You will need
- fresh or dried plants celandine.
To brew fresh celandine, pull out a Bush with roots, wash, sparing them from the ground, remove the dried leaves. Then you chop it finely, sliced about half an inch. Use the whole plant: flowers, roots, stems and leaves. Then sprinkle the finely chopped celandine in the jar to fill it halfway, pour boiling water. Cover and let the brewed infusion to cool. As soon as the temperature drops, the infusion can be drunk.
Brewing dried celandine, pour about a quarter of the banks of dry weight. The dried herb is also pre-cut to very fine condition. Similarly, as in the case with fresh herbs, cover and let cool.
When the celandine infusion has cooled, strain it and take half a Cup before meals 2-3 times a day, children of school age you can drink a quarter Cup for 1 times, kids – spoonful.
Brew celandine preferably in such quantity to drink the infusion. Not store it, so the healing properties of the plant are reduced. The infusion of this plant can be used not only for domestic but also for external use. It eliminates skin diseases including acne and acne, helps the skin with vitamins.
You can brew celandine for receiving a bath. Take a bath with celandine at any age, even in very early – for kids this is especially helpful. For a bath pour approximately 0.5 liter of celandine and pour the infusion into the filled tub. You can combine the infusion with other herbs and flowers.
Before starting the use of the celandine, check to see if you are allergic to it. Some people do not experience allergies, if brewed fresh celandine, but when working with dried plant Allergy appears.
Celandine take during the week, then make a break for a few days, usually two.
Advice 2 : How to take tincture of celandine
Celandine is a perennial wild herb of the poppy family, which in Russia can be found almost everywhere. It contains many alkaloids differing in physiological effects on the human body.
For the preparation of aqueous infusion two teaspoons dry celandine pour a glass of boiling water and steep for an hour. Take half a glass 15 minutes before meals two or three times a day. This infusion has a diuretic, laxative and choleretic effect.
Sometimes the infusion of celandine is used for the treatment of cancer. Conventional medicine is skeptical about this tool, so the use of drugs celandine should be coordinated with the attending physician and does not cancel his appointments. For juice celandine harvested until mid-summer. Podkopat the plant by the roots, shake it from the ground, rinse in running water and gently Pat dry. Press the juice through cheesecloth, having missed the pre-grass through a meat grinder.
Mix the juice with vodka in a 1:1 ratio. Use of alcohol is impossible, since, according to some information, it destroys the useful properties of celandine. Leave the mixture for two weeks in a dark place, shaking the pot every two days. There are different patterns of taking this infusion.
The Royal concept: on the first day add a drop of infusion in 50 ml of water. Drink in the morning, an hour before a meal; - on the second day – two drops.
Increase the dose by a drop each day, bringing to 15 drops. After 2 weeks take a break for 5 days. At this time, drink infusion of hawthorn, milk Thistle, chamomile and other herbs. After the break, increase the dose a drop a day, bringing it to 20 drops. If the body reacts badly, go back to the concentration at which you feel comfortable. Every two weeks taking the drug to take a break for 5 days.
Another option:10 drops of tincture, add 100 g of boiling water and consume three times daily one hour before meals for 5 days. Starting from the 6th day, increase it by 1 one drop of tincture for 5 days so that on the 10th day the concentration was 15 drops in 100 g of water. Then do a 5-day break.
Start again add 1 drop of tincture in water for 10 days, carefully listening to the body. If you feel discomfort, return to the safe dose. After 10 days again, take a break for 5 days. Breaks take infusions of medicinal herbs.
Advice 3 : How to collect and dry celandine
Celandine has long been very popular in folk medicine, it can be used both topically and inside. This plant often show warts on the body, used as bactericide, healing and anti-inflammatory medication. For the treatment of various diseases using juice and oil of celandine, also on the basis of this plant make ointments, tinctures, decoctions.
You will need
- - gloves;
- - gauze bandage;
- - cloth bag, basket or bucket;
Collect celandine during flowering in dry weather. Therefore, the plant will dry faster and the probability of the decay can be excluded. Select only those flowers that grow in the shade, because in dark places they are more fed with useful medicinal properties.
Determine the right place to gather this herb. It should grow in the wild places remote from the track, cities, industrial zones, garbage dumps.
During harvest, always follow precautions. Put gloves on your hands and a gauze bandage on the face before you start collecting celandine. These measures are necessary due to the fact that the plant is very poisonous, and the pollen can cause allergies and irritation. If you cut the plant with his bare hands, then don't touch their face and do not RUB the eye.
Pry the Bush out of the ground together with the root. Please note that the plant was not damaged. The leaves should be a rich green color, with no trace of fungal and other diseases. Collect celandine in the basket, fabric bag or bucket, try not to break and not to crush the plant.
Thoroughly rinse the stem and roots, then divide the infusion into few bundles and hang to dry in a well ventilated and dark place, the ideal option may be an attic or covered from the light spot on the balcony. The better conditions will be created for quick drying, the more juice and minerals stored in the plant. In the case of slow drying increases the likelihood of spoilage of raw materials.
After the grass is dry, gather it into a bundle and wrap in paper. The root system close, top leave ajar. Celandine can be kept in boxes or other containers for several years, as long as the room was dry, dark, and it is well ventilated.
The harvest suggest to carry out in the period from late may to July. The people still suggest doing it when the moon is waxing and in the morning. During this period, all plants have a maximum useful properties. Depending on what you want to use celandine after drying, it is possible to eradicate or peeling only the tip of the plant. Sometimes harvested separately only the juice of celandine. One liter of pure juice add half a liter of vodka, in this form it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.