Motherwort tincture: instructions for use
Everyone has known for a long time such a medicinal plant as a motherwort. Healing properties make it popular in the masses and in medicine. It is widely used in cosmetology for the manufacture of creams and ointments. In general, the plant is used for both therapeutic and preventive purposes. Forms of use: infusion of Leonurus, decoctions, extracts, tinctures, tablets.
The plant has calming properties, has a harmful effect on bacteria and a beneficial effect on the nervous and cardiac systems. It is successfully used for diseases of the digestive system. Decoctions of the motherwort is used as a diuretic, as well as for the treatment of liver and kidney diseases. Therefore, the circle of people using this drug is quite wide.
The most popular tincture, which can both be purchased at the pharmacy, and cook yourself. When self-made, it is worth considering that it is made on the basis of alcohol in contrast to the infusion, in which the grass is poured with boiling water( 15 grams of grass for 20 milliliters of boiling water, insists about 15-20 minutes).To make the tincture, you need 1 tablespoon of grass, previously shredded, pour 20 milliliters of 70% alcohol, insist in a dark place for at least 10 days.
Acquisition of this form of motherwort in a pharmacy still remains for many in the most convenient way, since it does not take effort to prepare and save time.
In the preparation "Shepherd's tincture" the instruction for use indicates that it is used in cases of increased excitability, cardiovascular system disorders, treatment of neuroses, neuralgia, insomnia, hypertension, and in some cases, epilepsy. For preventive purposes, they are used to prevent gastrointestinal diseases.
Do you need a doctor for a motherwort? The instruction provides information on both properties, methods of use, and contraindications for use.
How to take a motherwort tincture? There are two ways: for indoor and outdoor use. Outer - for wound healing. Internal use of tincture presupposes its intake of 30-50 drops several times a day( about three to four) before eating. The duration of application will vary depending on the severity and form of the disease. Sometimes it is necessary to take up to a stable result of the medicinal effect of the drug. If children under the age of 12 are prescribed a motherwort tincture, the instruction recommends taking in the following dosage: at the rate of 1 drop for 1 year of life.
Like the administration of many medicines, the use of Leonurus also has contraindications. It is not recommended to use it
- for hypotension, gastritis and stomach ulcer,
- for people with marked sensitivity to the components of the drug,
- in pregnancy,
- during the breastfeeding period. Here, it is superfluous to note that in some cases, pregnant women still prescribe a motherwort to improve their psycho-emotional state. However, it is recommended to take it only occasionally.
Is a motherwort prescribed? The instruction notes that when taking medication in some cases, intestinal disorders and allergic reactions may occur. In such cases it is necessary to consult a doctor about the advisability of further taking the drug. True, this happens rarely, and you should not worry about this in advance. Benefits motherwort will bring much more than trouble. Improved after taking the drug, the psychoemotional state will allow you to treat everything quietly and notice the beauty and all the charms of our life.