Medicinal plants and herbs of the meadows
The meadows are treeless areas of varying humidity, are covered by vegetation. The meadows are upland, lowland, floodplain, flood.
The beauty of our meadows have been praised in folk art. In summer, the meadows are like a wondrous carpets, embroidered with patterns of grasses, or the waves huge multi-colored pond. While gazing on such beauty, involuntarily becomes a poet. Perhaps that is why the soul of Russian people so prone to dreams, reflections, beauty.
But in addition to the discreet charm of the meadow plant life inhabiting meadows plants give people health and longevity. From them prepare a variety of drugs for the treatment of many ailments. Medicinal plants and herbs of the meadows are many species, different in their medicinal properties.
Most of the plants we all know and familiar. Here are some of them:
Taraxacum officinale – a well-known yellow flower. It has a wide range of therapeutic action. Contribute to the normalization of work, heal the liver, gall bladder. Folk medicine uses dandelion for anemia, insomnia, hypertension, to remove warts, calluses. The young leaves of the plant are used for making spring salads, as remedies for beriberi.
Lapadatova – bright yellow flower with five petals. Use roots, upper stem as an antimicrobial, a disinfectant, used for rinsing and lotions.
Peppermint – a very famous, beloved grass. It is added to tea, used for cooking painkillers peppermint drops. Mint lowers blood pressure, has antibacterial properties.
Chamomile medical – the familiar flower. Of chamomile make infusions, anti-inflammatory, soothing properties. It is used to gargle, to mouth, make a poultice, compresses, lotions.
St. John’s wort – use the flowers, leaves, thin stems for the preparation of infusions. Used as an astringent, disinfectant, rinse, and also taken internally for diseases of the intestine.
Celandine – has a broad spectrum of activity, fresh juice treat warts, skin wounds, used to treat skin diseases.
An immortelle sandy – Yellow dry flowers of Helichrysum arenarium are used for the treatment of liver diseases.
Viola tricolor (Pansy) – use the leaves, flowers, stems of the flower. Decoction of violets treat cough, used to treat bronchitis, respiratory diseases.
Thyme, thyme, oregano, plants are very similar. Have rough stems and small flowers with a delicate, pleasant sweet aroma. Their ground parts are dried and used as medicines for the treatment of bronchial.
Shepherd’s purse is a plant, whose fruit is shaped like a handbag. Harvested, dried all parts of the plant. Used as a hemostatic drug.
Sorrel – who hasn’t seen this plant with high stem. Its long tap roots and fruits are used as laxative, anti-inflammatory agent.
Plantain – in childhood to help us out when we broke knees. Fresh leaves of plantain had put on the wound, abscess, cut, and soon the pain ceased, the swelling subsided. Infusion of plantain is also used for cough.
Nettle – this burning grass, too many of us remember from childhood. After meeting with her leather hands, feet and other places covered with a fine rash from the burn. But these effects nettle has only strengthened our health. Even this herb is used in rheumatic, and joint pain. From the young shoots of the plant are used to prepare vitamin soups, green soup, add to spring salads.
White clover – flower honey. Bees that have gathered nectar from white clover produces a light, transparent, fragrant, delicious honey. This honey is considered one of the best Meads and white wines very appreciated among fans and lovers of honey.
Red clover, rose, popularly called clover. Use clover flowers as an anti-inflammatory, sudorific, expectorant, antiseptic, hemostatic, astringent, desensitizing means.
The core meadow – Kukushkin color, meadow salad. The use of the aerial part of the plant. Used as vitamins, add fresh grass in spring salads. In medicine used as a means of purifying the blood, and also as a means of stimulating the liver and kidneys.
Of course, it’s not all medicinal plants in the meadows. A lot of them, our kind assistants. About all at one time will not tell. Cornflower blue meadow and that deserves a whole story about yourself. But it is not important, but the main thing is that last summer, when you go into the countryside, walk through a meadow, breathing in the therapeutic aroma of flowers, herbs and feel how beautiful nature is! This walk will bring you much more health than any, even the most expensive tablet. Be healthy!