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White dead nettle flower is a plant. It is used to make medicine.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 50-100 cm tall, with
green, four-angled stems. The leaves are 3-8 cm long and 2-5 cm broad,
triangular with a rounded base, softly hairy, and with a serrated margin
and a petiole up to 5 cm long; like many other members of the Lamiaceae,
they appear superficially similar to those of the Stinging nettle Urtica
dioica but do not sting, hence the common name "deadnettle".
The flowers are white, produced in whorls ('verticillasters')
on the upper part of the stem, the individual flowers 1.5-2.5 cm long.
The dead nettle plant possesses demulcent and astringent attributes.
White dead nettle flower is sometimes applied directly to the affected
area for mild inflammation of the mouth, throat, and skin. The flowering
tops of the dead nettle plant also enclose a number of therapeutic
properties, for instance, they are astringent, antispasmodic, depurative
(purifying), expectorant, diuretic, haemostatic, resolvent
(a medicinal substance that alleviates swelling or inflammation),
pectoral, tonic, styptic, sedative, vulnerary (herbs that promote healing of wounds.
The dead nettle has proven good results in treating eczema, wounds and burns.
Purity Herbs uses White dead nettle in the following products:
Herbal Wonder, Viking balm, Wonder Cream, Chamomilla Cream,
Hand Care and Highlander Cream.

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Purity Herbs UK

Posted by Purity Herbs UK on 18 May 2015 01:00

Horsetail, snake grass, puzzlegrass (Equisetum arvense) is the only living genus Equisetaceae, a family of vascular plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds. The primitive, spore-bearing horsetail is directly descended from a giant of the Palaeozoic period. It has characteristic jointed stems, with a whorl of brownish scales at intervals. The plant contains scratchy silica crystals that make it ideal for cleaning, for polishing pewter and sanding timber. In folk medicine the plant has been utilized to staunch bleeding and today medical herbalists continue to value horsetail, for staunching bleeding both external and internal, for skin eruptions, for swellings and for aiding healing. Its astringent property would make it good for wounds and to stop bleeding. No other herb in the entire plant kingdom is so rich in silicon as is horsetail. This trace element really helps to find protein molecules together in the blood vessels and connective tissues. Silicon is the material of which collagen is made. Collagen is the “body glue” that holds our skin and muscle tissues together. As it is rich of Silica and minerals, improves elasticity in the tissues, also detoxifying, the plant is used in the following Purity Herbs skincare products: Wonder Cream, Herbal Cream, Viking Balm, Chamomilla Cream, Berry Boost, Highlander Cream, Nail Oil and soft lips.

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Purity Herbs UK

 

Posted by Purity Herbs UK on 01 May 2015 01:00
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