Clover meadow. Application and useful properties


Do you know what a woodpecker is? A red kakushkin bread? Do not know and did not see? Why, it's all so popular with the people of the red clover, and also called the clover meadow. The use of this plant is diverse. It possesses a mass of useful properties and is used in the most diverse branches of our life.

Since ancient times, the clover has been used fordyeing cloth, baking bread, filling soups and other dishes. Due to its wide distribution, the clover meadow became an incredibly popular plant in the people. Application in folk medicine is also widespread. This plant is considered to be a family of legumes. Use its entire aboveground part, but most often it is the flowers that are collected at the very beginning of their flowering. Very carefully dried, avoiding drying out, and stored in a cool place for no more than two years.

Astringent, wound healing, styptic,choleretic, diuretic, analgesic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect of clover meadow. Its application is so great, since its composition includes just a mass of useful substances. This tyrosine, hypoxanthine, xanthine and asparagine, are in the leaves. Palmitic, oleic and leonic acids. Many coloring and tanning agents. Fat and essential oil. And more resins, biokhanin, saponins, organic acids, carotene, steroids, pratenzol, hydroquinone, glycosides and flavonoids. In addition, there is a whole range of vitamins: B, K, E and C.

In scientific medicine, the clover is not used yetmeadow, the application of which in the people, on the contrary, is very multifaceted. In addition to being an excellent honey and fodder for livestock, since ancient times it has cured such serious diseases as pneumonia, bronchitis, various colds, asthma, anemia, scrofula and rheumatism. An irreplaceable remedy for abscesses, burns and other types of inflamed and suppurating wounds is the clover meadow. Treatment is carried out with the help of infusion, produced from its aerial part and necessarily flowers. To make it is very simple: you need to pour the necessary amount of dry grass with steep boiling water and let it brew for an hour. Many healers recommend taking clover meadow instead of tea.

Treatment for swelling or inflammation of the ovariesspend with a decoction made from its roots. Take the crushed roots (one part) and pour them with boiling water (ten parts). Keep in a water bath for half an hour and filter, add the required amount of boiled water, to get the original volume. Admission should be made every three to four hours for one spoon until all symptoms of inflammation disappear. With atherosclerosis, anemia and headache, the broth can be drunk instead of tea no more than three times a day. It is also good for cleansing the blood. It is best to drink broth for half an hour - an hour before a meal, with the addition of a spoonful of natural honey. With abundant menstruation, bleeding and hemorrhoids - this is the first remedy. For lotions and wraps also use a decoction, but you can also take fresh, washed leaves, which are periodically replaced with new ones. They can be collected from the middle of spring until autumn. Many people use them in salads, pickle, drink with boiling water and eat instead of spinach.

Breastfeeding women to increase the number ofmilk is also useful clover meadow. There are practically no contraindications. But still it is not recommended to use it at the time of pregnancy, during exacerbation of stomach diseases, with pains in the heart and with diarrhea. Specialists do not recommend it to people with oncology in an estrogen dependent form. In all other cases it is very useful, easily accessible and most effective.