Some herbs got their name from Latin. Others – because they treat something special. Still others – grow somewhere in a certain place and look like something. The immortelle does not belong to any of the listed classifications. The photo of the plant shows a bush of yellowish, small asterochkas, flowers, gathered in inflorescences. Interestingly, the whole bush grows from one stem, I mean it has one root. Plucked a bush and a bunch of sunny flowers ready.
Immortelle. Where and how to find it?
Not so easy to find immortelle. It does not grow in the forest, does not find it, like St. John’s wort, in fields rich in black soil. He likes endless steppes, open glades in forests, meadows – difficult ground for him.
As soon as they do not call immortelle. And cmin sandy, and yellow cat’s paws (not to be confused with the grass of the usual cat’s paw), and seshenitsa sandy, and dried flowers. But the name “immortelle” got accustomed to the people. Where did it come from?
Incredibly strong herb immortelle, healing properties and its contraindications formed the basis of the legend about the adventures of Odyssey. Before he returned to Penelope, brought him to the island of Psyche, where his ship and got into a sea accident – a shipwreck. The royal daughter rescued the barely breathing captain by giving him a bottle of priceless liquid — oil from immortelle flowers. The princess herself also constantly used the priceless liquid, which was why she was fabulously beautiful. What happened next on the island, the chroniclers are silent. It is important that he was reunited on Ithaca with his family.
Legend legend, but the name has a more prosaic explanation. Immortelle – one of the few plants that retains the structure and brightness of the paint in a dried form. And the fact that the bush grows on difficult ground also played a role. Doctors say they can cure immortelle for many ailments. It has useful properties and contraindications, as well as at any medicinal drug.
Gather the plant in the second half of summer, when the meadows and steppes are literally covered with a yellow immortelle carpet. But carefully, when collecting, you can make a mistake and collect cat grass (why would you need it) or a pink immortelle useless for health – also dried flowers. Record the signs of a folk healer: yellow flowers with dry petals, leaves and stems are not bright green – they seem to be covered with mist or cobwebs. This effect is also called felt. Not sure what it looks like in nature? Memorize a coltsfoot. Remembered what her stalks? These are exactly, but almost white, in the immortelle.
Immortelle against gastritis
Yellow cats have found the widest application in gastroenterology, and many of us are familiar with the diseases of this area: sometimes they sit in our livers, sometimes they become renal colic, then they give us gastritis and even jaundice. And all of what? From the irrepressible gluttony, from the consumption of delicious, but far from healthy fatty foods, but for alcohol. Therefore, we do not complain, but we quit drinking and are curing. Houses should always be grass immortelle, its use and contraindications should rebound from the teeth.
Immortelle has a choleretic and diuretic effect, and therefore has been successfully used for the following diseases:
- gastritis and liver disease;
- pancreatic malfunction and colitis;
- atherosclerosis and cholecystitis;
- cirrhosis and diabetes;
- jaundice and hypotension;
- rheumatism and kidney disease;
- gout, cystitis and some gynecological problems.
Immortelle flowers are able to relieve pain, to establish a chair, bring out parasites (Giardia, roundworm). Consume and for the treatment of obesity immortelle. Reviews of patients and doctors suggest that the herb has the ability to shrink the liver in size, which is especially important for cirrhosis and jaundice, stop spasms in the intestines and stomach, improve the composition of bile, remove sand and small stones from the gall bladder and kidneys, and improve digestion. Outside the immortelle is also used: it resolves hematomas and cleanses the skin.
If you have not found the plantation of this plant, you can buy an immortelle at the pharmacy. Grass, the instructions for use of which are the same as for flowers that were picked with their own hands, will certainly help to get rid of these diseases or at least facilitate their progress.
Immortelle against excess fat
In combination with other herbal remedies, sandy cmin reveals its strength. So, mannequins, actresses, who watch their weight, prefer herbal tea instead of regular teas, which include St. John’s wort, chamomile, immortelle, birch buds.
A mixture consists of 4 plants in equal parts, for example, 100 grams of buds, chamomile, immortelle, and hypericum. A tablespoon of phyto mix brew a glass of boiling water and leave for 20-30 minutes. Drink a cup of tea twice: in the morning on an empty stomach (you can have breakfast in 40 minutes), in the evening after a meal (but no more forays into the refrigerator).
