Known for its exotic physical characteristics and also for some of its natural properties, scolopendra is a genus of fern from the Polypodiaceous fruit. The leaf of this plant, which has the shape of a tongue, is the part used in natural medicine.Due to its unusual shape, depending on the region where it is found, the plant came to be known by the names of cervine tongue, deer tongue or ox tongue. The leaf of the scolopendra has vascular cryptogamic, which is a kind of vein that spreads over the entire surface.

Generally, the most common places to find this species are on walls and inside old wells.

Medicinal properties of scolopendra

As with most plants found in nature, scolopendra has some natural properties that can be used from its active principles: tannins and mucilages. Therefore, they are used in astringent, bequica and expectorant treatment.

One of its main indications comes from combating pulmonary catarrh. However, before using this and other plants, it is important that the patient consults a doctor. Because he is the most suitable person to release its use, based on your problem and the possible reactions of your body.

Scolopendra tea

One of the most common ways to use the herb in medical treatment is through the preparation of tea. For this you will need a liter of water and 30 grams of scolopendra. The first step is to bring the water to a boil. As soon as it reaches the boiling point, turn off the heat and add the herb.

You will leave the container capped for about 10 minutes. After this time, use a sieve to separate the herb from the tea. After all this process, the drink is ready to be drunk. The recommendation is that the daily intake does not exceed two cups.