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Contribution to the knowledge of the folk plant medicine in Calabria region (Southern Italy)

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019475

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Asplenium ceterach (syn. Ceterach officinarum) is a fern species commonly known as Rustyback

A galactagogue, or galactogogue, (from Greek: γάλα [γαλακτ-], milk, + ἀγωγός, leading) is a substance that promotes lactation in humans and other animals

A description of the experience

Fitoterapia. 2007 Jan;78(1):52-68. Epub 2006 Sep 23.

Contribution to the knowledge of the folk plant medicine in Calabria region (Southern Italy).

Passalacqua NG1, Guarrera PM, De Fine G.

  • 1Museo di Storia Naturale della Calabria ed Orto Botanico, Università della Calabria, 87030 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy.

Abstract

A series of research on plants used in Calabria (Southern Italy) in the folk plant medicine was carried out in the last twenty years. The use of 104 taxa distributed into 42 families are described. Among the major findings:

Ceterach officinarum as hypotensive;

Heliotropium europaeum in the case of urinary inflammations;

Silybum marianum for haemorrhoids;

Arundo donax for pertussis and cystitis;

Allium cepa for sties and flu;

Laurus nobilis as galactagogue;

Passiflora incarnata for burns, haemorrhoids and skin inflammations;

Scrophularia canina for rhagas and wounds;

Urtica membranacea for tussis and tonsillitis.

PMID:

17084993

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PubMed

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