Lemongrass is a woody vine, the leaves and stems of which have a pleasant lemon scent. This plant grows predominantly in South-East Asia and in the Far Eastern coniferous-deciduous forests.
Lemongrass is often called the "fruit of five tastes." Thus, the skin has a sour taste, the flesh is sweet, the seeds are bitter-astringent, and the berries are salty. Having bitten lemongrass berries, at first you feel acid, then - tarry aroma and bitterness, then - sweet taste, which turns into salty and fresh.
Lemongrass is inferior in its tonic properties only to ginseng.
In total there are from 14 to 25 types of lemongrass. Scientists still can not come to a consensus regarding the number of varieties of this plant. But for medicinal purposes, only two are used - Chinese (or Far Eastern) Schizandra and Crimean (Crimean iron), the first species being used in the overwhelming majority of cases, and the second is not a woody liana. Let's take a closer look at these two types of plants.
Crimean lemongrass (Crimean ironworks)
Crimean lemongrass is an endemic of the Crimea, that is, a plant that grows exclusively on the territory of Crimea (hence its name), and on a rather small territory of it. Crimean zheleznitsa grows on well-warmed sunny rocky steppe slopes, as well as on limestone outcrops and pastures.
Oblong leaves of the plant reach 2.8 cm in length, and have a pleasant lemon smell, so they are used as a tea substitute. Blossoms ferric in the summer.
For medicinal purposes, the stems, leaves, flowers, and inflorescences of the Crimean schisandra are used, which contain the following chemicals:
- vitamin C,
- essential oils,
- fatty oil
- various organic acids.
- wound healing.
The action of Crimean magnolia vine:
- strengthening immunity
- increase potency
- stimulation of the central nervous system,
- normalization of blood pressure.
Preparations of iron products are shown in the following pathologies:
- increased drowsiness,
- skin diseases
- diseases of the upper respiratory tract,
- some diseases of the digestive tract and liver.
The following infusion will help to cope with nausea and vomiting: 3 tbsp. Zheleznitsa herbs pour boiling water and leave to infuse for one hour. The infusion is drunk half a cup three times a day.
Lemongrass Chinese (Far East)
Chinese lemongrass (hereinafter referred to as lemongrass) is a perennial woody liana, the stem of which can reach 15 m in length and up to 2.5 m in diameter. The bark of the stem of a young plant has a yellowish tint, while the old bark is dark brown. The stem of the plant is wrinkled, and the rhizome is cord-like (it has numerous adventitious roots).
Where does Chinese lemongrass grow?
Lemongrass grows on the territory of the Far East, on the river coasts of the Primorsky Territory, as well as on the Khabarovsk Territory, on Sakhalin Island and in the Amur Region (its south-western part).
Like Arabian coffee, ginseng, Eleutherococcus and Rhodiola Rosea, lemongrass has a stimulating effect on the nervous system.
Growing and picking lemongrass
Today, lemongrass grows not only in natural conditions, but is also cultivated on special plantations (all due to its healing properties). This plant is grown on well-drained and enriched in organic matter, acidic and slightly acidic soils.
Primarily medicinal raw materials are fruits, seeds, leaves, as well as bark of lemongrass.
Bark going in the spring, while the stems - only during the fruiting period.
Leaves It is recommended to collect during the blooming period (in August), which will ensure the presence of flavonoids in them. So, the collected leaves are crushed and laid out in a thin layer under a canopy. Be sure to periodically mix the leaves for uniform drying.
Berries ripen in August - September months, but they must be collected during the period of the so-called full ripening, which lasts from lemongrass from September, and until the onset of autumn frosts. The ripe fruits of lemongrass differ bitter-sour taste and juicy flesh. On average, one bush can collect up to three or four kilograms of berries.
Brushes with berries are cut very carefully and carefully with a sharp knife (it is important not to damage the stem of the vine itself, without which the plant will stop fruiting). Fruits can not be collected in a metal dish, because in the process of oxidation in the juice rather harmful compounds are formed. Fruit processing must be done within the first days after harvest.
Fruits for two - three days are dried under a canopy, after which the berries are moved (receptacle, branches and other impurities are separated). Then the berries are dried by means of an oven, the temperature of which should be 60 degrees. Fruits processed in this way retain their medicinal properties for two years.
