Physical characteristics of the plant
Cochlearia is a plant with a thicker root in the center and attenuating towards the ends, reaching the thickness of a pencil, long and with a branchy stem. Its leaves are dark green, elongated and toothed, while the flowers are white, arranged in branches at the end of the branches. Its fruit is a silique, which contains numerous seeds.
This species of plant is known for its anti-corbuthic power, being widely used in pharmacy. It also has an astringent and dentifrice action, being used in the treatment of gingivitis and ulcerative stomatitis.
Another characteristic of cochlear is its stimulating, depurative and very effective action in combating gallstones. It also contains properties for combating rheumatism. The plant can also be used in the treatment of scurvy, cancer, rheumatism, gout, loss of appetite, arthritis, bronchitis, edema, kidney and digestive problems, in addition to stimulating gastric secretion.
All these diseases can be treated thanks to the active ingredients of the plant, based on ascorbic acid, sulfurated glucoside (glucocochlearin), butyl isosolfocyanate, tannin and mineral salts.
Before including cochlear treatment in your daily routine, it is important that your doctor is consulted. Because he is the most suitable professional for this type of diagnosis. Importantly, very high doses can cause irritation of the gastrointestinal tract mucosa.
To prepare cochlear tea, you will need a cup of water and four grams of the herb. Bring the water to a boil. With the help of a cup, place the cochlear leaves and pour in the hot water afterwards. Let it flow for about five minutes. Then remove the leaves and the drink is ready to drink. It is recommended that cochlear tea be ingested three times a day.