Danewort – Sambucus ebulus
Danewort is an annual plant, grows up to 1.5 meters.
Leaves are once or twice odd feathery separated, serrated, bare faced, and on the back with small hairs and the tip is sharpened. The flowers are white or reddish, with umbels at the top of the plant, which has an unpleasant smell.
Danewort grows beside roads, wet places, dumps.
Danewort acts as a diuretic and a strong purgative.
In folk medicine it’s used to treat sciatica, neurology, rheumatism, gout, difficulty in urination and constipation, similar to the elder, but not recommended for self medication.
For medicine use the root, flower and fruit, which contain bitter substances, saponins, sugars, malic and tartaric acid.
Chamomile is an annual plant, up to 60 cm. with branched stems. The leaves are tender, feathery separated long from 3 to 6 cm. intricate flowers, long 3 to 10 cm, composed of yellow flowers surrounded by white flowers.
Chamomile grows on abandoned places in yards, in addition to roads and fields.
Chamomile contains essential oils, bitter substances, flavonoids, tannins, sluzini, resins, choline, figosterol and more.
For medicine it’s collected and used above-ground sections or dried flowers.
Chamomile is used since ancient times and even today, as one of the most healing plants worldwide with a wide range of acting like yarrow.
Chamomile tea has favorable impact of the stomach, intestines and bile, gastritis, stomach ulcer and duodenum, colitis.
Chamomile is used for pain and inflammation of the lining of the mouth and throat, cough, expectoration easier, colds, flu, inflammation of the urinary tract, headaches, rheumatic diseases, pain in the cross of the legs. Chamomile is very useful in the treatment of nerve pain in the face (neuralgia) and in people with anemia, neck pain in women.
Chamomile tea no harmful effects, should be strong and dense and drank between meals, which then has the best effect.
A tablespoon of chamomile is boiled out with 200 ml boiled water and let soak more than 1 hour. Then Drink between meals.
Externally, chamomile tea is used against skin diseases, skin inflammation, ulcers, abscesses, fistulas, hemorrhoids, female diseases, cleaning and softening the skin and hair, sunburn, cuts, scratches, swollen tooth, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, inflammation of the eyes, gargle for sore throat and gangivitis.