Jaundice: medicinal properties and contraindications, planting and care, photo

Garden plants

Jaundice (lat.Erysimum) - a genus of herbaceous plants of the Cruciferous family, distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Most often, representatives of the genus are found in the mountains. There are more than 250 species in the genus, but only a few of them are grown in culture. The scientific name, which means "to help" in translation from Greek, was given to the genus for the healing properties of some of its species. The second name of the jaundice is heirantus.

Planting and caring for jaundice

  • Landing: sowing seeds in open ground - in May.
  • Bloom: from May to June.
  • Lighting: bright sunlight.
  • The soil: rich, humus, loose, permeable.
  • Watering: moderate and only during prolonged drought.
  • Top dressing: once a season before flowering with a solution of complete mineral fertilizer for flowering plants.
  • Cropping: after flowering is complete.
  • Reproduction: seed.
  • Diseases: white rust, rot.
  • Pests: not amazed.
  • Properties: gray and left-handed jaundice have medicinal properties.

Read more about growing jaundice below.

Botanical description

Jaundice - perennial, annual and biennial herbaceous plants with whole linear or oblong-lanceolate leaves and yellow, purple, white or purple flowers, collected in the apical racemes. The fruit of the jaundice is a cylindrical, linear or tetrahedral pod.

Growing jaundice in the garden

Landing in the ground

Jaundice are light-requiring and drought-resistant, therefore they are grown in open sunny areas, where snow does not accumulate and water does not stagnate in spring. The plant prefers soil rich, humus, loose and permeable. Before planting, the soil is dug up to a depth of 20 cm, mixing humus or compost into it at the rate of 5-6 kg per m², after which the surface of the site is leveled.

In the photo: Growing jaundice in the garden

Jaundice seeds are sown in the soil in May, when the temperature no longer drops below 16 ˚C. Sprinkle the seeds on top with a thin layer of soil and carefully water the area from a watering can. The seedlings that appear after 1-2 weeks must be thinned out, leaving a step of 10 cm between the seedlings.

If you purchased the seedlings of the jaundice in the garden pavilion or managed to grow it yourself from seeds, plant the bushes at a distance of 15-30 cm from each other. The distance depends on the type and variety of the plant. After planting, the site is watered.

Care rules

Jaundice is a plant for a lazy grower, since this plant does not require regular watering. They moisten the soil in the flower garden with settled water warmed by the sun only during a prolonged drought, but if the rainfall during the season falls a normal amount, it is not necessary to water the jaundice at all. But you still have to loosen the soil around the bushes and weed the weeds. To do this as little as possible, cover the area with peat or some other organic material.

They feed the jaundice once during the growing season before flowering with a solution of complete mineral fertilizer for flowering plants.

After the completion of flowering, perennial species of jaundice cut off at a height of 10 cm, otherwise the bushes will lose their shape, fall apart and look sloppy, while a low-cut plant will quickly restore its pillow and decorate your garden with emerald green at the end of the season. For decorative purposes, biennial jaundice can also be cut.

In the photo: How the jaundice blooms

For the winter, biennial and perennial species are covered: first, they are mulched with dry leaves, sawdust or other organic matter, on top of which spruce branches are laid. This must be done, since the jaundice do not differ in winter hardiness: they can withstand a drop in temperature only to -3 ˚C.

Pests and diseases

Despite the fact that the jaundice is a cruciferous crop, it is quite resistant to both pests and diseases, however, the fear of waterlogging makes it vulnerable: at the slightest dampness, any of the jaundice species is affected by rot or white rust, from which young shoots of the plant are deformed and covered with pustules containing spores of the fungus. The infected specimens must be immediately destroyed, and the place where they grew, healthy plants and the soil on the site are treated with a solution of a fungicidal preparation. To save the jaundice, grown for medicinal purposes, from a fungal disease, it is sprayed with horsetail infusion several times with an interval of 5-7 days.

