White cinquefoil root: use in traditional medicine
Potentilla is a fairly large genus of plants that is common in most countries. Its name comes from the word "potents", which translates as "powerful", "strong." But this name is not explained by the appearance of plants belonging to this genus. They are similarly called due to the healing properties that are inherent in its representatives. In this article, we learn what is silverweed white (root), which has found application in various spheres of human activity.
This is a seemingly charming plant with white delicate flowers. They distinguish it from other species. In addition, it is possible to determine white cinquefoil by a small height, sometimes exceeding 25 cm, and special leaves, which consist of 5 rich green leaves that resemble fingers. Therefore, the people of this plant is often referred to as "pyatipal", "pyatiperatnik" or "pyatiepalechnik."Potentilla blooms in April-June, while forming a white blanket of flowers, visible from a distance.
Places of plant growth is considered to be European territory, or rather its large part. It mainly grows in oak and pine forests, in meadows, grassy slopes, woods and edges; at the same time, it is suitable for soils that are completely different in their composition - dry, moist, sandy, clayey, etc. But despite the unpretentiousness of the plant, at the moment it is almost impossible to meet in natural conditions. The development of forestry and agriculture has led to a sharp decline in this species.
At the present moment the plant belongs to rare plants. However, since it is endowed with unique healing properties, people are not going to forget about it. So now they are trying to artificially breed it.
The root of the white Potentilla folk found hundreds of years ago. In the XVIII century, people noticed that the plant is able to effectively heal various skin lesions. After some time, other properties of the roots, flowers and leaves of the grass were discovered.
Among nature, as already mentioned above, it is difficult to find Potentilla. Basically it is found next to the strawberries, which grows on the edge of the forest. This plant is saturated with various beneficial qualities to only 3-4 years of age. Due to the fact that the grass to find the real does not seem to be, many of it is grown in their backyard. The plant is easily propagated by cutting, while planting is carried out in early spring and in the middle of autumn.
Once, each warrior took a small fabric bag with a special powder with him on the campaign. At the heart of its preparation was cinquefoil white (root). The use of powder found for the sprinkling of wounds, due to which cell regeneration became faster. For this, the roots were washed and dried, then crushed to the consistency of the powder. This tool is actively used. This property is due to the high content of iodine in the roots, so that they have a bactericidal resistant effect.
Scientists have recently revealed one interesting property that renders silverweed white (root). The use of the enlarged gland in the thyroid gland and in the elimination of various ailments of this endocrine gland can significantly improve the state of human health.All parts have medicinal properties in this herb, with thyrotropic activity only its roots. These properties were confirmed by careful research.
Potentilla root is also used in gynecology. Excellent effect can be achieved with the use of plants in the treatment of various liver ailments, hepatitis in particular. In addition, it will benefit from vascular and heart diseases, lesions of the digestive tract, metabolic disorders. In addition, this herb is useful for the endocrine system, as mentioned above, and perfectly activates and increases the protective forces of the human body.
For medical purposes, the most commonly used root and rhizome of the plant. These parts have the greatest healing properties. They are usually harvested in the fall as soon as the stems wither. This is due to the fact that the grass, preparing for a harsh winter, accumulates various useful substances in the roots, and their concentration in this period reaches its maximum. The most valuable are the rhizomes of plants that have reached 3-4 years.
After digging, the rhizomes are cleaned of dirt and thin roots, washed thoroughly, then dried. Properly harvested and collected raw materials can be saved, while not losing their properties, up to 3 years.
The ground parts of the plant are also used for medicinal purposes, but much less often the roots. As a rule, ground parts are collected during the growing season and flowering, and then dried.
The benefits of cinquefoil white
Pyatipal is a grass that is characterized by a unique combination of various substances. It is rich in amino acids, tannins, flavonoids, glycosides, saponins, iridiodes. Rutin is present in the roots of the plant, while kaempferol and cyanidin are present in the leaves; The plant also has a huge amount of vitamins, iodine, macro-and micronutrients. One of the most valuable components is albinin - a substance that has thyroid-stimulating activity, which is also known for cinquefoil white (root).
The use of the thyroid (reviews on this can be read in the article below) helps with its various diseases, since the plant contains hyper- and hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, some forms of goiter, etc.Its use helps to even out the balance of hormones, to establish a metabolism and normalize the functioning of the endocrine system. In addition, white potentilla has such properties.
- Favorably affects the heart. It improves its work, lowers blood pressure, increases the elasticity of blood vessels, restores blood flow, normalizes the composition of the blood, reduces cholesterol in the blood.
- It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, is an excellent antiseptic.
- It improves the functioning of the liver, and also helps with some of its diseases, for example, cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis.
