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BEAR'S GARLIC - 熊葱
Allium ursinum folium

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Arteriosclerosis, disorders and weakness of the digestive system, indigestion (dyspepsia), flatulence, hypertonia, diabetes (mellitus), blood cleansing ...

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100% Allium ursinum folium - 280 mg

Part used :
Leaves

Bear’s Garlic, also called Ramsons or Buckrams, is a member of the chives (onion) family (Alliaceae) and in the garlic (Allium) genus. It is a wild plant native in the forests of Europe and parts of Asia, growing in spring and dissipating a strong smell of garlic. It is popular as a vegetable (the young leaves make a tasty addition to spinach, salads, pesto).

The fresh or air dried leaves have antibacterial properties ; this is due to active contents like Vynil(poly-)sulfides, free amino acids, Fructosan, Cysteinsulfoxide (e.g. Alliin), Thyosulfinate (e.g. Allicin), Dithiine, Ajoene and homologuous as well as vaporous components (e.g. Methylallyltrisulfide). For treatment of weakness of the digestive system, homoeopathic potencies are made from the entire plant when in bloom.

History : In antiquity, the Romans called the plant ‘herba salutis’ (herb of health) and used it for blood cleansing and as a remedy for digestive disorders (similar indications as garlic).

Note : Bear’s Garlic is similar to and should not be confused with the poisonous Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale). The similarity of Bear’s Garlic to poisonous plants regularly leads to cases of poisoning.

Dosage

Take 1-6 capsules per day, with plenty of water.

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