Grass wormwood: healing properties and contraindications, reviews
It is obvious that the acquaintance of a person with this medicinal plant into a romantic date did not grow. This is due to the fact that the herb wormwood is bitter, the healing properties of which we consider in this article is a very poisonous plant. To date, there are still cases of poisoning her, especially for livestock. This plant is common in a huge part of Russia. Especially a lot of this grass grows in the Caspian lowland. Residents of these places carefully protect their horses from eating it.
There is credible evidence that in the Kizlyar area during the period of the Persian campaign of Peter I, the Russian army missed about half a thousand horses that had been poisoned by this plant overnight. In order for the horse to die, just 0.5 kg of fresh grass is enough. At the same time we are talking about a very useful plant.In this article, you will learn what wormwood is. We will also consider the therapeutic properties and contraindications, reviews, distribution and its chemical composition. But about everything in turn.
Wormwood herb, the healing properties of which are described in this article, is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Compositae family. There are a lot of its species (about 400), only in the territory of our country more than 100 can be counted.
If we talk specifically about wormwood, then in this species there are other names: wormwood real, white, field, Yemshan, widows grass, etc.
The plant can reach a height of 1.5 meters, sometimes there are bushes up to two meters. It has a branchy upright stalk. The plant is completely covered with the pubescence of felt-silver shade.
Core root system, branched root.
The lower leaves are long-petiolate, twice-thrice-dissected, the middle leaves are short-petiolate, double-dissected, the upper leaves are sessile, feathery, or triplex-separate.
The flowers are wormwood tubular, yellow. Bisexual - median flowers, pistillate - marginal.The flowers are collected in small spherical baskets, which are about 4 mm in diameter. They are collected in the brush, forming in turn paniculate narrow inflorescences. Wormwood blooms in early summer.
In the described plant, the fruit is a pointed seed of a rich brownish color, the length of which is about 1 millimeter. Fruits fully ripen in early fall.
Botanists are almost unanimous in their opinion that North Africa, Western Asia and Europe are the birthplace of this plant. Wormwood (its healing properties are described in detail in this article) is growing almost throughout the European part of our country.
This grass loves to grow along the borders of fields, roads, in vegetable gardens and overgrown fields, on forest edges and meadows. The plant is quite demanding on the soil, it does not tolerate waterlogging, acidification, dryness of the upper layer of the earth.
At present, wormwood is bitter, the healing properties of which allow it to be used in combating various diseases (we will talk about this article below) are also found in North America, as it is cultivated as an oilseed crop. In this regard, is no exception, and our country.
Preparation of raw materials
Wormwood healing properties of its showed in the treatment of a variety of diseases. Medical use finds her leaf, also go to the course of the tops of the shoots.
It is worth noting that the collection of raw materials occurs during flowering or on the eve of this.
Procurement occurs in two steps.
- Collect basal leaves, do it necessarily at the moment when the buds are still just swollen.
- The tops of the shoots are cut at the time of flowering.
When collecting, it is necessary to strictly adhere to these terms, since after the wormwood has withered flowers, the medicinal value of the plant sharply decreases.
After collecting, the raw materials are quickly laid out in a layer, no more than five centimeters thick, in the shade, in ventilated rooms (in dry weather - under a shed or in the attic). You can use for this purpose a special dryer. Drying raw materials are turned over every day, thereby preventing its blackening. The fragility of the stems is a sign of the required degree of drying.
Wormwood prepared in this way should be stored in cardboard boxes or in tight bags. Time - no more than two years.
The main active ingredients of wormwood are bitter glycosides (artabsin, anabsintin and absinthin) and essential oil. It consists of thujone, tuylic alcohol, phellandrene, cadinene, hamazulenogen, pinene, bizobolon, cadinene, selenene, etc., saponins and flavonoids, organic acids (malic and succinic), tannins, carotene, ascorbic acid, potassium salts, some mineral elements (selenium, molybdenum, bromine), etc.
Especially prized wormwood oil, which is a thick liquid of blue-green or blue color, has a bitter taste and a peculiar odor. Essential oil is made by steam distillation.
The healing properties of wormwood. Reviews
Wormwood preparations are used as agents that stimulate appetite. Substances that are part of this plant, accelerate the work of the glands of the gastrointestinal tract, at the same time providing a choleretic effect. In addition, the drugs improve digestion due to increased excitability and improved reaction of the nerve endings of the entire gastrointestinal tract to incoming food.
The composition of this plant - a huge number of substances that have anti-inflammatory properties.The fungicidal and bactericidal components of these drugs are incredibly strong. Best of all, their work is manifested in wormwood oil, which is similar in pharmacological properties to camphor. In Russia, it was not by chance that it was used as an effective wound-healing agent.
