Sabelnik (tincture): preparation and use
Sabelnik marsh is one of the most popular medicinal plants that are used in traditional medicine. Our grandmothers used its unique properties and quite successfully.
Sabelnik bog is also called Russian ginseng. And he is on a set of useful properties is not inferior to the famous plant. Sabelnik belongs to the Pink family. It is a perennial shrub with a woody reddish-brown stem. The leaves of the plant are dark green and the flowers are dark red. The sabelnik blossoms from June to July. It can be found in the Far North, the Caucasus, in Siberia, in other regions of Russia. He prefers to grow in swampy places.
In folk medicine, various forms of plant-based medicines are used. The most popular is the marsh cinquefoil tincture. For its preparation are suitable as rhizomes, and aboveground part.The latter is harvested during the flowering period, and the roots - in late autumn. Finding a cinquellum and properly assembling it is not so easy. There is a huge risk of making a mistake and taking what is not necessary. In this regard, people who do not have enough experience should consult with experienced herbalists before picking. After collecting the raw materials must be surrendered to the pharmacy.There he is tested and given the go-ahead to use. Dried plants can be purchased at the pharmacy. At the same time it is necessary to be careful. Carefully inspect the rhizomes before use. They should not have leaves. This suggests that the plant is collected correctly and in a timely manner. It should be noted that we are talking about rhizomes, and not about the roots. The first are an underground stem (escape) of a plant. They are often confused with the roots.
Sabelnik, a tincture of which is very popular in traditional healing, is not used in official medicine. Therefore, its chemical composition is poorly understood. It is known that it contains a large amount of tannins, which allow it to be used as an astringent and anti-inflammatory agent.In the stems and leaves are many trace elements (potassium, phosphorus, copper, magnesium) and ascorbic acid. Preparations on the basis of sabelnik have diaphoretic, hemostatic, wound healing and anesthetic properties. They have an absorbing effect, which makes it possible to do the rubbing in case of mastopathy and tumors of the thyroid gland.
In what cases is used the tincture of sabelnik
Reviews of this tool say that it is great for various diseases. Among them are the following: rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis, bleeding, sciatica, diarrhea, stomach pain, indigestion, flu, breast and stomach cancer, and liver disease. Such a serious list of diseases against which the cinquefoil is effective (tincture or decoction) makes it possible to speak of it as a potent drug. Before using it, consult your doctor. With jaundice, neuralgia, thrombophlebitis, tuberculosis, cholecystitis, hypotension, a decoction from the whole plant helps. Tincture is used in the form of gargling with sore throat.In this form, the plant normalizes metabolism, stops uterine bleeding, treats the bites of rabid animals. In the form of gargles, tincture is also effective for toothache, loosening of the gums and festering wounds. Active substances kill germs and promote faster healing.
Sabelnik, the tincture of which is very useful, easy to prepare. 50 grams of dry rhizomes pour half a liter of vodka. Insist in a dark cool place for three weeks. Shake the mixture periodically. After this period, the tincture must be drained. Properly prepared product should have a brown color, but not straw or light brown. If you do not tolerate alcohol, you can cook a sabelnik in another way. Two tablespoons of leaves pour half a liter of boiling water and insist half an hour. The tincture is taken three times a day before meals, one hundred grams.
How to use
The preventive course takes three weeks. Then you need to take a break for three days. After repeating the three-week course. In the case of illness, the course lasts longer: four times 20 days with a break of three days.In this case, the tincture is drunk four times a day in a tablespoon. When pain in the joints means rubbed into the sore spots. At the same time put a compress from sabelnik above. The active substances penetrate into the cartilage tissue, making it elastic and durable. Inflammations pass. Pain in the stomach is better to treat with a decoction of sabelnik or tincture prepared on a water basis. The mixture is drunk four times a day for a third glass.
Sabelnik, whose tincture has no serious contraindications, should not be used by lactating and pregnant women, since its effect on the fetus and child has not been studied. In addition, there is the likelihood of individual intolerance. It should be noted that most often the tincture is prepared with alcohol. Therefore, do not abuse it. This can cause an undesirable addictive effect. Thus, a person not only will not recover, but will receive another, equally serious problem. To avoid unpleasant consequences, consult your doctor before use.