Tincture of Peony: contra - taken with caution

September 8, 2012

 tincture of peony contraindications
 Peony is used as a medicinal plant in folk medicine in many countries, including in Russia. Today in pharmacies can buy tincture of peony, the instruction to which states that it is non-toxic drug. Nevertheless, we should not forget that the peony is poisonous to the buttercup family.

 Tincture of Peony: contra - taken with caution

The chemical composition of tinctures peony and its effect on the human body

Peony tincture contains a lot of biologically active substances, which act on the body are not yet fully studied. The main active ingredient is the essential oil infusions Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?  Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?
 Containing substances such as peonol and phenyl salicylate. This essential oil has a toxic effect on the body at all plants buttercup family. In addition, the tincture contains peony glycosides akoloidy and other biologically active substances. As they interact in humans is not known in detail.

In applying tincture of peony should remember that it belongs to the family of poisonous plants, and in any case to avoid an overdose.

If all indications, contra-indications and recommended dosages peony tincture has beneficial effects on the central nervous system (CNS). It inhibits on the one hand in excitation of CNS processes, and the other has a slight tonic effect. As a result, improving the overall performance and regulates sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams

This tincture of peony has a slight irritant effect on the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), which is characteristic for all the buttercup family. But if other members of the buttercup hit in the stomach cause poisoning (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), the peony tincture stimulates the secretion of gastric glands, located in its mucosa.

It is believed that the tincture of peony has antispasmodic action, that is, relaxes the smooth muscles of internal organs and blood vessels. But empirically in medicine was established abortifacient action of tincture of peony that is not talking about relaxation, but the contraction of smooth muscle of the uterus.

When applying any herbal medicines should always be remembered that unlike synthetic drugs, their composition is very complex and poorly understood, however in some cases it is possible unpredictable effects on the human body.

 Tincture of Peony: contra - taken with caution

Side effects

The official guide to the tincture of peony as the side effects are indicated only allergic reactions such as itchy skin rash, urticaria, and angioedema.

It is also possible drowsiness, lethargy and decreased disability. Therefore, during the course of treatment the patient is not recommended to drive a car and perform other work requiring high motor coordination and concentration. In some patients, infusion peony causes considerable irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, which appears nausea, vomiting and stomach pains.

Nowhere in the instructions does not say that this drug can cause abortion, but the experience of traditional medicine shows that this side effect is possible.

 Tincture of Peony: contra - taken with caution

Who should not take a tincture of peony

The first infusion peony can not be taken if you are sensitive to it of the patient - it is dangerous because it can cause, severe allergic and non-allergic intolerance reactions.

Do not use tincture of a peony in the human liver and kidneys - the main bodies that are decontaminated and removed from the body toxins. The tincture of peony have enough of these substances, which in small quantities has a beneficial effect on the body, while increasing the dosage or abuse excretion of toxic effect.

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   almost no effect on the activity of the heart and blood vessels, but the practice shows that with low blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?  Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
   it may reduce it even more so when hypotension tincture of peony better not to apply.

With careful use of tincture of peony are also at high acidity of gastric juice - this drug has a stimulating effect on gastric secretion.

Do not use the tincture of peony pregnant women and children - its effect on the body of the contingents of patients has not been studied. But the possibility of termination of pregnancy while taking tinctures peony preclude its use in pregnant women.

In applying tincture of peony should remember that it belongs to the buttercup family poisonous, so you should strictly adhere to the recommended dosage.

Galina Romanenko

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Mulberry: useful properties spinning tree

November 27, 2014

 Mulberry useful properties
 The name "Silk" Wood explained very simply. It feeds on its leaves the silkworm, which produces world-famous threads. But not only hard-working butterflies attracted mulberry: useful properties of this plant is its application in humans.


Berries are different

In nature, there are about fifteen species of mulberry. But only two of them in particular is widely cultivated and found in almost every corner of the planet. This black mulberry (Morus nigra) and white (Morus alba). The first has a dark crust and gives fruit, colored in black or dark-cherry color. The bark of a second lighter and berries in her white, pink or red. In folk medicine uses all sorts of plants, albeit with some reservations.

