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Pilosella, what is it for and what are its properties

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Pilosella is known for its diuretic and antibiotic properties, which make it perfect for treating infections of various kinds. Let’s find out how it is used.

The pilosella is a perennial plant, belonging to the Asteraceae family, and is typical of arid, mountainous and sunny areas. It is a plant that is characterized by a white-red color on the stem, while the flower is yellowish. Pilosella is widely known for its diuretic and antibiotic properties, which have made it one of the main phytotherapy solutions to treat cellulite, blemishes and eating disorders, also due to the use of drugs. So let’s discover the secrets of this plant and how it can benefit our body.

The properties of the pilosella

The pilosella certainly has many properties, but among the main ones we can find its diuretic and draining power. Thanks to these characteristics it helps eliminate toxins and is used to treat:

– swelling in the ankles
-water retention
-edema (specifically those in the lower limbs)

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But it also has the ability to help expel bile and facilitate liver function, helping it to eliminate waste. It also relieves symptoms and pains associated with rheumatism, helps regulate blood pressure and counteracts hypertension, purifying the blood of too many animal proteins.

Pilosella: what is it for

The active ingredients and nutrients contained in the pilosella are so many, starting from the umbelliferone which gives it its antibiotic properties. Furthermore, hydroxycoumarin makes it an excellent natural remedy to counteract the bacteria responsible for urogenital infections such as cystitis , urethritis or Maltese fever.

We must not forget the action of flavonoids and triterpenes, responsible for the protection processes of the bladder and of all the urinary tracts. Finally, the high content of iron, and its derivatives, give the pilosella healing and anti-haemorrhagic properties.

Method of use and contraindications of the pilosella

In general we can say that the best way to take pilosella is in the form of an infusion or herbal tea. To prepare it, simply pour the mixture into boiling water and let it rest for a few minutes with the heat off. The recommended doses are a level spoonful of the plant for a cup of water and, very importantly, it is better to drink the infusion between meals.

Alternatively, pilosella can also be taken in tablets , of 500 or 750 mg, maximum two a day, always between meals. That said, however, there are no serious contraindications, if not the possible interaction with diuretic drugs and their enhancement.

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