Useful and therapeutic properties of bearberry

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

(bearish ear)

perennial evergreen plant - shrub stems are much branched, creeping, rooting.Fruitless branches - recumbent, with brown, bare bark are often dumped;flowering shoots - ascending, alternate leaves, obovate, tapering into petiole, on top - twisted, leathery, with wrapped on

bottom side edges, top - dark green, shiny, bottom - bright, young, ciliated.Flowers small, regular, drooping, on short pedicels, 4-6 branches in terminal racemes, with whitish-pink urceolate hairy corolla.Fruit - spherical, bright red drupe with lagging cup.Blossoms in May.

Medicinal raw materials are leaves collected during flowering.dried leaves taste bitter, strongly astringent, odorless.Bearberry leaves must be distinguished from the similar leaves of blueberries - delicate, membranous, top matt, blue-green;lingonberry leaves, notched at the apex;leaf boxwood - narrowed at the top and at the top, notched, with an unpleasant odor.

main active principle of bearberry leaves a glycoside arbutin, which the body breaks

down into glucose and hydroquinone.Hydroquinone is an irritant and disinfecting;standing out through the kidneys, it causes increased urine output and has a pro-tivomikrobnoe, antiseptic effect.The leaves

also contains tannins (35%), gallic acid, gallotanin, ursolic acid uvaol, hyperoside, kvirtsetin, miritsitrin, quinic, formic acid, essential oils, grease, wax, resin, mineral salts.

In scientific medicine bearberry products are widely applied in the form of decoction, tincture or extract as a disinfectant, diuretic in cystitis, urethritis and inflammatory processes in the kidneys.Included in the diuretic tea.

applied as a dry leaf extract, freed from tannins - neuven.It contains 30% and 12% arbutin calcium salts.It is used as a powder for 0.5 - 3 times a day with cystitis and pilotsistitah.

In folk medicine, a decoction of the leaves is used not only in inflammation of the kidneys, bladder stones in them, but also swelling, nervous disorders, nervous disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, diseases

liver, gastric diseases;for colds, asthma, uterine bleeding caused by the hard work of women's diseases;rheumatism and as a blood-purifying agent.Apply bearberry and gout.


Broth 1: 1 tbsp.a spoonful of finely chopped leaves are sent in an enamel or porcelain bowl, pour a glass of boiling water, close lid.Then placed in a pan of hot water and boiled for 30 minutes.Then immediately filtered through a fine cloth.Take 20 minutes before meals for art.spoon 3-5 times a day.Broth store in a cool place, shaken before use.

Broth 2: 1 tbsp.spoon leaves boiled in 3 cups of tap water until the liquid evaporates 1/3;ostuzhivayut, drink 2 cups daily for some neurological disorders, sexually transmitted diseases - in this case alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Broth 3: one or bearberry bearberry half with motherwort - 3 cups of boiling water cook until it evaporates 1/3 of the original volume of liquid;filter and drink in 3 divided doses a day for nervous diseases.

Infusion: 10 g per 200 ml;half a cup 3 times a day.For children under 5 years of 3 grams per 100 ml;for 2 h. spoon 3 times a day.In the absence of leaves (in winter), you can use the branches.

In some cases, when taken orally there is a feeling of nausea, diarrhea, and even vomiting.

decoction of the leaves is used and diarrhea.

preparations of bearberry leaves is recommended to take as a tincture, which is much better than broth.