Common cuff - a plant that successfully combines decorative qualities and strong medicinal properties that help in the treatment of diseases of the bronchi, lungs, intestines, etc.
The cuff is one, and she has a lot of Russian names and they all reflect the love of traditional medicine, see table:
|1. chest grass||2. unmarried||3. baby|
|4. bear paw||5. Borka||6. forest bukhark|
|7. forest horseradish||8. rue||9. heartworm|
|10. ram||11. god's tear||12. Aksyutina grass|
|13. garnik||14. golovryank||15. piggy bank|
|16. zapolnik||17. star grass||18. calcaret|
|19. goose foot||20. small frog||21. noodle|
|22. mashko||23. midges||24. interstitial|
|25. tripod||26. creep||27. love spell|
|28. love spell||29. darling||30. dewdrop|
|31. common mushroom||32. dewdrop or sundew||33. rabbit cabbage|
|34. hood||35. pork tongues||36. noodle|
|37. burst||38. mop||39. paw of lviv or lion paw|
|40. bear paw||41. forest bukhark|
Common cuff (Englishlady’s mantle, latAlchemilla vulgaris) - perennial herbaceous creeping plant. The name was given for rounded, folded leaves resembling cuffs.
The cuff has long been credited with witchcraft properties, for example, in medieval Europe, the common cuff had a reputation for witching grass. It was believed that if morning washing with dew collected from the leaves of an ordinary cuff returns beauty and youth. In Switzerland, women still rub their face with dew-cuffed leaves.
Cuff - a weed plant growing along roadsides, on the edges of forests, in meadows, in mixed and sparse pine forests.
Common cuff plant grows up to 30 cm in height
The height of the cuff reaches 30 cm. The rhizome is strong, thick. Above is a rosette of leaves. The root leaves of the cuff grow on long petioles, on top they are bare, from below covered with thick hairs. Stem leaves are smaller and almost without stalks.
Common cuff blooms in summer: in June-July. The flowers of the common cuff are yellow-green, small, twisted into glomeruli.
The healing properties of the ordinary cuff
Among the many varieties of the cuff, in medicine, only the ordinary cuff is used. It used to be that a cuff potion could restore youth.
Indeed, the cuff is ordinary promotes skin rejuvenation, but now there is a scientific explanation for this. The fact is that the cuff contains phytosterols that stimulate the production of hormones, neutralize toxins, strengthen the immune system, and increase physical and mental activity.
Herbalists advised to use the infusion of the ordinary cuff with bronchial asthma, tuberculosis lungs, with coughing, etc. Also, the infusion helps with diseases of the gall and bladder, bile ducts of the liver, etc.
The grass has hemostatic properties, is effective in the treatment of peptic ulcer of the stomach and intestines, stopping internal bleeding. For example, with hemorrhoids cuffs are infused with tampons and used externally.
Western European traditional medicine recommends infusions of common cuff grass for pulmonary and uterine bleeding, for coughing, asthma, constipation, liver and kidney diseases, bladder diseases, for gout and rheumatism, obesity and diabetes.
In Russia, herbalists recommended an infusion of cuff grass for diarrhea, obesity, diabetes, skin diseases, as an expectorant for respiratory diseases, pulmonary tuberculosis, and anemia.
The cuff infusion of an ordinary doctor used for washing, lotions and compressesfor diseases of the eyes and nose. Water infusion of the leaves of the cuff washed the face when acne appeared.
Purulent skin diseases are treated with baths with the addition of a cuff herb infusion. The cuff infusion helps with rickets in children, and is also useful for compresses for boils, eye inflammations, runny nose and nosebleeds.
Female diseases are also subject to the ordinary cuff. The cuff is used for inflammation, pregnancy problems and childbirth. Also, the cuff facilitates the course of varicose veins.
The stem is branched, reaches a height of 30-40 cm, rises above the ground or erect.
The lower leaflets are kidney-shaped, dissected almost to the middle by 7–11 concave lobes. Stem leaves are sessile or short-leaved. The venation is radial, the edges of the leaves are wavy.
The leaves have a palm-blade structure and a memorable rounded shape resembling a cuff with a hem and wavy edges. In the early morning on the leaves you can see droplets of moisture, which some confuse with dew.
In fact, this is the excess moisture that the plant itself releases. It is believed that this moisture perfectly rejuvenates and tones the skin, prevents aging: it can be drunk, but can be used instead of tonic.
The flowers are small, inconspicuous, yellow-green, collected in false numbers in large numbers. Flowering occurs for a long period, from June to September.
Collection and Harvesting
The plant is harvested during the flowering period, i.e. virtually all summer long. Collected after the leaves are dry from moisture. For medicinal use, the whole aerial part is prepared with basal leaves and dried in a ventilated room or under a canopy in the open air. If the weather is bad, you can dry in dryers at t no more than 60 degrees. The finished raw material has a bitter, tart taste.
Store grass cuffs in glass jars or bags for 12 months - with prolonged storage, the raw materials become very bitter.
History, Popularization and Research
Ancient alchemists attributed the plant magical properties and used the "heavenly dew" (moisture that collects on the leaves) as an elixir of life. With the help of the same dew, ancient scientists tried to create a “philosopher's stone”.
In Western Europe, the period of the Middle Ages, the plant was also attributed to sorcery forces, it was believed that dew was able to return youth and beauty. This tradition is still preserved in Switzerland - blackheads and freckles are removed by wiping the face with dew, and older ladies use plant moisture to rejuvenate the skin.
- The healing properties of plants are known in Russia from time immemorial. People’s healers of the southern regions of our country are still preparing the infusion of the plant on high-quality grape wine and use it for dropsy, diarrhea, heart pain, bronchopulmonary diseases. Plant preparations are actively used to treat female diseases.
- Cases are described that plant preparations cured pulmonary tuberculosis due to the activation of metabolism, which accelerates the healing of caverns.
- In German traditional medicine, cuff infusions are used for malaria, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, anemia, rheumatism, colic, dropsy (ascites). During pregnancy, for the normal course of childbirth, a month before the expected date, German physicians recommend taking half a glass of infusion of plant leaves 3 times a day. And the same recipe is recommended for newlyweds planning a baby (by analogy with how we take folic acid).
