Every plant is medicinal if people use it properly (Part Three)

2020-05-25 12.31.37
St. John’s wort (lat. Hypericum perforatum) is a plant that heals the skin and solves stomach problems. St. John’s wort or St. John’s wort grows everywhere like a weed. It grows mostly on abandoned fields. It has yellow flowers and green leaves. When viewed towards the light (sun), the green leaves of this plant appear pierced. These brighter spots on the leaves look like dots and represent glands with essential oil. This plant is a well-known and favorite medicinal plant. The upper half of the plant in the flower is harvested for treatment (Hyperici herba). It has a pleasant smell and a bitter and pungent taste. It contains essential oil tannin, various dyes (hypericin) and other ingredients. It is mostly used for the preparation of medicinal oil (Oleum hyperici). The oil is used to treat wounds, cuts, blisters and other skin injuries. St. John’s wort tincture is used to drink against pain in the stomach, liver, diarrhea and other stomach problems, as well as digestive disorders. St. John’s wort is used in modern medicine and the cosmetic industry as an important ingredient and raw material from which ingredients for skin care and protection are obtained.
Nettle (lat. Urtica dioica) is a plant used in health and economic form. Nettles give excellent results against bleeding (plant tops are used). Chop the tops of the plant and squeeze the juice. Take one tablespoon of nettle juice 4 to 5 times a day. Nettle tea is great against heartburn. Against lung disease and cough should drink a medicinal tincture of nettle. One glass twice a day. The tincture is made from the roots, stems and leaves of nettle. All lung diseases can be cured even better if corn grits are added to the nettle tincture. Boil the nettle until it boils and lubricate cuts and open wounds with this liquid to heal faster. Nettle tree and leaf coverings are great for killing, falling and the like. These wraps are good for pimples and sores on the lips. Beating with fresh nettles strongly burns the skin but is a great remedy for rheumatism. A breastfeeding woman will have more milk if she eats one tablespoon of nettle seeds a day. Since ancient times, nettle has been introduced into the kitchen in England and Scotland. Even today, nettle is cooked and pies, stews, teas and soups are made from this plant. In England, nettle is mixed with spinach and cabbage or asparagus. During the famine years, the people of Ireland ate nettles. French mountaineers cook nettle mixed with butter and oil. This dish has a pleasant bright green color and a very pleasant taste. The green color of nettle comes from plant greens (chlorophyll). Nettle is the best and healthiest as soon as it is harvested. For the nettle salad, use the tops of plant stems. Add oil and vinegar and your salad is ready. Nettle quenches thirst and cools the body. It is therefore a good irritant for digestion. Nettle can be used for eating from early spring to late autumn. When cut to the ground, the nettle again gives young shoots and stems.
Thyme (lat. Thymus serpyyllum) is a favorite herb against whooping cough. It’s called Grandma’s Soul or Wild Basil. This is one of the most popular medicinal plants. It grows as a dense shrub on dry meadows and forest clearings. It blooms throughout the summer. It has a pleasant and aromatic scent. Herbaceous shoots in the flower (Serpylli herba) are collected. They are dried in drafts and cold places. Then they are well packaged to preserve the scent and color. Herbaceous shoots contain essential oils, tannin and other valuable ingredients. To make it easier to cough up and expel the accumulated mucus from the body, a herbal mixture of 15 grams of thyme, 15 grams of bitter gourd root and 20 grams of coltsfoot leaves is prepared. All plants should be finely chopped. Take one tablespoon of the small mixture and pour over a cup of boiling water. Leave to stand for 15 to 20 minutes. Squeeze and sweeten if desired. Drink in small sips a warm beverage at least 2 to 3 cups a day. This plant is used to strengthen the stomach and against cramps in the digestive organs. Nettle tea can rinse the mouth and throat, genitals. Nettle tea compresses are used for various skin diseases. Essential oil (Aetheroleum) is obtained by distillation using water vapor from the plant. This fragrant liquid has antiseptic properties because it contains phenyl compounds (carvacrol and thymol).
The thyme plant (Thymus vulgaris) resembles thyme. Thyme is a wild plant that grows in the Mediterranean area. The above-ground herbaceous part in the flower (Thymi herba), leaves (Thymi folium) and essential oil (Aetheroleum Thymi) are used. Thyme contains more essential oil than thyme. Thyme is a medicine and spice in dishes. It is used to prepare various preparations (extract, syrup and tincture) against whooping cough. Thyme essential oil has strong antiseptic properties. It is used to prepare toothpaste, mouthwash and disinfectant water and personal hygiene products. Thymol is obtained from the essential oil of thyme. It is a phenolic compound, a preservative, an antiseptic and an agent against intestinal parasites (it is prepared only in pharmacies).


    • Dear jvtripioauthor,
      Great. These days any garden even on some balcony is a great solution for all of us. Wishing you always all the best. Amela.


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