Types and varieties

Allioni jaundice (Erysimum x allionii = Cheiranthus x allionii)

This is a biennial hybrid up to 40 cm high with narrow, smooth leaves and fragrant orange-golden flowers, collected in dense clusters, which stretch out as they bloom. This species has been cultivated since 1847.

In the photo: Jaundice Allioni (Erysimum x allionii = Cheiranthus x allionii)

Yellow jaundice (Erysimum flavum = Hesperis flava = Erysimum altaicum var.baicalense = Erysimum altaicum)

Growing on stones, rocks, forest edges, mountain plains and dry meadows of Siberia and Mongolia is a perennial from 10 to 100 cm high. The plant's stems are single, straight, unbranched. Leaves are linear or oblong, narrowed to the base, entire. The basal and lower stem leaves are sometimes serrated along the edge, and the upper stem leaves may be bent back. This plant blooms with yellow flowers with almost rounded petals up to 20 mm long.

In the photo: Yellow jaundice (Erysimum flavum)

Pretty jaundice (Erysimum pulchellum)

Originally from South Transcaucasia, Asia Minor and the Alps. This perennial with branchy stems pressed to the ground, up to 30 cm high, blooms with golden-yellow flowers up to 1 cm in diameter, collected in racemose inflorescences. Its leaves are pubescent, elongated-lanceolate. The pretty jaundice has a garden form:

  • Aurantiacum - a plant with yellow-orange flowers.

In the photo: Pretty jaundice (Erysimum pulchellum)

Pallas jaundice (Erysimum pallasii)

The plant is up to 20 cm high with a wide habitat, taproot, oblong-linear leaves and dark crimson flowers about 2 cm in diameter, which simultaneously form on the plant up to 4 inflorescences about 5 cm long.

In the photo: Pallas jaundice (Erysimum pallasii)

Petrovsky's jaundice (Erysimum perovskianum)

The most commonly cultivated annual from Afghanistan with erect, branching from the very base stems up to 40 cm high, small linear leaves and medium-sized, bright saffron-yellow flowers, collected in terminal umbrellas. This species has been cultivated since 1838. The garden form of the species is known:

  • Compactum - low compact bush up to 20 cm high.

Heyrantus Cheri, or Lakfiol (Cheirantus cheiri = Erysimum cheiri)

It is an evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean, up to 1 m high with erect or straight branchy stems covered with pubescence and woody at the base. The leaves of the plant are lanceolate, sharp, short-petiolate, whole-edged. The upper ones are sessile and finely toothed. The color of large flowers, collected in apical brushes, varies from golden yellow to orange-brown. The flowers exude a fresh, sweet scent.

The best varieties of the species are:

  • Badder - a mixture of varieties up to 30 cm high in different colors: gray-yellow, golden-yellow, bright red and orange;
  • Goldclade - early flowering variety up to 70 cm high with golden yellow flowers;
  • Goldkenig - plant up to 50 cm high with golden yellow flowers;
  • Tom There - a mixture of varieties up to 30 cm high with golden yellow, red-brown and carmine-red flowers.

In the photo: Cheirantus Cheri, or Lakfiol (Cheirantus cheiri = Erysimum cheiri)

Levkoyny jaundice (Erysimum cheiranthoides)

Or jaundice lacfiol - an annual plant from 60 to 120 cm in height with a branched rod system, a straight branched stem, wide lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate leaves, small and indistinctly toothed along the edge, and regular bright yellow flowers on obliquely directed upward pedicels.

In the photo: Erysimum cheiranthoides

Spreading jaundice (Erysimum diffusum)

Or scattered jaundice or jaundice grayish, or graying jaundice, or jaundice gray - a herbaceous biennial covered with two-ended hairs with an unbranched, rounded-angular cross-section stem from 60 to 120 cm in height and whole leaves with short teeth spaced in pairs. Basal leaves are located on petioles, and the middle and lower ones are almost sessile. Pale yellow, odorless flowers are collected in inflorescences of 3-6 branches.

In the photo: Spreading jaundice (Erysimum diffusum),

In addition to those described, other types of jaundice can be found in culture.

