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Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia Maritima)

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia Maritima) is a medicinal planet revered for its powerful health benefits. It provides several essential nutrients to the body. A regular consumption of this herb can be beneficial for the treatment and prevention of several kidney diseases. It acts as a natural diuretic and helps to prevent an excessive retention of water in the body. It is commonly used for treating ascites, and edema. The use of this medication can help in reducing the abnormal accumulation of fluids in the cells, tissues, and serous cavities.

HOW IT WORKS

Sweet Alyssum is a potent antiscorbutic agent. It can be used for treating scurvy. A regular use of this herb can provide relief from the symptoms of this disease such as pain and bleeding gums. It also acts as a diuretic agent. This effect of Sweet Alyssum is beneficial in the management of the disorders caused due to the retention of fluids. It increases the secretion of urine and supports the elimination of excess water from the body.

THINGS TO KNOW

Sweet Alyssum grows in dry, sunny regions in the Mediterranean. It commonly grows along the coastal parts of Britain. The young leaves, flowers, and stems of this plant are commonly used as a flavoring agent.

Sweet Alyssum is used in Spain for its antiscorbutic properties. It is also used as a diuretic agent to obtain relief from the symptoms caused due to the renal disorders and retention of water. It is highly esteemed as a natural astringent.

INDICATIONS & USES

  • Edema
  • Scurvy
  • Retention of fluids
  • Ascites

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE

The exact dose of Sweet Alyssum can be determined based on the condition to be treated, the severity of the symptoms and the age of the patients. The dose may have to be varied depending on the general health of the patients and the other medications they are taking.

BENEFITS & EFFECTIVENESS

Sweet Alyssum can be used in the treatment of kidney diseases. It can provide relief from the symptoms caused due to the retention of salt and water in the body.

Scurvy

Sweet Alyssum can help to prevent gum diseases like scurvy. The nutrients present in this herb can protect the gums and reduce the symptoms of scurvy such as pain and bleeding from the gums. (1)

Kidney diseases

Sweet Alyssum is considered an effective medication for treating kidney disorders. It can be used to treat renal failure, edema, and ascites. It helps to prevent the development and progress of these diseases by stimulating diuresis. It increases the removal of excess water from the kidneys by supporting the renal functions.

It flushes out the excess salt, and water thus reducing the swelling caused due to water retention. It can also help in the elimination of toxins accumulated in different organs and tissues by increasing the secretion of urine. This action of Sweet Alyssum helps in the natural detoxification of the body. (2)

SAFETY & TOXICOLOGY

Sweet Alyssum does not cause serious side effects when used in appropriate dosages based on the indications.

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