It belongs to the Aspleniaceae family. It grows in Europe, while in Central Europe it is a protected plant. In Greece, we find it with the common names skorpidi, asplinio, skorpidochorto, skorpidatsi, skopirotiri, chrysochorto, or agriosparti. Rustyback is fairly widespread in the crevices of rocks and in crevices of old walls, preferring the walls facing north. The ancient Greeks used it for their diuretic and expectorant properties.
Beneficial properties: For therapeutic purposes, the whole plant is used except for the root. It acts as a sedative, diuretic, expectorant and diaphoretic. It is used against diseases of the bladder, urinary tract and kidneys. It is very good for removing the stone from the kidney. Generally, it works against diarrhea and is therapeutic for the spleen, breast diseases and cough. It even has anthelmintic properties (for intestinal worms). The syrup made from rustyback is used as a medicine against lung diseases.
Use: Prepared as a tea. Boil 6 grams of the herb in 1.5 cup of water for 5-10 minutes once per day. If you want, you can sweeten it with mint and anise. An effective mixture for kidney stones consists of rustyback, dianthus (Herba dianthi), micromeria (Micromeria Juliana), and plantago seeds. Boil 27 grams of the mixture for 10 minutes in 3 cups. Strain it and drink half of one cup in the morning and the rest at night. Drink this tea mixture for one week.
Precautions - Contraindications: The above information is not medical advice nor substitute advice of another health care professional. They are provided for information only. Do not stop any other medical care recommendations without consulting your doctor.
Net weight: 50 g.
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