Jaundice properties - harm and benefit

Healing properties

The most medicinal value are gray and levkoe jaundice. In all parts of the jaundice, glycosides are found - substances with a calming effect, and the plant seeds contain a fatty oil containing erucic, oleic, linoleic, palmitic and linolenic acids.

The medicinal herb jaundice has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, diuretic and wound healing properties.

Jaundice is used to strengthen the neuromuscular apparatus of the heart and normalize cardiovascular activity. The herb improves cell nutrition, softens dehydrated and dry skin, relieves swelling, and eliminates circulatory disorders.

Tinctures and decoctions of jaundice are used for heart disease and atherosclerotic cardiosclerosis. These drugs improve the work of the cardiovascular system and the state of the myocardium, as well as normalize the rate of blood circulation.

At home, a decoction and infusion of icterus are most often used for medicinal purposes.

Jaundice decoction: 2 teaspoons of raw materials are poured with a glass of boiling water, infused for half an hour and taken 3 times a day, 1 teaspoon.

Infusion of jaundice: 0.5 teaspoon of raw jaundice gray is poured with 1 glass of boiling water, insisted for 2 hours, filtered and taken three times a day for a tablespoon for liver failure. The course is 2 months. Store the infusion in the refrigerator.

In the photo: Jaundice is a beautiful and useful flower

To stimulate the pancreas, academician B.V. Bolotov recommended using 0.1 g of dried jaundice herb powder. The insulin produced by the gland after taking the powder fully provides the heart with nutrients for diseases such as angina pectoris, arrhythmias, cardiac or renal dropsy, and even heart attack.


It should be remembered that jaundice is a poisonous plant and can have a negative effect on endocarditis, cardiosclerosis, acute myocarditis, severe atherosclerosis, enlargement of the left ventricle and changes in the vessels of the retina of the fundus.


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Yellow jaundice - useful properties, description

Author: Marina Chaika December 07, 2018 Category: Garden plants

Jaundice (lat.Erysimum) - a genus of herbaceous plants of the Cruciferous family, distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Most often, representatives of the genus are found in the mountains. There are more than 250 species in the genus, but only a few of them are grown in culture. The scientific name, which means "to help" in translation from Greek, was given to the genus for the healing properties of some of its species. The second name of the jaundice is heirantus.

Description of the plant

The gentian, whose other name is gentian, bitter root, bitter weed, is a perennial and annual herb growing from 20 to 150 cm. It belongs to the gentian family. Garden and wild plants of gentian differ in height, shape and color of the flower, flowering time.

The botanical description of a plant includes a description of the different parts of the herb. Gentian leaves are whole, opposite. Stems are erect, often short. The root system is shallow, represented by one thickened root with ornate processes.

Gentian flowers, depending on the variety, are single, collected at the ends of the stems in a small group. They sprout from the base of the leaves, the colors are different - blue, light blue, yellow and white. The shape of the flower is elongated, bell-shaped, goblet or funnel-like, many species straighten the petals, becoming flat.

The fruit of the gentian herb is a single-celled capsule with small seeds. The flowering period is very different for many species: some bloom in spring, they are replaced by summer species, autumn bloom by September.

Gentian is propagated by seeds and vegetatively (by dividing the bush, layering and cuttings).

Florists have a fairly large selection of gentian varieties. Many of them, for example, yellow gentian, in addition to their unpretentious disposition, have valuable medicinal properties. Blue and blue gentian flowers will perfectly fit into any flower garden or alpine slide.

The gentian genus has about 400 species. There are 96 representatives on the territory of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries. In the natural environment, pulmonary gentian and cruciform gentian are common in the Caucasus, Western Siberia, in the European part in forests, fields and meadows. Gentian yellow is common in the foothills of the European zone, in the Carpathians. The Grimacea gentian grows on the mountain slopes of central and southern Europe, it was also found in the mountains at an altitude of up to 2000 m. The cross-leaved gentian is widespread, starting from the territory of Kazakhstan and ending with Western Siberia, throughout the European part of Russia. The most widespread among florists is the type of Alpine gentian. This short perennial plant blooms spectacularly with large single blue flowers.

