Passing through villages, Pantelei give sick people the roots and said: «Be healthy.» And people from those roots acquire a heart calm, fit and energized.
Valeriana officinalis — a powerful perennial, reaching meter height. On the floor ribbed stem arranged oppositely imparipinnate leaves of 11-21 leaflets. Small pinkish-white flowers are collected in apical umbellate inflorescence. It meets several varieties with different colored flowers and the number of segments of pinnate leaves, but the curative effect on all of them the same. It blooms from June to August.
We collect and store
The roots are dug in September, thoroughly washed, and the crests rough vychesyvaya
ALL HERBS FOR STRENGTHENING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 27 it removed the small roots. The remaining roots hang out to dry. Only in the process of drying the roots of valerian acquire their characteristic odor due to the ester of boric-acid izovale-rianovoy. Most are rich in active ingredients roots of biennial plants.
A useful composition
Valerian is rich in essential oils, it contains very useful for our body substance, isovaleryl-ANOVA acid esters of formic, acetic and butyric acids, and other substances. Also essential oils, valerian contain organic acids and sugars.
The use of traditional medicine
Apply valerian as a sedative for nervous conditions, insomnia and cardiovascular neurosis, accompanied by spasms of the coronary vessels and heart, and hyperthyroidism, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
Long-term use of valerian can provoke anxiety, impaired function of the gastrointestinal tract, constipation, headaches. But in chronic enterocolitis races plants are drugs may aggravate the disease.
Recipes for Health
Valerian tea EXAMPLE g GTR is ix
2 teaspoons chopped valerian root pour 1/4 liter of cold water and let stand for 10-12 hours,