Actions: Astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, fungicidal and febrifuge.
Indications: The decoction is used in traditional Native American herbalism, in long infusion or short decoction, in the treatment of diarrhea, colitis, diverticulosis and cystitis.
In mouthwash and gargle to relieve gingivitis and sore throat.
In external use, it is used as a poultice to cleanse and tighten bleeding wounds in vaginal douche to treat excessive vaginal discharge, thrush and uterine prolapse.
The poultice can also be applied to the skin to treat itching. It is also febrifuge, diaphoretic and styptic to lower fever. An infusion can be used in the treatment of colds, chills, coughs and abdominal pains. A decoction of inner bark can be applied externally in the treatment of eczema, itching and other skin conditions. Sprayed or decocted inner bark can also be applied to cuts and wounds to stop bleeding.
History: Canadian hemlock was commonly used in traditional Native American medicine by several Amerindian tribes of North America. They used it to treat various ailments. The bark is rich in tannin, is still sometimes used in modern herbalism for its astringent and antiseptic properties. They used hemlock bark to relieve diarrhea, colds, coughs and stomach upsets. In external use, they used it as a poultice to heal wounds or to relieve the itching of the skin. They extracted tannin from the bark of the hemlock, which was used to tan leather, and was also used as a tincture (the oleoresin derived from the bark is dark reddish brown). Annedda, this legendary tree rich in vitamin C that gave life back to Jacques Cartier's crew by saving them from a certain death from scurvy, was probably eastern hemlock, fir, white spruce or thuja, or a mixture of many of these, this enigma still lasts ... and makes ethnobotanists and historians work.
- Astringent / Diarrhea, cold with liquid discharge.
- Febrifuge / Helps to reduce fever.
- Antispasmodic / Relieves cramps of diverticulosis and intestinal colitis.
- Antiseptics / Colds, cystitis, infections.
- Fungicide / vaginal infection (Candidiasis), white discharge (In vaginal douche)
- In vaginal douche for uterine prolapse (descent of the uterus)
- As a gargle to relieve sore throat and gingivitis.
- In external use, (herbal tea as a poultice), to relieve the itching of the skin or to disinfect and heal wounds.
Ingredient: Canadian Hemlock or Eastern Hemlock organic dried inner bark (Tsuga Canadensis).
Dosage: Infusion: Infuse 4 tbsp (or a handful of bark) in 1 liter of boiling water, cover, infuse 10-15 minutes, filter, drink in 1 day. Short decoction: Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, one tablespoonful per cup of boiling water, (or 4 spoons for 4 cups), cover, remove from heat, steep for 5-10 minutes and filter. Drink 1 to 4 cups a day.
External use: Use a long decoction (simmer and infuse twice the time mentioned above) in a poultice, soaking a sterile or very clean tissue in this decoction (filter well), twist slightly, apply on the skin making it hold with bandage not too tight, leave for 30 to 60 minutes, repeat 2 to 3 times a day.
In vaginal douche: Use this decoction with a vaginal pear. Insert this decoction into the vagina 1 / day (not more than a week to not destroy the vaginal flora). We can add calendula flowers in this decoction, alternated with suppositories of lactic acid bacteria (Probiotics).
In mouthwash or gargle: Gargle or rinse mouth with short decoction 2 to 4 times a day if thrush, gingivitis or sore throat. (Can alternate with Vapo-Gorge).
Precautions: Contains tannins, do not take long-term, start with small amounts. Not suitable for young children, pregnant women or lactating women.
ORGANIC HERBAL TEA EASTERN CANADIAN HEMLOCK (Tsuga canadensis)
- Product Code: 100 g
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