The gentian species amaze with their diversity, amazing flowers can be found everywhere. Due to the many varieties of gentian, you can create unusual garden compositions, both from one species and from several.

Spring gentian

A low winter-hardy perennial 3-5 cm high. Elongated oval-shaped leaf plates grow from the base of the stem. The stem is short, erect, ends with a single bud up to 2 cm in diameter, with five blue or white petals. The spring gentian begins flowering in June.

Gentian Delecluse or Clusy

The view is well suited for creating compositions on alpine slides. Outwardly, it is very similar to the stemless gentian. A short, perennial herbaceous plant blooms with bell-shaped flowers of a deep blue color with a lighter middle. The stem is a short peduncle growing from a basal rosette formed by densely growing, elongated, pointed lanceolate leaves. Shows the best growth on silty, fertile, fertilized lands.

Gentian Delecluse or Clusy

Kolakovsky's gentian

An ornamental plant up to 25-30 cm high, with branched, evenly leafy stems.At the base of the stem, the leaves are small, round or ellipsoidal, on the stem the leaves are elongated lanceolate, the upper ones are narrow and long. From the surface of the ground to the top of the stems, the length of the leaves increases by about 3 times. The flowers are large, light blue, funnel-shaped, up to 5 cm long, germinate singly or in groups of up to 4 buds. The flowering period is late summer - early autumn. Winter hardy look.

Dinaric gentian

A perennial ornamental plant native to Western and Eastern Europe. It is 10-15 cm high, it covers an area of ​​up to 0.5 m. The leaves are elongated, oval, narrow, green, retaining a bright color even under snow. Flowers up to 5 cm in diameter, bell-shaped, on short legs. The color is bright blue with a green-gray center. Flowering time is late spring - early summer. The seed-bearing fruit ripens by August. It tolerates the winter period of the year quite well, no additional shelter is required. It blooms best in sunny places and in partial shade. Gentian is not particularly demanding for the soil, however, for more active growth and flowering, it is preferable to select fertile, well-drained soil. Does not require special care, watering as the soil dries up, calmly tolerates temporary drought. For better growth, top dressing is recommended.

Chinese gentian decorated

Perennial up to 15 cm high, occupies an area of ​​up to 30 cm. The stem is densely covered with narrow pointed leaves. The Chinese gentian blooms in mid-autumn. Buds up to 5 cm in length, bluish, with a characteristic light striped base. In spring, for good growth, it is enough to provide partial shade; after flowering, it is necessary to ensure direct sunlight. Flowering period May - August. Gentian was first found in China, found on mountain glades, slopes. The plant was found at an altitude of 5000 m.

Chinese gentian decorated

Gentian stemless or Koch

In its natural environment, it can be seen in the foothills and mountains of Western Europe. The Koch gentian is a perennial low (up to 10 cm) herb that does not have a stem. The flowers are large, located on a peduncle growing from a basal rosette. Oval, elongated, slightly pointed and bent along the leaves with smooth edges, tightly frame the peduncle at the root rosette. The stemless gentian begins flowering in late spring - early summer. Flowers are single, large, up to 5 cm in diameter, looking up, blue or light blue. A characteristic feature is that the flowers close before the rain. The plant belongs to decorative flowers. The species is winter-hardy.

Gentian stemless or Koch

Gypsum gentian or fleece

Perennial up to 60 cm high. Densely leafy stem, straight. Leaves of gentian gorse with smooth edges, opposite, elongated, heart-shaped, up to 8 cm long and 5 cm wide, pointed, with clearly visible longitudinal veins. Flowers are formed at the top of the stem and upper internodes, singly or in several pieces. The shape of the bud is bell-shaped, the petals are pointed, blue, with dark purple blotches. Gusset gentian blooms in August - September.

