Medicinal herbs

лекарственные травы

The list of some medicinal herbs given below should not be considered as the management for self-treatment. We pursue the aim to give the chance to add (or to replace) the medicines which are available in drugstores, infusions and herbs decoctions which can be prepared houses.

All of them can be appointed only taking into account specific features of organism, otherwise treatment can not only be useless, but also do harm.

The mallow medicinal is applied as effective expectorant and resolvent, has soothing and emollient effect at respiratory diseases (bronchitis, tracheitises). The root of mallow is part chest chayov and collecting for rinsing of throat.

Preparations from root of mallow are applied also at digestive tract diseases.

The Labrador tea marsh possesses antimicrobic activity, works as expectorating and anesthetic, lowers the arterial pressure of blood.

Broth: To boil 10 g of Labrador tea (2 teaspoons) in 200 ml of water within 15 min. (on weak fire). To drink on 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day.

Birch leaves and kidneys possess disinfecting, zhelchegonny, diuretic and sudorific action. Besides, they are used as expectorant means.

Infusion of leaves of birch prepares in house conditions as follows: To crush, fill in 10 g of leaves with glass of boiled water of temperature of 40-50 °C, to insist under cover during 6 h, to merge, wring out, allow to be defended (6 more h), to remove deposit. To drink 1/2 glasses 2 times a day before food.

Broth: to make tablespoon of birch leaves glass of boiled water, to naparivat within 30 min. To accept on 1 tablespoon 4 times a day before food.

Broth of birch kidneys: 10 g of kidneys to fill in 200 ml of water, to boil 15 min., to filter through gauze. To accept on 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day.

Immortelle sandy. Preparations of flowers of immortelle strengthen secretion of bile, gastric and pancreatic juice, increase the content of cholesterol in bile and respectively reduce its level in blood serum, possess considerable antimicrobic activity. Under the influence of preparations of immortelle stomach and intestines pains decrease, the liver sizes are reduced. However too prolonged use of these preparations can cause locks. Therefore it is the best of all to apply immortelle in combination with the herbs strengthening motor activity of stomach and intestines.

Preparation of broth of flowers of immortelle: To fill in 10 g of the crushed flowers with glass of water of room temperature, to close cover and to heat on the boiling water bath, often stirring slowly, 30 min. Then 10 min. to cool, filter, wring out and to add water to 200 ml. To accept on 1 tablespoon 3 times a day in 15 minutes prior to food.

Hawthorn. Preparations from fruits and flowers of hawthorn possess the expressed calming action on the central nervous system, expand blood vessels, stimulate reductions of cardiac muscle, lower the arterial pressure of blood, reduce the content of cholesterol in blood.

In house conditions it is possible to prepare broth of fruits (20 g of fruits on 200 ml of water) or flowers (3 tablespoons for about 3 flowers of glass of the boiling water). To accept on 1 tablespoon 3 times a day in 20-30 min. prior to food.

Cowberry - water infusions and broths of leaves are applied as diuretic, disinfecting and astringent.

Broth preparation: To make 3 tablespoons of leaves of cowberry in 3 glasses of water, to boil 10 min., to drink during the day in stages.

Valerian. Preparations from roots and rhizomes of valerian have multilateral effect on organism: the all-calming, vasodilating, regulating action of the heart, improving blood supply of cardiac muscle expanding bronchial tubes. Besides, the valerian strengthens gastric secretion and zhelcheotdeleniye. It is applied as calming, improving action of the heart at nervous excitement, sleeplessness, headache, and also at the neurosises of heart which are followed by serdtsebiyeniye at stomach neurosises with pains of spasmodic character, lock, swelling of intestines and at climacteric frustration.

Efficiency of valerian appears higher at systematic and its prolonged use.

House preparation: 10 g of the dried-up cut roots and rhizomes of valerian to fill in 200 ml of the boiling water, to boil 30 min., then to draw 2 h. To accept on 1 tablespoon 4 times a day.

The inula high has anti-inflammatory effect, improves digestion, strengthens formation of bile and promotes its allocation, possesses the expressed antimicrobic and antivermicular properties. It is applied at catarrhal diseases, flu, ponosa.

Infusion preparation: 1 teaspoon of the crushed root to draw 10 h in glass of hot water (daily dose). To drink drinks. Broth:

To boil 2 teaspoons of the crushed roots in 2 glasses of water within 30 min. on weak fire. To accept on 1 tablespoon each hour during the day.

