Burdock (burdock or how often it is called) - a genus of plants, which belongs to the family Asteraceae. Most often it is the large biennial herb with big leaves.
The Japanese plant called "Gobo" a culture of garden. The Japanese consume the roots of the plants in its raw, boiled, fried or baked, put them in the soup, and the young leaves are used in salads or soups.
The use of burdock
Burdock is often used in folk medicine. Most often used the roots of the plants, a little less - fruit and leaves.
The roots of burdock, usually harvested in late autumn and is used as an effective diaphoretic, stimulating metabolism and diuretic. It is recommended to use the grass roots for the treatment of gastritis, kidney disease, gout, stomach ulcers, ulcers, inflammation of the duodenum, the boil. Also, burdock root is an excellent blood cleansing remedy.
Infusions of the leaves are used in diseases of the gall bladder and kidney, pain in the joints, diabetes and intestinal disorders. Properties Burdock also helps to treat malignant tumors. But the fresh leaves of the plant may be used as antipyretic, and they are effective in mastitis, rheumatism and to heal wounds.
Externally applied decoctions of burdock and special medical burdock, which are designed to strengthen hair and treatment of skin diseases. Burdock hair in the form of burdock oil can be used in hair loss, and also to prevent it, to strengthen the hair.
The plant, among other things, is also a good honey plant, for mugs hectare can be gathered about 600 kg of honey.
Using an extract of the roots can be improved composition of urine and blood in humans suffering from gout. Application burdock efficiently due to the presence of alkaloids, which are active against cancer cell growth retardation. The antibacterial effect are the young leaves of the plant. During the experiment, it was found that the properties of burdock exhibit sufficiently good antibacterial activity.
Also therapeutic burdock extract in the form of liquid or fresh recommended for diabetics.
Austrians use of two burdock root as a choleretic and laxative - it is recommended to use a decoction, powder, tincture or extract of the cold noodle. Recent studies suggest that the leaves of plants contain substances that have choleretic effect. Because of the large amount of tannin extract as a decoction, may not have a laxative action, and in some cases may even cause constipation. The content of tannins and mucus justifies the use of tincture or tea, which is particularly recommended for diseases of the stomach, they also indicated for rheumatism, and may have a slight diuretic effect.
Traditional medicine maintains that the use of burdock hair promotes their growth, however, this statement is not confirmed.
To prepare a cold extract of a plant, pour cup (250 ml) of cold water crushed root (3a) and then pushing it for 5 hours. The mixture is then necessary to drain - this is the daily dose.
The use of burdock in Chinese medicine widely. More often take fresh plant and its seeds into the swelling as a diuretic. Also, preparations containing burdock recommended in combination with other plants intoxication or syphilis. External used for boils, eczema, skrofuloderme. The plant is used even when the bites of poisonous snakes.
Medical burdock is used in modern domestic medicine for the treatment of diseases. Decoction of the roots of grass can be used in a variety of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as aching joints. Bulgarian folk medicine used as a diuretic mug. Topically as a compress grass is used for dermatitis, which is accompanied by pruritus.
Fresh leaves applied to aching joints, wounds and tumors. Properties Burdock is used for the treatment of salt deposits in the body, which is preparing a special decoction of the leaves.
Effective mug with the treatment of various inflammatory processes in the stomach, for it is recommended to eat fresh young roots daily for weeks. It is important to use only freshly dug roots, because after a few hours, they lose their properties.
Contraindications to the use of burdock
When using burdock identified no side effects.