Astragal sherstistotsvetkovy: application, photo, reviews of doctors
Astragalus woolly-flowering in the wild is a rare plant. Its useful properties were used in ancient times. But in scientific medicine, it is a relatively young drug.
Astragalus is considered to be a legume and has the second name "cat peas". This herb is a perennial. The name “Astragalus sherstistotsvetkovy” speaks for itself - its flowers have shaggy hairs. The stems of the plant are straight and reach 35 cm. The leaves consist of 12 or 14 pairs of oblong leaves, they are covered with thick whitish hairs on both sides. Inflorescences on oblong pedicels have a spherical shape of yellow. Flowering occurs in June-July. Fruits of an oval form in the form of a leathery bean (up to 15 pieces) appear from July to September. When flowering, you can hear a pleasant aroma with a touch of honey.For medicinal purposes, the whole Astragalus is used. The photo proposed below graphically displays this plant.
The favorite place of the plant is the slopes of the beams in the steppes. Most often it is found in Hungary, Moldova, on the Balkan Peninsula. Also grows in the European part of Russia in the southern regions. In Ukraine, it can be found in some areas, such as Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Kirovograd. In addition, the astragalus grows in the southern part of the Poltava region and in the northern regions of the Nikolaev and Kherson regions.
Since the woolly-flowered Astragalus is a very rare plant listed in the Red Book, its collection is undesirable. Therefore, some grow it on their plots. But for successful breeding it is necessary to create conditions close to natural. This light-loving plant does not tolerate even a small shade, but it needs enough moisture. Particularly intensive watering is provided in the first year of the growing season. Propagate it only through the seeds. They have a hard shell, due to which the plant is difficult to germinate. In vivo germination is only 20%.For successful germination, the seeds of the Astragal woolly-flowering plant before planting need to be scarified. Thanks to this procedure, germination is increased to 80%. North begins at the end of March. For one meter of land will need about 100 seeds. The depth of landing is three centimeters. The row spacing is 45 cm.
Collecting and harvesting
For medicinal purposes, you can use the entire ground part. Root also has useful properties. Harvesting begins in June, during the period of intense flowering, before fruits begin to form. The collection should be carried out in dry weather. Astragalus cut with a knife, leaving 10 cm from the ground. Do not forget that it is important to save some shoots for seed ripening. In addition, be careful not to damage the root, otherwise the plant will not survive. Yellowed leaves in the collection should be no more than 5%. Below is the Astragalus woolly-flowered. The photo shows a pinkish stem. Keep the plant can only be a year in a dry place.
For drying you need a canopy, suitable place in the attic. It is important to provide high-quality ventilation. The thickness of the layer during drying should be five centimeters. From time to time the workpiece is turned over.
The plant contains tannins, organic acids, essential oils, coumarins, steroids and triterpene compounds. It also contains vitamins A and E, flavonoids, such as narcissin, camperol, quercetin and others. In addition, astragalus includes elements such as phosphorus, manganese, sodium, iron, magnesium, silicon, and in some areas it accumulates selenium. Of course, this list is not complete. But it is important what effect this drug has on the body.
Astragalus woolly-flowering has a number of healing properties, in particular, it has a calming, hypotensive, astringent and tonic effect. It acts to expand the coronary vessels and improves blood circulation. It is used to stop bleeding as soon as possible. It also has anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic and diuretic effects.
This herb also contributes to the well-functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. It normalizes stools and relieves irritation in the intestines. If the body feels weak, astragalus helps to cope with it.
Also, this herb is famous for its antitumor effect, so women who have uterine fibroids or fibroids, use woolly-flowering astragalus. The use of herbs is effective not only in benign tumors. It is also useful in the fight against cancer of the stomach, throat, breast, ovaries, cervix, intestines and liver.
The plant has a large range of effects, but its use requires caution. Although the grass does not belong to poisonous, but with individual incompatibility can cause damage to health.
For the treatment of diseases associated with blood vessels and the work of the heart, infusions and decoctions are used. Such agents have a cardiotonic, sedative and hypotensive effect. After taking infusions of astragalus, the vessels of the heart, kidneys, and brain begin to expand, thereby reducing blood pressure. For the preparation of this medication you will need a teaspoon of dry herb. It is poured boiling water and put in the heat. Infusion need to endure four hours. It is necessary to consume in the filtered form in small sips during the day.The treatment lasts three weeks, after which a break is taken for a week. For the full course, repeat the procedure three times. In one year, such treatment can be carried out up to three times.
With the use of this herb, along with hypertension, pain in the head will begin to subside. In addition, this medicine has a positive effect on the vessels in the eyeballs. Often the herb Astragalus woolly-flowering is used to combat glaucoma. To do this, the infusion, which is prepared as suggested above, is divided into four parts and is drunk in the morning, at lunch, in the evening and at night. In addition, this tool can be applied as a compress on the eyes.
In medicine of the past years, Astragalus has been widely used in the treatment of renal diseases. Now he is especially recommended for those people who have found glomerulonephritis (regardless of its form). This infusion also helps with cystitis, urolithiasis and pyelonephritis. Astragalus can be used as a separate drug, but it will also be effective if it is included in the collection.
For cooking you need:
- Astragalus - 3 parts;
- Chamomile - 3 parts;
- field horsetail - 1 part;
- Gryzhnik - 1 part;
- corn silk - 1 part;
- knotweed - 1 part.
In the evening, two tablespoons of this collection should be folded into a thermos and pour 0.5 l boiling water. In the morning, you can begin treatment, after eating 150 ml. Repeat reception for lunch and dinner.
Astragal woolly-flowered: reviews and herbalists recipes
What do experts think about the use of grass? Every phytotherapist who encounters patients who have heart disease will surely answer that the astragalus woolly-flowering is an indispensable tool. It is used for stroke, angina, tachycardia, hypertension, coronary disease and other diseases. Patients who used this treatment, leave feedback that they not only became easier, but their quality of life has improved. In addition, as advised by herbalists, the infusion of this plant is desirable to drink as a prophylaxis to those people who are predisposed to hypertension and have reached the age of forty. If a person lives in an area where it is impossible to grow this plant on their own, you can buy astragalus woolly-flowering in the pharmacy.
Reviews of phytotherapeutists prove that this remedy is effective not only for heart and kidney problems. As practice shows, astragalus has an antitumor effect. In addition, when dropsy grass removes excess water. If a woman has a tumor in the genital area, douching is done with a decoction. The following recipe is used for cooking:
- Put two tablespoons of dried astragalus into the container and pour 500 ml of boiling water over it. Put on the stove and simmer another 10 minutes. Set broth for an hour. The filtered solution is used for douching in the morning and evening. For each procedure should be spent around a glass of broth.
This plant affects the body very gently and is not toxic. But doctors warn that it is necessary to start using drugs from astragal only after visiting a doctor.