Properly dried fruits are hard, irregular in shape, have a spicy, but bitter-sour taste.
Seeds Lemongrass is obtained after pressing the juice from the fruit. Berries are squeezed using a hydraulic press. The mixture of crushed berries is slightly moistened and stirred, after which it is covered with gauze and placed in a warm place for fermentation, after which the fruit is thoroughly washed through a sieve under a stream of water. Next, the seeds are separated and dried using air-cooled ventilation dryers, first at a temperature of not more than 40 degrees, and then dried at a temperature of 60 to 70 degrees.
Both berries and seeds are stored in fabric bags or paper bags in a dry place.
Composition and medicinal properties of Schizandra
Lignans are compounds that combine the properties of antioxidants and fiber, preventing the development of cancer.
Lignans have a phytoestrogenic effect, affecting the body as follows:
- lower cholesterol, thereby preventing the formation of sclerotic plaques,
- accelerate the metabolism
- improve oxygen metabolism
- normalize the functioning of the nervous system,
- normalize hormones.
They have antioxidant, choleretic, sedative and anti-inflammatory properties.
- reducing the fragility of blood capillaries,
- normalization of the central nervous system,
- normalization of blood pressure
- heart rate regulation
- stimulation of the adrenal cortex.
Possess bactericidal, laxative, bacteriostatic and immunostimulating action.
- disinfecting wounds
- elimination of pathogenic microbes and bacteria,
- increase immunity.
Properties of lemongrass
- wound healing
- pain killer
Action of lemongrass
- Stimulating the work of the central nervous system by strengthening it, not depleting it (the latter is typical of chemical preparations).
- Stimulating the functioning of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems of a person.
- Increased resistance to oxygen starvation.
- Strengthening and activating the immune system.
- Enhance mental and physical potential.
- Improved appetite.
- Improved vision.
- Increased blood pressure (when combined with certain medicinal plants, pressure is normalized).
- Reducing the heart rate while increasing their amplitude.
- Normalization of metabolism.
- Improved sexual function.
- Stress relief (in particular, promoting the body's resistance to various stressful situations).
- Adaptation of the body to difficult climatic conditions.
- Promoting the accumulation of so-called biologically active energy.
- Rejuvenation of the body.
- Elimination of hangover symptoms.
- Normalization of sleep.
- Decreased blood sugar.
- Elimination of inflammatory processes.
- Stimulation of the stomach.
- Stimulation of labor.
- Normalization of carbohydrate metabolism.
The benefits and harm of lemongrass
1. It improves gastrointestinal function (in particular, motor and secretory functions, which is extremely important for sluggish digestion).
2. Reduces the secretion of gastric glands, making it commonly used in the treatment of gastritis, as well as stomach ulcers.
3. Tones up the smooth muscles of the uterus, which helps to fight female infertility and many gynecological diseases.
4. Tones up skeletal muscles (Schizandra preparations are used in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system).
5. Increase sexual activity.
6. Strengthen potency.
7. They increase the regenerative properties of cells, namely, they tone up the cells of the epidermis, which is used during the treatment of trophic ulcers and difficult healing wounds.
It is also important that the discontinuation of the preparations of lemongrass is not accompanied by weakness and loss of strength (unlike, for example, caffeine and all its derivatives).
With the correct use of the doses indicated by the doctor, Schizandra preparations are absolutely harmless. In addition, they are not formed drug dependence.
Lemongrass preparations enhance the processes of excitation directly in the cerebral cortex, thereby increasing the reflex activity of the central nervous system, which not only stimulates the respiration, but also stimulates the cardiovascular system. This property of the plant helps to focus, develop memory and coordinate movements accurately. Also proven positive effect of lemongrass on the senses: for example, drugs of this plant enhance visual acuity and accelerate the addiction of the eye to the dark.
Lemongrass is used as a tonic and stimulant for the treatment of asthenic and astheno-depressive conditions, psychasthenia, and depressions manifested by the following symptoms:
- fast fatiguability,
- reduced performance
For therapeutic purposes, such parts are used:
The seeds of the plant are used in the treatment of gastritis, and to normalize the acidity of gastric juice. Apply seeds in the form of a powder of no more than 2 g, which are divided into 4 doses (the powder is taken 25 minutes before a meal). Also from the seeds make decoctions and tinctures.
