Other Names: Herniawort, Red Leaf, Sheepwort, Sorrel, Agrimonia eupatoria, Herniaria glabra
Botanical Information: It belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is a durable perennial herbaceous plant. Its body is 10-30 cm in size, lying on the ground and some parts are slightly upturned, and its branches spread around it. Its leaves are opposite, oval, dark green in color, and there are 4-8 side leaves next to the main leaves. Its flowers are quite small, yellowish green in color and have five petals.
Places of Cultivation: It grows in the temperate climate regions of Europe and Asia. It grows naturally in almost every region of Turkey.
Collection – Drying: The above-ground parts of the plant are collected from June to September when the plant begins to bloom. It is dried at a temperature not exceeding 40 degrees C and in a shaded place.
It is used against bladder and kidney stones, sand and harmless tumors.
It is used against groin tear (hernia).
It relaxes the bladder muscles, therefore it has a relieving effect on bladder cramps.
It is a gallbladder.
It facilitates digestion and soothes the stomach.
It cleans and heals wounds.
How to Use: Two coffee spoons of grosbean are placed in the teapot, 300-500 ml of boiling water is added and allowed to brew for 10-15 minutes.
How to use: For this purpose, the fresh above-ground parts of the plant are crushed to prepare a poultice and applied externally to the wounds.
WARNING: Calendula should never be boiled; if it is boiled (decocted), it loses the essential oil derivatives in its composition.