Astragalus is the grass of life. Useful properties and application
Astragalus is a small plant of the legume family. Useful properties of this wonderful herb have been known for a long time. Astragalus can be found on the small characteristic flowers of yellow or purple. This is a perennial grass, blooming in late May, fruits appear in June. If you want to live a long and active life, then Astragalus is a grass that can help you with this.
The habitat of astragalus
Astragal genus is very large - more than two thousand species. They grow everywhere, but are most common in Asia. A large number of species creates a wide choice for lovers of this plant, because the medicinal components contained in astragalus, differ from different species of this herb. On the territory of Russia and other CIS countries, there are many varieties of astragalus, but the most famous and useful ones are woolly and astragalus, and webbed astragalus.
You can find this useful grass in forest glades, in fields and meadows. Given the wide variety of astragalus, you should not rush to use its unknown species without first knowing more about it. If you want to find out how Astragalus grass looks like, you can find photos with it in this article. So you can make sure that you have found exactly the right plant.
Astragalus grass. Medicinal properties
The benefit of astragal is difficult to overestimate, it has a beneficial effect on the entire body. Broths and tinctures from this herb are widely used to eliminate problems with blood circulation. Astragalus dilates blood vessels and normalizes blood pressure, thereby increasing the speed of blood flow. Also, this amazing plant has a diuretic, expectorant and hemostatic effect. In addition, astragalus is an herb that can cope well with uterine bleeding, liver and kidney diseases, and its beneficial effects on the nervous system are known.
Another remarkable property of astragal is the restoration and maintenance of strength in the elderly. After all, over time, everyone will feel the detrimental effect of old age.It is then that the need arises in astragalus, he is not able to return youth, but can turn a frail old man into an active elderly person. The effectiveness of this plant is even higher than that of ginseng! It not only gives strength and energy, but also restores reproductive function, normalizes hormonal processes.
Astragalus - the grass of the Kremlin leaders
In 2006, a book was published by Ekaterina Melekhova about the frantic love of Soviet leaders for astragalus. According to the author, this plant was even classified to hide its incredible properties from the masses. Not only the Kremlin leaders used astragalus, but also the world's leading rulers considered it an excellent tool for keeping fit and fighting old age.
It is not surprising, because the heads of state are usually middle-aged people, wise over the years. Keeping yourself in good shape, staying young for as long as possible is a natural desire for them. You can study this question in more detail by reading the book itself - “Astragalus - the Grass of Life of the Kremlin Leaders”.
Collecting and harvesting
For therapeutic purposes, all parts of the astragal are suitable, but they must be assembled at different times.Foliage and flowers should be harvested during the flowering period of the plant, around the end of May - the beginning of June. Collected raw materials must be carefully selected, removing dried or damaged leaves. Then the selected material must be cut and put to dry in a dry, well-ventilated room.
Leaves and flowers are not all that astragalus can make you happy. The healing properties of the roots also should not be underestimated. It is best to dig up the roots in the middle or at the end of autumn. After removing the roots from the ground, they should be thoroughly washed and put to dry in a room with a constant inflow of fresh air.
Application of astragalus
Astragalus helps with a wide variety of ailments, so the number of recipes for this plant is so large. If you are worried about problems with your heart or vessels, the following tincture can help: add 2 tablespoons of dried and chopped astragalus to a cup of hot water, then put all this into a water bath for about 20 minutes. After cooking, separate the liquid from the foliage and set to cool. Tincture should be taken before meals for 2 tablespoons.The course of treatment is about one and a half months.
You can make good tea from astragalus, which strengthens the immune system and has a positive effect on overall health. To obtain this drink put 2 teaspoons of the plant in a glass of water. A couple of minutes - and tea is ready!
To get rid of liver problems, you can make this broth: 20 grams of dry astragalus need to pour 100 ml of boiling water. The received liquid to accept from three times a day, but no more than five times.
Astragalus against powerlessness
Loss of strength and inability to conduct active work happens to everyone. After an illness, it is sometimes hard to return to normal again, constantly suffering from powerlessness, a total unwillingness to do anything. This problem is even in young children. And for older people, breakdown can become an everyday torment, which only worsens with time. In this case, the herb Astragalus can provide invaluable assistance. To make a decoction against weakness, pour 20 g of chopped and dried astragalus with 200 ml of water and boil for about 10 minutes. The resulting decoction is recommended to take three to five times a day.
Astragalus against hematomas
The amazing properties of the herb Astragalus can help in the fight against hematomas. After the application of this remarkable plant, the work of the internal organs is normalized, the blood circulation improves, which promotes the resorption of even the most extensive and terrifying hematomas. Especially effective on the basis of astragalus against hematomas of the head, as it cleans and dilates the vessels of the brain no worse than ginkgo biloba.
To get rid of hematomas, honey decoction is the best way to make Astragalus. Grass in an amount of about 20 grams is poured 200 grams of honey and boiled in a water bath for 10 minutes. The resulting decoction should be stored in the refrigerator, and should be taken with milk. No more than five tablespoons 3-5 times a day. You can dilute the mixture with clean water and drink in small sips.
Another recipe for hematomas: 20 g of dry grass Astragalus should be poured over 0.5 liters of milk and put on a slow fire for half an hour. After this period, add about 400 g (2 cups) of honey to the brew and simmer for another 10 minutes. After removing the liquid from the heat, let it stand until it cools. Then you need to pour the broth into a convenient dish and put in the refrigerator.Of course, this is only a small part of the recipes for hematomas that astragalus can offer. Grass, the use of which is inherent in many cultures and traditions, can give much more.
Each drug, including plants, has its own contraindications. Astragalus is no exception. The herb of life is contraindicated in pregnant women, like many other medicines. But this is not surprising, because the body of a woman carrying a child is very capricious and sensitive. There are no more contraindications for taking this medicinal plant. An exception may be the individual intolerance of astragalus. Therefore, it is necessary to begin its use with small amounts, carefully assessing your well-being, listening to the body. If any negative effects begin to manifest themselves, then treatment with astragalus should be stopped immediately.
In general, cases of individual intolerance to astragalus are incredibly rare, so the likelihood that you will be the victim of this harmless herb is small. But it is always better to be safe than to reap the fruits of your own arrogance.
Grass of life
In conclusion, I would like to note that there are not so many incredible plants like astragalus on our planet. Therefore, it is a sin not to take advantage of the amazing medicine that nature itself gave us. It is not just that astragalus is called the herb of life, because it returns life and vigor to old people, gives health and strength to young people, cures a huge number of ailments. There is no such organ to which astragalus-grass would not benefit. The application (the photo of the plant is in the article) is so extensive that it is difficult to count all the recipes.
Impotence, impotence, female infertility, heart disease or problem vessels - all this can be overcome by using the herb of life. Problems with cerebral circulation or hematomas can also disappear due to astragalus. Even if you do not have the opportunity to independently collect this noble plant, you can buy it in specialized stores or order it online. Good health to you!