People around the world honored hawthorn. This plant is known to mankind since ancient times. There are many types and hawthorn few formally recognized and used in medicine for the treatment of various diseases.
There are more than 1,200 species ofplants, of which only 15 grows in Russia. It is noteworthy that each species can differ dramatically from one another not only in appearance, but also for its beneficial properties.
At Hawthorn interesting legend. The plant was revered since ancient times, in the Greek myths mention the bloody prickly hawthorn, which was the talisman for the newlyweds. The bride was married in a wreath, woven from twigs of hawthorn, and the king of England found the crown in a hawthorn bush.
There are many legends of hawthorn. According to some peoples it is considered very dangerous and magical plant of prickly branches. People thought that in this way the plant can protect them from evil spirits, so the hawthorn branches protected the entrance to the house and to protect the child from the devil, too tied to the cradle of hawthorn twigs.
In other countries, people read from the evil spellspirits and tried to banish the disease, waving branches of hawthorn over the bed of the patient. But the inhabitants of Moldova have tried every possible way to eradicate this plant, because they considered it the originator of tumors and abscesses. Despite this, the majority of traditional healers have used this plant (fruits, twigs and leaves) for the preparation of infusions and healing potions. The recipes were kept secret and no one handed. Only after centuries humanity has learned about the beneficial properties of hawthorn.
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Popular formulation - a tincturehawthorn. Sale medication at any pharmacy and is literally pennies. Prepared infusion of bright red fruit of hawthorn with added alcohol. The infusion is widely used to improve the work of the heart, atherosclerosis and for the recovery of the nervous system. Powered tincture so that if a person has high blood pressure, that taking medicine can normalize blood pressure.
our site offers to familiarize with the use of tincture of hawthorn:
- normalizes the functioning of the heart and blood vessels;
- relieves stress;
- lowers blood pressure;
- improves vascular work;
- relieves spasms of blood vessels;
- decreases cholesterol;
- prevents deposition of cholesterol plaques;
- It has a mild sedative effect;
- It stops the aging process;
- It acts as a tonic and tonic.
Doctors often called tincture of hawthorn remedy for the old heart and is recommended for older people to use the infusion to strengthen the heart muscle.
Tincture Crataegus useful not only for strengthening the heart and blood vessels, but also for the treatment of nervous disorders and in the period menopauseTo help the body recover from hormonal changes.
How to make a tincture
According to experts, the fruit liqueurHawthorn is important to take not only in acute but also as a prophylactic. If you have decided to improve the work of the heart muscle and at the same time taking heart medications, be sure to notify your doctor. In this case, you need to reduce the dosage of medications.
Take tincture of hawthorn course. It is undesirable to take the drug chaotic, there is important regularity, to feel the positive effects. Drink hawthorn preferably within a month. A single dose is 30 drops of tincture can be taken 3 times a day. It is best to dissolve the drug in the water or just drink a small amount of liquid. Drink infusion should be 30 minutes before a meal. Your doctor may recommend a course of treatment to extend the tincture of hawthorn to 1.5 months.
If you have the opportunity to collect berriesHawthorn in ecologically clean area, then try to prepare a tincture of their own at home. By the way, this can be used not only fruit, but the dried flowers and plants. According to many herbalists, in colors contain more good than in the fruit.
Gather materials at the same time you do not succeed,so select a few shrubs: from one bush can collect flowers in spring, and with another - ripe fruit of hawthorn. It is important not to miss the moment of collection of flowers, the plant "throws" buds that quickly open and bloom in only 2-3 days.
The collected raw materials (fruits and flowers) to dry indry, well ventilated place so there was no moisture in the raw materials are not direct sunlight. Dry raw materials for the preparation of infusions fold in the glass container and close the lid.
Take equal proportions of the fruits and flowershawthorn, chop and pour the alcohol (70% of the castle). 1 part of dry material pick 10 parts alcohol (25 g / 100 g). The infusion should be poured into a glass container (preferably dark glass), close the lid tightly, and insist at room temperature for 3 weeks. Then you need to cure strain through a folded in several layers of cheesecloth and you can take.
When you can not buy alcohol, you can prepare a tincture on vodka. To do this, take 1 tablespoon raw pour 200 ml of vodka, insist the drug for a week.
Hawthorn tincture. Harm
Contraindications of hawthorn tincture bit,but also should be familiar with them, so as not to harm your health. So, you can not take a tincture for children under 12 years of age, and women who will soon become mummies and have a heart baby - for them even a small dose of alcohol can damage. Only in exceptional cases (a period longer than 12 weeks of pregnancy and breast-feeding), your doctor may prescribe a tincture of hawthorn. For the same reason it is impossible to make a tincture and children.
Due to the fact that the tincture Crataegus pressure lowers, it is undesirable to take people with low blood pressure.
In addition, contraindications to the use of tincture of hawthorn are such diseases:
If you exceed the dosage specified in the instructions, it may cause drowsiness and even slow pulse. So be careful not to hurt yourself.
Hawthorn tincture brings both benefitsand harm. For some people the benefit is that the blood begins to circulate more quickly, and in others the pressure drops severely. In any case it is necessary in the early days of drug administration to listen to your body. Be healthy!