Drops of motherwort: natural remedy for stress
April 4, 2014
Motherwort is one of the most well-known medicinal plants. He was even called the "heart herb" as drops of motherwort for many centuries been used successfully for the treatment of heart disease. These drops are used to treat and prevent a variety of diseases, as well as to alleviate the condition in menopause.
To help the drops of motherwort?
Drops motherwort - one of the most famous sedative (soothing) facilities. Motherwort not only soothes, but also helps to lower blood pressure
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It improves the operation of the central nervous system, helps the heart. It is believed that regular use of drops motherwort helps reduce blood sugar and cholesterol, improve digestion and normalize metabolism. Wonder herb strengthens the immune system, relieves muscle spasms and helps to get rid of cramps. It is used even for treatment of serious diseases such as epilepsy
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. Use the drop motherwort and as a styptic.
Motherwort is indispensable for women: a drop on the basis of this plant, unlike many other pharmacological agents can employ pregnant. Very effective drops of motherwort in menopause: the drug helps relieve the heart, reduces the "tides" and other unpleasant symptoms of menopause. The diuretic and sedative action motherwort help to alleviate the condition suffering from symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Just add a few drops of tincture of water to get rid of edema, improve mood, soothe the nerves.
Drops of motherwort in menopause
Women usually with trepidation waiting for the start of menopause. With this period associated with many fears and anxieties. Unfortunately, most of the changes that come with menopause, can not be considered favorable. This extinction of sexual desire, and nerve disorders, and increase in weight, and the appearance of new wrinkles, and a decrease in physical attractiveness.
Although in most cases the period runs quietly enough, many women experience hormonal changes difficult, suffering from increased pressure and tides. Enough common violations on the part of the nervous system: many women in this difficult period become irritable, easily get angry for the most trivial reasons, emotionally react to all. Of course, these symptoms are extremely unpleasant for the woman and for those around her. Fortunately, there are many ways to improve their condition in menopause: a special diet, drug therapy, folk remedies.
Herbal medicine has been used to improve the condition of women in menopause since ancient times. And one of the most popular drugs is motherwort. This plant and helps in the treatment of high blood pressure and excessive nervousness, and when a tides. Tides - a sensation of heat, which is accompanied by redness of the face, neck and chest, and sweating. Doctors and still can not clearly explain why there is this symptom. However, there is no doubt that the frequency of tidal influence, among other factors, the nervous system. Anxious women prone to depression or feelings because of trifles, usually suffer from hot flashes much more than their calm and placid friend.
Doctors often advise ladies in "dangerous" age is constantly trying to keep a positive attitude. But these recommendations are not so easy to do: not all possess the art of managing the emotional state. Therefore, there is nothing to be ashamed to help themselves with the help of herbal remedies such as valerian or motherwort. Motherwort is the best choice, because it not only has a sedative effect, but also effectively improve the cardiovascular system.
Of course, the instant results from the use of tincture of motherwort should not wait, therefore, desirable to begin treatment as early as possible, hardly any first flushes or other symptoms. You can start to drink motherwort and prophylactically. As a rule, more or less lasting effect of the use of medicinal herbs is achieved in the seventh to the fifteenth day of the reception. Deal with stress will be easier, the pressure returns to normal, and the mood improves.
Application drops of motherwort: caution not hurt
Many are natural cures with a fair amount of levity, believing that herbs can not harm health. However, the preparations made from plants, are not so harmless and should be used according to the rules. This applies to motherwort tincture drops. If to drink a tincture, it does not cause addiction and no side effects - of course, except in cases of intolerance to the drug.
Since the purchase of motherwort contain alcohol, their use is not recommended for pregnant women, breast-feeding, and those who drives a car or working in hazardous work. In all these cases should prefer motherwort decoction or pills with motherwort.
Drink drops recommended after meals three times a day. Motherwort tincture is recommended to add a small amount of water, and then prepared to drink a "cocktail". Usually, doctors recommend that the number of drops of tincture in a time equal to the number of years lived. That is, in twenties enough drink infusions twenty drops three times a day, and 45, respectively, by forty five drops. But this formula can be applied only until the age of fifty. For those who are older, it is recommended to reduce the dose gradually.
In calculating the optimum number of drops should be guided by the recommendations of the manufacturer of the drug, some tinctures are more concentrated, and, accordingly, are used in smaller amounts. In any case it is better to start with minimal doses, increasing them if necessary, or on the advice of your doctor. This approach allows us to minimize the possibility of side effects.
Tansy: sunny chamomile sister
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- Tansy: sunny chamomile sister
Tansy - a perennial plant of the Asteraceae family, which is found in large areas of Europe and North America and other regions of the world. Various tansy (a total of about seventy) is used as horticulture and in alternative medicine. For therapeutic purposes, the most widely used two kinds of tansy - Tanacetum parthenium and tansy.
