The largest island in Dalmatia, and also the third largest island in the Adriatic Sea is named Brac. Only the origin of the formation of names for the island of Brac is still a mystery but historians believe that the origin of the name comes from the Illyrian word "brentos" which means deer. With an area of ​​almost 400km2 is habitat for many plant species that live in this area, and locals believe that certain types have significant medicinal properties. The significant fact is that the eastern part of the island of Brac is rich with wild and medicinal plants, and we will in this paper to process those that are most accessible to people in their everyday lives.


Kadulja ili žalfija

Perennial bushy plant is one of the inhabitants of the island of Brac, which is in the world today is used as a spice, but also as a medicinal plant because of its properties. It is mostly used by people who have problems with the airways and oral cavity where sage tea is used for rinsing. It acts as a thermal regulator, regulates perspiration, cleanses the blood, helps with depression and others.


Mišanca

Very significant plants of the island of Brac in excellent is MISANCA (mixture of herbs). MISANCA is a mixture of several types of plants such as rocket salad, wild garlic, dandelion, fireplace and bljuča, and it is essential that they are wild and edible. In addition to MISANCA used in human nutrition, the villagers considered to have significant healing properties which helps with dry cough, serves to strengthen the lungs, treating swelling of the skin and ulcers, and for the alleviation of hot flashes and leg pain.


Tršlja

This evergreen plant of the genus Pistacia grows throughout Dalmatia, no specific just for the island of Brac. It is used to treat a variety of diseases, among others, diarrhea and arthritis. In history it is this plant was used for embalming, and today can be found as an ingredient in a variety of essential oils and preparations for creams.


Kopriva

The plant that we all know as something negative because we are all at least once burned on her, have medicinal properties. Today, the most prevalent in the form of tea that after picking should be thoroughly dried in order to start his consumption. Nettle tea is recommended for cleaning the body and problems with the urinary tract.


Žuta kiselica

The plant with unattractive appearance carries the Latin name Rumex crispus. Rising inconspicuous places such as roads, among unharvested meadows and grass or on a remote site. Although it does not look attractive it actually possesses many medicinal properties. This herb is rich with iron (Fe) and is the most recommended for people who have iron deficiency and problems with anemia. It is also recommended for pregnant women because of the child's development of the neural tube in the first three months of life is extremely important iron intake, and helps with his release from the liver.


Gorčica

Similar to the yellow sorrel, this plant has properties that help with anemia, iron deficiency and blood system. It is interesting that when we consume this herb it activates the digestive system and promotes the absorption of iron from food. We can also find it in stores as part of the diet.

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