Camel thorn from the family of papilionaceous or leguminous plants.In common plant called tumbleweeds yantak, Alhagi, tsegrik.The most famous kind of camel thorn - ordinary camel thorn, can be found in arid and semiarid zones of Russia (mainly in the south-east), the Caucasus, the Urals, Central Asia Minor, Siberia.Plants grow in the desert, sand, gray soils, river banks and channels.Camel thorn application in medicine has gained recently.Nevertheless, it has been successfully used for the prevention of dysentery in the treatment of ulcers of the stomach, gall bladder, inflammation of the colon, duodenum, gastritis.In some cases, the plant is used to treat a cold, excessive coughing, sore throat.
Description of the plant.
the most part, has the form of camel thorn spiny dwarf shrubs.However, naturally it can be found, though rarely, a perennial herb, up to 1 m in height.
Despite the harsh desert environment, the plant receives the correct amount of water, thanks to a sufficiently long root system (up
plant has a fruit - beans, which can be either chetyrehsemyannye or pyatisemyannye 4 or 5 reniform sprouts, you might say, a square shape.In May and August, camel thorn blooms.
Collecting and harvesting of medicinal raw materials.
roots and herb plants for use in medicine are collected during flowering, as well as after it.Before the dry grass, it is necessary to grind, and then lay out under the shed.The grass is allowed to store 1 year in cardboard boxes or bags.
chemical composition of camel thorn.
Nowadays, the chemical composition of camel thorn is not fully understood.The herb contains organic acids, essential oils, vitamins C, saponins, flavonoids, coumarins, leucoanthocyanins, vitamins B and K, carotene, to 18% of tannins, volatile and traces of alkaloids.Large amounts of vitamin C is found in the young grass plants.The Persian camel-thorn has a lot of sugars, which are formed in the warm weather on the stems and frozen lumps.
drugs based on camel thorn has choleretic, wound healing, styptic, astringent properties.Besides, they have bactericidal activity against streptococci and staphylococci.
Application in medicine.
Preparations of camel thorn applied topically for the treatment of septic wounds, pustular skin diseases such as eczema.In cases of suppurative otitis drug camel thorn buried in the ears.For the treatment of hemorrhoids, and rickets in children grass camel thorn make bath.A good diuretic and antipyretic are frozen lumps of sugar - "manna."They are used for the treatment of dry coughs.Decoction and tincture of herbs used for the treatment of cervical erosion.
root decoction: 200 ml of boiling water brew '20 root, then put on low heat for 25 minutes, insist half an hour, and then filter the.A decoction of the root - a good diuretic, used for dropsy.Take 4 tablespoons three times a day for 30 minutes before eating.According to the drug it is also allowed to be treated for angina, purulent otitis, if adults in the urine tracked sand or observed urinary retention.
infusion powder: 200 ml boiling water needed to brew 1 teaspoonpowder, insist 20 minutes, strain.The resulting infusion is used as an antipyretic agent at high temperature.This infusion can be used for pain in the throat.
To remove abscesses and tumors camel thorn grass used as a compress.Also, the grass is used as baths with joint pain, rheumatism: a bucket of water take '60 herbs, steamed for about an hour, then the infusion is filtered.Patients need to place steamed 30-40 minutes.Hemorrhoids, pustular skin diseases, eczema is used as baths and lotions.