Rustyback (Latin Name: Ceterach Officinarum) belongs to the family Polypodiales of the genus Asplenium. It is found in western and central Europe, including the Mediterranean countries. The ancient Greeks used it for its diuretic and expectorant properties. It was also used in traditional medicine as a patch to treat skin pimples.
Health Benefits and Uses
Nowadays, it is used to treat diseases of the bladder and kidneys. It has very good results in reducing kidney stone diameter. At the same time, it works against diarrhea, coughs, and general chest diseases, due to its anti-inflammatory action. It can also be applied externally with rubbing to treat arthritis and rheumatism. Finally, it increases digestive enzymes and thus effectively contributes to the problems of bile, colon colic, and liver disease.
- The whole dried herb
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.