Forest zvezdchatka – graceful and healing beauty
Tell us what the forest starfish is. Once I saw her flowering, visiting a friend, and was simply fascinated. I have not yet met such a plant in our area. Since it was far away to go home and the seedlings would not have survived the road, I took some seeds from her. I read that the starlet is medicinal. This is true? I have a whole medicinal bed at home, I will replenish it with a new copy.
Unpretentiousness and modest beauty – this is how a few words could convey a description of such a plant as forest stellate. This shy girl will not please with gorgeous flowering, but her small white flowers look like a starry scattering. It occurs mainly in natural conditions, but sometimes it can grow in private plots, especially if there is a forest nearby..
Forest starfish – characteristic features of the species
The plant is not called a forest plant for nothing, because its growing area is broad-leaved forests, as well as mixed with conifers. Most of all zvezdotchka is under the shade of majestic oaks, for which it is also called oak wood. Having chosen the middle lane and non-black soil, the plant feels good near water bodies, as well as in meadows and peat bogs.
Native to the clove family, forest starwort grows as a herbaceous perennial. It has thin, but deep roots and erect stems up to 60 cm high. The leaves on the lower part of the rounded shoots are attached to them with short petioles and have a broad-lanceolate shape. At the top of the plant, the leaves grow directly on the twigs and look more like hearts. Both the stems and foliage are covered with a short and soft downy, making the starfish almost velvety.
The plant is popularly called owl potion, chaveda or yaskirka..
Oak starwort blooms from late spring to almost late summer. Her flowers are delicate, small, with thin indented petals, each on its own small peduncle. They look like tiny stars no more than 2 cm in diameter.By autumn, cylindrical capsules with rounded brown seeds ripen in their place.
What is valuable oak starwort
Although for medicinal purposes in traditional medicine, medium starlet is most often used, forestry also has healing properties.. Infusions of this herb help to cope with some health problems:
- fungal diseases of the skin;
- auxiliary therapy in the treatment of cancer;
- prevention of atherosclerosis, scurvy, osteochondrosis, anemia.
Despite the healing effect, do not forget that stars are poisonous plants. Dubravnaya is no exception. It contains a large amount of toxins and can lead to poisoning. Symptoms are severe and require medical attention. The temperature rises significantly, there are cramps in the abdomen, in the arms and legs, breathing and pulse become more frequent.