- In the studies of a phytotherapist, doctor of medical sciences O.D. Barnaulov, the feasibility of using cuff preparations for dysmenorrhea was proved.
- In the course of experimental research by scientists from the Novosibirsk State Scientific Center for Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" it was proved that cuff-based drugs are active against influenza viruses.
- The antioxidant, regenerative, wound healing, and vascular strengthening properties of the cuff are protected by patents of the Phytochemistry Laboratory of the Central Botanical Garden of the SB RAS located in Siberia.
The common cuff does not belong to the pharmacopoeial plants of Russia, but has found wide application in folk medicine and homeopathy. Included in the European Pharmacopoeia, as well as the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia.
Chemical composition and pharmacological properties
The plant has a unique chemical composition:
- tannins (tannins) up to 3% in the aerial part, and up to 8% in the roots,
- lipids (fatty acids),
- phytosterols (steroids),
- ellagic, oleic, linoleic and luteic acids,
- flavone glycosides,
- ascorbic acid (in leaves up to 200 mg),
- micro and macro elements (manganese, zinc, boron).
The following substances are of greatest pharmaceutical importance:
- Steroids (phytosterols) have a progesterone-stimulating effect. Regulate metabolism, normalize the function of the myocardium and blood vessels, increase immunity. The most significant progesterone-stimulating properties found in gynecology: steroids normalize the menstrual cycle and help in the treatment of a wide range of diseases of the female genital area. Contribute to increased activity, mental and physical.
- Bioflavonoids have a powerful antioxidant effect, have a pronounced activity against influenza viruses. Inhibit the action of enzymes that destroy the vital hyaluronic acid.
- Lignin has an antioxidant and detoxifying effect, removes toxins, salts of heavy metals, various microorganisms and some types of fungi from the body.
- Coumarins accelerate wound healing.
- Ascorbic acid is involved in the normalization of the central nervous system, the immune system, stimulates the activity of the endocrine glands, normalizes blood formation processes, strengthens the walls of blood vessels.
- Phenolcarboxylic acids accelerate the resolution of inflammatory processes, especially active in diseases of the digestive system. Activate the kidneys.
- Tannins reduce capillary permeability and prevent vasoconstriction, have astringent properties.
- Fatty acids are involved in the construction of cell membranes.
- Coumarins inhibit the growth of cancer cells and accelerate wound healing.
- Leukanthocyanidins help prevent Alzheimer's disease, normalize metabolic processes, preventing the development of diabetes mellitus.
- Bitterness stimulates the production of bile acids and gastric juice, improves digestion.
The healing properties of grass cuffs
The plant has astringent, hemostatic, wound healing, disinfecting, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, liquefies viscous sputum with a dry, painful cough. It stabilizes the hormonal background, is used to enhance the lactation of young mothers, rejuvenate the skin and body. It has a beneficial effect on the heart muscle and is considered effective in the prevention of heart attacks.
Since ancient times, and now the cuff is used for the following diseases:
- digestive system: ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal mucosa, dyspepsia, decreased peristalsis, cholecystitis, inflammatory diseases of the bile ducts and liver, colitis and enterocolitis, diarrhea,
- respiratory system: laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis and other diseases in which sputum discharge is difficult,
- urinary system: cystitis, ascites,
- metabolism: gout, diabetes, obesity,
- heart and blood vessels: hypertension, atherosclerosis, thrombophlebitis, anemia, nasal and internal bleeding, hemorrhoids, varicose veins,
- skin diseases: eczema, burns, wounds, especially difficult to heal, acne, ulcers, pustular rashes,
- gynecological diseases: dysmenorrhea, inflammatory lesions (vaginosis and vaginitis), used for menopause, severe menstrual bleeding.
- connective tissue pathologies: rheumatism,
- diseases of the nervous system: insomnia, neurosis.
Infusion of herbs
1 tbsp. 200 ml of boiling water is brewed in a spoonful of raw materials, kept for 4 hours and filtered.
Outwardly used in the form of compresses, lotions and for washing long non-healing ulcers and wounds, for treating the skin with youthful acne. They are added to bathing water, used to rinse the throat, nose and mouth. Sterile tampons are also infused with infusion and carefully introduced into the anus for hemorrhoids.
Internal reception: half a glass three times a day before meals. Applied with nasal and internal bleeding, with heavy menstruation, inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system, high blood pressure. It is also prescribed as an astringent and anti-inflammatory drug for digestive disorders, peptic ulcer of the duodenum and stomach. When combined with physical activity is recommended for weight loss.
Take 0.5 liters of alcohol and 50 g. herbs, mix and place in a dark place for 2 weeks.
Internal reception: 1 tsp. half an hour before meals with diseases of the digestive and urinary systems.
3 tbsp raw materials are poured into 500 ml of water and boiled for 10 minutes over low heat, filtered.
Topically used for poorly healing ulcers, wounds, bleeding in the form of cold compresses, for inflammatory diseases of the eyes in the form of lotions. Used in the form of lotions for the treatment of cellulite.
Internal intake: 50 ml per day for peptic ulcers of the digestive tract, colitis, diabetes mellitus, as well as to normalize the nervous system and treat insomnia.
Vintage recipe for grape wine broth
Take 15 gr. dry raw materials and pour half a liter of red grape wine, cook over low heat for 3-5 minutes, insist 1 day, filter.
Internal reception: 1-2 tbsp. 1 liter before meals three times a day for lung diseases with difficult sputum, tuberculosis, chronic cough, dropsy, diarrhea, heart pain, atherosclerosis, and decreased metabolism.
Scientists have nearly 40 varieties of cuffs. All types of herbs have the same medicinal abilities. The difference often consists in the flowering time of individual species and some morphological features (leaf size, height, flower size). In folk medicine and homeopathy, only the ordinary cuff is used.
It is distributed throughout the European continent, excluding its southernmost regions. On the territory of Russia, grass grows everywhere in the forest and subalpine zones, in Siberia and the Caucasus.
An ordinary cuff is a perennial creeping grass, reaching a height of about 30-50 cm. The stems of the plant are able to slightly rise during flowering.
