One of his "folk" names - adonis - adonis received for bright yellow flowers. Also, at one time he was nicknamed “shut grass”, since in ancient times it successfully treated edema, which at that time was called “constipation”. Over the centuries, the familiarity of mankind with this plant in folk medicine has revealed many of the healing properties of adonis. Among them, the fight against various diseases of the cardiovascular system, blood circulation and urinary organs.
Help - Adonis Spring
Spring Adonis is a semi-shrub from the ranunculus family, reaching a height of up to 0.4 m. The rhizome is short, dark brown in color, several stems, straight, bare. The base of each stem is covered with brown scales. Stem leaves are sessile, palmatologicly dissected into many narrow slices, grow alternately. Flowers solitary, medium size, golden yellow color; consist of twelve or more oblong petals. The fruit is a dry achenome. Flowering time: May-June. Adonis fructifies in July.
Where to look for spring adonis?
Spring adonis is widespread in Russia almost everywhere. Most often it can be found on forest edges and glades of forests (as a rule, birch), in black-earth steppes, on dry open slopes and ravines.
Features of adonis spring collection
The whole above-ground part of the spring adonis (stems, leaves and flowers), called adonis grass, is used as a medicinal raw material. Before you start collecting medicinal raw materials, pay attention to the fact that adonis reproduces only by seeds, and only a small part of them germinates.
In addition, the plant develops very slowly - before the shrub can produce a crop, 2-3 decades pass. Therefore, during the collection, you must ensure the further safety of Adonis thickets. Do not pull out the shoots - this way you injure the renewal buds, because of which the plant will grow even longer or die at all. To ensure further insemination of the plot, leave intact 1-2 good shrubs within 100 square meters. Repeated collection of raw materials at the same place can be made not earlier than in 3 years.
The collection should be carried out from the beginning of flowering until the fruit ripens. Adonis grass must be cut a little higher than brown scales. You can dry the raw materials in the shade in the fresh air or in a regularly ventilated room, spreading the adonis in a thin layer and often turning it over. Properly dried raw materials preserve the color of the fresh plant, have a bitter taste and a faint odor. It is best to store adonis dry grass after first bundling it and placing it in a box or any other opaque containers. Shelf life - 2 years. When in contact with raw materials, use extreme caution as the plant is poisonous. Wear thick mittens during the collection and further work with raw materials.
Contraindications: acute and chronic gastritis, ulcers, enterocolitis; Adonis is also contraindicated in pregnant women and children under 3 years old.
Adonis spring side effects
Potent plant! Take only as prescribed by a doctor and under his strict supervision. An overdose with adonis preparations of spring is fraught with grave consequences, even death! Nervous arousal, disturbed gastrointestinal activity, nausea and vomiting are also possible.
Adonis Spring Treatment Recipes
6 teaspoons of dry chopped adonis herb spring pour 1 cup of boiling water, leave for 10 minutes, then strain and squeeze. Take the infusion should be 1 tablespoon 2-3 times a day.
1 tablespoon of dry chopped grass of adonis spring pour 2 cups boiling water, leave for 20 minutes, strain and cool to room temperature. Take 1 tablespoon of infusion 4 times a day.
The shelf life of infusion 1 and infusion 2 - 2-3 days. Keep refrigerated.
Infusion from heart disease
1 teaspoon of dry chopped adonis grass, cover with 1 cup of boiling water, cover and leave in a dark place for 2 days, then strain and squeeze. Take 1 tablespoon before each meal.
Infusion adonis spring for children
1 tablespoon of dry chopped grass adonis spring pour 2.5 cups of boiling water, leave for 15 minutes, then strain. Give the child 1 teaspoon of infusion 1-2 times a day, based on the age and condition of the patient.
Infusion to increase blood pressure
1 tablespoon of raw adonis spring pour 1 glass of boiling water, leave for 30 minutes, then strain and squeeze. Take 1 teaspoon cold before each meal. Infusion increases blood pressure, stimulates the heart, and also has a calming effect.
Adonis spring from insomnia
1 part of the dry crushed raw material adonis spring pour 10 parts of 40% alcohol and leave in a dark place for 2 weeks, then strain and squeeze. Take as a light sedative and hypnotic, 15 drops 3 times a day.
Adonis spring from myositis
1 tablespoon of dry minced raw adonis spring pour 300 ml of boiling water, wrap carefully with a towel and leave for 60 minutes, then strain and squeeze. For pain in the joints and muscles, take 1 tablespoon of infusion 3 times a day. The course of treatment is 1 month, the break between courses is at least 10 days.
1 tablespoon of the dry crushed raw materials of spring adonis pour 400 ml of boiling water, leave for 2 hours in a dark place, then strain and squeeze out the raw materials. Take 1 tablespoon from 1 to 3 times per day, depending on the need.
Infusion to recover from a stroke
2 teaspoons of raw adonis spring pour 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 3 hours, strain. Take the infusion of 10 ml 3 times a day for 2 weeks, then take a break for 1 week and repeat the administration of the drug. So do a few courses of treatment with infusion of adonis with obligatory breaks between courses (some substances contained in adonis are poorly excreted from the body), it is desirable to treat within six months, then the body can fully recover.