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    Helichrysum arenarium (L.) DC. (Gnaphalium arenarium L.)
    tsmin, an immortelle sandy
    (sushenitsa sandy)


    Russian names : tsmin, an immortelle sandy; the Ukrainian: tsmin пісковий, nechuj-v_ter, suhariki, bezsmertniki polov і, Polish: kacanki piaskowe, kotki polne, niesmiertelniki polne.

    Family : Compositae - slozhnotsvetnye.

    the Synonym : Stoechados citricum (inflorescences Hel. Arenarium - are used in a scientific compounding).

    Helichrysum arenarium - tsmin sandy

    a Fig. 20. Helichrysum arenarium - tsmin sandy.

    The Long-term grassy plant in height 10 - 30 see the Stalk of this plant sherstisto-felt, as well as all plant, single (and if it is some of them the secondary do not fructify), grows from a rhizome - idle time, direct or ascending. Leaves radical - prodolgovato-obratnojajtsevidnye, tupovatye, top - linearly-lantsetnye, sharp. Flowers citreous, sometimes orange, happen brick colour, are collected in spherical small baskets. Blossoms from June till October. A smell, plants, original. Grows mainly on sandy soils, on dry wood glades, coppices, hills, on mezhah and deposits, sandy and stony slopes. It is extended everywhere.

    Inflorescences-baskets, usually in first two weeks of flowering Gather. It is necessary to dry longer as touch of dryness is deceptive, and nedosushennye inflorescences if are still stored compressed, zaprevajut and spoil.

    It is applied in the people as zhelchegonnoe, glistogonnoe, disinfecting bilious channels and mochetochniki, krovoostanavlivajushchee.

    the Use . Last years the scientific medicine has proved positive action tsmina at some illnesses.

    The National medicine widely applies this plant at every possible illnesses, and for zhelchegonnyh the purposes in the nature surrounding us do not find the best means, than an inflorescence tsmina. In the people colouring of colours of this plant connect with a complexion of the person sick of a jaundice. Whether it is impossible, at least therefore, to try to find out, whether tsmina sandy action is connected with its painting substances, its pigments?

    Without having deeper data about it, I will result some the supervision. Naparom from tsmina polzujut icteric patients. At some after reception of tea from it the jaundice passed in five days. Others had intestines askaridy, and all painted in yellow colour, instead of is pale-orange, as usually after other helminthics.

    I Think that pigments tsmina (in aggregate can be with any other operating substances of this plant) operated on worms. It is necessary to underline absence of obvious toxicity, as at other helminthics.

    Possessing a medicinal pigment and specific bitterness, flowers tsmina in napare 40,0 g on boiled water litre, besides treatment of bilious ways, well influence the liver, especially at cirrhoses with gripes. This napar in the same doses and receptions apply, first, at illnesses of a gastroenteric path, and then and urinogenital bodies, including and a bladder, as diuretic, not irritating kidneys.

    Polzuja of people concerning the lowered acidity of a stomach, try to replace tsminom in mixes of bitter grasses such sharp bitterness, as a gentian and bobovnik. At some patients this replacement increased acidity of gastric juice while a gentian and bobovnik - did not give such effect.

    In summary it is necessary to tell that flowers tsmina (napar, and sometimes broth - 5 minutes) as one, and in mixes about which already repeatedly there was a speech, with the big success are applied also in the people for washing of a uterus and a vagina during time is more white.

    Storage . Flowers tsmina are stored in wooden boxes, inside vystelennyh by a paper.