Fruits have a positive effect on conditioned reflex activity, increasing efficiency, improving concentration and endurance.
The leaves of the plant are enriched with essential oils, so they are used in the form of infusions and decoctions in the treatment of scurvy, as well as dysentery in children.
Infusion of lemongrass bark - an excellent vitamin, as well as anti-scorbital remedy.
The roots and rhizomes of lemongrass are rich not only with essential oils, but also with vitamins, therefore, they are shown as a tonic and tonic.
The stems of the plant are used as a stimulant and tonic, as they contain many biologically active substances.
Preparations from the branches of lemongrass reduce blood pressure, eliminate drowsiness and increase the intensity of respiration.
How to brew lemongrass?
For brewing tea, dried lemongrass leaves, bark or young shoots are used. 15 g of raw materials should be poured with one liter of boiling water, and then, without stirring, insist means 5 minutes.
In addition, lemongrass leaves are added to regular tea, which is not recommended to brew in a thermos (this will help to maintain a pleasant lemon flavor). Regular intake of such tea will strengthen the immune system, increasing the body's resistance to colds.
How to use?
Lemongrass preparations are taken on an empty stomach, or four hours after a meal.
Important! The first effect of lemongrass on the body will manifest itself after 40 minutes, and will continue for 4 to 6 hours. But it should be noted that schisandra preparations act on the body not instantaneously: for example, the effect increases gradually (this can take from two to ten weeks), but the positive dynamics will certainly be felt.
Syrup is used in the treatment of hypotension, drowsiness, impotence, as well as chronic infectious diseases and intoxications.
Pharmacy syrup is added to taste in any drinks, although it can be taken as a separate product, a tablespoon three times a day, during the meal. The course is one month.
You can cook the syrup at home. To do this, juice is squeezed out of well-washed berries of lemongrass through 2 layers of gauze, and poured into an enameled pan, to which sugar is added (1.5 l of sugar per 1 liter of lemongrass juice). The resulting mass is heated until the sugar is completely dissolved, and then poured into boiled bottles. Store the syrup in a dark and cool place.
It is shown to eliminate menopausal syndrome, to increase potency, relieve nervous tension and irritability. In addition, lemongrass juice is rubbed into the head with baldness.
To prepare the juice, freshly picked berries of lemongrass are washed and pressed, after which the juice is poured into glass jars and pasteurized for 15 minutes. Hermetically sealed cans are stored in a dark place. Juice is added to tea (1 tsp in a glass of tea) to increase vitality and efficiency.
Schisandra seed oil
Lemongrass oil is considered to be an excellent adaptogenic, tonic and anti-inflammatory agent that improves tone, enhances potency and normalizes digestion. In addition, lemongrass seed oil speeds up the process of wound healing.
This form of the drug is shown to those whose professional activity is associated with hypothermia, overheating, oxygen starvation and ionizing radiation.
The medicinal oil of lemongrass is sold in the form of capsules, which should be taken 2 to 3 pieces a day, after a meal.
This is one of the most convenient forms of Schizandra preparations.
Tablets, the main component of which are fruits of lemongrass, have such an effect:
- prevention of heart disease,
- strengthening of vessels
- increase the body's defenses
- slowing the aging process.
Lemongrass tablets are shown as a fortifying and soft tonic, as well as an additional source of flavonoids.
Dosage: 1 tablet twice - three times a day, for a month.
Contraindications and side effects
The use of preparations of lemongrass is contraindicated in the following pathologies:
- arterial hypertension,
- violation of cardiac activity
- excessive irritability,
- sleep disturbances
- infectious diseases that are acute,
- increased intracranial pressure
- plant allergy
- pregnancy (the decision to take lemongrass is made solely by the doctor, and only for vital reasons, both for the health of the woman and for the condition of the fetus),
- vegetative vascular dystonia.
In addition, it is not recommended to take lemongrass to children under 12 years old.
It must be remembered that lemongrass is the strongest stimulant, therefore, it can be used only on prescription and in compliance with the indicated dosage. Otherwise, there may be such side effects:
- increased gastric secretion,
- insomnia (to avoid insomnia, it is not recommended to take Schizandra preparations after six o'clock in the evening),
- high blood pressure.
When these side effects appear, it is necessary to stop taking the preparations of the plant.
