Soapwort, Saponaria officinalis, Bee Friendly Plants. SEEDS 20 PCS.

This variety belongs to perennials. Blooms profusely, for a long time. The flowers are fragrant, small, red or pink. The stems of the plant are thin, intertwining, brownish. Height 15 cm.

Use in folk medicine
The plant is poisonous! When ingesting large doses of soapwort, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and cough occur. A characteristic sign of poisoning is a sweet and then burning taste in the mouth, with a feeling of mucus. The poisoned person should wash the stomach with a suspension of activated carbon in a 2% solution of sodium bicarbonate (drinking soda) and prescribe enveloping agents.

Water extracts from roots and aboveground parts are widely used as a strong expectorant and antitussive for lung diseases (bronchitis, pneumonia, whooping cough, painful cough), choleretic (for jaundice), diuretic (dropsy, edema of renal and hepatic origin), diaphoretic and laxative.

An aqueous infusion of roots and leaves is prescribed inside for metabolic disorders — gout, eczema, exudative diathesis, furunculosis, scaly lichen, dermatoses. Infusion of rhizomes with roots are used for rheumatism, gout, joint pain, jaundice, chronic hepatitis, cholecystitis, stomach and intestinal diseases (especially flatulence), nausea, spleen diseases, heartburn.

Locally (in the form of baths, lotions, porridge of powder, ointment) treats scabies, eczema, scaly lichen, purulent wounds, boils, scrofula, various skin rashes, dermatitis. It has been noted that a decoction of soapwort is very effective against scaly lichen. Mush (crushed roots with a small amount of hot boiled water) is locally used for the treatment of purulent wounds, erysipelas, eczema.

The root of the soap plant is chewed for toothache. Decoction of the root is gargled for sore throat.

Medicinal raw material
As medicinal raw materials, rhizomes and roots called "red soap root" (Latin: Radices Saponariae rubra) are used. The roots of the medicinal mylnyanka were included in the I—IV editions of the Russian Pharmacopoeia. Officially allowed in a number of countries.

Prepare the roots and rhizomes of mylnyanki in late autumn, store in cloth bags. In folk medicine, leaves are also collected for medicinal purposes during flowering.

Perennial: Perennial

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