The people of this plant has received a lot of nicknames: cambric, mustard, water pepper, buckwheat, and even a frog. But in medicine, his name is Pepper Hill - an ancient medicinal plant, which in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome was used as a wound-healing agent, as mustard plaster. And besides, in the long run was a peasant mountaineer among the alchemists. The plant has pronounced diuretic, astringent, analgesic, hemostatic and sedative effects.

Help - Pepperminder

Peppermint is an annual herb of the buckwheat family with a straight reddish stem, reaching a length of 80-90 cm. The rhizome of the highlander pepper is thick, twice curved, like the Latin letter S. From the rhizome, in many directions, numerous thin adventitious roots grow in different directions. The leaves of the Highlander pepper have an elongated and pointed shape.

The flowers of the highlander pepper are small, inconspicuous, with a pale pink color with a lilac shade, on the tops of the inflorescences they are collected in long thin inflorescences - brushes. Fruits are triangular nuts brown or saturated brown. Flowering time: July-October. Pepperminder fructifies simultaneously with flowering.

Where to look for pepper mountaineer?

In Russia, the mountain mountaineer grows almost everywhere, it can be found on the banks of rivers, ponds, lakes and marshes, as well as in marshy meadows, in settlements the mountaineer is often found as a weed plant in ditches and near puddles.

Peculiarities of Pepper Highlander Collection

The medicinal raw material of the highlander pepper is its grass, that is, the entire aboveground part of the plant. Collect it should, from the moment of full bloom of the highlander, and ending with the period when the stems of the plants begin to redden. The grass is cut at a height of 10-15 cm from the ground, after which it is laid with a thin layer on a metal pan and dried in an oven at a temperature of 30-35 degrees. During drying, the raw materials must be periodically turned over. It is not recommended to dry the raw materials of highlander pepper in the open air, as with slow drying the grass turns black and deteriorates. Ready-made raw materials are ideally dried grass of the highlander pepper, the leaves at the same time should have a greenish tinge, and the stems - reddish.

Contraindications: tendency to constipation, inflammation of the urinary system.

Side Effects of Peppermint

In case of violation of the dosages of drugs peppermint poisoning is possible. Its symptoms are: general weakness, diarrhea, decrease in body temperature, weak heart. In this case, only doctors will be able to provide proper first aid, so in case of a highlander poisoning with peppery, immediately call an ambulance!

Peppermint Cure Recipes

Peppermint Herb Infusion

2 tablespoons of the dry and chopped herb of the highlander pepper pour 200 ml of hot water, then heat for 15 minutes in a water bath, and then infuse for 45 minutes. Strain the infusion and strain. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.

Anti-pain tea

1 teaspoon of dry chopped herbs of the highlander pepper pour 250 ml of boiling water. Insist 10 minutes and then strain. As a sedative and painkiller for headaches, this tea can be drunk 1-2 times a day. When bruises and sprains or rheumatic pains from this tea, you can make compresses, soaking gauze in it and putting it on sore spots.

Infusion weak Peppermint

1.5-2 tablespoons of powdered chopped herb of the highlander pepper sprinkle in a thermos and pour 250 ml of boiling water, cover with a thermos and leave for 30 minutes, then strain and cool. Drink 80 ml of this infusion before each meal for 30 minutes in a heated form, the course of treatment from 1 to 2 months.

Infusion from diseases of the lymphatic system

Pour 20 grated crushed grass of a highlander pepper into a thermos and cover with 1 cup of boiling water. Insist 3 hours, then strain and drink for a day for several receptions (preferably 4), before eating food, preheat the infusion.

Highlander pepper from hemorrhoids

400 g of fresh herb of the highlander pepper fill with 2 liters of water. Lie this mixture over low heat for 15 minutes, and then infuse for 20 minutes, strain. Pour 2 cups of hot milk into the finished broth, and then pour the mixture into the basin and sit the patient in it for 15-20 minutes. At the end of the procedure it is necessary to take a warm shower. The procedure can be performed every time after cleansing the intestines.

Peppermint from gastritis and stomach ulcers

15 g choked dry grass of the highlander pepper pour 1 glass of 40% alcohol or vodka and leave for 14 days in a cool, dark place. Take 10 drops of the drug before each meal.

Hemostatic Infusion

1 tablespoon of powdered chopped herb of the highlander pepper pour 250 ml of water, bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce it and boil the solution in a water bath for 15 minutes. After cooling at room temperature and strain. Take an infusion of 1 tablespoon 4-5 times a day.

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Peppermint in cooking

Due to its spicy pepper taste, the dried above-ground parts of the peppermint, namely, seeds, leaves and stems, are used in cooking as a spicy seasoning to sauces, salads, and soups. Also dried herb of the highlander pepper can be used in the preservation of vegetables.

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