Its lacy white flower provides a visual treat for the eyes; this plant thrives best when growing away from dry soil. Indeed, bogbean rises from shallow water, the edge of ponds and, of course, spongy bogs.
What does it do?
Long before people reached for medication on pharmacy shelves, they relied on herbs to soothe the ailing gastro-intestinal tract and lend support to important liver functions.
Bogbean is a potent anti-inflammatory useful in cases of rheumatoid arthritis and other causes of joint pain.
Bogbean is an intensely bitter herb that helps promote appetite, and energizes the secretion of digestive juices. Bogbean is usually taken to improve weak or dysfunctional digestion, especially if the patient also experiences discomfort in the abdominal region.
Furthermore, Bogbean also used to provide weight gain and is considered useful for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis natural medication, particularly when the disease is related to weakness, weight loss and no force.
It has also been found to be have anti-inflammatory properties and seems to have a beneficial effect on the kidneys “Anti-inflammatory studies of Menyanthes trifoliata related to the effect shown against renal failure”.
Favoring marshes and even foot-deep waters, this plant is a common sight in Albanian lands. Hikers and nature lovers enjoy its magnificent star-shaped bloom, which is surely one of nature’s loveliest aquatic flowers. On the plus side, bogbean is easy to grow in backyard garden ponds, and it even helps to keep the water clean.
Bogbean needs to be cultivated in moist soil in a semi-aquatic garden where the soil is marshy or in shallow water along the sides of a pond. This species has a preference for acidic conditions and grows well in water that is at most 30 cm deep.
Bogbean is basically a very strong herb that has the ability to withstand temperatures as low as -25 ° C. Interestingly, it has been found that this herb is a favorite of cats.
Add one or two teaspoons of dried bogbean leaf to a cup of boiling water and allow the brew to mix for 10 minutes. Three cups daily can be consumed to serve the body as a tonic, to quell the unsettled stomach, or to promote sluggish menstrual discharge. Because bogbean has emetic attributes, take care not to consume too much as it can cause vomiting when used in excess. Avoid if you are currently suffering from colitis, dysentery or diarrhea./AgroWeb.org