Kanna account (canna)
The canna of the genus Canna includes about 50 species and hundreds of varieties.
It comes from the tropical areas of South America, Asia and Africa.
In Poland, cannas in winter need to be moved to the basement, because they are sensitive to frost.
Depending on the species and variety, they grow from 40 cm to 180 cm in height.
A major utility species in South America is Canna edulis Ker Gaw, mistakenly considered a synonym for the Indian count. The leaves of this species are used as feed,
and the rhizome as starch and medicinal raw material.
The rhizome contains between 20% and 30% starch, simple sugars and proteins. The rhizome decoction is used in the traditional medicine of South and Central America as a diuretic, nutritive and soothing of gastrointestinal irritation.
Poultices of crushed and annealed rhizomes have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, accelerate the healing of wounds and pimples.
Canna indica L. is found in South America, Central America, Afryse, South, and Southeast Asia.
It is a medicinal plant. In the folk medicine of Mexico and Thailand, the herb and rhizome of Indian cannabis are used in the treatment of female diseases and cancers.
Garden flowers or Indian canna are a valuable medicinal raw material.
They contain quercithin, lycopene, and anthocyanin. They can be used as a natural food coloring.
They are a source of anti-radical substances. They have diuretic, diaphoretic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-exudative properties.
Healthy, colored flowers, without damage or stains, are collected and dried in the sun in a ventilated place.
The alcoholic extracts are recommended for diseases of the coronary arteries, disorders of the cerebral circulation, phlebitis, atherosclerosis, degenerative diseases of the retina and disorders of the ocular circulation.
They widen blood vessels, reduce high blood pressure, have anticoagulant properties, prevent connective tissue degeneration, and also inhibit histamine release.
Preparations from cannabis flowers, indications and doses on Aga Radzi's blog.