Naps – therapeutic recommendations
The turnips have been cultivated since Antiquity. Nap is a plant native to the Mediterranean basin, but it is increasingly rare. Unfortunately this wonder plant has been replaced with other vegetables more productive and tastemore pleasant. From turnips we mainly use thickened roots and sometimes leaves. In our country these plants are grown in Brasov and Maramures. It sometimes occurs spontaneously on roadsides.
Naps contain 88% water, protides, carbohydrates, sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C. Therapeutic recommendations are multiple, both for health and beauty.
Internal. They have diuretic properties, dissolveuric acid, being very effective in supplementing treatment for gout. They are extremely beneficial in cystitis and uric lithiasis. Natural medicine recommends turnips for pectoral properties, in bronchitis, cough and angina.
Having diuretic and depurative effect, the consumption of these plants are useful in case of eczema and acne. It is also recommended in enteritis, having astringent properties. Also in addition to internal treatment, it is recommended for respiratory conditions.
Externally,these plants have maturative properties and can be used in case of boils and abscesses. Applications with turnips are recommended in frostbite and for filling the treatment of gout.
This plant is consumed as such, especially for depurative-diuretic qualities. We prepare a diuretic infusion with a teaspoon of turnip powder to 0.5 liters of water. A pectoral decoction, prepared from 100 g turnips cut into slices to 1 litre water or milk, may also be prepared. You can gargle with this decoction. Applications can also be made in external use with boiled turnips, then easy massageto leave their juice.