Useful and therapeutic properties of caper ( spiny caper-bush )
Semishrub with woody main stem, from which all sides depart recumbent long branches up to 2 m. The numerous small leaves round or elliptical in shape with a cusp on Verkhusha
ke, on short stalks at the base of petioles are stipules in the form of spikes.Flowers solitary, large (5-8 cm in diameter), white, sometimes with a creamy or pinkish tinge (against the dark foliage is quite spectacular).Blossoms in May-June, and sometimes - twice (September-October).Fruits are oblong-oval, fleshy, berry-like, up to 2 cm, green.When ripe disclosed four screw-doors bright red on the inside, where there are numerous brown seeds.Root thick, strong, 10-12 m long burning;Fresh root cause burns and irritation to mucous membranes.
caper grow on loess, stony and gravelly slopes and scree, at least - melkozemlistym slopes and plains, usually in the foothills of the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Western Pamirs at an altitude of 400-1000 m
Medical raw material are the roots or bark of roots and branches., leaves and seed
powder from the bark of the roots, infusion or decoction is taken orally with brucellosis, jaundice, liver disease, nerve weakness, especially in hysteria, sciatica, rheumatism and others. Diseases.
Fruits of capers eat at joint pains, sciatica and neuroses.It is believed that the fruits strengthen the liver, heart, spleen and lungs, as well as help with goiter, diabetes, angina and poor digestion.Powder buds caper-bush improves appetite and is useful in diseases of the liver and spleen.
When paralysis of limbs, rheumatism and sciatica take a bath from the root bark.Fresh bark of the roots are chewed for toothache.Dry powder from the bark of the roots or decoctions of the roots is used topically for the treatment of wounds and ulcers.
The juice of the leaves is drunk as an anthelmintic.Application
Infusion root bark 20 grams it insist 1-2 hours in 0.5 liters of boiling water and drink 1/2 cup of infusion 3 times daily before meals.