Sleep Is A Healing Weed. Beneficial Features. Wrestling. Photo

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Sleep Is A Healing Weed. Beneficial Features. Wrestling. Photo
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The plant is found in Europe (from Norway in the north to Corsica in the south and from the Netherlands in the west to the Ural mountains in the east) and Asia (Turkey and the Caucasus, Central Asia), grows in forests, in clearings, in clearings, forest edges, among shrubs, in gardens and kitchen gardens, in weedy places. In forests and other very shady places, runny can grow wildly and not bloom for years. Such thickets are connected by common rhizomes. The minimum lifespan of a dream is about 50 years.

Snake ordinary 'Variegatum'
Snake ordinary 'Variegatum'


  • Description of dream
  • Fight against depression
  • How to avoid spreading dreams around the garden?
  • The use of dream in medicine
  • Nutritional value of dream

Description of dream

Sleep (Aegopodium) is a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the umbrella family.

The rhizome is horizontal, underground, creeping. Stem erect, furrowed, glabrous or slightly pubescent, hollow inside, weakly branched, flowering plant height 50-100 cm. The lower leaves of the dream are on long petioles, dvadratricate, oblong-ovate leaves up to 8 cm long, sharp-serrate along the edge, upper leaves on short petioles, smaller and less dissected. The pubescence on the leaves is only below.

Dream inflorescence is a shield of 5-10 complex umbrellas, an umbrella with 20-30 rays, without wrappers and envelopes, umbrellas of 15-20 flowers. In a complex umbrella there are 300-500 flowers (there are more than 3000 of them on the plant). Dream flowers are small, white with five almost heart-shaped petals. Fruits are fractional, oblong, 3-4 mm long, brown, with ribs.

It blooms from June to July, about 30 days. Flowers attract bees (and other insects) all day long, but especially from 11 am to 3 pm. Honey productivity up to 240 kg per hectare. In warm and humid weather during flowering, the daily weight gain of the control hive is 3-4 kg (for the entire flowering period - 30-40 kg).

Plants bloom at the same time, and it seems that a white cloud has descended to the ground. I. Shishkin liked to draw to dream. Two sketches on which she is depicted are kept in the Russian Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery. Moreover, Tretyakovsky is called "Snack-grass", reminding that snake is edible.

A corner of an overgrown garden. Dreaming is a herb. Etude. Shishkin I. I
A corner of an overgrown garden. Dreaming is a herb. Etude. Shishkin I. I

Fight against depression

Runny is an extremely unpleasant weed that is incredibly difficult to uproot completely. The root of the dream penetrates 40 centimeters into the soil, so the plant continues to multiply even after mechanical operations. Blocking the light sources (cardboard, dark film) or sowing potatoes will help to fight the weed, since the snow does not react well to hilling.

Among the chemical sleep killers, Roundup, Tornado and Killer are worth noting. It is best to conduct a chemical war on weeds several times per season, on calm days. However, do not forget that herbicides are hazardous to the environment, including humans.

Dreaming in hobby gardens is a common, common occurrence. Even in new gardens, runny is brought in rather quickly. But this is not at all a reason to be upset, let alone panic. Keep in mind that the decorative variegated form of dreaming is just as aggressive as the common dreaming, so its use should be well thought out to limit the spread of dreaming throughout the garden.

Snipe thrives in shady areas and suppresses other herbs. But on a sunny lawn with regular mowing, the runny cannot compete with lawn grasses and quickly retreats. But on a shaded lawn it is difficult to get rid of sleepiness - the lawn grass weakens without sufficient sunlight, and sleepiness feels very good: wet shade and partial shade are its conditions. On shaded grass lawns, you may need to repeatedly apply special herbicides to control dicotyledonous plants.

Garden and annual ornamental crops (potatoes, tulips, etc.), which require repeated digging of the soil every year and the accompanying sampling of the rhizomes of the rhizomes, practically cleanse the soil of rhizomes. On the contrary, perennials and shrubs are very susceptible to overgrowing with dew, from where it is very difficult to run lime.

