The Common Wintergrower, or Umbrella, is a plant that definitely cannot be called famous in folk medicine. Although it allows you to cope with various diseases, primarily of an inflammatory nature. To properly use this gift of nature, you need to get acquainted with this grass closer.
Description of the botanical features of the umbrellas
Umbrella Winterfish is a plant of the same genus that is part of the Vereskov family. It got its name due to the fact that during the winter it retains green foliage under the snow.
The area of grass growth is the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere. Most often, the plant can be seen in North America, where it has been used since ancient times as a raw material for creating medicines. You can find it in Eurasia: in non-chernozem areas, in Siberia and the Far East. Kingfisher prefers to grow in forests, especially pine trees with sandy and sandy loamy soil.
This is a perennial plant. Its flowers on long legs, collected in inflorescences of the type of "umbrella", drooping. Petals are painted in light pink or (less commonly) white. Flowering occurs in June and July. An interesting feature of the family is the secretion of mucous consistency by liquid flowerswhich has an unobtrusive pleasant aroma. The leathery leaves of the winterhawk remain green under the snow.
Umbrella frogfish in some regions is considered an endangered species in need of protective measures. So, in the Komi Republic of Russia, the plant is listed in the Red Book.
Another name for grass
The scientific name of the species is Chimaphila umbellata, by which it is known in the official botanical classification. But the plant is also familiar as an ingredient for medicinal drugs in folk medicine, so the winterhawk also has other names used between people in everyday life. For example:
- "Winter grass", because the leaves remain green in the snow;
- "Lifting grass", as traditional healers advise drinking medicine from it when dropping organs caused by weight lifting. This is especially true for the female reproductive system.
- "Bitter grass" for a characteristic aftertaste.
- "Boron Drive";
- "The Jar";
- "Pear" or "Pear".
Perhaps this is not a complete list of names of the winterhub, because in different places they give it their unofficial name.
When to collect the umbilical umbrella
Useful and medicinal properties of the winterhub
How can a winter-lover help a person in the fight against illnesses and poor health? First of all, it contains substances that have the most diverse effects on the body. Among them:
- methyl esters;
- various organic compounds;
- flavanoids, etc.
Due to such a variety of components (both of natural origin and environmentally friendly), the winterhard is used to produce one or several therapeutic effects. In particular, folk remedies made on the basis of the plant affect health as follows:
- reduce or completely eliminate the inflammatory process;
- perform the role of a mild anesthetic;
- liquid and mucus are removed from organs;
- destroy pathogenic microorganisms that are pathogens;
- contribute to the speedy removal from the body of toxic substances that provoke poisoning (including nitrogen and chloride salts);
- stimulate the functioning of the human immune system, thereby increasing resistance to diseases;
- raise vitality, improve mood and well-being in general.
Unfortunately, pharmacists on the territory of the former Soviet Union did not appreciate the umbrella winter-lover. But in Germany and the USA, things are different: the plant is widely used for the manufacture of medicines. In Russia, the use of its impressive properties remains the work of folk healers and healers. Mostly the winterhub is used in the Altai Territory and Siberian regions, where the plant is very common.
Collection, preparation and storage of medicinal raw materials
The Wintergrower is harvested in the summer months when it blooms. During this period, the concentration of substances in the plant is most suitable for creating drugs. It is recommended to pay attention to the weather forecast: if there will be precipitation in the near future, then drying the grass will be problematic.
The green part of the icefish is cut with a sharp knife, immediately cutting off and discarding leaves with darkening, signs of rot and disease. Dried shoots in partial shade or complete shade, preferably in the fresh air. In order for the plants to dry uniformly, they are periodically turned over. The best option would be to collect the winterhubs in brooms suspended with a cut up.
When the grass has completely dried, it remains to pack it in bags of paper or fabric: the blank must "breathe" fresh air, otherwise the appearance of mold will not take long. Store dried winterjaw in a dark and ventilated place where there is no moisture. Shelf life when creating favorable conditions is 2 years from the date of collection.
Contraindications and Precautions
Although natural remedies are much safer than chemical ones, you need to remember that they also have contraindications. So, it is not recommended to use a winter-lover when:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- allergies to the plant;
- tendency to constipation;
- individual intolerance to the substances that make up the winterhub.
To check the body's reaction to taking a new drug, for the first dose you need to take a small dosage. If a person has skin diseases, it is recommended to moisten a patch of skin with infusion or decoction first. If redness or itching occurs, taking a medication with a winter hemorrhoid is strictly contraindicated.
And of course, two golden rules of traditional medicine: no matter how good the natural remedies are, far from always they can fully replace traditional therapy, although they become an excellent tool. But you can use them only after the approval of the attending physician!
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What is the treatment of the Umbrella Umbrella?
Zimolyubka produces a good anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, therefore it is used in the treatment of:
- diseases of the genitourinary system in both men and women;
- arthritis of various etiologies, rheumatism and gout;
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (colitis, ulcer, etc.), especially caused by the activity of pathogenic microorganisms;
- metabolic disorders (diabetes mellitus);
- pulmonary or intestinal tuberculosis;
- omission of organs;
- decline in vitality.
Thus, the treatment of an umbilical umbilicalis is relevant for various groups of patients.
The use of the winteris in gynecology
The Winterhub is beneficial for women's health:
- The simplest problem that the plant can help with is irregular and (or painful periods).
- The grass will also help with inflammatory diseases of the female organs, including those associated with STDs.
- If a woman has polycystic disease, which causes hormonal imbalance, then a winterhurk will help in restoring normal ovarian function.
- The most “complex” diseases in which the grass will help to go on the path to recovery are prolapse of the uterus or cancer, breast tumors.
Umbrella Slimming Umbrella
Grass will also help those who want to lose weight. Substances contained in the winterhubol actively break down fat, accelerate metabolism and remove toxins from the body, which has a tonic effect.
One intake of herbal preparations for weight loss, of course, will not be enough. But in combination with proper nutrition and physical activity, this herb will help to put the figure in order.
Treatment of diseases of the genitourinary system
Zimolyubka helps with kidney diseases and "male diseases." For example, with ailments and pathologies of urethra. The grass will help to cope with such delicate diseases as prostatitis and prostate adenoma. And antimicrobial properties will provide invaluable help for STDs.
Recipes of decoctions and infusions with a winterhub
There are three main forms in which the plant takes:
- Infusion: 1 teaspoon per 250 ml of boiling water, leave for 4 hours. After this, the liquid must be filtered and taken in a third of a glass 45 minutes before eating.
- Decoction: 1 tablespoon in 250 ml of water, boil for 1 minute and leave for a couple of hours. After straining, take 2 tablespoons 3 times a day before meals.
- Tea: 1 teaspoon per 250 ml of boiling water, leave for half an hour. Take 80 ml three times a day.
To make the taste more pleasant, you can add sugar, which neutralizes the natural bitterness. Of course, this option is not suitable for diabetics. Also, do not forget about the tonic effect, excluding the reception in the evening hours 4 hours before bedtime.
It is possible to buy an umbrella winter hobby in any regions. True, it is unlikely to be able to find her in the pharmacy: you need to bypass specialized phyto-shops. But tea, infusion or decoction from this wonderful plant will help to cope with various ailments and increase vitality.