Medicinal properties of Indian onions

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

chemical composition and curative properties of Indian onions

for treatment is generally used only 2 types ornitogalyuma - ornithogalum tailed (room) and ornithogalum umbrella (garden).It is these types of recognized traditional medicine, moreover, it is the most affordable of the plant.Unfortunately, some properties ornithogalum yet can only be explained on the basis of assumptions and comparisons with other similar herbal remedies.However, most physicians recognize - in the leaves and bulbs ornitogalyuma contains a huge amount of biologically active substances, including antibiotics, and natural poisons - alkaloids.This huge group of nitrogen-containing substances has about 10 thousand titles, the vast majority of alkaloids are of vegetable origin.The role played by the alkaloids in plants is not fully understood.It is assumed that they are actively involved in amino acid metabolism.It is also believed that these plants produce poisons for their own protection that the animals they are not eaten.Al

kaloids act on the nervous system of a human, so they have long been used in medicine, such as caffeine, morphine, ephedrine, and colchicine kolhamin and - the two substances found in the leaves and ornithogalum bulbs.They are known for a long time, but the first time they received not from ornithogalum.

Colchicine is obtained from the seeds of the autumn crocus, we distributed mainly tablets of 0.5 mg.They treat gout, gouty arthritis attacks.Improving the condition can be observed within 12 hours, but the drug is used only by prescription and in certain doses.Colchicine has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, inhibits the migration of leukocytes to the inflammatory focus and prevents the deposition of microcrystals in the tissues of uric acid.

Colchicine is highly toxic, it can cause side effects - diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, in these cases, treatment with this drug waive or reduce the dose.If such a reaction has been observed before, when the next attack is prescribed combination drug kolhimaks, which contains, in addition to colchicine, phenobarbital (Luminal), and opium.In severe cases, gout attacks, colchicine is sometimes administered intravenously.Colchicine have a lot of contraindications -. Pregnancy, renal failure, liver disease, peptic ulcer, etc. Therefore, doctors are very careful in the appointment of colchicine to receive a preventive measure, even in small doses.

The lily bulbs contain both, however, less toxic substance - kolhamin.The chemical formulas of colchicine and kolhamina almost identical, at first contains acetyl-tamidnaya group, the second - aminomethyl.Kolhamina almost 8 times less toxic, so it is successfully used in official medicine for the treatment of skin cancer (formulated into ointments).Kolhamina based ointment was developed 40 years ago in the USSR.According to clinical data, it cures skin cancer in 9 of 10 patients.Drugs to treat relapses kolhamina as breast cancer, esophageal cancer, leukoplakia, actinic keratosis.It is said that the healing ointment can be prepared even at home, however, it will cost a rather big amount.The drug, unfortunately, difficult to access and expensive, and it can only recommend a doctor.In addition, the efficacy and safety of the internal application is not sufficient to prove the number of experiments.But the fact that there may be side effects, such as chronic administration of colchicine tablets, doctors recognize (nausea, diarrhea, hair loss).

from the rich palette of various substances contained in ornithogalum, we should also mention the essential oils, organic acids and various trace elements, amino acids.

microbicides leaves and bulbs ornithogalum struggling with pathogenic bacteria, stops inflammation.This property of plants used in the fight against these diseases are difficult to treat, like herpes, abrasions, for quick healing of wounds, cuts.

Fresh juice and liqueur ornithogalum effectively affect the nervous and muscular system, improve blood circulation, as well as the movement of lymph in the interstitial fluid space.The action is on the peripheral blood vessels, accelerates the exchange of substances between the blood and tissues, does not touch the deeper vessels.Proof - quick absorption of the tumor with bruises after the application of the leaves, as well as almost instantaneous disappearance of bruises.It is also believed that the biologically active substances contained in the Indian onions, reduce blood clotting.

Poisons and other biologically active substances contained in the leaves and the caudate ornithogalum ornithogalum umbrella helps with radiculitis, osteochondrosis, joint pain of various origins, neuralgia and muscle pain.

