Medunka is an unusual herb that can be both annual and biennial. Medunka has a straight branching stem, whose height is in the range from 30 to 80 cm. On the stem are the upper leaves of a lanceolate-wedge-shaped form and the lower leaves are oblong. Graceful flowers of blue or purple shades form long brushes.
This herb has a long root with small tubers. Medunka is common in western Asia and Africa. The fruit is represented by a sickle-seeded bob with an interesting spiral. Such an amazing plant prefers to settle in the steppes, in fields and between shrubs.
Useful properties of medunki
In order to use medunku for medicinal purposes, it should be collected during flowering. It is necessary to dry the grass under the sheds, and store it in dense fabric bags or paper bags. Medunki-containing preparations are effective in various respiratory diseases. They are indicated for the treatment of childhood tuberculosis. All kinds of water infusions medunki used for prolonged coughing, for inflammation of the kidneys. In addition, such an excellent diuretic is indicated for urolithiasis.
It should be noted that this plant is known for its unique hemostatic properties, due to which it is possible to alleviate the condition with heavy menstrual, as well as with hemorrhoids and stomach bleeding. To restore the microflora of the vagina are assigned various lotions and sessile baths based on medunki.
Fresh leaves of the plant have hemostatic, wound healing, astringent and antiseptic properties. They perfectly heal fresh cuts. The high content of iodine allows the use of grass as an antiseptic. In addition, there is ascorbic acid, carotene, tannins, rutin, polyphenols, manganese, potassium, copper, calcium, and iron.
The use of medunki
In diseases of the lungs, you can use the infusion of leaves, prepared from two teaspoons of herbs and 200 grams of boiling water. Infuse the mixture should be about two hours. The course of treatment involves taking the infusion 3 times a day, 1 tablespoon. In addition, this tool will help to cope with hoarseness, sore throat, hemorrhoids, inflammation of the kidneys, and also helps to remove stones from the bladder.
To fresh wounds, it is recommended to apply a gruel of fresh crushed leaves of honeybee, due to which rapid healing takes place. It should also be noted that for therapeutic purposes they use a special agent based on canned grass and leaf juice in combination with 70% alcohol at a ratio of 1: 5.
The softest Medunka
Perennial honey eater soft is a unique herb that has a powerful dark brown rhizome and a huge number of adventitious roots. Low pubescent stems up to 20 cm in height are complemented by elongated leaves with short hairs. The fruit of the plant is a small black nut.
Medunka the softest blooms, as a rule, from the first May days to the end of June. It is common in the foothills of the Altai, in Transbaikalia and Siberia. Grass prefers mixed and pine forests, forest meadows and birch groves.
No contraindications to receive medunki have not yet been identified.
Education: A diploma in medicine and treatment was obtained at the NI Pirogov University (2005 and 2006). Advanced training at the Department of Phytotherapy at the Moscow University of Peoples' Friendship (2008).
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Application in everyday life
Some culinary specialists use the leaves of honey bead as a spice for the first courses, as this plant has a sweet and honey smell. Moreover, dishes with such seasoning increase appetite, which is especially useful during the recovery period after an illness. Also, this plant is used as a decorative, because it has very beautiful flowers, and during the flowering period will decorate any garden or yard.
Composition and medicinal properties
The plant contains tannins, tannins and saponins, alkaloids, vitamins C, beta-carotene and rutin, as well as potassium, calcium, iodine, iron, copper, manganese, silicon and other biologically active substances. Due to the high content of nutrients medunky drugs are effectively used in diseases of the respiratory system, inflammation of the kidneys, with urolithiasis, hemorrhoids and stomach bleeding. Also, this plant is widely known in female folk medicine due to its analgesic properties during painful menstruation. Lotions and baths on the basis of medunki prescribed to restore the intimate microflora.
The leaves of this plant have hemostatic, wound healing, astringent and antiseptic properties. A high content of iodine in the grass allows you to use it as an antiseptic. Well, in more detail about the use of medunki in traditional medicine, we will describe below.
Collecting and harvesting
For the manufacture of medicines using rhizomes, stems, leaves and flowers of the plant. The collection of the ground part — the stems, flowers, and foliage — is recommended to be carried out during the ovary of buds, that is, at the beginning of March, and underground ones at the beginning of the autumn period.
Next, the raw material must be thoroughly dried. You can dry the plant on the street, under a canopy. To speed up the drying process, you can use a special dryer. The temperature in the dryer should not exceed 40 degrees.
