Garden orache and patience dock, the two miraculous plants, should not be missing from our menu. Both garden orache and patience dock are greens that abound in vitamin C, A, folic acid, minerals: iron, calcium, potassium, antioxidants and fiber.
The garden orache is a depurative, remineralizing and vitaminizing diuretic plant with numerous therapeutic recommendations. Consumed as such in salads or dishes, it is ideal especially in the diet of children and older people.
It is very important to make a spring cure that includes garden orache, to remove toxins from the body. It plays an important role in activating pancreatic secretion, being an excellent cardiac tonic. The plant contains dry matter, albumin, fats, non-azotic extractive substances, cellulose, vitamins, mineral salts (potassium, phosphorus, calcium), chlorophyll pigments and carotenoids.
The garden orache is also useful for treating cough, sore throat and gout. Through the content of vitamins and minerals, stimulates gastric, pancreatic and bile secretions favoring growth. In the past, the garden orache was considered a medicinal plant, and was recommended for liver, kidney and gynecological conditions. Her seeds have vomiting and purgative effects.
The patience dock, like the garden orache is found in spontaneous flora, but with slightly lower therapeutic recommendations. The patience dock contains oxalic acid, low-fat, emodine and crizofaic acid (having laxative action), tartaric acid, ascorbic acid(vitamin C). Among the minerals are present those of calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium.
Like the garden orache, the patience dock has depurative properties, being ideal in the spring cure,for the elimination of toxins from the body, accumulated due to the specific nutrition of the winter period. It is a diuretic, laxative and remineralizing tonic plant.
However, there are also a number of severe contraindications in non-fritic colic and oxalic litiasis. It is also not recommended for people suffering from ulcers or hyperacid gastritis. Externally it is used in abscesses and boils.
The patience dock is consumed as such, in the form of salads or in simple dishes. Diuretic, depurative infusion is prepared with 20-30 g leaves per liter of water. Both garden orache and patience dock, helps to cure lung diseases, gynecological, liver and kidney diseases, and in the form of compresses or poultices from boiled or chopped leaves, various skin conditions, especially purulent lesions, are treated to speed up baking. The garden orache leaves are also useful for treating cough, sore throat and gout,in the form of infusion.