The healing properties of acacia. Application in folk medicine
To date, there are manydiseases that traditional medicine can not cope with. This made people turn to alternative types of treatment, which quite effectively allow you to get rid of quite serious ailments. In non-traditional medicine, medicinal plants are most often used. In this article you can learn about the healing properties of acacia, which can help get rid of a large number of diseases.
The most common species in our regionis a white acacia. This is a flowering plant from the family of legumes. The white acacia was brought from North America and spread fairly quickly in countries with a not very severe climate. The plant likes heat more and can grow in arid areas.
White acacia reaches a height of more than 20 meters and has a wide trunk with large longitudinal cracks. Leaflets of small size, are attached to the petiole one opposite the other.
Acacia flowers are very beautiful, bright white, located in the inflorescences.
This plant is famous as an excellent honey plant,so beekeepers contribute to its spread. It is also widely used in non-traditional medicine. The healing properties of acacia help to cope with a huge number of ailments. They contribute to a significant improvement in immunity. But for any treatment it is worthwhile to know what kinds of acacia, medicinal properties and contraindications of each of them are. It is also useful to have an idea of the preparation of medicinal mixtures from these plants.
Other types of acacia - pink and yellow - are also used in alternative medicine.
Pink acacia is a tree that reaches a height of 7 m. Unlike the white "sister", it almost does not have thorns. Its leaves are slightly larger than in a white acacia with a similar structure. The plant has large flowers (about 2 cm) collected in the brush.
Yellow acacia grows in the form of a shrub ora small tree up to 7 m high. Most often it can be found in Siberia, Altai or the Caucasus. It is widely distributed as an ornamental plant, because it has brushes in the form of balls of magnificent yellow flowers.
These types of acacia are used as honeycombs, fordesign of landscape design, for landscaping of territories and strengthening of sandy soils or slopes. It is very widely used in folk medicine, both yellow and acacia pink. The healing properties of these plants help cure a number of diseases. But the treatment should be used with caution, because with improper application any medicine can hurt rather than help to be cured.
Acacia with joint pains
The healing properties of acacia contribute to the disposalfrom pain in the joints and muscles caused by myositis, rheumatism or radiculitis. For treatment, you need to prepare a mixture of 50 g of dried flowers. For this inflorescence pour 400 grams of warm vodka. The mixture is infused for about 3 weeks. The resulting tincture must be rubbed sick joints every day several times.
It helps to relieve pain in joints and acaciapink. The healing properties of the flowers of this plant contribute to the relief of pain also in osteochondrosis. A tincture prepared according to the previously described recipe is used.
In the treatment of rheumatism, tincture of acacia yellow is also used. It is prepared from dried finely chopped plant roots.
Acacia properties for colds
It is good to use the healing properties of acaciascold, accompanied by fever. For the treatment, prepare a decoction of dried leaves, which must be crushed thoroughly. A tablespoon of the obtained powder should be poured a glass of boiling water and cook over a small fire for about 5 minutes. The resulting broth is well filtered. Take it you need three times throughout the day on a tablespoon.
Used at high temperature and acaciapink. The healing properties of this plant contribute to a decrease in temperature. Decoction of dried flowers is used as an anti-inflammatory. It also helps with coughing and encourages expectoration of sputum.
Decoction of the roots of the yellow acacia is effective wheninfluenza. It stops the inflammatory processes. Rinsing his throat with tonsillitis contributes to a speedy recovery. To prepare the decoction, use 10 g of ground plant roots, which need to be poured in 200 g of water and boil for no more than 5 minutes.
Acacia: therapeutic properties in gynecology
Healing properties of acacia are often used ingynecology. For treatment, acacia flowers are used, the medicinal properties of which are used for inflammations of female organs. Inflorescences with uterine myomas are also used. Of these, a special broth is prepared: a tablespoon of dried flowers is poured into 200 ml of boiling water and brought to a low heat until boiling. In the filtered and cooled broth, a little more boiling water is added to get the original volume. Such a decoction is taken 4 times a day for 1 dessert spoon.
To treat infertility is used infusion,prepared from fresh plant flowers. Prepare it from 100 g of flowers and a similar amount of alcohol. Flowers are poured with alcohol and insisted a week and a half. It takes such a tincture of acacia 3 times a day for 20 drops, mixed with 50 ml of water.
You can also treat infertility with a decoction of flowersacacia. It is prepared according to the principle of making tea: 1 teaspoon dried acacia flowers you need to pour 100 ml of boiling water. Take before meals. The course of treatment consists of two months. In the next two months, there is a break, and then the course is repeated.
Treatment of the gastrointestinal tract
Acacia is often used for stomach ulcers and12 duodenum. To facilitate the patient's condition, take decoctions or infusions from the leaves of the plant or from the bark of the shoots. In the case of hyperacid gastritis, several drops of tincture from the bark of young branches of acacia are applied to alcohol. With similar diseases, you can use tinctures from leaves or young shoots of pink acacia.
With heartburn, it is useful to take 15 drops of alcoholic infusions from plant shoots. Drops should be diluted in 50 ml of water and drink 2 times a day.
Treatment of diseases of the urinary system
Traditional medicine offers many recipes,thanks to which you can cure diseases of the urinary system. In recipes, acacia flowers are often used. Therapeutic properties of them are used in the treatment of cystitis of acute or chronic forms. To increase the healing effect in the preparation of the decoction, not only the acacia inflorescence, but also the root of wheatgrass and marigold are used. The broth is prepared as follows: 50 g of collection pour 1.5 cups of water, bring to a boil and keep on a small fire for about 8 minutes. After an hour of insisting, the broth can be taken. Recommended dose: 50 ml three times a day. Tea from the inflorescence serves as an excellent diuretic.
With urolithiasis use a decoction of inflorescences of pink acacia.
Other healing properties of acacia
In case of stroke, the acacia tincture is recommendedgrated, prepared according to the following recipe: 50 g of dried flowers you need to pour 0.5 vodka and insist for three weeks, after which the mixture must be filtered. Directly before use, the tincture should be shaken.
The varicose tincture from inflorescences is well treatedAcacia white. To make it, you need 100 g of dried flowers. They pour half a liter of vodka and insist for 3 weeks. Then to the resulting mixture you need to add grated lemon and let it brew for about 7 days. After filtering, such a tincture of acacia is used for easy grinding of the affected area.
The alcoholic tincture of the inflorescences is very effective forrecovery of the nervous system. Its use helps to eliminate headaches, anxiety, insomnia. Also, the use of tincture significantly improves mood and increases immunity. To remove the headache, you can use tincture from the leaves or bark of young shoots of the yellow acacia.
Since in folk medicine very oftenacacia is used, the medicinal properties and contraindications of this plant must be known to every person who has decided to resort to her help. It is worth knowing that the acacia contains the toxic substance alkaloid robinin, so you should be careful when harvesting the bark of the tree. Also, you need to follow the rules when making tinctures and decoctions, clearly observe the dosage of their intake.
When treatment is worth making sure of the individualtolerance of drugs from the acacia. It must also be taken into account that the preparations from this plant cause a decrease in the acidity of the stomach and act as a mild laxative.
If there are signs of poisoning, you need to rinse the stomach several times with a solution prepared from water and 2% of table salt, and drink tablets of activated charcoal.
With proper application, acacia promotes an early cure for numerous diseases.