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Ivan-tea: contraindications and useful properties

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Epilobium angustifolium aka fireweed — it is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Onagraceae (Kipanya). There are also a huge number of other names of this plant is the ovary, Skrypnik, Plakun, bread, Koporye tea, dremukha, Melnichny etc. And then we will consider it .


Useful properties

In the leaves Ivan-tea contains:

  • tannins pyrogallol group;
  • ascorbic acid;
  • sugar;
  • alkaloids;
  • carotene;
  • the pectin and other elements.

Through research it has been proven that it has a shielding and anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it is very effective in gastritis, colitis and ulcers.

in addition, the herbs fireweed is contained in a 3-ri % > of vitamin C than in oranges. That is why it is simply irreplaceable at anemia, and metabolic disorders. The leaves of this plant contains high concentrations of the following trace elements: manganese, iron and copper, which stimulate hematopoiesis.

sedative effect on the human body willowherb close to the medicinal Valerian. And the infusions and decoctions of willow-herb have anti-inflammatory, astringent, enveloping, antibacterial and sudorific properties.

Willow is used to treat the whole body, almost no body, disease of which this plant can't handle. The fireweed treat stomach ulcers, diseases of the nervous, genitourinary and cardiovascular systems, headaches, dysentery, and diarrhoea.

Tea of fireweed is used for normalization of sleep, improve metabolism, cleanse the body of toxins and strengthen the immune system. This plant contains a lot of antioxidants that remove toxins, which is why it is added to the birch brooms designed for bathing in the bath. Also a decoction of Ivan-tea is good for colds, tonsillitis and acute respiratory infections.



  • If tea from this plant to drink continuously > 30 days, there may be dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Also, caution should be applied tea (decoction, infusion) of fireweed with dysfunction of blood coagulation system (varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, and thrombosis).

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