Important! The use of lemongrass is carried out after a medical examination, and under the supervision of a physician!
Recipes with Chinese lemongrass (Far East)
Tincture of berries
It has adaptogenic, tonic, tonic and choleretic action.
One part of the carefully crushed fruits of lemongrass is poured with five parts of 95 percent alcohol (in other words, the tincture is prepared at the rate of 1: 5), after which the container with tincture closes well. Means infused 7 - 10 days in a dark place (required at room temperature). It is necessary to shake it periodically. After the specified period, the tincture is filtered (the residue is squeezed and added to the resulting filtrate). The tool is infused for another 4 - 5 days, and again filtered. The resulting tool should be transparent. Tincture is taken in 30 - 40 drops, not more than three times a day, for 25 days.
Для снятия усталости и повышения работоспособности можно приготовить следующую настойку: плоды заливаются 70-процентным спиртом в соотношении 1:3, и настаиваются трое суток. Accepted tincture of 25 - 30 drops. This tool will not only give vitality, but also enhance immunity.
Tincture with farsightedness
To prepare the tincture will need 5 tbsp. lemongrass fruit and half a liter of pure alcohol. Fruits need to be well crushed and add alcohol, and then put for 12 days in a dark place (just not in the refrigerator). Shake at least once a day. After 12 days, the tincture is filtered and the fruits are squeezed. The agent is taken in 20 drops, diluted with water, twice a day.
Recipes with lemongrass Crimean
Leaves and flowers of lemongrass Crimean can be used as a surrogate of tea, because the plant gives tea a great lemon flavor. In addition, this tea stimulates the function of the cerebral cortex, energizes, strengthens the immune system.
Infusion of nausea and vomiting
3 tbsp. dry plants are crushed and poured boiling water, leaving to infuse for an hour. An infusion of half a cup is taken twice a day.
Infusion from bronchitis and pneumonia
1 tsp The flowers of the plant are filled with a glass of boiling water and infused for half an hour. It takes half a glass, no more than four times a day.
This infusion can be used as poultices, which will accelerate the healing of wounds. In addition, such poultices have antitumor and antibacterial properties.
3 tbsp. dry plants are poured over two liters of water and boiled for five minutes. The cooled and filtered broth is poured into a cool bath (the temperature should be about 30 degrees). A fifteen minute stay in such a bath will not only invigorate, but also help relieve skin irritation.
Description of the herb Crimean lemongrass
The plant Krymsky lemongrass is counted as a family of blue flowers, it is perennial, has several flowering shoots, some of them are shortened. According to the photo, the plant lemongrass Crimean is determined by the following signs: the stem is covered with hairs, a long inflorescence in the form of an ear, interrupted at the bottom.
The leaf plates are lanceolate, slightly elongated, obtuse. Flowers in Crimean magnolia vine have a pale yellowish color, are collected in a corolla.
The bloom of ironworks begins from May-July in regions with a southern climate and from June-August in the middle lane.
Leaf plates, flowers and stems of Crimean schisandra contain essential oils in the amount of 0.003-0.006%, as well as iridoids, flavonoids. The seeds are 29-30% rich in fatty oils, the components of which are oleic, palmitic, stearic and linolenic acids.
Contained in the Crimean lemongrass and 10 amino acids, 23 minerals and trace elements. An important role in the functioning of the human body is played by iron, sodium, potassium and copper.
Useful properties of Crimean magnolia vine
In Crimea, the plant is considered a panacea for any ailment, used as a prophylactic against flu.
For the purpose of treatment, you can use any part of the Crimean schisandra, with the exception of the root system, therefore, the stems, leaves, and inflorescences are harvested.
The healing properties of the Crimean schisandra allow it to be used as an antifebrile agent, a medicine for nausea and vomiting, and lung pathology.
In the form of lotions, the infusion is used for skin diseases, wounds, tumors and abrasions.
Vitamin C contained in the Crimean Lemongrass has the following effects on the body:
- Normalization of reducing and oxidative processes.
- Stimulation of the work of the adrenal cortex.
- Increased capillary permeability.
- Strengthening immunity.
Vitamin E is a prophylactic agent of thrombosis and contributes to the resorption of the formed clots. It has a beneficial effect on the reproductive system, reducing pain, facilitating menopause. Broths from the Crimean schizandra are used to treat wounds.
