Grass of spurge: medicinal properties, applications and recipes
Euphorbia is an annual herbaceous plant that forms friable thickets and belongs to the family of Molochaia. The second name is euphorbia. It is used for the therapy of many diseases, including skin diseases. In folk recipes apply juice, root and stem. What are the healing properties of grass spurge?
Types of milkweed
Grass Euphorbia has 2,000 varieties. In the CIS countries there are about 170 titles. The plant is widespread in such countries as Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine. There is grass in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Euphorbia grows in the form of shrubs, perennial and annual grass, small trees. Unites all its varieties presence in it of caustic juice.
What does the grass look like? The general view of plants is very diverse. The stems of some are ordinary, without thorns, others - prickly, the third - fleshy and faceted. It has lobed leaves of yellow color. The plant emits its color in May, by July it is growing and completely drowns the nearby vegetation. The shape of the flower of the milkweed resembles a glass.
Preparation and storage of
To properly harvest flowers, you need to make sure that the harvested plant is spurge. After all, in the case of collecting the wrong grass, this will not have the desired effect, otherwise poisoning or other negative consequences may occur.
When harvesting grass, spurge should not be allowed to collect other medicinal plants in the collection. Collect better in the area where a large number of it grows.
The folk recipes use root, stems and juice. All these parts should be prepared separately. The juice is obtained from a fresh plant. Then it is evaporated in a water bath and placed in glass containers. Store blanks only in a cold place.
Young milk roots are harvested in early spring. This is done before the appearance of the first leaflets. You can harvest them in late autumn, when the plant begins to wither. The dug roots are cleaned of dirt, washed, treated with boiling water and dried at a temperature of 40 degrees.
The stems and the grass of the milkweed are harvested before it blooms. After harvesting the juice is squeezed out, and the plant is decomposed for drying.
The color of euphorbia is harvested in rare cases, and then laid out in places where sunlight does not reach. Ready raw materials are placed in glass jars for storage.
The plant in the dried form can be stored no more than 1 year. After this period, its medicinal properties are lost.
Application of milkweed
In the family of milkweed, there is such a house plant as croton. It produces croton oil, which in the 19th century was quite popular. It was often used in perfumery.
Another kind of little thing - manioc. It gives roots that can be eaten. You can eat them only in a boiled form, because they are poisonous in the raw.
Many types of milkweed are dangerous to health, so they were used by indigenous inhabitants of Africa and the Caribbean Islands as a weapon. When his juice hit the eyes, people could completely go blind in a few minutes.
A kleshchevina ordinary is a plant from a family molochaevyh from which castor oil is made. It is popular and can be used for hair growth.
Among many species of plants there is a grass-weed spurge, which brings huge harm to truck farmers. Its negative properties will be discussed later in the article.
Composition of Juice Juice
White milk juice has a burning taste, but it does not completely smell. It stands out from the incision of the plant and quickly hardens in the air.
The composition of the juice of the milkweed contains: saponins, alkaloids, gum, tannins and other components.
Euphorbia is a natural aphrodisiac that enhances the body's defenses. The juice of the plant has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities.
Useful qualities of
What are the healing properties of herb spurge? Preparations based on plants are actively used for wound healing on the skin. They are used in the form of trays or tinctures for the treatment of fungus and gout. Well the juice of the milkweed copes with the warts that are smeared with it. A more common method is treatment with decoction of a plant.
In folk medicine, spurge was used as a remedy possessing laxatives, anthelmintic and diuretic properties. Currently, the spectrum of its use has increased significantly.
Euphorbia slows the growth of neoplasms, purifies the blood and prevents the growth of metastases. Lactones contained in the grass have anti-tumor properties. Due to medicinal qualities, spurge is used to treat various neoplasms. Often it is used in sarcoma. The plant is effective in the period of regenerative chemotherapy.
Inside you can use spurge to fight worms. Effective decoction of the plant in anthrax, rabies and paralysis.
Women can use it to treat mastopathy, uterine fibroids and infertility.
Euphorbia is often used to treat anemia. It is used for the serious development of tuberculosis, as well as for the complex therapy of bronchitis, bronchial asthma and pneumonia.
Having bactericidal properties, spurge can remove inflammation with cystitis. With diarrhea, the broth removes symptoms due to the presence of tannins in the plant.
