|Botanical Nomenclature||Saxifraga glabella|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Saxifraga glabella is an annual herb growing up to 15cm, with wavy, heart-shaped, serrate leaves, small, green-white flowers and oval fruits. The flowering and the harvesting take place in spring.|
|Region Found||Ioannina (Gramos, Smolikas, Metsovo, Peristeri, Vikos-Aoos), Arta (Tzoumerka)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Root, leaves|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The whole plant has astringent, antidiarrheal, antiemetic, healing and diuretic properties. Also, it is recommended for the treatment of nephrolithiasis, gallstones, diarrhea, dysentery, sore throat, wounds, dry cholera vomiting, leucorrhoea and vaginitis.|
|Method of Administration||The plant is administered in the form of herbal tea (15-20g of dried root in a cap of boiling water up to 2-3 times a day).
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||Gastrointestinal and kidney's irritation may be observed. No side effects are reported.|
|References||1)http://health-from-nature.net/Burnet_Saxifrage.html 2)http://robinsyard.blogspot.gr/2012/12/saxifraga-moschata.html 3)https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/s/saxgre28.html 4)http://medicinalherbinfo.org/herbs/Alumroot.html 5)http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/cdc/pdf/rarespecies_survey_2005.pdf 6)http://dilofo.gr/category/fysh-zagoria/chlorida/|