The minerals and salts present in the plant have a positive effect on the blood formation function and the state of the endocrine system. It is necessary to take into account their ability to regulate the acid-base balance in the body systems.
Crimean lemongrass is used in the treatment of the following diseases:
- whooping cough,
- hypothermia or overheating of the body,
- diseases of the eyes and organs of hearing
- diseases of the cardiovascular system
- intestinal disorders (diarrhea, dysentery),
- genital diseases (gonorrhea, infertility, impotence),
- skin diseases (psoriasis, dermatosis and urticaria),
- fungal lesions,
Raw Material Procurement Rules
The Crimean lemongrass is not only beneficial, but can cause harm if it is illiterate to use it or to neglect the rules for processing raw materials.
In pharmacies, you will not meet a train; officially, the plant is not used in the pharmacological market, although its properties are studied by specialists. The plant can be purchased through private entrepreneurs engaged in the sale of goods through the Internet.
The most high-quality raw materials are obtained by self-procurement. Lemongrass grows in the Crimea, so you can only find a plant there. The most likely habitat for it is Mount Roma-Kosha.
The best time to collect is the summer months. For blanks use all aboveground parts of the plant, without damaging the root part. Freshly cut shoots and leaves are gently laid out in the fresh air in the shade until completely dry.
At the end of the process, it is recommended to grind or tie up the Crimean lemongrass into bunches, place it in a dark place that can be ventilated periodically.
It is convenient to store the lemongrass Crimean in canvas or cloth bags, marking the container is required, where the date of manufacture and the name of the medicine are indicated.
Signs of violation of the rules of storage:
- the raw materials have changed color, smell,
- the presence of moisture or rot,
- the appearance of insects in the bags with the plant.
The quality of the purchased raw materials from Krymsky lemongrass is indicated by the integrity of the package and the compliance of the content with the description.
The most common recipe for using Crimean schisandra is to make tea. To do this, use the young shoots and leaf plates, flowers.
At 1 liter of boiling water, add 15 g of grass and insist 20 minutes. Covering and wrapping capacity with a towel is not required. It is not recommended to use for brewing a thermos: the loss of a pleasant lemon flavor is possible.
Crimean lemongrass is also used in cooking: it is added to dishes with fish and vegetables (it gives a pleasant aroma and a specific taste).
It is possible to use grass as an ornamental plant, with the help of lemongrass create "alpine meadows". Plain flowers throughout the summer delight with a pleasant aroma and favorably emphasize other cultures.
If you do not want to take a drink from the lemongrass of the Crimea, you can add a few sheets of ordinary tea. This will allow you to get the necessary beneficial properties and enjoy a pleasant aroma.
Common recipes for the use of lemongrass Crimean:
- Poultice. Used in inflammatory processes in the skin, including tumors and ulcers. For this, 2-3 Art. l raw materials pour 200 ml of boiling water and leave for 30 minutes. This tool is distributed on the gauze, then the tissue is applied to the inflammation for 2-3 hours. At the end of the procedure, wash the solution with water. Lotions have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, reduce tissue swelling.
- With vomiting and nausea during pregnancy, it is necessary to brew a glass of boiling water 3 tbsp. l raw materials and leave for an hour in a warm place. After the time the infusion is filtered, take 100 ml twice a day.
- In pathologies of the lungs 1 tbsp. l raw materials pour 200 ml of boiling water and leave to infuse for 30 minutes. After the drug is filtered, take 100 ml 2-3 times a day.
- Perhaps the treatment of lemongrass Crimean and impotence. The plant is ground to a powder and mixed with alcohol in proportions of 1: 3. Tincture is necessary to store 14 days in a closed cabinet, then strain and use 1 tsp. in the morning.
- Restorative, relaxing and anti-inflammatory effect has a bath with lemongrass Crimea. For its preparation in 2 liters of water dissolve 3 tbsp. l raw materials and simmer for 5 minutes. After cooling the broth it is filtered and added to the water for the bath. The duration of the procedure is 15 minutes. The course of treatment is 7-10 baths.
The effectiveness of therapy confirms a positive result - improving the well-being and disappearance of symptoms of the disease.
The exceptions are tinctures on alcohol. Useful properties in them remain about one year.
