SHORTCUT ( Lycopodium clavatum )

Lycopodium clavatum shortcut

The shortcut is also called by the people by the following names: plavun, prašuljica, crvotočina and kijačasta crvotočina. This mossy evergreen medicinal plant has tendrils up to one meter long with fine thin roots with which it “creeps” on the forest soil. This plant is one of the most medicinal plants.

From the tendrils grow up to 10 cm long branched stems, very soft, similar to the stalks of snow heather, only they are even softer and denser. In the summer, this four-year-old medicinal plant produces yellowish cobs that contain pollen or shortbread flour.

The shortcut is used in folk medicine, ie in the natural treatment of skin covered with wounds (homeopathy) .

Shortcut is a medicinal plant that contains radium and is easily distinguished from other types of moss by its long hemp tendrils and the yellow pollen of its cobs. It thrives only on the shady sides of high forests and on the edge of forests located at over 600m above sea level.

In the western countries of Austria and Germany, the shortcut is under state protection, so it is necessary to look for it in specialized herbal pharmacies. Shortcut tea is good for treating gout sufferers rheumatism even when joint deformities are visible, as well as those suffering from chronic intestinal constipation and hemorrhoids.

People who suffer from diarrhea must use this tea extremely seriously in order to avoid intestinal cramps. The shortcut should never be cooked, just pour hot water over it. Tea is also used for all diseases of the genitals and genitals, for pain and hardening in the testicles, as well as for  sand in the kidneys and renal colic. A shortcut is necessary in inflammation of the liver and in pathological swelling of the connective tissue of the liver, even when it has acquired a malignant character.

It has been shown extremely well in all liver diseases, especially cirrhosis  liver, the healing properties of the shortcut are reflected even in people suffering from malignant liver disease a shortcut can give life.

How to use the medicinal plant Shortcuts

Making tea : one flat spoon of the shortcut is steamed with  1/4 liter  water and leave it to stand for a short time. Drink only one cup per sip per sip, in the morning on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast. With cirrhosis of the liver and malignant diseases, drink two cups of tea a day.
Shortcut pads  : fill the pads with a dried shortcut (take 100,200 or 400 g, depending on the area affected by the cramp) and keep it in the sore spot overnight. This healing pillow retains its effect for up to a year.
Infusion:  Pour 1/4 liter of hot water over 1 level teaspoon
shortcuts, cover and let stand 30 seconds, then strain.
Attention! Do not stand for more than 30 seconds and do not cook,
just pour water over the plant.

For all types of mentioned diseases  drinks with  only 1 cup of tea a day, except in case of cirrhosis of the liver when needed  drink two cups a day.

GAVEZ (Symphytum officinale)

Syphytum officinale gavez

This medicinal plant is popularly known as sudul or sodula, as well as black oren and kitchen greens are among the necessary and most excellent plants that nature has given us.

It grows on wet meadows, on the edges of fields in wet ditches and near water. We can find it next to fences and on rubble where it blooms throughout the summer.

The leaves are rough and very pointed, dark brown to black on the outside and white to yellowish on the inside. The perennial root is as thick as a thumb and when cut it is very slimy and slippery, as if it were greasy. Since the root is deep in the ground, it is very difficult to destroy.

The plant needs to be taken out in spring or autumn with a pointed hoe. The fresh plant is collected during flowering, since gavaez is popularly called black root. Don’t confuse it with Spanish black root, which is grown exclusively in our vegetable garden.

Comfrey gout rheumatic joints

Tincture of the medicinal plant comfrey you can very easily save it yourself. It contains miraculous power. Patients who have been treated for years for rheumatism and swelling of the joints and have not been cured of comfrey tincture will certainly help. Steamed comfrey leaves in the form of warm porridge should be placed on a fixed joint to stand overnight and the discomfort should be significantly reduced.

It is especially helpful if the problems stem from overexertion, sprains or sprains. Both deformations of the wrists and ankles disappear if a compress of comfrey porridge is used.

Deformities of the wrists and ankles can also disappear if comfrey compresses are used.

Warm comfrey dressings also help with varicose veins with open wounds r eumatic and thickened muscle hardening from gout, in ulcers neck pain and in amputation stumps.

From the roots of comfrey can be prepared tea that can be used for inflammation of the trachea, code indigestion , stomach bleeding and pneumonia.

It is necessary to drink up to four cups sip by sip during the day. Code gastric ulcer it is necessary to prepare 100gr of comfrey, 50gr of marigold and 50gr of troskot.