- The roots The cuff has a horizontal thickened rhizome with long lateral roots, brown.
- Stem. Often rising, less often upright. Branches at the top.
- Leaves. The lower kidney-shaped leaves located near the root have a long petiole. Dissected into seven to nine lobes almost to the middle of the leaf plate. The edge is coarse, has pubescence on both sides, which protects the plant from excess moisture. Even after heavy rain, the leaf plate remains almost dry. The leaves located on the stem are sessile, have a wavy edge, formed by nine to eleven lobes.
- Flowers. At the cuff they are small, have a pale green color. Form false umbrellas. In the flowering phase, each inflorescence is like a ball. The cuff blooms twice a year, the first flowering occurs in June, the second - in September, if it is warm.
- Fruit. Small seeds form in August. A plant is capable of propagating by seed.
Health tea especially recommended for women
Take 1 tbsp.herbs, pour 250 ml of water, bring to a boil and incubated in a warm place for a quarter of an hour, filter.
Drink half a glass 3 times a day. Recommended for women to maintain good health, normalize the menstrual cycle, youthful skin, as well as during menopause to reduce the manifestations of menopause. This tea helps to stimulate lactation. During colds and epidemics of viral infections helps to strengthen the immune system. The same tea can be used to wipe the skin of the face, neck and décolleté area by cooling it in the refrigerator, i.e. use instead of tonic in the morning and evening.
- For acne and abundant inflammatory elements on the skin, complex treatment is recommended: tea inside, juice or tincture to wipe the skin, herbal baths. You can wipe the skin with fresh leaves with droplets of moisture that collects on the surface of the sheet in the morning.
- To preserve the youthfulness of the skin, it is also recommended to wipe the skin with moisture, which is collected on the leaves, fresh juice from leaves half diluted with melt water.
- To strengthen health and preserve youth, fresh leaves of the plant can be added to salads and cold soups.
A feature of plant preparations is the possibility of long-term use without the risk of addiction and the development of allergies, up to 3-4 months.
- Infusion with sage. 1 tbsp sage and 3 tablespoons the cuffs are placed in a container, filled with half liter of boiling water and held for 20 minutes. Use infusion for douching with vaginitis and vaginosis, and also taken orally for inflammation of the ovaries, 1 tbsp. 3 times a day., Washed down with water.
- Infusion for inflammatory diseases of the female reproductive system. They are mixed in equal proportions: one-sided orthilia, frankincense, hemophilus and cuff, take 2 tbsp. raw materials and fill them with water, 200 ml, put on low heat until boiling and immediately removed from the stove. Insist 60 minutes., Filter and use for douching, 2 times a day for 10 days.
- A decoction of infertility. Cuff grass, cinnamon bark, black pepper and pepper mountaineer are mixed in equal proportions, the components are crushed and mixed, 1 tablespoon is taken. mixture, steamed 200 ml of boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes, cool. Take the decoction received during the day.
- Collection for the treatment of diabetes. Flax seeds, juniper, blueberry leaves and cuff grass are mixed in equal proportions, take 2 tbsp. mixtures and pour 500 ml of water, put on low heat and boil for 10 minutes. Take 100 ml twice a day.
- Decoction for the prevention of aging. Take half a glass of fresh raw material from the grass of the cuff, the roots of elecampane and comfrey, pour wine and cook for 15 minutes, filter. The resulting broth is used to rub the skin of the face, neck and décolleté along massage lines.
- Cellulite treatment. Mix 40 gr. fresh raw materials and 10 gr. dry, pour 500 ml of boiling water, evaporate for 4 hours and filter. Take 50 ml four times a day. The cake is not thrown out, but spread on an even layer on gauze and applied to the problem areas for half an hour in the form of a compress.
Contraindications and side effects
- Increased blood coagulation.
- Individual hypersensitivity.
- Children's age up to 2 years.
Adverse reactions during the period of treatment with cuff preparations are very rare and can be in the form of dyspeptic symptoms, skin allergic reactions.
The cuff is a beautiful perennial plant from the Rosaceae family, not only able to decorate the garden, but also one of the most popular alternative medicine to cure diseases of various etiologies.
Popularly, this herb is known as a “neo-disease”, “a bear’s paw”, “baby”, “goose’s foot”, “heavenly dew”, “quail”, and “ruta”.
The Latin name of the plant "Alchemilla" eloquently indicates that this herb was popular with alchemists. It was believed that it has a special magical power, namely the moisture accumulating in the foliage of the plant, according to the alchemists, had supernatural power. They tried to use the cuff to create an elixir of life.
Among other representatives of the flora, it can be distinguished by the characteristic shape of the leaves, resembling patterned cuffs, once popular with the noble nobility, which is why this name came about.
It is noteworthy that the cloves of the cuff sheet (lousy) are generously strewn with droplets of moisture secreted by the plant, some take them for dew. The droplets create a transparent shiny border around the leaf, and in the center is the largest drop, resembling a pearl in the sink. Because of such a unique beauty, the people also called her a tear of God.
The flowers of the plant do not stand out with special beauty: yellow-green, soft, collected in false umbrellas, outwardly not attractive, with a long flowering time - from June to September. Unsightly flowers, however, when flowering, fill the garden with a delicate honey aroma.
The cuff grows in most of Europe, in North America, in parts of Asia, Africa. In Russia, it is distributed almost everywhere, except for the southern regions. Preferred places of growth are meadows and forests, it can also grow along roads, near swamps.
Traditional medicine recipes
The cuff is effectively used in so many diseases. Its medicinal properties and contraindications are well understood. The effectiveness of the application largely depends on the method of preparation and the regimen of the use of medicinal drugs, because the healing properties needed to cure a particular disease, with different formulations, manifest themselves in different ways.
Harvesting raw materials
The cuff is prepared in late May - early June. The harvesting period lasts until September, when the plant has completely faded. Often, cuff grass is used for medicinal purposes, but its rhizomes are also collected in folk medicine. In this case, harvesting occurs at the end of September, taking into account the following rules.
- Collection. It is produced in the daytime, after the moisture has completely dried on the plant, including dew in the center of the leaves and the liquid secreted by the hydatodes. Cut off the entire aerial part of the plant at the very base of the stem. The roots of the cuff are dug with a shovel.
