White Swallowwort

This perennial herb is native to the Mediterranean basin but also grows in other areas of Europe with warm weather.

The scientific name is Cynanchum vincetoxicum and belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae. The underground rhizomes and roots of are those that contain active ingredients with healing qualities.

You have to dry the collected parts of this plant and drying but at a temperature not exceeding 50grados to maintain their active ingredients.

This plant has medicinal properties such as emetic or to help induce vomiting, sweat, purgative, tonic, expectorant, cleansing and diuretic properties.

Some of the conditions that White Swallowwort is swelling and bruising is to remove toxins and poisons that were ingested, fluid retention, kidney problems and gynecological must take into account the dose used for healing plant preparations as in If used too much becomes toxic if the concentration of active ingredients is very high and generates contraindications and violent vomiting and diarrhea.

It is advisable to consult your doctor before you start eating this home remedy to determine the correct dose and days of treatment most appropriate and thus avoid having unwanted effects.

No need to consume herbal preparations without consulting the professional especially in the case of pregnant women, infants, children and people with chronic health problems who take medication because these groups have more risk of suffering side effects but are well managed.

Natural medicine is effective but can also cause poisoning or side effects if misused why should not self-medicate with no grass.

Recipes from this medicinal plant:

Infusion: To reap the benefits of this plant make a tea which must crush only 1 gram of rhizome and root, place in 1 quart of boiling water 5 minutes left after the rest must wait for this warm and small can drink several cups a day.

Decoction: You can prepare and use it in compresses to treat external conditions.