What is in our understanding weeds? It plants which are considered to be suitable only for compost pits and feeding of animals. Meanwhile, among the weeds growing literally under legs it is possible to find the mass of the officinal herbs having invaluable advantage for human health. It is possible not only to be treated by most of them, using as broths, tinctures, compresses, but also to accept in food as usual products. Let's consider 8 extended and often ignored by people plants which can bring benefit for our organism.
The nettle is considered by right the most valuable plant with structure, almost ideal for human health. Several decades ago leaves of a young nettle in salads, drinks, first courses could be met practically on each table. A nettle – the undisputed leader on the content of vitamin C (is twice more, than in lemons), carotene, and also some microelements (iron, copper, chrome, manganese, etc.) among the majority of vegetables and fruit. High content of organic acids (gallusovy, ant) does a nettle by an effective remedy for immunity strengthening. So, decoction from this plant is recommended to accept inside for increase in body resistance to pathogenic microorganisms and parasites, and also as fortifying means during the postoperative period.
The nettle and in treatment of gastrointestinal illnesses, catarrhal, gynecologic diseases is irreplaceable. Especially effective use of a plant in cosmetology: broth of a nettle is famous for what strengthens hair and saves from dandruff. It is important to remember that the people having thrombophlebitis, atherosclerosis of vessels, a hypertension and also pregnant women should use a nettle with care.
One more useful weeds which are easy for finding on a footpath near the house – a plantain. Antiseptic property of a plant which practically each person at least put once to a wound for bystry healing is widely known. The plantain is obliged by the action to presence at its structure of S-metilmetionina or vitamin U – the substance having the expressed wound healing effect. Thanks to vitamin U the plant is irreplaceable and in treatment of peptic ulcers of a digestive tract (against the background of the lowered acidity) − for this purpose 5-7 g of a dry plantain are made in a glass of water and accepted 3 times a day within 2-3 months.
Also the sedative (calming) property of the plantain which is considered as natural antidepressant is also remarkable. The plant regulates exchange of the cholesterol which is responsible for production of "joy hormone" of serotonin, normalizes mood and besides neutralizes the toxins getting to an organism.
Use of a plantain is inside contraindicated to people with hypersecretion of a gastric juice (hyperoxemia) and tendency to formation of blood clots.
This evergreen weed against which distribution all gardeners of a midland of Russia fight, actually – a medical plant to which on forces elimination of many illnesses. Not accidentally the wheat grass is chosen by animals for regular clarification of a stomach. Despite the ordinary-looking look, this plant – one of most effective sudorific, diuretic, expectorant, antiinflammatory, enveloping and even easy purgatives. A dry plant decoction (25 g on 200 ml of boiled water) is used inside at bronchitis, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, pyelonephritis, a pulmonary tuberculosis, and bathtubs from rhizomes of a wheat grass successfully treat the majority of diseases of skin.
As well as any plant, at the use inside the wheat grass has contraindications: the grass cannot be drunk at a peptic ulcer of a stomach, pancreatitis, diarrhea and hypotonia.
Salutary properties of a burdock are known long ago: for a long time from wide leaves of a plant cooked salads, and roots were fried and used for a zavarivaniye of coffee drink. Today the burdock is grown up in Japan as vegetable culture which of root crops cook soups rich with useful substances, garnishes, flat cakes. It is considered that the regular use of a burdock in food is excellent prevention of diseases of digestive tract, a diabetes mellitus, nephrolithiasis, helminthic invasions. Also antineoplastic activity of the plant suppressing reproduction of cancer cells is experimentally proved.
Outwardly burdock juice is widely used at burns, grazes, cuts, inflammations, a furunculosis and other skin diseases. Broth of a plant is almost harmless, however it is not recommended to use at pregnancy and feeding by a breast.
Weeding a wood louse – the branchy plant preferring grow on the wet soil – we do not even suspect of what valuable medicinal and vitamin raw materials we get rid. The nature awarded a plant with rich structure: so, the content of vitamin C in a wood louse is one and a half times more, than in lemons, and only 20 g of a grass contain standard daily rate of carotene – the substance which is responsible for a set of biological processes in an organism.
Addition of a fresh wood louse in salads allows to cope with the illnesses of a thyroid gland, digestive tract, a hypertension, chest pains, and also breakdown, a scurvy and anemia. Besides, the plant is famous for the cholagogue and antiseptic properties. Thanks to hypoallergenicity and harmlessness of a wood louse it can be used for treatment of small children – however the people having hypotonia should remember its ability to reduce pressure.
Celandine – the noxious plant which is mistakenly ranked to weed which at skillful use can save the person from many diseases. Its outside use, as the wound healing, bactericidal, antifungal means promoting clarification of skin is the most effective. For these purposes use bathtubs with a celandine, tincture and its lacteal juice in pure form. It is possible to call this unpretentious weed effective medicine against stomach diseases, bones, joints, female generative organs and a nervous system. Besides, its anticarcinogen properties are scientifically proved. Use inside celandine tincture carefully, since 3-5 drops a day, gradually, within 4 months leading up their quantity to 50. It is important to know that exceeding of a dosage can cause disturbances of a cordial rhythm, emergence of spasms and even death from a cardiac standstill therefore has to appoint medicine and to control its use only the doctor.
– "a flour grass" which is ruthlessly destroyed by all gardeners of the country – today the little know of useful properties of an orach. However still our ancestors noticed that the plant rich with a protein on nutritiousness a little than concedes to proteins of animal origin. The flat cakes saving people from starvation were made of an orach in lean and military years. Fresh leaves of an orach can be used in salads, borsches, soups, garnishes, and also to serve as the diuretic, expectorant, antibacterial and carminative agent which is effectively clearing an organism of slags. And poultices from leaves of a plant gouty tumors, hemorrhoids, hypostases of joints treat. It is important to remember that, despite its numerous useful properties, it is better for people not to abuse the use of an orach with chronic illnesses of digestive tract, and also urolithic and cholelithic diseases.
If to smile all twice a day – it is possible to lower blood pressure and to reduce risk of developing of heart attacks and strokes.
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