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Cottonweed marsh

Chemical composition and application of useful properties of cudweed herb swamp

Botanical characteristics of cottonweed

Marsh cudweed is a low annual plant of the Asteraceae family. Stem cudweed branching from the base, over the entire surface of the stem is felt by a silvery-white colour. On a low stalk there once the leaves are small in size, which taper to the base of a petiole. At the end of each branch are bundles, or head, consisting of small pale yellow flowers. Flower baskets on the sides surrounded by the upper leaves.

The fruit cottonweed – achene greenish-gray or light brown color and oblong shape. The achene has a Pappus. The plant blooms in August, and fruits ripen in September-October. One plant cottonweed you can collect up to 500 seeds, which remain viable for 5 years. Sushenitsu can be seen in any place of Russia: in Siberia, the Caucasus and the far East. The plant prefers to grow along rivers and lakes, in ditches, in woods and near swamps.

Useful properties of cottonweed

Cottonweed has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The plant is used as a means to expand the vessels. It has astringent and sedative properties. Cottonweed enhances peristalsis and accelerates the reparation and regeneration of the surfaces of wounds and ulcers on the skin. In solenice contains a complex of vitamins and nutrients, so it is used as a means of boosting the immune system.

Preparations cottonweed lower blood pressure, accelerate blood clotting. Cottonweed is used as excellent tools in the treatment of stomach ulcers, hypertension and for healing various wounds on the skin.

The use of cottonweed

Due to its chemical composition cottonweed used in folk medicine for the treatment of many diseases. It is used for stomach ulcers, hypertension, the presence of wounds and ulcers.

Of cottonweed infusions, decoctions and fees for rinsing.

The collection of cottonweed for pneumonia. To make it, take 1 teaspoon of cottonweed (grass), 2 teaspoons of pine buds and the same amount of grass violet. Add 2 teaspoons of thyme herb and 1.5 teaspoons of leavesplantain. All mix well. Now 1 teaspoon of this collection pour 200 ml boiling water and leave to infuse for half an hour in the heat. Make the collection you need 50 ml 4 times a day warm.

Collection cottonweed gastric ulcer. Take 4 teaspoons of cottonweed and the same roots cyanosis blue. Added to these herbs 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers. Next, take 1 teaspoon prepared collection and fill a glass of boiling water. Pour everything into a thermos and keep there for about three hours. Strain the ready collection, accept him in severe pain for 1 tablespoon three times a day. medication should be performed 20 minutes before a meal.

A decoction of cudweed for taking baths for varicose veins. To prepare the broth should take 100 grams of herb cottonweed and cover them in a container with 5 liters of water, bring to the boil and remove from heat, leave for 10 hours to infuse, then pour into the tub and bathe for half an hour. The water temperature should not be below 32 and not above 37 degrees above zero.

Oil of cottonweed for burns. Taking dry grass cudweed, it is crushed and pour vegetable oil. To 10 grams of grass take 100 ml of oil. Before adding oil, it should heat up to 60 degrees. The oil with the herb infuse for 12 hours. Currently the oil is heated in a water bath for half an hour. Strain the oil, they smeared the burns thrice a day. This oil not only to lubricate the burns, but also to treat wounds, sores and even boils.

A decoction of cudweed. Take 2 tablespoons of dry grass cudweed and fill it with 150 ml of boiling water. Put the composition for 5 minutes at low heat. Capacity grips, wrap a towel and leave for 2 hours. Strain the broth through cheesecloth, it take a glass three times a day. A decoction is used for inflammation, to strengthen heart contractions and as a means of boosting the immune system.

Collection with heartburn and abdominal pain. Take 1/3 teaspoon of dry grass cudweed, centaury and St. John's wort. Now pour this mixture 500 ml of boiling water and put 1 hour in a warm place. Take the infusion of 70 ml three times a day.

The collection of cottonweed in the treatment of gastritis with high acidity. This collection preparing is easy, but it requires a lot of different herbs. So, take 4 teaspoons of plantain leaves and cottonweed. Now add the following herbs: 2 teaspoons and knotweed centaury, and half a teaspoon of yarrow. To this mixture fall asleep 1 teaspoon of mint leaves, as much calamus root and half a teaspoon of caraway fruit. Now take 1 teaspoon of this collection and pour a glass of boiling water. Leave the medicine ina thermos for the night. Filter means and take 100 ml 4 times a day after meals.

Collection for insomnia. Take 1 teaspoon of herb cudweed, as much yarrow and motherwort. To this mixture add 1/3 teaspoon of Valerian root. Now take 1 teaspoon prepared collection and pour 200 ml of boiling water, leave in a warm place for 6 hours to infuse. Accept the collection of 150 ml three times a day. The course of treatment will amount to 3-3,5 weeks.

Contraindications to the use of cottonweed

At the moment, there are no known contraindications to using this herb.