The scientific name is Chenopodium ambrosiodes. It is an herb that does not grow very big. The higher the leaves grow on the plant, the smaller they become. There are aromatic glands under the leaves. It therefore has a strong odor. The plant gets kolfjes(??) at the top. These are the flowers that have a light green color. Where the sagrado grows are many black seeds that the plant drops. If a child has many worms and walks along the sagrado, his whole body starts to itch. Red spots and bumps appear on the skin. We think it is the smell that the child inhales, that works on the worms. The elderly do not let the person who has worms prepare the tea themselves
The use of herbs and their medicinal effect goes back to the very beginning of our history.
The earliest civilizations already used plants instinctively for both nutrition and healing. Also, the ancient Egyptians practiced herbal medicine - at a particularly high level. The Jewish people know clergymen who heal people with herbs. Around 460 BC, the father of medicine, Hypocrates, works in Greece. The Romans use herbs and flowers in various ways. In China, herbal systems have traditionally been developed for therapies. Native American Shamans and indigenous African cultures use herbs for healing and rituals.
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