Many poisonous plants, including swamp whiteflower, have healing properties and, with proper dosage, can cure many diseases. A perennial plant belongs to the aroid family and in most cases spreads on the banks of water bodies and swamps. Among the other names of the whiteflower, swamp grass, trifol, water root and whitewash are distinguished. The plant is widespread in Eurasia and North America.
Description and chemical composition
A representative of the aroid family grows up to 30 centimeters as much as possible. In the grass plant, cervical, longterm leaves and small, collected at the top in the side of snowwhite flowers. The cob has a unilateral flat bedspread, which is sharpened up. The flowering period of the whiteflower is considered May June month. As a result, red fruits appear, which are also collected in the cob. The plant propagates with water, it is partially immersed in water and the seeds are carried by the course.
In the field of medicine, grass and roots of the whiteflower are used. They have a unique chemical composition. The main components of the plant are saponins, alkaloids, tannins, starch, various mineral elements, resins and organic acids. There is also free sugar and ascorbic acid (up to 200 mg) in the composition.
Therapeutic properties of the plant
The main element for the manufacture of drugs based on the swamp whiteflower is the rhizome. With the help of drugs, many diseases are treated based on it, namely:
Medicines based on swamp whiteflower have antiinflammatory, expectorant, diuretic properties. In addition, the use of decoctions and tinctures based on a plant helps to improve appetite and establish digestive processes.
The root of the whiteflower in folk therapy is used for snake bites. It is believed that he stretches the sting and stabilizes the condition of the patient. Also, drugs with the addition of plants are recommended for use for constipation, hernias, flu and colds.
Lotions and compresses with a swamp whiteflower are applied to the places affected by rheumatism. The product has an analgesic effect. It is believed that if you boil the root of the whiteflower, then the toxicity will go away, so some take the plant elements even inside.
Contraindications for use
Since the plant is poisonous, it must be used very carefully. The use of whitewinged spells is excluded, because it can lead to serious poisoning and even death.
In the field of medicine, a medicinal plant is rarely used, but if prescribed to patients, then in strict dosage and under the supervision of a doctor. Before using the product, contraindications and possible side effects should be studied. If, after using the drug, signs of an allergic reaction appear, a deterioration in wellbeing, then the intake must be stopped. The main side effects are convulsions, dizziness, gastroenteritis. At the first symptoms of poisoning, rinse the stomach and consult a doctor.
Swamp whiteflower should not be taken inside in the form of juice, you should avoid dusting the respiratory tract and when collecting minimally contact the plant.