Veronica longifolia and drug - medicinal properties
Folk Remedies / / August 12, 2017
Veronica longifolia and drug - Veronica L. Family figwort - Scrophulariaceae
perennial herb.Rhizome creeping.Stem erect, hairy or naked.Leaves from obovate to oblong-lanceolate and narrow.Flowers axillary / collected in the thick brush long limbs.Corolla white, blue or purple, depending on the species.Fruit - capsule.Flowers in June - July, fruiting in July - August.
grows several species. most common and healing are:
- Veronica officinalis - V. officinalis L. grows in forests, on roadsides, in bushes.The plant is dense pubescence.Leaves obovate, at apex korotkozaostrennye or obtuse, margin toothed, narrowed at the base into a short petiole.The flowers are pale lilac.Capsule oval.
- Veronica longifolia - V. longifolia L. grows in meadows, forest edges.Stem erect, slightly branched at the top.The leaves are short, in whorls, ovate-lanceolate, at base rounded, margin sharply serrated.Flowers bluish-purple or blue.Capsule oval.
used parts of the plant
Medicinal raw materials are roots, fruits, aerial part, collected in the usual way.
All kinds of veronica used in medicine, but increasingly using drug and Veronica longifolia, which are considered more curative.All of the above types are similar in chemical composition, can be used similarly.
All parts of the plant contain a part of iridoids, saponins, phenol carbonic acids, carbohydrates and related compounds, cardenolides, coumarin, alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, organic acids, tannins, anthocyanins, fatty and essential oils, vitamins,aromatics.
Application and therapeutic properties
In folk medicine as infusions and decoctions of the aerial part of Veronica used in acute respiratory infections, headaches, pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchial asthma, which is confirmed by clinical trials, diseases of the eye, kidney, bladder, liver, biliarytract in inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, diarrhea, rickets, rheumatism, gout, bronchitis, hypertension, angina, skin diseases (eczema, diathesis, scabies, abrasions), as an analgesic and anti-bacterial agent.
In practical medicine Veronica is used for diseases of the respiratory tract, gastritis, enterocolitis;in dentistry with periodontitis and stomatitis.
The experiment veronica drugs have a bronchodilator action, relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestines, stimulates the heart, increases the excretion of urine, have antibacterial and antifungal properties.
In Tibetan medicine longifolia and Dahurian roots veronica used in hepatitis, gastroenteritis, endometritis, cardiovascular diseases;in Chinese - Veronica Dahurian used as a hemostatic, antipyretic, wound-healing agent;in Mongolian - decoction of the aerial part of the drink in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, hyperhidrosis feet.
Fresh juice of flowering plants and infusions of fresh shoots in Azerbaijan is used in the treatment of tumors, inflammatory phenomena after childbirth.Veronica flowers have been used in homeopathy in case of bronchitis, cystitis, chronic ulcers and wounds.
- For broth take 15 grams of roots, pour 200 mg of boiled water, in a water bath for 30 minutes, cool 10 minutes, strain.Take 1 tbsp.spoon 3-4 times a day.
- For infusion of 20 g of leaves and flowers pour 200 ml of boiled water, 15 minutes in a water bath, cool 45 minutes, filter.Take 2 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.
12 Aug, 2017