How to use burdock root in folk medicine
Burdock is a weed plant, widespread in temperate latitudes. From time immemorial, leaves, seeds and burdock root have been used in folk medicine for the treatment of various ailments.
The roots of burdock containing tannins, tar, essential oil, flavonoids, glycosides, alkaloids, fatty acids, insulin, protein, vitamins A, B, C, P, E, iron, chromium, potassium, phosphorus,magnesium, calcium, copper, sulfur, selenium, manganese, cobalt.
It is very important to properly prepare the root of burdock. They do this in late autumn and dig out only the plants of the first year of life, which have not yet blossomed. For medicinal purposes, the fleshy and succulent roots of burdock of the first year are used, the two-year root of burdock in folk medicine is already unsuitable. After digging, the roots can not be washed, shaken off the ground, cut off from the leaves and allowed to dry. The next day using a brush to remove the remains of the earth from the roots, cut them into pieces of 10 cm, thick roots cut along the strips. Depending on the weather, dry outdoors or in a dryer with a temperature of about 50 ° C.If the roots are dried correctly, they will break, not bend. Outside, their color is brownish, and inside is light gray. Dried roots of burdock can be used for three years.
The range of diseases in which the burdock root helps is incredibly wide. People say that this root is a cure for all diseases. Apply burdock root in folk medicine in the form of broths, tinctures, extracts, butter, juice, powder, ointment. It is used, both externally and inward.
Tinctures are prepared on water, alcohol, oil. There is a hot and cold way of cooking. Cold method - pour shredded raw materials with water at room temperature and insist in a closed container. Hot way - root pour hot liquid and insist for a while in the thermos. Tinctures are drunk or applied externally.
Alcohol tinctures make on vodka or alcohol, keep in a dark enough warm( not below 20 ° C) place. The longer the drug is infused, the more effective it will be. Such tinctures are used, both inward and for rubbing, lotions, compresses.
Broths from burdock root are prepared on water or on vegetable oil. The raw material is poured with water and boiled for several minutes, then it is cooled, filtered, used externally or inward.
Broth, infusions and juice of burdock root helps with gastritis, hepatitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer diseases, colitis, constipation. Juice heals ulcers, protects the mucous from irritating factors, normalizes the secretion of the stomach. With diseases of the liver and gall bladder, they make and drink burdock tea. To do this, the root( two teaspoons with a slide) is poured in half a liter of cold water, it is insisted for five hours, then put on fire, boiled for one minute. Filter and drink a glass three times a day.
Used to root burdock root for uterine myoma and uterine bleeding. To reduce the size of fibroids, grind the ground root( 1 teaspoon) with boiling water( 0.5 liters) and insist in the thermos 10 hours. Drink four times a day for half a cup for four weeks. After two weeks, repeat the treatment.
Burdock root, as an antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent, is used for infectious diseases accompanied by fever. With a cold take juice from the root of burdock with honey.
The burdock root is 40 percent insulin. Infusion is taken orally for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. A tablespoon of crushed root is poured a glass of boiled water, half an hour, heated in a water bath, stirring. Cool, filter, add to a glass of boiled water. They drink half a glass warm three times a day.
Use burdock root in folk medicine, as a diuretic for urolithiasis and edema.
Lotions from the broth of burdock are treated with rheumatism, recurrent arthritis, polyarthritis.
Thanks to alkaloids, the burdock root has antitumor effect and is used in the treatment of oncological diseases.
For the treatment of rheumatism and some skin diseases( eczema), use a decoction of burdock root. For ingestion, take a glass of water and a dessert spoonful of root, bring to a boil, insist 20 minutes, cool, take before meals 4 times a day for a tablespoon. For outdoor use, prepare a decoction based on 5 tablespoons of root per bucket of water. The broth is cooled to a warm state, the sheet is lowered into it, slightly squeezed out and tightly wraps the patient so that the sheet is laid between the legs. At the top of the patient wrapped in a dry sheet and a wool blanket, leave for two hours. Such treatment should be applied at night once a day.
The burdock root is used, the tincture of which is applied externally and inward, for the treatment of eczema, dermatitis, neurodermatitis, skin itching. With furunculosis, the decoction is taken orally, as a detergent that purifies the blood. To do this, put a tablespoon of ground raw material into a half-liter of water, boil for 10 minutes, insist for an hour, filter and drink a quarter cup four times a day.
If the root of the mug to insist on vegetable oil, it turns out the most burdock oil, which is known to everyone as a reliable remedy for dandruff and for strengthening the roots of hair. Burdock oil heals well purulent wounds and burns.
Burdock root is used for alcohol intoxications, hangover, bites of poisonous insects and snakes.
Decoctions and tinctures of burdock root are used as a fortifying and metabolizing agent.