The world knows a set of herbs. Not all from them can brag of application not only from illnesses, and and in the esthetic and culinary purposes. But such plant is - it is a lyubistok. Besides, for a long time it is known as a bewitching grass. How to use lyubistka, it would be desirable to tell about its potential advantage and possible harm today.
Lyubistok treats perennial grassy plants of family Umbrella. The hollow stalk can reach height of 1-2 m. Practically on all length it is naked, begins to branch only to a top, has a glaucescent shade. The leaves of a lyubistok of a peristorassechenny form reminding parsley.
Five-petal yellow flowers are collected in difficult umbrella inflorescences. Blossoming happens from June to August, in September small, yellowish-brown bichromatic fruits appear. The root system is presented by a thick vertical rhizome.
Whether you know? Long since essential oil of a lyubistok was considered as powerful aphrodisiac which makes the woman very attractive to men. Women took baths with broth of a lyubistok and applied it on a wrist as spirits. Because of this property the plant also received the name.
The plant has the specific smell which is bearing a faint resemblance to a celery smell. On taste it is saltish and bitter. The homeland of a lyubistok is Iran and Southern Europe. But grow up it everywhere because of curative properties.
- lactonic connections;
- isovalerian, acetic and benzoic acid.
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In seeds its concentration reaches 2%, in roots — 0.5%, in leaves — 0.25%. Roots in addition contain organic acids (angelikovy, apple and valerian), carbohydrates, pitches, tannins, gum, lecithin, karvakrol, furocoumarins psoralen and bergapten, vitamins, macro - and minerals. Escapes of a lyubistok are rich with vitamin C.
First of all the lyubistok is known for the anti-inflammatory properties: substance, contained in it, are capable to heal wounds and cuts. Besides, it has sedative, soothing, spazmolitichesky and bile-expelling effects.
Important! The annual plant has no medicinal properties therefore the young plant is used only for the culinary purposes.
It is famous and anti-cold properties, promotes a phlegm otkhozhdeniye. It should be noted also useful properties of tincture of a lyubistok for men: it favorably affects potency and a prostate.
Thanks to a wide range of useful properties of lyubistka use in medicine and cosmetology. And because of specific smack it is quite widely applied in the culinary purposes.
In traditional medicine of lyubistka tonic is applied as expectorant, diuretic. It favorably influences an intestines vermicular movement therefore finds application and at locks or inflammations of a GIT. This grass is used at the following frustration:
- at gout, rheumatism, arthritises;
- for improvement of a blood-groove;
- for improvement of sight;
- as antiseptic.
Cases when it is applied even to treatment of alcoholism are known.
In cosmetology infusion of a lyubistok is used for improvement of growth of hair, rinsing them after washing. Owing to systematic use of such infusion as conditioner the hair gain gloss and silkiness. For washing use broth from roots — it helps to clarify pigmentary spots and also tones up skin.
The lyubistok and in cookery finds the application. Its green escapes are used as seasoning for meat, fish, first courses and salads. Often it meets as a part of spicy mixes.
Fresh leaves of a lyubistok add to salads. Also put it in marinades and preservation. Oil of a lyubistok is used in the food industry as fragrance. It is added to confectionery and alcoholic beverage products. From roots of this plant cook candied fruits.
Pronounced medicinal properties get roots for 3-4 year therefore for preparation bring together them at plants of such age and are more senior. Roots dig out in the early spring or in the fall. They should be cleaned from the earth, and to cut off a land part.
Further rhizomes are put on ropes and hung out for drying under a canopy. Before drying large roots of a lyubistok, they should be cut lengthways on two parts. For process acceleration the roots cut and dry in special dryers at a temperature of 35 °C.
Important! According to healers, before blossoming of a lyubistok its roots contain poison.
For the purpose of economy of the place the dried-up roots can be processed in powder by means of the coffee grinder. To store in densely closed glass jars. Leaves should be collected in a blossoming phase. Dry under a canopy, having spread out on paper, or in the dryer at 35 °C. Fruits collect late fall, after final maturing. They need also to be dried up, and then to get from them seeds as they have medicinal properties. Seeds store in densely closed container.
We offer several recipes from this curative grass.
Infusion at heart diseases: two tablespoons of the dried-up roots should be filled in with boiled water liter, to boil thoroughly about 8 minutes on weak fire. 20 minutes later infusion to filter through a gauze. The liter of such broth needs to be drunk during the day, having divided it into 4 receptions.
Every day it is necessary to prepare fresh broth. Diuretic is prepared thus: on one teaspoon of dry roots the glass of water is necessary. To put ingredients in a saucepan, to bring to boiling, to lower fire and to cook within half an hour, having covered.
Then broth is cooled minutes 10 and filtered. Further it is necessary to add boiled water up to the initial volume. Such broth is accepted on 2 tablespoons three times a day in intervals between meals.
Broth from leaves is prepared as follows: 2 tsps of a dry grass fill in with a glass of cold water, bring to boiling, then cool and filter. Such broth is used for removal of worms from an organism. It needs to be drunk in 30 minutes prior to food three times a day.
Whether you know? It is interesting that in the CIS the lyubistok is used not in official medicine, and only in national. And here the foreign pharmacological companies include extract of this plant in pulmonary, heart and nervous diseases medicine.
For preparation of conditioner for hair the tablespoon of pounded leaves is made in a glass of water, 15 minutes later filtered and diluted with water up to the volume of 0.5 liters.
Tea from roots well helps at disorders of a GIT. For its preparation it is necessary to fill in 10 grams of dry rhizomes with a glass of boiled water and to insist in a thermos about 20 minutes. Before the use to dilute with boiled water, it is possible to add a honey spoon. It is obligatory to drink in a warm look.
Essential oil categorically cannot be used for internal application. With it do massages at gout, rheumatism: add couple of drops of essential oil to 10 ml of a basis (firm or liquid vegetable oils).
Get acquainted with such types of massage as the Yoni, Lingama, Tantric, Ayurvedic, visceral, Bali, Tibetan, Spanish hiromassazh and can.
For healing of wounds do a compress: for this purpose, as well as in the previous option, essential oil of a lyubistok is added to a basis. Also on 3-4 drops of essential oil it is possible to add to cosmetics: cream, shampoos, lotions.
Use of medicines on the basis of a lyubistok is contraindicated to pregnant women as provokes rush of blood to bodies of a small pelvis and also at a lactation. Also it is impossible to use a lyubistok at diseases of kidneys and before achievement of 16-year age. Side effects from medicines of a lyubistok do not evolve if there is no individual sensitivity to it. Thus, application of a lyubistok in traditional medicine is quite broad. Having studied the provided recipes, you will be able to choose for yourself suitable option and to use it in complex treatment of the illness.