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Betony, purple betony, wood betony - Betonica officinalis (Stachys officinalis)(Labiatae)

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Betony, purple betony, wood betony - Betonica officinalis (Stachys officinalis)(Labiatae)

 

description

Betony, purple betony, wood betony, bishopwort, or bishop's wort Stem erected , usually single , outliers , roughly hairy , leaves longitudinally ovate, cordate at the base , blunt , banks ribbed , pubescent or bare , the lower leaves - long tail , the list of the top - short tail; foliage parallel, inflorescence is nibykłos peak , at the bottom of intermittent in the form of concentrated , dense nibyokółków , crown Pale , pubescent ; pipe crown without a ring hairs , hairy kutnerowato ; cup of long, flat cloves ; rods are bent from anthers parted at an acute angle . Perennial plant growing up to 90 cm high blooms from July to September. There in the woods , in thickets , in forest meadows periodically wet the edges clearings, forest roads and meadow , like fertile soil , humus , but not always for such increases.


 

Raw

The raw material is listed or just the whole herb - Folium et Herba Betonicae . The leaves are harvested in late spring and early summer. Herbs are harvested before or during flowering. Both materials are dried at temperatures up to 40 ° C.

 

The chemical composition

And herb leaves contain tannins - up to 15 % , choline , bitterness , essential oil , betaines , fatty acids , salts , vitamin C , irydoid , resins, alkaloids and flavonoids.

Betaine - quaternary ammonium salts of internal amino acids by some researchers considered a vitamin , work cholagogue żółciotwórczo and lipotropowo .

 

Operation and use

Extracts from purple betony work expectorant , against diarrhea , przeciwreumatycznie , antiseptic , diuretic , cholagogue , sedative , regulate metabolism and digestion.

Indications: cough, nervous exhaustion , digestive disorders, inflammation of the intestines and stomach , liver and gall bladder , headache, inflammation of the respiratory tract.

Infusion: 2-3 tablespoons herb pour 2 cups boiling water , infuse 20 minutes , then strain . Drink 3-4 times a plot rife 150-200 ; babies weighing 3 kg -6 ml , 4 kg - 8 ml , 5 kg - 10-11 mi , 7 kg - 15 ml , 3-4 times the plot , children weighing 10 kg - 21 ml , 15 kg - 32 ml , 24 kg - 51 ml , 32 kg - 68 ml , 42 kg - 90 ml , 54 kg - 115 ml , 3-4 times a plot

Intrakt : half cups of fresh minced herb pour 400 ml of hot vodka , macerate 10 days ; filter. Take three times d , 1 tablespoon in 50 ml of water. The dry herb tincture can be prepared , but it has a poor therapeutic effect.

Alkoholmel Betonicae to 100 ml intraktu pour 100 ml of honey, add the cinnamon and lemon juice and mix. Take 3-4 times a plot of 1 tablespoon . Children give 1-2 teaspoons of this measure , acting expectorant and strengthening , and a dose of 2 tablespoons - reassuringly.

Syrup purple betony - Sirupus Betonicae : 1 cup minced fresh herb pour 200 ml of water : boil for 5 minutes, let stand for 30 minutes , then strain . The broth pour 100 ml of honey , the juice of one small lemon and add an additional 100 ml of sugar ( half cups ), mix everything together. Take a couple of times a plot of 1-2 tablespoons of the gain in infectious diseases . A decoction of the fresh herb can drink it several times a day as a diuretic (after 150-200 ml).

Honey purple betony: Fresh herb grind through a meat grinder , for every 1 heaping tablespoon of vegetable matter to give one tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of alcohol or glycerin; mix. Take three times a plot of 1 tablespoon .

Prepared with fresh herb is much more valuable than dried!.

Polish name: Bukwica Medical

Betony, purple betony, wood betony - Betonica officinalis (Stachys officinalis)(Labiatae)