When using herbicides to combat flushing, an increased concentration of the working solution should be used (two or more times), and still, Roundup will have to be applied repeatedly. If there is not much snowfall, then it is convenient to moisten the snowflake leaves with a working solution using a brush. When using a sprayer, it is convenient to put a wide plastic bottle with a cut-off bottom on the spray head - this makes it possible to spray only the rosette of the dream (or dandelion), almost without affecting the neighboring plants.

According to gardeners, good results are obtained by a small injection of a roundup solution with a syringe into the stem or heart of the rosette. Also, good results are obtained by wetting with a working solution of fresh cuts of snow (as well as other weeds).

It is believed that if the dream is given the opportunity to bloom, the plant dies, that is, it behaves like an ordinary biennial. If the plant does not bloom, then it behaves like a perennial, like a hard-to-eradicate weed, multiplying by creeping rhizomes, as usually happens in amateur gardens.

Runny ordinary
Runny ordinary

How to avoid spreading dreams around the garden?

Firstly, you should not leave faded dreamy umbrellas with seeds. Secondly, you should not put these same umbrellas and rhizomes of dreaming in compost, because even the smallest root of dreaming, which has survived in the compost, is capable of germinating and forming a growth of dreaming in a new place. But what to do with them?

For disposal of dream it is best to use old barrels, where you can throw weeded dream plants with roots: next year add some earth on top and plant something - the whole snow will "burn out". You can also use black polyethylene bags for garbage - in a tied bag, the dampness turns into humus in a year.

Common runny (Aegopodium podagraria)
Common runny (Aegopodium podagraria)

The use of dream in medicine

Procurement of raw materials

The aboveground part serves as a medicinal raw material, less often the roots of dream. The grass is harvested during flowering. Dried in the open air, and then in a dryer at a temperature of 25-30 ° C. The roots of dreaming are dug out after the end of the flowering period of the plant, washed in cold water and dried in the shade or under a canopy.

The dried aerial parts are stored in a closed glass container, and the roots in a wooden container. The shelf life of raw materials is 1 year.

Active substances of dream

Essential oils, steroids, nitrogen-containing compounds, vitamin C, flavonoids, trace elements (iron, copper, manganese, titanium and boron), enzymes and phytoncides were found in the leaves, stems and flowers of dream. The roots contain proteins, carbohydrates, essential oils, nitrogen-containing compounds, polyacetylene compounds, phenol carboxylic acids and coumarins.

Common runny (Aegopodium podagraria)
Common runny (Aegopodium podagraria)

Useful properties of dreaming

Slime preparations have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic and wound healing effects. They enhance the detoxification function of the liver, also improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract - they stop inflammation and normalize salt metabolism.

The presence of polyacetylene compounds in the plant endows it with fungicidal, that is, antifungal properties.

Dream recipes

Dream leaves are used for medicinal purposes in fresh and dried form, as well as an infusion of them.

Take 2 tbsp. tablespoons of the crushed upper parts of the plant, pour them with 1 glass of hot water, boil in a sealed glass or enamel container in a water bath for 15 minutes, cool for 45 minutes, filter through 2-3 layers of gauze, squeeze and add boiled water to the original volume.

It is used throughout the day in equal portions for rheumatism, gout, kidney and bladder diseases, as well as for fungal skin diseases. Fresh leaves have an analgesic effect, they are crushed and consumed, applying to sore spots as pain relieving compresses for gout, rheumatism and various inflammatory processes.

Baths are prepared from the roots of dream, which are good for myositis and polyarthritis.

Grind 40 g of the roots of common sleepiness, pour 1 liter of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes, leave for 30 minutes, filter and pour into a bath with a water temperature of 36-37 ° C. This bath is best taken at night.

Runny ordinary
Runny ordinary

Nutritional value of dream

Young shoots of dreaming, leaves and leaf stalks are used for food, from which cabbage soup, soups, borscht are cooked, side dishes, seasonings for meat and fish dishes, and salads are made. Leaves are fermented for the winter, like cabbage, and the petioles are pickled. You can shuffle vegetables to give them a peculiar aroma.

The plant can be added to any appetizers, first and second courses. Such "seasoning" from the dream will not just "not spoil" them, but will enrich them with vitamins, microelements and other useful biologically active substances, besides giving them a charm and some flavoring piquancy.