Black mulberry, useful properties which were described by ancient Eastern healers, famous for its high iron content. Its fruits are recommended to use with anemia, prolonged bleeding, women - with heavy menstruation. Normalizing the level of hemoglobin in the blood, this herb improves the function of internal organs, helps eliminate sluggishness and drowsiness.

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   and vitamin P can boast white mulberry - the beneficial properties of its fruits are indispensable in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Regular intake of bright berries reduces shortness of breath, chest pain, normalize heart rhythm. Use of white mulberry shown people with myocardial dystrophy and heart defects.

Absolutely all the fruits of the mulberry tree, regardless of their color, rich in essential oils Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?  Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?
 , Pectin, vitamins (A, C, E, K, B group), macro- and microelements (calcium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, copper, selenium). With this composition mulberry can "work" as an effective vitamin and mineral complex. Fresh or dried fruits of its use in food in order to strengthen immunity Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system  Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system
   and prevention of colds.

Essential mulberry compounds exhibit good bactericidal properties. Berry juice, diluted with water, is used to rinse with tonsillitis, laryngitis, stomatitis, gingivitis. They treated scratches, bedsores, mouth ulcers. Cleaning the wound from harmful microorganisms, natural product accelerates their healing.

Unripe berries are rich in tannic compounds which possess fixing action. Their use gives a good result in diarrhea. But closer to the fall in pulp mulberry accumulate laxative substances - anthocyanins, so the fruit taken in time, perfectly helps with constipation.


Drying or cooking?

Fresh berries Mulberry can not be stored for long periods. They begin to deteriorate after only a few days after harvest. Therefore, the fruit is dried or prepared from them jam, compotes, syrups, jams.

Drying - the most gentle way of processing, which allows you to save a maximum of medicinal raw materials of medicinal compounds. Dried mulberries, useful properties which in no way inferior to the fresh berries, used for the preparation of infusions. The hot solution was transferred flavonoids and mucous substances that have diaphoretic, diuretic and expectorant.

When bronchitis and pneumonia infusion mulberry liquefies phlegm and facilitates expectoration. In hypertensive - accelerates the removal of salts, helps reduce blood pressure. When fevers - activates the sweat glands and reduces the body temperature to normal levels.

The use of infusion of black mulberry, as well as its raw berries, gives a good effect in case of anemia. And the use of white shows cardiac patients.

As a tonic dried fruits of any kind of wood can be added to food in whole or mashed form.

Medicine serves delicious mulberry jam, the useful properties of this product are known to many housewives. When heat treatment berries lose the lion's share of ascorbic acid, but they are preserved all the minerals, fat-soluble vitamins, B vitamins, as well as special connections - pectin, which is a great "food" for the intestinal microflora.

Mulberry jam improves the functioning of the digestive tract, has a slight diuretic and diaphoretic effect. Received an empty stomach two to three tablespoons of it have a laxative effect. Due to the high potassium content, the use of this sweetness has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system.


Green first aid kit

But not only valuable fruits of mulberry tree. No less in demand in traditional medicine and mulberry leaves - useful properties of this part of the plant due to the high content of flavonoids, pectins and gums.

A decoction of the leaves is indicated as an expectorant for bronchitis, as a diuretic - for hypertension, to improve the functioning of the intestines - during dyspeptic phenomena.

There is evidence that diabetes mellitus drink helps normalize the functioning of the pancreas and reduce the level of blood sugar Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health  Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health

Anti-inflammatory properties make it possible to use a decoction of the leaves for cosmetic purposes. Applications to the means applied to the face with acne and irritation.


Take with caution

Excessive use of the beneficial properties of mulberry could result in harm. Mature fruit of the tree can trigger diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal pain. Therefore, their admission is important not to exceed the recommended dosage.

Due to the diuretic effect of the plant is contraindicated in acute renal failure and glomerulonephritis. Increased urine formation in such cases, it may enhance the inflammatory process.

People with diabetes should not get involved in mulberries, because they contain a lot of sucrose.