10
Mar
2009
Hedeoma pulegioides
Green Pharmacy | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Hedeoma pulegioides

Synonyms - Mentha pulegium

Popular names - stone mint, steinminze, poejo.

Distribution and Habitat - originating in North America, on sandy soil, drought.

Description - annual, stem very thin, erect, branched, finely pubescent, 15-45 cm high. Leaves ovat until obovata-oblong, ribbed, few soirees, top obtuse, base narrow, glabra, slightly pubescent, thin, upper leaves are smaller. Flowers in bunches, axillary, pedicel pubescent, less than or equal to calyx, calyx pubescent, lobes 3 short and 2 longer lobes. Corola white or blue-violet. Blooms in July-September.

Tolerances - tolerate a partial shading.

Requirements - prefers sunny position, solutioncountries well-drained, acidic.

Propagation - by seeds, spring or autumn.

Properties and Uses - entire plant has properties sudorific, carminative, stimulant, aromatic and sedatives. In traditional medicine Hedeoma pulegioides is used to treat chronic bronchitis, colic in children.

The leaves are harvested before flourishing. Tea leaf Hedeoma pulegioides is used for colds, fever, indigestion, headaches, induce menstruation, expectorant, against insects. Fresh leaves applied to the skin away flies and other insects.

Ingestion of essential oils Hedeoma pulegioides can be lethal, skin contact may cause dermatitis. Do not use during pregnancy.

Infusion d1 tablespoon of leaves in Hedeoma pulegioides a cup of hot water. Drink one cup a day.

References

Barrie R. Cassileth, Charles D. Lucarelli - Herb-Drug Interactions in Oncology - PMPH USA, 2003

Bill Church - West Virginia Medicinal Plants, Trees & Shrubs - Lulu, 2004

Jethro Kloss - Back to Eden - Lotus Press, 1997

See also
Top
Green Pharmacy
Anchusa italica Retz. - Ox tongue, large miruta

Anchusa italica species is a perennial or biennial, erect stem, up to 150 cm high, much branched, rarely simple, hispida. Originally from the Mediterranean.

 
Marrubium vulgare - Voronez

Perennial herbaceous plants, root fusiform. Right strain, wood and rigid, pubescent, 30-100 cm tall. Leaves petiolate, opposite, green-gray, pubescent on the underside, lamina ovata or suborbiculara, iregulat-edge gear, top round or obtuse, base subcordata, 2.5-5 cm long, 1-2 cm long stalks.

 
Ceratonia siliqua L.

Dioecious tree, 8 meters high. Body iregulat, erect with the latita. Gray-brown bark with longitudinal fissures. Vast and dense crown. The branches are fine young tomentoase become glabrata with timpu. Leaves persistent, alternate, paripenat-compound, with 2.5 pairs of Folio, ovata, coriacee, margin entire, glossy dark green on the upper

 
Allium cepa L. - onion

Herbaceous biennial, bulb white, gold, red or purple, 5-8 x 3.10 cm. Leaves persistent, 4-10, fistula, 30-100 x 3-20 mm. Umbela blossom persistent, erect, compact, rear obsolete, ovata, ± equal, leading to acute acuminata.

 
Magnoliopsida
Flourensia cernua - tarbush

Flourensia cernua is deciduous shrub, from Chihuahuan Desert. In northern Mexico, the leaves and flower heads were used historically to make a decoction for treating indigestion.

 
Buphthalmum salicifolium

Buphthalmum salicifolium - herbaceous plant, perennial. Originally from the Balkans and Eastern Alps, growing limestone land in arid forests, wet meadows and sunny, from 200 to 2100 m altitude.

 
Theobroma cacao

Theobroma cacao - the tree deciduu originating from semi-tropical forests of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S.A

The genus name derives from the Greek "theos" = god, and 'bromine' = food, food of the gods.

 
Abutilon darwinii

Abutilon darwinii - ornamental shrub originating in S Brazil. In hot climates are grown as ornamental plants in parks and gardens in cold climates are grown in pots for indoor or greenhouse.

 
Ostrya carpinifolia

Ostrya carpinifolia - used as an ornamental species for gardens, parks and green street.

Ostrya is derived from Greek 'Ostrya', referring to the shape of bracts that protect the fruit.

 
   Add to iGoogle
Last posts

Categories

Links