Eleutherococcus - healing properties and applications in medicine
Health / / December 12, 2017
Eleutherococcus - a general description of
Eleutherococcus - genus of perennial thorny shrubs of the family Araliaceae.In various literature Eleutherococcus appears under several names: pepper thorny, Eleutherococcus, netronnik bloody bush, Siberian ginseng.
In favorable conditions mature plant can reach a height of four meters or more.Stems his straight, vertical;the root system is powerful, the main root is a modified underground escape, from which leaves a lot of adventitious roots, forming a rhizome.
Eleutherococcus Young branches are covered with fine spines, like a needle, with the aging of the plants they fall.The leaves are planted on long stalks, they are pyatipalchatorazdelnuyu shape (very similar to the open hand).The base of the leaf blade wedge-shaped, the edge bidentate.
Small purple flowers, purple or golden gathered in an umbrella inflorescence.Blooming usually from mid-July to August.Fruits - black berries - are formed on the uppermost ray of inflorescences.Propagated Siberian ginseng root clone offspring, and in the culture - the seeds.
Eleutherococcus - species and habitats of
genus in nature represented 15 species, common in temperate zones, in areas near the ocean, where high humidity.Dryness and heat is detrimental impact on Eleutherococcus.Under natural conditions, the most common in Japan, Siberia, East Asia, in the Philippines.Single copies of the plants can be found in the mountains.
Of the 15 species of cultural and medical importance has only one - Eleutherococcus senticosus, which can be found on the territory of our country in the Far Eastern areas of the Amur region, Khabarovsk, Primorye, Sakhalin Island in the South.However, due to its undemanding plant, and gets along well with the cold snowy winters, so it is no problem to plant in your garden.
Eleutherococcus - medicinal properties
Eleutherococcus senticosus on their properties similar to ginseng, because that's why they gave family ties.In laboratory studies it has long found that the roots of the plant are rich in glycosides, resins, essential oils, valuable fats, vitamins and other biologically active substances.
Eleutherococcus increases performance, endurance, providing a tonic and adaptogenic action, stimulates the central nervous system, accelerates the thought processes, eliminates fatigue, raises blood pressure (slightly).
In addition, experimentally proved that Eleutherococcus preparations exhibit antitumor activity, prevent the growth of malignant tumors and the spread of metastases, dilates blood vessels, including the coronary and cerebral, lower blood sugar, increase visual acuity due to the power of the eyeball tissues.
Eleutherococcus - dosage forms
in folk and traditional medicine are used predominantly Eleutherococcus roots, which produce the preform during the autumn leaf fall.It is proved that in this period the roots are literally poured useful and active agents.
Digging raw materials should be carefully, leaving at least 20% of the root system in the soil, so that the plant can recover and give a good issue.Do not forget about thorniness bush and proceed with caution.
Dug roots must be cleaned of soil residues, nodules and shoots with a stiff brush and cold water, cut into small layers and dry in ovoschesushilke at 70 degree temperature, if not, use an attic or any other location.Ready extract should immediately be packed into bales and stored in a dry ventilated place for 2 years.The dried roots are used to make tinctures.
Eleutherococcus - recipes of traditional medicine
- Ready extract of Siberian ginseng can be purchased at any pharmacy.His take on the 25-50 drops half an hour before meals with nervousness, diabetes, as a stimulant and tonic.
- tincture at home: 50 grams.harvested roots (roots) spread in a glass container, fill the bottle (0.5 l) vodka, sealed and incubated for 14-15 days in an isolated dark place.Then all squeeze and take 25-40 drops two rows.per day (preferably in the first half of the day) to the food.The course is three to five weeks.
Eleutherococcus - contra
- children's age;
- the acute phase of infectious diseases;
- severe hypertension.
If overdose based on Eleutherococcus may have insomnia, anxiety, irritability, hyperactivity, and other manifestations of the central nervous system excitation.