Contraindications to lemongrass Crimean
Despite the beneficial properties of Krymsky lemongrass herb, there are a number of contraindications in which the use of grass is impractical and dangerous.
It is recommended that people with hypertension and nervous overexcitement should refuse to be treated with grass. The patient’s condition will deteriorate if an individual intolerance of the plant is detected.
At the beginning of the course of treatment, the general condition must be monitored for rash, fever, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms require immediate medical attention.
Lemongrass Crimean is a unique plant that includes a huge amount of useful components. Proper collection of raw materials and its competent application is the guarantor of successful treatment and preservation of longevity.
Zheleznitsa Crimean - the origin and composition of the plant
Crimean lemongrass grass grows on Crimean Yaylah (mountain pastures), often found on Demerdzhi and Chatyr-Dag. Prefers plain rocky slopes in the steppes.
This is a herbaceous perennial plant from the family of blue flowers. It has several flowering shoots and some are not flowering, shortened. Flowering shoots grow up to half a meter in height. The leaves are about 3 cm long, oblong. The inflorescence has a spike shape, dense and elongated. Young leaves are often used as a substitute for tea because of the pleasant lemon smell.
In medicine, use the entire terrestrial part of the plant, because it contains:
- tanning substance
- vitamins C and E,
High content of oils:
- oleic acid,
- linolenic acid
- stearic acid,
- palmitic acid
- linoleic acid.
Medicinal properties of the Crimean lemongrass
People who are accustomed to using folk methods for medicinal purposes are probably familiar with it, because the Crimean lemongrass has various healing properties. For example, lignins inhibit the development of cancer due to the high levels of fiber and antioxidants. Thanks to essential oils, Zheleznitsa has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, immunostimulating, emollient, analgesic and wound-healing effect.
Thanks to vitamin C:
- the oxidative and reducing processes of cellular respiration are normalized,
- the degree of capillary permeability increases,
- ensures the growth and development of bone tissue,
- immunity strengthens,
- stimulates the production of adrenal hormones.
Vitamin E allows you to:
- prevent blood clots and dissolve existing ones
- normalize the reproductive system,
- reduce climacteric manifestations,
- accelerate wound healing processes
- regulate protein and RNA biosynthesis.
Mineral salts contained in iron ore is involved in:
- blood formation,
- formation and regeneration of body tissues,
- adjusting the acid-base balance
- in functions of enzyme and endocrine systems.
Where to find and how to prepare Tatar-tea
Crimean lemongrass and its useful properties were first noticed by the Greek shepherds. It grows in a very small territory of the Crimea. In pharmacies, Tatar-tea is not sold, you can only get it in the Crimea, and even then only in hikes. You will not find this plant near the villages and small towns, because it is immediately destroyed by local entrepreneurs. Having collected this grass, they sell it for an impressive amount to visiting tourists.
When you go hiking in the Crimea, look for so useful vegetation on all the mountains above the sea, starting from Roman Kosh, which is above Alushta and up to Foros itself. Zheleznitsa - a plant that blooms throughout the summer. But do not be alarmed if you can not get into the mountains during the flowering period, because you can collect not only the inflorescences, but also the leaves and stems of the plant.
When using the Crimean iron-iron, the indications for use
Crimean Zheleznitsa applied for the following diseases:
- long healing wounds
- various fungal diseases,
- liver, stomach and kidney disease,
- respiratory diseases and tuberculosis,
- sexual weakness
- general tiredness
- increased drowsiness,
- diseases of the cardiovascular system
- trophic ulcers,
- whooping cough,
Usually, iron ore is taken in the form of tea. For brewing take dried leaves, bark or young shoots of Tatar-tea. One liter of boiling water pour 15 g of raw material and insist 15 minutes without stirring. Lemongrass leaves can be simply added to everyday tea. Regular intake of such tea will help strengthen the immune system and increase the body's resistance to various colds.
As a poultice
Poultice from the Crimean lemongrass cook for a long time. With their help, you can get rid of ulcers, soothe inflammation and relieve pain, reduce swelling. To prepare the poultice, fill the iron box with water and let it brew well, soak the gauze and attach it to the sore spot with grass for several hours. Wash skin thoroughly after removing the poultice.
To strengthen potency
Iron is also taken to improve potency, namely: to strengthen the erection, stimulate the process of ejaculation and prevent premature ejaculation.
