Latin Name : Herniaria Glabra
Country of Origin: Germany
Rupturewort is taken to treat urinary tract disorders, lung problems, nerve pain, gout, arthritis, fluid retention, and muscle and joint pain (rheumatism); and for “purifying the blood.”
Most of the plant’s healing abilities are probably due the substances saponins and flavonoids.
The herb does have diuretic and slightly astringent (contracting) properties and has a mild anticonvulsive and disinfectant effect on the urinary tract.