Thistle - medicinal properties and applications in medicine
Health / / May 02, 2016
Thistle - a general description of
Thistle (thistle spiny, thistle, chertogon, thistle, burdock thorny) - a perennial plant that has erect stems, often reaching 2 meters in height, spiny leaves and collected in baskets,flowers purple hue.Blossoming thistle with the period from June to August.
Thistle - the types and places of growth
Species thistle more than a hundred, to understand the nuances is difficult because of their great similarity, it is not surprising that more and more different types of thistle called in one word - "Thistle".
Despite the fact that the plant is a symbol of Switzerland (due to the wide spread of thistle in the country), a thistle can often be found in the southern regions of Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States, Belarus and Tatarstan.Thistle likes to "settle" near the roads, fences of private households, as well as vacant lots, and in the steppes.
Thistle - medicinal properties
Thistle quite widely used, both in formal and in folk medicine, use it to get rid of coughs, colds, asthma symptoms, cystitis and hemorrhoids, decoction of the plant is used as a diuretic.Folk healers have long found that thistle increases the heart rate, increases muscle tone and blood pressure.
used drugs based on thistle not only inside, but also as an external means, for example, it is made lotions and compresses for skin diseases (purulent wounds and ulcers).Thistle is used to accelerate the rehabilitation of patients who have undergone surgery to remove a malignant tumor.
Thistle - medicinal form
For the preparation of a medicament used flower baskets, leaves and young shoots of plants, in the course is the whole aboveground part of thistle, with the proviso that no too coarse stems.It is much less likely to use the roots of plants.
Collect basis for infusions and decoctions should be at the beginning of the flowering period (first half of June).Of the above-ground parts of the plant can be extracted juice (by pressing) or dry chopped herbs (carefully dry thistle outdoor previously spread out a thin layer of paper).Usually the workpiece stored in glass jars, bags made of natural fabrics or paper bags.
Thistle - recipes
Broth thistle with nervousness and insomnia
1 tablespoon of dry powdered flowers thistle necessary to pour 1 cup water, boil for 3-4 minutes, allow to cool broth.Drink drug 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day.
Broth thistle bronchitis
1 tablespoon of crushed roots of thistle pour 1 cup water, boil for 10 minutes, then strain and take 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day.
thistle tincture of hemorrhoids, cystitis, edema and colds
1 tablespoon of dried leaves thistle pour 1 cup of hot water, close the lid, let stand for an hour, strain and drink 1/2 cup 2-3 times a day.
Broth thistle skin diseases
1 tablespoon thistle flowers pour 1 cup water, boil for 1-1.5 minutes after the broth has cooled, it should be cool, take 1/2 cup in the morning on an empty stomach andtwice a day before meals.
thistle tincture in tumors and inflammation of the bladder
1 table spoon of leaves and flowers of thistle to make a glass of hot water, drink 1 glass 3-4 times a day.
Broth thistle colds, laryngitis and asthma
150 grams baskets thistle pour 1.5 cups of water, add 1/2 cup sugar, boil half the volume, filter, store in a cool place, take 1/3 cup of 2-3 times a day.
Broth thistle with chronic fatigue
dozen flower baskets mixed with 1 liter of boiling water, 2-flowered marigold.Cook medicament for half an hour, cool, drain, add 100 grams of honey.
Thistle - contra
Medicines based thistle use is contraindicated in hypertensive patients.Overdose can lead to inhibition of the nervous system.