The unique plant astragalus in its composition: medicinal properties
All over the world, herbal medicine is very popular. Each healer-healer tries to find a new natural remedy that has miraculous properties. It is to such grasses that you can include astragalus. His healing properties deserve respect. Let's take a closer look at the usefulness of this plant.
It occurs in many corners of our planet: in Siberia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova. It grows in the forest-steppe mounds, it reaches a height of up to 40 cm. Any dacha lover can grow it in his own area, using seeds. This perennial plant differs surprising aroma and dense silky-furry leaves. In folk medicine, the aerial and root parts of astragalus are used. Prepare the raw material in early summer, then it is dried and stored in glass jars or linen bags.
For a long time in this form can be stored astragalus. The healing properties of the plant have an antihypertensive, diuretic and calming effect on the body. Infusions and decoctions of it stimulate the functional work of the cardiovascular system. It helps a natural remedy to cope with kidney diseases, hypertension, angina pectoris, migraines and dizziness.
An excellent antispasmodic effect is possessed by an intermittent astragalus. The healing properties are unique and widely used even by practicing physicians. He is rightly called the strongest immunomodulator and stimulator of blood formation. In addition, the herb regulates carbohydrate metabolism and tones the body. Healing properties of the plant have been studied for more than a decade.
And during repeated laboratory studies, it was found that the leaves contain the most important trace elements for a person, such as phosphorus, aluminum, iron, sodium, calcium, magnesium. In small quantities - barium, strontium, manganese, vanadium, silicon, molybdenum, and also there are alkaloids, carotene, ascorbic acid, flavonoids and starch.
Useful for weakness, fatigue and infertility astragalus. The healing properties increase the capacity for work, strengthen the walls of the vessels, help cope with the cough, facilitate spitting and reduce the temperature. Herbal preparations are manufactured in Korean, Japanese and Chinese pharmaceuticals.
In the course are not only the leaves, but also the roots, which are rich in saponins, steroids, lignans, coumarins with nitrogen-containing compounds and carbohydrates. Traditional medicine marks its ability to strengthen the work of the sex glands and increase libido both in women and men. In addition, the rejuvenating effect has a grass astragalus.
There are contraindications to the plant. It can not be used by young children under the age of two, and with extreme caution should also be used in patients with severe hypertension. And now let's go directly to the astragalus recipes:
- The infusion, which is prepared from two tablespoons of dry raw materials and half a liter of boiling water, will help to eliminate the arrhythmia - the liquid must be boiled for 20 minutes and drunk in filtered form by 50 ml before meals( three times a day).
- You can get rid of neurotic conditions and depression with the aid of a decoction. Brew a glass of boiling water with a spoonful of grass and leave to soak in the thermos all night. The next day, extract the infusion and drink several times throughout the day. Such a decoction can be used to rinse the throat in any inflammatory diseases.
- To stimulate the functional activity of the heart muscle, prepare the infusion from the collection of medicinal herbs. Take 2 parts of the motherwort, icteric, astragalus and 3 parts of the red hawthorn. All plants need to be poured hot water( 500 ml) and insist half an hour. After that, filter the liquid and take half a cup before meals - 3 times a day.
Oriental healers recommend taking astragalus grass in case of loss of strength, constipation and lack of appetite. Medical properties are widely used in cosmetology. It is used to prepare medicinal ointments for external use that treat furunculosis, purulent abscesses, etc.