The aboveground part of the plant with young tubers is recommended for use in infertility.

The aboveground part of the plant with young tubers is recommended for use in infertility.

Alpine aster inflorescences contain alkaloids and saponins.

Galenic preparations of aster have expectorant, anti-inflammatory properties.

In folk medicine use the infusion of alpine aster inflorescences (1:10) to 1 tbsp. spoon 4 times a day for bronchitis, coughs and aches in the bones, with goldfish, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, constipation, pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculous lymphadenitis.

Externally – aster infusion (1:10) for skin diseases (dermatitis, eczema).

Swampy aconite

(grasshoppers, catrofoya, black potion, omega)

Aconitum paniculatum

Perennial herbaceous plant of the buttercup family. The roots are thickened. Stem smoky, glandular. Leaves alternate, deeply five-seven-separate. The flowers are zygomorphic, blue or dark blue, gathered in a raceme. It blooms in July – August. The fruit is prefabricated, from leaflets.

Grows in the Carpathian forests and on the edges.

Flower lovers grow aconite as a beautiful ornamental plant. Cultivating aconite in the backyard eventually loses its toxicity and becomes harmless.

Grass and tubers are used to make galenic preparations. Grass is harvested before flowering, tubers – in autumn.

Root tubers contain alkaloids, coumarins, organic acids. Of the alkaloids – aconitine, aconifin, zongorin, zongoramine and others. The grass, in addition to alkaloids contains flavonoids, ascorbic acid.

Galenic preparations of aconite (tincture) show analgesic, antimicrobial, antiblastoma properties.

Internally – tincture (1: 5) to take 5 drops in 30 ml of water twice a day for migraines, toothaches, malignant tumors.

Externally used in the form of ointments, tinctures for rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica, colds. For rubbing the joints 10 drops of tincture per 20 ml of vodka, or 10 drops of tincture per 20 ml of oil – for rubbing the joints, muscles, chest with colds.

In ancient Rome, aconite was used to poison people sentenced to death.

It should be remembered that the plant is deadly poisonous and do not overdose.

Symptoms of poisoning: hallucinations, convulsions, agitation, itchy skin, general weakness, salivation, sweating, loss of sensitivity, pain in the heart, arrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation.

Treatment: gastric lavage, laxatives. Assign magnesium sulfate inside – 25 g, in addition, magnesium sulfate is administered intramuscularly, shown the introduction into the stomach of activated charcoal, you can wash the stomach with a 0.5% solution of tannin.

To improve the work of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, caffeine, camphor oil solution are administered, a solution of barbamyl 10% – 5 ml, atropine sulfate 0.1% – 1 ml, body warming is prescribed for seizures.


Warty birch, field birch, birch fungus: a description of plants. Abstract

The abstract provides information about such plants as birch, birch, birch fungus

Warty birch

(birch hung)

Betula pendula

Monoecious tree of the birch family. Bark smooth, white, at the base of the trunk – black and gray. The crown is openwork, with drooping branches. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, bipinnate. Flowers in same-sex earrings. It blooms in April – May. The fruit is a nut.

Grows in the forest areas of the Carpathians, river valleys, forming pure or mixed with other tree species forests. Planted in parks.

For medicinal purposes use buds, young leaves, birch sap. The buds are harvested in early spring, mainly in April, when they are fragrant and sticky. The juice goes in March, before flowering.

Buds and leaves contain saponins, flavonoids, carotene, vitamins C and PP, essential oils, which include betulene, betulol, betulenic acid, naphthalene, tannins. Birch sap contains sugar, tannins and aromatic substances, compounds of iron, calcium, magnesium, malic acid.

Galenic drugs have choleretic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antiatherosclerotic, antispasmodic, wound healing, antifungal properties.

Galenic drugs are used for atherosclerosis, edema, kidney disease, spasms of smooth muscles of internal organs, bronchitis, hypertension, malignant tumors, leukemia, anemia, nervous disorders, to normalize metabolism.

Topically – for dermatoses, purulent trophic ulcers and wounds, bedsores, arthritis.

Internally – infusion of birch leaves and buds (1:10), take 50 ml three times a day. Tincture of the kidneys (1: 5, 70% alcohol solution) take 1 tsp three times a day. Drink 50 ml of fresh birch sap 4 times a day.

For the treatment of osteochondrosis use a mixture of plant materials – 1 kg of birch bark, 1 kg of aspen bark (trembling poplar), 100 g of oak bark (bark should be collected in summer or autumn). Collected and dried raw materials should be ground like coffee. The broth should be prepared as follows: 6 tbsp. spoons of the mixture pour into an enameled clean dish, pour 1.5 liters of water, boil the mixture over low heat for 30 minutes. The resulting broth is filtered. Take 50 ml three times a day for 30 minutes. before meals for 30 days. After 4 – 5 days the pain will increase, but quickly disappear. A year later, repeat the treatment.

