Useful and therapeutic properties of Siberian larch

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

A large conifer with straight, at the bottom of the barrel konusovidnoutolschennym covered with gray-brown bark, with soft pale-green needles, deciduous in winter.Monocotyledonous plant.Cones are small, egg-shaped, with tightly closed before maturation scales, strongly protruding after ripening.Tree up to 30-40 m. Lives up to 500-700 and even 900 years.

distributed in Western and Central Siberia to Lake Baikal, the Altai.Frequently forms continuous arrays.

Medicinal raw materials are pine needles, sap, bark, young shoots and buds that are harvested in the spring.

Needles contains an essential oil consisting of pinene, barneola and bornyl acetate, ascorbic acid, adhesive;cortex - tannins, gum, kata-quinine, flavonols, anthocyanins, organic acids;included in the essential oil of turpentine and rosin (solid resin), consisting almost entirely of abietic acid.

In folk medicine, a decoction of young shoots in the milk appointed interior coughing, chronic bronchitis with the department of purulent sputum, n

ephrolithiasis, flatulence, as a remedy for tapeworms and as a laxative.Water infusion, decoction of pine needles - from hypertension and how strong antiscorbutic.Externally - as a means of irritating and distracting;turpentine larch ( "Venice turpentine") or an ointment from it are used for rubbing against rheumatism, gout, muscle inflammation, neuralgia, and as the Proto-microbial and deodorant bronchitis, abscesses, gangrene of the lungs, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, sometimes recommend inhalation.

In folk medicine, use the bark and twigs in the form of hot infusions hernia and plentiful monthly.

Turpentine compresses, covered hot water bottle, used in radiculitis and sciatica.When a toothache turpentine compress applied to the cheek in front of the affected tooth.Larch gum and glue the use

form a as a coating.Baths of infusion of fresh branches are useful in rheumatism and gout.

Needles can be harvested all summer, but it is most effective at the end of June and the end of August - contains a maximum of ascorbic acid.