Thursday, February 25, 2021

Lettuce or lettuce

Green salad, aperitif herb

Green salad is an excellent aperitif plant, which favors digestion, being slightly laxative. The green salad contains: protides, fatty substances, carbohydrates, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin A, Vitamin B1, B2, niacin, vitamin C and E.

Lettuce or lettuce
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Therapeutic recommendations for lettuce

Green salad, is a Eurasian species, long known and appreciated since Roman times. The green salad is known in the following varieties: the capitata variety (forms a dense head), the ongifolia variety (leaves do not cover each other), the crisp variety (with curly leaves) and the asparagina variety (with very fleshy young stem).

Internal. Being an aperitif plant, it is excellent for detoxifying the body, favoring digestion by laxative effect. It soothes painful inflammations of the liver, gallbladder and intestines, with a choleretic-colagogue action.

It has antispasmodic and calming action, being used against palpitations, spasmodic cough, as slightly hypnotic, anaphrodisiac, hypoglycemic and laxative. It has diuretic properties, massively eliminating urats, which helps in problems related to nephritis, uric lithiasis, but also in gout and arthritis. It works beneficially by helping to regulate menstrual cycles through depurative and emenagogue action.

External. Due to its maturative properties, it is used for the resorption of boils and panarites. Due to the decongestant action, beauticians recommend it for cuperosic and drying complexions.

Ways to use

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Green salad is consumed as such, especially at the evening table, because it favors the installation of a quiet sleep and combats constipation. Decoction is antiseptic, calming and diuretic. Prepare from 60-80 grams per litre of water, which is drunk during a day. Warm cataplasms with cooked leaves are applied against abscesses. Make skin lotoations with decoction from a salad to 0.5 liters water, long boiled, about 2 hours.

Salad seeds also have medicinal properties. Calms cough and are antiseptic. Prepare an infusion with one teaspoon per cup, 2-3 cups per day, and in external use, can be used in eye hygiene for blepharitis, conjunctivitis, in the form of local washes with decoction prepared from one teaspoon to a cup of water.

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