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Useful properties of saxifrage: use in traditional medicine and contraindications


The flowers have five petals, clustered in symmetric about the center paniculate or umbellate inflorescences. In September, the fruit is formed - a box with a lot of seeds. The stonecutter chooses rocky cracks, gaps between stones, its powerful root system is capable of destroying the structure of stones. There are about 400 types of saxifrage. In the wild, they can be seen in the mountainous regions of the Northern Hemisphere, in the Caucasus and in Africa.

The favorite places of growth of saxifrage are rocks, mountain slopes, mountain forests. It is grown in stony gardens as an ornamental plant, it tolerates harsh winter temperatures, it is suitable for wet soils and areas in the shade. Several plant species are listed in the Red Book.

Useful properties of saxifrage

In folk medicine, saxifrage is used as a plant with strong healing properties. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties are known. The plant has anti-fever and antitumor effects. Use of saxifrage as a powerful antihemorrhoidal and bactericidal agent is useful. The leaves revealed the presence of such useful substances as alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, coumarins, organic acids, glycosides, triterpene and fatty acids. Also, the plant is rich in vitamins, essential oil, trace elements, pigments.

Stonework Infusion

Recipe number 1: 30 g of fresh crushed leaves should be added to 300 ml of boiling water, cook in a water bath under a lid for 10–15 minutes, then cool, strain and add warm water to make the initial volume. Use a remedy to relieve any pain 2 tablespoons 4 times during or after a meal.

Recipe number 2: 0.5 cups of crushed leaves need to be poured 500 ml of 40-degree vodka, insist 14-16 days in a dark place, constantly shaking, then squeeze the raw material and drink the tincture 2 times a day before eating 1 teaspoon diluted in 10-20 g of water. This drug has been shown for hypertension.

Recipe number 3: for its preparation requires 20 g of saxifrage leaves and 200 ml of water to simmer in a water bath for 15 minutes, insist 45 minutes to cool and strain. It is recommended to use ready-made infusion 2 tablespoons 3-4 times a day after meals. The tool treats sore throat, gout and bronchitis.

Tincture of saxifrage: the roots of the plant are poured with 40% vodka in the ratio of 1: 5, insist 10 days and take 30 drops 4–5 times a day after meals as a diuretic for edema. Rhizomes of plants, prepared in the form of tinctures and decoctions, are a great tool against the formation of kidney stones and bladder.

Stonework flowers

Blooming kamnelomka resembles a continuous colorful, incredibly luxurious carpet of flowers in May and June. Small flowers, pyatilepestnye, the correct form, are collected in paniculate inflorescences, towering on peduncles. The varieties of saxifrage differ in color. Flowers can be white, pink, lilac, yellow, red, two-tone. The plant is easy to take root when planting and transplanting. For transplantation is better to choose the time after flowering.

Special care for the plant is not required. It breeds semilifera self-sowing, with the help of the division of curtain, separation of rosettes. It takes root quickly, almost within a month it is already possible to get an almost ready stone-heel flower. The plant develops well in bright areas, not afraid of dark places. The soil should be sufficiently wet.

Seeds of saxifrage

Seeds of saxifrage in large quantities are placed and ripen in the fruit-box. At home, sowing of seeds produced in greenhouses in March, in April and May can be sown in open ground. The seeds are small, so when planting they are lightly sprinkled, not diving into the soil. After 2-3 weeks, the first shoots appear. The seeds of one type of saxifrage - the femur - are used in salads, they have a pleasant spicy taste, they are as valued as the seeds of cumin and anise.

Kamnelomka room

The saxifrage is a beautiful plant used for hanging vases and flowerpots. A characteristic feature of saxifrage are long, thread-like shoots up to 60 cm in length, bearing young plants at the ends of the rosette. A herbaceous plant of the genus Camfishes, designed for placement, can be with flat rosettes of basal leaves, with a short stalk grows. There is a variegated saxifrage characterized by leaves decorated on the edges with a white or pink border. The plant loves the shade, so it must be placed in the middle of the room and well watered. The rapid development of saxifrage will allow just a few months to admire the juicy leaves and beautiful flowers and enjoy healing properties.

