Useful and therapeutic properties of ephedra dvuhkoloskovoy ( Kuz'micheva grass )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial dioecious plant, a shrub up to 30 cm (sometimes up to 50 cm) tall.Root thick, long and branched.Stem branched from the base, dereveneyuschy with jointed smooth green branches.Scaly leaves, reduced, opposite, fused at the base.Flowers small, unisexual, clustered in small spikes.Seeds dressed overgrown juicy scales, like berries.Blossoms in May-June.

Zavolzhskie distributed in parts of South-East, at least in the Right Bank, is also found in Orel, Tambov and Penza regions.It grows on clay, steppe slopes, sandy massifs and rocky slopes.

plant is poisonous!

Medical raw material is the entire plant or the aerial part collected during the flowering period.Collect summer, dug with roots or just cut grass.Dried in the shade.Stored in glass or porcelain jars with lids locked.

Kuz'micheva herb contains the alkaloids ephedrine and its isomers (pseudoephedrine, methylephedrine and norpsevdo-ephedrine).Alkaloid Ephedra stimulates the central nervous system.Ephedrine, a drug antiamioksidaznogo action, in

creases the tone of the sympathetic nervous system, blood pressure, increases the bronchial lumen, slightly increases blood sugar.Due to the fact that increased blood pressure, dilate the coronary vessels, pulmonary blood vessels.The action of ephedrine on the body is very similar to the action of adrenaline.Unlike adrenaline ephedrine has a persistent activity and stimulates the central nervous system.

In medical practice used mainly hydrochloric ephedrine salt solutions for injection (5%) or in eye drops (2.3%), and the inside in the tablets of 0.025-0.05 Green branches ephedra

part of the fees and asthma are also used in pure form for the preparation of infusions at the doctor's recommendation.

Ephedrine is indicated for bronchial asthma, conditions involving hypotonia, for the treatment of hypotension, when spinal anesthesia, intravenous infusions novarsenola, for poisoning drug, opium group drugs, scopolamine, places, but - as a hemostatic, with nosebleeds andas a vasoconstrictor in rhinitis, pharyngitis, and so on. d. It is indicated for hypertension and glaucoma (widens the pupils), chronic rhinitis.

In folk medicine Kuz'micheva herb used in reduced blood pressure, allergies, asthma, hay fever, hives, digestive diseases, dysentery, rheumatism, used as a diaphoretic, antipyretic, reducing sputum means, etc.. Broth woody branches and trunk decreasessweating.


Broth: 8 South chopped herbs to 600ml of water, boiled until half of the initial amount;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.

Infusion: 2 g of raw material to a glass of water (daily dose).

Tea:. 1 teaspoon minced raw brewed in 2 cups of boiled water, 10-15 minutes and drink 1/2 cup 2-3 times a day for asthma, hypotension.