Reading reviews about this plant, you can learn that wormwood has the following healing properties:
- removing bloating, carminative;
- anthelmintic (anthelmintic), etc.
Indications for the use of drugs wormwood are considered to be:
- gastritis, duodenal ulcer and stomach;
- lack of appetite, as well as weakness of the digestive tract;
- obesity, flatulence;
- kidney and liver disease;
- pulmonary tuberculosis;
- bad breath caused by gingivitis, periodontal disease;
- migraine, insomnia, neurasthenia;
- insect bites;
- frostbite, burns, non-healing ulcers and wounds.
Now consider the recipes that use this herb.
Wormwood bitter healing properties in gynecology also shows - it is used as an effective anti-inflammatory agent. It is also used for asthma, rheumatism, burns, eczema.
Also actively used from this plant are prepared tincture, tincture. Wormwood bitter healing properties are very interesting - its juice is used to increase appetite, and in addition, as an effective means to accelerate the digestive abilities of the gastrointestinal tract.
As a compress, externally wormwood preparations are used in the treatment of bruises, diseases of the joints; in the form of ointment - in the treatment of wounds, frostbites, fistulas, ulcers.
To improve digestion, wormwood spreads bitter medicinal properties (you can see a photo of the plant in this article). It is used for abdominal distension, feeling of fullness in the stomach and increased gas formation. To do this, a spoonful of chopped herbs should be poured with a glass of boiling water, insist for 20 minutes, strain it thoroughly. Drink a third of a cup three times a day before meals.
This infusion can rinse the mouth to eliminate bad breath from the mouth.
With the help of wormwood, it is easy to get rid of many types of worms.The plant itself can be used, as well as herbal preparations with it. Such cleansing should be done by everyone, because medical research shows that about 90% of people in their bodies have very different parasites.
Fight against parasites
What else has wormwood healing properties? From parasites, it helps very well. For cleansing, you need to take a teaspoon of herbs, fill it with hot water and put on slow fire for 10 minutes. After that, cool the broth to 35 ˚ C, strain, fill the syringe with a tool, then insert the tip into the anus, gently insert the broth. This procedure must be done every day for 10 days.
By the way, this broth can be used by women. Douching them will help get rid of various infectious diseases. This therapy should be carried out only after talking with a doctor and with antibiotics, therefore, do not engage in self-treatment.
Another way to cleanse
It is necessary to take the same parts of cloves, herbs of wormwood, flax seeds and mix everything. Take a tablespoon of the mixture in your mouth and immediately drink a glass of fresh carrot juice.The idea is that wormwood kills adult parasites, the cloves - their eggs and larvae, while flax seeds allow you to quickly remove it all from the intestines. In addition, these plants have an excellent enveloping effect.
It should also be noted that dry wormwood works more effectively to expel parasites, since infusions and decoctions are mainly absorbed in the upper parts of the gastrointestinal tract, and it does not reach the large intestine, the main site of accumulation of various parasites. The active ingredients of dry grass fall into all parts of the intestines.
Mix equal parts crushed fresh pumpkin seeds and dried leaves of wormwood. Mix in proportions 1: 3 pour vodka (three parts of vodka). Enough 1 half a liter bottle of it. The resulting remedy is to insist 7 days in a warm place. Tincture is necessary to take 30 ml before meals twice a day. The course of such treatment is 1 week.
Very deep and comprehensive cleaning
Wormwood healing properties and contraindications is very different. As we have already found out above, it helps a person get rid of parasites. For the following recipe, you must prepare 100 g of chopped herb.The first three days should be taken every two hours for 2/3 teaspoons of herbs, while squeezing it with plenty of water. From 4 to 8 days, the number of receptions should be reduced to 4.
During the period of cleansing, malaise, weakness, pain in the joints and right hypochondrium may occur, small stones may begin to move away in the gallbladder and kidneys. Therefore, in case of kidney and gallstone diseases, cleansing should be carried out only after consulting a doctor.
For this cleaning, you can use a mixture of equal shares of clove, tansy and wormwood.
Wormwood, healing properties and contraindications to the reception of which are interesting to people from ancient times - a poisonous plant. Using its drugs without strict adherence to dosage can cause mental disorder, poisoning of the whole body and renal failure.
Therefore, wormwood (healing properties and its contraindications are described in detail in this article) should not be used for more than two weeks. Treatment can be repeated at least 2 weeks after the last course.
Wormwood: healing properties and contraindications, reviews
Reading the reviews of this plant, you can find out that it is a very effective means to combat the very different parasites that may be in the human body. The negative moment is the strong bitterness of this herb and the infusions, decoctions of it.