How to be treated Indian onions

ornithogalum What can be considered a healing?So far in this regard are mentioned only two types - ornithogalum tailed (Indian onion), - for the most part a houseplant, and ornithogalum umbrella, which is mainly grown in the open ground for decorating gardens.As is known, the Indian onion was brought to Europe from South Africa.Under natural conditions, this is a very poisonous plant, especially the bulbs.The amount of biologically active substances in the leaves and bulbs ornithogalum largely determined by the composition of the soil, climate, proximity to other representatives of flora."Moving" on another continent could not affect the properties of this plant.Room Indian onions is much less toxic than its distant ancestor of a South African.But most of its medicinal properties, it, of course, retained.Perhaps even better for us, that in our case the Indian onion action as it softened.The fact that the leaves and bulbs ornithogalum grown in open ground, have a much stronger effect, say all who encountered both species of this plant.It is very good that we have the opportunity throughout the year to use for medicinal purposes softer ornithogalum room, and in the summer to carry out the procedures to prepare tinctures, ointments, lotions made from leaves, flowers and bulbs ornithogalum garden.

Any plant - a complex, living organism.Many biologically active substances and microelements complement and reinforce each other's action.Isolation of plant specific substances with specific chemical formula, the same colchicine and kolhamina, which we have already mentioned, is directed to the preparation of medicines are strictly specific action.And treatment chemical formula will not give that effect, which is observed in the treatment of tinctures, ointments and fresh juice ornithogalum.

All recipes collected in this chapter, made up exclusively from the words of people who themselves have tried them myself.Many said while the illness is gone forever.Believe it or not - a private matter.Most of these people disappointed in traditional treatment, someone turned to the healing properties of Indian onions on the advice of friends.On what should be afraid of in the treatment of this particular disease plant, we'll talk further.The main thing to keep in mind - the body's reaction to any therapeutic agent for each person individually.Dermatologic juice and liqueurs ornithogalum possible, only having tried their effect on a small area of ​​skin.

Home Pharmaceuticals

The fastest and most effective way to use the healing properties of ornithogalum - rub the affected area with a piece of fresh-cut sheet.Juice of fresh leaves, in many cases acts as an ambulance.But herbalists do not stop.They want to use all the healing powers of this plant.In addition, according to many fans of Indian onions, attach the leaves to the affected area very uncomfortable - they are hard to fix, and the degree of contact is changing rapidly with the skin, the bandage is too tight or too weak.Patches leaves too difficult to attach.Therefore, it is better to use all the juice or infusion, as well as specially prepared ointment.In recent years, made up a lot of recipes tinctures, ointments, lotions, from the leaves of Indian onions, which are fairly easy to make at home.Reminder: all products, which will be discussed in this chapter are intended for external use only!

Indian onions and homemade cosmetics

Lotion for face

Used for mature skin.Take the flowers and leaves ornithogalum caudate or umbrella.On two pinches of flowers and a pinch of crushed leaves need 100 grams of vodka.For the "grinding" of leaves, it is desirable to use a sharp wooden spatula.Metal knives to the Indian bow is better not to touch.All components are thoroughly mixed in a glass jar (preferably dark glass), capped tightly and put in a dark place.From time to time you need to shake the jar - at least once in 3 days.A month later, lotion filtered.Store in the refrigerator.If the skin is dry, you can make the lotion on the basis of dry red wine or dilute it with boiled water (just 30 g).For oily skin is acceptable undiluted vodka.

Twice a day lotion to wet a cotton ball and gently tap it on the face and neck.This simple procedure increases blood circulation, reduces wrinkles and makes the skin more elastic.You can apply compresses with lotion - for 20 minutes, to a maximum of half an hour.First, wipe the face moisturizing cosmetic milk, then a little lotion to wet a thin layer of cotton wool or a soft cotton cloth, put on the forehead, cheeks, chin (for better eye-cover protective goggles), to cover the cotton compress paper and tie a handkerchief on top.After 20 minutes remove the poultice should be carefully and rinse your face with cold water.

can not be massaged and rubbed tincture or lotion ornithogalum face and neck - it can cause redness, which will not work for a long time (some rests almost 5 days), and in the future - peeling.In addition, using tinctures and decoctions ornithogalum flowers, do not forget that all these means are poisonous!If the home is small children, it is better to forget about tinctures for some time.Nor can we assume that the lotion into the eyes.