Marjoram. The grass of marjoram has the calming effect on the central nervous system, strengthens secretion of digestive and bronchial glands, i.e. possesses property to clear airways. It is applied at sleeplessness, locks and as expectorant means.

Preparation of infusion in house conditions: To fill in 2 teaspoons of the crushed grass of marjoram with glass of the boiling water, to insist within 20 min., to filter. To accept in heat look 1/2 glasses 4 times a day in 20 min. prior to food.

The St. John's Wort is applied as knitting, disinfecting and resolvent. The grass of St. John's Wort normalizes acidity of gastric juice, kills heartburn and stomach pains. In addition, the St. John's Wort has antivermicular effect.

Infusion: 3 tablespoons of the crushed grass of St. John's Wort fill in 300 ml of the boiling water, draw 2 h, accept 1/2 glasses 3 times a day to food within 1-2 months.

Broth: To boil 1 tablespoon of the crushed grass 15 minutes in 1 glass of water (daily dose). Accept on some drinks of 5-6 times during the day.

Wild strawberry - berries are applied in fresh and dry look at diseases of liver of izhelchny ways. Infusion from leaves of wild strawberry contains a lot of vitamin C. It slows down rhythm of warm reductions, expands blood vessels, increases release of urine. Tea from leaves of wild strawberry is useful at breakdown, anemia, hypostases. It prepares as follows: To fill in 1 tablespoon of the crushed leaves of wild strawberry with 2 glasses of water, to boil 20-30 min. on weak fire, to filter. To drink 150 ml 2 times a day.

Infusion: To fill in 20 g of the crushed leaves of wild strawberry with 1 glass of the boiling water, to boil 10 minutes, to draw 2 h. To accept on 1 tablespoon 4 times a day.

The gold root increases physical and intellectual working capacity. Also tonic at overfatigue, breakdown is applied as all-strengthening, and also at the strengthened mental work. Preparations of gold root pour over useful influence at sleeplessness, the increased irritability. Outwardly extract of gold root is used as effective wound healing remedy at cuts and abscesses.

In house conditions prepare vodka tincture: on 1 part of root take 10 parts of vodka, insist within 5-7 days. Accept on 1 teaspoon 1-2 times a day before food.

The nettle gonochoristic possesses styptic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic action. Leaves of nettle are polyvitaminic raw materials (contain carotene, vitamins C, K, B2), they are part of different gastric, laxative, polyvitaminic collecting.

Infusion: To make 15 g of grass of nettle 1 glass of boiled water (as tea), to insist 10 minutes, to accept on the 2nd tablespoons 3-4 times a day.

The buckthorn is olkhovidny, or fragile, - bark possesses laxative action which is shown in 8-10 h after reception. Its effect sometimes is followed by pains of kolikoobrazny character. It is applied at chronic lock.

Broth preparation: 20 g of the crushed bark to fill in 200 ml of water, to boil 15-20 minutes, to filter. To accept 1/2 glasses before going to bed.

The buckthorn is laxative, or buckthorn laxative, - apply bark and fruits. The use of fruits of buckthorn is not followed by pains and does not cause any by-effects.

In house conditions it is possible to prepare infusion: To fill in 10 g of the dried-up and crushed fruits of buckthorn with 1 glass of boiled water, to draw 8 h; to filter, add sugar to taste. To accept 3-4 tablespoons before food.

Broth of fruits of buckthorn prepares at the rate of 20 g of fruits on 200 ml of water, to boil on weak fire of 10-12 min., to drink on 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day before meal.

Corn stigmas possess zhelchegonny, diuretic and styptic action, promote dissolution of gallstones. Infusion corn rylets has also anti-inflammatory effect. It is applied at diseases of bilious ways, hepatitises, at delay of zhelcheotdeleniye and at stones in gall bladder.

Infusion corn rylets becomes as follows: 30 g rylets to fill in 200 ml of the boiling water, to insist 20-30 min., to accept on 1 tablespoon each 3 h (or 6 times a day).

Linden - infusions and broths of lime color possess the expressed sudorific, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobic and emollient action. Are used as sudorific and expectorant means in look water infusion die diseases of bronchial tubes and lungs. Flowers of linden are part of chest sudorific collecting.

Infusion of flowers of linden: To make 1 tablespoon of flowers glass of abrupt boiled water, to insist 20 min., to drink in warm look.