It is important to mention that comfrey tincture compresses are successfully applied to internal and external wounds, injuries of various types, bruises, bleeding and bone fractures.

Comfrey leaves are not only used for dressings, but also as a supplement to baths for rheumatic problems, gout, gout, circulatory disorders and vertebral damage, and for rehabilitation in bone fractures.

Comfrey preparation

Preparation of root tea: two small spoons of chopped root are dipped in a quarter liter of cold water and left overnight. In the morning, warm it all up and strain it, drink it slowly, sip by sip.

Tea mixture (for stomach ulcers) : a full small spoon is poured with a quarter of a liter of hot water and left to stand  3 minutes. Tea is drunk three to four times a day, slowly, sip by sip.

Porridge wraps: the well-dried root is finely ground and in one cup with a little hot water and a few drops of edible oil quickly mixed into the porridge. The paste is applied to a piece of cotton cloth and applied to the affected area and then bound.

RAZGON, VERONICA (Veronica officinalis)

Veronica officinalis razgor

RAZGON, VERONICA (Veronica officinalis) is popularly known as a plant that “cures everything”. The Romans were the first to be convinced of its healing properties, the Germans appreciate it extremely to this day. When they wanted to make a special compliment to an acquaintance or friend, they would tell him that he possesses so many good qualities as a highly valued dispersal.

Dispersal is still popularly known as often, night wind, whitefish and snake corn, it likes mostly dry soil and grows in forests where the place is cut next to fences, under bushes, in a ditch by the road and on the edges of forests.

The stem is overgrown with hairs and grows lying down on the ground, the leaves are small and serrated along the edges of the silver reflection and turn into upright light blue to purple flower spikes.

The leaves fall off easily by touch, hence the name dispersal. Dispersal of flowers from May to August, and the collection of inflorescences, the most effective are plants that grow on the edges of forests and under oaks.

This medicinal plant has always been used  is a favorite tea supplement for blood purification and together with fresh nettle leaves heals   chronic eczema.

It is especially evicas for annoying itchy old age, weak and sensitive people tolerate it well as a remedy for the stomach, because it has a mild effect and also helps digestion.  It is removed   gastric catarrh and treats intestinal disorders.

Acceleration cures nervousness

Dispersal has a particularly healing effect when it comes to nervousness  which occurs as mental strain. A cup of tea calms the body and relaxes it in the evening before going to bed. It is especially recommended for people who work a lot smartly, they should drink tea before going to bed. Memory will improve and fainting will disappear.

Veronica mixed with celery eliminates nerve weakness and depression, and has an extremely beneficial effect on jaundice, sand in the urine and joint pain that occurs as a result of rheumatism and gout.

In chronic dry catarrh of the bronchi, the acceleration also works wonders. Mixtures of the same parts of the lungs, coltsfoot, buckthorn and dispersal are used for the lungs.

Sweeten the tea with a little honey or peppermint and add yellow sugar.

For jaundice and liver disease, the following herbal mixture is recommended: 50 g of dandelion root, 25 g of watercress flowers, 25 g of lazarkin and 50 g of veronica. Mix these herbs well, take a full teaspoon per quarter liter of water and drink two cups of unsweetened tea sip by sip during the day.

The juice that is in bloom can be made from the dispersal that is in bloom, which is recommended for chronic skin diseases.

How to use overclocking

Tea preparation: one full small spoon is poured into a quarter of a liter of hot water and left to stand for a short time.
Fresh juice: The inflorescences are washed and drained in a juicer. The small bottles are filled and left to stand in the refrigerator.
Tincture: Soak two full handfuls of chopped plants in bloom in brandy up to 40% strength and leave them in the sun or near a heat source for 14 days.
Tea mixture:  one full small spoon is poured over hot water and left to stand for a while.

VIRAK (Alchemilla vulgaris)

Alchemilla vulgaris burns medicinal plants

Virak is popularly known as vrkuta, rosanica, biserka and the cloak of the Virgin Mary.

It grows, primarily in the marginal areas of forests and along roadsides, on slopes and wet meadows in higher mountain areas.

The leaves are semicircular in shape with seven to nine lobes, the stems are of medium height and the flowers are yellow-green and inconspicuous.

It blooms from April to June, sometimes later.

The leaves of the virka sometimes lie flat on the ground and in the morning a drop of dew shines like a pearl. At altitudes of over 1000 meters, we can find a silver virac that thrives both on limestone soil and on sedimentary rocks.

