HEATHER ORDINARY (Heather)
Evergreen branched shrub with a height of 50-70 cm; leaves are evergreen, opposite, sessile, short-linear, very small, densely covering the stem and branches; flowers are small, dry, lilac, spherical, fragrant, in rare narrow racemes. Blooms in July-August. Grows in pine forests, on sandy soil.
Contains tannins, arbutin, flavonoids, saponins, resin. In folk medicine, the aerial part collected during flowering is used.
It has a diuretic effect and is used in kidney stone disease. A decoction of flowering branches is drunk for rheumatism (considered a good remedy), for colds, fright, nervous diseases, dysentery; alcohol tincture is used for pulmonary tuberculosis, baths are made for rheumatism, with swelling of the legs due to diseases of the kidneys and heart; decoction is poured over wounds; boiled grass is applied to bruised places, fractures; festering wounds are sprinkled with fine powder of flowers; places affected by eczema and burns are smeared with an ointment made from the powder of flowers and internal pork fat.
Decoction: 10 g per 200 ml, leave for 30-40 minutes, strain and take 2 tbsp. spoons 3 times every day before meals.
Bath: 50-70 g per bucket of hot water, leave for 30-40 minutes.
Tincture: 10 g per 200 ml, take 30-40 drops 3 times every day.
Infusion: 3 teaspoons of herb in 2 cups of boiling water (daily dose) for kidney stones, dropsy.
Heather is included in mixtures of herbs in the treatment of catarrh of the stomach, especially with high acidity. Here is a mixture that neutralizes acidity: heather grass – 40 g, centaury – 30 g, St. John’s wort – 40 g, peppermint – 20 g and buckthorn bark – 20 g. 2 tbsp. spoons of the mixture per 0.5 l of boiling water, soar for at least 30 minutes. Drink for the day.
Heather is used as a remedy that calms the nerves and acts partially as a hypnotic.
With upset nerves, insomnia, fearfulness, suspiciousness, etc., take the following mixture: motherwort herbs – 30 g, heather – 40 g, marsh cudweed – 30 g, valerian root – 10 g. 4 tbsp. spoons of this mixture are brewed in 1 liter of boiling water (steam all night) and take 4-5 sips every hour, drinking everything throughout the day.
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