This plant and Dioscˇrides recommended in the first century AD as antidiarreica and hemostatic. Its use is still in place, and since then
helped to heal many sick people,
and adults. For its tannin content, is used for tanning hides.
, ponds and banks of streams and rivers across Europe. Naturalized in the
perennial plant of the
of Litrßceas, stem erect, robust and quadrangular section, which reaches up to 1. 5 m in height. Its leaves resemble those of the willow, and the flowers are pink
, in spike.
the flowering tops.
Properties and indications:
contains up to 15% of tannins to which it owes its astringent action and antidiarreica; mucilages and pectin, which make emollient (softener inflamed skin and mucous membranes) as well as flavonoids and anthocyanins of anti - inflammatory action. These are his instructions:
: especially useful in severe cases, when there is blood or mucus issue. It
been used successfully in salmonellosis and
. Very appropriate to fight
in infants, both in the bottle as in Enema, associated with an appropriate regime (
, flour, locust
Varicose ulcers, infected wounds, eczema and
remarkable healing and regenerative effect of the epidermis.
Vaginitis, and metrorrhagia leucorrhea (
check optional. It applies in
infusion of 40 or flowering tops of 60 grams per
of water, eat 3 to 8 cups daily.
For external use, lotions and towels with
decoction of 100 to 150 grams per
. This decoction is also used for irrigation and