Drosera Rotundifolia is a herb. The dried plant is used to make medicine.
People take sundew as a tea for various breathing problems including bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough (pertussis), windpipe infections (tracheitis), coughing fits, and dry cough. They also take it for stomach ulcers and cancer.
People of different cultures have been using the sundew plant for several hundred years now for its remedial properties. During the Middle Ages, the Asian physicians used this plant to treat skin eruptions as well as to combat plague. It is interesting to note that when sheep consume this plant, they tend to suffer from acute, spasmodic cough, which is similar to whooping cough suffered by humans. This particular aspect is said to have helped in proving that the homeopathic remedy drosera prepared from the whole, fresh flowering plant is an effective medication for cough.
In homeopathy, drosera is chiefly a remedy for cough and it is given to people who have been suffering from violent and spasmodic coughs. This type of cough actually deteriorates following midnight and when it becomes too severe, the coughing results in choking, nosebleeds, vomiting and even cold sweating that subsequently leads to chattiness. In addition, this homeopathic medication is also effective for treating growing pains in children that are accompanied by an itchy feeling in the leg bones, and it also helps to provide relief from bone pains that feel better when the body is stretched. Besides the health conditions mentioned above, drosera is also useful in curing a husky, profound, indistinct voice, rigid muscles, and unbendable ankles.
People who require the homeopathic remedy drosera most are usually restive, stubborn and find it problematic in focusing on anything when they are sick. In addition, such people also suffer from a feeling of harassment and always imagine that others would bring in bad news for them.
While drosera is mainly used to treat violent and spasmodic cough, such as whooping cough, it is also useful for children enduring growing pains and restiveness. Below is a brief discussion on the benefits of using drosera for both these health conditions.
Drosera Rotundifolia is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking sundew if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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