Gavez, Symphytum officinale L. (Boraginaceae)

Symphytum officinale L. (Boraginaceae)

Description: Multi-year-old half-bush plant. It grows in plains, humid forests, on the banks of rivers and creeks, in ditches along roads and canals. The root is developed, spiked and branched, the edges are upright, covered with bristle hair. The leaves are lancetic, with an unreadable handle, wrinkled. The flowers are red-violet, rarely pink or white.In modern phytotherapy, the use of davza is limited. Recent studies have shown that the internal use of davza is associated with health risks, and it is recommended that only its external use be recommended. It is used as a raw material for the production of extracts which are part of the gel and other products used in the island, hematoma, fractures, sports injuries and post-traumatic conditions.

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In the case of davza are leafy leaves and root, which is collected in the spring and late autumn. The root is digested and washed without losing an effective mucilage of juice, it is first dried, cut into pieces and still dried in a warm place. Unlike the roots, the leaves are dried in shady places.

The root of givenz is effective in stomach cats, kidney disease or severe periods. It is also used in bleeding of the stomach, bronchial catarrh, pneumonia, bloody cough. At the same time, the dried root can be crushed or consumed and mixed with lukewarm water.In this way, the pulp is placed on the diseased site. Rinsing the mouth with a crushed dry root, which is mixed with lukewarm water and chamomile, works effectively with inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth of the cavity and dental abscess.


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Written by Branka Drobnjak