Healing effect of virka

Virak, has a beneficial effect on menstrual disorders, white pranjagenital problems and discomfort in the transition years. Together with hajducica, it can regulate the menstrual cycle at the beginning of puberty.

In cases when the menstrual cycle in young girls is not established regularly, despite medical therapy, virak mixed in equal parts with hajduck grass .

This medicinal plant works by constricting blood vessels and healing quickly, and is used as a diuretic and to strengthen the heart.

Then with fever due to inflammation of the wound, with festering wounds and untreated and neglected ulcers. Virka herbal tea is recommended as the best way to stop bleeding after tooth extraction.

Virak and women’s diseases

Virak also helps with muscle weakness and pain, as well as anemia.

In childbirth injuries, relaxation of the abdominal muscles in women or in the tendency towards miscarriage, to strengthen the fetus, and to strengthen the uterine ligaments, virak is of great help.

Virak is a cure for almost all women’s diseases, and together with rusomač, it helps with uterine prolapse  inguinal hernia.

In the latter cases, you should drink four to five cups of tea from the medicinal plant virka daily. When it comes to uterine prolapse, it should start  with rubbing the tincture into the skin starting from the vagina and upwards. Additional ones apply here sitting baths from the medicinal plant hajduk grass (100 g, for one bath, and that amount is enough for three baths a week because the water heated again can be used two more times.

Our ancestors used this medicinal plant for wounds, outside and inside, and then for epilepsy of the hernia (stomach).

Virak from our region also helps with the code obesity, two to three cups of tea have a beneficial effect. Tea is also good for insomnia, people with diabetes should drink it often.

Weak children should obviously get stronger when a bud of virka or even better silver virka is added to the bath. For one bath, it is necessary to take up to 200 g of silver virka.

How to use a whirlpool

Making tea : 1 full small  a tablespoon of the plant is steamed with a quarter of a liter of hot water and left to stand for a short time.
Wraps: the appropriate amount of fresh herbs is quickly washed, crushed with a rolling pin and used as a compress
Bath supplement: for a complete bath is taken  200g of dried or a few handfuls of fresh herbs and put in a bucket of cold water to spend the night. The next day, warm up and add bath water.

VRBA (salix alba)

salix alba willow

Willow tree it is also known to us as white willow, opacha and many others. Most  he knows what a willow looks like and easily recognizes it. The willow has gray-green branches and oblong leaves, the bark is brown in color and quite cracked.

The most beautiful on the willow are her blooming cats  in early spring. There are several types of willow but  White willow is used as a medicine because it has the most healing properties.

Medicinal parts of willow are: catkins, tassels, bark, buds with young twigs, tops.

Willow is used to wash wounds of all kinds , for  rinsing at the appearance of any discharge from the genitals but it is necessary that the tea is not very strong.

Willow has beautiful cats that are used for tea that has a calming effect on the nerves. Favorably affects  and on the full organs. It solves the problems of irregular menstruation, reduces ovarian pain and also problems with the uterus. These teas are prepared as follows.

Willow is almost always available to us, so we should use its healing properties. If you have problems with swollen legs, there is a cure for willow. In this case, willow leaf wraps are prepared that can be fresh or dried. The leaves are dipped in hot vinegar and when it cools down a bit, make a wrap and lean on the swollen feet.

Willow is also used to treat rheumatism by making tea  the same amounts of willow bark and birch leaves. Take one teaspoon of this mixture for one cup of tea. After the mixture is steamed with hot water and after standing for a few minutes  you can drink three times a day. It can be sweetened with honey if desired.  

Preparation of willow

A powder is prepared from willow bark, which is poured over 2 cups of cold water. After 2-3 hours, the tea is boiled but boiled for a very short time. After cooling, drink in small sips throughout the day. Tea is drunk without sugar.

Soothing tea is also prepared  which also strengthens the blood is prepared as follows: 250g of young tops and buds 500ml of water and 500ml of wine. Leave to stand for about 15-16 hours and then cook for about 4 hours.

Drink 3 cups a day in small sips. The cups are small for coffee. Tea prepared in this way cures many other health problems: hives, ulcers, fever, rash on the body.

Willow is used when there are problems with nervous nerves. Tea is prepared from the bark or leaves. There is also a powder, it is actually chopped willow that can be used by mixing half a teaspoon  in a glass of water, drink in the morning. 

Wounds that are difficult to heal  especially for diabetics should be sprinkled with powdered prepared from the bark of willow that is ground and in this powder add chopped coal prepared from  linden tree. Wounds should be cleaned regularly as with other types of treatment only in this case  sprinkle with this powder and not some medical preparations.


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