Useful and therapeutic properties of renal sponding
Semishrub of the family Labiatae height of 70 cm, branched.Stems several, four-sided, with a touch of purple.The leaves are opposite, oblong or rhombic, up to 7 cm, on short stalks.The flowers are pale purple, up to 1.5 cm, irregular, bilabiate, gathered in whorls of 4-6, which form the pyramidal inflorescence apical.Fruit - egg-shaped nuts, enclosed by 1-4 in the cup, with the remaining fruit.
Homeland kidney tea - tropical Asia and northern Australia.At home it is an evergreen shrub, flowering and fruiting almost all year round.In the former Soviet Union kidney tea cultivated with medicinal objectives in Adjara, propagating softwood cuttings and maintaining queen cells in the winter in the greenhouse.Under these conditions, kidney tea blooms in July and August, but fruits do not ripen.
In medicine use leaves and tops of the shoots and leaves are called flushes.
chemical composition of kidney tea has been little studied.The aerial parts are found triterpene saponins, organic
Kidney tea has a strong diuretic and promotes the excretion of urea, uric acid and chlorides.As an 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 obtained by the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis of cerebral vessels and hypertension, in whom there was a violation of the kidney and liver functions.For persons with low acidity of gastric juice kidney tea is also useful.It enhances and increases the secretion of gastric juice content of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice.The beneficial effect of infusions
observed in cholecystitis.Probably, in such cases, the action is manifested renal tea as a mitigating spasm of smooth muscles.
renal infusion of tea 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 the form of heat for half a cup 2 times a day before meals.It recommended daily for receiving prepare a fresh infusion.