Originally from Europe, the herb named Veronica was also popularized in North America and Asia, being widely produced in Hungary, former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Its scientific name is Veronica officinalis l , and it is easily spread in cold places. From the scrophulabiaceae family, veronica is also known as European tea, male veronica, isotica veronica, northern tea, apotheca’s veronica, pharmacy veronica, leper’s weed and German veronica. The plant can be identified by its small flowers in a light blue tone with a strong and bitter flavor and odor.
Properties and Benefits
The properties of the Veronica plant are diuretic, astringent, aperitif, tonic, expectorant, digestive, depurative, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, laxative, antiallergic, antiseptic, antitussive and bequica. Its active principles are aucubin, iridoids, catalpolic esters, tannins, saponins, organic acids, acetic, tartaric, chlorogenic, fatty acid, flavonoids and glycosides.
Veronica tea is indicated for migraines, lack of appetite, digestion difficulties, dry skin, itching, asthma, bronchitis, hoarseness, tracheitis, pain, coughs and colds, allergies, spasms, hemorrhoids, bruises, arthritis and rheumatism. The plant effectively protects the organism against ulcers, being the greatest ally in the treatment against it and healing the wounds it causes, being often the cure without other treatments. It can purify the blood, in addition to preventing excessive sweating, skin and subcutaneous infections, and wounds in general.
how to prepare
Heat a liter of water with 30 grams of veronica leaves. Simmer for 10 minutes and smother. When warm, strain and ingest. It can be consumed between 3 and 4 cups a day, preferably before the main meals before going to bed, as its calming effects promise a more peaceful and pleasant sleep.
If you are suffering from skin problems and exposed skin infections, repeat the procedure above, but include the plant stem in the boil. When warm, leave a clean cloth in the kettle to absorb the water, then remove and apply the compression directly to the skin.
Although there are no reports of serious side effects or contraindications, it is important to always pay attention to your body and the signs it gives you. Each organism is unique, and reactions to certain substances may differ, so be aware of any unwanted reaction and if it occurs, stop using it immediately and seek medical advice.