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MELILOT
Melilotus officinalis

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Rheumatism, gout, intoxication, dermatosis, herpes, asthma, kidney infection, edema, prosiasis, blood cleansing; to stimulate the lymphatic System ...

Description

Composition :
100% Melilotus officinalis flos & folium - 210 mg

Part used :
Blooming shoots

Melilot (Melilotus officinalis), also known as Yellow Melilot, King’s Clower, Sweet Lucerne and Yellow Sweet Clover, is a biennial legume and plant in the Pea family (Fabaceae), native to Europe and Asia, later introduced to North America.

Melilot grows to about 1 – 2 meters (3-6ft) high, with smooth, erect stems that are much branched. The leaves placed on alternate sides of the stems are smooth and trifoliate, the leaflets oval. The plant bears long racemes of small, sweet-scented, yellow or white flowers.

For medicinal purposes, the entire plant is used when in bloom – but especially the young shoots which have a sweet fragrance reminiscent of honey. When dried, they emanate a flavor like cumarin. Melilot contains flavones and cumarin, which explains the scent. Cumarin has blood coagulating properties ; Melilot was among the first plants researched to produce anti-coagulants.

Melilot is popular as a diuretic and to treat various disorders like varicose veins, lymphatic edema, nightly cramps in the calf, itching and swelling of the skin as well as hemorrhoids. External uses include bruises and open wounds.

Dosage

Take 2 capsules three times daily, with plenty of water

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