House leek is a miracle plant that has many healing qualities; it is used to cure many a common ailments. Hence it is grown extensively in kitchen gardens too so that one can resort to its use in case of any problem with health. It has many uses and can cure many ailments.
The name houseleek is derived from Latin “Sempervivum” – semper means always and vivum means living; hence it literally translates to “live forever”.
Houseleek has anti-inflammatory as well as diuretic properties. This is so because it consists of many naturally occurring compounds. E.g. it contains herbal mucus, tannin, oil, resin, formic acid, calcium malate and malic acid. Not only that, as per some latest findings based on fresh studies, it also contains carbohydrates and flavonoids.
The best part of using it as a remedy is that it is possible to use Houseleek in any form; be it juice, grease, coatings, or plain simple herbal tea.
It is a well known herb that is easy to grow and can be used to treat chapped skin, wounds, ulcers, intestinal cleansing of parasites, hemorrhoids, sore throat and even diabetes.
Here is how you can easily prepare the houseleek tea-
- 3/4th cup of hot water
- 2 to 3 small houseleek leaves in finely shredded form.
Bring the water to boil. The leaves are then placed in the pot and the hot water is pour over them.
Leave this mixture covered for 2-3 hours.
Thereafter strain the mixture and drink about a quarter cup before every meal i.e. at least 3 to 4 times daily for a few days.
This tea is brings immediate relief in cases of diarrhea, ear aches and menstrual pain.
In case of hardened earwax just a few drops of extract of houseleek leaves in the affected ears brings relief as it dissolves the wax by softening it and soothes pain. It also helps in improvement of hearing.
For diabetes – One piece of houseleek leaf eaten every morning can show a lot of improvement.
As a Natural Remedy– It is used for boosting the metabolism and is therefore useful In Detox of our body.
- 300 grams of houseleek leaves
- 500 grams of honey
Grind the houseleek leaves and squeeze (Vajda e squeeze) them in a bowl. Thereafter, add them to the honey by adding gradually in the bowl stirring it so no lumps are formed and the ingredients have mixed completely. Let it stand for a period of 5 to 7 days preferably in a warm place.
Consumption – One tablespoon of this mixture is to be taken early in the morning preferably on empty stomach. It is even more beneficial if we don’t eat anything for 2 hours thereafter too.
This remedy helps cleaning the body from toxins in a most natural manner by speeding up the rate of metabolism.
Cure of hemorrhoids using houseleek.
- Take 1 medium sized lemon
- About 300 grams of houseleek leaves that have been crushed and
- About 750 grams of meadow honey
Peel the lemon and place it in water. Add a pinch of baking soda and leave this aside for an hour or so. Thereafter, wash this lemon and cut it into slices. These slices are ground together with the houseleek leaves. The mixture is then drained it through sieve or gauze. Then honey is gradually added to it while continuously stirring with a fork.
This mixture is then stored in the refrigerator and one tablespoon of it taken morning before on empty stomach. By using this mixture for about a month we can see marked improvement in many conditions.