Rupturewort -Połonicznik

Rupturewort -Połonicznik

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The first mention of the plant as a medicinal herb is from the 1500’s and it was used for centuries as a diuretic agent in the treatment of chronic cystitis and urethritis. It was also used traditionally as a treatment for ailments of the upper respiratory tract, arthritis, rheumatism and as a “blood cleansing” agent.

The genus name Herniaria comes from the Latin word hernia because it was believe that the herb could cure hernia. This belief is also reflected in the English common name of the plant “rupturewort”.

Most of the plant’s healing abilities are probably due the substances saponins and flavonoids. The herb does have diuretic and slightly astringent (contracting) properties, and has a mild anticonvulsive and disinfectant effect on the urinary tract.

Rupturewort is still used by some herbalist to treat urinary symptoms such as cystitis, urethritis, and to prevent the formation of kidney stones and kidney gravel. The pharmacological effects and the potential therapeutic usefulness of the herb in the treatment of urinary tract disease, has not yet been proven or documented by scientific studies.

The herb is sometimes used as a poultice to accelerate healing of sores and wounds because of its astringent properties.


 Połonicznik sprawdza się doskonale przy skąpomoczu, w kuracjach odtruwających i przeciwobrzękowych, przy nadciśnieniu (usuwanie sodu i chloru z ustroju), w profilaktyce infekcji, stanów zapalnych i kamicy układu moczowego, w zapaleniu nerek i pęcherza moczowego, w zapaleniu gruczołu krokowego. Działa wykrztuśnie w przebiegu nieżytów układu oddechowego. Korzystny przy kaszlu suchym. Polecany od dawna w leczeniu dny i reumatyzmu.