A plant with such a bizarre name has many healing properties: larkspur herb is used as an anti-inflammatory agent for inflammations of internal organs (primarily, lungs, liver and kidneys), for intestinal disorders, and also as an external remedy for blepharitis and conjunctivitis.
Help - larkspur retina
The larkspur retina is a herbaceous perennial from the ranunculus family, reaching a height of 0.5-1 m. The root is woody, tap. The stem of the plant is straight, unbranched, ribbed. The leaves grow alternately, from small petioles, have a rounded shape, palmately-dissected - consist of 5-7 diamond-shaped lobules. The flowers are small in size, blue, grow in dense multicolor buds - tassels, reaching a length of 20-35 cm. The fruit consists of three leaflets, the seeds are triangular, brown, with narrow foiled wings. Flowering time: June-August. Fruit plant in late summer - early fall.
Where to look for larkspur?
Larkskin retina is widely distributed almost throughout the territory of Russia. It grows on the steppe, dry and subalpine meadows, in the bushes, sometimes on rocky slopes, in gorges and floodplains.
Features of the collection of larkspur
Herb is the medicinal raw material of larkspur, that is, the whole above-ground part. Harvest larkspur grass is necessary during the budding and flowering plants. While harvesting, stems should be carefully cut at the level of the lower green leaves. To dry the grass of larkspur should be as follows: spread the raw material in a thin layer in fresh air, but so that the grass is protected from direct sunlight. You can also dry the raw materials in the oven, preheated to 45-50 degrees. Shelf life of raw materials - 1 year. Repeated collection of raw materials in the same place should be done with an interval of 2 years.
Contraindications: myasthenia, myopathy and other diseases accompanied by a decrease in muscle tone; cardiac decompensation; abnormal liver and kidney function.
Side effects of larkspur retina
With the correct dosage of the larkspur retinal preparations, there is no need to be afraid of side effects. However, since larkspur is a poisonous plant, it is necessary to take its preparations only after consulting a doctor.
Recipes for treatment with Retinacea
1 teaspoon of the dry crushed grass of larkspur of the retina-fruit should be poured with 3 cups of boiling water, leave for 8 hours, having tightly closed the lid and put in a warm place. Strain the infusion and strain the raw material. Take this infusion of 80-100 ml up to 3 times per day.
For the preparation of this infusion, you can use 1 tablespoon of dry chopped grass of larkspur retina or 1 teaspoon of its flowers. Pour raw materials with 1 cup of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes, then strain and squeeze. Take this infusion for 1 tablespoon up to 3 times per day.
Infusion 1 and infusion 2 are used to treat the increased tone of the striated muscles and intestinal disorders, and outwardly such infusions are used as compresses for conjunctivitis or blepharitis.
Infusion for external use
3 tablespoons of the dry crushed grass of larkspur of the retinafruit pour 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 7-8 hours, then strain and squeeze out the raw materials. For microclysters and douching, use 50-100 ml of this infusion in a heated form. It is necessary to do these procedures twice a day: after waking up and before going to bed.
Larkspur infusion universal
2 tablespoons of the dry crushed grass of larkspur of the retinafruit pour 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 40-45 minutes, then strain and squeeze out the raw material. For the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as an increase in the liver, diseases of the urogenital organs, jaundice and increased muscle tone, the infusion should be consumed in 10 ml before each meal for half an hour. For inflammation and suppuration of the eyes, the infusion can be applied externally in the form of lotions.
Larkspur with multiple sclerosis
Recipe number 1: 10 tablespoons of dry, crushed grass of larkspur of the retina-fruit, cover with 6 glasses of vodka and leave for 3 weeks in a warm, dark place, shaking the infusion every day 1-2 times a day. After the expiration of the specified period, strain the infusion and wring out the raw larkspur. Take the tincture as follows: 10 days for 15 drops in 50 ml of water 3 times a day, another 10 days for 20 drops in 50 ml of water 3 times a day, then until the end of treatment for 30 drops in 50 ml of water 3 times a day . In this case, you need a comprehensive treatment in combination with the use of propolis tincture. Both drugs must be taken before meals, between them there should be a break of about half an hour. It is necessary to do several courses of treatment for 3 weeks each with an interval of 9 days.
Recipe number 2: 1 teaspoon of the dry crushed grass of larkspur of the retina-fruit should be poured with 3 cups of boiling water, leave in a dark and warm place for 8-9 hours, having tightly closed the lid, then strain and squeeze out the raw materials. Drink an infusion of 80-100 ml up to 4 times a day, regardless of meals.
Larkspur retina with cancer
1 tablespoon of the dry crushed grass of larkspur of the retinafruit pour 4 cups of boiling water, leave for 60 minutes, then strain and squeeze the raw material. Take 125 ml of infusion 4-5 times during periods of chemotherapy.