Saxifrage Burnet Dried Leaves & Stems

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Latin Name : Pimpinella Saxifraga

Burnet saxifrage is a perennial plant of the Apiaceae family (the carrot or parsley family) . The young leaves can be used as a component in mixed salads or as a garnish for cocktails.

Humans have been using this plant for centuries as a medicinal plant and kitchen spice, and sometimes also as a vegetable. All parts of the plant are edible. The whole plant contains many essential oils and exdues a strong aniseed-like aroma.

Here are some of the most important health benefits of Saxifrage Leaves:

–  The dried leaves and root is said to have an expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and mildly astringent effect. It is used to dissolve mucus in the airways and to treat cough, sore throat, bronchitis and other infections of the upper respiratory tract.

–  Extracts of the herb can be used as a gargle to reduce inflammation in the mouth and throat. Extracts and a decoction can be made both from water and alcohol.

–  Burnet saxifrage may also have diuretic properties and can work well for kidney and urinary tract disorders such as cystitis and stones in the urinary tract.

–  The herb has been used traditionally to stimulate milk production in lactating women.

–  When the herb is taken internally it may stimulate appetite and reduce the formation of intestinal gas. Additionally it is thought to be useful herb for diarrhea.

–  In the past, burnet saxifrage was used as a mild sedative and because of its antiseptic and healing properties, it was used topically as a treatment for wounds and other minor skin injuries.

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 side effects, contraindications or interactions with other medications have been reported by the use of the herb in recommended doses. Large doses can cause contractions of the uterine muscles and thus have an abortifacient effect. In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using any herb especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications

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