HOLLY – ILEX AQUIFOLIUM

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Part Used:


Young Shoots

NOTE: These indications are only for use with embryonic plant stem cell tissues. Adult plants do not have the same constituents, actions or applications in most cases.

Additional Note: Due to the below mentioned phytochemical constituents it is easy to deduct that Ilex Aquifolium, about which very little of the young shoots is known, must have anti-aging benefits due to its DNA repair abilities, and protection of essential fatty acids from oxidation by being hepato protective and regenerative of dying cells. Antioxidant properties analogous to year round green leaves and a sign of great vitality.

The Ilex aquifolium is a broadleaf evergreen tree/shrub that is native to most of the central and southern parts of Europe. It is a slow growing shrub that reaches heights between 15 to 50 feet. Its thick, dark green leaves are wavy, glossy, 1 to 3 inches long, and grow on either a single-trunked tree or a multi-stemmed thicket. Sharp, stout prickles run along their edges. Most of the upper leaves have only a single prickle, due to reduced energy at the top of the tree. The tree produces crowded, small, whitish flowers (female as in Figure 64) male flowers that blossom in May and are succeeded by clusters of brilliant scarlet berries that decorate the Ilex aquifolium throughout winter. The fragrant male and female flowers are found on separate trees; they occur in clusters, and are white in color. Combined with its glossy leaves, these bright winter fruits render a striking visual in the winter landscape. The berries are eaten by birds.

Bach flower applications: The remedy for jealousy, envy, suspicion, desire for revenge, spitefulness or hatred, and is thus needed whenever these feelings are apparent. The positive quality of this remedy is forgiveness and love. These applications apply also to Plant Stem Cell Therapy.


Abstracts of Published Research on Holly – Ilex Aquifolium:


1. Planta Med. 2009 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] In Vitro Anticancer Potential of Tree Extracts from the Walloon Region Forest.Frédérich M, Marcowycz A, Cieckiewicz E, Mégalizzi V, Angenot L, Kiss R.

2. Acta Pharm. 2005 Jun;55(2):187-93
Antioxidant phenylacetic acid derivatives from the seeds of Ilex aquifolium.Nahar L, Russell WR, Middleton M, Shoeb M, Sarker SD.


Oligo-elements:


not investigated


Vitamins and Minerals:


B-2, B-5, B-6, C, E, Choline, Inositol.


Phytochemical Constituents:


2 beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy-p-hydroxy-6,7-dihydromande-lonitrile, 5-O-Caffeoylquinic-Acid 5-O, Alpha-Amyrin, Arachidic Acid, Beta-Amyrin, Butyric-Acid, Caffeine, Chlorogenic-Acid, Chlorophyll, Ergosterol, Fatty Acids, Fiber, Hyperoside, Flavonoids, ilicic acid, ilixanthin, Isovaleric-Acid, Linolenic Acid, Neo-Chlorogenic-Acid, Nicotinic-Acid, Oleic Acid, Pentadecanoic Acid, Phenols, Quercetin-3-rutinoside, Rutin, Rutoside, Stearic-Acid, Sterols, Tannin, Terpenoids, 3 types of Alkaloids: Theobromine, Theophylline, Trigonelline, Ursolic-Acid, Vanillin.

Dr. F. Moldenhauer has found in the leaves ilixanthin (C17H22O11). He also isolated from the aqueous extract the crystallizable calcium salt of a syrupy acid, ilicic acid. Ilicin is the bitter principle upon which the febrifuge property comes from the leaves or young shoots. Inhibited leukotriene B4 biosynthesis. Also inhibits non-enzymatic, peroxyl radical-stimulated lipid peroxidation in model membranes and was further a scavenger of the iron-dependent generation of hydroxyl radicals from hydrogen peroxide as determined by protection against deoxyribose degradation. While inhibition of leukotriene biosynthesis was not mediated by its known phenolic constituents such as hyperoside, rutoside, and chlorogenic acid, these compounds were responsible for the inhibitory effects of I. aquifolium against non-enzymatic lipid peroxidation and deoxyribose degradation. Flavonoids: quercetin-3-rutinoside (leaves) Terpenoids: alpha-amyrin. Ursolic acid. Sterols: ergosterol. Alkaloids: theobromine. Fatty acids: pentadecanoic acid, stearic acid (leaves); arachidic acid (leaves); oleic acid (leaves); linolenic acid (leaves). Alkanes. Cyanogenic glucosides: 2 beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy-p-hydroxy-6,7-dihydromande-lonitrile. Theobromine is a caffeine type alkaloid used to treat asthma. Ilex aquifolium has shown potential for Cancer of the Intestines, Liver and Stomach. Holly extracts have been used in folk remedies for dizziness, hypertension, and even cancer for centuries. New studies from Ireland, as reported in the New Scientist (December 1998), found that extracts from the roots and bark of English holly contain chemicals that look promising for the treatment of skin cancers and for strengthening the immunological effects of vaccines. Fibro Cystic Breast disease. With Silver Birch – Betula Verrucosa (Buds) restores to normal the breast therefore preventing breast cancer.


