Painkiller wild medicinal plants for toothache, headache and stomach pain.

Over the course of several thousand years of its history, man has been using wild medicinal plants as painkillers for toothaches, headaches and stomach pains.. 

Painkiller wild medicinal plants for toothache, headache and stomach pain.

Without complicating ourselves with Latin names and a detailed description of plant parts and mechanisms of therapeutic effect, we turn to the table in which the names of plants, their places of growth, collection dates, which parts of the plant, how and in which cases to apply.

Painkiller wild medicinal plants for toothache, headache and stomach pain.

The table shows that many medicinal plants can be used directly in their raw form, without prior preparation. But still, the majority is used in the form of an elementary broth or a nasta. Since the composition of the extract and the completeness of extraction of the necessary substances largely depend on the fineness of the used medicinal raw materials, the following simple rules should be followed.

From small particles, the extraction is the most complete and occurs much faster.
Too strong grinding gives a poor-quality extract with a lot of flakes, fiber and other insoluble substances.
Leaves, flowers, grass are crushed to particles not exceeding 5 mm, stems, bark, roots and rhizomes of not more than 3 mm; seeds and fruits – not more than 0.5 mm.
Most small flowers (chamomile, elderberry, yarrow, cornflower, violet) are not chopped.

Title Place and condition of growth Pick time Used part Form of use For what purposes is it used
Painkillers for toothache, headache and stomach pain.
Tansy Everywhere All summer Flower baskets Broth, dry powder and fresh flowers. Anti-microbial headache.
Cinquefoil-Uzik (galangal, dubbing) Glades, edges, pine forests, along river banks. May-June, September-October Rhizomes Decoction For toothache, bleeding, and diarrhea.
Extraordinary peony, marin root Eastern Siberia, Transbaikalia in the forest, at the edges. May-October Roots Decoction Toothache, cough, diarrhea, malaria, gastric, pain medication.
Violet tricolor Ivan da Maria In the meadows, glades. All summer Grass Decoction Toothache.
Orchis slamate, spotted (cuckoo’s tears), two-leafed love (night violet) Forest glades, bright forests, damp places. June July Tubers (young, daughter) Decoction From toothache, as an anti-inflammatory agent, with poisoning by poisons, intestinal infections.
Narrow-leaved fireweed On the fringes, burns along the outskirts of the swamps. July August Leaves Decoction Headache, anti-inflammatory, gastrointestinal diseases.
Hypericum perforatum Meadows, river valleys, forest glades and fringes on the hills, in bushes. July Flowers and thin stems Decoction Toothache, sore throat, bowel disorders, skin diseases.
The club is club-shaped, lycopodium In dry coniferous forests. The end of the summer Disputes Dry powder; decoction From pain in the stomach, as a powder of wounds, from scuffs.
Buckthorn Buckthorn Southern areas of the taiga zone, along river valleys and pebbles. Aug. Sept Fruit Broth, juice Analgesic, anti-zingotic.
Water pepper Forest zone along the banks of rivers, lakes, swamps. July-September All ground Decoction As a painkiller, for bleeding, for diarrhea, for malaria.

Iotvar infusions are prepared in such a way that 100 ml of extract is obtained from 10 parts of plant material. For example, to get 100 ml of decoction or infusion, you need to fill in about 10 parts of the crushed plant with 120-125 parts of water, taking into account that part of the water will be absorbed by the plant material. This is the rule for all types of medicinal plants containing tannins (oak bark, blueberries), essential oils (mint leaves, chamomile flowers, St. John’s wort), saponins (licorice roots), vitamins (rose hips, black currants, raspberries) and others.

Hoods for external use make it more concentrated. Infusions and decoctions from the roots and rhizomes of potent plants, such as valerian, are obtained at the rate of 1 part of raw material per 30 parts of water. You should not prepare infusions and decoctions in metal utensils, since under the influence of metals the chemical composition of the extract can change and it will lose its healing properties, and in some cases it can cause poisoning.

The difference in the preparation of infusions and decoctions is small. The crushed vegetable raw materials for the preparation of the infusion are poured with the necessary amount of hot boiled water, closed with a lid or with something replacing it and heated in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Then the infusion is removed and cooled for at least 45 minutes. It is advisable to strain the cooled hood. If necessary, add boiled water to the desired volume. Unlike a decoction, the infusion can be stored for a little longer, but if stored in a dark, cool place and in non-metal dishes.

The broth is prepared in the same way as the infusion, but heated in a water bath for 30 minutes, then cooled for 30 minutes and filtered. Decoctions of bearberry leaves, rhizomes and roots of rhubarb, rhizomes of a serpentine and cinquefoil, oak bark and buckthorn bark are best filtered immediately, without even the slightest cooling, since decoctions of them quickly become cloudy even at the slightest drop in temperature. All water extracts in the summertime are quickly damaged, and therefore they should not be harvested for future use, but rather for a day or two maximum.

Based on materials from the book Encyclopedia of Survival.
Chernysh I. V.

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