Useful and therapeutic properties of Shandra
perennial herbaceous plant 20-60 cm tall.Stem erect, branched from the base, blunt, four-sided, belovatoopushenny.Leaves opposite crosswise with petioles, okrugloyaytsevidnye non-uniformly-crenate, with wrinkled plate, veins on the upper leaf surface sunken at the bottom - strongly convex, covered with dense hairs, narrowed, heart-shaped lower leaves.The flowers without pedicels, small, arranged in several whorls.Quinquepartite Calyx, tubular, with 10 spiny and bent outwards, on top of pants teeth;whisk pyatilistny, fused, white, on top of the two-lipped, the upper lip is bent from the middle, bifid;the lower lip is curved downward, lateral lobes of her shorter, and the average share - wide;stamens 4, 2 outdoor longer.Fruit dry, breaks down into 4 nuts (2 cups).It blooms in summer.
Distributed mostly on dry debris, grass and weed-covered ground, especially in the warmer areas of the country.
Medical raw material is the aboveground part of the plant collected in the flowering stage.
feed comprises 0.3-1% of a bitter-substance marrubi to about 7% of tannins, 0.05% essential oil, resinous substance.
Shandra promotes the release of mucus in inflammation of the respiratory tract, acute and chronic bronchitis, whooping cough, and senile spastic asthma.It is also recommended for diseases of the liver and gall bladder, jaundice, gastro-intestinal inflammations, for painful menstruation and inadequate in patients with anemia women.
In the Bulgarian folk medicine Shandra recommended laryngitis, bronchitis, tracheitis, pertussis, tuberculosis cough, as well as inflammation of the kidneys and bladder, mowing, cramps in the abdominal organs, fever, rashes, scrofula, inflammation of lymph nodes, hemorrhoids, irregular andinsufficient menstruation.Broth from Shandra used for baths against skin rashes in children.
Infusion:. 2 teaspoons of minced raw pour a glass of cold water and allowed to stand for 3-4 hours (daily dose).
powder 4 g of raw material in 2-3 times daily.Cough: 100 g of raw material is boiled with 4.3 liters of water for 30 minutes (until the water boils away to 0.5 L), filtered and mixed with 500 g sugar.