Spathochorto or balsam
The balm is considered:
- Antidepressant, sedative, antispasmodic, and improver of the quality of sleep in insomnia.
- Antiflogistic and healing for burns and wounds.
- Tonic and stimulant attenuated.
- Sedative to cough, bronchitis, asthma.
- Master of menstruation.
- For stomach and intestinal disorders.
Balsam, wort or sedge preoccupied therapeutic since antiquity: the state as a diuretic, healing, emmenagogue, haemostatic.
In ancient times it was used as healing the wounds that were held by the swords, hence also the name of sedge. In the US, following a program of ABC News in June 1997, sedge became the most popular plant for mild and moderate depression. It is also used as an antispasmodic and improver sleep quality in insomnia. As decoction: one teaspoon dried crushed leaves and flowers in a cup of hot water, left for 10 to 15 minutes covered with a towel to spend all plant components water, from one to three times a day, after a doctor, pharmacist or expert advice.
Sedge may affect the metabolism. Caution when administered with other drugs, including other antidepressants.
The leaves of the balm are bright yellow-orange petals usually yellow. The dots are not holes but colored essential oils and resins. When someone rub the black these dots with the 5 petals with his fingers, they will turn red. For many phytotherapeutic, these dots contain some of the most valuable and effective herbal ingredients.