Sundew Herbal Remedies
Sundew has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and is an important herb for the respiratory tract. It is a soothing remedy for whooping cough, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and dry, irritating coughs and is reported to have a relaxing effect on the bronchial tree. Some herbalists ascribe rejuvenative and longevity properties to this herb. Fresh juice of sundew is also used externally against warts and corns. Sundew has a taste of ACRID and a temperature of COOL.
Sundew Proper Dose
|Sundew Infusion||1 cup per day taken in tablespoon doses|
|Sundew Tincture||10 drops to 1 dropperful 2-3 times daily|
Sundew Reference Information
|Latin Name||Drosera rotundifolia|
|Part Used||Whole Plant|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb.|
|Botanical Info||An insectivorous plant of boggy places in the Sundew family with red fleshy leaves, sticky tentacles, and small white flowers on a stalk.|
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