- Preparation for drying. The aerial part of the plant is carefully examined for spoiled parts of stems and leaves. They are removed, along with impurities. The roots are washed with plenty of cool running water.
- Drying. The grass is laid out on pallets or hung on ropes in the shade. For accelerated drying, dryers with a temperature regime of about 60 ° C are used. The roots are laid out in a single layer in a shaded place or in a warm attic with a metal roof. For proper drying of the cuff, it is necessary to ensure high-quality ventilation of the room.
Domestic medicine does not recognize the pharmacological properties of the cuff, considering the effectiveness of the herb to be unproven, and the pharmacological actions not well understood. In folk medicine, this plant has been used since ancient times. The study of the chemical composition of grass has stopped on the determination of groups of substances.
- Phytosterols. Provide hormonal regulation. Normalize the work of the cardiovascular system. They neutralize the effect of free radicals. They have immunostimulating abilities.
- Phenol Carboxylic Acids. The cuffs are represented by luteic and ellagic acids. They have anti-inflammatory properties. Stimulate the production and excretion of bile, normalizing the ratio of bile acids. They have diuretic and hepatoprotective effects.
- Lignin. It is characterized as an active natural sorbent capable of absorbing allergens and toxins, the remains of bacterial cells, metal salts and other compounds. It gives the plant antidiarrheal and lipid-lowering properties.
- Tannins. This is mainly tannin. Forms albuminates with protein cells, protecting the skin surface, damage to it or mucous membranes from mechanical and chemical irritation. The formation of the film provides an anti-inflammatory, astringent, wound healing effect of the grass.
- Flavonoids. Normalize the synthesis of cartilage, blocking enzymes that inhibit the production of hyaluronic acid. The permeability and elasticity of the vascular walls are normalized, they resist sclerotic lesions of blood vessels and capillaries. They have powerful antioxidant properties.
- Fatty acid. The cuff contains oleic and linoleic acid - stimulants of metabolic processes, participants in the formation of cell membranes, regulators of consumption and storage of energy resources.
- Leukanthocyanins. They have neuroprotective properties, therefore they prevent damage to the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. Strengthen blood vessels, prevent the appearance of tumors, increase the resistance of the human body to stress.
- Bitterness. Stimulate appetite, as well as the secretion of digestive juices, indirectly improving the digestion process and activating intestinal motility.
- Vitamins and minerals. The cuff contains a large amount of the main antioxidant for the human body - ascorbic acid. Also, the grass contains salts of boron, selenium, zinc, manganese, nickel, copper, molybdenum.
The broth is prepared at the rate of 2 tbsp. l per glass of water (250 ml). The grass of the cuff is poured with boiling water and boiled 5 minutes after boiling. The finished broth is slowly cooled to room temperature.
For internal use, the broth is consumed 3 times a day. Single dose - 50 ml.
Outwardly, itching and inflammation of the skin, eczema and acne are treated with a decoction, and they are taken orally for internal bleeding and pulmonary diseases.
An ordinary cuff is called “female grass” because of the ability of phytosterols in its composition to stimulate the formation of female hormones, in particular progesterone. The plant has beneficial effects on organs that depend on the hormonal background:
- struggling with premenstrual syndrome,
- eliminates the symptoms of menopause,
- normalizes the menstrual-ovulatory cycle,
- eliminates uterine bleeding,
- prevents the formation of ovarian cysts, fibroids,
- prevents the development of malignant tumors,
- eliminates endometriosis,
- used for infertility (to increase the chances of natural conception),
- treats thrush and infectious problems in gynecology.
Preparation of medicinal raw materials and contraindications
Whereas in Western medicine medicines from the common cuff are common everywhere, in Russia the cuff is not used in official medicine. You can, at your own risk, procure medicinal raw materials and prepare home-made potions from it, all the more so since the cuff is not contraindicated.
The grass is harvested in July, during flowering. All parts of the plant are suitable for harvesting.
The green mass must be well dried in the open air, in the shade, in the attic or in the pantry, the main thing is that there is good ventilation in the room. Properly dried grass of the common cuff should maintain a green color. Common cuff grass is stored for 12 months.
I recommend that you consult your doctor before preparing and using preparations based on an ordinary cuff.
Determines the benefits of common cuff rich chemical composition. Catechins, tannins, manganese, iron, lignin, nickel were found in this medicinal perennial plant.
There are lipids, ascorbic acid, zinc, flavonoids, coumarins, molybdenum, copper.
- wound healing
The cuff is found for ordinary use in pathologies of the reproductive female system. Helps regulate hormonal levels during menopause. Recommended for infertility.
Allows the baby to strengthen physical and mental activity, normalizes mineral metabolism, strengthens the immune system. Helps to improve the functions of the endocrine, cardiovascular, nervous system.
He normalizes the process of hematopoiesis, intensifies the elimination of harmful toxic compounds from the body. Eliminates the inflammatory process, has a beneficial effect on renal function, helps lower cholesterol, regulates the menstrual cycle.
Strengthens and increases the elasticity of the vascular walls, prevents sclerotic lesions of the capillaries. Normalizes metabolic processes, helps eliminate bleeding. It accelerates wound healing, strengthens bones, and serves as a prophylaxis of anemia.
Serves to prevent the development of diabetes mellitus, cancer. Improves the functions of the gastrointestinal tract, eliminates inflammation, stimulates appetite. Slows down age-related changes, activates the synthesis of hemoglobin and thyroid hormones.
- peptic ulcer
- purulent complicated wounds,
- pathology of the bladder, upper respiratory tract, kidneys,
- sluggish intestinal motility,
- swelling caused by cardiac, renal pathologies,
- chronic pyelonephritis,
- blood diseases
- internal bleeding
- bronchial asthma.
In spring, you can make up for the deficiency of vitamins by adding juicy foliage and young shoots of chest grass to salads. They are put in a marinade during salting of vegetable crops and in soups.
