Clinical studies have shown that valerian helps with the following symptoms: sleep disorders Nervousness and restlessnesslowers blood pressure
How valerian works: In the root the valerians has essential oils that have a calming effect on the body.
The substances in the valerian root interact with the nerve cells. Specifically, the substances have an effect on the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
This creates a relaxing and relaxing effect, but not immediately, but only with regular intake. Valerian can also bring about an improvement in the following complaints: stomach roblemsdizzinesstest anxietyirritability revisionlack of concentration
Effect of the effect: The effect of valerian does not unfold immediately. It may take a few days to four weeks for you to feel an effect.
Despite the scientifically proven effect, you should never take valerian without cause and always with care.Since long-term studies are lacking, it is advisable to use the herb without consulting a doctor for no longer than six weeks in a row.
Valerian can also cause side effects, albeit rarely. This includes: a headachedizzinessitching The effect of tranquilizers and sleeping pills can also be enhanced by valerian.
To avoid interactions, you should not take any other medication. This also applies to alcohol - here it can lead to side effects. An addictive danger does not exist with valerian however.
For magical work it is assoc''iated to the plantes Venus and Mars. But more to Mars, than to Venus.
Lady's mantle has a slightly bitter, sour, yet pleasant taste. However, the herb is used very rarely in the kitchen.
From time to time, women's mantle leaves are used in wild herb salads or wild herb soups. Only fresh leaves should be used for soups and salads. Dry leaves have a very strict aroma and taste slightly different. The young leaves are best suited for consumption in the spring months.
The herb is also sometimes used for soft drinks. Fruits such as apples, pears or cherries can be mixed with cold lady's mantle water. Lady's mantle is first cooked and then cooled.
Consuming large amounts of lady's mantle can lead to nausea due to the high tannin content. This is especially true in people who have a sensitive stomach.
In today's naturopathy, the lady's mantle is used primarily for stomach and intestinal complaints and for some women complaints. The plant parts used are limited to the herb and the flowers. The root, however, is no longer used today.
Already in the early Middle Ages, the lady's mantle was a very valued medicinal plant. The fields of application of the famous medicinal herb range from gastrointestinal complaints to women's complaints to external applications. The leaves of the plant are also used occasionally for cosmetic and care applications. Here the herb is mostly used as a bath additive or occasionally as a cream.
The herb was also well known to Hildegard von Bingen, who preferred to use it for typical women's diseases. Paracelsus has used it for wound healing and against inflammation. The anti-inflammatory effect is also attributed to the high proportion of tannins in the plant.
Strong monthly bleeding
Stomach and intestinal complaints
Inflamed mucous membranes
The mandrake is the queen of magic plants.
In antiquity and the Middle Ages, it was highly valued and was traded expensive.
The plant, also known as Mandragora, has not only been described as having all sorts of magical abilities, but also tremendous medical skills. Their medicinal effect is not to be dismissed out of hand, because the Mandrake is even so strong that they must be described as highly toxic. The mandrake used to perform surgery because it has a narcotic effect. The mandrake was also considered a fertility-promoting love affair, which increased its popularity even more.
Ingredients: The mandrake contains the typical nightshade alkaloids: atropine, hyoscyamine, scopolamine
Effect: The Mandrake looks similar to the belladonna, the thorn apple and the henbane. narcotic: psychoactive hallucinogen aphrodisisch the narcotic effect is in the foreground.
Traditional medical application:
The mandrake used to be an important medical remedy because it has a very strong (toxic) effect.
In the Middle Ages, but probably also earlier, the mandrake was used as an anesthetic in operations. For this purpose, one made a tea from mandrake root, mulberry juice, poppy seed extract, figwort and hemlock and dripped it on a sponge. This sponge was held in front of the patient's nose until he fell asleep. After surgery, the patient was woken up with fennel oil scents.
Thickened juice from bark and root was stored as a drug.
Dried roots were once used against eye inflammation, inflamed wounds, hardening, snake bite and joint pain.
The mandrake was also considered fertile.
Mandrake wine was drank against insomnia, whereby there was always the danger that you will not wake up from this sleep.