: Balm /
. Palpitations nerve. Bronchial
. Hysteria. Weakness of the heart. Dizziness.
. Vomiting in pregnant women.
The Arabs in the x - century, the balm felt like the floor of the heart, both in the strict sense (to be used against any defect of the heart and to regulate the
) as in the metaphorical sense (it
recommended to recover from the evil of love, Of sadness, of desánimos, etc. Christian culture overlooked, like many other Arab contributions to
, the medicinal properties of the balm, and it
not until the twentieth century to rehabilitate our plant.
perennial plant whose aerial parts (stems and leaves)
every year with new shoots in
. Grows to one meter in height, with an upright stem, branched from the base of square section. The leaves are very large (about 8 cm long by 5 wide) oval, with jagged edges and nerviaciones heavily marked on the underside. They grow in pairs, one against another, inserted into the stem at the same point in which the flowers or
small branch bearing flowers. These are yellowish at first,
are becoming white or pink. The herb appears pleasant odor reminiscent of the
also known as
, abeyadera and cidronela.
It is native to southern Europe,
is everywhere. Perfectly adapted to the
continent, appears in the tracks, next to the orchards and streams, derived from crops abandoned.
We use the flowering tops (ends of the stems containing flowers and leaves) which must be cut before they hatch and Bloom, the
is lost because the active substances, and since the balm is held in low quantities, they must maximized. Can be used directly or dry, fresh.
USES AND APPLICATIONS:
It is used in infusion,
, unusually, no matter the number of plant that is used because it will never be excessive. Recall that
little quantity of active ingredients. Is usually take three cups
day, or more, although it will most often take
single cup when you have
moment of excitement and you need
soothing immediately (the balm fulfills this role Because honey is pleasant to taste and carries
psychological impact supplemental) there is no impediment to taking it as
simple infusion for pleasure since it is an excellent tonic.
His name evokes the honey:
In fact, the bees appreciate their flowers and honey they produce with it is the richest (Melitta means honey in Greek)
! If we do not like bees in our
Leaves, flowering tops.
oil (0. 3%) rich in aldehydes (citral, citronelal) terpenes (pinene, limonene) and alcohols (geraniol, linalol) tannins Catechists; phenolic acids: chlorogenic, caféico;
principle; mucílagos urónicos, flavonoids.
, spasmolytic, slightly sedative, antiseptic, antiviral, colerética, balsamic, healing.
spasms, meteorism, dyskinesias Hepatobiliary, cholecystitis,
, dismenorreas, wounds,
(described above antithyroid effect of extracts of balm) Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe
oils through internal during
under six years or patients with
, gastric ulcers,
irritable bowel syndrome
and other neurological
Do not administer, or topically applied to
under six years old or people with
or with known hypersensitivity to this or other
Do not prescribe dosage forms with
content for oral administration in
under two years or consultants in the process of
The sedative effect is often preceded by
short Excitement. The intake of 2 g of
oil can cause drowsiness, bradycardia, and hypotension bradipnea.
Caution / Poisoning.
Take into account the
content of the fluid extract and tincture.
Galenica forms / Dosage.
one tablespoon per cup of dessert, infuse 10 minutes. Three or more cups
Fluid extract (1:
1) 30 - 50 drops, 3 times
5) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times
Dry extract (5:
1) 500 mg 3 times daily (1 g equals 5 grams of dried plant)
(or "Agua del Carmen") 5 - 10 cc,
Juice of fresh plant:
2. 5 ml, 1 - 3 times
: in the form of friction.
in the form of hot baths, such as relaxing and antidismenorreico.
Compresses fresh plant (bruises,
Juice of fresh plant:
to alleviate the symptoms of insect bites.
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