The latin name of houseleek is sempervivum and it mean “live forever”, that comes from semper = always and vivum = living.
In the folk medicine houseleek is used because of its anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. It contains tannin, herbal mucus, oil, resin, calcium malate, formic and malic acid. Also some studies have confirmed that contains flavonoids and carbohydrates.
Houseleek can be used in the form of juice, coatings, grease or tea.
Houseleek is well known herb which is used (in form of tea) to treat wounds, chapped skin, ulcers, hemorrhoids, intestinal cleansing of parasites, sore throat or diabetes.
In the following text you will find out how to prepare houseleek tea.
- 2 dl of hot water
- 2 small, finely shredded houseleek leaves
Place the leaves in a pot and pour them with hot water. Leave to stay for 2 hours.
Then strain it and drink a quarter cup before your meals 3 to 4 times a day.
This tea is very helpful for diarrhea, menstrual pain and ear aches. A few drops of fresh houseleek juice in the affected ear will easily dissolve hardened earwax, will improve hearing and soothes pain.
For diabetes eat every morning 1 peace of fresh leaf of houseleek.
Here is one natural remedy that will boost your metabolism and detox your body.
- 500 grams of houseleek
- 1kg honey
Grind and squeeze (Vajda e squeeze) the houseleek leaves in one bowl. Add the honey in the bowl with houseleek juice and stir until the ingredients are mixed well. Let it stand this mixture for 7 days in a warm place.
Take one tablespoon in the morning on an empty stomach and don’t eat for 2 hours after you take this remedy.
This natural remedy cleanses the body from toxins and speeds up metabolism.
Cure the hemorrhoids with houseleek.
- 300 grams crushed leaves of houseleek,
- 750 grams meadow honey
- 1 lemon
Place the peeled lemon in water and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Leave to stand for 1 hour. Then wash the lemon and cut into slices. Take the lemon slices and the houseleek leaves, first grind them together and then drain it through gauze. In the juice add honey and stir with a wooden spoon.
Keep the mixture in the refrigerator. Take 1 teaspoon in the morning before your meals. Use this remedy for month and a half.