Tsmin is sandy



Helichrysum arenarium (L.) D. С.

The Asteraceae family is Asteraceae, or Compositae


What does it look like? Perennial herb 15-30 cm tall. The rhizome is simple, rises up; one or more stalks grow from it (only one bears fruit), woolly-felt with hairs that densely cover the entire plant, saving it from death in case of drought. Basal leaves are oblong-inverted-ovate, obtuse, while the upper ones are linear-lanceolate, sharp. The baskets are lemon-yellow, sometimes orange, and brick-colored. it is easy to confuse them with white cypress (Antennaria dioisa L.), cat’s feet dioecious – a strong choleretic and hemostatic agent, stronger than adrenaline and potassium chloride. Blooms in June – August.

Where does it grow? Mainly on sandy soils, on dry forest glades, thickets, hills, on borders and fallows, sandy and stony slopes – throughout the territory of Ukraine, except for the highlands of the Crimea and the Carpathians.

What and when are collected? Inflorescences are baskets with part of the stem 1-2 cm long, before the beginning of flowering, when the baskets have not yet opened. They are dried for a long time, because the plant easily rots and spoils.

When is it used? As a choleretic agent that disinfects the bile ducts and ureters, as well as anthelmintic and hemostatic (contains many flavones and flavopglycoside salipurposide, sterol, carotene, vitamins K and C). It gives especially good results for cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones with colic, jaundice, cholecystitis, and hepatitis. In patients, nausea, vomiting, pain in the area of ​​the liver decrease, bloating (flatulence), bilious coloration of the sclera and skin disappear, and the liver decreases. Cumin is especially effective for angiocholitis. Cumin increases the acidity of the stomach and the secretion of pancreatic juice (acting: bitterness, tannins, volatile oil). In diseases of the genitourinary organs, it is used as a diuretic that does not irritate the kidneys. Increases blood pressure. Improvement in health is noticed on the 3rd-4th day of use.

Drink as tea. For 1 cup of boiling water, take 1 tablespoon of cumin flowers and infuse for 10 minutes. Take 1 glass in the morning and in the evening 15 minutes before meals for 10-15 days. In case of jaundice, brew 2 tablespoons of a mixture of cumin flowers , leaves of the trifolium , mint leaves and caraway fruits in a ratio of 4:3:2:2 in 2 cups of boiling water, infuse for half an hour and drink half a cup three times a day for 15 minutes before eating

A hot steam or decoction (boil for 5 minutes) of caraway flowers is washed twice a day in the vagina for baldness in women. The dried plant, like an insecticide, replaces naphthalene.

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