Sailor Arends

Arendz's saberjack is a group of complex interspecific hybrids, called saxiformes, moss-like, or sodden. A perennial plant with a strong root system forms green carpets on the ground surface. It has thin shoots 3–10 cm high, with short internodes and apical rosette of small leaves. Flowers are small, numerous, white, pink, cherry, purple color. The plant blooms in May and June.

This view looks impressive in any composition, suitable for decorating a garden, attracts gardeners with ease of breeding. Arena's saberfoil is of several varieties, very popular are:

  • Blutenteppiks - 16 cm high with bright red flowers,
  • Purple-Mantel - with rich pink flowers.

Kamnelomarka polar

Frozen soils are characteristic of the Far North, but even in such a harsh climate zone, you can see beautiful plants, such as the saxifrage polar. In the conditions of a short polar summer, saber-grinder manages to please the locals with its incredibly beautiful carpet. The leaves of saxifrage fleshy, it will protect them from the effects of cold. The plant chooses relatively warm sandy slopes of the banks of rivers and lakes. Red flowers, towering above the ground, are noticeable for butterflies and tundra bumblebees.

Sawmill Weaving

The room type of saberfowl weaving originates from China and Japan. The graceful ornamental plant is distinguished by the round shape of the thyroid leaves, the top of the leaves is green with large stripes along the veins, the bottom is bright red. The grass grows in height no more than 30–40 cm, throwing out filamentous shoots, at the ends of which sockets appear. It blooms in summer light yellow or pink-white. He loves moisture, in the spring it is necessary to feed the soil.

Traditional medicine recommends that nursing mothers for lactation increase eat one leaf of saxifrage weaving in the morning and evening. After three days of taking the medicinal plant, a positive result will be observed, and along with the increase in the amount of milk, its quality will improve. The saxifrage contains tannins, arbutin. Juice from leaves of saxifrage weaving eliminates the pain during inflammation of the ears, resolves the boils. Reception decoctions of grass used in hematemesis, fever. Smoke set on dry raw materials fumigate bumps with hemorrhoids.

Kamnelomka marsh

Kamnelomka marsh as a result of land reclamation is endangered, it is listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The plant is distributed in the northern regions of the forest and high-altitude zone of the Northern Hemisphere and in the Arctic. Grass with a short rhizome, creeping shoots, without basal rosette. It grows in swamps, in water with a high mineral content. Kamnelomku nature has provided many useful properties for the treatment of diseases. Among them, tannins, effective for skin diseases, well helps the plant for heart ailments, stomach disorders.

Infusion of sausage sausage:
1 tablespoon of chopped roots or a teaspoon of seeds is filled with 1 cup of water. Boil the composition for 4-5 minutes on low heat, insist 1 hour, filter. This is a good tool for lotions with dermatitis and acne.

Mossy saxifrage

This perennial plant forms a loose dark green carpet. This species has recumbent, strongly branched shoots with dense foliage. The leaves are rough, oblong shape. Before flowering buds appear, they are spherical, large, the same in length as the covering leaf. The flowers of the grass are yellowish-white with red dots, oblong, blunt with short claws. A large pistil with two carpels accreted at the base, immersed in receptacle. The fruit of the plant is egg-shaped, the columns are sticking out, short. Mossy saxifrage - a resident of the European mountain systems, lives on rocks and rocky areas of the alpine belt. At home, such a plant can be propagated by cutting, seed or dividing a bush. Moss-type saxifrage varieties:

  • "Red Admiral" - with bright red flowers,
  • "Elf" - a low plant with pink flowers,
  • "Sprite" - with flowers of crimson hue.

Squabbard soddy

Squabbard is a perennial plant with a thick basal rosette of dark green leaves and an erect stem. The flowers are collected in paniculate or corymbose inflorescences, there are white, pink and red. The petioled lower leaves are palmate-separate, consist of five blunt lobes. The leaves on the stems are tripartite or sessile whole and smaller. The plant is shaped like a pillow. The grass is frost-resistant, unpretentious in care, prefers good watering in spring and summer. This type is propagated by cutting, dividing the bush and seeds.

