‘U Sapone’ the benefits of: Soapwort as a medicinal plant

There’s such a wide range of medicinal plants, and Soapwort can also be added to your collection. A vigorous, low creeping plant usually found on slopes or rocks, bathing in the sun. It can be used for skin diseases (itching), rheumatisms and liver failure. It’s a good purgative as well as a diuretic, a diaphoretic and a remarkable vermifuge. Soapwort is also expectorant, sudorific and tonic. 


Instructions for utilisation as a decoction:

5 to 15g / litre of water allow to the boil for ten minutes- drink two cups per day, or use as a compress for skin care (eczema, urticaria, ache, herpes and scabs)It can also be used to make a very soft anti-dandruff shampoo:- mix 60g of flowers, leaves or chopped roots with 1L of water – bring to the boil, simmer and remove from the heat when the preparation will have reduced by half. Cool for around ten minutes, and filter. The anti-dandruff shampoo is ready – consider using an opaque bottle in order to keep it longer. 

Source: Corsica Guide 

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