Useful and medicinal properties cleansing caustic( hare cabbage)
Jun 06, 2018
A perennial small plant 5-10 cm high with weak non-thick fleshy roots, weak lying or raised stems. Leaves are small, juicy, ovoid or rounded, sessile, tufted or torn apart. The flowers are dark, with sharp petals collected in a sprawling inflorescence. Blooms from June to September.
Acrid caustic is a fairly common plant in all areas. It occurs on dry sandy places, dry slopes, glades, on stony and calcareous soils.
Medicinal raw materials are grass, collected during flowering and dried in the shade in the air or in dryers. The juice of fresh grass is also used - which is very toxic.
Grass cleansing contains organic acids( lactic, oxalic, malic, succinic, ascorbic, tannic, etc.), as well as some sugary substances( sedoheptosis), flavones and alkaloid-sedamin.
Local cleansing is sometimes irritating, resorptive action is accompanied by narrowing of the vessels, increased intestinal motility, there are also indications of an exciting effect on the body.
It is established that when administered orally, the preparations have a stimulating effect, activate breathing and increase blood pressure, causing a narrowing of the blood vessels. Infusion of herbs is recommended for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as a laxative, tonic, with dropsy and malaria. The diuretic effect is due to flavonoids. In epilepsy take powder from dry leaves( about 1 g - at the tip of the knife - with sugar 3 times a day for 3 months).With bruises apply ointment from grass, cooked with pork lard( internal fat).Juice grass treated with contaminated wounds, poultices from the grass are considered a means of reducing warts and calluses. Freshly ground grass is applied to cancerous tumors.
In folk medicine purgative acrid brew like tea and drink with heart, stomach, liver diseases, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, furunclele, diathesis;preparations from purgative caustic are used for epilepsy, jaundice, anemia, children's eczema, skin tuberculosis in children;eat grass( preferably grass powder) with bread for malaria;ointment, prepared from fresh grass with pork fat, is used for fractures of bones and lichens;The same ointment with the addition of camphor is used for different types of tumors;juice is smeared with freckles;they drink decoction from malaria, ointment from the grass is applied to calluses, warts, wounds and ulcers.
Used in homeopathy.
Decoction 1: 3 g per 200 ml;half a cup 3 times a day, from malaria in between the attacks of the disease.
Decoction 2: 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day under reduced blood pressure.
Ointment can be made either from condensed broth or from grass powder: 1 part of grass powder to 4 parts of the base( butter or Vaseline).
In Bulgarian folk medicine, purification is used as an analgesic for hemorrhoids and soothing at
irritation of the anal mucosa and itching in.this area, as well as with scurvy, atherosclerosis, epilepsy, gruel from grass - for poultices with neoplasms.
In case of external application it sometimes causes irritation - this must be taken into account!