Bird cherry - a shrub up to 15 meters.
The trunk wild cherry bark cracks different black and gray. The branches of the plant rather thin, so they always sag downwards. In winter, covered with a kind of wild cherry kidney cilia. They are round, spherical. Bird cherry leaves bright green, oblong, elongated. Flowers bird cherry are known to many of us on a bright, unique flavor. Brush with white flowers - this is the inflorescence of cherry.
Flowering cherries in the period from April to June. Prunus loves the sun, in the shade because it is poorly developed. It grows naturally along rivers cherry, forest edges, in bushes.
The most common bird cherry common Common names include:
The composition and useful properties of bird cherry
Bird cherry has long been recognized many due to its medicinal properties. Virtually all parts of this shrub used in traditional medicine as a list of useful properties of wild cherry is extremely wide. Thus, the bird cherry is considered to be the pantry of useful properties for human health.
The main value of the bird cherry are the components included in its composition:
- Organic acids;
In addition, quite a few substances in wild cherry is free hydrocyanic acid and benzoic aldehyde.
Thanks to this rich composition, bird cherry inherent in many properties used for the treatment and prevention of many diseases:
- The anti-inflammatory;
Use of bird cherry
For therapeutic purposes, use all parts of the plant. But the most valuable are the most used, and the fruits of bird cherry.
In traditional medicine, the fruits of bird cherry is used as a means of supporting the following effect:
- A restorative;
Strengthens and normalizing properties bird cherry is especially relevant in pathologies of the stomach and intestines.
The bark of bird cherry also has many benefits. Thus, this part of the plant is often used for the manufacture of preparations that are attributable to the following pharmacological groups:
Preparations based on bird cherry great help with colds, flu, sore throat. In addition, the infusion of cherry fruit can help strengthen the immune system and resist infections in the autumn-winter period.
Leaves of bird cherry have a strong fixing property. Apply a decoction of the leaves of a bird cherry diarrhea, intoxication, disorders and digestive problems.
Flowers bird cherry is extremely useful in all kinds of inflammations, especially related to cuts, wounds or burns. European bird cherry is fully capable to help a person in the vitamin deficiency, loss of strength and reduce the body's defenses.
The list of diseases for which effective help to the useful properties of bird cherry, extremely wide:
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- Decreased sexual function;
- Pulmonary tuberculosis;
- venereal diseases.
Regular consumption of bird cherry can increase the potency of men, to normalize the activity of the intestine, to quickly heal any colds. Excellent anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of bird cherry in its composition volatile production. These substances are active in the fight against harmful microorganisms:
Using bird cherry inside and outside (skin) causes that the insects (flies, mosquitoes) cease biting humans. The same method can be used prophylaxis against mites.
A decoction of the leaves and twigs of bird cherry helps relieve rheumatic pains. You need to drink it regularly and stick to the rules of a healthy lifestyle. This tool is suitable for articular and muscular for rheumatism.
Skin problems such as abrasions, dermatitis, sores on the body, are treated using infusion of stems and leaves of bird cherry. This infusion should be regularly wash the affected skin.
Bird cherry has a valuable property has a beneficial effect on the state of human rights. So, with a heavy load on the eye, for example, during prolonged work at a computer, you need to make lotions from broth cherry. For the prevention of eye diseases, and stress relief you can do this procedure one time per week. But the treatment of existing disease or blurred vision, of course, the treatment should take place more often. Prevention of vision problems in using these lotions and ingesting the fruit infusion bird cherry, the leaves and flowers will help maintain the excellent eyesight for life.
The beneficial effects of bird cherry on the human skin is also apparent in its properties cleansing acne. For regular use as a lotion broth twigs and bark of wild cherry, you can get rid of rosacea, dermatitis. In addition, the mask of cherry fruit and reception of broth inside provides a rejuvenating effect. Thus, it is possible to avoid wrinkling and skin aging.
Bird cherry applied not only in pharmaceuticals but also in cosmetics, food and perfumery.
Traditional medicine offers many recipes using bird cherry. Doctors emphasize their patients on compliance with the dosage of the medication.
Contraindications and harm from the bird cherry
During the treatment drugs based on bird cherry, her decoctions and infusions, you must obtain the approval of the treating physician. Especially need to be careful with the doses of medication, containing the seeds, bark and leaves of the plant. The fact that these parts of the bird cherry contain glycoside amygdalin. This material has the property of disintegrating in a chemical reaction occurring in the human body, for prussic acid, and glucose. Glucose man needs and is good, but hydrocyanic acid is considered poisonous. Therefore, over its formation in the body can lead to poisoning (intoxication).
Some risk may be a combination of the active ingredients in the composition of bird cherry with other drugs that people consume. Therefore, before using it for the treatment, you should consult your doctor. Absolute contraindication for receiving drugs from bird cherry is pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding).