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What poisonous herbs are applied in traditional medicine?

in the woods and on meadows grow In the central strip of Russia many poisonous plants, some of them are applied in traditional medicine, and, are an effective remedy at treatment of a number of diseases. It is natural that it is necessary to apply them intelligently. Still the famous physician of the Middle Ages Paracelsus said that “only the dose does substance by poison or medicine“. Fully it belongs also to poisonous herbs.

Separate poisonous plants are applied widely, and, not only to preparation of medicines, but also to a tea zavarivaniye. Sometimes people do not even reflect that they can bring them not only benefit, but also harm. It, for example, belongs to a St. John`s Wort and a chistotel.

A number of poisonous plants possesses beautiful flowers, they are quite often brought together for bouquets, without knowing that they can do harm. Among the first wild flowers the adonis spring (an old oaklet, a spring adonis), pleasant large (to 6 cm in the diameter) yellow flowers appears on solar glades and edges. In the European part of the country it meets in the black earth belt, is everywhere widespread in the south of Siberia and in Altai. All parts of this plant are poisonous. Preparations from the adonis are widely applied to treatment of diseases warmly - vascular system, they normalize a heart rhythm, are capable to raise slightly a blood pressure, use them at malaria and catarrhal diseases and also as calming and a diuretic.

Beautiful pink flowers the volcheyagodnik (a wolf bast) - the low bush blossoming at the end of April - possesses May. Flowers on it blossom still before young leaves begin to grow. In the summer directly on branches red berries appear. The plant is very poisonous, even the smell of flowers can cause a headache. In traditional medicine apply spirit tinctures of berries or bark of a volcheyagodnik at neuralgia, gout, a sciatica. Broths of a root use at treatment of a scrofula and dropsy. Preparations are applied in insignificant quantity, as a rule, in the form of drops.

Also the henbane black, almost all summer covered with fioletovaty large flowers on which place the boxes with seeds which are a little reminding poppy gradually grow belongs to very poisonous plants. Seeds of a henbane sometimes poison children, taking them for poppy. Unfortunately, the henbane is widely available to them as it often grows near housing, on waste grounds, along roads, under fences. Preparations from a henbane use as antiasthmatic, spazmolitichesky, sedative. Sometimes at neuralgia, injuries, rheumatism apply oil from henbane seeds to grindings and compresses.

Also a vorony eye (quatrefoil), single plants or small groups meeting in the mixed and coniferous forests is not less poisonous. Blossoms at the end of May - June. By August in a nimbus of leaves one ripens darkly - blue or a pre-trial detention center - black berry which use in food can cause a serious poisoning. In traditional medicine apply spirit infusions of leaves in the form of drops, is more rare - berries. It is used for treatment of tuberculosis of lungs, at severe headaches, mental disorders.

Not all know that the widespread bindweed field, growing in fields, on waste grounds, along fences is poisonous. Its grammofonovidny white or pink flowers possess a pleasant smell. Children sometimes collect flowers on long stalks for weaving of wreaths from them. In traditional medicine usually use bindweed roots from which prepare diuretic, laxative, styptic and wound healing means.

The foxglove which is a poisonous plant not only meets in the nature, but also is widely applied as an ornamental plant. The foxglove reaches 1,5 - meter height, its multi-color flowers covering the top part of a stalk are very beautiful and are used for bouquets. Preparations from a foxglove are applied at diseases warmly - vascular system, a bladder, a liver.

In the crude woods, in ravines and near reservoirs it is possible to meet the buttercups which at once are evident thanks to medium-sized light-yellow flowers. It is worth remembering that some types of buttercups are strongly poisonous, it is visible even according to their names - “a caustic buttercup“, “a poisonous buttercup“. The buttercup creeping is less poisonous. It is necessary to treat these plants carefully, their juice at hit on skin can cause dermatitis, and the smell of flowers annoyingly affects mucous membranes of a nasopharynx and eyes. In traditional medicine buttercups are usually used as external means for treatment of skin diseases, wounds, abscesses, rheumatism, joint pains.

Except listed, from poisonous plants in traditional medicine are often applied a lily of the valley May and kopyten the European, are moderately used a Labrador tea marsh, a cow-parsnip, a belladonna, elder, a fly agaric, a nightshade, a fern, a shpornik and some other. Any poisonous plants (strongly poisonous without fail!) it is necessary to use in the medical purposes only after consultation with the doctor and at exact observance of a dosage and frequency of reception.

Plants which can be met in our woods and on meadows are ready to give help to the person in treatment of numerous diseases. But you should not forget that among them there are also poisonous. Therefore, even collecting flowers for a bouquet, it is necessary to be very attentive.