The burdock big - infusion of roots is applied as diuretic and sudorific. Infusion preparation: To boil 2 teaspoons of small cut roots of burdock in glass of water (to boil 10-15 min. on weak fire). To drink on 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day.

The burdock root, infused on olive or almond oil, is applied as outside means to strengthening of hair under the name of burdock oil.

Raspberry forest. Fruits of wild-growing raspberry are used as sudorific in the form of hot infusion at catarrhal diseases. Besides, raspberry has diuretic and weak expectorant effect.

Infusion from raspberry fruits: To fill in 2 tablespoons with the boiling water, there to put 1 tablespoon of honey, to stir, drink at once and in hour to repeat.

Coltsfoot. Leaves of plant are applied at catarral condition of airways as they act as emollient, expectorant and sudorific. In addition, leaves of coltsfoot warn and remove bronchial spasms and therefore are applied as additional remedy at bronchial asthma.

Infusion of leaves of coltsfoot: To fill in 1 tablespoon of the crushed leaves with glass of the boiling water, to insist within 30 minutes. To drink the filtered cooled infusion on 1 tablespoon of 4-6 times a day.

The peppermint possesses anti-inflammatory and soothing action, causes strengthening of vermicular movement, promotes faster emptying of stomach and intestines, removes spasm of bilious channels, slows down processes of rotting and fermentation in digestive tract, strengthens secretion of gastric, pancreatic, intestinal juice and bile.

It is applied at violation of functions of digestive tract, and also at diseases of liver and gall bladder.

Direction of use: To draw 2 teaspoons of the crushed leaves of mint in 1 glass of boiled water, to drink within a day.

Parsley garden - water infusion of roots and leaves is applied as diuretic. Infusion: To fill in 4 teaspoons of dry or fresh roots of parsley with 1,5 glasses of boiled water, to draw 8-10 h, to accept on 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day in 30 min. prior to food.

The plantain big works as light laxative, renders expectorant, wound healing, anti-inflammatory and soothing action, increases acidity of gastric juice. It is used at digestive tract diseases.

Infusion preparation: To fill in 1 tablespoon of the dry crushed leaves of plantain with 1 glass of the boiling water, to insist 30 min., to drink in heat look for 1 h drinks (daily dose).

Gruel from fresh leaves of plantain works protivovospalitelno, calms pains. It is used outwardly at furunkulyoza, stings of insects (bee), bruises, skin inflammations. Preparation: purely washed up plantain leaves small to cut and knead.

The wormwood is bitter. It is applied at gastritises with the lowered acidity and to appetite improvement.

Infusion of grass of wormwood bitter: To fill in 1 teaspoon of grass with two glasses of boiled water, to insist 20 min., to accept 1/4 glasses 3 times a day in 30 min. prior to food.

Renal tea. Leaves of this plant possess diuretic properties.

Infusion: To fill in 1 tablespoon of the crushed leaves of renal tea with 1 glass of the boiling water, to boil 10 min., to insist 1 h, about to filter. To drink on half-glass 2 times a day in heat look in 20 min. prior to food.

Motherwort. On biological effect it is close to valerian. Possesses the calming action, reduces the arterial pressure of blood, slows down heart rate, is good preventive and remedy at the increased nervous excitability, sleeplessness.

House preparation: To fill in 15 g of grass of motherwort with 1 glass of the boiling water, to insist 20 min., to drink on 1 tablespoon of 3-5 times a day.

The camomile pharmaceutical possesses disinfecting properties, causes increase in secretion of digestive glands, strengthening of zhelcheotdeleniye, stimulates appetite.

It is applied in the form of infusion at stomach and intestines pains (if the doctor finds necessary). Outwardly infusion of camomile is used for rinsing of oral cavity and throat at quinsies. Flowers of camomile are often used in combination with other herbs.

House preparation of infusion: To fill in 15 g of the crushed flowers of camomile with glass of the boiling water, to insist 30 min., to filter, drink on 1 tablespoon 4 times a day.

Senna (the Alexandria leaf) possesses soft laxative action, without exerting the irritating impact on intestines. It is applied at chronic locks.

In house conditions infusion of Senna prepares as follows: 20 g of the cut-up leaves fill in with glass of the boiling water, insist 30-40 minutes. Accept all portion for the night (works in 7-10 h).