Gypsum gentian or fleece

Gentian yellow

The tallest representative of the gentian genus, reaches a height of 1.5 m. The stem is erect, glabrous. The root is thickened, not long, taproot, with many processes. Large oblong elongated leaves grow abundantly at the base, smaller leaf blades on the stems in internodes. The yellow gentian blooms profusely with small yellow flowers, up to 3 cm in length, located on the crown of the stem and upper internodes. The flowering period is about 1.5 months, starting in the middle of summer. The yellow gentian is a long-liver among representatives of its genus; under favorable conditions, it can live for more than 50 years. Winter-hardy flower, does not require additional shelter for the winter.

Large-leaved gentian

A perennial herbaceous gentian blooms in the second half of summer. Height of straight or slightly drooping stems up to 80 cm, diameter up to 6 mm. Leaves of various sizes and shapes are concentrated at the base of the stem and in internodes. The longest leaves reach up to 40 cm in length and 18-30 cm in width. Flowers up to 2 cm in diameter, clustered in groups at the end of the stem and in the upper internodes. Five-membered bell-shaped bud, blue-violet, pointed petals.

Ciliated gentian

The plant is up to 30 cm high with large flowers up to 6 cm in diameter. A characteristic feature: unlike the five-petal buds of other species, the ciliated gentian has four separate, helicopter-propeller-like, narrowed petals, each of which has villi and hairs. In most cases, the color of the buds is bright blue, there are also specimens with white flowers. The flowering period is the beginning of autumn.

Dahurian gentian

Perennial not more than 40 cm high, stems straight or ascending. The leaves are long, narrow, narrowed at both ends, densely sprout from the root rosette. Stem leaves are smaller in size; at the top of the stem, the leaves are even narrower and shorter. Flowers sprout in groups on the top of the stem and axils of the upper leaves. Bell-shaped buds are large, mostly blue. Gentian daurskaya Nikita begins flowering in the second half of summer.

Gentian large-colored

Low perennial ornamental plant (up to 10 cm). Narrow elongated leaves are collected around the root rosette. Large single bell-shaped flowers up to 4 cm in length, blue-purple in color. Duration of flowering about a month, begins to bloom from the end of spring.

Pulmonary gentian

An ornamental perennial no more than 60 cm in height, with a straight, unbranched, densely leafy stem. The underground part is small: a short, thickened, tubular root, with small processes. At the base, the stem is framed by tightly pressed parts of dead leaves. The stem itself is covered with narrow lanceolate, up to 7 cm long and 1 cm wide, opposite, accrete at the base, leaves. Bell-shaped single or paired flowers, up to 5 cm in length, are formed at the end of the stem at the bases of the upper leaves. They are distinguished by a dark blue color and characteristic short thin greenish strokes on the petals. The pulmonary gentian begins flowering in late summer.

Seven-part gentian

An ornamental perennial herb up to 30 cm high. Numerous stems are straight or ascending, densely leafy. Leaves are small, elongated, lanceolate, sessile. The flowers are dark blue, large, up to 4 cm in length, germinate in groups of up to 8 flowers at the top of the stem. Seven-part gentian begins flowering in mid-summer, flowering duration 1.5 months. Calmly tolerates severe frosts without additional shelter.

Gentian cross-leaved, Gentian

The height of a perennial plant of alpine gentian is up to 70 cm, the root is not long, dark brown, thickened. Densely leafy stems, solitary or in groups, glabrous, straight or ascending, with a dense basal rosette of leaves. The leaves are elongated, not wide, with a characteristic bend towards the ground.

In internodes, the leaves germinate in pairs, groups of tightly-seated buds are formed on the crown and upper part of the stem. The cross-leaved gentian blooms with blue goblet flowers with four rounded-elongated petals bent at the ends. The flowering period is mid-summer.

Cross-leaved gentian is very much appreciated in folk medicine as a remedy for various diseases. For healing purposes, only the roots are used, which, after being harvested, are subjected to immediate heat treatment to preserve all the healing properties.

Gentian cruciform

Outdoor herbaceous plant. The cruciform gentian reaches a height and width of up to 1.5 m. The stem is up to 3 mm in diameter, unbranched, with a greenish or purple tint, densely leafy, straight or ascending. At the base of the stem, a basal rosette of 6-8 leaves is formed, elongated oval, up to 8 cm long. Stem leaves are green, opposite, oval, lanceolate, paired, up to 10 cm long and up to 3 cm wide, up to 10 pairs of leaves on one stem.

