Ammi visnaga (Toothpick herb) 1 X Toothpick herb is a member of the Umbelliferae family and comes from the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Near East. Part used: dried ripe fruit. Ammi visnaga is used in the treatment of angina pectoris, upper respiratory tract inflammations and asthma. It especially targets whooping cough, abundant secretions of the respiratory tract, chronic bronchitis and sibilances. Its main active ingredient, khelline, has vasodilator and bronchodilator properties.
Aralia racemosa (American Spikenard) 2 X American Spikenard is a member of the Araliacae family and comes from North America, in Canada to Virginia. Not to be confused with Sarsaparilla (Smilax officinalis). Part used: fresh root and rhizome. Aralia racemosa is used as an expectorant. It is particularly useful in cases of asthma starting before midnight (usually worst around 11 p.m.); of sensibility to the least draught (often resulting in a cold or an aqueous, abundant and irritant nasal drip) and of coughs triggered by lying down.
Cardiospermum halicacabum 2 X Cardiospermum is a member of the Sapindacae family and comes from Southern North America, and Central America. Part used: freshly grown herb. In local traditional medicine, cardiospermum was used to treat respiratory illnesses and digestive problems. In homeopathic dilution, it is used in both skin and respiratory allergies. In vitro, cardiospermum blocks histamine reactions and has proven spasmolytic, hypotensor and anti-inflammatory effects. According to Dr. W. Schwabe(1), many allergy-suffering patients got significantly better results with cardiospermum than with cortisone. He therefore recommends cardiospermum each time allopathic medicine recommends cortisone (especially for serious allergy symptoms).
Galphimia glauca (Galphemia) 3 X Galphimia is a member of the Malpighiacae family and comes from Mexico and Central America. Part used: leaves and dried flowers. Galphimia is successfully used in all sorts of skin and respiratory allergies. A study published in Fortschritte Der Therapie followed 86 patients suffering from hay fever during two allergy seasons. Of the 41 patients from the treated group (galphimia 4 X), 11 saw their symptoms disappear and 23 noted a significant improvement. In the placebo group (45 patients), only 3 saw their symptoms disappear and 18 noted a significant improvement. No side effects were reported.(2) Galphimia is acknowledged in the German homeopathic pharmacopoeia.
Larrea mexicana (L. tridentata) (Paloondo, chaparral) 2 X Larrea is a member of the Zygophyllacae family and comes from the deserts of South-Western North America. Part used: whole dried herb. In traditional medicine, Chaparral was used as a blood purifier and against some cancers. In homeopathic dilution, it has expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties and it is useful in the treatment of respiratory tract infections and inflammations. Its role in Pollinosan is to drain the allergic terrain.
Luffa operculata (Luffa) 6 X Luffa is a member of the Cucurbitacae family and comes from Central America, South America and North Africa. Part used: dried fruit. Luffa is recommended in cases of atrophic rhinitis like those following a nasal decongestant spray abuse. It is typically effective for those with a crusty dry nose, or those who suffer from a head cold with pale or yellow secretions present mostly in the morning. These symptoms are generally aggravated in hot rooms and improved outdoors.
Okoubaka aubrevillei (Okoubaka) 2 X Okoubaka is a member of the Octonematacae family and comes from West Africa. Part used: dried bark. Okoubaka is used in the prevention and treatment of poisoning. Dr M. Kunz studied its ability to stimulate the bodys defense mechanisms against poisoning.(3) She noticed Okoubakas effectiveness against food poisoning, pesticide poisoning and many self-poisoning (auto-toxic) diseases like some diabetes. An allergy may be considered an exacerbation of the bodys defense mechanisms (the immune system) that start attacking normally inoffensive intruders. Okoubaka normalizes these defense mechanisms and allows the immune system to concentrate on real aggressors.
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