|Botanical Nomenclature||Parietaria officinalis|
|Common Name||Eastern Pellitory-Of-The-Wall, Lichwort, Upright Pellitory|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Parietaria officinalis is an annual or perennial plant growing up to 60cm, with lanceolate, ovate, fluffy leaves, small, green flowers and oval, shiny fruits. The blossoming and harvesting take place all the year, mainly from June to September.|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||the whole plant|
|Active Substances||glycosides, flavonoids, fatty acids, tannins, mucilage, potassium nitrate and other nitrates, sulfur|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The whole plant is administered in the form of infusion as diuretic, cholagogue, emollient, healing and soothing. It is used for the treatment of cystitis, gallstones of pyelitis, urinary retention, and other various skin diseases. The herbal tea is reccomended against cold, cough, sore throat and rheumatism. The poultice of fresh leaves is applied externally against skin ulcers and inflammations.|
|Method of Administration||The plant is administered as diuretic, soothing and healing in the form of herbal tea (10-20g of dried herb in a 1L of boiled water, once daily), infusion (1-2 spoons of dried herb in a cup of boiling water, 3 times daily) and syrup (10-20g of dried herb into 50-100g of syrup). Finally, the fresh leaves are applied externally in the form of poultice and ointment.
Warning: The use of herb preparations is not recommended without seeking advice from your physician or pharmacist. The substances they contain may interact with the subscribed drugs that the patient already takes, thus eliminating their therapeutic efficacy or inducing toxicity. They may also burden further weakened vital functions of the body thus exposing the patient to increased morbidity and life threatened conditions.
|Toxicity- Adverse Effects||No side effects have been reported.|
|References||1)http://www.botanical-online.com/medicinalsparietariaangles.htm 2)http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_pellitory_wall.htm 3)http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/p/pelwal22.html 4)http://www.actaplantarum.org/floraitaliae/viewtopic.php?t=16266 5)http://www.votana-ygeia.com/products/165/%CE%A0%CE%B1%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B5%CF%84%CE%AC%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B1-Parietaria-officinalis-L.|