Strawberries are common in many European countries, in the European part of Russia and in Siberia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, the Caucasus and several other regions. Strawberries grow mainly in bright forests, at the edges, clearings, clearings, among shrubs and forest meadows..
Forest or common wild strawberry, Fragaria vesca, description and use in the treatment of diseases in field and field conditions.
Forest strawberries blooms in May-June, and bears fruit in June-July. For medicinal purposes, use the fruits and leaves of strawberries, and sometimes rhizomes. The fruits are harvested as they ripen, the leaves are harvested during flowering, the roots are dug in autumn or early spring. Dry in the shade outdoors or in a ventilated area. The healing properties are maintained for one year. Berries of wild strawberries contain sugar, organic acids, fiber, pectin and tannins, alkaloids, trace elements, B vitamins, ascorbic and folic acids, carotene and other substances. Leaves contain ascorbic acid, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids and other substances..
Recipes of infusions and decoctions of leaves of wild strawberry.
The leaves of wild strawberries have a restorative, diuretic and hemostatic effect, are useful for asthma, neurasthenia, periodontal disease, stomatitis. Regulate blood pressure.
|Infusion||5 tablespoons (50 g) of leaves per 0.5 l. water.||Pour boiling water, insist 4 hours, strain.||150 ml each. 3 times a day before meals. With gastritis, diarrhea, inflammation of the large intestine, jaundice, hemorrhoids. Lowers blood pressure, slows down the rhythm and enhances the contraction of the heart muscle, dilates blood vessels.|
|Decoction||2 tablespoons (20 g) of leaves per 0.2 l. water.||Boil on low heat for 5 minutes, after cooling, strain.||1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day, with inflammation of the bronchial tract, gout, sand and stones in the kidneys, bladder, bile ducts and gall bladder. As a sedative for neurosis. Outwardly for compresses for bleeding and festering wounds, inflamed hemorrhoids, skin rashes.|
|Tea||1 teaspoon (5 g) of leaves per 0.25 liters. water.||Pour boiling water, insist 5 minutes, strain.||As a tonic.|
|Fresh or dry leaves||Required amount.||Steam dry leaves.||Apply to purulent wounds or chronic ulcers.|
Contraindications for the use of wild strawberries.
Not recommended for pregnant women, with gastritis with high acidity, chronic appendicitis. Sometimes an allergic reaction may occur, itchy skin, rashes on the body. In this case, you should abandon the use of wild strawberries, but tea from the leaves is not contraindicated.