Failures in the cardiovascular system
Common cuff positively affects the work of the cardiovascular system:
- normalizes the tone of arteries, veins, capillaries,
- improves peripheral blood flow,
- lowers myocardial oxygen demand,
- lowers bad cholesterol in the blood,
- reduces the risk of myocardial infarction,
- struggling with varicose veins,
- prevents fragility of blood vessels,
- prevents a stroke,
- regulates blood pressure.
Raw materials from plants in pharmacies
You can buy dried cuff grass in pharmacies at a price of 67 rubles per 50 g.
Recommended for various pathologies of the respiratory tract. It is used to eliminate inflammation developing in the gall or bladder, to treat peptic ulcer and other diseases, as well as to prevent them.
To make healing tea, you need a teaspoon of crushed raw materials, which are steamed with hot water - 200 ml.
The mixture is kept for a quarter of an hour in a water bath. Filtered infusion in a warm form is consumed during breakfast, lunch, dinner, 1/3 cup.
The treatment course is continued for a month. The need for repetition is determined by the doctor.
You can buy liquid cuff extract in online pharmacies. A bottle of 60 ml costs 2,570 rubles. It is recommended to dissolve 15-30 drops in 100 ml of heated water. Take such a portion from 1 to 3 times a day after thorough shaking.
To alleviate the condition at the initial stages of diabetes mellitus, various healing methods based on the use of the common cuff are practiced.
Spread dried breast grass in earthenware dishes - 30 g. Steamed with boiled water, which will need 2.5 cups. Leave under a napkin for 20 minutes.
The finished infusion is squeezed through a two-layer cheesecloth. They drink the resulting volume, divided into equal portions, before eating during the day. Such treatment is carried out no longer than two months.
You can use another recipe to normalize sugar at home, for which the stems of the cuff are combined with buds of lilac, foliage of strawberries, sage, licorice and dandelion rhizome. All varieties are taken in dried ground form.
After stirring, 50 g of the collection are measured and poured into an enameled saucepan with 500 ml of boiled water. Cook for five minutes at low temperature. Wrap the dishes with a warm scarf and leave for three hours. Filter broth for 3 tbsp. l drink before meals, in about 15-20 minutes.
One of the most effective medicinal preparations is prepared for diabetes by combining a cuff with flax seed, juniper berries and blueberries, observing a ratio of 1: 2: 2: 4.
Dried ingredients are crushed, set aside 1 tbsp. l mix into an enameled stewpan with 200 ml of boiled water. Boil for seven minutes, and then leave under a napkin until cool. After filtration, drink half a glass in the morning and evening.
Grape Wine Broth
Pour 15 g of grass in 500 ml of red wine and boil for 5 minutes at minimum heat, insist for 1 day, strain. In pulmonary diseases with difficult sputum separation, tuberculosis, lingering cough, diarrhea, dropsy, heart pain, atherosclerosis, and slow metabolism, it is taken orally by 1.5 tbsp. l three times a day before meals.
Compress from the leaves of the cuff is effective for skin diseases, boils, ulcers, and hard-to-heal wounds, including purulent ones, for bruises. Like poultices, heated fresh leaves are used for dislocations.
Pour 1 tablespoon in 250 ml of water. boil herbs and keep warm for 15 minutes. Strained tea is recommended for women to improve well-being, stabilize the monthly cycle, rejuvenate the skin, and it also stimulates lactation well. During menopause, significantly reduces the manifestation of unpleasant symptoms of menopause.
This tea is indispensable for strengthening the body's immune forces, especially during colds and epidemics of influenza.
Tea is consumed half a cup 3 times a day.
For acne and other dermatological diseases, complex therapy is prescribed: drinking inside tea, for compresses and rubbing the skin - infusion, gruel and herbal baths.
Infusion for inflammatory processes in the female reproductive system
Mix the following herbs in 1 part: cuff, pine forest, incense, hemorrhage. 2 tbsp the resulting collection pour 200 ml of water, put on low heat, boil. The time of insisting after removing from heat 1 hour. Strained infusion used for douching twice a day. The course of treatment is ten days.
It is known that any drug has contraindications and some side effects. But in this case, no significant contraindications were found, except for individual excessive sensitivity and increased blood clotting. It should also be borne in mind that for children under 2 years of age, any medications are prescribed only by a doctor, no types of self-medication without consulting a pediatrician are allowed.
An overdose of drugs from the cuff can cause diarrhea, skin allergic reactions. In this case, stop treatment immediately.
To obtain a tangible therapeutic effect without undesirable consequences, it is important to follow the recommendations on the formulation of the preparation and dosage of drugs.
Application in various fields
Known as a universal healing herb, the cuff has been successfully used in other areas of our lives:
- Decoration of the garden and flower garden. Thanks to its unusually beautiful openwork foliage, it is often used as an ornamental plant, adding variety to the green cover and giving it a natural outline. Bright greenery with delicate inconspicuous inflorescences, which is framed by flower beds, effectively sets off flowering plants. The best flower bed neighbors for her are thyme, dolphinium, astilbe and lilies.
- Cooking Due to the high content of vitamins and astringent taste, the fresh leaves of this plant are popular in the preparation of green cabbage and vegetable salads, they are harvested for future use as a spicy seasoning.
- Use for cosmetic purposes. Tea from leaves, replacing toner for the face, neck and decollete, prevents premature aging of the skin, allows you to permanently maintain a fresh complexion and muscle tone. To prevent skin aging and smooth out existing wrinkles, wiping with moisture accumulating on the plant or juice from freshly cut leaves diluted with melt water is popular.
Herbal remedy eliminates various intoxications, improves the liver and intestines:
- stimulates the excretory and cleansing functions of the liver,
- helps to remove bacteria toxins from the intestines,
- improves the removal of salt deposits,
- removes free radicals, heavy metals, radionuclides.
Indications for oral use
Among the indications for the use of grass are cuff poisoning, intestinal disorders, diarrhea, gout, ascites. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and immunostimulating properties are relevant in therapy:
- rheumatoid arthritis.
The culture is useful for the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). It can be used for therapy:
- peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum,
- gastritis with insufficient secretion,
Compresses and lotions with cuff preparations allow you to accelerate recovery with the following ailments:
- dislocation of joints
- boils, carbuncles,
- suppuration on the skin,
- inflammation of the oral mucosa (stomatitis, gingivitis, periodontal disease),
- weeping eczema, psoriasis,
- purulent weeping wounds,
- trophic ulcers.