After drying, all parts of the plant are ground or ground to a powdery consistency. Then the blanks are poured into glass containers and placed in a well-ventilated dry place for storage. You can store and use raw materials throughout the year.
The healing power and composition of the plant
The widespread use of the plant due to its rich composition. In the medunice contains a considerable amount of valuable healing substances:
- silicic acid
- mucous substances
- ascorbic acid
- micro- and macronutrients: manganese, vanadium, titanium, strontium, iron.
Means of lungwort have astringent, emollient, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, hemostatic, tonic, immunostimulating, enveloping, analgesic, expectorant, antiseptic and wound healing effects.
Preparations based on bee grass help:
- increase the body's defenses
- relieving pain and cramps,
- stopping bleeding,
- accelerating the treatment of cancer pathologies,
- strengthen hair
- activation of sexual function
- recovery of potassium deficiency,
- normalization of the functioning of the central nervous system,
- blood purification
- prevention of thrombosis,
- accelerate the healing process of wounds,
- treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, kidney stones and urolithiasis, cough, kidney inflammation, hoarseness, eczema, scrofula, purulent wounds, hemorrhoids, anemia, diarrhea, dysentery, bronchial asthma, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis, colitis, gastritis, nephritis.
Anemia, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia: the use of healing tinctures
Crush dried leaves of lungwort and pour thirty grams of raw materials into glass containers. Fill with quality vodka, tightly close the container and leave in a cool place for two weeks. From time to time shake the composition. It is advised to take two spoons of the strained preparation three times a day.
Tuberculosis, hemorrhoids, prolonged cough: infusion therapy
The same tool is indicated for use for the treatment of skin pathologies. Brew twenty grams of dry, finely chopped grass of the Lunaria in boiled water - two hundred milliliters. Infuse the composition within a few hours. It is necessary to accept on 20 ml of the otsezhenny drug three times during the day.
Colds, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, catarrh of the respiratory tract: the use of miraculous decoction
This medicine has a powerful expectorant, astringent and enveloping effect. Brew thirty grams of dried flowers, leaves and stems of the plant in half a liter of freshly boiled water. Put the container on the stove, boil the composition. After filtering and pressing the raw material, take half a glass of drink five times a day. In addition, the decoction is recommended to use for washing wounds, boils, ulcers.
Intestinal ailments: the use of collection
Mix the ground portion of the lungfish in the amount of 50 grams with the hips - 100 grams, comfrey rhizome - 15 grams and the same amount of flax seeds. All components must be pre-dried and ground. Steam ingredients with boiling water - liter. Remove the tool at night. In the morning, filter the drug, divide the volume into three equal portions, drink during the day.
Sore throat, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, rhinitis, colds: chest gathering therapy
Combine in equal quantities lungwort with licorice, thyme, oregano, lime blossom, primrose, mint, sweet clover, mullein, pine buds, calendula, tricolor violet, coltsfoot, plantain, sweet clover. Crush the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pair 30 grams of the mixture in half a liter of freshly boiled water. Insist means for two hours. Drink 1/2 cup filtered drink before each meal. The duration of the therapeutic course is two weeks.
Remedy for inflammatory processes
Brew fifty grams of meatenly cut pieces of lungwort in boiled water - 500 ml. Set aside for three hours. Take thirty milliliters of filtered medication four times a day. The same tool will help in the elimination of spasms and diarrhea therapy. It is also possible to use it externally - for the treatment of inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes.
Infusion for the treatment of pneumonia
Mix in equal proportions of the lungwort with woodruff, primrose, oregano, aniseed, cuff, mint, plantain, pobelom, willow herb, dandelion, licorice. Brew twenty grams of raw materials with boiling water - 300 ml. Let the agent infuse. Drink 100 ml of the filtered product at least three times a day.
The plant is not poisonous. However, using drugs based on it is not for everyone. It is strictly forbidden to use plants for medicinal purposes when carrying a fetus and breastfeeding. It is also impossible to treat people with frequent constipation, intestinal atony with medicines from bear grass, as well as to treat plants of young children with drugs. Do not take the compositions of the plant and people with the presence of individual intolerance.
In addition, in order for therapy to be successful, it is important to adhere to the dosages recommended in prescriptions and not to abuse the formulations. In addition, do not forget that the medicine based on water spines is only a supplement to the main therapy - a medication prescribed by the attending physician.