Eleutherococcus tincture: a useful and effective drug
Eleutherococcus tincture is made from the plant of the same name belonging to the Araliaceae family. It is a tall, low-branched shrub, reaching a height of seven meters. On his young shoots there is a large number of thorns, directed with the tip down. The leaves are on long (up to 15 cm) petioles and their shape is similar to the fingers. Its root system in total can reach thirty meters. The plant blooms in late July - early August. Its fruits ripen closer to October, reach a size of up to 10 cm.
The use of Eleutherococcus for medical purposes, the tincture of which is today known to many, of course, is due to the substances contained in it. Its chemical composition is quite diverse and complex. Eleutherococcus tincture is made from its root system, in which there is a mass of biologically active substances: glycosides of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F. Part of these compounds are sterols, coumarins, lignans, triterpenes.In addition, Eleutherococcus tincture owes its useful properties to gums, essential oils, lipids, starch, resins, proteins. The plant also contains pectins, aralin alkaloid, anthocyanin, derivatives of flavonoids, carotene, oleic acid.
Preparation and form of application
The root system is used as a raw material for the preparation of medicines, sometimes foliage. Procurement is made in the second half of September. For this, choose sufficiently formed bushes. Rhizomes cleaned from the ground, washed with water and dried in air. Then the dead and diseased parts, the remnants of above-ground shoots are separated. When harvesting a plant, two important rules should be observed: it is possible to reassemble from one place of the rhizome no earlier than seven years later; It is unacceptable to store and transport raw materials in plastic containers. Tinctures, decoctions, creams, dragees are made from it. It can be used in combination with other medicines.
Quite a lot can cure Eleutherococcus, whose extract has a tonic and stimulating effect. Thanks to him, physical strength, lung capacity, hemoglobin content in the blood increases.Eleutherococcus can be used for children, in particular, preparations from it can be prescribed for prophylactic purposes during a period of massive infectious diseases. Tincture of it will help to combat the effects of traumatic brain injuries, oncology, diabetes, atherosclerosis, with severe manifestations of menopause, rheumatic heart disease, inflammation of the intestinal mucosa and gall bladder. Use drugs from it for hypochondria, fatigue, to increase potency.
What are the contraindications
Eleutherococcus should not be taken with elevated pressure, high temperature, acute somatic and infectious diseases. Too large doses of the drug can cause irritability, insomnia, anxiety.