Sorrel - herbaceous perennial plant with large leaves and a little wavy, reaching 1, 5 meters in height. It is also called sorrel thick konyatnikom, frog oxalis. Collect sorrel pasture, river banks, meadows, glades, road verges and hillsides with moderate humidity.
Medicinal properties of sorrel
Application sorrel found in medicine because of its seeds, leaves and roots contain vitamins, flavonoids, essential oils, organic acids, and resinous binders, iron, calcium, glycosides. The seeds should be harvested in August and collect leaves and prepare them to therapeutic infusions can be throughout the summer.
Of particular note is the root of sorrel, it is believed that from all parts of the plant it is most useful. Harvest roots in the spring before the leaves appear, or in the autumn, when the stems and leaves of the plant dry.
Known medicinal properties such sorrel - it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, sedative, anthelmintic effect, stops bleeding, lowers blood pressure, relaxes the muscles of internal organs.
Sorrel helps in ulcerative diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, colitis, cholecystitis, enterocolitis, hemorrhoids, hypertension, skin diseases, coughs and headaches.
In a small dosage of the cooked sorrel tools help with diarrhea and have choleretic effect, while the use of sorrel in high doses, on the contrary, there is a laxative effect.
Prepare sorrel tinctures, extracts, juices, teas and ointments. Assist and fresh shredded leaves or root: they can be applied to abscesses, sores, used to treat other skin diseases.
For the treatment of migraine sorrel juice rubbed whiskey and forehead. If you dilute the juice with water, they can rinse your mouth to relieve toothache and inflammation of the mucous. It also helps the juice of sorrel output worms.
For scabies ointment is prepared from the root of sorrel. To do this, the dried and ground to powder mixed with root vegetable oil, petroleum jelly or animal fat. Himself powder from the roots helps with boils and ulcers on the skin. Dry the roots of sorrel in the shadows on the street or at home in the oven (temperature - not more than 60 degrees). Before you dry them must be washed, a little provyalit and cut into small pieces.
For ingestion of sorrel prepare infusions. It uses the seeds, leaves and roots of the plant. To prepare the therapeutic infusion, 2 tea spoons of raw pour boiling water (250ml), and held for about one and a half hours in a thermos. For the treatment of diarrhea, it means you need to take 2 tablespoons spoons before meals 3 p / day. For the treatment of diseases of the digestive tract - for 50g before eating. For the treatment of constipation is recommended to use the infusion of the night, in 200-250ml - relief usually occurs within 8-10ch morning. The same infusion can douche gynecological diseases.
The broth is prepared in the same proportions, but it is boiled for 20-30 minutes on low heat, apply it for the same reasons as the infusion. Keep these funds can be no more than five days.
For prolonged storage, may be prepared alcoholic liqueurs sorrel 1:10 if regia or 1: 5, if alcohol. Take tincture, diluted beforehand with water before eating 20-30 drops.
Contraindications to the use of sorrel
Application sorrel is contraindicated for pregnant women, children with kidney disease.
The dosage of drugs on the sorrel is important, therefore, desirable that the appointment made by the attending physician.