Thyme: plant native to southern Europe, from which the flowers are used and usually taken as an infusion. The essential oil has antiseptic and antibiotic properties. It is used in digestive disorders, such as colics, flatulencies or indigestions. Also used as an antitussive and expectorant against respiratory problems. It is also used as a good disinfectant for the skin and mouth.
Fennel: plant native to the Mediterranean basin. Fruits, roots and leaves are used. Internally it has a carminative effect, relieves intestinal pain and is used in different gastric problems. It also stimulates the secretion of milk in nursing mothers, it is a good expectorant indicated for the treatment of chronic cough has diuretic properties and its fruits and essential oil are antispasmodic. Externally, the leaves stimulate gastric motility and are used for eye washing. It should be kept in mind that the essential oil is partly toxic and the quantity must be controlled
Rosemary:: plant from dry areas of the Mediterranean, from which the leaves, flower heads and sometimes roots are used. It is used to tone up the blood circulation and nervous system, it is a good liver remedy and also to stimulate menstruation. The essential oil is antiseptic, stimulates circulation and healing, although it can cause gastritis and irritation.
Pennyroyal: plant from the Mediterranean basin and western Asia, from which leaves and inflorescences are used. It can be taken as an infusion or to make extracts or essential oil. It has effects mainly on the digestive system, favouring digestion and decreasing the formation of gases, among others. It is also used as insect repellent. Essential oil in large quantities can be toxic and is a good abortive.
Elderberry: a plant that comes from central and southern Europe, from which flowers, fruits, leaves and the inner part of the bark are used. It has diuretic, laxative and ant rheumatic properties. It is used against common colds, flu or other febrile processes, as it stimulates sweating and relieves headaches and nervousness. It can be used for mouth and pharynx conditions, and externally for bumps, bruises or inflammations.
Winter Savory: plant native to southern Europe, widespread in the Mediterranean area, which is used all as an infusion or as an essential oil. It has antimicrobial properties, and is used in respiratory or urinary conditions. It is also a good for the stomach, as it calms different digestive processes. Externally it is irritating to the skin, so it is not recommended.
* Information obtained from the “Encyclopedia of phytotherapy and medicinal plants” by Dr. Josep Lluís Berdonces.