The flowers are bell-shaped. The buds are blue with a purple tint on the inside, green-gray on the outside, up to 3.5 cm in length, germinate in groups of up to 5 pieces from the bases of the stem leaves in the upper part of the stem. The fruit ripens by the beginning of autumn, the seed capsule contains a large number of elongated seeds.

The cruciform gentian begins to bloom in late spring - early summer. The plant is frost-resistant, does not require additional shelter for the winter. Able to survive temporary drought. The place of germination does not play a special role. Sunshine or partial shade does not affect the growth and flowering of the cruciform gentian. For planting, a well-drained, moist and fertile soil is selected.

Chilly gentian

The place of germination is on the tops of the mountains of the alpine belt, damp rocky, clayey slopes and glades. A short perennial, no more than 10 cm in height, with a shallow root system. The stem is erect, ends with one or a group of flowers up to three buds in a bunch. The inflorescence is bell-shaped, yellow-green, along the edge of the petals there is a pattern in the form of teeth, dots, light blue spots. The plant requires special scrupulous care; growing on an alpine slide is available only to experienced flower growers.

Point gentian

The erect stem grows up to 40-60 cm, the leaves are green lanceolate-linear. Inflorescences of 4-6 pcs. goblet collected in the axils of the upper leaves. The color is yellow with dark purple spots and dots, which is why it got its name. The flowering period is the end of summer. Loves moist soil, prefers sunny and semi-shady places.

Gentian Urnula

Stunted species up to 4-8 cm in height, with unusual green diamond-shaped leaves, with white edges. Outwardly, the leaves resemble a starfish, collected tightly around the root rosette. Germinate densely in groups. One bud grows from the central part, much higher than the height of the plant itself. The petals are gray-white with characteristic purple stripes. Has an original exotic look, completely unpretentious in care. Used to decorate alpine slides.

Gentian ternifolia

Perennial creeping on the ground. In its natural environment, it is found in Western China. Leaves densely cover the stem, they are narrow in shape, pointed, greenish. The root rosette is framed by narrow long leaves up to 2 cm, grayish-green in color. Single buds, up to 4 cm in length, bloom at the ends of the stems. Bell-shaped inflorescences are pale blue, with white spots and a yellowish core, outside they are framed with characteristic dark vertical stripes.

Gentian tricolor

The plant prefers wet, swampy places. On the territory of Russia, it is found on Sakhalin and in Eastern Siberia. A perennial bush with an unbranched, straight stem reaches 60-80 cm in height. The root system is branched, shallow, creeping. At the base of the plant, the leaves are tightly collected, on the stem, the leaves are linear in pairs.

At the top of the peduncle, a group of 3-4 large five-membered goblet-shaped buds is formed, blue-violet in color. The flowering period is late August - early September. The tricolor gentian got its name because of the flowers blooming three at a time.

Narrow-leaved gentian

A low perennial plant up to 20 cm in height. In its natural environment, it is found on the foothills of the Alps, prefers clay, calcareous soil. The leafy stem ends in a large, single, blue, bell-shaped flower. The flowering period is late spring - early summer.

Rough gentian

Homeland - Japan and North Asia. Straight vertical or semi-straight, strongly leafy stems 25-30 cm high. Leaves are elongated, paired, narrowed, oval, with a characteristic central vein. Buds in groups of 4-5, collected in the axils of the leaves in the upper half of the stem and on the crown. The inflorescence is up to 2.5 cm in length, bell-shaped, predominantly dark blue with pronounced spots in the center of the flower and at the bases of the petals. The rough gentian begins to bloom in early September.

Landing rules

When preparing a site for planting, keep in mind that Jerusalem artichoke loves a lit place, but does not tolerate direct sunlight. With constant exposure to the sun, the tubers will grow small and tasteless.