The ninety-knot (the mountaineer bird's) is applied at diseases of kidneys and bladder, promotes removal of stones.

House infusion: To fill in 1 tablespoon of the crushed grass with glass of boiled water, to insist 1 h, to drink on 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.

The everlastings marsh possesses property to lower the arterial pressure of blood, to expand blood vessels, to slow down rate of warm reductions, to strengthen intestines peristaltics, to accelerate processes of healing of the damaged fabrics.

It is applied in initial stages of hypertensive illness, and in this case along with reception of everlastings inside do foot bathtubs: 200 g of grass of everlastings boil 8-10 min. in 5 l of water, cool the filtered broth to 38 °C and pour in big bucket or tank. Duration of foot bathtub - 20 minutes. In combination with other herbs the everlastings is used for treatment of stomach ulcer of stomach and duodenum.

Everlastings infusion: To pour over 20 g of the crushed grass 2 glasses of boiled water, 5 min. to boil on weak fire under cover, to draw 2 h, to filter. To accept on half-glass 3 times a day before food.

The ptarmigan-berry, bear berry (bear ears), possesses the diuretic and expressed disinfecting action - mainly in urinary system. It is applied at inflammation of bladder and urinary tract.

It is used in the form of broth: 5 g of the crushed leaves to fill in 100 ml of water of room temperature, to boil 15 minutes, to filter. To accept on 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day.

Shamrock water (watch trifoliate). Leaves possess zhelchegonny action, strengthen secretory function of glands of digestive tract. Are applied at gastritises with the lowered acidity, diseases of bilious ways and as bitterness to arousing appetite.

Infusion: To make 10 g of the crushed leaves 1 glass of the boiling water, to boil 15 minutes, to draw 2 h, to filter. To accept on 1 tablespoon 3 times a day in 5-10 minutes prior to food.

The grass of watch trifoliate is part zhelchegonny and appetizing chayov.

The yarrow possesses styptic, anti-inflammatory action; accelerates healing of wounds, strengthens zhelcheotdeleniye. It is used as styptic cure for local bleedings from small wounds, grazes, at gastrointestinal diseases, and also at cholelithiasis.

Infusion: And flowers of yarrow to draw 15 g of grass in 200 ml of warm water, to filter, drink on 1 tablespoon 3 times a day before food.

The grass of yarrow is part of gastric, appetizing and other collecting and chayov.

The horsetail field has diuretic, anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect. It is applied at hypostases, inflammatory diseases of bladder and urinary tract.

Infusion: To make 2 tablespoons of grass glass of boiled water, to insist within hour, to drink 1/4 glasses 4 times a day.

Celandine big. In traditional medicine freshly squeezed juice of celandine is applied to data of warts: it is applied with drops on wart and apply bandage. This procedure is repeated daily before falling away of wart.

It is used in combination with other herbs in zhelchegonny collecting.

The sage medicinal has the anti-inflammatory, disinfecting and knitting effect, is applied separately and in collecting to treatment of diseases of the digestive system, at intestines swelling, and also at diseases of liver and gall bladder.

Infusion prepares as follows: 1 tablespoon of infusion of leaves of sage is ready glass of the boiling water, 30 minutes are drawn. Accept 1/2 glasses 3 times a day to food.

Dogrose fruits are applied as polyvitaminic means as contain vitamin C, and also B2, K, P vitamins and carotene in large number. Fruits possess zhelchegonny action and are used at diseases of gall bladder, liver, stomach and intestines.

Broth: 1 tablespoon of the crude hips is crushed, filled in with 2 glasses of the boiling water, boiled 15-20 min. on water bath, then days insist, filter. Accept 1/2 glasses 2 times a day.

Eleuterokokk prickly (wild pepper) has the toning and stimulating effect.

Preparations of roots of eleuterokokk promote recovery of forces at physical and intellectual overfatigue and after the postponed diseases, mobilizing organism reserves, increase resilience to adverse factors of the environment.

In house conditions tincture from roots of eleuterokokk is prepared as follows: 100 g of roots insist in vodka liter within 7 days. Accept on 1 dessertspoon 2 times a day within month.

It is necessary to apply preparations of eleuterokokk with care, their overdose causes sleeplessness, irritability, feeling of alarm, melancholy.

The herbs given here can be used in different combinations. Besides, many of them form basis for preparation of the ready dosage forms which are released in drugstores according to recipes of doctors.