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Botanical Name: Lomatium dissectum
Other Names: Fernleaf Biscuitroot, Desert Parsley, Indian Parsnip, Toza Root
Parts Used: dried dense roots
Origin: Wild Harvested in the USA from a pristine area
Shelf Life: approx 4 yrs stored in a cool dark place
Antiviral / Expectorant / Intestinal and Urinary Antiseptic / Diaphoretic / Diuretic
The botanical name was changed in 1942 by Matthias and Constance, from Leptotaenia dissecta to Lomatium dissectum. The antiviral activity of the plant was useful for the Native Americans to survive the 1918 influenza epidemic and 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.
Indications: 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, lymphanggitis, mononucleosis, 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
Constituents & Chemical Nutrients: essential oil, tetronic acid, luteolin, gums, resin, glycosides, furocoumarins, pyronocoumarins, saponins, carbohydrates, fatty acids, and ascorbic acid
Actions: Antibacterial, anticoagulant (possible), antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial (Candida albicans, Clostridium / 5 strains, Corynebacterium diptherium, Diplococcus pneumonia, E. coli, Hemophilus influenza, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Neisseria gonorrhea, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Shigella / 3 trains, STaphylococcus auereus, Streptococcus pyogenes), antiseptic, antiviral (DNA and RNA viruses), expectorant, immunostimulant, tonic
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flu symptoms from H1N1 and H3N2
M2 inhibitor (see article on Viruses & Influenza)
completely inhibits the cytopathic effects of rotavirus
antibiotic against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium
stimulates immune system
Powder Dosage (for Adults): 1/4 tsp three times a day in soup, on salad, or stirred into coffee or smoothies for 7 days. (1/4 teaspoon = 1,450 mg powder)
Tips for Capsule Making: When using the powder to make size "00" capsules, 1/4 tsp = approx 2 capsules. An 8 oz. bag will make approximately 400 capsules.
Known Capsule Dosage (for Adults): To use as an antiviral, 2 capsules 3 x day for 7 days. If you notice a rash, stop dosages. See precautions.
Some people have experienced rashes as an unwanted effect from taking Lomatium in any form. Start with a smaller dose to test body tolerance. Should a rash occur, discontinue use of Lomatium to clear up the rash within one to five days. Do not take Lomatium if you are pregnant or nursing. Do not allow ingestion by babies or children.
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).
• 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."
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