Lamium album, Λάμιο


Also known as the white dead nettle, the Lamium album is a native of Europe and Asia growing wildly in fertile, moist soils. It is recognised for tis demulcent, astringent, vulnerary, vasoconstrictor, tonic, styptic, sedative, resolvent, pectoral, hypnotic, haemostatic, expectorant, diuretic, depurative and coagulative properties.

The herb is primarily and intensively used as a tonic for the uterus. It is also used for menstrual pain, excessive bleeding, unusual vaginal secretions, and iner-menstrual bleeding.

Administered as an infusion, the medicinal herb has been for a very long time for treating prostatitis, BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia, vaginal discharge, post childbirth bleeding, menstrual problems, diarrhoea, bladder problems, amenorrhea and kidney problems. Applied to the eyes in diluted form, it can provide almost instant relief as it is a very rich source of Vitamin A.

When used as a compress Lamium album can bring relief from vaginal discharge, exploding varicose veins and bleeding piles. It is an effective remedy for kidney stones; it is boiled in wine and drank.  It is remarkably potent for treating gastrointestinal ailments as well.

It is normally taken as tea, but it can also be consumed raw (in salads)or in dried form.

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