Lomatium for coughs – traditional medicinal food of Native Americans
It is a genus of 70 to 80 perennial herbs native to western North America.
Several species, including L. cous, L. geyeri, and L. macrocarpum, are sometimes known as biscuit roots for their starchy edible roots.
These are or have been traditional Native American foods, eaten cooked or dried and ground into flour. Their flavor has been compared to celery, parsnip, or stale biscuits. It is an herb similar to the parsley or dill plant. It is a member of the family, umbellifereae.
Several species are used for medical purposes, including the "dissectum" and "suksdorfii".
Remedy - Lomatium for coughs
It is used as an herbal medicine for cough and upper respiratory infections it also boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation.
Anecdotal Information: Some who have taken this herb for full-blown flu symptoms experienced full recovery within twenty-four to forty-eight hours.
Bradshaw’s version produces flowers in April and May, and matures seeds, its only means of reproduction, in June. Plants are low growing (10-30 cm) and have highly dissected leaves and yellow flowers in an umbel inflorescence.
If you succeed in obtaining seeds or plants for growing in your own herb garden – for best results plant them 1 foot apart. Grows to 3 feet tall.
Lomatium is an herb. It belongs to the Apiaceae family, related to parsley and also to the carrot . It grows naturally i western Canada and the United States.
Lomatium is used as an antiviral remedy treating colds, coughs, and infections. The herb is known for boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation. Most often Lomatium is used as a resin-free extract, taken in doses of 1-3 ml daily.
Lomatium may be used topically. When the problem is a wart, soak it in Lomatium tincture, applied before bedtime. Improvement and shrinkage will likely be seen in 4-5 days.