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
HAMAMELIS cut sheets IPHYM Herb Hamamelis virginiana L.
Witch hazel is a venous vasoconstrictor venous tonic, decongestant in poor circulation, heavy legs.
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Latin Name: Hamamelis virginiana L.
Family: Hamamelidaceae, Saxifragaceae
Common Names: witch hazel, speckled Aune, American hazelnut
Parts used: Leaves
Origin: North America
Witch hazel is a venous vasoconstrictor venous tonic, decongestant in poor circulation, heavy legs, dysmenorrhea, pelvic ongestions c s, spider veins.
It is also a hemostatic when bleeding, metrorrhagia.
Finally it is slightly analgesic in case of angina, neuralgia, bruising, urticaria, pruritus.
Properties HAMAMELIS SHEET
- Astringent (tannins)
- Venous Vaso-constrictor
Tonic, astringent, witch hazel is the specific plant venous tissue.
Indications and Uses of HAMAMELIS CUT SHEET
- Varicose Veins
- Heavy Legs
Witch hazel relieves hemorrhoids, varicose veins, heavy legs, and fight poor circulation in general.
Cons-indications with HAMAMELIS SHEET
Dosage of HAMAMELIS SHEET
The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract active ingredients from plants:
- Varicose veins, heaviness of the legs, hemorrhoids, phlebitis
- Circulatory disorders of menopause
Tea: 20g / l, 15 min, 1 cup, 4 times / day external use: astringent, healing 30g / l, decoction 2mn
Preparation: Decoction especially for Rosacea; 30 g per 1 liter of cold water, bring to a boil.
Warm compresses, cold lotion.
How to make an infusion easily
For flowers, leaves, berries and seeds essential oil.
- Pour 500 ml of boiling water (removed from the heat as soon as boiling) 1 tsp. Coffee (3-5 g) herb (or herb mixture), 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 some honey or natural syrup.
Prepare your teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role because it conveys the properties of plants.
Drinks herbal generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal teas and tisanes 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 needed.
Precautions with HAMAMELIS SHEET
Recommended associations with HAMAMELIS SHEET
Botanical description HAMAMELIS
Small shrub of North America which is 4 m high. The leaves are rough, alternate, petiole is short.
Pharmacology HAMAMELIS SHEET
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If the etymology does not tell us much about witch hazel, on the other hand the French and English synonyms tell us more: “ Witch-hazel “ → Le noisetier de sorcière. In fact, this endemic shrub in North America played the same role there, or nearly so, as the hazel tree in Europe. Dowsing rods were made from its branches , while Native American wizards did not hesitate to have recourse to it to treat various ailments : hemorrhages, excessive periods, skin and eye inflammation, tumors, etc. A little history In 1736, the famous botanist John Bartram (1699-1777), who traveled the United States to collect plants, met witch hazel. Peter Collinson (1694-1768), who maintained a correspondence...See article