TAVOLGA VYAZOLISTNAYA – NATURAL ASPIRIN
Perennial herb of the Rosaceae family. In Ukraine, it is found almost everywhere, with the exception of the steppe regions. It grows on the slopes of ravines, in river valleys, in damp and swampy meadows, in the armholes of rivers, along the shores of lakes, in sparse forests, in glades.
Safe for the body, it is a real support for the heart and clogged blood vessels, sore joints.
Meadowsweet or meadowsweet, used as:
wound healing agent.
Relieves inflammation in:
skin diseases (eczema, neurodermatitis),
diseases of the oral cavity (stomatitis, gingivitis, periodontal disease).
effectively thins the blood,
lowers blood pressure,
promotes resorption of blood clots in blood vessels,
helps with atherosclerosis,
improves cerebral circulation.
Meadowsweet tea is used as:
a diuretic for nephritis, diseases of the bladder, gout, rheumatism,
hemostatic agent for diseases of the stomach, heart, hypertension, hernia.
Meadowsweet powder is used for diaper rash, including in babies as a powder.
A decoction of the herb helps with:
bronchial asthma, bronchitis,
leucorrhoea and diarrhea,
festering and non-healing wounds, fistulas, ulcers.
Meadowsweet or meadowsweet
“Tavolga treats 40 diseases.” There is a belief that the meadowsweet was called a meadowsweet by the hunters because it served them as a shelter – a storage shed – in order to track down ducks. The meadowsweet has been widely used in folk medicine since ancient times. It blooms for a rather long time from June to the end of July, at this time the tops-panicles with a small number of leaves were torn off. In the villages and now in many baths you will see brooms made of dry meadowsweet grass.
The meadowsweet flowers exude the most delicate aroma of honey, vanilla, almond. From the end of June to the end of July, hardworking bees hum over the white fluffy panicles of meadowsweet flowers. The flower consists of small white or light creamy five petals.
It is necessary to pay attention to how to recognize the meadowsweet, because it differs from other species – for example, the six-petal meadowsweet has spherical thickenings on the rhizomes (hence the name: meadowsweet nuts). These are two different types of meadowsweet. And they also differ in their effect on the body. The meadowsweet is a perennial herb up to 2 meters high. The stem is ribbed, the leaves are alternate pinnate, large, dark green above, and white-tomentose below. Slices of each leaf are ovate-lanceolate, sharp, serrated along the edge. The fruit is a composite achene, consisting of spirally twisted achenes. The rhizome is creeping. In the meadowsweet, it is without thickenings.
Where can you find the meadowsweet? It can be found along the banks of rivers, on swampy and flooded meadows, along grassy swamps in forests, in wetlands of Ukraine, central Russia, in Altai, in the Urals, in the Far East.
Meadowsweet grass contains essential oils, glycosides gaulterin, spirein, heliotropin, vanillin, terpein, tannins, vitamin C, wax,
fats. The flowers contain essential oil, the phenolic glycoside spirein, and the rhizome contains the glycoside gaulterin, which, upon hydrolysis, breaks down to form
the irritating substance of salicylic acid methyl ester (methyl salicylate).
In our folk medicine, meadowsweet is used as:
1. astringent for diarrhea,
6. stimulating immunity,
11.the pain reliever,
This herb is the most natural healer!
Glycosides and other active substances contained in the flowers and roots of meadowsweet meadowsweet lead to its use as an antiviral and immunostimulating agent.
Tincture of meadowsweet seeds in folk medicine is used for rehabilitation treatment after a stroke.
Composition and preparation: pour 2 teaspoons of meadowsweet seeds with 1/2 cup of vodka, let it brew for 14 days in a dark, cool place. Shake daily. Strain. Take 1 dessert spoon in water 3 times a day with meals. The course is 21 days, then a break of at least 7 days.
The tincture is not recommended for people with liver disease due to the alcohol content.
In folk medicine, meadowsweet is widely used for:
Colds, flu, herpes,
In gynecology in the treatment of infertility, endometriosis, erosion, thrush (in the form of douching)
A water infusion of meadowsweet is prepared (it is suitable both inside and for douching): 4 teaspoons of meadowsweet herb are poured with 1 glass of boiling water, boiled in a water bath for 15 minutes, filtered. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day by mouth.
The famous Bulgarian pharmacologist V. Petkov spoke very well about the medicinal properties of meadowsweet, V. Petkov, he recommended an aqueous infusion of meadowsweet for gout and edema. In Russia V.I.Dubin was engaged in meadowsweet. He recommended using meadowsweet for shingles, herpes, influenza, acute respiratory infections, in the complex treatment of viral hepatitis and pancreatitis.
In the folk medicine of Siberia, even now the infusion of meadowsweet herb with flowers is used for heart disease, tachycardia, suffocation, as well as for migraines and headaches in the form of tea: 1 tablespoon of meadowsweet flowers and leaves per 0.5 liter of boiling water, let it brew, drink like tea.
The optimal dose of meadowsweet per day is 3 grams of crushed dry herb with flowers.
The meadowsweet is used as an antitoxic agent up to the treatment of alcohol poisoning, as well as for snake bites.