Actively used in cosmetology - to eliminate age spots, blackheads, pustular rash, scars. Compresses from cellulite, tonic facial masks are made from extracts of grass.
You can drink a cuff not only to treat existing ailments, but also to prevent them, as well as to increase immunity before the cold season, and reduce the risk of recurrence of chronic diseases. Medications are prepared according to the following recipes.
Features The drug can be used externally for the treatment of weeping wounds, eczema, boils and acne. The internal intake is appropriate for bleeding, from coughing, to eliminate the inflammatory process that accompanies gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
Preparation and use
- Four teaspoons of chopped herbs is poured into a glass of boiling water.
- Put the mixture on a slow fire, bring to a boil, boil for five minutes.
- After complete cooling, the broth is filtered.
- Applied externally in its pure form or drink half a glass three times a day, sweetening the medicine with sugar.
Features It is used to improve metabolism, as well as a cold remedy for adults.
Preparation and use
- Chopped grass (5 g) is poured into a glass of red dry wine.
- After daily infusion, the mixture is filtered.
- Take three times a day for a tablespoon half an hour before meals.
Features Recommended for women for douching with heavy and painful periods, with thrush. It is used to heal wounds and ulcers. An internal intake normalizes intestinal motility, eliminates internal inflammation, and is used to treat pulmonary diseases.
Preparation and use
- Three teaspoons of chopped herbs are poured with a cup of boiling water.
- After two hours of infusion, the mixture is filtered.
- Take half a glass four times a day before meals.
Features The grass is brewed to regulate the hormonal background, to establish lactation, for complex cleansing of the body during detoxification procedures. It can be used for diabetes, for the prevention of its complications.
Preparation and use
- Two teaspoons of crushed cuffs are poured with a cup of boiling water.
- After a ten-minute infusion, filter.
- Take the entire cooked volume up to three times a day.
Among the folk recipes based on the cuff, one can distinguish a version of the infusion, which is effectively used to treat cystitis.
Dried raw materials - 35 g incubated for three hours in 350 ml of boiled water. After filtering, the healing liquid is divided into three portions, drinking them per day. A monthly course is carried out once a year.
With the help of chest grass, it is easy to prepare an infusion at home that alleviates the condition with colitis.
It is necessary to place 20 g of dried raw materials in a earthenware bowl and brew a glass of boiled water.
Covering with a napkin, leave the mixture for two hours. Squeeze the infusion through a doubled gauze napkin. 50 ml drink a healing drink every eight hours.
Dried breasts have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the heart, as it helps strengthen the vascular walls.
You can independently make a healing tincture, for which red wine is poured into a stewpan - 250 ml and 30 g of raw material are poured. After a five-minute boil, the dishes under the lid are left for 48 hours. Take tincture of 10 ml in a filtered form before each meal.
It will take 100 g of dried foliage of the common cuff. The raw materials should be transferred to a bottle, where an additional liter of wine is added from the line of fortified drinks (they often use Cahors).
Corked stand for three weeks in a dark cupboard. The finished tincture should be filtered through a two-layer gauze. Take 50 ml is recommended every eight hours.
Pour into a thermos 4 tbsp. l dried ground heartwort. Pour boiling water - two glasses. After five hours, the infusion is cooled and filtered.
Drink the infusion before breakfast, lunch, dinner half a glass. To achieve a positive result, they maintain a course of 1.5 to 2 months.
Thermos should be heated by rinsing with boiling water. Then they put dried chest grass in it - 30 g and pour 1 liter of grape wine warmed up to boiling.
Leave the product for 12 hours for a full infusion. Then allow the drink to cool and squeeze through a two-layer gauze flap. Every eight hours they drink 1/3 cup.
Such a home remedy not only quickly treats bronchitis, eliminates cough, but also helps to get rid of insomnia, treats tuberculosis.
In order to treat eye diseases, the dried baby is crushed. 100 g of raw material is transferred to an enameled container.
It is steamed with boiling water, of which 500 ml is needed. Wrap up for four hours with a woolen scarf, and then pass through a gauze filter. Healing liquid washed eyes three times a day.
This infusion also effectively heals wounds, boils.
Used for compresses for dislocations. Recommended for washing the nasal passages with the development of a cold.
Treatment for men
The heartworm is beneficial for men, because it allows you to increase stamina, helps build muscle, and helps treat prostatitis.
In order to enhance potency, take fresh leaves of the cuff - 6-7 pieces. They are rinsed, dried on a napkin and placed in enameled dishes.
Hot water is poured - 250 ml and kept in a water bath, warming for an hour. The cooled broth is discarded on a sieve and drunk throughout the day.
Breast grass is in demand with a variety of female diseases. It is used to normalize the cycle of menstruation, with infertility, uterine bleeding, mastopathy.
This plant helps to smooth out the discomfort that occurs during menopause. When using it is important to follow medical advice.
The breastfeeding woman helps breastfeeding women to activate lactation. This herb is especially effective if excessive anxiety or nervous experiences become the cause of decreased lactation.
To intensify the production of breast milk, steamed with a glass of boiling water 2 tbsp. l frayed dried grass.
Three hours later, the infusion is filtered using a two-layer gauze. 25-35 minutes before feeding, warm 50 ml of herbal drink and drink it.
From polycystic ovary
It is advisable for medicinal purposes with polycystic to use fresh chest grass. It is washed, dried on a towel, and then chopped.
Bring 500 ml of water in an enamelled bucket until boiling and pour 100 g of prepared raw materials. Cover with a terry cloth. Four hours later, the infusion is discarded on a sieve.
50 ml of healing fluid is recommended to drink every eight hours, adding a little honey if desired. After three weeks, you should arrange a ten-day interval.
With uterine bleeding
Possessing pronounced hemostatic qualities, the baby is effectively used to stop uterine bleeding.
8 tsp needed dried grass for 30 minutes, insist in two glasses of boiled water. Filtered infusion is drunk every eight hours in equal portions.
To cope with the problem caused by the development of thrush, it is recommended to prepare various healing products based on the cuff.
