Lomatium - Lomatium Dissectum

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This Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum) monograph is an excerpt from the 1999, first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA. The expanded 3rd edition materia medica, and additional herbal tidbits are also available as a kindle ebook at Amazon and details on this e-book are here.

Lomatium - Lomatium dissectum in the Umbelliferae or Parsley family

Part used: Root.

Taste/smell: Resinous, aromatic.

Dosage: Infusion: 1-2 teaspoons of cut and crushed root, infused for 25 minutes; or a 1:1.5 fresh strength liquid extract: 10-30 drops 1-4 times per day.

Use: (a) Antifungal, (b) Antibacterial, (c) Antiviral, (d) Immunomodulator.

Lomatium is used for colds, flu, viral infections, fungal infections, bacterial infections and specifically for hard to treat infections of the urinary tract or respiratory tract.

Contraindications: Ingestion of the fresh plant root and fresh plant products has produced a skin rash in some individuals that disappears in 5-7 days after the plant is discontinued. Lomatium isolates with the resins extracted were created as a way for people to use lomatium and bypass the possibility of getting a rash. Some individuals get contact dermatitis from this plant.

If you are looking for directions on making teas or tinctures, please see our "Making Herbal Products" page.

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