Home / Herbalist / Liubka


Useful properties and applications of the herb's

Useful properties of Lyubka

Platanthera belongs to the herbaceous plants of the Orchid family. Places of its habitat are forests with mixed vegetation, pine forests, meadows with moist soil in the European part of Russia, southern Siberia. In folk medicine uses the roots of the plants consisting of several large tubers is called salep. Dig them up at the end of flowering, dried in a dark room.

In chemical composition of roots includes the mucus (mannan), it has anti-inflammatory, enveloping effect in various diseases. In addition, due to the presence of starch, protein substances, sugars, mineral salts, bitter substances, essential oil and the content of calcium oxalate tubers are tonic and restorative properties. Also noted a diuretic effect of the plant, contributing to reduce the pressure.

The application's

Korneklubni Liubka two-folded can be used in enterocolitis, intestinal and uterine bleeding. Cleansing effect with their help, useful in poisoning by various toxic substances, Lubka is well suited to supply the body with exhaustion, which occurs after the illness (colds, flu). Enveloping properties help relieve pain, normalize the gastrointestinal tract, prevent the absorption in the lining of major organs of toxic substances.

The powder of the roots is administered orally, diluted in the ratio of 1:20 or 1:40 with water, or boiled and decoction administered by enema. To form a slime, raw materials in the ratio of 1:10 mixed with water or milk and shake well until a homogeneous mixture. Folk medicine has proven the excellent effect Lyubka for the treatment of impotence. Anticonvulsant properties of the plant can be used for upset stomach, diarrhea, inflammation of the bladder. The decoction helps to cure tuberculosis.

Lyubka infusion: 30 g tubers should be poured 0.5 liters of wine, brew and drink 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.

You tubers softening, provari in milk and use for outdoor applications.


Platanthera many years growing on the same place, its tubers ovoid-oval, growing every year. The plant has a fragrant aroma, itcalled the Northern Orchid. This species requires protection, it is in the list of the most rare herbs, so its harvesting are restricted or prohibited altogether. Attempts by growers to breed Lyubka on their plots failed. The forest dweller when transplanting from the woods did not catch on at home. The medicinal tubers are used to treat women's diseases, cough.

The Iranians recommend to prepare a special drink "cocoa".

Recipe No. 1: 1 teaspoon of powder from the tubers must be shaken in a glass of boiling water, hot milk or broth, add 1 tablespoon of wine and take half a glass 3-4 times a day.

Recipe No. 2: 2 g of powder from the tubers need to pour a glass of boiling water, stir and boil for 15 minutes. To drink broth it is recommended that 1 teaspoon 2-3 times a day. This remedy to treat catarrh of the upper respiratory tract and diseases of the oral cavity.

Contraindications to the use of Lyubka

Liubka is contraindicated in hypertension, chronic insomnia. The use of plants is limited for people with predisposition to allergic diseases.