The cuff, like the majority of medicinal plants, has many names in the people: star grass, hare coat, kamchuzhnik, dewy grass, god's tear, lion's paw, barannik, hare cabbage. This plant with modest white flowers is a real find for any woman! Herb tones, tightens the stomach and uterus, helps to fight cellulite and stretch marks, saves the skin from early aging.
Reference: description of the cuff ordinary
An ordinary cuff is a perennial herb., reaching 30 cm in height. The stem is erect, the leaves are sessile, consist of 5-6 plates, which cover the stem, like cuffs, the edges of the leaves are dentate, each twisted by a funnel in which the night dew is collected. The plant has many small, green-yellow flowers growing in the form of inflorescences. Blossoming period: May - June.
The grass cuff ordinary contains many nutrients: steroids, ascorbic acid, tannins and others. The ordinary cuff is characterized by antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, hemostatic effect. Therefore, drugs on the basis of the cuff grass are used for diarrhea, inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, urinary system, upper respiratory tract. The herb cuff can also be used to treat wounds, skin inflammations, boils.
Where to look for a cuff?
The cuff ordinary grows almost throughout the territory of Russia, the plant is especially widespread in Siberia. You can find a cuff on the edges, in light deciduous forests, on dry meadows, on the slopes of ravines, and on the banks of rivers.
Features of the collection
The whole land part of the cuff is used as a medicinal raw material. Grass cuff should be collected during the flowering period - from early May to late June, closer to noon, when the dew comes down. It is necessary to dry the raw materials in the fresh air under a canopy, spreading the grass in a thick layer and turning it over from time to time. You can also use the oven (dried at a temperature not exceeding 60 ° C). The shelf life of dry raw materials cuff ordinary 2 years.
An ordinary cuff is easy to grow by yourself, it grows well on any fertile soil, quite unpretentious. Propagate the plant should be dividing the bush in the period from late spring to mid-autumn. Seed propagation is also possible: it is necessary to sow them in spring, seeds will germinate in about a month.
- Contraindications: individual intolerance, increased blood clotting, pregnancy.
- Side effects:Loose stools. In case of occurrence, it is necessary to stop taking medications of the cuff.
Medical recipes with a cuff
40 g of a dry grass of a cuff fill in with liter of boiled water, insist until it cools a bit (it becomes warm, but not hot) and strain. Wring out the remaining raw materials. Take a piece of gauze and soak it in the infusion. Apply compresses on the skin in areas where there is cellulite. (Before the procedure, it is necessary to take a bath, thoroughly steam the skin.) And the squeezed raw material in a warm form can be put on dry gauze and put on problem areas for 30-40 minutes.
Infusion of cellulite
10 g of dry grass mixed with 30 g of fresh grass cuff, pour boiling water, leave for 60 minutes, then strain. Take an infusion of ¼ cup each day before meals. To enhance the effect against cellulite, you can add a spoonful of birch buds or a spoonful of dry parsley to a mixture of dry and fresh cuffs. And cook in the same way. Take as well: one quarter cup each time before eating.
Infusion cuff from inflammations
Pour 1 tablespoon of dry grass into a container and pour 1 cup boiling water. It is best to cook this infusion in a thermos. Insist for 1 hour, every 10-15 minutes, slightly shaking the thermos, then strain. With a copious runny nose and nosebleeds, this infusion will help you: rinse the nasal cavity until the problem disappears. If you have thinning, heavy menstruation and bleeding, blot the swab with this infusion and place it in the vagina. Change its course every hour: 3-5 tampons a day until the ailments disappear completely.
Cuff for caverns in the lungs and diarrhea
- 130 g cuff grass pour 1 liter of warmed wine. Insist until cool, strain. Take 1 glass before each meal.
- 1 tablespoon of herb cuff, 1 tablespoon of Chernobyl, 1 tablespoon of Althea root mix, pour 500 ml of Cahors (or other red wine). Bring the mixture to a boil and let cool. After strain. Drink broth strongly heated to 125 ml 5 times a day. (Every day, the first reception should be in the morning on an empty stomach.)
Infusion on water
4 teaspoons of the dried leaves of the cuff pour 1 cup of boiling water and leave to infuse for 4 hours, then strain. Take 50-60 ml before each meal. Young girls are advised to drink this infusion to cleanse their skin from rashes. For a greater effect, another variant of this infusion is recommended: prepare the mixture by combining the grass of the cuff and the violet tricolor in equal proportions. Fill with 2 parts of boiling water, leave for 4 hours, strain. Take 0.5 cups each time before eating.
In breast, uterus, ovarian cancer
Mix 1 pinch of white counterbalance with a white note, pour a glass of boiling water and leave for 15-20 minutes. It is recommended to drink a few sips at a time up to 1 cup of cold infusion per day.
Cuff for epilepsy and obesity
3 tablespoons of chopped grass cuff pour 2 cups boiling water, let it brew for 4 hours, strain. Drink 125 ml before each meal. The treatment is carried out in 2-3 courses. 1 course lasts 3 months.
Cuff in cooking
This plant can also be used as food. The taste of the cuff is tart, slightly bitter, smell. Cuff is good in salads, soups, and many other dishes. Herb cuffs can be dried not only as a medicinal raw material, but also to be used as a seasoning for the first and second courses. The leaves of the cuff are also usually salted with vegetables and herbs.
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