Home "doctor". The healing properties of the lilac


When spring ends and summer begins, shesates all the cities with a wonderful scent. Her florets of different shades are an indescribable decoration of gardens, parks and squares. Who is she? Of course, we are talking about lilacs. There is an opinion that someone who finds a lilac flower with five petals and eats it can make a wish that will certainly come true.

medicinal properties of lilac

From beauty to business!

First people cultivated it as an ornament, admiringunearthly beauty of a plant. However, after a while they realized that the lilac can not only be admired, but also used for medical purposes. Today, the medicinal properties of lilacs are widely used in folk medicine. As a medicinal raw material all its components are used:

  • flowers;

  • leaves;

  • kidney;

  • bark.

From them prepare broths, infusions, ointments. Means derived from this plant have different properties:

  • antipyretic;

  • anesthetizing;

  • diaphoretic;

  • diuretic;

  • anti-inflammatory, etc.

lilac tincture

Beforemechanical "doctor"

It should be noted that the most therapeutic propertieslilacs are manifested in its wound-healing effect, as well as in the treatment of joints. Next, consider a couple of ways how you can use a lilac with the maximum benefit for yourself:

  1. Tincture of lilac. Flowers lilacs - just wonderful helpers in the treatment of rheumatism, bruises, as well as with the deposition of joints in the joints of salts. To make the tincture fill the dry flowers with vodka (the ratio is one to one), then insist for ten days. The resulting means rub the sore spots or make compresses from it.

  2. Lilac leaves (always fresh) perfectlyheal wounds, especially purulent. Cooking infusion. Two spoons of leaves pour boiling water (200 ml) and bring to a boil. We insist about two hours, after which we filter. The infusion is ready. Dampen the napkin in it and attach it to the wound. Repeat the procedure three times a day until the wound is completely healed. In addition, the leaves can simply be washed in water and applied to the wounds, bandaging them.

leaves of lilac

Doctors say "no"

Note that traditional medicine advocatesagainst the use of lilacs for medicinal purposes. And all because of the fact that it is not sufficiently studied. In addition, if you use it in large quantities, then the medicinal properties of lilacs will easily turn into harmful! It becomes toxic because it contains the glycoside of the syringin. During disintegration, it is capable of secreting a strong poison - cyanide acid.

Categorically prohibited treatment of lilacs:

  • with severe kidney or liver disease;

  • during pregnancy;

  • with individual intolerance.

If you still apply the medicinal properties of lilacs with special fanaticism, they can cause an overdose. Its symptoms are as follows:

  • there is a headache;

  • there is bitterness in the mouth;

  • nausea starts;

  • mucous membranes acquire a bright pink color;

  • breathing becomes difficult;

  • cramps are possible;

  • in especially severe cases (if a large amount of poisonous acid has got into the body), cardiac activity may stop.

In any of these cases, even if you simplyhis head ached, and the taste of bitterness appeared in his mouth, immediately call for an ambulance. And it will be even better if you first talk with your doctor about lilac treatment. Be healthy!