Melilotus officinalis Lam:great favourites of the bees.The King's Clover and Its Fragrance.
- Basic Botanical Info:Melilotus officinalis.
- Melilotus officinalis Plant Description.
- Difference between white and yellow sweet colover.
- Sweet clover and alfalfa:Classification.
- Brief History of Meliots.
- Melilotus officinalis Phytochemical and Constituents.
- Edible Uses and Medicinal Uses:Melilotus officinalis.
- Pharmacological Effects:Melilotus officinalis.
- Melilotus officinalis Uses Guide and Administration.
- Research Update:Melilotus officinalis.
Applications and Properties:
Swollen,twisted veins and haemorrhoids.
Phlebitis and thrombosis treatment.
Discutient, emollient, astringent, strongly laxative.
Blood circulation,varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Chronic venous insufficiency.
Lymphedema of the lower limbs.
Venous and lymphatic circulation.
Protective effects against hypoxia in human epithelial cells.
Coronary circulation and myocardial metabolism.
Mammalian GI motility.
Wound healing and bruising.Hemorrhoids.
Obstetrics and gynaecology - symptoms of capillary fragility.
Melilot, also known as Sweet Lucerne, King's Clover, Sweet Clover, Wild Laburum, Hay Flowers, and Hart's Tree, is widely used as forage, ground cover, and soiling for crops. These leguminous herbs are indigenous to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, but now are widely naturalized in North America. This plant was brought to the United States by early settlers, probably sometime in the 1600s. There are both annual and biennial types of Melilot. Yellow Melilot (Melilotus officinalis) and White Melilot (Melilotus alba) attract bees to their fragrant blossoms, and are thus known as honey plants. Melilot is a principal flavoring ingredient in a particular greenish variety of Swiss cheese.
The leaves of White Melilot (M. alba), have a vanilla-like fragrance when crushed and can be used as a flavoring agent. The seeds are eaten by upland gamebirds such as grouse. In folk medicine, Melilot has been used as a diuretic, and homeopathic practitioners also recommend it for hemorrhages and headaches.
The part of this herb used medicinally is the flowering above-ground portion. It contains trace amounts of coumarin, the active ingredient in blood-thinning prescription drugs. Melilot is known to reduce inflammation and swelling by increasing the amount of blood that flows through the veins back toward the heart. Its wound-healing properties have been confirmed in animal experiments. Melilot is considered a good alternative when treating bruises (externally), hemorrhoids, and poor circulation in the veins, particularly when accompanied by pain, heaviness, night cramps, itching, and swelling in the legs. It has also been used as a tea for congestion of the lymph system.
Dosage:40 to 60mgs three times daily.
Safety and Toxicity:
Toxicity and Safety: The clinical use of melilotus extract is generally safe and patients have reported few side effects while on treatment: epigastric burning, headache, diarrhoea.No severe adverse events have been observed during treatment with the product.
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