Verbena officinalis - the use and medicinal properties
Folk Remedies / / August 12, 2017
Verbena officinalis - Verbena officinalis l.Family Verbenaceae - Verbenaceae
perennial herb.The root of the powerful.Stem erect, branched, in the faces covered with appressed hairs.The leaves are ovate or oblong, base cuneate-narrowed, sessile;middle leaves coarsely with obtuse teeth, upper - oblong, entire.Flowers numerous, collected in a long spike inflorescence axillary panicles type.Corolla pale purple.Fruit - oblong-linear, convex dihedral, wrinkled, brown or brownish nuts.Flowers in June - July, fruiting in August - September.
grows in meadows, forest edges, along rivers and seas, gorges, ravines, gardens, roadsides, among the crops.
used parts of the plant
Medicinal raw materials are leaves, flowers, roots, seeds rarely.Roots harvested in spring or autumn, dried in the open air or in a dryer at a temperature not exceeding 30 ° C.Aerial parts of plants collected during flowering, fruit - as they mature.
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Application and therapeutic properties
has a tonic and tonic effect, used for hypotension, loss of strength, anemia, scanty menstruation in women asthenic physique.In folk medicine, decoctions of aboveground plant parts used for fever, headache, liver, spleen, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, as a cardiotonic agent for metabolic disorders, anemia, as a tonic, diuretic, lactogenic;externally - with eruptions, scrofula;in the form of baths - with scabies, bruises;when oral diseases, skrofulleze, hepatitis.
In Chinese, Korean and Tibetan medicine verbena is used as an antitumor agent for tumors of the reproductive organs, as a diaphoretic, ulcers, eczema.
India verbena drugs are used as a contraceptive agent, which is confirmed in the experiment.Roots in Turkmenistan, Moldova, the Caucasus used for pickles.
For broth take 20 grams of raw, crushed, pour 200 ml of boiled water, in a boiling water bath for 30 minutes, cool 10 minutes, strain.Take 2 tbsp.spoon 3-4 times a day regardless of the meal.
Some authors consider a poisonous plant.