This plant flowers that resemble small daisies, can be found on the beds, so the meadows and roadsides
. Tanacetum parthenium native to the Balkan Peninsula, but today it grows almost all over Europe, North America and even in China, Japan and Australia
. Back in the first century AD Roman physician Dioscorides described the medicinal properties of tansy maiden; In particular, he mentioned its antipyretic properties
. Later, it was called "the aspirin of the Middle Ages" - because tansy was used to lower the body temperature at a time when modern antipyretics have not yet been
. In addition, a decoction of tansy maiden used to treat arthritis, asthma, constipation, dermatitis, ear pain, headache (including migraine), insect bites, psoriasis, cramps and pains in the stomach, swelling, tinnitus, toothache , dizziness, worms, cough and cold
. There are references to the use of tansy as an insecticide and abortive, and - to facilitate drug delivery and heavy menstrual bleeding
. We also know that it served as an antidote for people abused opium
Currently, the chemical composition of tansy maiden studied well enough. Its leaves and flowers contain substances having analgesic, antiinflammatory and antipyretic properties, that at least indirectly confirms the efficacy of its traditional use in the treatment of migraine headaches, fever, common cold and arthritis. Also found that tansy has antispasmodic, and laxative effect, and it can be used, such as colic and a number of violations that cause constipation. Studies have also confirmed that Tanacetum parthenium can have an abortifacient effect, so it should not be used during pregnancy, and a warning should be placed on packages with any drugs on the basis of tansy.
Of particular interest to the researchers is the possibility of use in the treatment of migraines tansy. The first report on this issue dedicated to the study was published in 1978. It describes the history of the patient's disease, which is 16 years old suffered from severe migraine attacks. At the age of 68 she started a daily basis there are three leaf tansy maiden, and after ten months of attacks completely ceased. The study, which was attended by 17 people, showed that patients who are within six months of taking tansy, rarely complained of headaches than patients taking placebo. Similar results were obtained and most recent study, which was attended by 72 people. Based on these results, scientists have suggested that Tanacetum parthenium can be useful not only in classical migraines, but also for premenstrual, menstrual and other headaches.
Tanacetum parthenium Treatment can be performed using fresh or dried plants, and liquid extracts, capsules and tablets with tansy. Standard products based on tansy should contain at least 0.2% parthenolide - is the main anti-inflammatory component of this plant.
Tansy for children older than two years is considered to be safe, but it can be given only with the permission of the doctor. For younger children, it is contraindicated.
Patients who are taking any blood thinners before using tansy is necessary to consult a specialist.
Tanacetum parthenium is strictly contraindicated in allergies to substances contained in it, and during pregnancy. If you have diabetes, liver disease and alcohol dependence
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it should be taken with caution.
Side effects of tansy
In most patients, tansy does not cause side effects or they are so mild that do not affect the quality of life. However, it can lead to side effects such as heart palpitations (from two research participants immediately after receiving tansy pulse rate of 26 beats per minute, but after a while he came back to normal), sleep disturbances and irritability
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. In addition, some people who stopped taking tansy, for some time observed symptoms such as headache, joint pain
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How to use tansy
You can buy the finished product on the basis of tansy in a drugstore and apply it according to instructions. Carefully read the information on the packaging and be careful; e.g., tansy oil can only be used topically, the extract should be taken strictly in doses recommended by a specialist. The oil and the extract should not be exposed to the mucous membranes and intact skin strongly.
In addition, tansy can collect yourself, and use it for the preparation of infusions.
It is collected during flowering, and dried in a shady place. Collect tansy enough away from major roads and settlements. Dried plants should be stored in tightly closed glass container.
For the treatment of helminthiasis is recommended for 7-10 days to drink a decoction of tansy. To make it, pour a cup of boiling water (250 ml), three tablespoons of chopped tansy, and allow to stand for thirty minutes. Take one or two tablespoons of broth on an empty stomach before every meal. The same decoction can be taken for stomach cramps.
Tansy is widely used in hair care products, most of all - for the treatment of dandruff
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. Prepare a decoction of tansy, Gulf of two tablespoons of dried flowers and leaves 0.5 liters of boiling water, let stand one hour. Rinse hair with this decoction for several weeks until dandruff disappears.
To get rid of the extra kilos, it is recommended for at least a week, every day to drink one or two cups of broth, made from equal parts of tansy, yarrow and wormwood. In one cup of water you need to put a quarter teaspoon of herbs. Before you use this tool, it is advisable to consult a doctor. Furthermore, it should be borne in mind that the effect decoction - if any is - probably achieved due to the diuretic action of grass. In other words, the weight is reduced by the loss of water (as is well known, water weighs a lot), and is quickly restored when a person stops using diuretics.