What is included in the chemical composition of saxifrage

In official medicine, the plant is recognized as medicinal. It is for this reason that its chemical composition was subjected to a qualitative study, as a result of which it was possible to identify: essential oils, sugars, umbelliferone, coumarins, resinous compounds, palmitic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, pimpinellin, bitters, acetic acid acid, benzoic acid, saponins, tannins, bergantin, xantotoxin, peucedanin, empressin, isopimpipellin, furocoumarins, zobergapten, pectins, saxazulene, carotene, fiber, ash, ascorbic acid, ka ed, flavonoids, phenols and fatty oil. In addition, the herb is the most valuable source of calcium and potassium.

It is due to these substances that are part of the plant, it has its many healing properties. Bedrock-saxifrage has been used in folk medicine since antiquity and is widely mentioned in all surviving herbalists from the 13th century onwards.

What does a saxifrage females treat

For medicinal purposes, primarily the root of the plant is used. Sausage-femur is indicated for use as: diaphoretic, antiseptic, vessel-strengthening, analgesic, diuretic, expectorant, antitussive, anti-inflammatory, astringent, sedative drug.

In various inflammatory diseases of the throat, the femoral saxifrage has a powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect, as well as helps to reduce pain, providing a local anesthetic effect. In addition, the plant also has a positive effect on the vocal cords, eliminating the hoarseness that accompanies many diseases of the throat. Already on the first day of treatment, there is a significant decrease in pharyngeal redness and pain.

Often herbalists recommend using herbs to get rid of scars and age spots. By lightening and smoothing the skin, a stone saberjack can work in a short time to restore its healthy appearance.

The herb is also useful in various diseases, accompanied by a hysterical cough and thick, poorly separated sputum. The plant helps to eliminate foci of inflammation, relieve pulmonary and bronchial spasms and sputum discharge. Due to this, the respiratory system is cleared, getting rid of coughing and accelerating the recovery of the patient. Herbalists recommend the use of femoral saxifrage even in case of bronchial asthma as a means of preventing the attacks of suffocation caused by spasms of the lungs and bronchi.

With various ailments of the urinary system, it is also impossible to do without a saxifrages. It not only flushes the kidneys and rid them of sand and small fractions, but also destroys the pathogens and suppresses the inflammatory process. It is noted that with systematic treatment with a plant, even chronic cystitis is eliminated, which is extremely rarely amenable to other treatment.

It is recommended to use herbs for headaches and nosebleeds. The plant helps to normalize blood pressure and eliminate pain. In addition, this herbal medicine well strengthens the walls of blood vessels.

Contraindications for treatment of saxifrage

Contraindications to herbal therapy are:

  • pregnancy,
  • breast-feeding,
  • increased tendency to thrombosis.

For all others, it is possible to use this medicinal plant without any fear. The saxiframe is not a poisonous herb and rarely causes an allergic reaction.

Preparation of medicinal raw materials

The root of the plant is harvested in late autumn or, in the most extreme case, in early spring. After thorough washing, the roots are dried in a dryer and stored in a carton. Grind the root just before use. Duration of storage of medicinal raw materials should not exceed 24 months. When carrying out the harvesting, it is important to remember that in order to preserve the saxa-saxifrage population in the selected area, no more than a third of all plants can be dug out.

Saberworm - general description

The saxifrage (other names: femur, harvester, dwarf, denture, wild fennel) is a single or perennial plant up to 70 cm tall and belongs to the family of saxifrage. The root system is complex, the leaves, creeping from the rhizome itself, form a rosette. The leaf surface is varied, leathery or fleshy, but more often it is round and velvety; it emits lime, due to which the leaves of saxweed are covered with a characteristic grayish bloom.

White, pink, crimson or yellow flowers, collected in paniculate or umbellate (saxifrage) inflorescences, symmetrical about the center, have five petals. The period of flowering of saxifrage begins in May, ends in August. The fruit - a multi-seeded box - is formed in September.

