Recipes of traditional medicine: crap - useful properties and contraindications
About the healing properties of one of the perennial plants of the Rose family, people have known since ancient times, using it when preparing a different potion. This medicinal herb is called crap. Useful properties and contra-indications are well known both in Europe and in Asia.
This plant has many different names in the people: burdock, spell-grass, strawberry, lepilnik and sorokoveduzhnik. On its straight stems there are long, large leaves, and in June the creeper begins to delight the eye with bright yellow inflorescences. And the flowering period lasts almost all summer.
During exuberant flowering exudes a wonderful aroma, but in a dry form it does not smell. It grows in bushes, thickets, along roads, fringes, on hills and under fences of estates. Collect cakes during flowering, throwing out the dried and yellowed lower leaves. Dry in the shade. Some herbalists collect the seeds of a turnip in autumn. Store this grass in bundles( wrapped in paper from dust) or in boxes lined with paper, seeds are stored in bags. The period during which it is possible to store cakes is not more than 3 years.
Chemical composition of the plant
In the ground part of the cake, many tannins, essential oil, resin, bitter substances, coumarin were detected. In seeds, more than 35% of fatty oil was found. In addition, the plant is rich in vitamin PP, group B, mineral salts, in which there is a lot of sulfur, iron and silica acid. Contain in the cake and organic acids: lemon, apple, ascorbic. They are in fresh leaves - up to 40%.
Information about crayfish, useful properties and contraindications of this plant can be found in every popular collection of herbs.
Properties of the scallop and its use
Crayfish in official medicine is practically not used. But in the people this plant is valued, first of all, as a way to improve the functioning of the liver. People emphasize its positive effect with a lack of gastric juice. In these cases, drink three times a day for 1 glass of infusion-broth: for 1 cup of boiling water - 1 tbsp.l.cut grass.
Such an infusion rinse the throat and gums, wash the wounds. Also used as an expectorant for dry cough-bronchitis: drink in that case in small sips.
With poor digestion( especially with weakened bowel activity), with stagnant phenomena in the liver and gall bladder, in the case of the presence of stones in the latter, with pancreatitis drink a less strong broth of a turnip. In this case, take it half a cup three times a day, after eating.
It is important that the cask reduces the inflammatory processes in the joints with rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis. And with various bleeding, its action, respectively, hemostatic. Many herbalists know: displays ripe useful properties, and contraindications are practically absent in neurocirculatory dystonia, which is accompanied by headache and crises. Infusion of herbs in this case acts spasmolytic. The daily dose with similar problems - 2-3 tbsp.l.herbs on a half-liter thermos.
Despite such a wide range of useful properties, has a crap contraindications. Preparations based on it should be taken with caution.
How, knowing all about the cask, useful properties and contra-indications of this plant, to avoid its negative impact? Particularly attentive to its use should be treated with patients who are hypersensitive to drugs. Preparations prepared on its basis are contraindicated in chronic constipation and obstruction of the biliary tract, with thrombosis. A pregnant and nursing mothers should take decoctions of this plant, only after consulting with an expert.