Before you cook for yourself lotion of tincture or dilute it before you cook the ointment, it is necessary to check the reaction of the skin in a small area.If the redness does not go a long time, it must be diluted with plenty of water.


tincture is made from the flowers ornithogalum umbrella (garden).Period of flowering of this plant is short enough, but the tincture prepared in the summer, you can then use until spring.Take a jar of dark glass with a wide neck and a glass stopper (you can use a test tube, but then it should be all the time to keep in the dark).Fresh petals fill the bowl halfway and fill with 96% rubbing alcohol, so that the flowers are completely covered and has remained in the alcohol layer of 3-4 cm. Bank should be tightly closed and clean for a month in a dark cool place (if you could stand a little longer- not scary).Part of the finished cast in separate infusions dishes (also dark glass) and diluted with boiling water or a 3/4 or 2/3, depending on the purpose for which the skin is tincture.Dry thinned need.Dilute tincture in small portions as required, and all this time the flowers remain in the bowl with alcohol.Rub the face with a cotton swab dipped in tincture of flowers every morning.This means soothing and at the same time toning tired skin, relieves irritation and has an antiseptic effect.Good help for problem skin, as well as the propensity to allergic reactions.Especially useful tincture of winter and spring.Stored for a long time.


bulbs It is usually also made from ornithogalum umbrella, in the ratio of 1:20 (one volume of the raw material - chopped onions - and 20 parts of 70% rubbing alcohol).

mixture insist in a dark glass jar and a half months, filter.Store in the refrigerator.Before use, cast a small number of infusions into another bowl and diluted with either half or 2/3.It all depends on the individual characteristics of your skin.Similarly, in the future you will be able to understand what the volume ratio you need to stick to the preparation of infusions.Some people quietly tolerate 1:10 and believe that this means much more efficiently.

There is evidence of people who use this infusion for the treatment of various skin rash, boils, as well as for the removal of benign tumors on the face and age spots.

Toning Mask

The mask contains: baby cream, a little refined white clay mixed with water and tincture - she takes the eye to provide a liquid slurry, sets quickly and does not drip on the face.The mass is slightly heated and applied to the face, carefully avoiding contact with the eyes, then cover with plastic wrap with holes for eyes, nose and mouth.Keep the mask on your face no more than 15 minutes, then gently (eyes closed), wash with warm water and immediately soothing cream is applied.

Lotion for problem skin

To cook it you need the leaves of aloe.Take one large sheet of Aloe Vera, one sheet ornithogalum, milled wooden spatula or ground in a porcelain mortar, the mass is poured boiled and cooled to 90 ° C water (1 to 1.5 cups, depending on the size of the leaves), cover the bowl with a lid, insist hour-polto-ra, then filtered.The lotion is ready, you can add a little tincture of calendula.Rub the face infusion 2 times a day.This is not to avoid contact with eyes.

Massage Oil (cellulite and for grinding of joints)

To make it, take a peach or almond oil, olive oil can also be used.There are two ways of preparation - at a faster small amount of juice of freshly cut leaves of Indian onions or ornithogalum umbrella is added to the slightly warmed vegetable oil, stir thoroughly.Usual proportions - 5 ml of juice 50 ml of oil.It is also possible to heat the vegetable oil in a water bath and pour over crushed leaves, insist 5-6 hours and then drain into a separate glass bowl.Before the use of massage oil it is necessary to heat to a temperature of 2 degrees higher than the body temperature.Massage procedure can be carried out independently, but also on the hot skin (warm bath).Use is only recommended for the treatment of cellulite on thighs and buttocks, do not massage their stomach.The oil is rubbed into the "problem" skin hips in a circular motion.Very good use of special elastic massage caps and at the same time with both hands to massage both thighs.Caps should be used with care - rub the oil evenly to avoid "absorption" of the skin in the cap for a long time - may have bruising, and they have to be treated separately with fresh leaves of Indian onions.Duration of treatment 10-15 minutes, depending on the individual characteristics of the skin.Everyone can determine the time for themselves.Preheat the skin to hide a woolen cloth, then for effect - paper for packs, or plastic wrap and put on woolen stockings or elastic pants.If a strong burning sensation, wash all with warm water and spread a soothing ointment or baby cream.

If the skin on your feet soft, massage oil with too vigorous rubbing can permanently leave unsightly red spots.

important addition: if any home-cooked cosmetics based on leaf ornithogalum cause unnecessary (sometimes it is precisely such irritating effect, many women seek) or prolonged irritation - can clean the skin first with ammonia, and thenlubricate the baby cream, mixed with sea buckthorn oil, or chamomile infusion.Well relieves irritation and pure cocoa butter.

tincture from the leaves of Indian onions

Take freshly cut onion shredded Indian leaves and pour their usual vodka (40% alcohol) or 70% rubbing alcohol purchased in a pharmacy.For potent means (applies to them and ornithogalum) recommended volume ratio of 1:20.Insist on alcohol in a dark place in a glass, enamel or porcelain ware 7-10 days, filtered, the remains drained, filtered and mixed the two solutions.Store the tincture in the fridge.Ointment stored in the refrigerator.