The result will not keep you waiting long. Judging by the reviews, obese people lose weight by 4 sizes in a short time.
There is another recipe, when a liter of boiling water is poured into a thermos and 2 large spoons of collection are added. This tea (glass) is drunk warm in the evening after dinner.
What is the essence of the action of this tea for weight loss? Of course, in its components and their properties.
- Immortelle cleanses the body and improves the intestinal motility, acts as a weak and diuretic.
- Chamomile – analgesic. Drives bile, purifies the blood and causes the metabolic processes to intensify.
- St. John’s wort – strengthens the body, clears the gallbladder, soothes the stomach and acts tonic – improves mood and the thirst to lose weight.
- Birch buds remove excess water and the body, are choleretic and diuretic.
There are several nuances.
- The first – during this kind of diet can not drink. Immortelle has an accumulating effect, therefore it is able to delay alcohol in the body. And this is contaminated blood, a destructive effect on the liver, stagnation of bile and water.
- The second is that after they have achieved the desired result, it is better to restrain them in their gastronomical preferences and stop drinking tea for as long as 5 years. Again, it is the immortelle. It accumulates in the body and can cause hypertension, shortness of breath and even allergic dermatitis.
If you feel uncomfortable with tea, go to other methods, such as apple cider vinegar, ginger, seaweed, grapefruit, rosehip and any diet that you can withstand without harm to the body.
How to take immortelle. Recipes and recommendations
Inside the immortelle they drink like an infusion, tea or decoction.
15 minutes infuse a tablespoon of dried immortelle flowers in a glass of boiling water. Then strain the cooled infusion.
Dosage: a glass of infusion divided into three doses. Drink before a meal for half an hour.
If we are talking about choleretic action, then the indicated volume of dried flowers is steamed with cold water (0.5 liters). After 8 hours, you can drink as tea or plain water – drink all half a liter.
In a saucepan, mix 2 glasses of water and a tablespoon of dried and crushed flowers with leaves. Boil over low heat for 10 minutes.
Dosage: drink warm to a quarter or half cup three times a day.
Concentrated decoction (if it boiled out) is drunk as medicine: take a tablespoon three times a day.
Preparing a mixture of equal parts of herbs: corn stigma, nettle, immortelle, chamomile, plantain, yarrow, mint. On a tablespoon of collecting a glass of boiling water. Drink a glass of infusion at three times: in the morning, at lunch and in the evening before meals.
Pour 2 tablespoons half liter of cold water, cover and leave for 8 hours. Drink a little during the day.
For the gallbladder
For effectiveness, you need to collect: immortelle, wormwood, dandelion, corn silk, mint, fennel (fruit), chamomile, calendula and tansy (flowers). Each herb to take a teaspoon. Mix it up. Pour a glass of water a tablespoon of the collection and warm up in a water bath for a quarter of an hour. Strain, add water. Drink three times a day for half a glass before meals.
Mix herbs: immortelle (40 g), flax kernel (10 g), mint (20 g), three-leaf watch (20 g), corn silk (20 g), coriander (20 g). 1.5 tablespoons of a mixture of herbs brew 1.5 cups of boiling water. Boil 10 minutes. Strained broth drink three times (before meals).
We chase the parasites
Boil for half an hour and a half a teaspoon of flowers in a glass of water under a lid in a water bath. Cool, filter and add cold water to make 1.5 cups of broth. The resulting volume to drink warm in three visits to the meal.
The same recipe will help with dermatitis, drink it and as a choleretic agent.
To establish a chair will help a mixture of herbs: 3 parts of immortelle flowers, buckthorn bark and dandelion roots, 2 parts of mint. 2 spoons of the mixture brew in 0.5 liters of boiling water. After 20 minutes, filter. Drink per day, dividing the portion into 4-5 parts.
Who should not take the immortelle?
Not all immortelle is useful. Contraindications relate to those who have high acidity, who are expecting a baby or breastfeeding, and those who have high blood pressure.
But even if you do not enter this list, you should be careful with the immortelle. The maximum duration of treatment, including for obesity, is 3 months. Further, the yellow cat accumulates toxins, which will cause stagnation in the liver. And our goal is to clean the liver and other organs. So even the most effective herbal remedy in excess can become an enemy for us.