Saxifrage - types and places of growth

The name of the plant is associated with its ability to seep between rocks and rock cracks, destroying their structure by roots. In nature, there are about 400 species of saxifrage, most of which inhabit the mountainous regions of the Northern Hemisphere and Africa, occupying the rocks and slopes of the mountains.

Some species settle in the woods, such kamnelomki called forest. Most of the representatives of this genus prefer moderately moist drained soils and shady places. On the territory of the former Soviet Union, there are about 120 species that grow mainly in the Arctic zones and in the Caucasus.

Several varieties of plants, for example, the saberjeller of dinnik, are listed in the Red Book. And such cultivated species, such as saxifrage sodding and shady, are completely unpretentious and get along well with the most severe frosts. Grow them in stony gardens as ornamental plants. A single species is cultivated in living quarters - weaving-stone saberjack.

Saberfoot - healing properties

Unfortunately, the healing gifts of this plant are not often used in traditional medicine, but in vain! After all, it has a powerful anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifebrile, anti-tumor and anti-hemorrhoidal action.

Home-made stoneworm spine and some wild species can cope with diseases such as otitis (juice loading, tampon use), furunculosis, cholera, convulsions, feverish conditions, cancer, hemorrhoids (a dried plant burns and fumigates them with hemorrhoids). Whole leaves impose on ulcerated skin, purulent inflammation, boils, carbuncles and phlegmon. It has been experimentally proven that saberweed weaving increases lactation in a nursing woman and improves the quality of breast milk.

Saberfoot - dosage forms

Medicinal raw materials are the leaves of a houseplant. You do not need to be afraid of tearing them off, because the stone-sawing stone has the unique ability to restore its lost parts in the shortest time possible, but you should not overdo it for the sake of the experiment, and use the leaves only for medicinal needs. Parts of wild varieties are separated during flowering and dried in well-ventilated places.

Saberfoot - recipes of traditional medicine

Infusion for pain relief: 30 gr. свеже-сорванных измельченных листьев добавить в 300 мл кипящей воды, попарить на водяной бане под крышкой минут 10-15, дать настою остыть, затем процедить и довести до первоначального объема с помощью теплой кипяченой воды (до 300 мл). Употреблять по две стол. ложки четыре раза во время или после еды.

При отите: обмокните тонкий жгутик из бинта или ватный тампон в свежевыжатый лиственный сок и аккуратно введите в слуховой проход пораженного уха. Hold for a couple of hours and remove the tampon. The procedure should be carried out to complete removal of inflammation.

Tincture with hypertension: half a glass of crushed leaves pour forty-degree vodka (500 ml), put in a dark place, insist 14-16 days, not forgetting to shake daily. Next, you need to thoroughly squeeze the raw material and take the tincture in one teaspoon, diluted in 10-20 grams. water, drink 2 p. before eating food (15 minutes).

To increase lactation, it is advisable to eat one leaflet of saxifrage weaving, carefully chewing, in the morning and evening. A positive result will be evident already on the 3-5 day of taking the medicinal plant.

Proper collection of plants

In herbal medicine use as grassy parts of saxifrage - leaf, stems, and its roots, seeds. As for the collection of leaves and stem parts, it should be done in May. Drying must be done in the shade. After that, the resulting material can be crushed.

The succulent leaf of saxifrage also undergoes freezing, without losing its healing properties.

At the end of the summer, seeds are collected. Early spring or late autumn is the best period for digging out rhizomes. Thoroughly rinse the ground and sand, dry it in a well-ventilated place. After cut into necessary parts.

Like many other herbs, it is appropriate to store dried pieces of saxifrage in a transparent container using dark places.

If you do not plan to harvest rhizomes, you can collect the upper part of the plant. It is recommended to cut no more than 80% of the total volume of the bush. Such an approach will help the stonefish to recover to the next pruning of the green part.

It is very important to be careful when picking up a bush. Since, in nature, there are very similar plants that have toxic properties for the human body.

