Useful and therapeutic properties of strawberry timber

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial herb up to 15-20 cm tall.Rhizome oblique, short, with numerous adventitious roots, brown-brown, thin.The stems of two types: some recumbent, thin, rooting (whiskers) and other flowering, erect, leafy.The leaves are trifoliate, large, jagged, shelkovistovoloknistye.White flowers on long stalks in oliganthous semiumbels.Calyx with epicalyx remains at the fruit.The fruit of false, incorrect called berry, fleshy receptacle formed, hanging, red, with numerous fruitlets-achenes.It blooms from May to July.The fruits ripen in June and July.

widespread plant middle belt of the European part of Russia.

Medicinal raw materials are the fruits and leaves in fresh or dried form.

leaves are harvested during budding plants, nearly all summer, tearing them with long petioles, suspended beams in a dark place, attics and other ventilated place.The berries are dried quickly, put in the dryer or oven and kept at a temperature of +60 ... + 65 ° C.Shelf life 2 years.

strawberry fruits contain a lot of vitamin C (

up to 92 mg%), carotene, vitamin B6, vitamin B1 traces;sugar, citric, malic, salicylic, Quinic, tannic acid, pectin, antitsianovye connection, up to 4% fat, a small amount of mineral substances, volatile.

The leaves contain ascorbic acid and traces of alkaloids.The roots of a lot of tannins.

Strawberries are used in medicine as a dietary remedy for diseases of the heart, liver and kidneys, as well as a source of vitamin C for gout, cholelithiasis, nephrolithiasis.It is effective as a diuretic, promotes the release of nitrogen salts and toxins from the body.

It is often prescribed in large quantities as a fortifying agent for the regulation of bowel activity, as well as in inflammatory diseases of the stomach and biliary tract.It stimulates the appetite, regulates digestion, quenches thirst.In large quantities, strawberries have antithyroid effect, reducing the absorption of iodine by the thyroid gland.

In folk medicine, strawberries are very popular.Usually they make a decoction of the whole plant, collected during flowering, but harvested all summer.Drink decoction as tea, hot and cold, when I want to drink for colds, high temperature, diseases of the heart, liver, kidneys, gall bladder, urinary incontinence, sclerosis, cough, pulmonary tuberculosis, goiter, anemia, leukemia, with stones in thekidney and liver, gout and scurvy.If you eat a lot (up to 3 kg) fresh strawberries, then adding herring and onions, it is possible to expel the tapeworm.

grass wild strawberries consumed in the form of decoction in inflammation of the small intestine, gastritis, catarrh of the large intestine accompanied by constipation and diarrhea.Strawberries are also taking with jaundice, rickets, hemorrhoids.

Outer fruits of strawberries are used for running eczema.In this case, take the ripe fruit, is poured on gauze or a clean canvas cloth, rubbing and

imposes to the affected area of ​​the skin 3-4 times for a period of 6-8 hours.The root is used externally for rheumatism.Grass - freckles, fruit juice rubbed hives, so as not to hurt the bee.All preparations berries and leaves taken before meals.

Application

decoction of the leaves: 3-4 grams of leaves brew two cups of boiling water and take this tea sips throughout the day with cholelithiasis, spleen disease, gastritis, asthma, nervous seizures and insomnia, cancer of the larynx.

decoction of the whole plant: 20 g per 200 ml;2-3 Art.spoon 3 times a day.

Tea leaves: 1 tbsp.a spoonful of shredded leaves pour a glass of boiling water;cook 5-10 minutes, insist 2 hours, take 1 tbsp.spoon 5-6 times a day.This infusion is used for inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, atherosclerosis, and to rinse the throat with angina.

Tea (other): 1 tbsp.a spoonful of shredded leaves and rhizomes and roots pour a glass of water, boil for 15-20 minutes, the roots and add shredded leaves, insisting to cool, drink in atherosclerosis in 3 divided doses.

Strawberries are advised to take the diabetes, no longer able to use ordinary sugar.strawberry leaves make a pleasant vitamin tea.

Note:.. We must bear in mind that some people have strawberries cause allergies, which is manifested in the appearance of urticaria, pruritus, etc. When such symptoms should discontinue the use of strawberries, take a calcium chloride solution, ephedrine or rub the body of onion juice.