Drosera: medicinal properties, method of use and benefits
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The sundew, scientific name Drosera rotundifolia, belongs to the family of Droseraceae and it is defined as a carnivorous plant or better an insectivorous one that captures its prey by means of viscous secretions.
In fact, the leaves are equipped with hairs that have some kind of drops formed by viscous substances that trap the prey.
The properties of sundew are due to the presence of enzymes, glucosides, tannins and resins that give it properties antispasmodic, antiseptics is cough relievers and expectorants.
USED PARTS OF THE PLANT
The parts used of the sundew are all the aerial parts that are collected during the summer period
HOW DROSERA IS USED
The aerial part of the plant should be harvested in summer and used fresh or dried in a ventilated, warm and dark place.
With the sundew you can make an infusion used for cough and inflammation of the respiratory system in general, also demonstrating a slight antibiotic property.
The juice of the plant has the ability to curdle milk.
Leaf sap can cause skin irritation.
PLANT TECHNICAL SHEET
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