- Elderberries - ancient myths in the mirror medical facts
- Treatment of colds and flu
- Cough syrup
- In medicine
Elderberry - a big deciduous shrub with gray-brown bark and pinnate leaves. Small cream-colored flowers appear on it in the summer and in the fall - black berries.
Mainly used for medicinal purposes flowers, can be used as leaves, berries, bark and roots.
Sambucus nigra - common in Europe, Asia and North Africa plant. She also grows with North America and New Zealand. Black elderberry has long been known for its beneficial properties, and is widely used to this day, although representatives of official medicine until there are some doubts about its effectiveness.
The berries are prepared elderberry jam and drinks, they are also used as a filling for pastries.
Elderberry flowers are diuretic, laxative, anti-inflammatory agent. Their use in the treatment of broth influenza and common cold, as well as in certain infections of the urinary system. Inflammatory diseases can be treated with vaginal douching decoction of elder - but this should be done only with the approval of a physician. Elderberry decoction is also used as an external agent for the treatment of wounds, burns and inflammations. It can be used in combination with other decoctions of herbs. Useful properties of black elderberry attributed primarily flavonoids - antioxidants found in plants
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That protect tissue cells from damage. Black elderberry also has immunomodulatory effects.
In elderberry bitter and pungent taste. Flowers and fruits are used to treat fever, reduce inflammation, relieve irritation; moreover, they are, and have protivognoynym diuretic effect. Its leaves also have an insecticidal effect. And the flowers, and the leaves contain rutin, and hyperoside izokvertsetin and fruits - also tannins, such as sambutsin, sambutsianin, hrizantemin all cyanidin glycosides. The seeds have a cyanogenic glycosides, in particular sambunigrin and prunazin, and fruits also contain lectins.
Elder flowers traditionally used to treat influenza
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, Colds, sinusitis
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And other respiratory diseases, as well as hay fever.
The berries are used as an analgesic, diuretic, laxative and diaphoretic. They are also used when complaints of rheumatic pains, and bark - constipation
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In addition, you can fry inflorescence in the test, to do with them syrups, soft drinks, as well as adding flavor to stewed fruits, jellies and jams.
The leaves and bark of elderberry is used to treat minor burns and frostbite.
Flowers help with inflammation of the eyes, irritation or skin burns, ulcers in the mouth and minor wounds.
The leaves and fresh berries contain cyanogenic glycosides, which are toxic. Use this plant with caution and moderation.