Wintergreen rotundifolia gave the name to the genus grushanok due to its appearance: its leaves resemble the leaves of pear.In the old days in the Tver area leaves used in the preparation of wine, so it is still referred to as the culprit.But the most common name wintergreen umbrella (Pyrola umbellata L (Lat.)) - Wintergreen umbrella.In today's publication, we consider a general description of wintergreen umbrella, the place of its growing, harvesting methods, chemical composition, as well as the healing properties of wintergreen umbrella and methods of use of this plant in folk medicine.
Description wintergreen umbrella
This is a perennial herb belonging to the family of grushankovyh.The height of the stem is 20 cm, as a rule, it is erect, the root - creeping.At the bottom of the plant shoots branched, ascending.Leaves are oblanceolate-wedge shape, they are sharply serrated, korotkocherenkovye wintering, the bottom close to the stalk, and on top - leathery, dark green.The flowers are pink wintergr
Umbrella wintergreen often can be found in pine forests, but be careful not to confuse it with the lily of the valley, because they are very similar.Wintergreen is growing in Russia (the European part), in the Amur region, Primorye, Sakhalin, Western Siberia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Harvesting of the winter
preform wintergreen umbrella produced during flowering, this plant grass cut and dried in the shade.
chemical composition of plants
The structure of wintergreen umbrella include: gomoarbutin, flavonoids, tannins, hyperoside, arbutin, kaempferol, himafilin, amyrin, avikulyarin, erokolin, gallic acid, urson, quinic acid, resins, mucus,grayanotoxin gum, and the organic acid.Wintergreen umbrella, but rather a description, as a medicinal plant, can be found in the British Pharmaceutical Code and the US on the form.
Medicinal properties of wintergreen umbrella
Wintergreen Umbrella has actions such as anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and diuretic.In homeopathy, used the leaves of the medicinal plants.Essence of wintergreen is used for kidney stones, cystitis, albuminuria, nephritis, urinary retention, urethral narrowing, hematuria, gonorrhea.By its healing properties wintergreen resembles bearberry, but compared with her wintergreen weaker.
Use of plants in traditional medicine
As a medicinal plant wintergreen is used for edema, gout, diseases of the joints, and ascites.Water decoction of the plant improves appetite and digestion, reduces blood sugar levels.Also wintergreen umbrella used as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory remedy for toothache, as a painkiller - after giving birth, as a tonic and tonic - during exercise, as an expectorant and disinfectant - for tuberculosis.
Water decoction is also used in diseases of the stomach and duodenum, intestinal tuberculosis, chronic constipation, delayed menstruation chronic colitis and enterocolitis and chronic prostatitis.
With tumors of the mammary glands, lip glands carcinoma apply a poultice of herbs.
In folk medicine, in violation of the menstrual cycle, treatment of purulent wounds and as a hemostatic take a decoction of wintergreen.In Belarus, homeopaths use in the treatment of cystitis, gastritis and chronic colitis water decoction of dried leaves and grass plants.Alcohol tincture and medicinal tincture taken for chronic kidney disease, edema, chronic diseases of the bladder and urinary tract in diseases of the prostate, swelling of the liver and heart disease after birth.
Dosing and Administration
To prepare the grass wintergreen umbrella (2 tsp) pour boiling water (1 cup) and let stand for two hours.Strained infusion take 2 tablespoons 3 times a day.
Broth Broth do as follows: dry grass plants (10 g) to crush, add water (1 cup) and cook on low heat for 7 minutes.Then infused for 1.5 hours and strain.Take before meals for 1 tablespoon of the boat 3 times a day.
Upon receipt of wintergreen umbrella observe the dosage.When kidney disease, consult a physician.