Houseleek is easy to maintain, and at the same time, has a lot of health benefits.
It is a fleshy, juicy plant, with thick and oval leaves with a form as a rosette.
In the middle of the plant, a floral stem develops usually pink flowers.
The flowers can also be red, white, and yellow, and this plant is blooming from April to September.
Houseleek comes from Mexico and has been spreading through the world for over a thousand years.
This plant grows on staves, roofs, walls, and you can grow it in the pots.
It does not require much effort, and the most important thing is to provide enough sunlight.
It is highly resistant to drought and high temperatures.
The name was obtained, among other things, due to the belief that it should be grown on the roofs of the house, as it protects against the thunder and fire.
Health benefits of the houseleek juice
This plant contains apple acid and formic acid and their salts.
The fleshy leaves of this plant you can gather during the blooming time.
The same as Aloe Vera, a freshly squeezed juice from the leaves you can use to treat the nerve irritation, unconsciousness, restless dreams and childhood fears.
Fresh and crushed leaves or fresh juice are beneficial to:
– Wounds and burns
– Mists of the eyes
– Painful spots caused by gout
The bandage from freshly squeezed leaves of this plant helps to alleviate pain and reduces the insect bite.
Can treat ear inflammation
The fresh houseleek juice people always use as a therapy for ear inflammation and hearing loss.
It has especially good result if you have an accumulation of earwax – a solid, yellow secretion in the ear.
This juice dissolves earwax, which automatically leads to lowering pressure in the ears.
If you suffer from ear pain, take a few leafy this plant, cut them and drop a few drops of juice in your ear.
This juice needs to stay in the ear for a short time.
That short time it will be enough to relieve the pain.
When it comes to treating burns, there is a need of more houseleek leaves that you can squeeze directly into a painful spot.
In addition, for treating wounds, and swallow wounds you can use an ointment from this precious plant.
Ointment for wounds and burns
Recipe for ointment
Place a handful of shredded leaflets in the deeper container.
Add 9 teaspoonfuls of water and 200 grams of sliced pork fat.
Cook all of that on the low heat until the fat begins to separate.
When the mixture is smooth, strain it through a sieve and pour into porcelain pots.
Wait for the ointment to cool and clog, and place the pots in a fridge or other cold and dark place.
This ointment people use for treating wounds and is also good for relieving sunburns.
Tea for stomach ulcers
If you have stomach ulcers or abundant menstrual periods, you need to try the houseleek tea.
It is easy to prepare and is very beneficial for you and your body.
Recipe for houseleek tea
In 250 ml of water, put 10 grams of fresh leaves or 12 grams of dried leaves.
Cook all together for about 15 minutes.
After that, you need to strain the mixture and leave it aside to cool.
In the morning, take the cup of tea on an empty stomach.
Then take every hour one tablespoon, until you finish the prepared amount.
This tea is good for mouthwash if you have wounds or warts, as well as tonsillitis.
If you don`t have, it`s time to start keep at your home this guardian of your health.