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Useful properties and uses of Dubrovnik
Botanical characteristics of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a small semi-shrub, a dense plant 20–45 cm high, belongs to the family of lamines. The ascending, rounded branches, pubescent with hairs, are lignified at the base. The plant has numerous oval leaves with a wedge-shaped base, dark green in color. In the middle of summer, lilac-pink or pink-purple flowers bloom, collected in an ear. The calyx is framed by teeth, the surface of which is covered with hairs and long cilia. Fruit - - brown nuts, wide, elliptical.
The plant is found in the Caucasus, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Moldova, South and Central Europe, Asia Minor, Africa. Prefers sunny edges, calcareous soils and slopes with loose rocky soil, grows in light dry forests. Dubrovnik is a melliferous plant.
Useful properties of Dubrovnik
The aerial part of the common Dubrovnik contains stachyose, a well-studied carbohydrate belonging to the tetrasaccharide group, and iridoids, which are secondary metabolites. The herb is rich in essential oils and diterpenoids, which have bactericidal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Among the useful substances of the plant, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, alkaloids, choline, vitamin C were identified. Dubrovnik is also valued for the presence of tannins, flavonoids, phenolcarboxylic acids.
Fatty oil was found in the seeds of Dubrovnik. Infusions and decoctions of leaves and flowers are used in folk medicine as astringents. The anti-febrile and hemostatic (hemostatic) properties of Dubrovnik are useful. It is used as a spice in salads and soups, its incredible aroma enriches the taste of dishes.
In the form of infusions, Dubrovnik ordinary is used as a diuretic, removes toxins with rheumatism and uric acid with gout in the urine. The plant helps to lower blood pressure, it is recommended for increased gastric secretion. taking remedies from Dubrovnik helps to increase appetite, relieves inflammation in gastritis, relieves diarrhea, dysentery.
During colds, the miraculous diaphoretic properties of Dubrovnik allow you to recover faster. With flatulence, stomach cramps, Dubrovnik tones up and improves digestion.
Splenic hypertrophy is treated with dry raw material powder. Leucorrhoea in women with various gynecological problems disappears after douching with infusions and decoctions of Dubrovnik. Applying wipes moistened with medicinal agents to the affected areas with furunculosis, purulent wounds, taking baths with decoctions, you can completely get rid of skin diseases. Fresh juice, diluted in boiled water in a ratio of 1: 2, in the form of rinses and drops is used for eye diseases, and taken orally 3 times a day for a teaspoon is an excellent prevention of many diseases.
Dubrovnik decoction: 20 g of stems and leaves are poured with 1 glass of boiling water, insisted for half an hour in a boiling water bath. Then the agent should be filtered and drunk before meals, 2 tablespoons 2-3 times a day.
Infusion of Dubrovnik: 15 g of flowers are poured with 1 glass of boiling water and kept in a boiling water bath for a quarter of an hour, after which they are cooled for 45 minutes and filtered. It is recommended to drink the medicine before meals, 2 tablespoons 3 times a day. You can use the infusion for compresses, douching and washing wounds. It is good to apply the rest of the raw material to sore joints during an exacerbation of rheumatism. The infusion is also effective with a decrease in the number of erythrocytes, with anemia and diseases of the spleen. Traditional healers advise taking an alcohol-based extract, which has an effect on the tone of the uterus, which helps to increase lactation, it is incredibly useful in the postpartum period.
White Dubrovnik grows well, is unpretentious, from the middle of summer it pleases with flowering, retains foliage and looks great in winter. It is known from history that the perennial dwarf shrub - white Dubrovnik - was used by the soldiers who took part in the Trojan War to recuperate. The medicinal plant stimulates the activity of the stomach, soothes pains, increases appetite.
A decoction of white oak tree: it is necessary to mix the chopped ingredients - 10 g of oak tree, 10 g of common agaric, 50 g of burdock root, then pour 2 tablespoons of this mixture with 500 ml of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes, strain. The medicine should be taken 1/2 cup 4 times a day before meals. The antiseptic properties of the decoction quickly heal wounds. It is also recommended for rheumatism, dropsy, pulmonary hemoptysis, scrofula, hemorrhoids.
Dubrovnik essential oil is yellow-green in color, smells good, contains bornyl acetate. The oil is used as an aromatic substance in the food and perfume industries.
This plant has white tomentose pubescence and numerous ascending, winding branches. This species looks great in landscape design and is valued for its medicinal properties. Decoctions and infusions of a medicinal plant are used for mycoses and abscesses. The beneficial effect of the herb is noted for gastralgia, dysentery, and female diseases. The positive effect of Dubrovnik on the gastrointestinal tract was revealed, therefore it is recommended by healers for anorexia. As a wound healing agent, the plant is used for eczema in the form of decoctions and infusions for lotions. White-felt Dubrovnik normalizes stool in case of diarrhea, relieves spasms in case of enterocolitis, gastric colic.
Dubrovnik is indicated for pregnant women to improve their well-being in case of ailments. The essential oil of the plant has a sedative effect and is useful for eye diseases. It is widely used in perfumery and soap making.
Contraindications to the use of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik has practically no contraindications, but it is better not to use it in case of liver diseases. One must be careful when accepting any means. Plant components can have both a positive effect on the treatment process and a negative one. You can not abuse and take broths in excess of the norm.
The author of the article: Sokolova Nina Vladimirovna | Phytotherapist
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