Veronica — is not only a pretty woman’s name, but also a very popular plant in traditional medicine. Outwardly, it resembles a forget-me, but color of the corolla color of his dark, and stems — creeping, intertwined, they form a continuous green carpet with blue «sparks.»
Of all types of plants, traditional medicine prefers Veronica drug. It has long been used to treat colds, using an expectorant and diaphoretic properties.
It blooms from mid-summer to autumn, and at this time is to prepare the grass, cutting off the entire aboveground part. Dry it should be as soon as possible to prevent the shedding of flowers.
Veronica is easy to grow on a country or a plot. It is propagated by seeds (can be sown before winter or spring) and vegetatively -cherenkami and dividing the bushes, that is best done in spring.
What does it treat?
One major advantage of Veronica as a medicinal plant -sposobnost destroy microbes. Therefore, most infusions and decoctions of herbs used for its topical treatment of various wounds, including pus and skin diseases. For example, the proven effect of Veronica in treating fungal skin lesions. The tool for this purpose is prepared as follows: fresh herbs to press a glass of juice, which should be mixed with 300 ml of alcohol and insist 10 days. This fluid lubricates the affected skin and nails. At the same time it is recommended to take the juice inside of Veronica, mixed with goat milk (for 2 hours. L.) — 2 times a day before meals.
Many healers believe Veronica one of the best plants for the treatment of colds. Means for preparing this very simple: 20 g of grass to fill in 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 15 minutes. This tea is not only useful for colds, but also at a bronchial asthma, diseases of the genitourinary system.
There is evidence that Veronica helps with stomach cancer. The recipe is as follows: 2 hours. L.
This plant copes with pain in the joints, especially arthritis. 1 tbsp. l. Drink 3 cups a day.
Grass veronica very well take the women, especially during menopause. In this case, the grass just brewed as a tea, taking a pinch per cup.
Lawn with blue «eyes»
Along with medicinal properties and it is worth noting the decorative qualities of Veronica. The plant forms a coating resistant to trampling, so Veronica drug, and even better — a threadlike can be planted on the lawns and rock gardens. However, it is necessary to take into account the increased ability to Veronica to a rapid widening and spreading. If you do not rein in its «appetite», it quickly replaced all other plants.