Useful and therapeutic properties of Elecampane
Perennial herb to 1.5 m tall.Rhizome thick, fleshy, dark brown on the outside, with long thick roots.Stems erect, angular, upward shaggy.Leaves alternate, basal, petiolate, oblong-elliptic, stem, amplexicaul.Flowers in large axillary baskets, yellow;boundary - reed, inner - tube.Wrap baskets the set-golistnye, with protruding out leaflets.The fruit - achene.It blooms from July to September.Elecampane replaces imported senega.
Medical raw material is a rhizome with roots going in the fall (October) or spring (April-May).Was purified from the ground, washed with cold water, cut into pieces;dried in the shade of a well-ventilated area.The smell of aromatic raw materials: fresh roots smell like camphor, dried - violet;spicy taste bitter;gray-brown color, in white fracture.Shelf life up to 3 years.
active principle elecampane are inulin, Vladimir Chepelin, essential oil containing alantolaktan and izoa-lantolakton and bitter substances, saponins and polysaccharides.
preparations of elecampane are mainly us
beneficial effect Elecampane drugs for diseases of the kidneys, liver, hemorrhoids, and externally - with skin itching with skin rashes, inflammation of the gums.
In folk medicine nard used in the treatment of diseases such as gastric ulcer, gastritis;fried egg sprinkled with powder and eat the root of diseases caused by heavy lifting;tincture on vodka drink with pulmonary tuberculosis;inside or externally - with sciatica, nerve disease, goiter, gastric and duodenal ulcers, heart disease, colds, high blood pressure, toothache;Flower decoction is drunk as a tea by suffocation;drink a decoction of the roots and wash them the head of tangles;drink with uterine pains, exhaustion;root powder overheat or overcook with pork fat and applied on linen rag to tumors and wounds;Fresh leaves applied to erysipelas and scrofulous places, ulcers, tumors;water decoction drinking for stomach and thoracic pain, cachexy, flu.
a 25% tincture: 25-30 drops, then take 2-3 tbsp.tablespoons pork (internal) fat with gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer.
devyasilovoe wine: a bottle of Cahors wine or port 1 to take full article.a spoonful of fresh root and cook for 10 minutes, it is better to Art.honey;take 2-3 glasses (50 grams) after eating at Qatar guts and low acidity, for the feeble convalescent people.
Broth: 15 g per 200 ml (. 1 dessert or incomplete tablespoon per cup of water) to boil for 30 minutes, strain and take in the form of heat 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day as a choleretic.
root tincture in the cold water: Take 1 tbsp.a spoonful of crushed root to 2 cups of water and infuse 8 hours;drink half a glass of slightly warmed 4 times a day (preferably 1 h. spoon of honey) for half an hour or an hour before meals with respiratory diseases (bronchitis, etc.).
Pills: root, ground into flour, mixed with honey and make pills;take 2-3 pieces 3-4 times a day before meals.
addition to the British and elecampane Elecampane occurs ivolisty nard, an infusion of the leaves is used as an anti-inflammatory and astringent in the complex treatments for wounds.