The infusion of grass cudweed has a moderate hypotensive effect due to the vasodilating effect on peripheral blood vessels, slows heart rate, increases blood clotting. It has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, has a choleretic effect, stimulates intestinal motility.
“Mild” arterial hypertension, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer (as part of combination therapy).
Dosage and administration
About 10 g (4 tablespoons) of chopped herb is placed in an enamel bowl, pour 200 ml (1 cup) of cooled boiled water, cover with a lid and heat on a boiling water bath for 15 minutes, filter at room temperature for 45 minutes, filter the remaining raw material. The volume of the resulting infusion is brought to 200 ml with boiled water. Is ingested 1-2 tablespoons 3 times a day before meals. The duration of treatment is determined by the doctor.
Before use, the infusion is recommended to shake.
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LSR-000054/08 P N002296 / 01 LP-000491 LP-001974 LP-000790 72/736/1/13
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Description of the plant and the collection of raw materials
Herbs of the genus creeper are known on all "green" continents, but the richest species composition can be found in Central and South America. Often swamp lozenges are confused with her close relatives: forest stalk and yellowish-white, field jab. Externally between these plants there are similarities, however, their medicinal properties are very weak.
Marsh plant, or marshy, is an annual, inconspicuous in appearance, herbaceous plant of the Compositae family, reaching a height of 30 cm. In arid areas, the stem height is much lower: 5-10 cm. The stem and leaves of the plant with greenish pubescence are covered with small hairs. Taproot thin and small. Lanceolate leaflets, stem - branched, sometimes woody at the base. Inflorescence is located at the top and is a basket consisting of small yellow flowers.
When collecting raw materials, one must be able to distinguish twin plants that do not possess valuable healing properties. Sushenitsa forest is much higher (stem up to 70 cm), has an inflorescence resembling an ear, and the pubescence of the stem and leaves in it is white.
In the gill, the inflorescences are located not only at the apex, but also in the axils of the leaves, and the stem begins to branch from the middle. The dried yellow-white flower has reddish flowers and without apical leaves.
Sushenitsa prefers wet, and even wetlands, often grows in vegetable gardens, in potato furrows. The Latin name of the plant reflects its moisture-loving nature and is translated as "swamp felt". Blossoms dried in June and July, the fruits ripen by September. Fruit - achene with tuft. Distributed, usually by birds. The plant propagates only by seeds.
Raw materials collection rules
Harvested marsh forage raw materials begin during flowering, in June-August. In herbal medicine, all above-ground parts of the plant and unripe seeds are used, so it is advisable to finish the harvest before the seeds ripen - before the beginning of September. Starting the collection of raw materials, it is important to remember that three or four plants should be left on a square meter for sowing, otherwise the next year the dead woman will not grow in this place. The collected raw materials of the swamp marsh has a salty taste and a very weak aroma.
Dig the plant along with the root, cleaned from the ground, insects and laid out to dry. It is necessary to dry the harvested grass in clear weather in a shady place, avoiding direct sunlight. Dry clean attics with natural ventilation and protection against flies are good for this purpose. If the air humidity is high, then for drying the raw materials, you can use drying chambers, electric dryers, setting the temperature to 40-50 degrees. In the process of drying the plants turn over several times.
Dried raw materials are crushed and decomposed into containers for storage. Harvested grass retains its beneficial properties for three years. You can store in paper bags, canvas and linen bags. Glass or wooden containers are also suitable. When storing it is necessary to ensure that the raw material does not fall under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, since its useful properties will be reduced.
The chemistry of the plant is not fully understood. But even what is known cannot fail to impress. Substances that are contained in the plant, have on the human body the most diverse effects.
- Essential oils soothe the nervous system, reduce excitability.
- Flavonoids normalize the work of the heart, stimulate the adrenal glands, stabilize blood pressure.
- Tannins (up to 4%) have a hemostatic, tonic, anti-inflammatory effect.
- Caratinoids (55%) neutralize free radicals, support the body's immunity.
