|Botanical Nomenclature||Alopecurus aequalis subsp Aristulatus or Alopecurus geniculatus subsp Fulvus|
|Common Name||Orange Foxtail, Shortawn Foxtail|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Alopecurus aequalis is an annual, evergreen bunchgrass growing up to 0,3m, with bicolored, yellow-green leaves, small, hermaphrodite, yellow flowers in oblong, cylindrical inflorescences. The flowering and the harvesting take place from May to June.|
|Region Found||Ioannina (North Pindos, Vikos-Aoos, Tymfi- Gamila)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Seeds|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The whole plant has antiinflammatory and diuretic properties. It is administered for the treatment of edema, varicella zoster virus (VZV) and snake bites. Nowadays, the plant is used only in folk medicine. A formulation prepared from a plant's extract, is used to detect and measure the specific IgE antibodies, which are produced by the immune system in an allergic reaction. Specific skin tests are used to diagnose and identify common environmental allergens, such as pollen, mold, spores, drugs (eg penicillin), foods, insect bites and some animal products.|
|Method of Administration||There are not any administration descriptions reported.
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.|
|References||1) http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Alopecurus+aequalis 2)http://practicalplants.org/wiki/Alopecurus_aequalis 3)http://wiki.medicinalplants-uses.com/index.php?title=Alopecurus_pratensis 4) http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/a/alopecurus-aequalis=shortawn-foxtail.php|