|Botanical Nomenclature||Jovibarba heuffelii|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Jovibarba heuffelii is a perennial, herbaceous plant growing up to 30cm, with smooth, succulent, obovate cuneiform leaves and globular, six-parted flowers with yellow petals. The flowering and the harvesting take place from July to August|
|Region Found||Ioannina (Smolikas, Gramos, northern Pindos, Peristeri)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Flowers, leaves, root|
|Active Substances||Flavonoids, chlorogenic acid, gallic acid, protocatechuic acid, caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, syringic acid, ferulic acid, consecutive acid, alpha-resorcylic acid (phenolic acids), phenol compounds, tannins|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The leaves have healing, astringent and sedative properties and they are applied externally to the skin in the form of poultice for the treatment of insect bites, burns, wounds, abscesses, ulcers and skin inflammation. In folk medicine the plant is recommended in the form of herbal tea against pharyngitis, tracheitis, otitis and heartburn. Studies should be conducted to prove the antioxidant and antimicrobial action of the herbal extract, due to its high content in flavonoids and phenolic compounds, especially against attenuated fungal strains.|
|Method of Administration||It is applied externally to the skin as astringent and healing in the form of poultice made from the fresh leaves.
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)https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0029-1234968 2)http://sequimplants.com/jovibarba-heuffelii-different-hen-chicks 3) file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/465-468.pdf 4)http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/JMPR/article-abstract/C2D7CC429570 5) http://findmeacure.com/2009/07/15/houseleek/|