Ezhovym tree, with a lot of spines, the people call the medicinal plant Eleutherococcus. This plant belongs to one of the close relatives of ginseng. Useful properties of the plant eleutherococcus are that it refers to adaptogens. Useful properties are the leaves and roots of the plant. Roots for medical purposes are harvested in the early spring or autumn, but the leaves during the flowering of the plant. In medicine, the roots of Eleutherococcus are most often used, it is used to make tincture and coated tablets that can be purchased in a pharmacy without a doctor's prescription. Eleutherococcus roots contain glucose, starch, sugar, wax, resins, polysaccharides, pectic substances, gum, fatty and essential oils, a multitude of trace elements and vitamins A, B, C, E and D.
Young leaves of Eleutherococcus are brewed in the form of tea and used for chronic fatigue, overwork and a decrease in the protective functions of the body. Eleutherococcus, due to its useful properties, increases the life expectancy, improves the biochemical indicators of blood and body. With success, it is used for craniocerebral injuries, both in humans and in animals. It is recommended to use tinctures and decoctions of the eleutherococcus plant for people living in unfavorable areas where the radioactive background is raised and where there are many chemical plants.
Eleutherococcus can be attributed to natural tonic agents that favorably affect the central nervous system of a person. The medicinal plant, due to its useful properties, increases mental performance and is prescribed as a preventive measure for school-age children. Eleuterococcus normalizes blood pressure, slightly increasing it and bringing it back to normal, which is important for hypotonic patients. Recommended use of eleutherococcus and for diabetics, it helps reduce blood sugar. Due to its useful properties, the plant is used for asthenia, overfatigue, depletion of the nervous system, neurasthenia, the initial form of cerebral arteriosclerosis and after severe infectious diseases. Eleuterococcus has a pronounced stimulating effect, it is able to increase mental and physical performance after ingestion within 45-60 minutes. Therefore, it is recommended to use it before passing the exams to students, as well as people who work a lot mentally and physically.
Preparations and decoctions with eleutherococcus
Tablets and decoctions made from Eleutherococcus are well tolerated and have no side effects, so they can be used by everyone, regardless of age. Pharmacy extract eleutherococcus appoint people to 20-30 drops, dissolving previously in 1 tbsp. water 2-3 times a day for half an hour before meals. The course of such treatment reaches one month.
As mentioned above, eleutherococcus increases the endurance of the body and protects the person from colds and infectious diseases. Using drugs from Eleutherococcus for prophylaxis can reduce the incidence of a mass outbreak of influenza. This plant increases the sexual activity of men and increases visual acuity and hearing. It is recommended to use it in case of excess weight, since eleutherococcus increases the basic metabolism, thus causing the body to burn excess calories.
It is possible to use Eleutherococcus and externally. Thanks to him, the process of wound healing is accelerated. External it can be used for diathesis, psoriasis, neurodermatitis, chronic form of lupus erythematosus. With the success of eleutherococcus found its use in cosmetology. With its help you can get rid of acne and inflammatory skin diseases.
The use of Eleutherococcus in folk medicine
In folk medicine, eleutherococcus extract is used for arthritis, pyelonephritis, for hair strengthening, rheumatic heart disease, exhaustion and drowsiness.
As a tonic, it should be taken regularly during the month for 40-50 drops 2-3 times a day.
With lowered arterial pressure, asthenia and rheumatism take the tincture of the root eleutherococcus for 1 tsp. 3 times a day for 30 minutes before meals for a month. With complete normalization of pressure, the reception of Eleutherococcus is stopped.
With rheumatic articular pain, the root of Eleutherococcus is taken in an amount of 1 tbsp. and pour 500 ml of water. Boil on low heat for 5 minutes, then filter and take inside 30 ml three times a day.
To treat eczema, psoriasis and wounds from the root of Eleutherococcus, an ointment is prepared. The root is ground into a powder and poured into 1 tbsp. 100 ml of melted lard. On the steam bath it is kept for half an hour, then it is allowed to cool completely. The ready-made ointment is stored in the refrigerator and used several times a day, lubricating the affected areas of the skin.
Adults, eleutherococcus is prescribed for the prevention of atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels. Children, for the prevention of respiratory diseases, 1 drop per year of life.
Contraindicated eleutherococcus with increased nervous excitability, hypertension, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, heart failure and during acute infectious diseases.