Their serrated and wavy leaves are ovate to lanceolate and opposite to the quadrangular stem. For most broom herbs, female and male flowers grow on separate plants. Golden nettle makes inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers. From the female later arise the prickly-hairy fruit capsules, each containing two seeds. The broom flower blooms in August / September. Who wants to pick it, it cuts off best an inch above the ground and immediately dried it in a shady place.
The herb turns red-bluish. Fresh herbs should never be used as a remedy, as it can cause mild poisoning. When dried, the broom leaves have an unpleasant odor. Overcooked with wild herbs salad, it tastes hot. Although the medicinal plant belongs to the milkweed family, it contains no milk juice and is not toxic.
As medicinal herbs are used only the annual and the Wald-Bingelkraut. The plant is widespread throughout the Mediterranean and in some species occurs only in Central Europe, Eurasia and North Africa. The robust plants love shady locations with loose, nutrient-rich soil (gardens, fields, roadsides, foliage and coniferous forests).
Bingel's herbs contain essential oils, saponins, bitter substances, amines, methylamine, trimethylamine, tannic acid, mucilage, glycosides and the dye hermidine. Medically most effective are the saponins. In order to eliminate his constipation, the person in question drinks broomweed tea for several days in a row. After three days, however, he should stop with the short-cure, otherwise it may lead to electrolyte deficiency. For rheumatic complaints and gout, a one-week tea cure is recommended.
In addition, the old herb has a diuretic, expectorant and anti-inflammatory effect. Broom is applied internally and externally. The most common dosage form is the medicinal tea. To do this, the patient heats a teaspoon of the dried herb with a cup of water. He lets the tea go for five to ten minutes and then stops him. Then he drinks from one to two cups a day. Envelopes, ablutions and partial baths are also made with weeds, which are used externally, for example to treat eczema and dermal irritation.
The wound healing also promote salves with broom. Its anti-inflammatory effect also proves it in eye drops: It helps with dry conjunctivitis and stimulates the flow of tears. The most efficient is the medicinal plant when its capsules are ripe. When eaten in too large quantities, weeds may be poisonous for grazing animals. If the patient inadvertently uses too high a dose, tremor, diarrhea, excessive salivation, fluctuating body temperature, and blue urine staining may occur. The pollen of the plant can cause allergies.
Medieval medicine appreciated the metabolism-enhancing effect of the broom. It has also been used to treat "melancholy" (depressive moods) and weather sensitivity. Mixed in witches' albums, it should be anesthetized and aphrodisiac. Its mood-enhancing effect comes about through the saponins.
They affect the limbic system and cause the increased release of endorphins. Naturopathy makes use of its expectorant effect by using broom for the treatment of cough and bronchitis. The pathogens are coughed out and can no longer burden the body. In addition, since the plant is still diuretic, it reduces the swelling of edema on the feet and flushes out the burdening inflammatory pathogens in rheumatic diseases and gout.
The anti-inflammatory properties of the broom herbal uses the natural medicine even for the treatment of inflamed nipples, as they occur more frequently in nursing. If you want to breastfeed, you can let your milk flow dry up with the use of broom herb remedies. As the versatile healing weed also boosts appetite - also via the stimulation of the limbic system - it can help anorectic patients to eat normally again.
It also promotes the healing of open purulent wounds and inflamed injuries. In women, it regulates the disturbed female menstrual cycle (amenorrhea, too weak menstrual period) and relieves menstrual symptoms. In homeopathy it is prescribed as Teep (fresh plant trituration) (one to two tablets several times a day). Teep is obtained from the fresh rootless plant of the annual bud, which is harvested at the beginning of its flowering.
This and the D 2 dilution are used to treat rheumatic problems associated with pericarditis and gastrointestinal blister problems. Mercurialis is also used in syphilis and gonorrhea therapy. The saponins contained in it support arsenic and mercury cures and reduce lymph nodes decongestant. In addition, the broom herbals relieve the liver and help in fatigue.