Wall germander has an affinity for the whole digestive system health. It has a boost of Vit C, and it is excellent for liver, gallbladder, stomach, gout and arthritis. It is also used externally for any skin or wound problem.
Wall germander is called petit chene in French, meaning little oak, because its leaves reminded of oak's. It's other French name chasse – fievre means chases fever, as it has been used to treat infections and fever.
Used for centuries as a medicinal hrb but also as a flavoring for alcoholic drinks. Let's see what Wall germander is beneficial for?
Wall germander has an affinity for the whole digestive system health. It is mostly used for any problems regarding the digestive organs, digestion and stomach. It stimulates the stomach and appetite, regulates digestion and bowel movements. It prevents pains and inflammation of the stomach, stops internal bleeding and since it is gently astringent, it is used to stop diarrhea, both in adults and children.
Since it's bitter, it is used to increase appetite, and it also has a lot of vitamin C for that extra boost of immunity and strength!
Wall germander is a strong antiseptic, so it is used for infections, especially if thy are accompanied by a fever. It also helps us break a sweat, and thats the healthiest way our body deals with the fever.It is excellent for acute and chronic bronchitis.
Wall germander can also be used externally, as a tea, poultice, steaming or a sitz bath (or just added to your bath).
It is excellent for hemorrhoids, slowly healing wounds, infections, rashes, boils, ulcers and any skin problems.It can also be used for vaginal infections and discharge.
Wall germander is very good for the liver. It improves the health of liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
It helps the liver release the toxins it has filtered trough our body and regenerate properly.Not only does it help the liver and body detox, but it is a diuretic, meaning it also flushes it all out of the body. In this way, it also helps the health of kidneys, and relieves the pain and uncomfortable sympotoms of rheumatoid arthritis and gout.Wall germander flushes out the excess water from the body and makes us sweat, which is another way in which the body detoxes.
Preparation:1 tea spoon of Wall germander herb in one cup of boiling water. Cover and wait for 15-30 minutes. Strain and drink unsweetened. The taste is bitter, so you can possibly add other herbs that will improve the taste, or use tincture, but for medicinal reasons is it drank without sweeteners.
Drink 2-3 cups a day. Do not drink more than the recommended dose!
The tea can be used externally, as a wash for the skin, for vaginal steaming or sitz baths.
Wall germander Wine:
Take 200 gr of Wall germander, put it in a jar, and covr it with 1l of good quality wine. Leave it for 8 days in normal room temperature. Strain it and keep your delicious, medicinal wine in a fridge!
Dosage is 200 ml daily, for no more than 30 days in a row.Very good for weak, anemic people, lethargic or with a lack of energy, but also can be used for treating external wounds.
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Wall Germander, a native to Mediterranean Europe and northern Africa, got its name by growing along walls.
Its beautiful purple flowers have been used for centuries as a medicinal herb, but also as a flavoring for anything from ice cream, candies and wine!