Useful properties and use of echinacea tincture
In echinacea purpurea, which is used for medical purposes, almost half of the periodic table of Mendeleev is contained. It contains zinc, iron, silver, molybdenum, calcium, copper. Selenium is also available - a source of youth, therefore this plant is used not only in medicine, but also in cosmetology. Pharmacists add echinacea extract to creams and shampoos.
The composition of Echinacea includes caffeic acid glycosides, which determine the anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties of the plant, and due to the presence of polysaccharides, Echinacea also has antimicrobial action.
Medicinal properties of Echinacea
With the help of echinacea, used in various forms - as an alcoholic tincture, ointment, decoction, many diseases are treated. Echinacea helps restore immunity and suppress the development of pathogenic microorganisms, so it is used for colds - bronchitis, tonsillitis, sore throat, flu, pneumonia.The remedies with this plant perfectly help with chronic inflammatory diseases of the joints - arthritis, rheumatism, as well as in the treatment of inflammation in the urogenital system.
Echinacea is recommended to take after chemotherapy, as well as after taking a course of antibiotics, as it accelerates the elimination of harmful substances from the body.
Echinacea tincture has not only advantages, but also contraindications for use, including tuberculosis, AIDS, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, as well as pregnancy and lactation.
How to apply Echinacea
The natural habitat of Echinacea is North America, but today it is also grown on the territory of Eurasia, including in the southern parts of Russia. As a medicinal raw materials used leaves, stems, rhizomes and flowers. At home, these parts of plants can be brewed, making medicinal decoctions and tinctures, drinking tea with the addition of this herb.
The plant is grown in fertile, well-lit areas. It blooms only in the second year, then it can be collected and dried for further use.
For the preparation of Echinacea broth, you must chop the fresh or dry leaves of the plant and pour one teaspoon of the crushed raw material with a glass of boiled water.After holding the decoction for 10 minutes in a water bath, it is filtered, cooled and taken three times a day before meals. This remedy is used to treat colds and inflammatory diseases.
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