Ground elder is a common herb in Poland, already known in the fourteenth century and valued mainly as a vegetable, today is often used in German and Russian. It can be eaten as spinach or in addition to salad, was also popular, as in the case of cabbage leaves in the form of fermented. In herbal medicine is valued for its medicinal properties of, contains flavonoids, coumarin compounds, vitamin C and is a source of minerals such as iron, copper, manganese, potassium, boron, titanium and calcium.
The most common use of ground elder:
- Ground elder is extremely effective in the treatment of gout (podagra), hence its Polish name – “podagrycznik”,
- works cleansing and detoxicating.
- Externally in the form of compresses or baths helps relieve rheumatic pains,
- also it operates a soothing effect on insect bites.
- tea made from dried leaves is also recommended drug treatment, inflammation of the kidneys and bladder, a subsidiary of nephrolithiasis and improved metabolism.
|Ground elder||Aegopodium podagraria L.|
|other names||Gerb Gerard, bishop’s weed, goutweed, and snow-in-the-mountain, English masterwort, wild masterwort|
|purpose||Gout – podagra, hemorroids|
- CATEGORY Herbs