An alternative to many synthetic drugs are plants with healing properties. One of them is the Japanese Sophora, the medicinal properties and contraindications of which will be useful for those who want to be treated without pills. Useful to fans of natural healing and recipe tinctures.
This woody plant belongs to the legume family, it grows mainly in China, Japan, and South Korea. In our country, other types of Sophora grow, and the Japanese, accustomed to loamy soils, grow in small quantities in the Caucasus and the Crimea. However, its use as part of folk recipes and medicines is quite common in our latitudes. In addition to its medicinal properties, Sophora Japanese has contraindications, the list of which is important to familiarize with before using the plant for health purposes.
Composition and medicinal properties
The widespread use of Sophora Japanese in traditional medicine due to the unique composition of its fruits and flowers. They contain a large number of alkaloids (they have an analgesic effect) and glycosides (they have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system). The benefits of fruits is the high content of quercetin in them. It is an antioxidant, provides an anesthetic effect, promotes tissue repair. Another important property of Sophora is that it reduces the severity of allergies (not caused by its components), and is also effective in cases of poisoning. In addition, flowers and fruits are used for:
- weakening of immunity;
- chronic diseases of the digestive tract;
- upper respiratory tract diseases;
- with the aim of preparing patients with oncological diseases for chemotherapy;
- with tuberculosis.
You can not take Sophora and medicines based on it with:
- allergic response of the body to its components;
- liver and kidney disease;
- pregnancy and during feeding.
These contraindications are for internal use. For local use (for example, for the treatment of purulent processes or injuries) only one restriction - the presence of individual intolerance. She declares herself a rash, redness, discomfort at the site of application.
Tincture of Japanese Sophora
Most often, the fruits and buds of Sophora are used in tinctures. There are several of their recipes. Here are the best methods and regimens for internal use.
- For problems with the heart and blood vessels (atherosclerosis, post stroke), as well as diabetes and problems with the gastrointestinal tract (gastritis, ulcers, colitis, biliary dyskinesia):
grind 50 g of Sophora fruit, pour vodka (0.5 l), insist for a month (in a dark cool place), sometimes shake it up. You need to take 3 times a day before meals, 20 drops (can be diluted in 100 ml of water). The course is a month.
Alcohol tincture enhances the healing properties of Sophora Japanese, increasing the concentration of its components. However, contraindications in this case are supplemented with the use of drugs that are not compatible with alcohol, alcoholism and mental problems.
- Tincture with chronic hypertension:
Dried Sophora flowers (20 g) are ground and poured with boiling water (1 cup), we take medical alcohol (previously diluted with water to a concentration of 70%), leave for 1 week. Take 30 drops after a meal 3 times a day. A lasting effect is observed after a month of regular use. Breaks do not need. This tincture is a great alternative to pressure pills.
- With climax, edema, for preparation in chemotherapy:
chopped fruits (1 tbsp. spoon) pour boiling water (1 cup) and leave for 30 minutes. Remove the remnants of the fruit. Take 3 times a day before meals for a tablespoon. The course is a month. After you need to take a break (14-20 days), then the reception can be repeated.
For external use:
- With strong hair loss:
Sophora seeds (2 tbsp. spoons) pour boiling water (0.5 l), insist and filter. You can cook in a water bath for 10 minutes. Apply the resulting solution to clean, damp hair, ideally combined with a scalp massage. Leave for 30 minutes, wash off. The effect is due to the increased circulation of the scalp.
- For wounds, burns, boils and other damage to the upper layers of the skin:
30 g of crushed fruits are poured with boiling water (1 cup), infused and filtered. Used for dressing, irrigation, lotions. This infusion has antimicrobial and healing effects.
Reviews on the use of Japanese Sophora
Alcoholic tinctures and decoctions based on this plant are successfully used by both young and elderly people. From patients who are familiar with the healing properties and contraindications of Sophora Japanese, feedback is mostly favorable. Many people note an improvement in overall well-being, a decrease in the frequency of colds (this is due to the beneficial effect of the plant on the immune system).
Mostly positive are the reviews on the intake of tincture (the recipe is described above) from patients with hypertension: blood pressure indicators are aligned. At the same time, no negative effects (like pills) are observed. Patients who have undergone a course of chemotherapy and used it to prepare for the procedure speak very well about the sophora. Most note a faster recovery process and a reduction in the side effects of anti-cancer drugs. Girls and women who use a prescription for hair loss, say a decrease in this process a month after the start of use.
Negative reviews are related to the fact that in some cases allergic reactions are noted - here everything is individual.
Japanese Sophora - little-known, but very effective plant. Proper use of tinctures and decoctions will improve immunity, cope with many diseases, restore the body. It is only important not to exceed the permissible dose and carefully read the contraindications.