Celandine - a means-tested over the centuries - Chemical composition

April 23, 2014

  • Celandine - a means-tested over the centuries
  • Chemical composition
  • How to use

 the chemical composition of celandine


Celandine - perennial herb with short rhizome. Stem branched from celandine, up to 1 m tall, leaves green above, bottom - glaucous. Flowers celandine medium-sized, golden-yellow, on long stalks, gathered in small umbellate inflorescences. All its parts celandine contains orange milky juice, which is in contact with hands reminds the color left by tincture of iodine.

Celandine grows in the European part of the country, in the Urals, Siberia, the Caucasus, mainly in the foothills and mountainous areas, as well as in shady places among bushes, in forests, ravines, fences. Blossoms in May-July, the fruits ripen in July-September. In medicine it is used aerial part of the plant and roots and fresh juice.


Chemical composition

Grass contains more than 20 alkaloids (chelidonine, chelerythrine, sanguinarine, protopine et al.), Essential oils, vitamins (carotene, ascorbic acid), flavonoids, saponins, organic acids (citric, malic, succinic and helidonovuyu).

Alkaloids - a nitrogen-containing organic compounds which are characterized by a high physiological activity. In small doses, the alkaloids are drugs in large - poisons. Celandine alkaloids possess different properties: heloidin has an effect similar to morphine (analgesic and calming effect), gomoheloidin acts as a convulsive poison, sanguinarine excites the secretion of the salivary glands, increases peristalsis, has a narcotic effect, protopine toning smooth muscles of the uterus and reduces the threshold of excitability of the autonomic nervous system (the nervous system that innervate the internal organs).

Essential oils - is a complex mixture of aromatic nitrogen-free substances soluble in alcohol, and fatty oils. It has antibacterial, antispasmodic (relieves spasms of smooth muscles of blood vessels and internal organs), anti-inflammatory effect.

Saponins - plant-derived organic matter, forming like soap by shaking with water-resistant foam, they have a diuretic and sedative effect.

Flavonoids - compounds poorly soluble in water, they have a yellow color (the color - the color of flavonoids). They have the ability to remove the spasm of smooth muscles of blood vessels and internal organs. Furthermore, they are capable of altering the body's reaction to other substances, such as allergens, viruses, and carcinogens therefore possess antiviral, anticancer and anti-allergic action.

Organic acids are actively involved in the metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things


Celandine action on the human body

Celandine has choleretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, mild laxative and anti-tumor effect. Celandine has a calming effect on the nervous system, lowers blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?  Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
   and relieves spasm of smooth muscle walls of blood vessels and internal organs. Furthermore, celandine bactericidal (kills bacteria) against several microorganisms.


Indications for use of celandine

Inside the infusion of celandine prescribed for hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcers, polyposis of the stomach and intestines, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon), various tumors, neurosis, vegetative-vascular dystonia, thyrotoxicosis (disease due to increased thyroid function).

Herbs, roots, and fresh juice of celandine is used internally and externally for various skin diseases, weak healing wounds, lupus TB skin - a rare form of the disease  TB skin - a rare form of the disease
 , Eczema, herpes, the treatment of corns and scabies, removing warts.


Contraindications celandine

The composition of celandine contains many physiologically active substances, and so it has a number of contraindications for admission. So, do not use celandine persons suffering from epilepsy Epilepsy - a sacred disease  Epilepsy - a sacred disease
 , Asthma, angina, and a variety of neurological diseases.

With an overdose of celandine may develop poisoning with nausea, vomiting, paralysis of the respiratory center.

Remember: celandine - grass is unsafe, it contains alkaloids that are high doses of the drugs in turn poisons. For this reason, celandine better take prescription and under medical supervision.

Ginger - Treatment: Oriental medicine in the service of modern science

August 19, 2011

 Treatment Ginger has a long tradition. So in the Chinese, Indian, Japanese medicine, ginger is considered a consummate physician. Ginger applied in modern Western medicine, but usually in combination with other drugs.

 Ginger - Treatment: Oriental medicine in the service of modern science

Impact of ginger root on the human body

It has long been observed that ginger root has beneficial effects on multilateral human organs and systems:

  • the part of the circulatory system - improves the functioning of the heart muscle and cardiac conduction of impulses, thereby normalizing the heart rate; tones and strengthens blood vessel walls; normalizes blood pressure;
  • by metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
   - It removes all the toxic metabolic products from the body, normalize lipid metabolism, including reducing blood levels of "bad" cholesterol, blood vessels clogging plaques, and increases the amount of good cholesterol involved in the metabolic processes;
  • the central nervous system - improves cerebral blood circulation, which positively affects the intelligence, memory and learning, reduces headaches, smoothes signs of mental disorders and neuroses Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock  Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock
  • the part of the digestive system - cleanses the gastrointestinal tract, improves its blood supply that can prevent the exacerbation of certain chronic diseases of the stomach and intestines, as well as a shorter time to cure an exacerbation of these diseases; promotes proper secretion of gastric mucosa and recovery of the gastrointestinal tract (but only if its integrity has been violated, otherwise, destruction of mucosal effort);
  • on the part of the musculoskeletal system - has a positive effect in diseases of the joints, osteochondrosis, inflammation in the muscles;
  • by the kidneys and urinary tract - it has a slight diuretic and antimicrobial action;
  • from the genitals - it helps to restore hormonal levels, which in turn normalizes the menstrual cycle, reduces the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause; increases sexual desire in both men and women has a positive effect on the symptoms of impotence Impotence - a female perspective on the problem  Impotence - a female perspective on the problem
 ; one of the oldest means of struggle with infertility.

In addition, ginger beautiful doctor for colds, it has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and relieves spasms of action in diseases of upper respiratory tract, and broncho-pulmonary system. However, ginger should not be administered at high temperature - it can raise it even higher.

It is recognized and restorative effect of ginger improves blood circulation and normalization of the central nervous system contributes to the improvement of all organs and systems. This improves health, increases the overall body tone and performance.

Use ginger for the prevention, for example, parasitic infestations (in cooking of raw fish), cancer (but not the treatment - it can stimulate the growth of tumors), motion sickness in transport.

 Ginger - Treatment: Oriental medicine in the service of modern science

Basic principles of treatment of ginger

Ginger - is an effective means of influence on the body, so before applying should consult a doctor and may even be examined in order to exclude contraindications for its use. It is better if the dose and duration of treatment prescribed by a doctor ginger, it is will determine its compatibility with other drugs that must be taken in this disease. Special care must be taken ginger Ginger and the most unexpected, but pleasant useful properties  Ginger and the most unexpected, but pleasant useful properties
 If a person suffers from a disease of the cardiovascular system, liver and kidney damage with reduced function of these organs. Here, too, without consultation with the doctor just do not get along.

Do not use large doses of ginger, an overdose may be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This is especially dangerous in the presence of chronic diseases and pregnancy.

Taking drugs ginger better in the morning, on an empty stomach, while ginger quickly suck in the gastrointestinal tract and chemicals are included in it, will enter into the exchange of biochemical reactions.

Preventive health intake of ginger in small doses in the form of tea, you can continue for a long time, while paying attention to the overall well-being. Such long-term use has an excellent cleaning effect and raises the tone of the whole organism.

Ginger - This herb and spice simultaneously, improves the flavor of almost any dish. This plant came to us from Eastern countries, where the tradition of treating diseases of ginger goes back centuries. In Western countries, there is a long tradition of use of ginger, so the treatment they need to be approached with caution, but the prophylactic administration of low doses almost nobody hurt.

Galina Romanenko

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