Useful and therapeutic properties Cudweed ( swamp )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Annual plant height of 5-20 cm.The root of the thin, weak, branched.Stem from the base of highly branched, densely covered with white felt, especially under the flower baskets.The leaves are pointed, linear or lanceolate, narrowed into petiole, more or less densely felted.The flowers are small, in baskets or egg-hemispherical shape, gathered at 1-4 on the ends of branches, axillary.It flowers from June until autumn.

Cudweed - a common plant in all regions of Russia.It is found along rivers, ditches, roadsides, meadows, swamps.

Medical raw material is a herb that is collected together with the roots.Purified plant and dust from the ground and dried in the open air or in the dryer.Grass harvested in the second half of June to September.Shelf life 3 years.Odour mild taste salty.

When harvesting Cudweed, or swamp, do not mix it with Gnaphalium sylvaticum with zhabnikom plow.Forest cudweed marsh is different from the fact that it stems simple, unbranched (not in the form of a bush) and gray and white-tom

entose;In addition, the baskets have cottonweed timber beams are not located, and one by one, forming the top of a long, narrow spicate panicle.Gnaphalium sylvaticum grows in forests, among shrubs.Zhabnik Paschen has stems, branching at the top, leaves lanceolate, pubescent leaves oborotki.

chemical composition Cudweed poorly understood.It is known that the herb contains tannins (4%), volatile oil (0.05%), tar (16%), fiktosteriny carotene (12-55 mg%), vitamin C and B ,null, traces alkaloids (gna-Falin), fat, coloring agents.

experimentally established that the domestic introduction of drugs cudweed is an expansion of peripheral blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, slowing heart rate, acceleration of blood clotting time and increased intestinal motility.

plant is well known as a sedative, analgesic, lowers blood pressure and astringent;cudweed drugs have vasodilating and hypotensive properties, relax smooth muscle tone, antibacterial activity, promote healing of wounds, ulcers, burns, erosions, stimulate granulation and epithelialization of injured tissues.

Assign cottonweed inside the treatment of hypertension 1 and 2 stage, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer and other diseases of intestine.The best therapeutic effect was observed, while assigning it to the roots of cyanosis blue, which, moreover, renders and soothing effect.With this treatment stops the pain, improves overall health, the patients gain weight, become more calm.

the treatment of essential hypertension in addition to the use of inside and do foot baths.Better to do it in the following sequence: 1/3 cup of broth Cudweed taken 30-40 minutes before a meal and after a meal to take a decoction of cyanosis blue for 2-3 items.spoon 3 times a day.After each well to do within 30 minutes of foot baths herbs cudweed (warm infusion) at a temperature of 35-40 "C

Externally grass uliginose used in the treatment of purulent wounds, the wounds themselves, burns, ulcers, fistulas in the form of tamponssoaked in the infusion, or as

baths (duration of the bath up to 30 minutes at 35 ° C). It is used topically ointment of grass cudweed to treat hardhealed wounds and burns.

in folk medicine used for angina pectoris, pulmonary tuberculosis,hypertension, angina pectoris, diabetes, headaches, insomnia, vague fears, diseases of the stomach and intestines, nervous excitability

Externally - in cancer, hardhealed wounds and burns, erosion and cervical ulcers


Broth:. 6.-8 g per 200 ml of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes, take 4-5 tablespoons in half an hour before meals with a stomach ulcer and other diseases

Broth cyanosis blue: 6 g per 200 ml...1 tbsp.spoon after meals, or 3 g per 200 ml;2-3 Art.spoons after meal.

Broth Cudweed: 20 or 30 g per 200 ml;by

1 tbsp.spoon 4-5 times a day before meals.

cottonweed Infusion: 20 g of chopped herbs pour

2 cups boiling water, boil for 5 minutes, insist 2 hours, take half a cup 3 times a day.Tincture cudweed

10 g per 100 ml of 70 ° alcohol;insist 7 days, take in hypertension for half hour. spoons before meals 2-4 times a day, with cavernous tuberculosis and lung abscess.

Baths: 150 g of grass boil in 3 liters of boiling water, simmer for 30 minutes, to take a bath for 30 minutes at a temperature of 37-40 ° C.

Ointment: 1 part herb powder into 4 parts butter and 4 parts honey;It is applied topically on the skin ulcers.

Infusion linseed or sunflower oil - when the skin burns.

cottonweed recommend and in cancer.