CUT PLANT cockle IPHYM Herbalism Saponaria officinalis L.
Latin name: Saponaria officinalis L.
Common names: Saponaire
Parts used: Stem leafy (summer)
Origin: Europe and Asia
Properties cockle CUT PLANT
The cockle has diuretic properties, purifying and choleretic. She is best expectorant: irritating, stimulates coughing, induces the secretion of mucus and thins mucus in the airways. It also has antiinflammatory properties.
In vitro saponins inhibit prostaglandin synthetase; they are painkillers. The saponins have both a hydrophilic pole (or the sugary channels) and a lipophilic hydrophobic pole (genin), which imparts surfactant properties (foam aphrogène = power).
The drug has a foam index of 1,000 (top) to + 2000 (rhizome).
Indications and uses cockle CUT PLANT
the cockle is used in the following cases:
- Cough, bronchitis, asthma
- Rheumatic and arthritic pain
- Eczema and dermatological
Cons-indications Seifenkraut CUT PLANT
- WARNING, poisoning potential internal use (risk of cardiac arrest), avoid prolonged use in
Cockle dosage CUT PLANT
We can prepare a decoction by boiling for ten minutes saponin 15g per liter of water. This preparation is to be taken twice daily against skin problems. It can also serve as a poultice.
Recommended associations Seifenkraut CUT PLANT
To treat skin problems can be associated with the cockle of aloe vera.
Botanical description cockle CUT PLANT
The cockle is a persistent herbaceous plant with round rods, with lance-shaped leaves, decussate opposite sessile, and pale pink flowers in elongated chalice and streaked with red. His runners are underground. This plant grows in clearings and wastelands, ditches and wet areas. It is an invasive plant.
Pharmacology cockle CUT PLANT
Active ingredients: saponins, flavonoids
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