- When used outdoors, it can get rid of boils, boils, poorly healing wounds, weeping eczemas, etc.
- It has an excellent antitumor effect, in addition, it helps in the treatment of cysts and fibroids.
- Can be used for rinsing with periodontal disease and stomatitis.
- Displays radionuclides, as well as prevent their further accumulation.
- It improves the metabolism of fats, boosts immunity, slows down the processes that cause cell aging.
- Improves digestion, in addition, it is effective in the fight against enterocolitis, peptic ulcer, gastritis, dysentery.
- Helps in the treatment of gout, hemorrhoids, rheumatism.
- Normalizes the level of female genital hormones, is very useful for ovarian dysfunction, painful menstruation, menstrual failures and uterus prolapse.
- It has an effective diuretic effect, without irritating the kidneys.
- It helps to quickly deal with mental injuries, depression and stress.
- It has a pain reliever.
- Improves overall health, mood and performance.
Potentilla white (root): use, treatment of the thyroid gland
As mentioned above, the plant is mainly used for the treatment of various diseases of the thyroid gland. In addition, it is used in diseases of the heart, blood vessels and stomach, cholecystitis, atherosclerosis, colitis, hepatitis, hypertension, ulcers, for effective removal of radionuclides, with all kinds of skin lesions outwardly. But this is not the whole list of diseases for which Potentilla can help. Next, we consider the most popular ways of its application and preparation.
Tincture of the white cinquefoil root has been applied for all of the above problems with the human body, including diseases of the thyroid gland.
For this, break up 20 g of roots with a hammer and put them in a dark bottle. Pour there 2200 g of vodka, and then cover the container with a lid. Put the bottle in the dark, in a cool place for at least a month, periodically shaking it for a given time. After the tool is fully prepared, it must be drained and poured into a more convenient container. Consume 30 drops, while diluting them in ¼ cup of water before eating.
People who can not tolerate for some reason alcoholic infusions are also suitable for treating the white of the Potentilla root. Application with thyroid and all the above problems with the human body of the plant is also possible in the form of its infusion.
To do this, chop a tablespoon of the root, place it in a suitable container and steam it with one cup of hot water. Wrap the product with a blanket or towel and clean for 6-8 hours (you can also use a thermos for its preparation). In this form, it is very easy to use the white cinquefoil root - the application is carried out according to the following scheme: 4 times a day, 2 tablespoons before meals.
As has been said many times, the use of the white potentilla in thyroid has been found for a long time. In the presence of its diseases, the infusion of a plant is recommended to be made and used according to the scheme indicated below.
Prepare on the first day of water infusion of a spoonful of chopped roots with a glass of hot water. It must be kept in a thermos at night, then filtered. This means you need to drink for 3 times, it is better to take before meals. It is necessary in the evening to prepare an infusion for the second day, but now from 2 spoons of the root, filled with a glass of boiling water. From 3 spoonfuls of the root - for the third day, etc. For the 7th day, the infusion is prepared according to the same pattern, then every day the amount of the root is reduced by one spoon.
The use of external white root is also found in the treatment of various dermatological diseases. In this case, the decoction is best suited. It has a wound healing, regenerating, antiseptic and deodorizing effect. When bleeding gums, scurvy and stomatitis it is useful for them to rinse your mouth. The lotions from such a decoction will help in the treatment of bruises, boils, eczema, purulent wounds and other skin diseases.
To do this, put 20 g of root in a small saucepan, add a glass of hot water to it and boil for 15 minutes.
Use for uterine bleeding
Since uterine bleeding can cause a variety of reasons, and also often they are dangerous for girls, try to see a doctor before you begin to self-medicate.
The root of the white cinquefoil has been used for bleeding that is hormonal in nature. The plant returns to normal hormones, improves blood composition, and also has a tonic effect. To solve such problems, it should be prepared and taken as indicated below.
Place a tablespoon of roots in a saucepan, pour a liter of boiling water there and remove everything in a water bath. Heat the product for 15 minutes, then let it cool. The resulting decoction, take three times a day for ½ cup until such time as the state normalizes.
We have learned what the use of the white Potentilla root is. But he also has contraindications. Among them should be marked hypotension. During therapy with this plant, the activity of the heart should be kept under strict control. This is especially important to do in menopause and with frequent exacerbations of tachycardia.In the first case, you need to reduce to the minimum dosage of the drug. Before using this herb in any case, it is worth consulting with your doctor.
Potentilla white (root): application, reviews
So, we found out in which cases this plant is used. Interestingly, reading reviews about him makes it clear that it actually helps people cope with the diseases mentioned in the article above. Although negative reviews are present, the main ones relate to the inability to find this plant in nature or for sale. Some statements are negative because the plant has contraindications.