One of the unique plants known to man for centuries, is epilobium angustifolium. Hearing this name, not many would guess that we are talking about one of the most known in Russia herbs, used to make a medicinal drink. Meet Ivan-tea – a real storehouse of nature and universal home kit.
That contains willow herb
Nature itself took care of the useful properties of fireweed, and collected in the plant the bulk of the elements of the periodic table. The plant contains iron . titanium . Nickel . copper . manganese . Bor . molybdenum . as well as potassium . calcium . sodium . lithium, etc. as well As bioflavonoids, pectin, tannins.
Vitamin a number of fireweed presented In b vitamins and ascorbic acid. The content of vitamin C, this tea can be considered a record holder, the number of assorbenti up to 400 mg per 100 g, which is several times more than citrus (lemon, orange ) and black currant.
In the green mass of the willow herb also contains protein which is easily absorbed by the body and promotes rapid saturation energy. It has no caffeine, purine, oxalate and uric acid, which adversely affect the metabolism.
The effect of fireweed on the body
Fireweed raises the tone and gives strength, using it to treat headaches, migraines, it calms the nerves, relieves stress, normalizes sleep. And it is very gentle, does not cause addiction. Ivan-tea is also taken to relieve symptoms during epileptic diseases.
The results of studies in the Institute of neurology, doctors came to the conclusion that Ivan-tea is quite effective in the treatment of mental disorders, neuroses, post-traumatic disorders.
This drink is used for the normalization condition after heavy stress, to minimize pathological manifestations in anxiety-depressive disorders.
Useful properties of the willow-herb so powerful that it is used in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract: gastritis, ulcer disease, colitis, enterocolitis, flatulence, tea leads to normal mucosa of the stomach, normalizes metabolism and peristalsis. Tea also has a positive impact on the oral cavity, is a perfect prevention of periodontal disease and caries, normalizes the state of the mucosa of the mouth.
With its unsurpassed anti-inflammatory properties, willow herb is used to treat inflammation in the bodies of all body systems: respiratory (pulmonary disease, SARS), genitourinary (in the treatment of male diseases BPH and prostatitis, competitors Ivan-tea is simply no, it also increases the potency in men).
Drink from the plant will be useful for anemia. Vitamin C and many minerals that are contained in tea contribute to the overall strengthening of the body, tea considerably boosts immunity and resistance to pathogens of various diseases. For respiratory diseases fireweed regulates temperature, relieves fever, chills.
Fireweed is also a good antioxidant, protects from free radicals – particles that destroy cells in the body. Cleansing properties of this plant is also high, it rids the body of toxins, toxins, radionuclides, heavy metal compounds.
Drink from fireweed extremely useful for the normalization condition after alcohol intoxication, it’s even used in delirium tremens, and the tea helps to reduce the consumption of alcohol in the future.
Ivan-tea is very useful for pregnant and lactating women, it allow you to consume even infants, because of its beneficial properties have no side effects.
External application of tea: its decoction is washed with festering wounds. Skin diseases are treated with lotions and wipes impregnated with tea infusions.
Willow herb is used in folk medicine for the treatment of cancer. This is not surprising: after all, such a large number of trace elements not found in any tea, and its use is one of the most powerful and tangible.
Young shoots can be added to salads, and the roots, dried and milled to add in the flour, bakery products become palatable.