(Lomatium dissectum)
extracted by tincture in food grade alcohol

Antiviral / Expectorant / Intestinal and Urinary Antiseptic / Diaphoretic / Diuretic

Plant Name:
The botanical name was changed in 1942 by Matthias and Constance, from Leptotaenia dissecta to Lomatium dissectum.

Plant Description:
Lomatium dissectum is the most robust of the desert parsley. This fern-leafed variety is highly variable and has a wide range. It grows as much as four feet tall, making it the tallest of the Lomatium. The leaves, mostly basal, are large and divided into many segments. The multiple umbels develop on a long, leafless stalk, with early spring flowers that vary in color from deep purple (nearly black) to pale yellow. The starchy edible roots have been a traditional North American food eaten cooked or dried and ground into flour. This variety of the plant most frequently grows in rocky habitats, particularly on talus slopes, native to western North America.

Constituents - Chemicals & Nutrients:
essential oil, tetronic acid, luteolin, gums, resin, glycosides, furocoumarins, pyronocoumarins, saponins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), columbianetin, columbianin, coumarin derivatives, luvangetin, protein, tannins

Antibacterial, anticoagulant (possible), antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, (Candidia albicans, Clostridium (5 strains), Corynebacterium diptherium, Diplococcus pneumonia, E. coli, Hemophilus influenza, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Neisseria gonorrhea, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Shigella (3 strains), Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes), antiseptic, antiviral (DNA and RNA viruses), expectorant, immunostimulant, tonic

Asthma, bacterial infection, bronchitis, candidiasis (douche), chronic fatigue syndrome, common cold, congestion, cough, cuts (topical), cytomegalovirus, distemper, Epstein-Barr virus, gardnerella infections, gastroenteritis, hay fever, herpes simplex, HIV, influenza, leukocytosis, lymphangitis, mononucelosis, pharyngitis (early stages), pneumonia, respiratory tract infection, rheumatism, shigellosis, skin infections (topical), sore throat (gargle), sores (topical), stomatitis (topical), tonsillitis (early stages), urinary tract infection, vaginal infections (douche), viral infections

To use as an antiviral treatment for flu type symptoms take 1/4 tsp every 3 to 4 hours for 5 days in 1 cup of hot water. Keep track on a dosing chart. Optionally combine with Elderberry (antiviral daily tonic) and Gumweed (swollen lymph nodes).

The resin fraction occasionally causes a whole-body rash in some people with most reporting that the rash disappears in 6 to 24 hours after dosing has ended. Another set of constituents, known as coumarins, may also contribute to the onset of the rash. Because there is limited information about effects on a fetus, do not take while pregnant.

Drug Interactions:
Lomatium has been reported to potentiate (intensify the effects of) two groups of drugs, anticoagulants (blood thinners) and immunostimulants (drugs given to boost the immune system).

Research Review:
• Lomatium inhibits HIV replication, and is suppressive during acute HIV-1 infections.110
• Lomatium constituents shown to have significant antiviral activity.111
• Thuja induces CD4+ fraction of human peripheral blood T-cell subset, as well as IL-1 beta, IL-2, IL-3, IL-6, gamma-IFN, G-CSF, GM-CSF and TNF-(3 production.112 Silymarin (in milk thistle and artichoke) Dosage: 160 mg t.i.d."

Historical Notation:
(Antiviral Activity) Lomatium dissectum is “a powerful antiviral plant used by Native Americans to survive the 1918 influenza epidemic may prove to be a strong modern-day cold and flu remedy” according to a report from the University of California. The root’s anti-viral action is combined with a respiratory clearing action that is especially useful for dealing with the secondary infections caused by many strains of influenza.

Note: This information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare provider. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of this extract is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare provider before taking this tincture.