When searching for saxifrage, you should pay attention to:

  • plant appearance,
  • growing characteristics
  • time period characteristic of flowering processes, the formation of the stem and seed bag.

There are several types of this type of culture. Between themselves, they differ not only in shades of buds, but also in the size of the bush. The leaves have a slightly oval shape. All plates are collected in the rosette. Often, saxifrage grows up to 70 cm tall. Blooms pink, white, red tone.

Another unique feature of the stone-sawing blade is its excellent tolerance to various temperature fluctuations. The bush develops well at low and high thermometer rates.

Therapeutic grass of saxifrage and its chemical composition

Another name for this plant - the gap-grass. It has a common origin due to the characteristic feature of its root system during its growth to break up rocks.

The chemical composition of saxifrage can be divided into such useful organic substances for humans:

  • alkaloids
  • glycosides,
  • essential substances
  • saponins
  • fatty acid,
  • coumarins.

In pharmacies you can find kammelomki herbal tea, which is intended for the treatment of many diseases.

Not all the medicinal properties of saxifrage are equally well studied. There is information that substances contained in it interfere with the formation and growth of tumors of various kinds. But while there is no official confirmation of this version.

Plant application

The plant heals well purulent wounds, the effects of frostbite and dotted boils due to antimicrobial properties.

The juice from the leaf of the plant is used as a drop in otitis. Pre-squeeze, it must be filtered and then used. Leaf of saxifrage also contains carotene, ascorbic acids and proteins.

Kamnelomka reed has the following medicinal properties that a person can use for recovery:

  • painkillers
  • disinfecting
  • soothing
  • anti-inflammatory.

There are many recipes for tinctures, but the most popular is healing tea. It is prepared from one part of root juice and three parts of honey. Or it is necessary to brew 1 tsp. rhizomes in a glass of water. Take after meals 3 times a day.

No less effective is the tincture prepared from a glass of water half a tablespoon of dry roots. All components combine and boil. Insist on for three hours. Single reception makes 100 gr. The amount of use per day can be increased up to four times.

The above infusions do an excellent job with:

  1. Bronchopulmonary diseases of infectious and chronic nature.
  2. Stone kidney disease.
  3. A stomach ulcer.
  4. Painful symptoms of other diseases.

To strengthen the immunity is used feminine stonework.

Along with its beneficial properties, saberjack has also contraindications for human use. Therefore, consultation of a narrow specialist is necessary to coordinate the reception of a phytotherapeutic agent from this plant.

Thrombosis and bradycardia, pregnancy and the age of a child under two years of age are contraindications for taking this type of treatment. Otherwise, undesirable, sometimes dangerous situations and processes in the body can occur. Like all herbal medicines, it is also an allergen.

In addition to familiarity with the healing properties of saxifrage, it is desirable to familiarize with the beneficial properties of actinidia. Be prudent and careful when using. Competent attitude to their own health is an excellent way to eliminate some symptoms and diseases.

Medicinal properties

This perennial owes its medicinal properties to a special chemical composition, which, in turn, provides an opportunity to strengthen the immune system of a person, saving him from feeling unwell. But it is so common in the world that it is often used in cooking as a spice. Such rich and versatile properties of sausage-saxifrage attract. It is collected, harvested and used for medical purposes as an antipyretic, expectorant, etc.

So, consider the biological description of this plant.

Bedrock saxophone: description

The bedourer is a herbaceous, essential oil-bearing perennial plant, which has a branched root. Its diameter is 2 cm, and its length is about 20-25 cm. The stem of this plant is thin and ribbed. At the same time its height is 55-60 cm. The position of the leaves of these umbrella plants falls on the roots, as well as on the stem. Leaves located above, without plates. And those that are in the middle of the stem are divided. They have some peculiar shape in the form of eggs, and the edges look like cloves. The flowers of its rather small size, light shade, form the shape of umbrellas. As the fruit acts dvusemyanka, having a brown color. When it matures, it disintegrates into semi-fetuses. Flowering plant, starting in June and ending in August. After this period, the fruits ripen.