Dried lemongrass pounded and mixed with alcohol in a ratio of 1: 3, respectively. Next, the resulting mixture must be insisted in a dark place for 2 weeks. After this period, the tincture must be drained and taken a teaspoon every morning.
If you feel tired, fatigue, or you have irritation on the skin - a great solution would be to take a bath with lemongrass. 3 tbsp. spoons of dried lemongrass need to pour 2 liters of water and boil for 5 minutes. Wait until the tincture cools and strain the broth. The resulting liquid is poured into the bathroom, the temperature of which should not exceed 30 ° C. Spend 15 minutes in such a bath and you won't recognize yourself.
Zheleznitsa Crimean: contraindications
Crimean lemongrass, the use of which is invaluable, like any medicinal plant. has contraindications. It is not recommended to take the glandular for people who have high blood pressure, strong nervous overexcitement and individual intolerance. If lemongrass is contraindicated to you, then it is better to refuse its use, because you not only will not benefit your body, but also cause considerable harm to it.
General description of the plant
This is a perennial herbaceous plant, which belongs to the family of light blue, genus Zheleznitsa. The leaves are oblong, about three centimeters in length. They have a pleasant lemon scent, which is why they are often used to make tea. There are several shoots: there are both shortened and long. The latter can reach a height of up to half a meter. The inflorescence is elongated and dense, spike-shaped. Tatar tea grows only on the Crimean mountain pastures. Most often found on Chatyr-Dag and Demerdzhi.
Total genus Zheleznitsa has almost 190 species of plants. But the most studied are only three. This zheleznitsa mountain, klyuvovidnaya and woolly.
Useful properties zheleznitsa Crimean
People who prefer to use folk methods for medical purposes, are certainly familiar with the healing powers of this plant. Its lignins, due to the large amount of antioxidants and fiber, prevent the formation of cancer. In all parts of the Crimean Schisandra contains essential oils that have anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating, antiseptic, bactericidal, wound healing, anesthetic and soothing effect. В растении много минеральных солей, которые участвуют в кроветворении, регулировке кислотно-щелочной среды, работе эндокринных и ферментных систем, в регенерации и формировании тканей организма.
Также в железнице крымской содержатся витамины. Ascorbic acid normalizes the regenerative and oxidative processes of cell respiration, increases capillary permeability, promotes the growth and development of bone tissue, stimulates the production of adrenal hormones and improves immunity. Vitamin E regulates the functioning of the reproductive system, biosynthesis of RNA and proteins, accelerates wound healing, reduces menopausal manifestations, prevents the formation of blood clots and resolves the existing ones.
That is, it is possible to attribute the Crimean iron-iron to useful and curative plants. To enhance immunity, you can successfully use this type of lemongrass. It normalizes metabolism, body temperature, improves sleep and increases appetite. If you drink a drink prepared from this plant several times a week, you can forget about the breakdown and all sorts of diseases. Aboriginal people worship iron and consider it a panacea for colds.
Searches and preparation of the Crimean Schizandra
As a rule, in pharmacies Tatar-tea does not happen. Offers and its sale are found in online stores, but the quality of such weed is very doubtful. Therefore, it is better to procure it yourself. You can find this plant in the Crimea. But small towns and villages can be excluded from the search area. They immediately exterminate the entire lemongrass local entrepreneurs, and then sell visitors for impressive sums. Therefore, you need to go hiking in the mountains above the sea. It is better to start with Roman-Kosh, which is above Alushta, and go straight to Foros.
Crimean zheleznitsa blooms throughout the summer. Therefore, it is better to collect in this period. If this is not possible, then you should not be upset. Not only inflorescences are suitable for harvesting, but also other parts of the plant - stems and leaves. After collecting the lemongrass laid out in the open air or in a well-ventilated area until completely dry.
Indications for use
Shepherd tea can help with the following diseases and ailments.
- Trophic ulcers.
- Whooping cough.
- Long non-healing wounds.
- Fungal diseases.
- Sexual weakness
- Increased drowsiness.
- General tiredness.
- Intense physical exertion.
- Low blood pressure.
- Hypothermia or overheating of the body.
- Impaired vision, hearing and other types of sensitivity.
- Various diseases of the liver, kidneys, stomach, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
- If in the environment there are increased rates of ionizing radiation.
