Burdock, or burdock - a plant known for a long time, striking with its wild beauty. If a burdock grows in a garden, then it becomes a real family healer. People know about his amazing healing properties and successfully apply them to get rid of various diseases. Burdock root is mainly used, but other parts of the plant have medicinal properties. What is the use of normal burdock for our body?
If you decide to prepare the root and leaves of burdock on your own, it is best to take a biennial plant, and collect in April-May. The root of the plant is very thick and firmly clings to the soil. Even if the burdock grows in the garden, many people prefer to buy it at the pharmacy, because it is difficult to dig.
If the roots are still able to prepare, they must be thoroughly washed, cut into pieces and spread on paper or cloth in a warm place. The shelf life of dried roots - up to 5 years, leaves - up to a year.
The healing properties of burdock root are difficult to overestimate. Great merit in this belongs to the plant's beneficial substances. It:
- essential oils;
- vitamin C;
- fats (up to 20%).
The following sought-after healing properties are mildly:
- pain killer;
- wound healing;
No special contraindications to the use of burdock root. But, as with any medicinal plant, you need to be careful with it and not use it for a long time. After a month of drinking broth or infusion, you must take a break for at least 10 days. Also, you should not be treated with burdock pregnant, lactating and people with a predisposition to allergies.
Burdock root and its healing properties: recipes
. For each of them there is a recipe.
Broth helping with oncology
Scientists have found that the substances that are part of the plant, are able to fight cancer cells and even cause their death. To do this, you need to rub fresh root and eat 1 spoon several times a day. If there is no fresh plant, you can make a decoction: 2 tbsp. l root pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, then cook for 15 minutes in a water bath and drink 3 times a day, 0.5 st. To combat oncology, you can make a tincture, fill the root with vodka or alcohol (1:20) and put it in a dark place. A month later, take the tincture of 1 tsp. three times a day.
We strengthen the burdock root hair
Long since Russian beauties have used this tool to improve the quality and length of hair. There are many recipes for this. So, you can lubricate the hair tincture of the root, prepared in a ratio of 1:10. You can make a decoction, for which 1 tsp. root fill 2 tbsp. boiling water and boil for half an hour. The resulting infusion to wash clean hair. Well helps with hair loss burdock oil, from which there is an excellent tonic mask. For this, the substance is well rubbed into the scalp, wrapped in plastic and left for 40 minutes. Then you need to wash off the mask with shampoo.
Use in gynecology
Medicinal plant can effectively help women suffering from gynecological diseases. Burdock is a good remedy for uterine myoma. As a remedy, an infusion is used (1 tsp. For 0.5 l of boiling water), which is aged in a thermos for 10 hours. The drug is drunk 4 times a day for half a cup. With mastopathy, you need to prepare a healing agent in vegetable oil. For this 10 tbsp. l ground root pour 1.5 tbsp. unrefined oil and insist 10 days. The resulting oil infusion is recommended to lubricate the chest and wrap. Will help and receiving infusion of the root inside of 3 tbsp. l per day.
Treatment of osteochondrosis, gout, diseased joints
There are many recipes for folk remedies for the treatment of joint pain. Along with the attachment of burdock leaves to the site of inflammation, you can prepare an infusion of 1 tbsp. l root and cup cold water. The mixture should be left for 5 hours. For the treatment of rheumatism, an agent prepared from 1.5 Art. l root and 1 tbsp. boiling water. General therapy must be combined with local wraps.
Liver cleaning, boils treatment
Acne, acne, boils in the people have long been considered a sign of "dirty blood", that is, contamination of the body with toxins and slags. Burdock can effectively get rid of them with the help of decoction of the root, which should be drunk daily before meals for a month.
In the autumn and winter, to strengthen the immune system you need to drink 0.5 tbsp. three times a day of decoction of burdock root. If the disease has already occurred, you can take 1 st. decoction as a diaphoretic, but not more than 2 tbsp. per day.
This serious disease can be defeated if you boil the roots for 10 minutes so that the decoction will become greenish. It should be drunk instead of tea, but more salty foods should be added to the diet at this time. Means well removes phlegm.
Collection from constipation
If constipation has become regular, you can try to get rid of them, brewing 0.5 liters of boiling water 1 tsp. dandelion root and 3 tsp. burdock roots. The broth is boiled in a water bath for a quarter of an hour, and then insist another half an hour. Take 0.5 st. 5 times a day. Another reliable tool: 1 tbsp. l burdock and wheat grass roots pour 1 tbsp. boiling water insist under the lid and take overnight.
Traditional medicine makes wide use of burdock root not only for these problems, but also as an effective means for normalizing metabolism, strengthening immunity, and even losing weight. Outwardly decoction of the roots, mixed with vegetable oil, is used to treat burns.
Burdock root: reviews on the effectiveness of the drug
The effectiveness of a medicinal plant is confirmed by numerous reviews of people who have tried it on themselves. In most cases, if the treatment was carried out regularly, there were positive results.
Judging by the comments of visitors to various forums, burdock root is best to help with hair problems, making the latter thicker and longer. Quite good reviews are left about burdock as a means for cleansing and strengthening the body: boils disappear for a long time, colds recede.
Good help leaves and roots of the plant for gout, rheumatism. Many older people have tried the effect of this medication on themselves.
Now you know what healing properties and contraindications the burdock root has, and you can use it to solve your own health problems. Why not take advantage of the gifts offered by nature itself? Especially when the medicine grows under our feet, it is available almost at any time of the year and has been tested by many generations.