- A teaspoon of ground dry raw materials is steamed with a glass of boiling water. After a ten-minute infusion, the beverage is filtered. 100 ml are drunk in the morning and evening.
- Combine breast grass with chamomile inflorescences. After grinding, the dried components are mixed and deposited 15 g in an enameled bowl with 400 ml of boiled water.
After twenty minutes in a water bath, the healing fluid is squeezed through a two-layer cheesecloth. In the form of heat used for nightly douching.
For breast augmentation
Contributes to an ordinary cuff to some breast enlargement. It is believed that after a three-month course, it is possible to increase performance by one size.
In the morning, a dessert spoon of grass is brewed with boiled water, using one glass. After cooling, the healing drink is squeezed through cheesecloth. Half a glass is consumed twice a day. After 30 days, a week break is arranged.
In order to reduce estrogen
The heartwort is included in the therapeutic complex if it becomes necessary to reduce the elevated estrogen level, which causes a variety of hormonal disorders.
The dried grass is ground and placed in an enameled stewpan 1 tsp. raw materials. Pour it with a glass of hot water and place the container on the fire. After boiling, leave the product under the lid for insisting.
After 20 minutes, it is squeezed through a two-layer gauze. Drink a glass of healing fluid throughout the day. The course is maintained for a duration of 30 days.
Benefits for pregnant women
In order to prevent the threat of miscarriage, it is recommended to brew 2 tsp in a glass of boiling water. common cuffs. The cooled infusion is filtered and 100 ml are drunk in the morning and in the evening.
They begin to carry out similar healing procedures during pregnancy after 14 weeks. Contributes to the infusion of reducing anxiety, facilitating the upcoming labor, the prevention of potential postpartum complications.
An ordinary cuff, which contributes to the intensification of metabolic processes, is used quite effectively to reduce excess weight.
For the manufacture of infusion is placed in a stewpan with two glasses of boiled water 3 tbsp. l dried crushed grass. They stand for four hours under the lid.
A small slice of ginger is placed in the filtered infusion. 50 ml drink a drink every six hours. The course lasts three months.
Chest grass is used in home cosmetology to eliminate cellulite.This is explained by the ability of the plant to restore elasticity to the skin, activate blood circulation, and enhance metabolic processes.
- For internal administration, it is necessary to mix with 10 g of fresh washed cuff greens 10 g of dried raw materials of this plant. The mixture is kept for 250 hours in boiled water. Drink 50 ml of filtered infusion before meals.
- To perform compresses with a liter of boiling water, 40 g of dried babies are brewed. After forty-minute infusion, the liquid is filtered off, and the remaining steamed grass is laid out on areas with cellulite. Leave under a film and a towel for 30 minutes.
You can also make compresses using strained infusion by soaking it with a soft cotton napkin and spreading it over the skin. Remove the compress after 35-40 minutes.
Cut the aerial part of the cuff should be in the flowering period. The prepared raw materials are sorted, leaving only healthy specimens not affected by rot and disease.
Shake, wash and distribute with a loose thin layer under a canopy or in rooms equipped with ventilation. You can use electric dryers, setting the temperature at 60 degrees.
Dried breast grass is kept in dry conditions for a year, pouring into cardboard boxes. You can use canvas bags, wooden containers.
What kind of grass is a cuff, how does it look and where does it grow, photo
Cuff, she’s common cuff - a plant belonging to the Rosaceae family. The grass got its name due to the similarity of leaves with frills, cuffs of senior officials. It has creeping stems and a color from yellow-green to pure saturated green. In height reaches 35-70 cm. Cuff flowers are yellow, and collected in small inflorescences. The fruits of this plant are nuts with a cup.
Moisture from the dew that fell during the night often accumulated in the center of this plant; our ancestors endowed this fluid with magical power to restore youth and beauty and called it “a god's tear”.
The cuff has many small seeds. The peak of flowering occurs at the beginning of summer, and lasts until the end of August. Sometimes the second flowering of the cuff is also found - in the fall. Reproduction occurs by self-sowing or through the root system.
You can meet this plant in all CIS countries. Our region, including. An ordinary cuff (it is also called “female grass” for its invaluable qualities for the female body, widely used in gynecology) loves not dense forests, river banks, meadows. Sometimes it is grown in households in vegetable gardens for further use in traditional medicine.
Composition of grass cuff
The cuff is very rich in vitamin C. Also, it contains many trace elements that are necessary for the full functioning of the body. Among them: manganese, zinc, copper, boron and molybdenum. Sugars, alkaloids, resins, bitterness, tannins, kakhetins, phytosterols, tannins and flavonoids are also found in the grass of the cuff.
The use of cuff grass in folk medicine
Cuff grass is often used in folk medicine for the preparation of decoctions, infusions, tinctures. They treat many diseases. Especially good, it is believed that cuff diseases associated with metabolic disorders are treatable.
For example, with diabetes, doctors recommend healing tea with a cuff. It should be prepared in this way:
- 30 g of dry grass cuffs need to pour 2.5 cups of boiling water. Allow the liquid to infuse for 15-20 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth and drink throughout the day before eating. The effect will become noticeable after two months of administration. However, longer take such tea should only be under the supervision of a doctor.
Alternative medicine also has a medical prescription in its reserves, which also helps to normalize blood sugar levels. You can prepare this collection as follows:
- Stems of grass cuffs, sage leaves, strawberries, licorice, lilac buds and dandelion root must be mixed in equal amounts. Pour 50 g of the resulting mixture into a pan and pour 0.5 l of boiled water into it. Simmer for no longer than 5 minutes. Then pour the collection into a glass jar, wrap a warm towel and insist for 2-3 hours. Then strain and take 20 tablespoons 20 minutes before meals.
Very well, the cuff helps those who suffer from cystitis. Our grandmothers also used the recipe for this broth. To prepare a decoction you need:
- Take 35 g of grass dry cuff and pour it 350 ml. boiling water. Insist for 3 hours. Drink with a spoonful of honey three times a day in a cup, 1 month course. Repeating the course costs no more than 1 time per year.
Often, experts recommend cuff grass for colitis. It will not be possible to completely get rid of the problem, but an infusion based on the cuff can greatly alleviate the condition.
