Swamp dry flower

Name: Swamp dry flower



Gnaphalium uliginosum L.

The Asteraceae family is Asteraceae, or Compositae


What does it look like? Annual herbaceous plant 10-15 cm tall. The stem from the base is spread-branched (bush), together with the leaves, woolly-grey. The leaves are linear-oblong with one vein. The baskets are small, collected in tight bundles of 3-10 in balls at the ends of the branches, densely fluffy at the base, shingle-like wrapped with brown leaves, flowers yellow-white. Blooms throughout the summer, most intensively in August.

Where does it grow? In forest and northern forest-steppe areas on moist meadows, wet fields, along riverbanks, near ditches, in low-lying crops (it can be confused with a toadstool – Filago arvensis L., whose baskets do not have brown leaves and are located not only at the ends of stems, but also in the axils of the upper leaves and form spike-like inflorescences; steam is used for diarrhea, fever).

What and when are collected? The whole plant, during its intense flowering in dry, sunny weather.

When is it used? In the initial stage of hypertensive disease, with nervous excitement in people who suffer from insomnia or feel causeless fear; with angina pectoris (chest frog), rapid heartbeat (in a mixture – equally – with dog nettle cardiac and hawthorn flowers); with pains ( spasms ) in the stomach with bloating and heartburn, with ulcers of the stomach and duodenum (in a mixture – equally – with St. John’s wort and St. John’s wort) . The alkaloid gnaphalin, contained in the dried flower of the marsh, expands coronary vessels. In addition, the plant contains vitamin C, carotene, volatile oils, tannins, resins, thiamin, and phytosterols.

Used in the form of tea. For 1 cup of boiling water, take 1 tablespoon of crushed dried flowers (mixture) and infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 1 glass twice a day, before lunch and before bed. Napar lowers blood pressure and, by dilating peripheral vessels, slows heart contractions and increases intestinal peristalsis. In case of hypertension, 1 tablespoon of dried marsh flower grass, dog nettle grass, hawthorn flowers and mistletoe leaves are infused (equally) in 1 liter of boiling water for 8 hours. Drink half a glass 3 times a day, an hour after meals. With increased nervous excitability, insomnia, 4 tablespoons of a mixture of dried flowers of marsh, nettle grass, roots and rhizomes of valerian and heather grass in a ratio of 3:3:1:4 infuse 1 liter of boiling water in the oven for 12 hours. Take 1 tablespoon 4 times a day.


With increased nervous excitability, during menopause and hysterical attacks, 4 tablespoons of a mixture of dried marsh flower grass, sweet marjoram grass, dog nettle grass, thyme grass and blackberry leaves in a ratio of 1.5 : 2 : 2 : I : 2.5 infuse 10 minutes per 1 liter of boiling water and drink half a glass 4 times a day, an hour after meals.

For heart diseases, anger, dizziness and nervous disorders, insist 1 tablespoon of a mixture of dried marsh flower grass, dog nettle grass, hawthorn flowers and chamomile flowers in a ratio of 1:1:1:1.5 for 8 hours in 1 glass of boiling water and eat half a glass 3 times a day, an hour after meals.

In case of gastritis with increased acidity (with heartburn and constipation), a mixture (10 g each) of dried marsh flower grass, St. John’s wort, trefoil, tansy grass, rhizomes and roots of valerian, rhizomes and roots of yarrow, rhizomes of yarrow and orange peels is infused for 21 days in the sun in 1 liter of strong vodka. Take 2 tablespoons each in the morning (on an empty stomach) and in the evening (see also Blue Blue).

It is used externally in the form of an infusion on linseed oil (50 g per 1 l) for the treatment of wounds, scalds, fistulas from chronic ulcers of the lower leg and for X-ray burns. In case of hypertension, foot baths with a decoction of dried flowers (50 g per 1 liter of water, boiled for 5 minutes) are recommended. A decoction of dried flowers washes the vagina to treat erosions and ulcers of the cervix.

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