Sanicle (Sanicula marilandica) medicinal herb is an indigenous perennial herbaceous plant. The main parts used as herbal medicine are the leaves, root and other parts that are grown above the earth. This medicinal plant is from the Umbelliferae family and is a medicinal plant of the genus sanicula.
The medicinal properties are vulnerary, astringent, alterative, expectorant, discutient as well as depurative. It is a natural medicine with edible leaves that can heal your body and mind.
It is native to the northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow flowers. However, it is also grown in Europe and Asia having white to pale pink flowers. It loves to strive in very moist, healthy and rich soil that is situated under a shade.
This medicinal herb was historically used to shrink tumors, purify
the body as well as an healing agent. Therefore, traditionally it was
labeled as having healing powers. Today, many users can testify of
those healing powers.
Some of the common names are Black snake root, Sanicula marilandica, American sanicle, Pool root, Poolroot, Self-Heal, Wood sanicle and Butterwort. The constituents are saponiins, volatile oil, vitamin C, mucilage, allantoin and rosmarinic acid.
It is highly recognized as an effective medicinal plant to heal wounds and to treat internal bleeding in the stomach. This is a potent herb that is highly recommended for tumor treatment as well as alleviate excessive menstruation. It is also good to decrease hemorrhage from the chest, lungs, intestines, bowels as well as the kidneys.
It is an excellent medicinal herb for the treatment of severe coughs, sore throat, spitting up of blood and phlegm, leucorrhoea, diarrhea and dysentery. In Germany as well as France, they used it to treat internal bleeding.
It can be used both internally and externally and therefore is effective in treating ailments such as scurvy, erysipelas, scald head, tetters as well as rashes.
Due to its powerful ability to cleanse the body of mucous and toxins within the body it is also an excellent choice to treat venereal diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea.
I love medicinal herbs that can cleanse and detox the body and this
plant is one. Cleansing the body is a competent and potent process of
getting rid of toxins from the body. Many man made pollutants are just
too much for the body's natural cleansing system to deal with and
therefore we all need natural remedies to remove the toxins that have
invaded the body through the type of food we eat as well as from a
Regular intake from these medicinal herbs that are able to cleanse the system will aid in avoiding serious consequences and keep us feeling healthy in mind, body and soul.
As a dosage, place an heaping teaspoonful of the powdered herb to a cup of hot water, allow it to steep for twenty minutes, add a little honey, if so desire and drink accordingly to treat internal ailments. Drinking approximately five cups per day will prove effective. This tea can also be used to wash skin ailments.
This medicinal herb is deemed as a sore throat remedy due to its healing and soothing effect on the throat. Therefore a very strong tea can be made and used as a gargle. This action using sanicle tea, will clear all mucous and phlegm from the throat.
Updated September 29, 2016
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