What herbs prepare in August?
For collecting the herbs used in house conditions for prevention and treatment of various diseases, and also in the cosmetic purposes, August - month transitional. Generally the preparation of a grass, leaves and flowers characteristic of summer comes to an end and preparation of roots, fruits and seeds which will last till October - November begins.
If from - for heats, characteristic of this summer, or for other reasons, at you yet was not an opportunity to be engaged in preparation of herbs, August allows to make up for lost time. At this time in a midland of Russia still it is possible to collect the majority of summer plants. I will not list all herbs, I will note only those which are easy for distinguishing, and their preparation does not cause special difficulties.
By the end of August collecting leaves of a barberry, henbane, cowberry, a bergenia, Ivan - tea, a meadowsweet, a grass of a horsetail, leaves and inflorescences of a bodyak, a drop cap medicinal, a cornflower blue, a heather, Veronika Dlinnolistoy, a bindweed field, the tributary medicinal, a marjoram, hare cabbage, a St. John`s Wort, a clover field, silverweeds goose, a lion`s pharynx, a wormwood, a camomile medicinal, a chistotela, yasnotka white comes to an end.
Some plants can be collected not only in August, but also in the first half of September, it is an immortelle sandy, mountaineers snake, pochechuyny and bird`s, a zvezdchatka, a calendula, a nettle dvudomny, a feltwort, a tansy, a plantain, a sage.
It is not enough plants which main month of preparation is August. From widely applied in traditional medicine I allocated only four - an anise ordinary, sivets meadow, a sinegolovnik ploskolistny and caraway seeds.
But big group make plants which preparation in August only begins. Since the end of month there comes the season of preparation of roots of a bergenia, elder grassy, a valerian, a devyasil, dyagilya, kopytenya, krovokhlebk, jugs yellow, a burdock, a silverweed upright, mylnyanka, a dandelion, a primrose, a rogoz, chicory, a sorrel horse. Besides, in August collecting fruits of a horse-chestnut, hop, a hawthorn, guelder-rose, a mountain ash, and also corn rylets begins.
On some plants, first of all what is collected only in August I will dwell.
The smell of an anise ordinary is familiar, probably, to all what you will not tell about the plant. The anise came to us from Greece, was originally cultivated for use in the medical purposes, productions of perfumery, and also as fragrant. The anise partially acclimatized and now he can be met in a wild look, as a rule, near kitchen gardens and gardens where it was grown up earlier.
An anise - a plant the umbrella, reaching 40 - 60 centimeters of height. During blossoming its umbrellas cover small white flowers which are visited willingly by bees. In August anise balsas begin to ripen, they also serve as a subject of collecting. It is better to bring together them a little immature that seeds were not showered, they will ripen in the course of drying.
There is a lot of useful substances in seeds of an anise, but essential oils which made a plant extremely popular are main.
In traditional medicine from seeds of an anise prepare oil, infusions, broths, tinctures, tea. These preparations possess febrifugal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, zhelchegonny, expectorant, anti-asthmatic action, contribute to activity normalization zheludochno - an intestinal path, to removal of stones from kidneys and a bladder, facilitate attacks of asthma and dilute a phlegm, improve work of a liver and pancreas. Are often used in collecting with other herbs.
Similar properties also the sinegolovnik ploskolistny whose ordinary-looking serovato - blue flowers on prickly stalks can be met on slopes of ravines and hills, meadows and waste grounds with peschano - the clay soil possesses. In traditional medicine usually use only inflorescences which collect during the time of intensive blossoming falling on August.
Range of application of preparations from a sinegolovnik is wider, than from anise seeds as they besides possess the expressed anesthetic, the anti-spasmodic, calming and antiseptic action. They are accepted for removal of pain, at female diseases, depressions, nervous breakdowns, sleeplessness.
Sivets meadow it is possible to meet at coast of the rivers and lakes, near bogs, on crude meadows and edges. It is not difficult to recognize him - on almost naked stalks, height to a half a meter, balls blue, is more rare Xing - violet or pink flowers. The plant is applied in traditional medicine long ago what also its national names - a rannik, an odyshny grass, a sverbezhny grass, a chest grass, a pupovny grass confirm. Attribute to sivets meadow and magic properties that too was reflected in names - a devil`s root, a devilish root.
For preparation of medical preparations use roots which dig in the fall, and the grass collected during blossoming, having just for August. The plant possesses antiseptic, wound healing, anti-toxic, diuretic, antivermicular action. Preparations from sivets meadow are applied at treatment of diseases of lungs and respiratory organs, zheludochno - an intestinal path, to treatment of wounds, ulcers, abscesses, skin inflammations. Before them recommended to apply at food poisonings, stings of snakes and poisonous insects.
In the ancient time caraway seeds were one of the most known herbs. Descriptions of its application can be found in works of many famous Aesculapians. Caraway seeds in the Islamic countries as according to the legend the prophet Muhammad considered it as effective almost all diseases medicine are especially popular.
The plant is also actually very useful. In the east and today to them a set of diseases treat. There is a mass of recipes of application of seeds of caraway seeds, it is senseless to list them, it is simpler to look in relation to a concrete disease in reference books or on the Internet. For strengthening of immunity and maintenance of a tone of an organism it is rather simple to eat caraway seeds as seasoning.
Collecting herbs, do not forget about careful attitude to the nature. It is necessary to be especially accurate at preparation of roots not to lead to sharp reduction of quantity of concrete plants or even to their elimination around collecting.