Useful and therapeutic properties of white dead-nettle ( dead-nettle )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

perennial herbaceous plant with straight, tetrahedral little pubescent stems up to 60 cm. The leaves are ovate or heart-shaped on long stalks, opposite, on the edge of krupnopilchatye like

nettle leaves, but do not cause burns.The flowers are large (up to 20 cm long), white, clear bilabiate.Located whorls 8-9 in the axils of the leaves;Corolla outside shaggy, fruit - nut up to 3.5 mm.It blooms from May to July.The flourishing as sometimes it can be observed until frost.

grows in forests, among shrubs, fences, orchards and weedy places.In the North Caucasus it is found everywhere often, but not massively.

Medicinal raw materials are the corolla, rarely grass, or the tops of flowering plants.Corolla should be harvested during the flowering period.Fees are only well developed neuvyadshie beaters, which must be subjected to drying immediately after harvest.Drying must be carried out in the shade, in a ventilated area, spreading a thin layer on paper or canvas.

flowers contain traces of alkaloids, flavon

oids, GIS-Tamin, tyramine, holil, tannins, saponins, essential oil, vitamin C, a large amount of mucus.

flowers in the form of infusion is taken orally for pulmonary, uterine and hemorrhoidal bleeding, inflammation of the kidney, renal pelvis, urinary bladder and urethra, with abrasions, eczema and others. Skin diseases.flowers decoction is taken orally as a strong styptic.Action flowers particularly effective when using the juice of them (and sometimes in the most grass).

Lamium album, especially its flowers, at the airway disease is very helpful (thanks to saponins and mucus), and its grass - in the treatment of dyspepsia, and to improve appetite.

Decoction use in folk medicine for the treatment of scrofula, boils, etc.. Pustular skin diseases, and its use as a tea without much dosage.

in a mixture with three-color violet and strawberry with leaves in equal parts dead-nettle is also useful in anemia, kidney disease and the spleen (in the form of broth), scrofula, abrasions et al. (In the form of infusion).

Application

Infusion: 1 tablespoon.spoon of dried flowers brewed cup of boiling water, after cooling filter and drink half a cup 3-4 times a day.

decoction of herbs or flowers: 20 g per 200 ml;1 glass 3 times a day or 1/2 cup 4 times a day as an infusion.

Fresh juice: before drinking is recommended to put in a water bath, then cool and take 1 glass (2 tbsp.) 3 times a day.