleep by accelerating the phase of sleep and vastly improving the quality of sleep.
Recommended associations with Eschscholtzia californica
Passionflower, olive, valerian, hawthorn
Botanical description of Eschscholtzia californica PLANT CUT
- Plant herbecée 40 cm high (secreting latex)
- Glaucous green leaves very cut
- Flowers solitary, 2 sepals deciduous, 4 yellow petals spotted with orange at the base, many stamens, ovary unilocular
- Fruits: linear capsule opening with 2 valves
Pharmacology Eschscholtzia californica
The eschscholtzia contains alkaloids, both in its roots (up to 2 to 3%) than in shoots (up 0.5%). Some of its alkaloids specific to it: and eschscholtzine californidine, while others are common to other members of papaveraceae: fumarine, sanguinarine, norargémonine etc.
It also contains other compounds: carotenoids, flavonoids, phytosterols, linamarin, etc.
The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract active ingredients from plants:
How to make an infusion easily
For flowers, leaves, berries and seeds for essential oil.
- Pour 500 ml of boiling water (removed from the heat as soon as boiling) 1 tsp. Coffee (3-5 g) of medicinal plant (or mixture of plants), then cover.
- Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes for fresh plants, and 5 to 15 minutes to dry plants.
- Strain and drink the tea hot or not after adding a bit of honey or natural syrup.
Prepare your teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.
Drinks herbal generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal teas and herbal teas in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are that it simply takes the natural remedy if necessary.
The eschscholtzia has antispasmodic, calming and analgesic. We used to calm, relax, relieve stress, anxiety. Its great advantage to relieve pain makes used in preparations against migraines or various pains: rheumatism, arthritis, osteoarthritis.
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Also known as California poppy , eschscholtzia was traditionally used by Native Americans for the medicinal use of the latex of the plant as a pain reliever in toothache. They also used it to treat headaches, colic or to help children fall asleep. A little history The name of the plant was chosen in 1820 by the German Romantic poet and explorer Von Chamisso , in honor of his German-Batle botanist and naturalist friend of Russian nationality Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz , one of the first scientists to study the Pacific, especially Alaska and California. During the scientific expedition, led by Otto von Kotzebue and carried out at the beginning of the 19th century around the world, Von...See article