Japanese Sophora - healing tree
Japanese Sophora( in a different way - Japanese acacia) is a tree of legumes, with a thick sprawling crown, a dark gray cracked bark, smooth green branches and oblong paranoid leaves falling for the winter. The height of the tree can reach 25 meters. The flowers of the plant, blooming in the period from June to July, are large, up to 30-35 cm, multicolored panicles of white and yellow color, with a fragrant but heavy, odor. At the end of flowering in the place of the panicle, ligaments of fleshy, clear-shaped beans are formed, having a length of 3 to 7 cm. Beans from green, as they mature, turn into reddish. Ripened in August-September, the fruits are kept on the tree throughout the winter.
The homeland of the Japanese Sophora is Japan and China, but it is also common in Vietnam, Korea, the Caucasus and Central Asia. In medicine, both flowers and fruits of the plant are used that contain biologically active substances, especially valuable of which is considered routine( vitamin P).Its maximum content is found in buds, so buds are harvested in June-July, when some of them begin to blossom at the base of the inflorescence.
For treatment, the Japanese sophora is used both in fresh form and as a dry raw material. The fruits of Sophora, fleshy and juicy, are harvested at a time when the seeds are just beginning to darken. Raw materials are collected necessarily in dry weather and sent to dry on the same day. Dry in dryers or well-ventilated attics, after which the raw material, free from extraneous impurities, is packed in multi-layered paper or fabric bags and stored on racks in dry, ventilated rooms.
Japanese Sophora can be used both internally and externally. When used internally, Japanese Sophora tincture helps maintain a normal level of blood pressure in hypertension and a normal amount of sugar in the blood. Preparations from this plant can improve the condition of the circulatory system, clearing the cholesterol deposits of the vessels and giving them elasticity. They can effectively reduce the swelling of the large intestine. Binding in the intestine salts of heavy metals( including radioactive elements) and other toxic substances, thus contributing to their removal from the body.
Prepare at home tincture Sophora Japanese is not difficult. To do this, fresh fruit should be thoroughly washed with running water, folded into a glass jar, pre-chopped, and pour with vodka, observing a 1: 2 ratio. After 10 days of infusion, strain. As a result, the tincture acquires a red-brown color. For the preparation of tinctures from dried fruits, the proportions vary. In this case, you need to take about 5 times more vodka.
Japanese Sophora - treatment of
Japanese sophorrug is used as a tincture in the form of irrigation and lotions in the treatment of wounds, phlegmatic acne, psoriasis, trophic ulcers, burns, boils, carbuncles. In folk medicine, it is recommended for angina pectoris, diabetes mellitus, bleeding of various origins, stomach diseases, atherosclerosis, liver diseases, hemorrhoids. Sophora preparations are also used for hypo- and avitaminosis( for treatment and prevention), for rheumatism, for allergic diseases, for hemorrhages in the retina, for hemorrhagic diathesis. Tincture of buds of Sophora is used for rubbing in the roots of hair when they fall out, for rinsing the mouth in case of gum disease or toothache, for instillation into the nose in the rhinitis, for the treatment of fungal diseases of the skin.
One should be careful in taking preparations based on Japanese Sophora and in no case should it exceed the dose taken. In addition, individual intolerance to certain components of the drug is possible. It is not recommended to take sophora-based medications during pregnancy and during lactation.
Treatment with Sophora Japanese preparations can be very effective, but preliminary consultation with the attending physician is a must!