Get rid of phlegm with Grindelia Tea a natural expectorant!
Grindélia (Gumweed) - Grindelia robusta Nut.
Used part: Stem, Leaf, Flower
The grindelia, scientific name Grindelia robusta, is a plant belonging to the family Asteraceaeand is also popularly known as sunflower bush, field marigold and wild sunflower. Comprised of saponins (grindelin), levoglucosan, diterpene (grindelic acid), essential oils, resin, tannins and alkaloids, this plant has medicinal properties. This plant is of American origin, growing from the Mississippi to the Pacific, and natives of the Mexican and Mexican regions already used grindelia to assist in the treatment of cases of respiratory, allergic and skin burns. The grindelia is viscous, its flowers develop solitary in the end of the branch, they are similar to those of the sunflower and they have bitter flavor and balsamic odor. In this article, learn more about the properties, benefits and directions of use of grindelia tea.
The plant has been used for many years by natives of Mexico and California in the treatment of respiratory, allergic and skin burns. Tea made with plant leaves can be used in the treatment of respiratory conditions, colic, gas, kidney diseases and when used externally, acts as an anti-inflammatory of the skin.
Among its components are tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids and acetylenic compounds that give them their benefits. The plant also has antispasmodic, antitussive, expectorant, diuretic, hypotensive, cardiac relaxant, sedative, tonic, demulcent, aromatic and diaphoretic properties. This way, your tea is effective in treating respiratory ailments like asthma, cough and bronchitis, arthritis, catarrh, cystitis, facial sinus congestion, eczema, emphysema, hay fever, sores, herpes, paralysis, colds, measles, tuberculosis, vaginitis and rheumatism.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Sinus congestion
- Dry cough
- Varicose veins
- Put 2 tablespoons of herb to a quart of water
- Turn off when the water reaches boil
- Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
Take 2 to 3 cups a day.
Side effects may involve gastric irritation and diarrhea. Care should be taken with the amount consumed, since only in this condition is its use well tolerated. The use of this plant is contraindicated during pregnancy, lactation and for patients suffering from cardiac and renal insufficiency. Remember to always consult a doctor before starting any treatment!