Everyone’s wondered, bruises and sprains: What to do? Here we present a household remedy which is available on the Internet and in stores.
Bruises and sprains: What to do?
The anthyllis vulneraria is an annual to biennial plant whose lower part is usually hardened and woody. The plant can grow up to 60 cm long stems on the ground which then grow vertically upwards. The sweet clover has unpairedly pinnate stem leaves, whereby the lateral stem leaves are considerably larger than the other stem leaves.
The blossoms of the anthyllis form independent heads surrounded by two bracts.
The calyx of the flower is bell-shaped and ends in uneven teeth. The fruits of the sweet clover are enclosed in the calyx and are round and spherical in shape. The plant is widespread throughout Europe up to the far north, and prefers dry and sunny places. It can also be found on mountain pastures.
The leaves and blossoms are collected as collected clover. The leaves are collected in May to June before flowering. The flowers are cut off at the upper end of the style in June to August. The leaves can be used fresh, the flowers should be dried in a shady, airy place and a glass container should be stored in a place protected from light.
The active ingredients such as sponienes, tannins and plant mucus have anti-inflammatory, scar-forming, epithelial effects and can help with bruises and sprains.
For external use, the flowers and leaves are used, for example, to cleanse abrasions and redness as well as bruises and sprains. You can add 5 g to 100 ml of water and place it on the affected area as a soaked compressor. It is also possible to make a porridge from the sweet clover and place it on the affected area, but care must be taken that the skin is intact so that it does not rest on wounds.