Plant Stem Cell Therapy Indications:
The Superior Calendula!

Note: Due to the below mentioned phytochemical constituents it is easy to deduct that Ilex Aquifolium, about which very little of the young shoots is known, must have anti-aging benefits due to its DNA repair abilities, and protection of essential fatty acids from oxidation by being hepato protective and regenerative of dying cells. Antioxidant properties analogous to year round green leaves and a sign of great vitality.


Ob Gyn:


‘P’ Fibro Cystic Breast disease. With Silver Birch – Betula Verrucosa (Buds) Mastitis, Mastosis, Benign Mastodynia. PMS.


Hematology Oncology:


‘P’ Ilex aquifolium has shown potential for Cancer of the Intestines, Liver, Skin and Stomach.


Immunological System:


‘P’ When combined with European Alder – Alnus Glutinosa (buds) together will abate the ill effect of vaccinations inoculation must take 3-5 drops of each sublingual every 2 hours till reactions have subsided. If there is a fever present to such reactions then add Boxwood 3-5 drops PRN. Inhibits leukotrienes which are naturally produced eicosanoid lipid mediators, which may be responsible for a number of the effects ofasthma and allergies. Leukotrienes use both autocrine signaling and paracrine signaling to regulate the body’s response. Leukotrienes are produced in the body from arachidonic acid by the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase. Their production by the body is part of a complex response that usually includes the production of histamine.


Infectious Diseases:


‘P’ Smallpox must give 5 drops sublingual every 2 hours.


Dermatology:


‘P’ Eczema, Psoriasis, Fissures of all sorts, Cuts in the corner of the mouth systemically and topically can be used. Skin ailment that just won’t heal. Holly lives up to its benefits contrary to Calendula which I am still waiting to see tangible result.


Pulmonary System:


‘P’ Asthma, Pleurisy, COPD, Infant apnea.


GI – Digestive – Hepatology:


‘A’ Intestinal antispasmodic. Diarrhea, Celiac Disease, IBS, Gastritis, Colitis, Jaundice. ‘P’ Excellent in Rectal Fissures, will open up the Sphincter of Oddi, also antispasmodic. ilicin acts decidedly upon the spleen, liver, and pancreas, producing a sedative effect.


ENT:


‘A’ Catarrh, Intermittent Fevers. Reduces buzzing sound in the ears, tinnitus.


Neurology:


A Anti-Seizure. Partial Seizures (petit mal). Dizziness due to Cervical Neuralgias. Leg cramps.


Opthalmology:


‘A’-‘P’ Cataracts, slows down the aging process and thickening of the crystalline lens. Improves the retina circulation and halts its aging. WithHolly –Bilberry – Hazel triad becomes an effective polycrest complex for cataracts management and to prevent aging of the eyes. Holly young shoots are always indicated where there are malformations in need of DNA repair and matters that just will not heal.


Endocrine System:


‘A’ Stimulates the cortico steroid secretion and potentiates the action of Black Current – Ribes Nigrum (buds).


Musculoskeletal System:


‘A’ Arthritis, Leg cramps.


Dental:


‘A’ prevent dental cavities by preventing the bacteria Streptococcus mutans from adhering to teeth.


Psychiatry:


Indicated in nervous temperament, easily aggressive and always in a rush. For this patient, where time passes to quickly. Jealousy, envy, hatred, suspicion. Holly is the remedy for vexations – those emotions which erode the soul, those which fill one’s thoughts with a desire for revenge. Holly emotions are devoid of love, and are based around strong negative feelings directed at others.