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Yasnotka is white: an effective remedy from many diseases?

Are a plant all saw, probably. Yasnotka white (in the people it is called a deaf nettle, a cuckoo nettle, a white nettle) grows in the cities on lawns, in parks, along fences and roads, on edges and at reservoirs. She strikingly resembles the leaves a nettle superficially, but does not sting, and in bosoms of the top leaves at it the small nice white or slightly yellowish flowers which are fine melliferous herbs were placed.

Yasnotka - a perennial plant, under favorable conditions her stalk can reach height more half a meter. Breeds seeds and long branched superficial roots. Usually grows at groups, preferring the damp a little shaded places. Blossoms during the whole summer.

In traditional medicine the yasnotka is applied since ancient times as has the mass of useful properties. It is possible to prepare a plant for drying during the whole summer. The main medicinal raw materials are flowers, but from - for the small size it is difficult to collect them therefore actively use also leaves though in them it is a little less useful substances. For simplification of procedure of collecting usually prepare top leaves together with flowers. Dry a yasnotka in a shadow, also thermal drying is possible, but at a temperature no more than 35 degrees as in flowers there is a lot of nectar. It is necessary to store the dried-up plant in densely closed container as it attracts with the smell many insects who can lay in it eggs. It is natural that emergence of caterpillars will make a dried yasnotka unsuitable for application.

Flowers and leaves of a yasnotka contain essential oils, alkaloids, saponina, flavonoids, vitamins (especially there is a lot of And yes C), organic acids, minerals, slime, tannins, bitterness, sucrose. Preparations from a yasnotka white apply to treatment of diseases of respiratory organs, a bladder, kidneys, a liver, zheludochno an intestinal path, female diseases, at strokes and an anemia as the antiseptic, knitting, soothing, kroveostanavlivayushchy, zhelchegonny, calming, antidepressantny, vitamin means.

The fresh plant is applied to treatment of skin inflammations, wounds, ulcers, gnoynichok, eels, furuncles. On affected areas of skin impose the leaves and flowers crushed in gruel or wipe with fresh juice. Poultices and compresses from a yasnotka apply at inflammations of joints. Fresh juice is accepted inside on one tablespoon to food and for the night at nervous excitement, a depression, sleeplessness. Drink juice and for appetite improvement. For same it is possible to apply infusion or broth of flowers and leaves.

Thanks to availability of slime and saponin preparations from a yasnotka white are considered as an effective remedy at treatment of bronchitis, cough, bronchial asthma, various respiratory diseases. For this purpose usually apply the infusion prepared from a tablespoon of dry flowers or two spoons of leaves on a glass of boiled water which is drunk on a half-glass between meals.

Earlier in villages infusion of a yasnotka was widely applied to treatment of diathesis and the small tortoiseshell at children. The principle of preparation same, to babies begins to be given on a teaspoon, increasing by two years a dose to a tablespoon, and after five years - to 50 - 60 grams (a quarter of a glass). Besides, wiped with infusion the inflamed sites of skin and added it to bathtubs when bathing children.

Infusions of a yasnotka apply inside, and broths to syringing at gynecologic diseases. The quantitative structure of raw materials for broth same, as well as for infusion, only in the course of preparation broth is maintained by 10 - 15 minutes on slow fire or a water bath. Preparations from a yasnotka are not applied at pregnancy, except time, just before childbirth as they strengthen reduction of muscles of a uterus.

Thanks to a successful combination of the knitting, kroveostanavlivayushchy and anti-inflammatory actions infusions and broths from a yasnotka white are widely applied to treatment of stomach ulcer of a stomach and a duodenum, ponos, hemorrhoids, diseases of an urinary system. Earlier the yasnotka white was considered as one of the main remedies for cystitis.

In traditional medicine also the rhizome of a yasnotka white restrictedly is used. Do tinctures on vodka of the dried crushed roots or to alcohol which apply at tooth and head pains, neuralgia, sleeplessness.

Yasnotka white is applied also in cookery. Leaves are used for salads, vinaigrettes, soups, preparation of second courses. Dried leaves apply as seasoning. From dried flowers make fragrant tea. Usually for this purpose flowers of a yasnotka apply in mix with a St. John`s Wort, a willow-herb and a thyme.

It is possible to collect a yasnotka white during the whole summer. It is curious that the stalks which are cut off at the beginning of summer by fall will grow and will blossom again. Though to collect small flowers of a yasnotka extremely tiresomely, their useful properties are worth it to spend on it time.