Name: Sushenitsa marsh (marsh)
SWAMP DRYER (marsh)
Annual plant 5-20 cm tall. The root is thin, weak, branched. The stem from the base is strongly branched, densely covered with white felt, especially under flower baskets. Leaves pointed, linear or lanceolate, narrowed into a petiole, more or less densely tomentose. The flowers are small, in baskets ovoid or hemispherical, collected 1-4 at the ends of the branches, axillary. Blooms from June to autumn.
Marsh cudweed is a traditional plant in all regions of Russia. It occurs along the banks of rivers, ditches, along roads, in meadows, swamps.
Medicinal raw material is the herb, collected together with the roots. The plant is cleaned of earth and dust, dried in the open air or in dryers. Grass is harvested from the second half of June to September. Storage period 3 years. The smell is weak, the taste is salty.
When harvesting marsh cudweed, or swamp cudweed, it should not be mixed with forest cudweed, with plowed frog. The woodweed differs from the marsh one in that its stem is simple, unbranched (not in the form of a bush) and not gray, but white tomentose; in addition, the baskets of the forest cudweed are located not in bunches, but singly, forming a long narrow spike-shaped panicle at the top. The forest cudweed grows in the forests, between the bushes. The plowed toad has stems branching at the top, lanceolate leaves, pubescent leaves of the whorl.
The chemical composition of the marsh cudweed has been little studied. It is known that the herb contains tannins (up to 4%), essential oil (0.05%), resins (16%), phytosterols, carotene (12-55 mg%), vitamins C and B, traces of alkaloids ( gnafalin), fatty, coloring and substances.
It has been experimentally established that with the internal administration of cudweed products, peripheral vessels expand, blood pressure decreases, heart contractions slow down, blood clotting time accelerates, and intestinal motility increases.
The plant is well known as a sedative, analgesic, blood pressure lowering and astringent; cudweed products have vasodilating and hypotensive properties, weaken the tone of smooth muscles, are antibacterial active, promote healing of wounds, ulcers, burns, erosions, stimulate granulation and epithelialization of damaged tissues.
Assign cudweed inside in the treatment of hypertension stage 1 and 2, peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum and peptic ulcers of other parts of the intestine. The best therapeutic effect is observed when it is administered simultaneously with blue cyanosis roots, which also has a calming effect. With this treatment, pain stops, general well-being improves, patients gain weight, become calmer.
In the treatment of hypertension, along with oral administration, foot baths are also made. It is better to do this in the following sequence: 1/3 cup of a decoction of cudweed marsh taken 30-40 minutes before meals, and after eating, take a decoction of blue cyanosis, 2-3 tbsp. spoons 3 times every day. After each dose, it is good to do foot baths from cudweed grass (warm infusion) for 30 minutes at a temperature of 35-40 ° C.
Externally, cudweed herb is used in the treatment of purulent wounds, wounds as such, burns, ulcers, fistulas in the form of tampons dipped in infusion, or as baths (baths last up to 30 minutes at a temperature of 35 ° C). An ointment from cudweed grass is used externally for the treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds and burns.
In folk medicine, it is used for angina pectoris, pulmonary tuberculosis, hypertension, angina pectoris, diabetes, headache, insomnia, vague fears, diseases of the stomach and intestines, and nervous excitability.
Outwardly – for cancer, difficult-to-heal wounds and burns, erosions and ulcers of the cervix.
Decoction: 6-8 g per 200 ml of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes, take 4-5 tbsp. spoons half an hour before meals with stomach ulcers and other diseases.
Decoction of cyanosis blue: 6 g per 200 ml; 1 st. spoon after eating, or 3 g per 200 ml; 2-3 tbsp. spoons after eating.
Bog cudweed decoction: 20 or 30 g per 200 ml; 1 st. spoon 4-5 times every day before meals.
Infusion of cudweed: 20 g of chopped herbs are poured with 2 cups of boiling water, boiled for 5 minutes, insisted for 2 hours, taken half a cup 3 times every day.
Cudweed tincture: 10 g per 100 ml of 70% alcohol; insist 7 days, take with hypertension half a teaspoon before meals 2-4 times every day, with cavernous tuberculosis and lung abscesses.
Baths: brew 150 g of grass in 3 liters of boiling water, simmer for 30 minutes, take a bath for 30 minutes at a temperature of 37-40 ° C.
Ointment: 1 part herb powder to 4 parts butter and 4 parts honey; applied topically for skin ulcers.
Infusion of linseed or sunflower oil – for skin burns.
Sushenitsa is also recommended for cancer.