Lemongrass useful properties, application in folk medicine
As a medicinal plant schisandra described in Chinese medical treatises for 250 years before our era under the name “Wu-Wei-zi” which means “berry of five flavors” (sweet peel, sour pulp, seeds have a salty taste, the bark is bitter and astringent, and medicine from berries – salty).
In VI-VII centuries it was called a favorite herb of Chinese emperors. In Ancient China, Schizandra was even in the list of products, mandatory for delivery to the Imperial court.
The berries of schisandra chinensis contains: vitamin C, malic, tartaric, succinic, citric acid, sugar, pectin, essential oils, resins, minerals, titanium and silver, selenium, manganese, zinc, Nickel etc.
Schisandra berry Chinese tone the body, relieve fatigue, improve immunity, performance, help to adapt to environmental conditions.
The Chinese Magnolia vine application
Modern official medicine uses lemongrass in the form of tincture of seeds and fruits. The incident be the juice from the berries and the seeds powder. Prescribe medications of schisandra for the treatment of gastro-intestinal diseases, heart muscle weakness, cardiac neurosis and jade, blurred vision, cholecystitis and other functional disorders of the gallbladder.
Also used lemongrass from neurasthenia, depression. For physical and mental pereutomleniah healthy people medications schisandra reduces fatigue and increases performance during physical and mental work.
Folk medicine recommends decoctions and tinctures of Schizandra in all the above-mentioned diseases and for the treatment of wounds that are not healing well. Women tincture of Magnolia-vine helps to get rid frigidity and male impotence and premature ejaculation. And lemongrass drugs increase the visual acuity and the eye’s ability to adapt to the dark.
Treatment with Schizandra chinensis
Infusion: 1 tablespoon fresh or dried berries of schisandra to fall asleep in a thermos and pour a glass of boiling water, to insist 2-3 hours, strain, cool and take a quarter Cup 4 times a day half an hour before meals.
Powder from seed take 0.5-1 g 2-3 times a day.
Tincture of fruit: fill the fruit with 96% ethyl alcohol in a ratio of 1:5. Take 20-30 drops twice a day (morning and afternoon) for 30 minutes before eating.
Tea from the berries. For prevention of colds during the flu epidemic make tea from Schizandra berries, add honey and drink throughout the day but not at night because it is believed that Schizandra stimulates.
From Schizandra berries cook jam, jams, compotes, kissels. Fresh juice of the berries add to tea – 1 teaspoon per Cup.
The use of lemongrass in cosmetology
The extract and essential oil of Chinese Magnolia vine, thanks to its antioxidant, toning and astringent action, is widely used in cosmetology. Cosmetics, which include lemongrass, well established when taking care of a tired or prematurely aged skin. The fruits of this plant are also used in cosmetics for the treatment and prevention of baldness, as a means of improving the metabolism and has a tonic properties.
Contraindications for treatment with lemongrass
Preparations of Schizandra and its fruits in fresh or dried form are contraindicated with high blood pressure, nervous excitement, insomnia, cardiac disorders. In addition, some people have a kind of Allergy to lemongrass, which is expressed in the form of slackness. So before you try to feast on the berries of this plant, you should consult a doctor first or try them in minimal doses.
Home-made from lemongrass
The berries are withered in fresh air and finally dried in an oven at a temperature of 50-60 ° C for 3-4 days. Ready berries are dark red.
To prepare you need: 1 kg of mashed berries, 1.8 kg sugar, 1 / 4 Cup Apple juice.
To prepare mashed potatoes, scald the berries and RUB through a sieve, add sugar, Apple juice and put on fire and cook until done in one step.
Ready jam put in jars, close tightly with parchment paper and tie. If desired, the hot jam can be put into sterile jars and seal them, and then flip upside down to cool.
In the food industry leaves and stems of this vine are used for making a tonic tea in phyto it can be grown as an ornamental culture with anti-bacterial properties. It is known that a bunch of leaves of this plant cleanses the aura of the house and improves the health of its residents.