Sweet woodruff is a bactericide that can act as a disinfectant and antiseptic thus capable of killing bacteria and inhibiting the growth of microorganism.Sweet woodruff contains anthraquinone and its derivatives thus it is larvicidal, anti-oxidizing, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-viral. This means it is an excellent product to use for indigestion, any kind of painful stomach, swelling and all kinds of infection – lung and respiratory infections, kidney and bladder etc.
Researchers agree that sweet woodruff can be used for treating several diseases and disorders such as heart irregularities, varicose veins, strengthening the weak veins, enhancing the normal blood circulation and generally aiding in cardiovascular health.
This amazing plant is very helpful with painful uterine cramps during menstruation, as well as menopausal problems.
Liver and gallbladder
Woodruff is excellent at purification of the body, by helping your liver and gallbladder function properly and thus aiding your whole body to process and expel the waste.
The sweet woodruff can be dried and stored in clothing, linens and bedding in order to wade off insects and moths. It is a perfect fragrance for making perfumes.
Culinary and fragrance purposes
Due to the aromatic smell of the sweet woodruff, this flowers and leaves are used as fragrance for homes, offices etc. Sweet woodruff can be added to medicines to boost their taste and flavor. It is used for sweetening food, juice, jam, wines, beers, jelly, soft drinks, tea and ice cream etc. It can also be used as a food colorant.
Treatment of Cuts and Wounds
Squeezed sweet woodruff leaves contain tannin thus can be pressed on bruises, wounds and cuts to stop bleeding and for faster healing.
Studies reveal that the sweet woodruff anti-arthritic in nature thus has the capability of preventing and relieving arthritic symptoms.
Dried leaves of sweet woodruff can be used for preparing herbal tea and decoctions that can act as a tranquilizer, help with insomnia and headaches. However, it is noteworthy that taking this in large quantity can lead to vomiting and dizziness.