One of the most widely used plants in folk medicine is a meadowsweet. The healing properties and contraindications of this plant have long been the subject of quite active discussions unfolding in the information fields of the international network. In fact, if you familiarize yourself with the composition of this plant, you can be sure that it has many useful properties.
Labaznik, therapeutic properties in gynecology which were confirmed by clinical studies, used in the preparation of healing decoctions, tinctures and compresses. But this plant has a whole list of contraindications, and therefore, before using the meadow, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the features of this plant.
It should be noted that among the users the topic “Laborer: healing properties and contraindications. Reviews of the plant. But few people ask the question of what types of plants exist. And this injustice we must now correct.
Currently, this plant has about 10 varieties. In addition, each type of labradiate has its own properties, healing qualities and contraindications. The most popular species is the meadowsweet. Medicinal properties, reviews of which in this article will be given in a general form, have often led even the most ardent opponents to believe in the real power of traditional medicine.
Meadowsweet grows quite high, usually up to two meters. It can be found on any glade, which is located near a reservoir or in a forest. Meadowsweet has tender cream small flowers and toothed leaves of small size. It has a pleasant aroma.
The next most common species of meadowsweet is red meadowsweet. This type of plant also grows to a rather impressive size. In appearance, it resembles fern plants. Meadowsweet red is most often found on dark meadows or near water bodies.
Also commonly used in folk medicine, Labazhnik ordinary. This plant can often be seen in ordinary gardens as a flower bed decoration. Meadowsweet ordinary does not grow above one meter.
Another common type of Labaznik is a six-petal Labaznik. The plant reaches almost two meters in height. The stem of this species can be both bare and leafy. The flowers are small, white and pink. Six-petal Labaznik has a pleasant smell. Begins to bloom in May.
The properties of this plant depend on its species, but in general they are similar to each other.
A number of substances should be attributed to the main healing components of the Labaznik.
- Vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system.
- Wax, which has antimicrobial and astringent properties.
- Essential oils that are useful for the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
- Starch, which protects the digestive tract and has enveloping properties.
- Fatty acids that play a big role in building cells.
- Glycosides that have sedative, laxative and antiseptic properties.
- Phenol carbonic acids, which contribute to the natural cleansing of the body.
- Catechins. These are antioxidants that prevent cell destruction.
- Flavonoids that have a wide spectrum of action, namely, relieve swelling, spasms, allergic reactions and swelling.
- Salicylic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Phenolic compounds that affect the biliary tract and the urogenital system.
- Tannins that have hemostatic properties.
Meadowsweet is widely used to treat burns, gout, it is used as a tool for healing wounds. This plant helps with problems with joints, bones, frequent headaches and allergic reactions.
However, in addition to the benefits, the meadow-breeding grass may cause harm if its contraindications are not considered for a certain group of people.
In folk medicine, use absolutely all parts of the plant. From inflorescences make broths and spirit tinctures. For their production using pre-dried inflorescences. Medicinal properties are primarily aimed at combating the onset of colds, the excretion of intestinal parasites and wound healing. Also, with the help of tinctures and decoctions, you can get rid of headaches, intestinal spasms and cramps.
Leaves and stalks of Labaznika
Herb plants are mainly used for the preparation of medicinal decoctions and teas. The medicinal properties of the leaves are in the diuretic, diaphoretic and sedative effects. Labaznika leaves reduce blood pressure, relieve fatigue and treat a runny nose.
In the meadow for the treatment can be used only rhizomes of plants. Therefore, the most commonly used meadowsweet is because its root system has a fleshy structure. The root of the plant has many healing properties. Raw root is effective against helminths, intestinal disorders and colic. Labaznik roots also help with disorders of the central nervous system, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract. Powder made from the root is used to heal wounds and burns. It can be added to teas.
When preparing the tincture, you need to pour a teaspoon of rhizomes with a glass of cold water and leave for 8 hours. To prepare the ointment, it is necessary to combine 20 g of anemone with 100 g of petroleum jelly.
The broth is made as follows: a teaspoon of dried and crushed meadowsweet must be poured with two cups of boiling water and put in a water bath for half an hour.
Despite the fact that the Labaznik has many medicinal properties, it also has many contraindications.
The main diseases in which it is contraindicated to take the meadowsweet:
- lactation period;
- chronic constipation;
- intolerance of some elements, in other words, allergic reactions;
- exacerbation of the gastrointestinal tract pathologies, namely, gastritis or ulcers.
Also the meadowsweet is not recommended to be taken as a treatment for children under 12 years old.
Meadowsweet: medicinal properties, the root of the plant and its cultivation
Meadowsberry like people because it is used not only for therapeutic purposes, but also as a decor. Planting and caring for the meadowsweet is not a difficult process, as the plant grows well in wild conditions. The main criterion for the care of the meadowsweet is to ensure that it has sufficient moisture and proper lighting.
Meadowsweet red and lily like a wet location, but the meadowsweet perfectly tolerates a dry climate. The meadowsweet should be planted in early spring using seeds. There should be a lot of them, since half of them do not germinate due to their hard shell.
If you want to see a meadow-spring for early flowering, you need to prepare seedlings in advance. When caring for a plant, it is necessary to provide it with sufficient watering and good drainage. In order to build drainage, it is necessary to use materials such as expanded clay or sand and gravel. Seedlings should be planted at a distance of about half a meter from each other. Meadowsweet grows large enough, so it needs enough space for growth.
Meadowsweet refers to perennials, so care for him does not take much time. The plant is resistant to heavy rainfall and frost.
Meadowsweet: therapeutic properties, photos, use in gynecology
Infusion labaznika widely used in gynecology. This plant helps to cure inflammatory processes in the body of a woman, infertility and endometriosis. To do this, pour a teaspoon of rhizomes with a glass of cold, previously boiled water. Leave in a dark place for 8 hours. After the time the infusion must be filtered. During the day, it is necessary to drink it in small sips.
Women with infertility is recommended the following recipe from the meadow.
- In a jar in equal quantities it is necessary to mix the meadowsweet, red clover and linden. These components must be poured over a liter of boiling water. Each plant should be three tablespoons. After two hours, the infusion will be ready for use. In the filtered form, the infusion of groundwort must be taken in two glasses per day.
For gynecological ailments and uterine bleeding should take the following infusion of meadowsweet.
- The root of the plant must be cut into pieces, dried and poured with vodka. Insist components need for a week. One teaspoon of tincture must be taken with 50 g of vodka twice a day.
In the treatment of endometritis and fibroids, it is recommended to use the following composition:
- grass St. John's wort and Hypericum;
- juniper berries;
- chamomile, calendula and millennial flowers;
- calamus rhizomes.
At one and a half liters of vodka, you need to add 1 teaspoon of each of the above plants. It is necessary to insist for two weeks.
This is how the useful plant of the meadowsweet is used in folk medicine.