Purple Loosestrife Leaves & Stems

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Latin Name : Lythrum Salicaria 

Loosestrife belongs to the family of Lythrida. As a herb, it is known for centuries. Mostly it was used to stop bleeding. It is a herb that healed wounds and at the same time disinfected.

The flowering plant is antibiotic, highly astringent, hypoglycaemic and vulnerary. The taste of the herb is astringent and slightly acid, but it has no odour.

–  Purple loosestrife is an astringent herb that is mainly employed as a treatment for diarrhoea and dysentery. It can be safely taken by people of all ages and has been used to help arrest diarrhoea in breast-feeding babies.

–  It can also be used to treat heavy periods and inter-menstrual bleeding.

–  The whole plant is antibiotic and can  be particularly effective against the micro-organism that causes typhus.

–  Externally, the plant is used as a cleansing and healing wash for wounds, sores, impetigo, eczema, excess vaginal discharge, vaginal itching etc.


To make an infusion, place 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb in a tea infuser or teapot or mug for each cup of tea you intend to brew. Cover with boiling water. Place on the lid (or cover your cup with a saucer). Allow the mixture to steep for 10' to 15' minutes or overnight. Then strain the tea and serve. Drink 1-3 cups of tea a day.
No toxicity or other side effects have been reported. In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using it especially if you’re taking other medications or having health problems.

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