|Botanical Nomenclature||Lamium album|
|Common Name||White Dead-Nettle, White Nettle|
|Taxonomy- Family||Lamiaceae or Labiatae|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Lamium album is a perennial, herbaceous growing from 15 to 30cm, with heart-shaped, pubescent, serrated leaves and white flowers with purple-colored spots. The flowering and the harvesting take place from April to September|
|Region Found||Ioannina (Peristeri, Pindos, Smolikas, Gramos, Vikos-Aoos)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Leaves, bark|
|Active Substances||Mucus, flavones, carbohydrates, essential oil, saponins, tannins, isoquercetin and kaempherol (iridoids glycosides), histamine and tyramine (biogenic amines), chlorogenic acid, rutin (bioflavonoid)|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The herbal tea and the infusion are used as astringent, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypnotic and uterine tonic. The plant is recommended for the treatment of bronchitis, runny nose, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, as well as haemostatic during menstruation. Also, it is applied externally as astringent against eye's infections, vaginal secretions, wounds and varicose skin. In homeopathy it is used against diarrhea, menstrual disorders, bleeding after birth and prostatitis|
|Method of Administration||The plant is administered as expectorant, anti-inflammatory and hemostatic in the form of infusion or herbal tea (10g of dried flowers in 1L of boiled water, 2-3 times a day) and in the form of tincture (5-10 drops, in a quantity of water especially against stomachache).
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.nr-herbalist.com/lamium-album-white-dead-nettle/ 2)http://practicalplants.org/wiki/Lamium_album 3)http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_deadnettle.htm 4)http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/lamium-album-white-dead-nettle 5)http://ansm.sante.fr/var/ansm_site/storage/original/application/f1cd6c1fc56c26df70eab838e193b57a.pdf 6) http://www.first-nature.com/flowers/lamium-album.php|