Unpretentious plant clover in Russia can be found everywhere. Why did grass get that name? Maybe because it grows along the Don? And no. So the Slavs dubbed the healing plant clover, whose beneficial properties and contraindications to our ancestors have been known for centuries, for the treatment of diseases of the lower body.
Meet Burkun Grass
Wild buckwheat, yellow burkun, Donets, hare walker, milot, sedash, ground spider - all this is a modest field hempid and simple in appearance, which can be found on meadows, along roadsides and in deposits in all the vast expanses of Russia.
With small yellow or white flowers, a tall stem and jagged leaves not more than 10 millimeters wide, the grass of the tributary caused a lot of controversy and controversy at one time. It all began in the first century from the birth of Christ with a Persian scientist and physician Ibn Sina, then there was the Greek thinker Dioscorides and the Swiss alchemist Paracelsus, and the Soviet agronomists brought the final line to this discussion.
At the beginning of the 20th century, many sarcastic notes were printed on the pages of the popular Pravda newspaper about Burkun, some of which were even in a poetic form. But the publication "Soviet Siberia", on the contrary, predicted the plant a great future in the field of medicine, cooking and agronomy.
First, in the course of numerous experiments, it became known about the properties of clover to restore the fertility of the soil, then scientists discovered the plant's ability to purify the earth from harmful substances and radiation. A little later, fragrant weed began to be used as pet food.
But the medicinal properties and contraindications of grass tributary confirmed several years later. And began to be actively used in the Soviet herbal medicine.
A cure for all diseases or wild poison?
Wild buckwheat of yellow and white color can be found on the fields and meadows of our Motherland. Usually grass bushes grow close to each other, creating a play of colors and colors. However, this neighborhood can be found only in natural conditions, and for medical purposes only yellow clover is used, since its white brethren are more suitable for agriculture and livestock.
In the people it is believed that Burkun is able to get rid of almost any disease: from nervous psychosis to heart and stomach problems. And indeed, the healing properties of clover far outweigh the scales with contraindications. Ointments, tinctures, teas and decoctions based on it have a completely unique chemical composition and properties:
- reduce blood pressure;
- increase the elasticity and strength of the myocardium;
- improve blood circulation in brain cells;
- thin the blood;
- eliminate involuntary muscle contraction;
- dissolve blood clots;
- stimulate the bone marrow to produce leukocytes.
And for women fragrant grass can be a real find. In ancient times, it was recommended for women to drink for insomnia, menstrual pain, hysterical disruptions and inflammation of the genital organs.
Modern medicine has gone much further and began to use clover as a complex treatment of health-dangerous diseases. So, thanks to the ability to restore blood cells, it is recommended to drink to people who have undergone a course of chemistry and radiation therapy. The property to thin the blood is used in the treatment of thrombophlebitis, varicose veins and atherosclerosis.
In home treatment, the medicinal plant is popular with colds, viruses, sore throats, and flu. Broths of clover can relieve a strong cough, clear the bronchi from the accumulation of mucus. Infusions and teas are drunk with a strong gassing and inflammation of the urogenital system. Baths, compresses and ointments will be effective in the fight against rheumatism, osteochondrosis, radiculitis, hemorrhoids and purulent skin lesions.
No side effects from taking medicinal infusions and preparations on the basis of the tributary by scientific medicine have been identified so far. But the main useful properties give a clear idea of which category of people should refuse to use fragrant herbs:
- with renal failure;
- people with low platelet levels.
For some time, forgetting about all the amazing properties of weed is recommended for women who are waiting for the family to be added soon.
And for the bees expanse
The clover blooms profusely: on a small thin stalk it can hold up to 50 flowers, saturated with pollen. That is why the plant is so appreciated by the creators of honey - bees. The very product of beekeeping has no less unique properties:
- supports muscle tone;
- has a diuretic effect;
- relieves inflammation;
- cleans blood vessels and relieves pain.
Honey clover is used as a conventional dietary supplement or for compresses. The product is especially popular in the offseason, when bacteria multiply and multiply in the air. It is in the autumn-winter period that tea with buckwheat honey helps to maintain immunity, protects the body from hypothermia, and the nose and throat - from the penetration of pathogenic bacteria.
Honey clover retains all the beneficial properties and contraindications of the plant itself, with the exception of one: the product can be eaten during lactation. Surprisingly, unlike the leaves and stems, honey texture can increase the quality and quantity of milk.
Here is such an amazing fragrant grass clover. It is useful in the home first aid kit, in agronomy and even bees. Get to know the plant and enjoy all its beneficial properties.