Stachys - herb of the family Lamiaceae, native to forest steppe, forest areas in mixed and coniferous forests, cultivated in home gardens for use in medical applications.
There are woolly and Stachys Stachys palustris.
Other common names woolly Stachys - Stachys byzantine and bunny ears. The second named Stachys received for the edge light on the leaves, which distinguishes it from other plant species.
Stachys grows in the Caucasus, in the Crimea, the Black Sea regions of Ukraine and Russia.
For traditional medicine interest leaves, flowers, stems, roots woolly Stachys, which contain vitamin C, tannins, flavonoids and alkaloids.
Grass Stachys byzantine has analgesic, hypotensive, cardiotonic action causes contraction of the muscles of the walls of the uterus. The dry extract of the herb, liquid tincture and decoction of her lower pressure, reduce the amplitude of heart contractions.
Roots Stachys have antispasmodic action, a decoction of them is effective for colic.
For an infusion of herbs spoon of dried and crushed stems, flowers and leaves of Stachys byzantine brewed in 200ml boiling water for two hours and filtered insist to use raw materials. With increased pressure and metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding), take one or two tablespoons of table water infusion.
From the roots of preparing a tincture: spoon a tablespoon of chopped dried roots pour 300 ml of water, boil for 3-4 minutes, two hours insist roots filtered. Drink infusion of roots on intestinal and gastric colic, gastralgia by 3-4r 125ml / day.
The plant can be found on the banks of ponds and streams, wet meadows, near the marshes.
In medical applications cut the aboveground part of the Marsh Stachys, when he gives the flowers - the second half of June to September.
The grass plants are found coumarins, binders, pectins, essential oils, flavonoids, organic acids, sugars, vitamin C, carotenoid. It has a sedative and anti-inflammatory effect, stimulates blood circulation.
Dry stems and flowers Stachys air, hide them in the shade. Store dried herbs Stachys only in a well-sealed container.
Infusion and alcohol tincture marsh Stachys administered orally for the treatment of hysteria, nervous disorders, diathesis, gout, herpes, eczema, cerebral stroke, high blood pressure, stop uterine bleeding, restore the menstrual cycle.
Water infusion when applied topically promote healing of sores, wounds, cuts, bruises, with it you can do a gargle for sore throat, take a bath to treat scrofula and other skin diseases.
To prepare an alcohol tincture, three spoons of tea grass swamp Stachys pour 200ml of vodka, insist week, strain. Take tincture recommend two p / day 15-20 drops, diluting them with water - no more than two or three tablespoons.
To prepare the water infusion in 400ml boiling water brewed teaspoon herbs, wait until the infusion has cooled, passed through a sieve. Drink the infusion three p / day spoon.
Do not use Stachys for treatment of bronchial asthma, hepatitis, chronic, acute nephritis, hypotension, angina, atherosclerosis, during pregnancy, during seizures.
Despite the fact that the plant is not recognized by the official medicine before applying infusions on its leaves or roots need to consult a doctor: the plant is poisonous and incorrect dosage can lead to poisoning.