Name: Sukhotsvit mudovii – sushenitsa topyanaya
Swamp tuberose (Gnaphalium ulignosum, synonym — Filaginella uliginosa); dried fruit; Asteraceae or Compositae family; Sushenitsa is stewed
Some useful plants cannot boast of a bright appearance. Among them is the swamp dry flower, a low, from 10 to 30 cm, plant with oblong linear-lanceolate leaves. Dry flowers are small, yellowish-brown, in egg-shaped baskets, collected in groups. The whole plant is covered with thick white-felt pubescence, it blooms from June to August. Swamp sukhotsvit grows in forest and forest-steppe zones throughout the European part of Russia, in Siberia and the Far East on wet floodplain meadows, waterlogged banks of reservoirs, swamps, it can be seen in gardens with overmoistened soil and potato fields. On the territory of Ukraine, it grows in the northern forest-steppe areas in similar places.
For medicinal purposes, the aerial part of the plant is collected during the flowering period. The dried flower herb contains essential oil, tannins and resinous substances, traces of alkaloids, carotene and ascorbic acid. Ready raw materials are sold in specialized pharmacies.
It has been proven that dried marsh flower dilates peripheral vessels, lowers blood pressure, especially in patients with hypertension of the 1st and 2nd degree, stimulates reparative (restorative) processes, and has a choleretic effect. Herb infusions are used as an antidiabetic agent. They have a good therapeutic effect in patients with gastric and duodenal ulcers — pain disappears, the endoscopic and X-ray picture improves, patients feel better and gain weight. There is evidence that taking plant products helps with pulmonary tuberculosis. Externally, dried marsh flower is prescribed in the form of ointment, infusions on water and oil for the treatment of poorly healing wounds, burns, and for douching in cervical erosion.
In traditional medicine, the plant is most often used externally — in the form of compresses, lotions, baths, and irrigations — to heal wounds, ulcers, cuts, and burns. Dry flower is also used in homeopathy.
It is not recommended to use plant products with very high blood pressure, varicose veins and thrombophlebitis.
Herbal infusion. 2 tablespoons of raw material per 200 ml of boiling water. Insist for 15-20 minutes, filter. Take 1/2-1/3 cup 2-3 times a day after meals.
Herbal infusion (external). 2 tablespoons of raw material per 200 ml of boiling water. Insist for 15-20 minutes, filter. For lotions, baths and douching.