Alder is one of the most popular medicinal tree belonging to the arsenal of the green pharmacy.Distributed sticky alder in the forest-steppe, forest and partly steppe zone of the European part of our country, western Siberia and the Caucasus.It grows in damp areas.Alder is common in forested areas of the European part of Russia and is mainly grown in the valleys of small rivers, streams, on drained soils.Application of alder in folk medicine there since ancient times - cones, bark and leaves of the plant used to treat all sorts of ailments.For example, drugs alder widely used to treat gout, rheumatism, colds, etc.Alder stems during the war began to be used in colitis, chronic and acute enteritis, gastric diseases as an excellent astringent.
Collecting and harvesting of medicinal raw materials.
alder cones begin to gather from late fall and throughout the winter.Stems are black and oval shape, are made up of the rod with it located on fan-shaped scales.With thin ends of branches, they are cut shears a
alder leaves can be harvested in May and June, and bark - in winter and spring.In the cortex, and the cones contain a lot of tannins and other equally useful elements.As part of the inflorescence little moisture, so they quickly dry up in a warm place.From
alder cones, which contain 3.75 per cent gallic acid, 2.33 percent tannin and many other biologically active compounds in medicine is prepared alcoholic tincture, aqueous extracts and other drugs.
recipes and methods of using folk remedies alder.
Infusions and decoctions from the bark of the young and cones have anti-inflammatory, astringent and hemostatic effect.They are indicated for the treatment of acute and chronic inflammation of the intestine under close medical supervision.
To restore the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract after a course of antibiotics and sulfonamides, used a decoction of stems of alder and black: 2 tablespoons minceddry raw materials, pour a glass of water and boil for 15 minutes, then filtered and boiled water is adjusted to the original volume.Drink 1 tbsp3 times a day before meals in a warm form.
fresh leaves of alder treat varicose veins, using them as a compress.
decoction made from the stems of gray alder is useful to take for chronic and acute inflammation of the colon and small intestine, food poisoning, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, goiter, due to the use of antibiotics, dysentery, stomach ulcer.To cook it you need to pour 250 ml of water, 2 tbspdry aggregate fruits, and boil for 15 minutes, then cool, strain, wring out and bring to the original volume using boiled water.Take a half hour before eating half a cup three times a day.The same broth, at the same dosage, and used for colds.
When pharyngitis and tonsillitis gargle used a decoction made from the bark of gray alder.To do this, grind '15 dried bark, pour 250 ml of water and boil for 10 minutes, then insist 30 minutes, strain and bring to the initial volume.Mouthwash for inflammation of the gums using the same broth.
for bleeding in the nose, you can lay the fresh leaves of gray alder, as tampons.
decoction prepared from the leaves of black alder is used to treat gout.'15 Crushed leaves pour 250 ml of water and kept in a water bath for fifteen minutes, insist 45 minutes, then strain, squeeze and bring the volume of boiled water to the original.Take half an hour before meals three times a day for a third cup.
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