- Vitamin A strengthens the immune system, increases the body's resistance.
- Vitamin K controls blood formation and blood clotting.
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine) normalizes metabolism, the digestive tract and the nervous system.
- Vitamin C supports the normal work of the cardiovascular system, controls metabolic processes.
- Trace elements: Cu, Al, Si, Fe, B, Br, Se, Mo - are part of hormones, enzymes, amino acids, are necessary for the normal course of redox reactions in cells.
- Phytosterols - prevention of atherosclerosis, strengthening the immune system, regulating cholesterol levels, normalizing hormonal levels, stimulating cell renewal, slowing down aging.
- Resins (up to 16%) and alkaloids.
- Chlorogenic and caffeic acids are strong antioxidants with anti-diabetic effect, lowering blood sugar levels.
- Coumarins have antitumor, antispasmodic, anticoagulant action.
Based on the chemical composition, the range of medicinal properties of the marshweed is very wide. It has the most diverse effects on various organs and organ systems of the human body.
Indications and contraindications for use
Instructions for the use of dried marsh forage should be studied before starting treatment. Preparations on the basis of raw material of cilia are shown for use in the following disorders of the processes of vital activity:
- Skin diseases: burns, ulcers, wounds, eczema, erysipelas, erosion, increased sweating of hands and feet, diathesis.
- CNS disorders: insomnia, neurosis, strong nervous agitation, migraine, stroke.
- Respiratory system diseases: pharyngitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, tuberculosis, asthma.
- Gynecological diseases: cervical erosion, colpitis, vulvitis, thrush.
- Disorders of the digestive tract: ulcers, gastritis, heartburn, low peristalsis, pancreatitis, constipation, stomach pain, liver disease.
- Diseases of the cardiovascular system: bleeding, varicose veins, hypertension, angina, tachycardia.
- Disruption of metabolic processes: diabetes, inflammation of the urinary system, reduced immunity.
- Diseases of the musculoskeletal system: sciatica, fractures and bone fractures, osteomyelitis, bone tuberculosis.
- Oncology: as a general tonic to improve the health of the patient.
Marsh lichen, its medicinal properties and contraindications must be considered before use. It is not recommended to apply treatment with charges containing the raw material of the dried eggs:
- People with a rare heartbeat (bradycardia).
- Patients with arterial hypotension (low blood pressure).
- Children up to 18 years.
- Patients with thrombophlebitis.
- Suffering from vascular dystonia.
- Having a high blood clotting.
- Patients with biliary tract disease.
- When an individual reaction to the substance of the drug.
- During pregnancy and breastfeeding - with caution, only after consulting a doctor.
Forms of drugs
Depending on the disease and method of treatment, herbal preparations have different dosage forms. Some of them can be cooked at home.
- Butter. To cook it yourself, you need to mix the dried raw materials with any vegetable oil, but better than flax or olive. The ratio of ingredients is 1:10. After a day, the composition can be used, but it is better to continue to insist for at least 10 days. This composition can be used in the treatment of trophic ulcers, wounds and other injuries of the epidermis. Regeneration of tissues occurs much faster.
- Infusion (alcohol). For its preparation requires fresh grass and 70% alcohol. Used in the initial stages of hypertension and disorders of the digestive system.
- Infusion (water). It is prepared by stewing on a water bath, followed by infusion. It is recommended to apply to improve immunity, to normalize the work of the cardiovascular system.
- Extract. The cooking process is long and complicated. Therefore, this form of the drug can be bought in finished form in pharmacies. Apply it externally to treat various skin diseases, including such serious as gangrene.
- Ointment. Easy to make at home using herb powder (1 hour), honey (1 hour) and butter (10 hours). Mix everything and put in a warm place for a few hours. Store ointment should be in the refrigerator.
- Alcohol oil tincture. To prepare, they take chopped grass of dried eggs, insist on 40% alcohol for 12 hours, after which they add vegetable oil and heat it in a water bath. Strain the prepared solution and store in a dark cool place in well-closed containers.
