I remember the good times, it was 60-70 when the workpieces to medicinal plants involve the public. And pharmacies, as they say, grief did not know-on the shelves were many healing plants. Here and now is the time of the first pieces of birch buds. Naturopaths use buds of birch, or a single species, or several — drooping, ribbed, white.
Birch buds are encouraged to collect before they pronounced (marked) of swelling and, of course, before leafing. Terms blanks vary from latitude region, climate-related, namely with the onset of heat — from February to March. When harvesting should be cut young branches and dry in a ventilated room, for example, in attics, and then thresh or, as foresters, co-shmygivat. After sifting in a sieve and dryness kidneys stored in paper bags.
Prompt readers two subtleties. Firstly, winter and early spring buds tiny, and dial the required number of them is difficult. Therefore, I advise you to place harvested branches into a warm room just for 1-2 days. During this time, several buds swell and become a little more. I do not recommend to allow a more significant swelling, because due to this fall sharply therapeutic value of the kidneys. Second, take a lot of branches, so experienced collectors come to logging and forest rangers out there happy to give, what they call, logging residues. A timber in the snow, yet the road carriageways, being very widely. So now is the time to harvest birch buds.
This is a wonderful herbal drugs, and above all a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. According to this indicator, even ahead of the birch buds flowers elderberry. They contain a huge number (7-8%), essential oils and flavonoids, tannins, volatile, and largely determine their therapeutic value. For the first time I had to make sure the healing power of drugs sprout in Siberia, near Tuguchina. There foresters, without further ado, in case of problems with the gastrointestinal tract using a tincture of the kidneys in the moonshine.
To do this, take a glass of dried buds, pour 500 ml of vodka, insist 3 weeks, and then filtered. Most often used when a stomach ulcer — 20-30 drops (partial teaspoon) in the 1st. a spoonful of water three times a day before meals. True, during the day a few times to take 1 tsp. Honey, but not all and not always.
When indigestion tincture of birch buds — a first means: drinking as 30 drops, but more often (3-5 times a day). Characteristically, the welcome infusion significantly reduced the sensation of pain in the abdomen.
Noteworthy is fixed by infusion of birch kidney dropsy associated with impaired renal function. As an additional diuretic with the applied infusion of leaves cranberries, which, incidentally, is also a good anti-inflammatory agent. And together they are a wonderful combination. And finally, the same foresters successfully got rid of the small round worms (pinworms and ascarids), it is very well-received in the last month 20 drops 5-6 times a day. For the treatment of the bladder are used as efficiently as the kidney as a tincture or infusion.
In addition to the above cases, which I have repeatedly observed, birch buds are used in the form of decoctions and infusions as a choleretic, wound healing, diaphoretic. Previously, the village beauty infusion of birch buds used as a «blood-purifying» means to get rid of skin diseases, with combined internal (infusions) and external use (ointments).
Birch buds beneficial effect on metabolic processes in the body, so it is useful to appoint exchange etiology diseases, especially gout, as well as stone formation in the kidneys. Very efficient use of birch buds topically, especially as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent for rubbing and compresses rheumatism, gout, joint pains, lumbago. A special place is a pronounced wound-healing properties of the kidneys, which is used in Russia since ancient times for cuts, abrasions, festering for a long time healing wounds and bedsores in particular. It’s enough to wipe the sore spots with tampons tincture of the kidneys. A hot bath with the addition of an alcohol tincture of the kidneys have been successfully used for the treatment of acute and chronic eczema.
METHODS OF decoctions and infusions
• 1h. spoon kidney pour 1 cup boiling water, bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, wrapped. Let sit 1 hour, drain. Adopted by the Council of 50 ml 3-4 times a day, 1 hour after meals for rheumatism, gout and a variety of affected joints.
• 1 tbsp. spoon birch buds pour 1 cup boiling water, boil 15 minutes, let configure themselves to cool, strain. Use in diseases of the joints for lotions, compresses, rubbing.
• 1h. spoon kidney brew 1 cup of water, boil 10 minutes, leave for half an hour. Drinking Tips for 50 ml 3 times daily after meals for arthritis.
• 1 cup kidney pour 500 ml of vodka, insist 3 weeks, strain. Drink 0.5 tsp. In the 1st. a spoonful of water three times a day in articular diseases. I advise you to do further rubbing, compresses, lotions. Processed place Insulate woolen cloth.
If you wish, you can cook, as I call it, «atomic» tincture with strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is made from a mixture of birch and poplar buds. This is necessary to take birch hung, whose branches are thin and hang as women’s braids. A poplar — Black, so called poplar, which is popularly listed as poplar. To distinguish it from other species of poplar can form a sheet, it had generally triangular shape, without removing the at the location where sits petiole.
• Take the buds of birch and poplar in equal proportions, and 3/4 cup of raw pour 500 ml of vodka. Let sit for 3 weeks. This tincture can treat infection of the prostate. To do this, I advise ingest 20 drops of the drug in 1 tbsp. spoon of water. The same tincture can make compresses on the perineum at night for 3 weeks. Take a break week, the course again.
For the healing of purulent wounds tincture of birch buds of poplar and works extremely efficiently.
Good to know that for the production of bee propolis resinous substance bees take most with poplar and birch buds and powerful antibacterial properties of propolis are known.
Ointment of birch buds
• It takes 500 g of butter melted unsalted butter or lard interior and 1 cup of dry kidney. At the bottom of the dishes oblivnye Put a layer of fat, then a layer 2 cm thick and kidneys so consistently lay all the raw materials, tightly closed lid. Put it all on the night in the overheated Russian stove or in the oven at 100 degrees. In the morning cool and warm slurry strain. The ointment is ready!