In these cases, a saturated infusion of flowers is used: 2 teaspoons of dried flowers are poured with 1 glass of boiling water, infused for 20 minutes and taken 2 tablespoons 6 times a day.
Outwardly, the same infusion of meadowsweet grass is used to treat wounds, pustules, acne, boils, psoriasis, as well as to treat burns, in addition to improve hair growth, in the form of enemas for hemorrhoids, in the form of douching for gynecological diseases.
In tsarist Russia, zemstvo doctors successfully treated rheumatism of the joints with meadowsweet. At the same time, an infusion of herbs with flowers was used inside and an ointment from meadowsweet flowers on interior lard or badger lard was rubbed into the affected joints.
Preparation of the ointment: an ointment is prepared at the rate of 1 part of well-crushed meadowsweet flowers and 5 parts of a fat base. Pre-melt the fat, mix thoroughly with meadowsweet flower powder.
Methyl salicylate contained in meadowsweet will have an anti-inflammatory and warming effect in the form of rubbing with radiculitis, osteochondrosis and joint pain.
In this case, meadowsweet flowers should be ground into a fine powder and rubbed with an equal part of fat or petroleum jelly. You will get an ointment.
Homemade oil of meadowsweet and meadowsweet flowers is used in folk medicine to reduce fever, relieve migraine and headaches, treat sciatica, osteochondrosis, rheumatic pain, joint and muscle pain, and treat colds.
Cooking meadowsweet oil at home: pour 50 grams of chopped meadowsweet herb with olive or sunflower oil so as to cover all the grass, mix. Insist in a dark place for 14 days. Strain. In the beginning, you can warm it up in a water bath, but not boil.
How to use meadowsweet oil:
Rub into a sore spot,
· Do a massage with meadowsweet oil,
Add to shower gel or bath foam,
· Apply to the aroma lamp for colds.
Contraindications for taking meadowsweet are:
Intestinal atony, tendency to constipation,
Hypotension, low blood pressure,
Low platelet count,
For medicinal purposes, the herb with flowers is collected during flowering. Dry in a dark room. Shelf life is 3 years.
Six-petaled meadowsweet – you need to be able to distinguish
There are about 15 species of meadowsweet in nature. We have the most common meadowsweet, six-petal meadowsweet (earthen nuts), common meadowsweet, palm-shaped meadowsweet, Kamchatka meadowsweet. In folk medicine, meadowsweet and six-petal meadowsweet are widely used.
Six-petaled meadowsweet grows in meadows, forest edges, glades of central Russia, in Altai, in the Urals, in the Far East. It is a perennial herb, 30-80 cm high, with an oblique rhizome, its roots are thin, with tuberous, fusiform or almost spherical thickenings. Hence the name – earthen nuts. The stem is erect, ribbed, almost leafless at the top. Basal leaves are larger, intermittently pinnate-compound, with numerous up to 20 pairs of deep serrated lobules, between which are located smaller leaves, stem leaves are smaller with fewer lobes. The leaves are green on both sides, glabrous above, slightly hairy below along the veins. The flowers are regular, white-pink, small, collected at the top of the stem in a fluffy panicle. The aroma of flowers is pleasant, fragrant, honey-almond.
The fruit is a composite achene. Blooms in June.
Unlike meadowsweet meadowsweet, six-petalled meadowsweet grows on dry light forest edges and glades.
The chemical composition of the “ground nut” nodules contains up to 36% tannins. They have an antioxidant, anticancer effect, an astringent effect (for diarrhea), and a hemostatic effect.
The leaves contain the glycoside gaulterin, which is hydrolyzed to release salicylic aldehyde. This causes anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-edema effect. A small amount of ascorbic acid was found in the leaves. Found flavonoids, phenol compounds, phenylcarboxylic acids, catechins, essential oils, glycosides, fatty acids, wax. The chemical composition explains the application.
Previously used in scientific medicine rhizome with roots in the collection of Zdrenko.
In folk medicine, herb is used as a hemostatic (unlike meadowsweet), antihemorrhoidal, astringent, as well as for pain in the stomach, and nodules in the complex treatment of leukemia and blood diseases, for immunostimulation in oncology.
The grass is harvested during flowering. Shelf life is 3 years.
The rhizome with roots is dug up when the snow melts (March, April) or in September-October. Rhizome and roots quickly, thoroughly rinse, cut into thin strips. Dry in a well-ventilated area or outdoors under a canopy. The finished raw material is:
rhizomes – whole or cut, uneven, lumpy, up to 10 cm long, up to 1.5 cm thick, dark brown, pinkish at a break;
roots are thin, cylindrical with thickenings in the middle part, longitudinally wrinkled, up to 15 cm long. The smell is characteristic, the taste is bitter-astringent.
A decoction of six-petal meadowsweet roots in folk medicine is used in oncology of various localization, as well as for blood diseases, leukemia.
Decoction recipe: pour 2 teaspoons of chopped roots in an enamel bowl with 1 glass of boiling water, cook in a water bath for 35 minutes, let it brew. Strain.
Take 3 tablespoons 30 minutes before meals 3 times a day. Course 21 days, several courses per year depending on blood tests.