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Biological Name: Drosera rotundifoliaSundew

Family: Droseraceae

Other Names: lustwort, youthwort, Sundew, round leaved sundew, dew plant

Elements Applied: Each plant’s part is applied in herbal medicine

Active Components:

  • Naphthaquinones; methylnaphthazarin, plumbagin, and its methly-ether;
  • Flavonoids.

Used For: The herb is known to relieve spasms, pains, and induce expectoration.

Sundew can be applied to relieve bronchitis and acute coughing. Plumbagin content in Sundew is responsible for its capacity to eliminate microorganisms like Pneumococcus, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Sundew is also efficient in treating other respiratory infections. Due to relaxation it provides for chest muscles, the herb can be applied for asthma. It has also been used to heal gastric ulcers for a long time.

Commonly mixed with: To relieve asthma the herb can be combined with Pill-bearing Spurge and Grindelia.

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to Europe, and can be found in moist areas, on sphagnum bogs, and moors, particularly in Wales.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare an infusion, take a teaspoon of dry herb extract for 250 ml of boiling water, and steep it for ten to fifteen minutes. The result is consumed thrice per day.

In form of tincture the remedy can be taken at a dose of 1-2 ml thrice per day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. It is possible that the herb interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider before using the plant.