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Common cuff

Growing, useful properties and recipes of the use of Alchemilla vulgaris

The Botanical characteristics of the cuff

Cuff is a perennial plant with creeping stems, belonging to the family Rosaceae. The plant may be not only green, but also yellow-green color. Rhizome cuff is in a horizontal position. The stems of the plants upright. The leaves have a venation. The flowers of lady's mantle are yellow, collected in inflorescence, which may consist of a small number of flowers, and contain a large number of them. The fruit of the cuff is a nut, which is located in the receptacle with the existing Cup. The seeds of the plants are small, but numerous. The plant for fruiting do not need fertilization. Lady's mantle flowering begins in early summer and lasts all summer.

The cuff may bloom a second time in autumn. It is found throughout the CIS, meadows, near rivers and houses in the woods with a small amount of vegetation.

Growing lady's mantle

Reproduction. The cuff can be propagated by seeds or delinkage. If you choose the seed method, then the seeding should be done in boxes or other containers . And already the seedlings are transplanted to a permanent place. If you want to see the blooms of lady's mantle in the summer, then you need to plant seeds in the fall. At home must ensure the plant is drainage, for example, on the bottom of the pot with a cuff you can put pebbles.

The second method of reproduction – plots. This method involves the Seating already overgrown bushes. For this you need to take to divide the cuff into pieces and replant the already separated parts of the plant (plots) in the prepared soil. The soil should be clay and peat. Already germinated plants are transplanted to a permanent place, keeping the distance between them in 30 see This method of propagation should be done in early spring.

Care cuff. The main rule of growing lady's mantle is regular watering and pruning unwanted shoots. To transplant the plant should be in a Sunny place, but the shadow of the cuff too. The soil needs fertilizer. The cuff is quickly growing, so for its growth need to be monitored closely. Plant at home behaves differently, for example, bright sunlight may either improve the growth of lady's mantle, or, conversely, slow down the development of the plant. In the summer, the cuff should be abundantly and frequently watered. But stagnation of water should not be, as it will lead to death of the plant. Cuff prefers fertile soil.

Useful properties of the cuff

The ground part of the plant contains catechins, tannins, lipids, flavonoids and acid – derivatives of phenolcarbonic. Cuff is a storehouse of iron, manganese, ascorbic acid and boron with zinc.

Usually used by women with various gynecological diseases. The plant reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood. Cuff has hemostatic properties, so it is used for bleeding.

Cuff recommended for lactating women because it has a positive effect on lactation. The plant has expectorant, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. The cuff is used in childbirth as an aid.

The application of the cuff

Cuff has long been used in folk medicine in the form of infusions, decoctions and tinctures. For example, infusion of lady's mantle helps to restore menstrual cycle. Tincture of lady's mantle to heal cavities in tuberculosis of the lungs. The same tincture can cure goiter.

The cuff is used in tonsillitis, sore throat and other inflammations of the oral cavity and throat. Infusion of lady's mantle are used as a means for external use for ulcers, festering wounds, sprains, bruises and even sprains. Diabetes recommend taking drugs of the cuff. If disturbed metabolism, and then come to the aid of the cuff. The plant helps to restore the spinal cord after the disease.

Infusion of lady's mantle for heavy menstrual periods. Take 3 teaspoons of the herb lady's mantle and fill them with 250 ml of boiling water. Leave for 2 hours to infuse. Ready infusion of strain, it needs to be overcome. Take the infusion 4 times a day 100 ml before meals.

The juice lady's mantle. In order to make juice, you need to take the young leaves and stems of the plant and squeeze out the juice. Diarrhea take every 2 hours for 1 teaspoon of juice. Juice mixed with milk in a ratio of 1:10, is used externally.

Tincture of lady's mantle. For its preparation you need to take 5 grams of herb and pour 170 ml of wine, leave it for 24 hours to infuse. Strain the finished infusion taken three times a day for 1 tablespoon.

Contraindications to the use of lady's mantle

At the moment there were no contraindications to the use of drugs from this medicinal plant. If to take large doses and in unlimited quantity, itwill become a cause of diarrhea.