Sand Spurry Plant

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The fact that sand spurry grows in sandy soils and also is successfully able to treat sand that forms in the human urinary tract seems quite curious. Those supporting the theory of signs took this plant as one more argument demonstrating their view.

sand spurry flower

Sand Spurry Scientific Facts

  1. Other names – Arenaria rubra L.
  2. French – Spergulaire rouge.
  3. Spanish – Arenaria roja.
  4. Environment – Silicon or sandy soils all over Europe.
  5. Description – Creeping plant of the Cariofilaceae family, with very fine leaves and purple or pink flowers.
  6. Parts of the plant used medicinally – The entire plant.

Healing Properties

The plant is rich in mineral salts, especially potassium salts, like flavonoids and coumarins. It has diuretic and sedative properties on the urinary system and is recommended for urinary lithiasis, especially for renal colic, to ease pain and promote the expulsion of calculi.

It is also helpful in treating cystitis (urinary bladder inflammation). Sand spurry is often used in combination with bearberry.

How to use Sand Spurry

  • Decoction with 50 g of plant per liter of water. Boil for one minute and steep in infusion for ten minutes more. Drink from three to five cups daily.


George D. Pamplona-Roger, M.D. “Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants.” George D. Pamplona-Roger, M.D. Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. Ed. Francesc X. Gelabert. vols. 2 San Fernando de Henares: Editorial Safeliz, 2000. 596. Print.

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