What is it, what is it for, benefits and how to use the cap. In addition, Bonina is an herbaceous, flowering and perennial plant, known worldwide for its medicinal and ornamental properties.
Its leaves are green, spatulate, fleshy, with crenated or serrated margins, pubescent and arranged in a basal rosette. In addition, the inflorescences appear above the foliage, are of the capitulum type, with petals in pink, white or red nuances and a bright yellow center.
This herbaceous is also used in folk medicine in the form of tea, however, the drink should never be ingested (it is indicated for external use only), because the seeds and roots of the bonina or wonder are poisonous.
What is the bounty for?
In the leaves, and especially in the flowers, most of its medicinal active principles are concentrated: saponins, tannin, organic acids (malic, tartaric, acetic, oxalic, etc.), mineral salts, insulin, and an essential oil. Since the Renaissance, many properties have been attributed to it, but the only ones that are justified, due to its composition, are the following:
Purifying, laxative and slightly diuretic.
Sudorific, febrifuga ( lowers fever) and expectorant.
Toning and aperitif (opens up the appetite).
Vulnerary (heals wounds and heals bruises) when applied externally.
Bonus Benefits are indicated in the following cases:
Febrile and infectious diseases ( flu, bronchitis, catarrh, measles, scarlet fever, mumps, etc.). It facilitates the elimination of toxins and waste produced by the infection (with sweat and urine), and tones the body, shortening the period of convalescence.
In case of high fever, it is recommended to put compresses with the decoction of flowers and/or leaves of bonina on the forehead, in addition to ingesting it orally. In addition, trauma, bruises, sprains, boils, sores and, in general, any injury to the skin or soft tissue that requires an anti-inflammatory and healing action.
Thanks to its medicinal properties, bonina can be used to treat liver disorders, sores, scarring, colic, contusion, abrasions, wounds, herpes, leukorrhea, skin patches, freckles, worms and STDs. The plant parts can also be used as an excellent diuretic and laxative, and the root has aphrodisiac properties.
How to use the beret:
For skin conditions, itchiness and bruises, you should put, in a pestle, two tablespoons of the leaves and flowers of Wonder. Knead well until leaves until they turn into a paste. This should be spread over the gauze or cloth and applied to the affected regions. With another cloth, cover the region and set, leaving it to act overnight.
For worms, roundworms and pinworms, the recipe is different. In a pestle, place 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of sliced root. Knead and then add 1 cup of boiling water. The mixture should stay sweltered for approximately 10 minutes.
Then strain and always consume 1 cup in the morning, while fasting.
Do not use seeds and roots of bonina, as they are poisonous, due to neurotoxic substances. Therefore, never consume your tea and only start a treatment under medical advice.