The Latin name for this herb is “always lively” which means it is indestructible no matter the environment. Wherever this plant grows, it transmits this indestructible energy to the house and the household.
Greeks and Romans raised this plant next to other herbs just to protect them from insects and pests, and Charlemagne asked his peasants to plant this herb between every 72 other plants.
This plant lasts for a few years and it is 4 – 8 inches high. It has fat, juicy leaves which are arranged similar to the rose petals. It asks for only minimal care, like the cactus. If it is outdoors, in the garden or backyard, no need to water it. It flourishes from July ‘till October, and in this period the leaves can get collected for the purpose of making teas and other healing products.
Freshly squeezed housekeeper juice: This juice can be a remedy for burns, insect bites, warms, sun spots, herpes etc. This juice also helps with gums inflammation, ear inflammation and throat.
House keeper tea
The tea is successful with urine detoxication, helps with menstrual cramps and dysentery.
- Two chopped leaves of house keeper plant
- One cup hot water
Cover the leaves with hot water, leave it out for two hours, filter it and drink a quarter of a cup, four times a day before a meal.
Honey and house keeper as a natural remedy
You will need:
- 17oz of homemade honey and 10oz house keeper leaves
You grind the house keeper and mix it with honey. Leave it out for a few days.
Consume one spoon of it, on an empty stomach and don’t consume anything for two hours afterwards. Because of the decrease of physical activity in winter, increased pilling up of hazardous material in your body can occur. This mixture of house keeper and honey accelerates the metabolism cleansing the body from toxins. It is also used for heart conditions in accordance to Russian doctors’ recommendation. It has been proved to successfully treat womb myoma and ovaries cists.
House keeper crème
What you will need:
- A handful of chopped house keeper leaves
- And about 7oz of fat
Wash the fat with water nine times. Mix the ingredients in a pot. Melt the fat on a mild temperature, no cooking, and when it is completely melted remove from heat and let it cool for 12 hours. After that, heat it one more time, so that it becomes liquid, percolate it and store it in a jar. Keep the crème refrigerated.
This crème is a remedy for:
Wounds, purulent wounds that haven’t been healing well, swellings, and against sun spots, insect bites and fistula.