This type of plant is widely distributed in the Crimea, Belarus, Kazakhstan, in the Urals, in some parts of Europe. A feral sausage sprout grows right next to the road, as well as in forests, in a clearing. He is not picky about soil.

Chemical composition

The chemical composition of the femur is presented in the form of many useful properties. It should be noted the presence of tanning components, pimpillenina, bergaptena, saponin, flavonoids, resins, pectins, aromatic components, sugar, phenols. This composition provides the extraordinary properties of the plant, which has a positive effect when used for medicinal purposes.

Mainly used is the root-stone-sawing root and sometimes the leaves, stalks, flowers, and fruit. The most common use of this plant is decoctions and infusions from the aerial parts of the plant. It is worth noting the use of the considered raw materials in traditional medicine, methods of its preparation.

When taking infusions of stone-sized femur stones, it is important to pay attention to the conditions of such therapy. Indeed, in the case of an overdose, negative results and undesirable consequences are possible. Its use is strictly contraindicated for people with individual intolerance. Pregnant women, as well as breastfeeding mothers are required to receive a recommendation from the doctor before embarking on the popular method of treatment.

Indications for admission

As for decoctions, infusions of these umbrella plants, they have healing properties. This plant is used as an expectorant, antipyretic, astringent, antiseptic, diaphoretic, analgesic, sedative.

Kamnelomku used to treat diseases such as acute respiratory infections, bronchitis, whooping cough, fever, enterocolitis, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, kidney disease, constipation, rheumatism, gout, dropsy, sore throat, scarlet fever. Broths of this plant contribute to the expansion of blood vessels.

In addition, the femoral has an antitumor effect. Medicines from it are used in oncology. The flowers of the plant are a good raw material in the treatment of vitiligo. Inflorescences are used to treat sore throat with sore throat.

Broths and saxifrage decoctions are used in folk medicine for the treatment of urolithiasis, kidney disease, and bladder. They are anti-inflammatory and expectorant. Stonework juice is considered useful, as it soothes well in case of a nervous breakdown.

What parts of the plant are used?

We emphasize that for the preparation of drugs using the roots and rhizomes of femur-saxifrage. Billets do in the fall or early spring. This plant has some categories of chemical composition that do not dissolve in water, for example, saponin, tanning components. For broth using young leaves, as well as used in cooking in the form of sauces and spices. Infusions of the root of the femur-saxifrage used to treat diseases of the respiratory tract, digestive system, kidney, as well as gastritis, etc.

Medication from femur-saxifrage is possible only under the conditions of the instructions for use. The patient should not exceed the dosage. Is it dangerous. Overdose contributes to photo and contact dermatitis.

Juice from the root of the saxifrages protects the skin of the face from pigment spots. For the treatment of edema and dropsy is used alcohol tincture. For its preparation using the root of the plant, alcohol and water.


Currently, there are a lot of recipes for treating diseases based on the femur. We reviewed some of them. However, before using them, you should consult with a specialist without fail. Only a doctor will be able to determine how complex the inflammatory process is, whether it is necessary to use infusions and decoctions depending on the degree of the disease.

In addition, flowers are used to add flavor to drinks. Young leaves are used in cooking for the manufacture of salads and soups, as well as in the form of seasonings for the manufacture of sausage. Bedman replaces cumin and anise. It is suitable for egg dishes, cheese, fish, potato. The smell of saxifrage becomes the most exquisite if you add lemon juice.


Thus, after analyzing the healing properties of the females-saxifrage, its use in traditional medicine, it is important to note that this plant has extraordinary healing qualities from many types of diseases. For the treatment of infusions are made, decoctions using its roots, leaves, stem. The above treatment methods are widely applicable in traditional medicine for the treatment of urolithiasis, kidney disease, and bladder. Sausage femoral is an anti-inflammatory expectorant, a remedy. Its juice is useful because it calms in case of a nervous experience.

