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Yerba Del Sapo 16oz


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Botanical Name: Eryngium Comosum
A.K.A (Common Names):
Sea Holy

Diaphoretic, diuretic, aromatic, stimulant, expectorant. Eryngo  promotes a free expectoration and possessing an aromatic principle is very  serviceable in debility attendant upon coughs of chronic standing in the  advanced stages of pulmonary consumption, in which it has been used in the  candied form with great benefit.  

It is useful in paralysis and chronic nervous diseases, alike in simple  nervousness and in delirium produced by diseases.

Boerhaave, the celebrated Danish physician, much recommended Eryngo,  considering that a decoction of the roots, drunk freely, acted on the kidneys  and is serviceable in scorbutic complaints. It is used with good results in  cases of bladder disease.  

The roots are also considered good in obstructions of the liver and in  jaundice, operating as a diuretic and a good restorative.

They have been pronounced balsamic, as well as diuretic, old writers telling  us that bruised and applied outwardly, they are good for King's Evil, and that  when bruised and boiled in hog's fat and applied to broken bones, thorns in the  flesh, etc., they draw the latter out and heal up the place again, 'gathering  new flesh where it was consumed.'

The leaves of A. ilicifolius are used to treat  rheumatism, neuralgia and poison arrow wounds (Malaysia). It is widely believed  among mangrove dwellers that chewing the leaves will protect against snake  bite. The pounded seeds of A. ebracteatus are used to treat boils, the  juice of leaves to prevent hair loss and the leaves themselves to ward off evil  (Malay). Both species are also used to treat kidney stones. The whole plant is  boiled in fresh water, and the patient drinks the solution instead of water,  half a glass at a time, until the signs and symptoms disappear (Thailand).  Water extracted from the bark is used to treat colds and skin allergies. Ground  fresh bark is used as an antiseptic. Tea brewed from the leaves relieves pain  and purifies the blood (widespread in both the Old and New World).