semper (always) and vivo (I live)
Astringent, refrigerant, vulnerary (promotes healing of wounds)
Chemicals – malic acid, succinic acid, isocitric acid, tannins
Formulas or Dosages
Use only fresh leaves.
Infusion or decoction: use 1 tsp. leaves with 1 cup water.
Take 1 cup per day.
take 5-20 drops at a time. Also, can be applied to warts, ringworms, and skin blemishes.
The herb particularly helps in reducing inflammatory conditions of the skin.
Leaves are crushed and applied as a poultice for treating skin related conditions such as – burns, ulcers, wounds, insect bites, sore nipples, eczema and corns.
The juice pressed from the leaves, used as eardrops, or the leaves themselves sliced in half, used for warts, corns, freckles, ringworms, boils, bruises, ulcers, erysipelas, and other skin blemishes.
An infusion of the leaves used internally, or a decoction used externally, for shingles, hemorrhoids, worms, and uterine neuralgia, rubbed gently on nettle stings or bee stings to reduce pain.