vrijdag, september 14, 2012
Het meest opmerkelijke in de praktijk is zijn progesteron-achtige werking, waardoor werkzaam bij pijnlijke menstruatie en PMS.
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Clin Drug Investig. 2006;26(10):567-73. Treatment of Aphthous Stomatitis with topical Alchemilla vulgaris in glycerine. Shrivastava R, John GW. Naturveda-Vitro-Bio Research Institute, ZAC de Lavaur, Issoire, France.
Recurrent aphthous ulceration is the most common oral mucosal disease known. It presents as three types: minor (most prevalent), major and herpetiform. However, there are no well established effective and reliable treatments of this condition. Alchemilla vulgaris (Lady's Mantle) has traditionally been used in oral hygiene and was recently shown to accelerate wound healing when used in combination with glycerine. The objective of this study was to determine whether this combination is effective in the treatment of the most prevalent form of aphthous ulcers.
An open-label study was conducted in 48 otherwise healthy male and female patients aged 4-44 years to determine the putative healing properties and tolerability of a standard 3% extract of A. vulgaris in glycerine (Aphtarine) on common minor oral ulcers. Patients with major or herpetiform ulcers were excluded from the study.
Topical application three times daily of Aphtarine gel to minor mouth ulcers relieved discomfort and produced complete healing in the majority of patients (60.4%) within 2 days and in 75% within 3 days, compared with 10.4% and 33.3%, respectively, without treatment and 15% and 40%, respectively, with commonly available treatments. Most patients appreciated the product's ease of application, taste and texture. Aphtarine was well tolerated locally and most patients rated the product good to excellent overall.
Alchemilla is one of an aggregate of species collectively referred to as lady's mantle, all possessing similar medicinal properties. Many are cultivated. Medieval alchemists collected rain water or dew collected in the leaf center and used it for its purported magical and medicinal powers. This custom derived from the plant's generic name, alchemilla , which is from the Arabic word, “alkimiya” (universal cure for disease). In medieval tradition, it was used to treat wounds and female ailments. It has long been dedicated to the Virgin Mary, since the leaf lobes resemble the edges of a mantle. Among lady's mantle's historical uses are as a mild astringent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, menstrual cycle regulator, treatment for digestive disorders, and relaxant for muscular spasms. Externally, it was used widely in bath preparations, wound healing, skin bruises, and as an herbal cosmetic.
Les Alchémilles sont douées de vertus ‘progestérone mimétiques’, c'est-à-dire agissent à la manière de la progestérone ; il est bien connu que l’un des multiples effets de la progestérone sécrétée naturellement au niveau ovarien est de contribuer à l’élimination de l’eau des tissus (les oestrogènes agissent de manière inverse).http://christian-escriva-helichryse.promonature.com/precis%20phytotherapie%20extrait%203.pdf