Motherwort - therapeutic properties and medical applications
Health / / May 02, 2016
Motherwort - a general description of
Motherwort - is the name of a genus of biennial or perennial plants yasnotkovyh family.The plant may be low up to 30 cm, but sometimes reaches and two meters.For all plants of this kind it is characterized by a straight four-sided shaft, rarely branched.Leaves of plants are cuttings.At the base of the plants are located very large leaves that reach 15 cm in length.As you approach the top, the leaves are smaller and less carved.
Flowering motherwort small purple flowers, gathered in spicate inflorescences broken.Flowering continues throughout the summer.The fruits of the plant - 4 nuts, ranging in size from 2 to 3 mm, enclosed in barbed cup.The sharp teeth of the cup dig into the animal hair and clothing of people.Thus, there is a spread of motherwort into new territories.
Motherwort is used as a medicinal plant (hairy and heart), but in addition it is used and the cooking.From it, for example, preparing soup.Motherwort is a honey plant.Motherwort Honey has alight golden color, pleasant aroma and special taste.
Motherwort - species and habitats of
Two species are considered to be medicinal Leonurus: motherwort wooly (five-blade) and Leonurus cardiaca.Homeland plants considered Central Asia, although in Eastern Europe, too, there is every reason to apply for this role.After motherwort found almost everywhere except deserts and permafrost.In the European part of motherwort can be found growing near the fences and hedges, forest edges or along country roads, on vacant lots and in the meadows.
Motherwort - medicinal properties
Motherwort uses and official medicine.Its medicinal properties are widely recognized.It has sedative properties.Similarly, the influence has valerian.Motherwort used to treat cardiovascular diseases.Unlike many drugs official medicine, does not provoke side effects.With pustyrnika treat epilepsy, thrombosis, Basedow's disease, gastrointestinal disorders and gastric diseases.It is used in the early stages of hypertension.
Motherwort - dosage forms
grass Leonurus two treatment types (hairy and heart) were collected during the flowering plants.Take only need the upper part of the plant.Use it in dried form.Drying plant is better in bundles, hanging them under the eaves.For good drying should avoid direct sunlight and humidity.Thanks
available in its essential oils, alkaloids, tannins and other medicinal substances, motherwort herb is healing and is used as an infusion, tincture, extract.
Motherwort - recipes
When nervous excitability, in the early stages of hypertension, cardiovascular neurosis used infusion of herbs motherwort.Prepare the infusion at the rate of 15 g herb in 1 cup of water.Take a tablespoon up to four times a day before meals.
Motherwort Bulgarian herbalists used as an additional means to help remove the convulsive state in patients with epilepsy.Recipe of infusion: 2 tablespoons of flowering aerial parts of the plant must be filled with 200 ml of boiled cold water.Infuse 8 hours.The resulting dose should be consumed within one day.Another option of infusion: 2 tablespoons of the crushed material is kept for 2 hours, the Gulf of half a liter of boiling water.The resulting drink is taking a glass of 4 times a day before meals.
motherwort may help in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis with normal or increased pancreatic secretion.Use 2 tablespoons of the mixture, which in equal doses include Motherwort (herb), St. John's wort (herb) and peppermint leaves.This mixture is to pour half a liter of boiling water and infuse for half an hour.Warm, strained infusion should drink 70 ml three times a day.Half an hour after taking the need to eat.admission Course - 2 weeks.
If motherwort heart defects take as a tincture.One tablespoon of raw material should pour 200 ml of boiling water.Ostuzhennym taken in, but the form of heat three times a day (it is possible to add a sugar) in 50 ml.
Pharmacy motherwort tincture 30-50 drops up to 4 times a day drinking in the neuroses, chorea, cerebral contusion, vascular dystonia, convulsions.When uterine bleeding grass Leonurus brew a tea and drink.
Motherwort - contra
When you receive the most useful herbs can not self-medicate.Motherwort can cause an allergic reaction and have individual contraindications.
Preparations based motherwort can stimulate uterine muscles, so they can not take no for pregnant women or those who have recently had an abortion.Motherwort can cause bleeding.
Those who suffer from hypotension, bradycardia, gastric ulcer and erosive gastritis motherwort contraindicated.
Anyone whose work is related to the high concentration of attention, taking Motherwort is not recommended because it causes drowsiness.
Treatment of thrombophlebitis and thrombosis is performed only under medical supervision.
Exceeding the recommended dose use can be observed body aches, vomiting, bloody stools, and thirst.