Consequently, such a variety of useful properties of the plant provides a full replacement for many spices. Its addition to the dishes allows you to give them a delicate flavor. With its healing properties, this perennial is obliged to a special chemical composition and beneficial substances, which, in turn, provide an opportunity to strengthen the human immune system, saving him from ailments. But, before turning to the folk remedies for the treatment of diseases, it is necessary to consult with a specialist.

Collection and storage of therapeutic raw materials from saxifrage (leaves, roots, seeds)

As a medical raw material, all parts of the plant are used: leaves, stems, seeds and roots. Harvesting of leaves and stems produced in May. The collected material is dried in the shade, then crushed.

Juicy leaves can be frozen for the winter. Ripe dried brownish seeds are harvested at the end of summer. The roots of the plant are dug out in early spring or late autumn, washed, crushed and dried in a ventilated room.

Dry therapeutic preparations of saxifrage are stored in glass containers in dark places. When collecting raw materials, it is important not to confuse the stonegrass with poisonous plants that look alike. From one shrub of saxifrage, raw materials are collected, not exceeding 80% of its total mass, which will allow the plant to recover.

Cough, tonsillitis and asthma

Diseases such as cough, tonsillitis and asthma are treated drinking kammelomki tea with honey. For tea 1 tsp. roots with a glass of water bring to a boil and cool. Take the healing drink you need three times a day.

Stones and sand in the kidneys

You can clear the kidneys of stones and sand using stonework infusion. It is prepared from a mixture of 1 tbsp. l roots and glasses of water, which is boiled for a quarter of an hour. Infusion should stand at least 3 hours before use. It is recommended to take a third cup of this infusion 3-4 times a day.

The saxifrage relieves the pain of otitis, for this purpose a lotion of fresh plant juice is applied to the ear or a piece of cotton soaked with juice and introduced into the auditory opening.

Stomach ulcer

Saberweed will help with stomach ulcers if the appropriate diet is also followed. To do this, 30 grams of leaves is poured with a glass of hot water and infused for an hour. This healing drink is taken half an hour before meals in the morning and evening for half a glass. Regular use of freshly squeezed juice of saxifrage will speed recovery.

Contraindications to the use

Studying the various healing properties of the plant, it becomes obvious the use of saxifrage for the human body. With the right approach, you can cure many ailments. Reception of preparations of this plant should be carried out after consultation with the doctor, their reception children under two years old and pregnant women are prohibited.

Bradycardia and thrombosis are contraindications for the use of decoctions and infusions of saxifrage. Plant can cause allergic reaction in some people.

Plant unpretentious in the care of saxifrage in your garden or in the conditions of an apartment in a flower pot. This will allow you to have a healer on hand who will always help in case of illness and will delight you with pretty flowers.

Plant characteristic

The genus kamnelomka is represented mainly by perennial plants. Also known annual and biennial forms. Most often, these plants have a complex root system and rosette leaves.

Flowering occurs for a long time and includes all months of the warm season. The flowers are simple and often have bright colors, for which the plant is valued among decorators. In addition, in the landscape design use of stonegrass because of its tendency to grow on rocky rocks. The property of splitting stones by this plant underlies the name of this herb. After the end of the flowering period, a fruit is formed - a box - containing a large number of seeds.

From the point of view of the ecology of settlement, this genus can be found in the mountainous areas, humid shady forests of the foothills, as well as on gentle slopes of hills and mountains. The habitat of this genus is quite wide, the species can be found in the mountains of the Caucasus, the Urals, as well as on African plateaus.

In our country, several varieties of this plant are listed in the Red Books of regional importance, in particular, they include the marsh konnelomka, used in traditional medicine.

Principles of use in traditional medicine

The saxifrage has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect. It is on this property of this plant that the recipes of traditional medicine are based. The saxifrage is used in the form of infusions, as well as fresh, its juice has healing properties.

For the preparation of those or other recipes based on this herb, mainly the green part of the leaf is used. In this case, a positive effect and has a room shape, and saxifrage, growing in natural conditions. The collection of raw materials should be carried out during flowering.

The composition of saxifrage determines the beneficial properties of the plant. From the point of view of the chemist, saxifrage is formed by a combination of organic substances, and mineral salts, a donor of useful trace elements, are dissolved in the cell sap of this herb.