- to prepare an infusion of 20 g. Of a dry cuff, pour a glass of boiling water and insist 2 hours. Filter and take 50 ml three times a day.
Inflammatory processes in the kidneys also respond well to the treatment of this truly healing herb. Jade, as you know, must be treated under the supervision of a specialist. But doctors often prescribe an infusion based on a cuff for jade.
- take a large, deep pan, pour 400 ml into it. boiling water and pour 35 g of dry grass cuffs. Boil for 2 minutes over low heat, then remove. Leave alone for 2-3 hours and strain. Take 2 tablespoons in the morning before breakfast and in the evening before dinner.
The cuff is able to strengthen blood vessels and have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the heart. That is why very often doctors recommend preparing a tincture based on this plant, and taking it as a hypotensive agent.
- for tincture you need to take 250 ml. red wine and 30 g dry cuff. Mix and boil for 5 minutes. Then insist for two days. Then strain and drink 10 ml. before each meal.
Gastrointestinal diseases are treated with many drugs and herbs. The cuff grass also belongs to such plants. In combination with other raw materials, it copes with high secretion of gastric juice.
To prepare a collection that works well with gastritis, you need to take:
- the same amount of centaury grass, knotweed, mint, motherwort and cuff. Pour the raw materials into a thermos and pour 600 ml. thick boiling water. Tighten the lid tightly and leave to infuse for one night. Strain the prepared infusion and drink 50 ml before each meal.
Constipation is very often accompanied by pain in the stomach and indigestion. The cuff in this case will help.
It’s unpleasant to talk about hemorrhoids even with a doctor. Therefore, many people avoid going to the hospital to the last. However, often you have to deal with this disease yourself, preparing various infusions, decoctions, teas. The cuff grass also helps a lot with many symptoms of hemorrhoids. It needs to be combined correctly with other herbs and then the effect will not make you wait long.
- we take a dry cuff, blackberry, wild strawberry and plantain. We mix everything in the same proportions. We select 15 g of finished raw materials and fill it with 350 ml. boiling water. We insist in a glass container for 3-4 hours. We filter and take half a cup in the morning.
Cuff-based tea recipe that is useful for hepatitis.
- 10-15 g of raw materials pour 150 ml of boiled water. Insist 10-15 minutes and drink a glass daily.
In the presence of disorders of the thyroid gland. The cuff normalizes the balance of hormones in the body, thereby improving the functioning of the thyroid gland.
- we take 25 g of raw material for cuffs, lemon balm, marigold, plantain and burdock. We mix everything and pour 400 ml of boiling water. We insist 2-3 hours. We filter and take 30 ml. thrice a day.
Cuff in Gynecology
Naturally, female grass is very in demand in the pathology of female genital organs. Cuffs treat diseases of the uterus, appendages, mastopathy, female infertility, are used to normalize the menstrual cycle, with uterine bleeding of a dysfunctional nature, heavy or painful periods, the plant alleviates the symptoms of the onset of menopause.
For a hemostatic effect in case of uterine bleeding, it is necessary to take 8 teaspoons of dry grass and brew two glasses of boiling water, let it brew for half an hour, strain, drink 2-3 times, distributed evenly throughout the day. It may take several days of admission, depending on the severity of the condition.
Starting from the 14th week of gestation, gynecologists recommend drinking tea with a cuff to prevent the threat of miscarriage, to prepare the mother's body for future births (their easier passage), this herbal tea prevents postpartum complications, reduces the pregnant woman’s increased anxiety.
The dose is less than in the previous recipe, for brewing you need 2 teaspoons per glass of boiling water. You can drink 1-2 cups of this tea per day.
For nursing mothers, the grass cuff is also very useful - it increases lactation and stops postpartum bleeding.
With infertility, the cuff not only contributes to the treatment of various kinds of inflammation of the female genital organs, it also stimulates the production of progesterone, with a low amount of which in the body, conception is very problematic. They drink infusions in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, namely from 15 to 25 days.
It is important to know! When treating with herbs with an effect on the hormonal background, you can not combine them with other drugs or drugs of a similar effect, drink them for a long time (three cycles, then a break cycle, and, of course, miss menstruation). The effect is not immediately visible, but after 2, or even 3 weeks after the start of treatment. Therapy should be controlled by hormone levels.
Very often, women are faced with the problem of thrush. And in this case, traditional medicine has invented a tool based on the cuff of tea and syringing liquid.
- to make tea, you need 5 g of herbs to pour a glass of boiling water and insist 10 minutes. Drink twice during the day.
- to prepare a solution for douching with genital candidiasis, you need to take 15 grams of dried chamomile flowers, 15 grams of dry cuff grass, mix these two components and pour 400 ml. boiling water. Put in a water bath and let stand 20 minutes. Then strain thoroughly and cool to room temperature. Use as a douching solution.
The internal reception of the described grass also contributes to breast augmentation, of course, it is not able to increase from size 1 to 5, but an increase of size, one and a half for a three-month course can be calculated. They drink the remedy for this purpose on a monthly basis, with weekly breaks, for this they brew a dessert spoon in a glass of boiling water, insist, filter and drink in two divided doses.
Cuff in cosmetology
The cuff was also used in cosmetology. In particular, it is used in the fight against cellulite.
Due to the high content of flavonoids, this plant is able to smooth the skin well. So, to get rid of cellulite, you need to prepare a decoction:
- Mix 25 g dry cuff with 15 g dry parsley. Pour raw water with boiling water and insist 1-1.5 hours. Then strain and pour into a convenient container. Take a tablespoon in the morning and evening.
It is also effective to use lotions based on cuffs for cellulite. To prepare a solution for lotions, you need to fill in 30 g of raw material with 300 ml of boiling water and insist 1 hour. Then strain, and tie the remaining grass into a piece of gauze. Apply gauze with grass to problem areas.
Collection and storage of medicinal herb cuffs
The plant collects the cuff during the flowering period, which lasts all summer and is exciting and the first month of autumn, in the dry time, when the dew has dried up, only the aboveground part is cut off, dried on paper in a cool, dry place.
The shelf life and storage time of the finished dried cuff raw material is 1 year.