Second name iris - iris. This herb can reach a height of 1 meter. The main feature of the iris are considered multi-colored flowers and leaves ensiform. Blossoms from May to June. Drugstore chains often sell only iris rhizomes called "orris root".
In nature, there are about 250 species of iris, which are common to all corners of the planet. For example, in Russia grows about 80 species. Especially good plant grows in wetlands, on the banks of ponds and rivers, but can grow and Iris in the forest areas. In addition, the recent widespread cultivation of iris, so using it is decorated with gardens, parks and squares.
The use of iris
Quite often the iris is used as a medicament. On the assurances of many traditional healers, using iris can win a huge number of diseases, including cough, sore throat, bronchitis, stomach cramps, swelling, headaches, gastro-intestinal tract. It helps to significantly improve the immune system. With the iris, you can pause the active development of tuberculosis, it can also be used as a laxative and diuretic.
Contained in the iris flowers and other parts of the plant essential oils, according to experts in feng shui, allow the use of the plant for maximum spiritual harmony to restore psyche after severe moral and mental stress.
Traditional medicine often uses the root of the plant, but sometimes the raw material for a particular drug is made from the flowers of the land. The root of the iris or harvested in early spring or fall. The ideal month for this work is considered to be September.
The medicine can only be a plant, whose age is not less than 2 and no more than 4 years. To prepare the root, it must be to dig out, and then thoroughly washed and cut all the ground units. If roots are too thick, they must be cut in two or three parts. Raw materials dried in the open air under a canopy or in the well-ventilated area. Correct the prepared raw material is kept for 3 years, after which it is better to throw it away.
Roots and flowers of iris often used for making broths, teas, tinctures, creams, powders and various powders, which can later be used for medicinal purposes.
Infusion of the iris is made from 50 grams of crushed root well, which is filled with vodka (0, 5 l). Infused this mixture for about two weeks, after which it must be taken three times a day to 20 drops, diluted before it a quarter cup of water.
With all sorts of colds, coughs, polyps in the stomach and sore throat is quite effective decoction of the iris, which is made from a teaspoon of powder iris, poured hot water (300 g.). Boil this mixture should be 5-7 minutes, and then a few hours to insist in a warm place.
The powder is made from the roots of iris, recommend the use in case of ulcers on the skin, as well as diaper rash.
Medical literature does not give any details about what Iris somehow be harmful to human health. But nevertheless, people who have an increased blood clotting, better to abandon the use of preparations containing iris because it has components that may contribute to thickening of blood.
Before applying for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes of such drugs should be sure to consult with your doctor.