The homeland of the Velvet, whose Latin name is “Veronica beccabunga”, is known as Europe. However, it also grows in the rich clayey and calcareous soils of Asia and North America. It is a plant that grows naturally on the edges of the forest, in sunny areas, in the less tree parts of the forests, in pastures, lawns and wall cracks. The history of the plant dates back to ancient times. It grows frequently in Central Anatolia, North Anatolia and South East Anatolia in Turkey.
Bitter Yavşan has different stigmas used among the people besides its known name. These; white wormwood, bitter wormwood, bitter wormwood and European tea. It contains tannins, flavones, coffee acid and glycosides. The newly collected plant has no odor, but after drying it has a pleasant smell and aroma. The plant belongs to the family of Siracagiller. The height of the plant is around 110-120 cm. Its flowers are white, blue or green, gray colors and have a fluffy stem. It has fine hairs on its body. It tastes bitter when freshly harvested. It has a pleasant aroma after drying. It is generally used in autumn after the flowers have faded, collected and dried in airy and shaded places.
The benefits of bitter gooseberry are innumerable.
1-2 teaspoons should be poured into a glass of boiling water, and it should be drunk after resting for 10 minutes. It is recommended to drink once a day and in the morning. A number of side effects can be seen in overdose. May cause nervous system tension or headache. In such cases, it will be sufficient to interrupt the use of the plant for a while. When such side effects are seen, eating or boiling carob can reduce the side effects. Other than that, it can be used by adding to bath water or in hair care.
Benefits of Bitter Ginger
Treats shortness of breath.
Stimulates appetite. It facilitates digestion.
It is a carminative. Especially because of this feature, it can be used as a carminative in babies.
Increases the body’s resistance.
Destroys intestinal parasites.
It is good for wounds.
Regulates blood pressure. .
Cleans the blood.
When used as a buffer, it stops bleeding.
It is good for sciatica and rheumatic pains.
It has diuretic properties.
It is an effective plant in hair care.
Helps reduce head, shoulder and hip pain.
It ensures the regular functioning of the liver and stomach.
Can be used in the treatment of hemorrhoids.
It has edema-reducing properties.
It can also be used by Sara patients. In the treatment of shortness of breath, it is more effective when it is boiled and drunk together with the herb. For this, it is necessary to drink a glass of brewed sage tea every morning. It is used in the treatment of shortness of breath. It is good for chest diseases, cold and bronchitis. A tea is prepared by brewing the wild herb and the wild herb together, and the honey is consumed after sweetening it. Nervous grass is a type of herb that cleans the blood, liver and stomach. It has an expectorant feature. Ginger tea, which is prepared by boiling together with corn silk, is sweetened with honey and drunk. It is used in the treatment of hair loss. The hair is washed with the cure prepared by boiling the yavshan grass. Frequent and regular use seems to prevent hair loss. It is used in the treatment of sciatica, which is popularly known as nerve rheumatism. Herb tea, which is brewed with cassia, is consumed by adding honey. In this use, it should not be used for a long time and in large quantities, because it can cause laziness in the intestines. It helps to relieve bladder inflammations and to shed sand in the bladder. After brewing sage tea, it should be sweetened with honey and consumed. It has diuretic properties, it helps to get rid of edema from the body.With regular use, a decrease in the amount of edema is observed and urinary habits are regulated. Gingerbread purifies the blood. It calms the nerves and regulates the nervous system. Helps heal wounds and relieve itching. For this, it is necessary to take a bath with the bath cure prepared with sage herb, and if possible, to rest the body in a bathtub. It has pain relieving properties. It is effective in relieving rheumatic pains. It facilitates digestion and relaxes the stomach. It is very effective in the healing of wounds (aphtha, etc.) in the mouth and throat. For the treatment of these wounds, it is necessary to gargle regularly with the juice of sage grass. In a study conducted with sage on diabetic patients, it was observed that sage has a similar effect with oral antidiabetic drugs used by diabetic patients to lower blood sugar. After this research, it was said that sage grass lowers blood sugar in diabetics.
How to use sage:
2 teaspoons of sage is put into 300 ml of boiling water and infused for 10 minutes. The brewed sage tea can be consumed after filtering.This cure is mixed with clean water in the tub and rested in the body. If there is no bathtub, it is mixed with the bath water and poured into the body. It can cause headache and nervous tension when used in large amounts. When using it on babies, it is necessary to rest it by putting a teaspoon of bitter gooseberry and a teaspoon of flower powder in a glass of boiling water. After the prepared mixture has cooled, it will be enough to give your baby a few dessert spoons. After continuing this recipe for 2-3 days, your baby will be able to pass gas more easily and constipation will be relieved.
The benefits of bitter gooseberry are very high. However, it is definitely not recommended for use by pregnant women.