Externally – infusion of buds and leaves (1:10) is used to treat wounds, ulcers, dermatitis, fresh birch sap – for washing acne and pigment spots on the face.

Field birch

(birch, braid, eyelid, povitsya, bindweed)

Convolvulus arvensіs

Perennial herbaceous plant of the birch family. Stem long, thin, ribbed, glabrous. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, elongated. The flowers are regular, solitary. Corolla funnel-shaped, pink or white. It blooms in May – August. The fruit is a box.

Grows like a weed in fields, gardens, in littered places.

For the manufacture of galenic drugs collect birch grass during flowering. Use both fresh and dried plants.

Birch grass contains glycoside (convolvulin), vitamins A, C, E, trace elements, bitter substances, flavonoids, saponins, proteolytic enzymes.

Birch galenic preparations have anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, laxative properties. In addition, birch preparations have antihypertensive, bronchodilator, choleretic ability.

Galenic drugs are used in diseases of the liver, gallbladder, hypertension, bronchitis, gastritis. Birch grass juice is drunk for catarrh of the upper respiratory tract.

Topically use fresh chopped birch leaves for snake bites (applied to the bite site). Decoction of the leaves treat pustular skin diseases.

Internally – infusion of fresh grass birch (1 tbsp. Spoon of herb per 200 ml of boiling water) take 2 tbsp. Spoon three times a day. Infusion of dried herbs (1 tbsp. Spoon to 400 ml of boiling water, infuse 1 hour) to use 2 tbsp. spoons three times a day. Herb juice – 1/2 teaspoon three times a day. Tincture of fresh herbs with flowers (1: 5, 70% alcohol solution to insist 15 days), take 1 tsp twice a day.

Externally – 1 tablespoon of fresh herb tincture diluted in 100 ml of boiled water and used for compresses and wound washing.

Birch mushroom

(chaga, mushroom, monster)

Inonotus oblyquus

Perennial parasitic fungus of the hymenochete family. It develops in the form of black growths on living adult birch trunks.

Harvested throughout the year, beating the growths with an ax. For long-term storage, the mushroom is chopped into pieces of 4 – 5 cm and dried.

Birch fungus contains resins, manganese, agaric acid pigments that form polyphenolic carboxylic complexes.

Galenical preparations of birch fungus are used as active biogenic stimulants that increase the body’s defenses, stimulate the central nervous system, improve metabolism, regulate the cardiovascular system.

Used internally as an antitumor agent that improves the condition of patients, as well as gastritis, gastric ulcer, radiation leukopenia.

To prepare the infusion, the whole birch mushroom is poured, then soaked in boiled water so that it should cover it completely, insist 6 hours. Then you need to grind and fill with heated boiled water (1: 5), using the one left over from the first soaking. Insist for 48 hours, filter the precipitate and squeeze. The resulting infusion is adjusted with water to the initial volume. Take 150 ml three times a day in small portions for 30 minutes. before eating. At tumors of bodies of a small pelvis in addition appoint micro-enemas on 50 ml at night. Patients who do not want to enter a large amount of fluid, prepare an infusion of double strength (2: 5).

Treatment is carried out in courses of 3 – 5 months with a break of 10 days. It should be remembered that patients who take the infusion of birch fungus should follow a dairy-vegetable diet. In addition, it is forbidden to administer to the patient antibiotics beta-lactam (bicillin and its analogs), intravenously – glucose.


Bilynets mosquito, black cohosh, legume: description of plants. Abstract

The abstract provides information on such plants as mosquito eelgrass, black cohosh, legume

Bilynets is a mosquito

(long-horned bilberry, sharp-edged bilberry, cuckoo, cuckoo)

Gymnadenia conopsea

Perennial herbaceous plant of the Zozulin family. Tubers root finger-separate. Leaves alternate, lanceolate. The flowering stem ends with a dense spike-shaped inflorescence with zygomorphic purple-purple flowers. It blooms in June – July. The fruit is a box.

Grows in the Carpathians.

For medicinal purposes, use the tubers, which are collected after flowering. Only young tubers are harvested.

Tuberous roots contain mucus, starch, dextrin, pentosans, sucrose.

Galenic preparations of mosquito bilynka have enveloping properties.

Bilinka drugs are used in inflammatory processes of the gastrointestinal tract (gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, enteritis), bronchitis, prolonged bleeding, depletion of the body, to reduce the absorption of harmful substances from the gastrointestinal tract in poisoning. The aboveground part of the plant with young tubers is recommended for use in infertility. Seed tincture – for epilepsy.

Locally – the leaves are applied to abscesses.

Internally – the mucus of the tubers (2 g of powder of the tuber of the beetle shake for 15 minutes.