Useful and therapeutic properties of Drosera rotundifolia ( solar grass )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial, insectivorous, herbaceous plant 10-25 cm high. Stem shortened, with 2-3 floral arrows and socket more or less pressed against the ground, round leaves with glandular pubescence.Petiole pubescent, long (up to 7 cm).Floral arrows hairy, reddish.The flowers are small, white, gathered in the apical one-sided brush, before blooming bent, straightened later.Calyx tubular-campanulate, in fruit remaining deeply quinquepartite.Pyatilistny Corolla, petals narrowed to the base.5 stamens, pistil with three stigmas two-part.Fruit - oblong, smooth capsule, the seeds are narrow, light brown, veretenovid-nye.Flowers in June-August.

Drosera rotundifolia is found throughout the European part of Russia (except for southern areas), in Siberia and the Far East;very rare in the Caucasus.It grows in sphagnum and peat bogs with stunted pine woodland, rarely in damp sand.

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

In the grass contains naphthoquinones: drozeron and plumba-hin;proteolytic enzyme, anthocyanin pigments, tan-ning, ascorbic acid, malic acid, citric acid and others. acid.

In scientific medicine used preparations of the herb as an expectorant for bronchitis, laryngitis, whooping cough.In animal studies found spasmodic action herb preparations, and at plumbagina - the ability to inhibit the growth of certain pathogenic fungi and bacteria.

Drosera rotundifolia is used as a tincture, extract and alcohol tinctures, in a number of countries producing drugs sundew -. Drozerin, drozan etc.

In folk medicine, drugs of herbs consumed internally as an antitussive, especially in whooping cough, hemoptysis, bronchial asthma,atherosclerosis, and as a diaphoretic, diuretic and febrifuge, eliminates vomiting.

The fresh juice of the plant is used for warts.In some countries, sundew use for making liqueurs.


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

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

Broth-mixture: grass sundew, plantain leaves, grass violet tricolor mix in equal parts, 2 teaspoons of the mixture boil in a glass of boiling water.when you cough for 1 st.spoon 3-4 times a day.

Tincture 30% -I: 10-12 drops 3 times a day.Sundew gives good results in whooping cough and whooping cough because of nerves, with epilepsy.Use it and tuberculosis, fever, lobar pneumonia, arteriosclerosis.