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TMG Black Horehound or "Ballota Nigra"

«Ballota or Black Horehound (Ballotta foetida). Main activities: antispasmodic, anxiolytic, whooping cough alleviating, choleretic.
Therapeutic use: whooping cough, insomnia, tinnitus, climateric complaints.
Thanks to its sedative and anxiolytic action, it is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of neurotonic conditions of children and adults, especially in mild forms of insomnia, in hypochondriacal and anxiety symptoms that accompany menopause.
Recommended in urinary incontinence of nervous origin and in
the symptomatic treatment of cough, especially in whooping cough, where it decreases the frequency and intensity of pertussis attacks, the anxiety before the attack and the subsequent prostration: often you can see an impending crisis blocked immediately after ingestion of the remedy.
A further use concerns the treatment of tinnitus supported by vessel spasms. Employed in the presence of spasms of the gastrointestinal tract.
Ballota (horehound) also contributes to increase the secretion of bile.
Energetic vermifuge against pinworms and roundworms » [1].

«Ballota. Properties: Properties: antispasmodic, nerve rebalancing, tonic.
Indications: Indications: anxiety, neurasthaenia, mental instability,menopausal neuroses; sympathetic-tonic statuses (some forms of insomnia, digestive spasms), buzzing in the ears; pertussis.» [2]  

«Ballota. Action: antispasmodic, sedative, antitussive (cough sedative), anxiolytic, nerve tonic.
It is used in various forms of neurosis, agitation and anxiety.
The spasmolytic action is useful in spasms of the gastrointestinal tract, nausea, vomit (of nervous origin), cough and whooping cough.
It has demonstrated a remarkable colagogue activity, as it triples bile secretion. … It is also known as a good remedy to regulate menstrual cycles » [3].


[1] Enrica Campanini, Dizionario di fitoterapia e piante medicinali, Tecniche Nuove.
[2] Jean Valnet, Fitoterapia. Cura delle malattie con le piante. Aldo Martello – Giunti Editore.
[3] Francesco Perugini Billi, Fitoterapia, Edizioni Junior.
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