Field bindweed (birch)

FIELD BIRD (birch)

 

Climbing or creeping perennial herb with several thin stems. Leaves on thin petioles are oblong, with a spear-shaped or swept-spear-shaped base, with whole or serrated ears. The flowers are large, white or pink, 1, rarely 1-3 on long terrestrial peduncles. Blooms all summer.

It grows in meadows, along roadsides, as a weed in crops and gardens.

Contains resin, resinous glycoside, blood-clotting substance, carotene, vitamins C, E, saponins.

A decoction of the whole plant (especially freshly picked) is drunk for inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, a decoction of flowers for fainting, fresh grass is used as a wound healing (radical remedy), as a lotion from fresh juice or diluted tincture (in a ratio of 1:10), the root is used as a laxative , is used for tangles. The whole plant is like a diuretic.

Application

Tincture: 20 g per 200 ml.

Infusion: 20 g per 200 ml, take 1-2 tbsp. spoons 3 times every day; especially good to use before bed.

Ointment on wax with milk is used for eczema, purulent wounds.

Dried bindweed is unsuitable for medicinal purposes.

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