Orris Dried Whole Root

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Latin Name : Iris Germanica

Iris (cocktail, iris, chicken root) is a perennial plant of the Iris family, characterized by numerous medicinal properties widely used in traditional medicine and pharmaceutical industry.

  • Great Antiseptic: The essential minerals and the oils provide a healing effect to the person and act as great antiseptics. Various types of burns, scars   are done away through an application of orris powder.
  • Relieves Lung Congestion, Diarrhea & Other Problems: Heavy congestion in the lungs, diarrhea etc. all can be cured by intake of this powder. The orris root helps to minimize the inflammation and swellings in the bronchial area, thereby minimizing the effect of nasal problems.
  • Strong & Healthy Teeth: Orris root  is very commonly used in the tooth powders and the pastes to emit a fresh and a good fragrance. Normally dried roots are given to the babies for teething as it makes their teeth stronger and healthier.
  • Diseases of the digestive organs: The root contains bitterness and essential oil, which allows its use in liver diseases, stomach cramps, gallstones, stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, gastroenteritis, gastritis anhydride and other diseases of the digestive organs.
  • Urinary system: Improves kidney function and is a good protector for them, therefore, the iris is used to treat diseases of the urinary system.
Decoction: In a pot, bring 3 cups of cold water, 2-3gr of orris root to a simmer. Gently decoct (simmer) for 30 minutes. Strain out herbs and return liquid to pot. . Drink 1-3 cups of tea a day. Add if you want one spoonful of honey at a time and dissolve over very low heat until you reach desired sweetness. For external use the decoction is prepared by boiling 2-3gr of dry root for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain it and use it for washes and baths.
Orris seems to be safe for most people when taken by mouth. There are no known side effects if the root is carefully peeled and dried. In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using any herb especially if you’re taking other medications or having health problems.

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