St. John's wort is a cure for many diseases
Traditional medicine has always been differentuse of medicinal plants. For centuries, medicinal recipes from many diseases have been collected. Specially trained people, usually healers and healers, engaged in fixing the methods of treatment and preparation of medicines from natural components, and thanks to their works valuable methods of getting rid of various diseases reached us. Modern medicine recognizes the indispensability and usefulness of medicinal plants, and many practitioners, in parallel with medications, prescribe natural remedies. For example, recipes from St. John's wort are known, the herb is used for various diseases and ailments.
The St. John's Wort
In nature, St. John's wort is perennial andannual. It grows in the Northern Hemisphere, mainly in temperate climates. In the European zone, as a rule, such species of St. John's Wort are distributed, the grass of which is distinguished by the shape of the leaves (perforated and tetrahedral). In this case, both species have almost the same healing properties.
Hypericum perforated, or common, andalso tetrahedral are perennial plants with a developed system of conserved rhizomes. The flowers are usually yellow or golden in color, with five petals. Can be located singly or in umbellate inflorescences. Propagated by seeds from a fruit-box, which when ripe cracked and crumbled.
Collection and harvesting of plants
For medicinal purposes, flowers and stems are usedplants, while taking into account that the flowering period is from June to August, and it is in these months you need to collect grass. Dry St. John's wort needs in a ventilated shaded place.
The best option for harvesting is harvestingSt. John's wort, whose grass has many juicy leaves with well-flowered inflorescences. In this case, it is also possible to use the drying method on special drying apparatuses at a temperature of no higher than 40 ° C.
Composition of St. John's Wort
For complete information, we will consider what is usefulgrass St. John's wort. The curative properties of this plant are due to the content of substances such as flavonoids (quercetin, rutin, etc.) that play an important role in strengthening the walls of capillary vessels. Also St. John's wort contains acids (ascorbic and nicotine), alcohol, vitamins PP and P, carotene, essential oil, tannic compounds and other substances.
Medications from St. John's wort, grasswhich is characterized by a slightly toxic effect, should be used cautiously. However, it is noted that the use of this medicinal plant in the form of tinctures, herbal tea and decoctions has a healing effect on the entire body. Healing medicines from St. John's wort help to stop bleeding and heal wounds, also have a bactericidal and astringent effect, while removing inflammation. Also this plant is used to reduce spasms and pains, and as a diuretic. In addition, it is used for migraines, gynecology, treatment of various rashes, diathesis and other diseases. In this case, recipes for the preparation of medicines differ depending on the ailment.
Some recipes for infusions and decoctions
With inflammation of the throat (tonsillitis, sore throat)it is recommended to use an infusion of St. John's wort, which is prepared as follows. In a porcelain dish, put one tablespoon of dry collection and pour a glass of boiling water. Insist for half an hour and strain, the resulting remedy should gargle up to 5 times a day.
In inflammatory processes in the genito-urinary organs it is good to take a decoction of the herb in the same proportions, only it should not be insisted, but boiled for about 15 minutes.
Another recipe can be used for gastritis,cystitis, colitis, headache, stomatitis and toothache, as well as to improve blood circulation in the veins and regulate the acidity of gastric juice. To do this, take three tablespoons of dry collection or fresh finely chopped herb and pour a glass of boiled hot water, insist in a dark place for about 4 hours. Take it before meals 3 times a day for 50 ml. The same infusion can wipe the wounds and make lotions and compresses externally.
St. John's wort is called among the people a remedy from 100diseases, because it contains many useful and biologically active substances. This plant is given to us by nature, so that mankind can be cured of many diseases, and it is necessary to use the potential and knowledge stored in the world around us.