Grapes elongated red berries, delicate spines - all barberry.Overgrown lush green bushes of this plant can meet on the slopes of ravines and beams, forest edges and clearings.However, you can see the barberries and outside the city, as he has proven himself as an ornamental plant.It can be used as a hedge, because through these thorns nobody really dares to get to the cottage or the house.And barberry - Honeybees, a very useful plant, it will be discussed in the article.
Useful properties of barberry Berberis
and its beneficial properties have been known since ancient times.Virtually the entire bush can be used for medicinal purposes.For example, in the leaves, roots and bark of Berberis contained substances such as alkaloids, and chief among them - berberine.Moreover, in the roots and bark of berberine most.The same parts of the plant contain tannins, vitamins C and E.
barberry berries are rich in acids (citric, tartaric, malic, and so on. D.), Sugar, useful pectin, large amounts of vitamins C a
Pharmacies can buy leaves, roots and bark of barberry ordinary.On the basis of barberry produce drugs to get rid of bleeding, hypotension uterus in the postpartum period, as a choleretic agent in diskenzii biliary tract, in case of problems with the liver and gallbladder, cholecystitis.Also, preparations of barberry help in cancer, diabetes and other diseases.
In folk medicine, the fruit of barberry are used as a hemostatic, choleretic, stimulates appetite and tonic intestines means.The fruits can be used as a diuretic, mild laxative, antipyretic, sedative, astringent and anti-inflammatory agent.Drugs from the fruit is recommended to use to strengthen the muscles of the heart.
Thanks pectin in its composition, barberry is able to cleanse the body of toxins, as pectin is able to draw a heavy metal salts and other harmful compounds.
How to prepare therapeutic agents of barberry
most useful barberry is considered its core.It was dried at room drafts or in a special oven at 40-50 ° C. Collect the cortex is necessary during movement of juice, and roots - early spring or in October.A significant part of the roots should be left to the plant is not killed.Wash the roots does not need alkaloids dissolved in water.
traditional therapies with barberry
10 g of crushed leaves (about 1 tbsp. L.) Pour 1 stack.boiling water, boil in water bath.Infusion heated under the lid, and then cooled for 1 hour in a natural way.Strain the infusion and bring the volume to the original.Take a quarter cup 3-4 times a day for diseases of the biliary tract and liver as anti-inflammatory.
20 g bark pour 2 cups boiling water, boil for 15 minutes and let stand for 3-4 hours, drain.Take for internal bleeding quarter cup four times a day.If a strong bleeding, it is recommended to drink 2 tablespoons.spoon in one hour or two.
decoction of the roots of barberry is just as bark decoction.These broths are used for rinsing the gums inflammatory processes, since the properties of barberry are preventing the development of germs and bacteria.
marmalade, jams, jellies and syrups, all products of barberry berries, which are not only delicious but also very useful.On the basis of the berries can be cooked drink, thirst-quenching, improves appetite and has antipyretic effect.Or you can cook jam, which helps get rid of constipation, hemorrhoids, helps the liver and bladder, improves blood circulation.
Doctors say that thanks to the beneficial properties of barberry no side effects and is well tolerated by all people.