|Botanical Nomenclature||Linaria vulgaris|
|Common Name||Butter-And-Eggs, Common Toadflax, Yellow Toadflax|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Linaria vulgaris is a herbaceous, perennial plant growing from 25 to 60cm, with smooth, linear leaves and yellow, hermaphrodite flowers with orange top. The flowering and the harvesting take place from July to September|
|Region Found||Ioannina (Gramos)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||The whole plant|
|Active Substances||Linarine, linarosine, linarasine, tannins, citric acid, iron, magnesium, calcium, mucus, essential oil|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The herbal tea is administered as astringent, laxative, diuretic, hepatic and antidiarrheal. It is recommended for the treatment of edema, cystitis, jaundice, liver and gallbladder diseases. It is applied externally to the skin in the form of poultice against various skin diseases such as rashes, ulcers, inflammation, wounds and hemorrhoids.|
|Method of Administration||It is administered as a diuretic in the form of herbal tea (a quantity of dried leaves in a cup of boiled water, 2-3 times a day) and in the form of infusion. It is applied externally to the skin as soothing and healing 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 are reported. Attention required as the plant has narrow therapeutic range. Plant's consumption must be avoided during pregnancy.|
|References||1) https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/t/toadfl19.html 2)http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Linaria+vulgaris 3)http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/l/linaria-vulgaris=yellow-toadflax.php 4)http://practicalplants.org/wiki/Linaria_vulgaris 5)http://montana.plant-life.org/species/linaria_vulga.htm|