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Use and properties of the root, tincture and syrup.

Botanical characteristics of Astragalus

Astragalus is a truly unique plant. Thanks to the curative properties use plants effectively in various diseases. In nature, occurs as an herbaceous plant a small shrub or shrub. Usually perennial, but there are annual species of Astragalus. The stem is erect, height ranges from 40 to 60 cm. the leaves of the plant complex, bottom they prigotovleniya, in other places pinnate. Depending on the species of Astragalus vary the flowers and buds of a plant and its color. Flowering begins in June and lasts until August. The fruit (beans) appear in late autumn.

Properties of Astragalus

Astragalus – a medicinal plant. Medical practice actively uses many species of Astragalus in the treatment of hypertension and renal diseases, chronic insufficiency, atherosclerosis, blood circulation, neurosis, colds, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Some types are recommended as a diuretic and styptic remedies.

Worldwide, there are about 1600 species of Astragalus, but there are several species, whose medicinal properties are particularly appreciated in folk and scientific medicine.

Astragalus membranaceus ("centaury", or "cat's peas"). Today the plant is very rare, like endangered species listed in the Red book. Grows in the Northern hemisphere, however, it can be found in South America and in the tropics. As medicinal raw materials use the roots and the grass. The root dug in autumn, it carefully, but quickly enough, washed with water, dried in the fresh air, then completely dried up indoors. Grass, in contrast to the root, cut off in the flowering period. It is dried in small bundles.

Astragalus membranaceus has a restorative, tonic, analgesic and diuretic effects, stimulates hematopoiesis. It is also used externally as a perfect antiseptic and healing wounds. Various decoctions and tinctures from the roots of Astragalus are used as haemostatic, cholagogic, antipyretic and expectorant.

Plant effectively reduces renal and blood pressure, activates the tone of the internal organs, helps to normalize metabolic processes of the body with diabetes, and suppressionlife bacterial flora (Toxoplasma, Trichomonas, amoebas, etc.).

Diuretic, antitumor, gipotenzivne and immune-stimulating properties of Astragalus are confirmed scientifically.

Astragalus Danish – people call it "cotton candy". To meet the plant in the woods, for example pine, in light of their areas, usually on the edges. Found Astragalus Danish very rare. Growing in Kazakhstan, in the Urals – to the South of Yakutia. As part of the Danish Astragalus discovered flavonoids and alkaloids. As medicinal raw materials use the herb (flowers, leaves, stems). Collect raw materials from may to June. The plant has a tonic effect, quickly restores energy and relieves fatigue.

Tonic: 2 tablespoons of herbs, pour 0.5 cups of cooled boiled water, to insist 4 hours, then carefully drain. It is recommended to take 1/2 Cup 3 (sometimes 4) times a day.

Astragalus sandy

Astragalus sandy recognizes as a healing agent not only popular, but scientific medicine. Useful raw material is the herb (aerial part of the plant), the root is not used. In the herbs discovered flavonoids. Infusions and decoctions of Astragalus sandy have a cardiotonic, a diuretic, a vasodilator, used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, normalize blood clotting. They are successfully used as antibacterial and antifungal remedies.

The collection of Astragalus sand produced in the period of flowering (in June). It is carefully dried under cover and placed in wooden boxes for further storage.

Astragalus sandy can be found in light forests, in the coastal zone of rivers, on the Sands, lakes, roadsides. The plant is widely distributed in the Middle zone of Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia and Germany.

Astragalus cicer

Astragalus cicer contains a number of valuable active substances such as alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, triterpenoids. For the preparation of medicinal decoctions and infusions used by the grass plants (flowers, leaves, stem).

From ancient times to the present day Astragalus cicer is used to treat gastrointestinal tract and heart. Herbal teas also have a sedative effect on the body, are used as an effective diuretic, reduce blood levels of beta-lipoproteins in tissuesof adrenaline and noradrenaline.

Astragalus cicer grows in Central Europe and the Western Mediterranean on the slopes, in steppes, clearings and meadows, along banks of rivers.

A decoction of Astragalus: you need to pour in a container of 20 grams of dried herbs, pre-chopped it , then pour the grass 200 ml of pure water, put on medium heat and boil for three or four minutes. Then the broth should infuse for 2 hours, then strain. Make the through is recommended for strong excitation, hypertension, and in violation of metabolic processes 2-3 tablespoons 3 times a day.

The use of Astragalus

The positive effect of Astragalus on normalization of work of organs and various body systems, improved well-being allows us to call it a miraculous plant. Today we know many ways of cooking of the useful plant drugs in pharmacology, infusions and decoctions in folk medicine.

Syrup Astragalus

Syrup Astragalus is a selenium product, no contraindications, slows the aging process, especially useful for children and adults who are diagnosed with selenium deficiency. When taking the syrup by children under 10 years accounted for age: one year – one drop, two years or two drops and so on. Adult dosage is 10-15 drops once a day for prevention, diseases the dosage is determined individually.

Astragalus root

Astragalus root dug in spring and autumn, remove fibrous roots and the base of the root, dried in the sun and used as a tonic in the form of infusions and decoctions. Its tonic, immunomodulatory properties of Astragalus root is superior to ginseng. It is indicated for hypertension, angina, edema, chronic and acute glomerulonephritis, rheumatic pains, edema of different etiologies, uterine prolapse and renal hypertension, scrofula, and in chronic heart failure, the first and second degree, accompanied by tachycardia.

From a medicinal root can be prepared:
– a tincture with water: 1 tablespoon of raw pour 2 cups boiling water, insist in a thermos 30 minutes and take 1/3 Cup 3 times a day after meals;
vodka tincture: it is required to mix 40 grams of Astragalus root and 400 grams of vodka, insist in for 10 days in a dark place at room temperature and can take 10-20 drops 2-3 times a day before meals.

Infusion Astragalus

The tincture of Astragalus canto prepare in two ways.

First method: 1 tbsp. teaspoon chopped herbs, pour 1 Cup of water, boil for 3-4 minutes, to insist 2 hours, strain. Take it 1/4-1/3 Cup 3 times a day for gastroenteritis, ascites, diseases of the spleen, edema. Decoction is used as rototillers and accelerating separation of the placenta remedy.

Second method: take 2 tablespoons of dry powdered herb to 1 Cup of boiling water, to insist 2 hours, strain and use for gargling the throat with flu 3-4 times a day.

Contraindications to the use of Astragalus

To date, specific contraindications to the use of Astragalus is not revealed. It is undesirable to apply it to treat children under two years of age because the effect of plants on the child's body is not fully understood. Also avoid the use of tinctures of Astragalus for strong excitation.