Lomatium is a powerful herbal antibiotic that is highly effective for the respiratory ailments such as COPD, pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchitis, chronic cough, and asthma. Lomatium can also significantly improve overall immune function and is a fantastic herbal preventative to use during cold and flu season.
Lomatium contains antiviral properties that have been shown to be a potent treatment for viral illnesses such as influenza, hepatitis, mumps, hiv, shingles, measles, chicken pox, mononucleosis and epstein barr. It also has the ability to help relieve chest pain and upset stomach that frequently accompanies the flu.
Lomatium is also particularly beneficial for urinary tract and bladder infections. Lomatium’s strong anti-inflammatory properties are known to decrease swelling in joints and reduce bloating and edema which makes it a great herb for those who have autoimmune disorders and suffer with chronic pain, fatigue, lower back pain, and inflammation.
Lomatium has the ability to make the blood more alkaline which can help to detoxify the body. Topically, lomatium is excellent for disinfecting cuts, scrapes, rashes, and wounds. Lomatium grows in the wild in the south west and was revered by the Native Americans as one of their top herbal antibiotics.
Potent natural antiviral and antibacterial.
- Helps inhibit growth of candida.
- Useful against a broad spectrum of stubborn infections.
- Stimulates immune response and decreases inflammation.
- Good tasting and alcohol-free, great for kids and adults!
The Lomatium dissectum plant is a natural medicine with extensive traditional use by the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest and Northern Nevada, where it grows. It has been used primarily for upper respiratory infections, although many other uses have been noted. When the 1918 influenza epidemic hit Northern Nevada, Dr. Ernst Krebs of Carson City noticed that unlike others, the local Washoe native people were not dying of the flu. He asked about their medicine, which turned out to be Lomatium. Botanists named it Leptotaenia dissecta until 1942, when it was renamed Lomatium dissectum.
In recent years, Lomatium has been widely used for upper respiratory tract infections, both viral and bacterial in origin. It may slow or halt the progression of a cold or flu, or help with asthma and bronchitis, and can be helpful in severe states of immunodeficiency. Lomatium is also an effective helper in fighting Candida. Anecdotally, some parents of autistic children have reported symptom improvements while using Lomatium.
An early study of Lomatium dissectum (1948) showed some level of inhibition of the growth of all 62 strains and species of bacteria and fungi tested. The infection strains tested included Clostridia, Candida, Shigella, Pseudomonas, E. coli, Staphylococcus. Aureus, Streptococcus, Diplococcus pneumonia, Corynebacterium diptheria, Hemphilus influenza, Neisseria gonorrhea and Tuberculosis. This list illustrates the broad range of infections which Lomatium may help with.
A small number of individuals see a rash when using Lomatium. This is believed to be a cleansing reaction, and is not dangerous. If a rash is seen, reduce dosage, and it should subside in a few days. Some herbalists suggest taking Oregon Grape or Dandilion along with Lomatium, to reduce the chance of a rash. Discontinue use if rash lasts more than a week. Consult your practitioner if needed.