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Uses of Herba Buena

 

USES OF HERBA BUENA:

NUTRITIONAL:
Cultivated as a spice for cooking. 

FOLKLORIC:

Dizziness:
Crushed fresh plants or leaves are sniffed.
Powdered dried plant as dentrifice.

Headaches
: Crushed leaves are applied on the forehead and temples.
Toothaches
: (1) Wet a small piece of cotten with juice expressed from crushed leaves; apply this impregnated cotton bud to the tooth. (2) Boil 6 tbsp. of leaves in two glasses of water for 15 minutes; strain and cool. Divide the decoction into 2 parts and take every 3 to 4 hours.
Flatulence:
Boil 4 tbsp of chopped leaves in 1 cup water for five minutes; strain. Drink the decoction while lukewarm. Facilitates expulsion of flatus.
Cough
: Boil 6 tbsp of chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for 15 mins; cool and strain. Divide the decoctioninto three parts; take 1 part 3 times a day.
Arthritis
: Warm fresh leaves over low flame; then pound. Apply pounded leaves while warm on the painful joints or muscles.
Mouthwash
: Soak 2 tbsp chopped leaves in 1 glass of hot water for 30 minutes; strain. Use the infusion as mouthwash.

OTHERS:
Peppermint oil is often used in pharmaceutical preparations to subdue unpleasant medicinal smells.Common flavoring in confections and dentrifices.

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