• Useful and medicinal properties of the renal

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    Semishrub from the family of labial flowers up to 70 cm high, branchy. Stems a few, tetrahedral, with a purple bloom. Leaves opposite, rhombic or oblong, up to 7 cm long, on short petioles. Flowers are pale violet, up to 1.5 cm, irregular, bipedal, collected 4-6 in whorls, which form the apical pyramidal inflorescence. Fruits - ovoid nuts, concluded on 1-4 in a calyx, remaining at fruits.

    The home of kidney tea is tropical Asia and Northern Australia. At home, this is an evergreen shrub, blooming and fruiting almost all year round. In the former Soviet Union , renal tea was cultivated for medicinal purposes in Adjara, propagating with green cuttings and keeping queen cells in the winter in greenhouses. Under these conditions, kidney tea blooms in July-August, but the fruits do not ripen.

    In medicine, leaves and tops of shoots with leaves, called flushes, are used.

    The chemical composition of kidney tea has been studied little. In the above parts, triterpene saponins, organic acids, tannin, fatty and essential oils were found. Leaves and flushes are prepared several times during the season - as the plants grow. Dry in dryers.

    Kidney tea has a strong diuretic effect and promotes the excretion of urea, uric acid and chlorides from the body. In the form of infusion it is used for acute and chronic diseases of the kidneys and bladder, heart failure, accompanied by the formation of edema. Good results are provided by the treatment of patients with cerebrovascular sclerosis and hypertension, in whom impaired renal and hepatic function was observed. For people with a low acidity of gastric juice, kidney tea is also useful. It enhances the suction and increases the amount of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice. Favorable effect of

    infusions is observed in cholecystitis. Probably, in such cases, the effect of renal tea is manifested, as a softening spasm of smooth muscles.

    Application of

    Infusion of kidney tea is prepared from 3 g of leaves per cup of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes and insist in a warm place for 4 hours. Drink in a warm form for half a glass 2 times a day before meals. It is recommended to prepare fresh infusion daily for the reception.