The organic component is represented by the following classes of substances:

  • alkaloids
  • saponins
  • coumarins
  • glycosides,
  • fatty acid,
  • essential substances.

The influence of saxifrage on organs and systems

The effect of this herb on the human body occurs in a complex form, therefore its healing qualities are applicable to many life support systems of a person.

In folk medicine, saberjack is often used as a means to resolve ENT problems. Противовоспалительный эффект травы активно используется для лечения гнойных отитов. Существует следующий рецепт, применение которого оправдано поколениями.
Ingredients: fresh medicinal raw material kamnelomki. Preparation and use: Finely chopped leaves in the amount of 50 g are placed in gauze and squeezed out grassy juice, in which you need to dip a piece of cotton pad or regular cotton wool. Wet cotton wool from the juice folded in the form of a wick or tampon and gently injected into the affected ear. Wear such a lotion for at least a couple of hours. In this embodiment, saxifrage is applied until complete cure.

Also known is the analgesic effect of saxifrage in a wide range of different diseases. For example, these include various types of fever, as well as infectious diseases. For women who often suffer from cystitis, saberweed helps not only with its overwhelming soreness, but also by healing the bladder mucosa. To relieve pain of a different nature, it is customary to use an infusion from this plant.
Ingredients: saxifrage (fresh leaves) - 30g, hot boiling water - 1 cup. Preparation and reception: mix the components and cover the container with the mixture with a lid, simmer in a water bath for about 10 minutes. During this process, some of the moisture will be consumed. Cool the mixture, strain and bring to the original volume with warm boiled water. Tincture take 2 tablespoons 2-3 times a day after meals.

The swamp species of saxifrage was used by the northern peoples to combat skin rashes, in particular acne, rash, boils and acne. Ordinary indoor stonegrass is also active in eliminating these cosmetic defects, but its effect is less pronounced. The ornamental plant is used in the form of juice, which is soaked with a cotton swab and wipe the affected skin. Wild-growing marsh form is used for this purpose in the form of infusion.
Ingredients: Kamnelomka marsh, roots or seeds - 1 tbsp. spoon, hot boiling water - 1 cup. Preparation and reception: the components are mixed and boiled for about 10-15 minutes on low heat. Infusion allow to cool for about an hour and filter. This amount is enough for a long enough period, because the tincture is used to wipe the affected skin.

In homeopathy, saxifrage is used to treat widespread diseases of cardiovascular diseases, in particular, as a tool to combat high blood pressure, that is, in hypertension. There are 2 ways to combat this harmful disease with this plant. One of them involves the use of leaf stonework raw (chew on 1-2 leaves in the morning and evening for six months). Another method is based on the selection of the useful properties of saxifrage using home extraction.
Ingredients: saxifrage (finely chopped leaves) - 0.5 glasses, vodka with a strength of 40 degrees - 0.5 liters. Preparation and reception: Mix components, close the container with the mixture with a lid and put in a dark place for two weeks. In the process of insisting the mixture must be shaken at least once a day. Upon completion of the infusion, the mixture is filtered, and the vegetable raw materials are removed, after pressing. Take in a diluted state (1 teaspoon of extract per 15g of water) 2 times a day before meals.

The saxifrage is used in the fight against various diseases of the inflammatory nature, such as boils, suppurations, ulcers (external). In addition, saxifrage helps with frostbite. In addition to the analgesic effect, the bactericidal and bacteriostatic properties of this plant cause a quick and effective cure. For treatment with these illnesses helps one of the recipes for extract of this herb.
Ingredients: saxifrage roots - 10g, 40% vodka - 50g. Preparation and reception: The components are mixed with each other and insist about 10 days, occasionally shaking. If necessary, the amount of therapeutic mixture can be increased by adhering to the proportion of 5 parts of alcohol and 1 part of medicinal raw materials of the plant. The resulting extract smears inflammation. In addition, this mixture is used in the amount of 2-3 ml (2-30 drops) with kidney stones and edema.