Willow loosestrife

Willow loosestrife is a very interesting plant that has its own history and legend. The willow loosestrife with its leaves looks like a willow, which is why it has its own name.

On the back of the leaves of this plant are stomata, through which the plant removes excess moisture. That is why it seems that the loosestrider is crying. It is with this that the second name of the plant is associated - plakun-grass. In the people you can also find other names - God's grass, plakun-root, podberezhnik, grandfather's grass, upland reeds.

Loosestrife is perennial herbwhich can reach 170 cm in height. The plant is widespread throughout Ukraine and Russia. The loosestrife blooms from mid-summer to September. The flowers of this plant are purple-lilac.

For a loosestrife to wear healing properties, it must be harvested during the flowering period. To do this, cut off the tops of the stems together with the flowers with scissors, and then dry them in the open air under a canopy.

The willow loaf contains tannins, polyphenols, flavonoids, glucosides, resins, tannins, mucus, and pectins... Thanks to its constituents, the plant has a hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, sedative and wound-healing effect. This plant is widely used in folk medicine. It is used for bleeding, for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, for colds, noise in the head, high temperature, as well as diseases of the nervous system.

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