A plant commonly found on the water and roadsides, cress is also called the house’s aspirin, being successfully used as a natural remedy in treating many diseases.
Cretus (Filipendula Ulmaria) is known for its medicinal properties, being a source of salicylic acid, the main component of aspirin. The old name of the plant was spirea (ulmaria) from which the name of the drug was derived.
Creţuşca is a plant with pale yellow flowers, small and fragrant, has a reddish brown stem, up to 1.5 meters high, and large, green leaves. It blooms from June until August.
It was considered a sacred plant in ancient Celtic rituals, which inevitably gave rise to myths about its properties. In the past, it was believed that the plant induces a sleep from which no one could wake up. On the other hand, brides preferred them in bouquets of flowers, believing that they bring prosperity, luck and peace of mind.
The natural plant is used in natural remedies, being rich in volatile oils, methyl salicylate, tannin, mucilages, flavonoids and phenolic glycosides.
Treats migraines and rheumatism
As with aspirin, cress is mainly used to relieve pain. It is recommended in the treatment of migraines, colds and pain caused by rheumatism.
The plant is also used as an antiseptic diuretic for diarrhea, especially in children. Due to its mucilage content, cress is also ideal for treating stomach mucosa problems such as gastritis and ulcers. Cranberry also reduces stomach acidity and is recommended for people with rheumatic diseases because it eliminates excess uric acid.
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