Meadowsweet meadowsweet and common – are different plants or the same? Thin out or thicken the blood? Vladimir FREIMAN. Ukrainka, Kiev region.

The letter says the candidate of biological Sciences Love DUDCHENKO.

Meadowsweet meadowsweet and common - different plants of the same species. It is easy to distinguish between them in height, leaves, flowers and roots. For dilution or thickening of blood both plants in folk medicine is not used, however, and meadowsweet, meadowsweet and common have many other useful properties and is used to treat various diseases.

Meadowsweet (Filipendula)

We call it start some trouble, and the French – the Queen of fields. It is a perennial grass up to 1.5 m in height with a creeping rhizome. Grows in moist soil along the banks of rivers, flowering in may-July small fragrant yellowish-white, cream colored flowers. The plant contains salicylates, ascorbic acid, tannins, vitamin C. Use the herb during flowering and rhizome (harvest in spring or autumn) as a diuretic, protivorevmaticalkie and lower blood sugar means.

Infusion of meadowsweet herb is used for rheumatism, gout, flu, stomach pain, intestines: 1 tablespoon crushed material (grass or roots), pour a glass of boiling water for half an hour. Drink a quarter Cup three times a day.

Prepare ointment from herbs and roots fat basis in the ratio of 1:5. She rubbed the sore joints. Ointment or juice Filipendula grease the places of insect bites and skin ulcers.

Diabetes, gout young roots are put in salads, flowers make tea.

Meadowsweet ordinary (shestilopastnye)

It has pinnately lobed, toothed lamina, grows up to a height of 50-70 cm, flowering in may-June, flowers like the flowers of the meadowsweet vyazolistny. Roots in size with an earthy nut-like droppings of the goat. Also grows in meadows, on wet and boggy places. The plant contains glycosides, tannins, starch, ascorbic acid, essential oils. In folk medicine used grass and roots (they also fall or spring). Given the content in roots tannins, they are used as hemostatic and antitumor agent and also as a cardiotonic for heart disease.

A decoction of the roots. 1 tbsp. l. raw pour 2 cups water, to boil 15 mines, to insist before cooling, to filter. Drink 1 tablespoon three times a day after meals with kidney diseases, kidney stone disease, gout, rheumatism and heart failure.

Infusion of the roots on alcohol in a ratio of 1:10. Insist 2 weeks, drink 1 teaspoon three times a day with milk in leukemia, malignant tumors, stomach pain. Bullocki-the roots can be eaten raw and cooked, to add (and leaves) in soups, salads, leaves and shoots are used in tea.