Parts used: leaves
Actions: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, deodorizing, antifungal
Indications: gum infections, sore throats, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, bronchitis, indigestion, improve memory, menopause, excessive sweating, stimulate digestive enzymes, alleviate intestinal cramping
• Ancient Greeks and Romans believed the herb imparted wisdom and mental acuity.
• The French called it “toute bonne” (all is well) and used it for coughs, colds, headaches, blood purification, aid conception, and whiten teeth
• Used for treatment of Alzheimer’s and memory loss- British researchers have shown the herb inhibits the breakdown of acetylcholine
Be cautious of overuse because of thujones in the essential oil. Do not use therapeutically for more than 1-2 weeks. Do not use therapeutically during pregnancy.
How to add it into your diet?
• Use to flavor poultry, beans, soups, and stuffing
• Make a tea, allow to cool and gargle with it
• Drink as a hot tea
Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP
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