Common crucifer – ordinary budra

Name: Rozkhіdnik zvichayny – common budra

Glechoma hederacea (Glechoma hederacea); Lamiaceae (Labiatae) family; ordinary budra


It is not always and not everywhere that you can see this plant. She is short, not bright, often hides among the grass. However, folk medicine has long considered it among the most famous.

Common sedum was effectively used by doctors in Russia and Ukraine. The plant has many useful properties. She also has some shortcomings. But everything is in order.

It is a herbaceous perennial with a slender, rooted stem. Ascending peduncles rise to a height of 10-40 cm. The leaves of the plant are opposite, petiolate, rounded or rounded-kidney-shaped, with notched edges and a rather strong, unpleasant smell. The flowers, as in all cycads, are small, irregular, purple-blue. It blooms in June-July. The fruit consists of four nuts. The common sedge is common in forest and forest-steppe zones throughout the European territory of Russia (except the North), it is found in the Caucasus, in Siberia (the southern part), as well as in Kazakhstan, Ukraine (throughout the territory, relatively rarely in the Crimea), Belarus, countries Baltic countries An undemanding plant, it grows on wet meadows, forest edges, forest glades, along the banks of rivers and streams. Sometimes occurs as a weed near human dwellings in rural areas.

They prepare the cruciferous plant for medicinal purposes during flowering. Flowering twigs are cut in June and used fresh or dried in the shade, spreading the grass in a thin layer on cloth or paper. Raw materials are stored in a dry place throughout the year.

Fenugreek grass contains essential oil (0.03-0.06%), saponins, tannins (5.9-7.5%) and bitter substances (up to 31 mg), tartaric, acetic, caffeic and other organic acids, resins , carotene (provitamin A) (up to 8 mg%), vitamin C (30-80 mg%) and free amino acids — methionine, cysteine, serine.

The plant is used only in folk medicine. It is believed that common gorse exhibits expectorant, diuretic, choleretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, stimulates appetite, and stimulates digestion. Herbal infusion is prescribed for diseases of the respiratory organs – laryngitis, bronchitis, inflammation of the lungs, pleurisy, bronchial asthma, diseases of the liver and gall bladder. It is used in the absence of appetite, with intestinal colic, gastritis, enterocolitis, diseases of the spleen and kidneys. For diseases of the urinary bladder, infuse 2 teaspoons of crushed raw materials of the plant in a glass of boiling water to room temperature and drink the resulting infusion during the day in three doses. It is believed that this remedy is effective in the treatment of varicose veins

and thrombophlebitis. Tea with cranberry is recommended for restoring strength after a long illness and for inflammatory processes in the respiratory tract.

Externally, poultices from the herb are prescribed for purulent swellings and furunculosis, and a water infusion of increased concentration is used for baths and washes for purulent wounds, skin ulcers, rashes and gout. Compresses made from a decoction of the herb contribute to the regeneration of bone tissue in case of fractures. For lotions and compresses, 1 tablespoon of the herb is poured with a glass of boiling water and heated in a water bath for 15-20 minutes, after which it is filtered, squeezed, wrapped in a soft cloth and applied to the sore spot. The folk treatment of scabies with a tincture of cruciferous root on vinegar is widely known (it is rubbed into the affected areas of the skin twice a day). The juice obtained from a fresh plant is instilled into the nose in case of migraine.

Rashodnik is included in the Pharmacopoeia of some European countries. In England, for example, an alcoholic tincture of fresh grass is a preventive measure against lead poisoning.

Obviously, it is not by chance that the plant is named dogmint. The public eye has seen how animals are treated by eating this plant.

Therapeutic doses of cruciferous vegetables are safe, but with an overdose, side effects and even poisoning are possible. They are manifested by drooling, sweating, heart rhythm disturbances, in severe cases pulmonary edema develops, so it is necessary to strictly follow the dosage!

Herbal infusion. 1 teaspoon of dry grass per 200 ml of boiling water. Insist for 15-20 minutes, filter. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day.

Compresses, lotions and washing (externally). 1 tablespoon of dry grass per 200 ml of boiling water.

Baths with decoction of grass. 100 g of dry grass per 2 liters of boiling water. Heat in a water bath for 10-15 minutes, filter, wring out. Used for skin diseases.

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