Mother-and-stepmother - a flower with curative properties, is used in medicine.

Pharmacological action

Leaves mother and stepmother contain mucus, due to which they have the effect of shielding and protect the mucous membranes of the larynx, mouth, throat irritation. Contained in the leaves of organic acids and saponins phlegm and promotes its excretion.

Sterols, tannins contain flowers mother and stepmother, so that they have anti-inflammatory, expectorant action.

Product form

The pharmaceutical industry produces dried shredded plant material.

In home medicine use fresh leaves and flowers mother and stepmother.

Indications for use of mother and stepmother

The use of mother and stepmother effectively as a decoction or infusion of pulmonary tuberculosis, pleurisy, colds, pneumonia, influenza, inflammation of the mouth, to relieve a toothache, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (including ulcers), diseases of the bladder, heart and kidneys. Mother and stepmother Cough helps with bronchitis, tracheitis, laryngitis, bronchial asthma.

Outwardly decoction, infusion of mother and stepmother used in diseases of the skin, boils, ulcers, erysipelas, burns, mastitis, to eliminate dandruff, strengthen hair.

Tea from the plant is useful for general weakness, diathesis.


Mother and stepmother can not be applied to nursing, pregnant women suffering from alcoholism, liver disease.

Also contraindicated mother and stepmother to children up to 2 years, patients with individual intolerance to the plant.

Instructions for use of mother and stepmother

Prepare the infusion of mother and stepmother as follows: one teaspoon tablespoon raw pour 200ml of hot boiled water, heated in a water bath for 15 min, filtered through a 45min.

Infusion usable for another two days. Take this as a mother and stepmother Cough as a means of facilitating the removal of sputum 0 5CT. 2-3r / day for 1 hour before meals.

To prepare the broth take 5g raw pour 200ml boiling water, boil for another 10 minutes, insist 10-15min, filter. Take a decoction should be one spoonful st.3-4r / day. Externally a decoction is used to eliminate dandruff and prevent their loss.

For the treatment of cough, you can give the infusion and decoction of mother and stepmother to children. Effective for them and steam inhalations with herbs.

For the treatment of rhinitis using fresh May or June leaves mother and stepmother - for juicing. They are washed, pour over boiling water, scroll through a meat grinder, and then squeeze. The resulting juice is instilled by 2-3kap. each  Leaves mother and stepmother

For oral juice in equal proportions and diluted with water, refluxed two, three minutes. Take the juice of a spoon Art. Three r / day after meals. Treatment continues 7-10dn.

Fresh flowers mother and stepmother take to prepare an alcohol tincture. They were poured into an equal volume of alcohol, insist week in a dark place. Inside take on 30-40kap. shortly before ingestion.

Side effects

Prolonged use of mother and stepmother can cause nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, therefore, the recommended course of treatment - no more than two or three weeks.