In nature there are several plants capable of improving the body’s functioning and treating external body problems. An example of this is Anthyllis vulneraria, the scientific name of the plant popularly called vulneraria, a species belonging to the Fabaceae family .

Also known as sand clover, this plant has different active ingredients such as flavonoids, tannins and saponins.

Originating in the regions of the Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and North Africa, the vulneraria has important medicinal properties that result in benefits for the body.

Benefits and properties of the vulnerability

This herb is able to increase the production of cells in the epidermis, causing the skin’s structure to recover after having suffered a break. By stimulating tissue recovery, the plant helps in the healing process.

Thus, vulnerary is indicated for washing wounds, cuts, surgeries, burns, bruises and skin ulcers. In addition to helping to heal, the plant also has a depurative action, thus helping to clean the affected area.

How to prepare this tea?

Use 10 g of vulneraria in a cup of boiling water and cover the container. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes and after the specified time, strain the liquid and use the tea to apply on the injured areas.

But, be careful, before applying vulneraria tea, it is important to leave the affected area clean. Make the necessary cleaning and only then apply the liquid. Finally, wait for the wound to dry on its own. Repeat the process for up to twice a day. Continue treatment until improvement is achieved.

Contraindications of this plant

The vulneraria should not be used internally, as its tea is only useful to treat external problems. Pregnant women, women who are in the lactation period or very young children should not use the plant so as not to be exposed to the active ingredients of this herb. In addition, it is always recommended to seek medical help to prevent the wounds from becoming infected.