Stinging nettle is white

Lamium album L.

The family of hyacinths is Lamiaceae, or Labiatae


What does it look like? A perennial herbaceous plant 30-60 cm tall, with long underground shoots and unbranched four-sided, upward-directed stems. The whole plant is fluffy from hairs pressed to the stem. The leaves are opposite, heart-shaped-oval, petioled, serrated, resemble nettle leaves , but do not sting. The flowers are placed in rings in the axils of the leaves, large, white, double-lipped, smelling of honey. Blooms from May to autumn.

Where does it grow? Scattered in the western and right-bank regions of the territory of Ukraine. It grows in gardens, in the shade near houses and groves, in littered places, among bushes and in forests.

What and when are collected? Corollas of flowers, pulling them from the cups, as well as leaves, during the flowering of the plant.

When is it used? For jaundice, urticaria, eczema, furunculosis, rashes on the body, for blood purification and wound treatment; with anemia in young people; with chronic catarrh of the urinary tract (urethritis, cystitis, pyelitis, nephritis) and with tumors of the spleen in patients with malaria; in disorders of the nervous system and hemorrhoids, diseases of the lungs (bronchitis), throat and uterus, as a hemostatic agent. The flowers are anti-inflammatory, astringent and tonic.

In the form of tea, it is prepared like this. For 1 cup of boiling water, take 1 tablespoon of flowers (or leaves) and infuse for 10 minutes. They drink 1 glass in the morning and in the evening, in sips. To regulate menstruation, women take 1 spoonful of a mixture of flowers of a deaf white nettle , St. John’s wort, yarrow grass and valerian root in a ratio of 5:2:1:2 per glass of boiling water, infuse for half an hour and drink half a glass 3-4 times a day . Infusions from a mixture of flowers of white deaf nettle are used. In case of painful menstruation, dysmenorrhea, take 1 tablespoon of the flowers of the deaf white nettle , the herb of the common lovage, the flowers of chamomile and the herb of pepper mustard in the ratio of 2:2:2:4 per 300 ml of water, boil for 15 minutes and drink 1-3 glasses per day.

For diseases of the throat, lungs, and uterus, as a hemostatic agent, drink a decoction made from a mixture of stinging nettle flowers , tricolor pansies, and strawberry leaves (equally) — take 2 tablespoons per glass of water, boil for 5 minutes, strain, squeeze and drink 2 glasses per day. Instead of a decoction, you can use fresh juice squeezed from a whole plant (boiled in a water bath – 2 tablespoons three times a day – for anemia, diseases of the liver and spleen, and uterine bleeding. For exudative diathesis, take 1 tablespoon of a mixture of white flowers St. Nettle, St. John’s wort, St. John’s wort, St. John’s wort, St. John’s wort, Yarrow, and chamomile flowers (equally) for 1 glass of boiling water. Drink 1 glass each at lunch and in the evening.

Marrubium vulgare L. from the Lamiaceae family. The plant smells like apples. Contains volatile oil, marubin bitterness, tannins. It acts as an expectorant for chronic bronchitis, senile malaise, whooping cough, gastritis, diarrhea; scanty periods; with extrasystoles and auricular tachycardia; normalizes liver function. Baths made from a mixture of sandra grass with oak bark help with exudative diathesis in babies.

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