(Herbs Knowledge) Imperial Masterwort

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Imperial Masterwort Scientific Names and Common Names,Imperial Masterwort Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Imperial Masterwort Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Knowledge) Imperial Masterwort


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Imperatoria ostruthium L.

Common Names

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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Imperial masterwort is a perennial plant; the ringed rootstock is a dirty yellow or brown outside, white and milky inside. It produces an erect, glabrous, hollow stem bearing leathery, alternate leaves which are ternately or biternately divided into ovate, serrate segments. The petioles are dilated at the base. Flat, compound umbels of white flowers grow from the leaf axils during July and August.
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Where Found

Cultivated and also found wild in European mountain meadows.
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Medicinal Properties

Calmative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, stimulant
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Legends, Myths and Stories

Angelica is sometimes called masterwort.In the Middle Ages this herb was a panacea; go for everything that ailed a person. For this reason it was considered the king or emperor of all the roots, and that is how it got its name.
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A weak decoction used for catarrhal problems, fever, digestive difficulties, and lack of appetite, uterine cramps, menstrual problems, mucous congestion, gout, and rheumatism.
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Formulas or Dosages

The rootstock can be used fresh or dried.

Infusion: steep 1-2 tsp. rootstock in 1 cup water for 10 minutes; take 1 cup per day.

Decoction: use 1 tsp. rootstock with 1/2 cup water; boil lightly and steep about 3 minutes, then strain. Take 1/2 to 1 1/2 cups per day, a mouthful at a time, unsweetened.

Powder: take 2/3 tsp., 3 times per day.
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, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

, by Nicholas Culpeper, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1990, (reprint of 1814)

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, by Dr. H.C.A. Vogel; Keats Publishing, Inc., 27 Pine Street (Box 876) New Canaan, CT. 06840-0876. Copyright Verlag A. Vogel, Teufen (AR) Switzerland 1952, 1991

, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

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