Hellebore - perennial herb with a short and thick rhizome weight and threadlike roots. There are two main varieties of plants: black hellebore and hellebore Lobel. Blossoms almost all summer: hellebore Lobel - small yellow-green or white flowers, and black hellebore - black and purple. The fruits of hellebore polyspermous, small, yellowish-brown. The hellebore can reach a height of 170 cm. In most cases, hellebore found in the Caucasus, in the mountains of Transbaikalia, Western Siberia and the eastern states.

Other names hellebore following are popular expression:

  • Puppeteer;
  • Chemerko;
  • Cermis;
  • Hellebore root.

Often, in everyday life can be found is the name of this herb as a cheremitsa. Once people by passing the name of word of mouth, accidentally mixed up the letters, and went away that expression.

The composition and useful properties of hellebore

In the case of treatment hellebore used its roots. It is this part of the plant is endowed with special properties. Thus, in the roots of hellebore contains about 2, 5% of alkaloids. It is these substances cause a strong therapeutic effect of this plant.

Among those present in the hellebore alkaloids, the main positive impact on the body have amino alcohols (aminoalkogoli). Hellebore alkaloids can lower blood pressure, and then, at the same time, there is a significant slowing of the heart, excited by sensory nerve endings, triggered by sneezing and coughing.

Besides the alkaloids, the possibility of hellebore for the treatment of many diseases it ensures tannins, ash and tar, as well as the presence of a large number of micro and macro.

The list of trace elements in the composition of hellebore:

  • Potassium;
  • Calcium;
  • Magnesium;
  • Iron.

Application for the treatment of hellebore

Gather the roots of hellebore produce in the fall. The resulting raw material is washed from the ground and then dried in the open air under the eaves. Before drying the roots was ground to a powder mass. Since hellebore is poisonous, then the workpiece should be careful (wear a mask to the face, undergirding the face with gauze). It turns out that the dust from the roots of hellebore can cause severe irritation of eyes, nose and throat, and this can lead to prolonged sneezing. As a result of such processes can occur nosebleed. Store raw materials is not more than 3 years, isolated from food premises, the place should be dry and well ventilated.

Application hellebore has long been due to its potent antiparasitic properties. In addition, this plant is endowed with some of the other therapeutic effects:

  • Analgesic (analgesic);
  • Antimycotic (antifungal);
  • Irritant;
  • The excitation of the nervous system;
  • Dilation of blood vessels;
  • Raising the tone of skeletal muscles.

Analgesic and irritant effects hellebore used to treat the following diseases:

  • Gout;
  • Arthritis;
  • Neurology;
  • Muscle aches;
  • Sciatica;
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

The main dosage forms in which there is a treatment hellebore are as follows:

  • Ointment;
  • Broth;
  • Tincture of alcohol;
  • Tincture water based.

A common remedy is the famous hellebore water. It is preparing a water-based, using rhizomes and roots hellebore Lobel. Also often used in medicine alcohol extract of a plant.

In most cases, this agent is used to kill pests inhabiting the human body. The most important rule application hellebore in treating any disease is exclusively external application. That is, any drug of hellebore should only be applied to the skin.

So, tincture of hellebore prescribed for the treatment of the following diseases:

  • Pediculosis (lice, fleas);
  • Seborrhea;
  • Eczema;
  • Itch mite;
  • Dandruff;
  • Rheumatism;
  • Arthritis;
  • Neuralgia.

The most common option is the purpose of the medication on the head lice and pubic.

Along with the treatment of these diseases, veratrum alcoholism also widely used in practice .  Traditional medicine, however, this method does not approve .  Scientists believe that a poisonous plant in principle can not help in the treatment of this disease .  However, folk medicine actively use this tool .  So, to get rid with the help of hellebore alcoholism, prepare a tincture with vodka .  The proportion of 10g of plant roots 100 g of vodka .  Within 10 days, the infusion should be in a dark, cool place .  After this period, the alcoholic begin gradually, starting with 1 - 2 drops, add medicine to food .  With each passing day, the number of infusions increase .  Alcoholics there are unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, dizziness and vomiting .  Thus, according to traditional healers, the patient being such an association with them drunk alcohol .  It is assumed that in this regard, an alcoholic stops drinking, as it will be very bad .  This mechanism and built hellebore treatment for alcoholism .

Instead alcohol tincture of hellebore from alcoholism can be used and broth. But then such a medicine from hellebore alcoholism need to be refrigerated, and no more than 2 days, and then prepare a new broth.

It is important in the treatment of alcoholism hellebore prevent overdose. Do not forget about the toxic properties of plants. Thus, in case of an overdose in the treatment of alcoholism hellebore, the most innocuous symptoms of poisoning are diarrhea and vomiting. If too large a dose of hellebore drugs drunk from alcohol can be fatal.  Tincture hellebore

Why traditional medicine against the use of hellebore from alcoholism? The answer is obvious: this drug provides only topical application, but not orally (inside). Scientific studies have shown that the use of hellebore man inside may lead to severe poisoning.

Contraindications and harm from the use of hellebore

Since the risk of improper use of hellebore is very real, it means you need to carefully isolated from children. Babies hellebore treatment can begin only after 3 years.

Strongly recommended treatment hellebore in conditions such as:

  • Severe cardiovascular disease;
  • Severe liver damage;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Lactation;
  • Drug intolerance (including allergy);
  • Infectious skin lesions.

The risk is also too long treatment hellebore or exceeding the recommended dose application.

Upon receipt of hellebore into severe intoxication can cause heart failure.

Danger means of getting to the mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth, nose, throat and genitals.