Celandine is often compared with ginseng: the scope of application of this plant and its efficiency is very high, it is used inside, used for skin care and nail care. Celandine hair is also used often: the plant helps relieve itchy scalp and improve the condition of hair. Also, celandine is one of the best remedies for dandruff.
Manufacturers of cosmetics like to use to create creams and ointments exotic plants of the protected parts of the world. Names of Overseas herbs sound exciting, but their effect is often insignificant and disappointing. The celandine is nothing exotic - a plant grows in abundance in all of Europe (except Arctic regions), Asia and America. Many owners of suburban areas, even struggling with this tall grass with yellow flowers, unaware of its healing properties.
Celandine - a medicinal plant, superior performance, many other herbs. Externally celandine
Celandine - a means-tested over the centuries
It looks quite modest: direct branching stalk height of one meter, yellow flowers. If you break off a piece of the stalk, then perform fault thick milky juice, which immediately turns orange. This juice is often used in folk medicine, for example, to remove warts.
In addition to the juice for making pharmaceuticals and cosmetics also use dried celandine. The collected grass air dried in the shade, and then used for the preparation of aqueous or alcoholic tinctures, decoctions, and for the infusion of oil.
Celandine is poisonous. All parts of the plant contain alkaloids: homochelidonine, chelidonine, metoksihelidonin, chelerythrine, oksihelidonin, protopine, sanguinarine, allokriptopin, stilopin, sparteine, berberine, oksisangvinarin, coptisine, helilutin, helirubin and others. In addition, there celandine carotene, a large amount of ascorbic acid and malic acid, succinic acid, citric acid, and flavonoids.
Thanks to its rich composition of celandine has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, soothing action. According to some reports, this plant has anti-tumor effect and can be used to treat cancer.
Dermatologic celandine can not for everyone. Since the plant contains an alkaloid protopine, which increases the tone of the uterus, it can not be used for pregnant women. Unacceptable treatment of celandine
Treatment of celandine - for help to nature
young children, lactation of drugs on the basis of this plant, too, should be abandoned.
Alkaloid homochelidonine contraindicated in all neurological diseases involving increased convulsive readiness. With preparations on the basis of celandine can not experiment that has epilepsy. You can not use this plant and suffering from asthma or angina.
All these contraindications relate primarily to the juice of celandine. Decoctions, tinctures and oil extracts are less dangerous because the toxic substances contained in them at lower concentrations. However, if you are hypersensitive celandine have to give up the use of this herb in any form. And in any case it is better to use celandine (especially use it inside) only after consulting your doctor. Symptoms of overdose: excessive thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, fainting, confusion, hallucinations. Should this occur, you should immediately discontinue use of celandine
The use of celandine - a wide range of actions
and seek medical advice.
Celandine for a luxurious head of hair
Celandine is used not only for the recovery of the skin, but also for the beauty of hair. This is a good preventive and therapeutic agent for seborrhea, hair loss, irritation and itching of the scalp. Broth celandine hair - a good tonic. If you regularly rinse hair infusion and decoction of celandine rubbed into the scalp, the hair will become shiny, fluffy, docile and flexible. Sometimes broth celandine also added a decoction of yarrow, nettle, chamomile and other herbs.
Even more effective hair mask on the basis of celandine and other medicinal herbs. Such masks are prepared the same way: mixed dried herbs, pour hot water and heated in a water bath for half an hour - forty minutes. After that, the broth cooled, and herbal gruel rub the hair roots. Half an hour later the mask are washed away with running water. It is enough to carry out such procedures once a week for a couple of months to get a steady result.
For example, the mask of celandine and Saponaria officinalis perfectly toned hair. Mask of the five parts of the roots of Potentilla erect, and one part of celandine herbs, in contrast, soothes the scalp. The mask from the roots of celandine crassifolia and strengthens hair, tones the scalp and is a good prophylactic against seborrhea.
For oily hair mask fit of celandine seeds in a mixture with a quince and birch leaves and vinegar. Also effective mask of celandine with oak bark, nettle, St. John's wort, and rosemary essential oil.
For the treatment and prevention of dry seborrhea recommended to use celandine in combination with a mother and stepmother, lavender essential oil
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Bergamot, lemon, geranium and tea tree. Also celandine to treat dry seborrhea added poplar buds, roots, anise, marjoram, marshmallow seeds, olive oil, egg yolk. You can also rub it into the hair just before shampooing oily extract of celandine.
Mask of celandine with wormwood improves circulation, tones and strengthens hair growth and is used for the prevention of dandruff. To stimulate hair growth and effective masks of herbs celandine and burdock root.