Useful and therapeutic properties of Glechoma hederacea

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

(catnip, sorokaneduzhnik)

perennial herb of the family Labiatae with creeping stems, reaches a length of 15 to 60 cm, with raised flowering branches.Lower leaves are kidney-shaped, round or heart-shaped, on long, thin stalks, grow in pairs.The flowers are two or three rings in axillary, blue or violet light, rarely reddish or white, for the most part 6 in a whorl.Blossoms in May-June.The smell of the plants like the smell of mint, though with an unpleasant flavor.

ubiquitous.It grows in fields, gardens, between the bushes, in the lowlands along the shady banks of rivers, lakes and swamps, often found near houses.

collect plants during flowering.Dry air in the shade.Used aerial part.The taste of dried plant bitter, astringent, with a touch of mint.

Boudreau is used in diseases of the respiratory system - pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. - as a means of boosting the appetite, as well as in the treatment of renal disease, liver disease and gall bladder in the form of decoction:. 1-5 g finely chopped herb pe

r 250 ml of boiling water -daily dose.

In folk medicine - pain in the stomach and intestines, as a tonic and regulates the activity of the gastrointestinal tract remedy for catarrh of the stomach and intestines, gout, malaria, as emollient in diseases of the respiratory organs such as increases diuresis, and analgesic fornephrolithiasis, kidney disease, urinary bladder as a means of promoting the separation of sand, in tumors of the liver, pain after childbirth, chronic bronchitis and bronchial asthma as an expectorant and sedative.Boudreau also used for goiter and hearing loss.

This plant is often used with other herbs, have a similar effect.

External Glechoma hederacea is used for boils, ulcers, tumors, fractures, the healing of

wounds and for the treatment of various skin diseases, in the form of baths, etc. Fresh leaves Boudreau, well milled (until they turn into a doughy mass)applied to the patients skin sites.To do this, you can apply and dry leaves (in winter), but in such cases they should hover so they softened;. Used in fractures of bones as contributing to the regeneration of bone tissue and other

When scabies helps infusion leaf vinegar: rub them twice a day the affected areas.

When lacrimation make lotions from broth, which insisted for a long time.

The people have a preference for the fresh juice of this plant as a more active therapeutic agent than a decoction or infusion, for liver cancer.


Broth: 1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water.take 2- 3 tbsp.Spoon 4 times per day.

Infusion: 100 g per 200 ml;to insist for 8 hours;use for 2-3 items.spoon 3 times a day.

Tincture 15% -I: Take 15 drops 3 times a day.

Powder: one pinch 3-4 times a day.

mixture of 1: Leaf Glechoma hederacea - 2 tbsp.spoons, kidney poplar - 2 tbsp.spoons, black elderberry - flowers or leaves - 1 tbsp.a spoon.All mix, boil three cups of boiling water and drink for five receptions during the day.Eat with pneumonia.

mixture of 2: Glechoma hederacea leaves - 1 tbsp.spoon, root or leaves ungulates - 1 tbsp.spoon grass cocklebur - 1 tbsp.Spoon into three cups of boiling water;drink, as well as a mixture of the first composition.Tea from Boudreau is useful in inflammation of the airways and gastrointestinal tract.