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Useful and medicinal properties of sundew of round-lipped( sunny grass)

  • Useful and medicinal properties of sundew of round-lipped( sunny grass)

    A perennial, insectivorous, herbaceous plant 10-25 cm high. The stem is shortened, with 2-3 floral arrows and rosette, more or less pressed to the ground, round glandularly pubescent leaves. Leaf crustaceate pubescent, long( up to 7 cm).Floral arrows are pubescent, reddish. The flowers are small, white, collected in lopsided apical brushes, bent before bunting, later straightening. Calyx tubular-campanulate, remains with fruits, deeply five-parted. Corolla five-pointed, petals narrowed to the base. Stamens 5, pestle with three dvuhzadelnymi stigmas. Fruit - oblong, smooth capsule, seeds narrow, light brown, fusiform. Blooms in June-August.

    Round-leaved strawberry occurs throughout the European part of Russia( except for the southern regions), in Siberia and the Far East;very rarely in the Caucasus. It grows on sphagnum and peat bogs with a small pine forest, rarely on wet sands.

    Medicinal raw material is the aboveground part of the plant with flowers, collected during flowering. Shelf life is up to 2 years.

    The grass contains naphthoquinones: drozeron and plumba-gin;proteolytic enzyme, anthocyanin pigment, tannin, ascorbic, malic, citric, and other acids.

    In scientific medicine, herbal preparations are used as an expectorant for bronchitis, laryngitis, whooping cough. In animal experiments spasmodic action of herbal preparations was found, and in plumbagin - the ability to suppress the growth of some pathogenic fungi and bacteria.

    In the folk medicine, herbal preparations are used inside as antitussive, especially with whooping cough, hemoptysis, bronchial asthma, atherosclerosis, bronchial asthma, atherosclerosis,as well as a diaphoretic, diuretic and antiplatelet remedy, eliminating vomiting.

    Fresh juice of the plant is applied from warts. In some countries, sour milk is used to make liqueurs.

    Application of

    Infusion: 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3-5 times a day( expectorant).

    Easy broth or infusion on water( for 6 hours): 25 g per 400 ml, with the addition of 4 g of sodium bromide;with whooping cough by 1 tbsp.spoon 3-4 times a day.

    Broth-mixture: sundew grass, plantain leaves, tri-colored violet grass in equal parts, 2 parts of a spoonful of a mixture to brew in a glass of boiling water;when coughing for 1 tbsp.spoon 3-4 times a day.

    Tincture 30%: 10-12 drops 3 times a day. Rosyanka gives good results in whooping cough and convulsive cough on the nerves, with epilepsy. They also use it for tuberculosis, fever, croupous pneumonia, arteriosclerosis.