Most Popular Recipes
In Russia, cough drops and consumption were treated with lozenges. They drank, brewing it as tea and adding honey. Currently, grass pickings are recommended for treating a wide variety of diseases..
- Hypertension. Recommended decoction: a glass of boiling water for 5-10 g of dry raw materials. Boil for a minute, then cool and strain. It is taken half a cup after a meal, 2–3 times a day. This broth is stored no more than two days in a cool place.
- A stomach ulcer. They are mixed in equal proportions of rhizomes of cyanosis, chamomile flowers, and dried flowers. The mixture is diluted with boiling water and infused in a thermos for 3-4 hours. Receiving infusion before eating relieves pain and promotes healing of damage to the walls of the stomach.
- Insomnia. Herbal collections have a sedative effect, which include dried saplings, valerian, yarrow. The collection is poured boiling water and insist on a water bath. The effect of the reception will not be instant, it should accumulate within a month. This infusion is also recommended for strong nervous agitation, depression, fears, and other nervous disorders.
- Allergic reactions. Boil dry raw grass. In the cooled broth wet cloths and apply to the affected places. Broth can be used for compresses.
- Constipation and hemorrhoids. For these diseases, enemas with warm infusion of dried milk are used. The course of treatment consists of 5 - 6 procedures. For chronic colitis, enteritis, dysentery, they take the infusion of dried cakes in a tablespoon before eating.
- Pneumonia. In this case, herbal preparations with the participation of the dried lady are used as an additional, reducing agent after the critical state has passed. Acceptance of broth should be monitored by the attending physician.
- Skin diseases. For their treatment are used oil and ointment on the basis of raw material of dried milk. When weeping, eczema, the affected area is powdered with grass powder.
- Gynecological diseases. A warm herb infusion is prepared for douching with erosions, colpitis, and inflammatory processes. And also used tampons soaked with oil of dried eggs, which put on the night. Using broth can be treated with fibroids and myomas.
- Varicose veins Used for the treatment of the bath with the infusion of dried: 100 gr. herbs pour 5 liters of boiling water and steamed for twenty minutes. Infuse the solution for at least 10 hours, after which you can add to the bath. The duration of the procedure is about 30 minutes every day.
- To prepare soothing and relaxing baths, 150 g of grass is poured over 3 liters of boiling water, the solution is added while taking a bath.
- Inflammations of the upper respiratory tract, colds, reduced immunity. In these cases, use the infusion of herbs, which take half a cup no more than three times a day.
- Obliterating endarteritis. The disease should be treated comprehensively. Begin with foot baths for half an hour before bedtime. It is necessary to conduct a course of 16 to 28 procedures. In parallel, one and a half glasses of a decoction of grass is drunk per day. In those days, when the baths are not taken, feet are smeared with ointment from the crib at night.
- The bedsores For the treatment, an oil based on a mixture of herbs of cilia, hypericum and rose petals is used. The finished product is stored in a dark bottle in a cool place.
- Stroke. Treatment of the effects of stroke should be carried out continuously and be patient, as this is a very long process. Herbal preparations are recommended to alternate. In addition to the lozenge, the composition of reducing fees include hawthorn, mistletoe, motherwort, chamomile, calendula, valerian, etc.
In addition, the grass of the codweed is part of the numerous herbal teas used in folk and traditional medicine for the treatment of various ailments: enuresis, duodenitis, pancreatitis, arrhythmias and many others. Any herbal treatment must be coordinated with your doctor. Especially if it concerns chronic and severe diseases.
Looking at the dried cherries, we can recall the tale of the ugly duckling: the nondescript appearance of the plant does not correspond to its rich internal content. Sushenitsa, its medicinal properties and contraindications, which are few, use in various branches of medicine, makes it a truly unique medicinal plant.
If you regularly and regularly take herbal teas and herbal infusions, you can even get rid of some chronic diseases, prevent the development of hypertension, improve immunity, restore emotional balance, and normalize the GIT.