The root of the herb is used to treat headaches and therapy problems of the male sexual sphere. Extract of the root of the milkweed is considered a powerful emetic. Therefore, it can be used with bites of rabid animals and acute intestinal diseases.
Currently, the properties of milkweed are used in official medicine. Its infusions in low concentration are used in the treatment of kidney diseases, hemorrhoids, eczema and skin fungus. The grass removes inflammation and reduces pain.
People who are overweight can take decoction. The plant helps to increase the protective functions of the body. Use it best in the autumn-winter period for the prevention of colds.
Because of the poison contained in the plant, when used externally, use caution.
Folk recipes from the milkweed
The healing properties of the milkweed have found their application in the treatment of the following diseases:
- Tincture for the treatment of fungus, eczema and lichen.1 teaspoon of grass is poured 500 ml of boiling water. Insists half an hour and filtered. The product should be used as a bath. To treat lichen, use the juice of a fresh plant, which is lubricated with a sore spot. Soak for 20 minutes and wash thoroughly with water.
- Diseases of the digestive tract.5 grams of root pour half a liter of water. Liquid boil for 10 minutes. Take the drug 3 times a day for a tablespoon a quarter of an hour before a meal.
- Rid of freckles or pigmentation spots. Juice the plants to lubricate the face, after 10-15 minutes thoroughly wash it.
- Treatment of calluses. This recipe is known since antiquity. Grass the grass with herbs and put on socks. The procedure is carried out at night, for 6-7 days. In the morning, rinse the juice and apply pumice.
- Depilation. To facilitate the process, a teaspoon of the juice of the plant is added to 100 grams of boiled water. Wipe the place where depilation is planned. The procedure will be faster, and the hairs will grow slower.
Applying grass spurge in the treatment of diseases, you can quickly reduce their symptoms.
What does the grass look like? Gardeners are beginning to fight this weed from early spring. The grass is a plant with stabbing leaves, a hard stalk and white milk produced by it. Its root system extends deep into the soil, and its depth can reach 1 m.
Experienced gardeners remove the weed grass with spur only using a shovel. Permanent deep weeding, soil digging in the spring and autumn, the use of herbicides are the main methods of combating it.
Huge damage is caused to grain crops, which because of the milkweed can not develop normally. It also interferes with the plants that are grown in the garden. Possessing a developed root system, the smallest sucks out all useful substances from the soil. This causes the death of other plants.
Despite the harmful qualities, the plant is a good indicator of the soil.
Ways to combat milking
Euphorbia grass is a weed, so there are several methods to deal with it. Use traditional methods or modern drugs. Sometimes both methods are used.
The best way to fight the weed is to start early in the spring, when only leaves appear on the plant. It is necessary to tear the grass from the root, leaving no part of it in the ground. If this is not done, the spurge will germinate in the soil again.
When fighting the plant, it is pulled out completely together with the root.
The second method used to control the grass of the spurge of the field is the use of herbicides. Combining these two methods together, you can completely get rid of the weed in the garden.
Properties of the dripworm
Euphorbia contains a juice in the stem that is very toxic to animals. For human treatment, it has many useful properties. It is effective to use in the treatment of childhood skin diseases.
Common spurge grass has a laxative and anthelmintic. For internal use, a decoction is prepared from the plant.2 tablespoons of the plant pour a liter of hot water. Boil 10 minutes and insist throughout the day. Drink on an empty stomach 200 ml every morning.
Sometimes the plant is used to treat hemorrhoids and intestinal colitis. You can drink infusion to improve metabolism.
Contraindications to the use of milkweed
When using milkweed, it must not be forgotten that the plant is poisonous. All means from it must be prepared with exact observance of dosages and rules of reception.
Treatment with milking should be done under the supervision of an experienced specialist. After all, he can suggest a correct and safe reception scheme. With prolonged use of the plant, there may be side effects. The finished product should not fall into the eyes or face, if this happens, then the medicine must be washed off with water.
- individual intolerance;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- allergic reactions on the skin.
All means of milk are contraindicated in children. With prolonged contact, a burn may appear on the skin, so the affected area should be rinsed with water and a cold compress applied. Be sure to give your child an antihistamine.
Euphorbia is an amazing plant that has many varieties and has healing properties. Due to the fact that the plant is poisonous, it must be used with caution.