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What is the use of kamnelomka for health: its healing properties and contraindications for use?


The saxum from the Latin Saxifrága, which translated “saxum” - “rock” and “fragere” - break. In the people it is called the break-grass. It is a perennial plant of the Kamenelomkovy family with a complex root system, creeping leaves from the root, forming a rosette and height from 5 to 70 cm. Depending on the species, the leaf surface may be velvety, leathery and fleshy. Whitish plaque indicates the ability of plants to produce lime. The plant blooms from May to August, resembling a colorful carpet. Flowers of the small sizes with five petals are collected in umbrella inflorescences of pink, white, yellow or crimson color.

The fruit in the form of a box with seeds is formed in September. In the wild, the plant grows in the mountainous regions of the temperate and arctic climate of the Northern Hemisphere, in the mountain of Africa. Favorite places of growth of saxifrage are mountain forests, mountain slopes, gaps between stones and rocky cracks. This genus includes about 400 species, 127 of them grow in Russia and the CIS countries. Some species of saxifrage are listed in the Red Book.


Roots, leaves and seeds are collected and used in traditional medicine for therapeutic purposes. The roots are harvested in early spring or late autumn. They are dug, washed and dried. Store in cardboard boxes or wooden boxes with a lid. Crushed roots immediately before use to avoid volatilization of aroma and beneficial properties. The leaves are harvested before flowering, during budding. They are dried, pickled, or frozen. Seeds are harvested in the fall when seed pods have formed. First, collect umbrellas, dried and ground. Seeds are stored in porcelain or glass jars in a dark place.

The composition and therapeutic properties of saxifrage

The therapeutic properties of saxifrage are little known, but they are aimed at treating many diseases.

  1. The roots of the plant contain pectin, essential oils, sugar, tannins, coumarins, salts of calcium and potassium. Leaves are rich in vitamin C, fiber, protein, carotene
  2. In hypertension, it is recommended to eat two leaves of the plant in the morning and evening. In two weeks, positive dynamics will be noticed.

Balm for hypertension

Mix 50 g of honey and juice of saxifrage, 5 g of mummy, dissolved in lemon juice taken from half a citrus, 100 g of Cahors. Mix thoroughly for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Store no more than a month. To accept 2 times a day on the table spoon, washing down with apple juice. The course of treatment for a month with a break of two weeks.

Useful properties of saxifrage: use in traditional medicine and contraindications

Saxifrageis a perennial plant that prefers rocky mountainous terrain to live. Five-petalled flowers, white, pink and yellow, usually collected in umbrella inflorescences. Widely known for its healing properties, the plant is often used in landscape design.

The chemical composition of saxifrage

The composition of saxifrage includes many trace elements, pigments, vitamins, as well as organic matter: saponin, coumarin, alkaloids, flavonoids, fatty and organic acids, glycosidic and triterpene compounds, essential components. Cellular juice is rich in mineral salts.

The healing properties of saxifrage

The therapeutic properties of saxifrage are due to its diverse chemical and organic composition. The plant has analgesic, sedative, anti-infective, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and anti-febrile properties.

It is believed that the healing herb in small doses increases lactation in women, frostbite is treated with lotions, and saxifrage decoction removes fever.

Important!If you plan to grow the stoneworm from seeds, hold them for two months in the cold. This process is called stratification.

Collection and storage of therapeutic raw materials from saxifrage (leaves, roots, seeds)

As a medical raw material, all parts of the plant are used: leaves, stems, seeds and roots. Harvesting of leaves and stems produced in May. The collected material is dried in the shade, then crushed.

Juicy leaves can be frozen for the winter. Ripe dried brownish seeds are harvested at the end of summer. The roots of the plant are dug out in early spring or late autumn, washed, crushed and dried in a ventilated room.

Dry therapeutic preparations of saxifrage are stored in glass containers in dark places. When collecting raw materials, it is important not to confuse the stonegrass with poisonous plants that look alike. From one shrub of saxifrage, raw materials are collected, not exceeding 80% of its total mass, which will allow the plant to recover.

Did you know?Having fed a saxifrage cow, you can significantly increase the milk yield.

Cough, tonsillitis and asthma

Diseases such as cough, tonsillitis and asthma are treated drinking kammelomki tea with honey. For tea 1 tsp. roots with a glass of water bring to a boil and cool. Take the healing drink you need three times a day.

Important!The saxifrage can be grown at home in a flower pot, with the annual transplanting into a fresh, earthy substrate.

Stones and sand in the kidneys

You can clear the kidneys of stones and sand using stonework infusion. It is prepared from a mixture of 1 tbsp. l roots and glasses of water, which is boiled for a quarter of an hour. Infusion should stand at least 3 hours before use. It is recommended to take a third cup of this infusion 3-4 times a day.

The saxifrage relieves the pain of otitis, for this purpose a lotion of fresh plant juice is applied to the ear or a piece of cotton soaked with juice and introduced into the auditory opening.

Stomach ulcer

Saberweed will help with stomach ulcers if the appropriate diet is also followed. To do this, 30 grams of leaves is poured with a glass of hot water and infused for an hour. This healing drink is taken half an hour before meals in the morning and evening for half a glass. Regular use of freshly squeezed juice of saxifrage will speed recovery.

Did you know? Seasoning from the roots of saxifra can diversify the taste of meat dishes.

Contraindications to the use

Studying the various healing properties of the plant, it becomes obvious the use of saxifrage for the human body. With the right approach, you can cure many ailments. Reception of preparations of this plant should be carried out after consultation with the doctor, their reception children under two years and pregnant women are prohibited.

Bradycardia and thrombosis are contraindications for the use of decoctions and infusions of saxifrage. Plant can cause allergic reaction in some people.

Plant unpretentious in the care of saxifrage in your garden or in the conditions of an apartment in a flower pot. This will allow you to have a healer on hand who will always help in case of illness and will delight you with pretty flowers.

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