The Labrador tea – the healing properties and benefits
Marsh herb with medicinal properties
The name rosemary has received for toxic properties possessed by all parts of this plant. Bagwith means to poison. However, do not rush to bring it to the black list. Under recommended doses, it can bring many benefits, as it contains in its composition a lot of biologically active substances and has considerable healing power.
Labrador tea – evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae. It grows mainly in the swamp, as they prefer peaty, acidic soil. During flowering the plant exudes a stupefying pungent smell, which can lead to headaches, dizziness and even loss of consciousness.
Tall shrub, can reach one meter. Has leaves lanceolate, leathery, of the next building. Blossoms in may-June. Inflorescences have the appearance of an umbrella with numerous small white flowers. After oblecenie petals on the peduncles remain multi-seeded oblong fruit-capsule, with a diameter of 7 mm. Here is the Labrador tea in bloom:
Ledum is rarely found in dry, sandy soil — this plant prefers bogs and ravines
The plant is considered dangerous for their poisonous properties, therefore when harvesting is necessary to observe certain precautions:
not to go to the swamp one;
use respirators and gloves;
at the first sign golovokrugeniem a place of preparation and if necessary consult a doctor.
Interesting fact! In the olden days rosemary is mixed into the tobacco blend, getting, thus, more robust varieties.
Rhododendron tomentosum when used correctly has many medicinal properties. It contains essential oils, flavonoids, glycosides and other healthy substances.
The chemical composition of rosemary:
micro and macro elements;
the ether alcohols.
The concentration of essential oils in the green parts of the plant are very high, it may be up to 7.5 %. Mineral substances are calcium, potassium, magnesium, chromium, selenium, copper, iodine, cobalt, aluminum, iron and manganese. Also the high content of flavonoids and tannins.
Dried leaves of rosemary are sold in the pharmacy, including the various fees
The rosemary herb has the following medicinal properties:
In diseases of the respiratory preparations of rosemary accelerate the sputum, relieve obstruction of the lungs. With bradycardia they increase the heart rate.
Rheumatism, tuberculosis and even diabetes cures Ledum. The properties of this herb help to get rid of many diseases and ailments.
Tip! Never self-medicate, especially if you use a poisonous plant. It is best to consult with a doctor and clarify him the dosage.
Application in medicine
The poisonous, wild rosemary. Use it at home, you should always check with your doctor.
In folk medicine, aqueous extracts, alcohol tinctures, decoctions, oil extracts and powder from the pounded leaves of the plant. For colds it is recommended to drink tea brewed from the dry grass of a Ledum. Skin diseases, wounds and burns treated with ointment made from fresh leaves. Decoction of dried shoots is used for heart diseases. The essential oil helps get rid of runny nose. Ledum is also used for cough, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis.
The exact dosage and method of application should be clarified with the physician. We must not forget about poisonous plants. Self-treatment can cause serious complications and even danger to life.
When you cough the best remedy is tea made from dried herbs rosemary
In medicine, Ledum has found the following application:
diseases of the joints;
diseases of the respiratory system;
diseases of the genitourinary system;
skin diseases of different etiology.
Rosemary has not only medicinal properties, but also contraindications. In particular, it is not recommended in the following cases:
in the lactation period;
children under 14 years of age;
patients with hepatitis and glomerulonephritis.
For internal use must strictly comply with the dosage and manner of treatment.