Locals usually make tea from this herb. Crimean zheleznitsa pre-need to be dried. For the preparation of a drink suitable flower stalks, young shoots, leaves and bark. Per liter of boiling water taken to take 15 grams of raw materials. Need to insist about 20 minutes without a lid. Brewing in a thermos is not recommended, as the plant can lose its lemon flavor. Also, zhelnitsa leaves can be added to the usual tea.
Poultice with lemongrass
Poultice of shepherd tea, too, is prepared a very long time. They help soothe inflammations, get rid of ulcers, reduce swelling and relieve pain. The recipe is as follows. A few tablespoons of dried raw materials pour a glass of boiling water and leave for half an hour. This infusion thoroughly moisten gauze and attach to the affected area for several hours. After you must wash your skin. It is worth noting that for each procedure it is necessary to prepare a new infusion.
Treatment of respiratory diseases
The Crimean railway is successfully used for bronchitis, pneumonia and other ailments. To do this, a tablespoon of dry raw material is poured with a glass of boiling water and left for half an hour. Infusion take half a glass several times a day.
Application of lemongrass
From the berries of lemongrass, you can make juice and decoction. In the first case, it is enough to skip them through a meat grinder or juicer, mix with sugar (to taste) and clean in a cool place. This juice is suitable for use for two to three days if stored in a refrigerator. Drink it preferably in an amount of not more than three tablespoons at a time.
To make a decoction, a tablespoon of lemongrass berries should be poured with a glass of cold water and brought to a boil. After that, the fire should be reduced to the minimum and continue to boil the fruit for 5-7 minutes. Ready decoction must be filtered and take half a glass twice a day after meals.
Tea from the leaves and roots of lemongrass can be made by pouring boiling water on them and letting it brew for 10 minutes (a teaspoon of dried powdered raw material is required for a glass of boiling water). Take this drink should be freshly prepared no more than twice a day.
Before use, seeds of lemongrass should be dried and ground in a coffee grinder to a powder. At a time you need to take no more than 1/4 tsp. powder. It is advisable to do this for half an hour before meals.
Shepherd tea - an effective folk remedy
For those who use folk recipes in the treatment of various diseases, the Crimean railway is probably known. This official name has this plant. People call it “Tatar-tea” or “shepherd-tea”. Tatars have long considered him to be the first assistant for colds, and systematic use made it possible to improve immunity.
The decoction can be made from flowers, stem and leaves of lemongrass, in general, everything except the roots. Due to the high content of essential oils, the Crimean lemongrass has a beneficial effect on the body, helping to cope with many ailments. Oleic, stearic, palmitic acids, also included in its composition, normalize the functioning of internal organs and systems.
What same healing properties for humans have this unpretentious grass?
- In the first place - strengthening the immune system. Due to the high content of essential oils, it increases the protective functions of the body and helps to neutralize the bacteria and viruses that cause colds, especially the upper respiratory tract. Broth is used for bronchitis and even pneumonia.
- Shepherd tea is also used to activate the brain and stimulate the nervous system. If you barely get up every morning and feel overwhelmed during the day, then just a few flowers of this plant will help you gain vigor, increase your working capacity and improve your endurance.
- Iron works well with such unpleasant symptoms as nausea and vomiting. To do this, brew 3 tablespoons of crushed grass with a glass of boiling water, let it stand for an hour and take ½ tbsp. several times a day.
- If you have tumors, bruises or wounds, you can make lotions on the basis of decoction of leaves of schisandra. It will help to disinfect the wound site, and will also contribute to its rapid healing.
- Grass baths are indicated for those suffering from dermatological diseases. To do this, make 1 l. decoction, cool and pour into a bath of water. A 15 minute procedure will suffice.
- The healing properties of the plant extend to the cardiovascular system, helping to normalize blood pressure.
- Folk healers also recommend that men suffering from problems with potency be consumed with iron.
But, as in the case of other medicinal plants, lemongrass has a number of contraindications. It should not be used for hypertension, nervous overexcitement and during pregnancy without prior consultation with the doctor.
Given the real popular popularity of Tatar-tea, it was grown not only on the dacha plots, but even on window-sills. This method is available to anyone who wants to enjoy incomparable taste and aroma, which, moreover, will benefit.