LAURUS NOBILIS ( ), this perennial tree original from Asia ....
Scientific Name and Family
ALOPECURUS GENICULATUS - Family-
Other names for this herb.
ALOPECURUS GENICULATUS, the information about ALOPECURUS GENICULATUS is being collected. As soon as we have enough information about this herb it will be presented in this herb file.
Anthemic acids, tannins, apigenin, coumarins, farnesol, luteolin, chamazulene.
Traditional medicinal use
Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) has been used since more than two thousand years ago to treat menstrual problems, gall bladder, fevers, inflammations, gastrointestinal disorders, as an relaxing infusion and as antiseptic.
One of its active constituents, apigenin, is a flavonoid believed to have some influence over the mild sedative effects claimed by this herb. In recent scientific studies, this flavonoid, apigenin, was found to also act as an anti-inflammatory agent . The National Toxicology Program from the US Government cited in one of its articles:
Pure apigenin is used primarily in research as a protein kinase inhibitor that may suppress tumor promotion and that has anti-proliferating effects
Side effects and precautions
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