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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
One of the best herbs for treating local skin problems such as first aid treatment of minor burns and scalds with a lotion, poultice or compress. Internally is anti-inflammatory in the gastrointestinal tract (eg. gastric or duodenal ulcers) Has marked anti-fungal activity and may be used internally and externally to combat such infections. Stimulates the drainage of enlarged, inflamed lymph nodes and is specific for the lymphatics in the breast and pelvic tissues. As an emmenagogue it has a reputation of helping delayed menstruation and painful periods.
Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiinflammatory, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Astringent, Topical anesthetic, Vulnerary
Black Pepper, Flax, Meadowsweet, Ladys Mantle
An extremely safe herb without documented side effects.
Dried flower as a tea, tincture, or infused oil. The fresh plant can be prepared as a tea or tincture. The fresh flowers are edible. Infusion: 1-4 g/cup TID. Tincture: (1:5, 60%) 1-4ml TID or (1:5, 90%) 0.3-1.2ml TID. Creams, ointments, oils, poultices, suppositories, and fresh plant succus.