The plant should be planted with tubers. You can divide the tubers into several parts. Thus, the amount of planting material is increased.

The distance between the pits for planting is 30-40 cm, between the planting rows - from 60 to 80 cm.

Medicinal properties and contraindications

Traditional and clinical medicine uses Chinese magnolia vine, the healing properties of which allow the use of drugs based on it in the treatment of a whole list of diseases and in cosmetology.

A lot of ointments, decoctions, infusions are made on the basis of plant parts. Essential oils and berry juice are used. The plant has a high bactericidal effect on a number of pathogens and pathogenic fungi.

Chinese lemongrass tea

Preparations based on lemongrass treat dysentery, Koch's bacillus and intestinal, pneumococcus. The plant has a stimulating effect on the human body, increases muscle endurance due to a decrease in the level of lactic acid, even with maximum stress on the body and muscle fibers.

Let's analyze the impact and scope of application of different parts of the plant:

  • ripe berries - a storehouse of organic acids necessary to improve the digestive tract, improve metabolism in the body and to improve the functioning of the digestive system. Ripe fruits contain acids: citric - up to 11.3%, malic - 8.4%, tartaric - 0.8%, ascorbic - up to 500 mg per 100 g of product
  • all parts of the plant contain a high content of essential oils with a delicate lemon aroma. The oils are used in perfumery, Chinese and non-traditional medicine, and as natural fragrances for living quarters.
  • foliage and berries - they have an increased content of the entire spectrum of macronutrients, from manganese to iodine and cobalt. These parts of the plant are rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.
  • the plant contains an increased content of vitamins, groups "C" and "E", as well as mineral salts. All these elements improve the work of the heart muscle and normalize the water balance of the human body.
  • an increased percentage of schizandrin and schizandrol is obtained from the plant - tonic substances that enhance the excitation of the cerebral cortex and increase the reflexion of the nervous system
  • seed material are used in the treatment of diseases of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract and infections of the body. Crushed seeds are taken as a powder mass

Chinese schisandra - contraindications for use

A decoction of Chinese lemongrass is taken by the course method

Medicines based on schisandra chinensis are contraindicated for pregnant women - this can cause miscarriage and premature birth. Prohibited for use in children's hospitals and for children under 12 years of age. Even juices and fruit compotes are prohibited for such children. This is due to the increased content of phytoestrogens, which cause disruption of hormonal homeostasis.

Not recommended for people with several diseases:

  • hypertension
  • epilepsy
  • disorders of the nervous system
  • disorders of the circulatory system of the body

Even in the absence of contraindications for illness, it is better to take medications based on any herbs after visiting a specialist - a homeopath or other specialized doctor.

Like all medicines, infusions and decoctions of schisandra chinensis are required to be taken by the course method with breaks between courses. The constant use of medicinal substances based on schisandra chinensis can cause:

  • sleep disturbance and insomnia
  • frequent migraines
  • increased contractions of the heart muscle
  • an allergic reaction of the body

Such contraindications are possible with individual reactions of the body and its hypersensitivity. Therefore, it is important to follow the rules and regimen of taking the drug.

Method of taking medications based on lemongrass

Lemongrass seed tincture

The effect of preparations based on this medicinal plant occurs in the ear in 30 minutes and the therapeutic effect lasts for up to 4 hours. It is not recommended to take tonic infusions several hours before bedtime, otherwise you will have to “count sheep” for a long time. The drugs are taken before meals or 4-5 hours after meals.

The main data on the intake of traditional medicines are given in a separate table.

A variety of medicationsDosage value for a single doseNumber of daily medication doses
Alcoholic tincture of berries, foliage and creeper stalks 20-40 drops 2
Berry tincture with rubbing alcohol 20-40 drops 2
Natural decoction of schisandra chinensis seeds 1 tbsp. the spoon 3
Receiving seed powder 1 gram 3
Squeezed juice from ripe creeper fruits 1 tbsp. the spoon 3
Infusion of berries on water 2 tbsp. spoons 3
Infusion of foliage on water 1 tbsp. the spoon 3

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