Zolotarnik Canadian: medicinal properties and contraindications, photo and description
Many of us know the Canadian goldenrod. This is a perennial herbaceous plant, the top of which is decorated with sun-golden inflorescences.
As a decorative it is used by manygardeners. Its lush, arched flower stems adorn many flower beds until the deepest autumn. Pleasure the eyes of these plants and in the cut, and in the winter bouquet. However, such a sweet flower is considered not only decorative. Alternative and traditional medicine uses it as an excellent antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic.
A bit of history
The name of this plant solidago consists of two Latin words. This solidus, which means "strong", and ago - "do." In a literal translation - "doing health".
And here it is already clear that the gold leaf has Canadian medicinal properties.
The plant was brought to Europe from North America as a decorative plant. After that, it was wild and spread over a large area.
In 1863 the Canadian goldenrod was named the national plant of the Confederation due to the presence of gray and yellow flowers. Since 1895, he became one of the official symbols of Nebraska. Since 1926, the Canadian goldenrod is a symbol of the state of Kentucky.
In the people this plant is called zolotushnik and life-giving grass, hare down and yellow flowers.
The Canadian Goldenrod is a perennial plant. This is one of many (about 120) species belonging to the genus Goldenrod. Belongs to the family of the complex or Astrological.
What is the Canadian goldenrod? The photos and descriptions below show us this perennial herbaceous plant.
The goldenrod is Canadian high enough. Its stems reach almost two meters in height. They are branched, erect, with a large number of leaves along the entire length and lignified at the very base. It is not surprising that such stems are supported by a powerful rhizome.
The plant has alternately placed pointedlanceolate leaves on which three veins can be seen. The lowest green plates have a serrated-toothed form. These leaves move away from the stem with the help of short petioles. At the top are sessile, entire marginal leaves.
In the second year of life, beginning in the middle of summer,the plant begins to blossom. This condition continues for one and a half to two months. What can be observed at the same time? At the very tip of the stems, paniculate inflorescences, baskets, begin to form, which consist of small flowers of yellow color. 5-6 of them are reed, and 6-8 are tubular. In them there are five stamens with a lower ovary. By the end of August, the Canadian goldenrod begins to form achene-fruits of cylindrical form. They contain small seeds with a small tuft of brown color.
The plant is an excellent honeycomb. Its reproduction occurs with the help of wind, and vegetatively (cuttings or part of the rhizome).
In Russia, you can find two varietiesgoldenrod - Canadian and ordinary (golden rod). Cultivation of the plant is carried out for decorative and medicinal purposes. In this case, such a species as the Canadian goldenrod, the medicinal properties shows stronger, much more efficiently affecting the patient's body.
The root system of the plant has the capacity toindependent growth. At the same time, the Canadian goldenrod (see photo below) gradually displaces and drowns out a huge number of species of other plants.
For example, in China, this is considered a serious agricultural problem, requiring a solution for the conservation of crop-planted crops.
A native Canadian gold throat from North America. To date, the territory of its distribution is quite extensive. You can meet the plant throughout Europe. Huge thickets of the goldenrod are also found in America and in Asia. At the same time, wild and cultivated species are distinguished.
The plant prefers light sandy soils,located in well-lit territories. Often, the Canadian goldenrod is found on forest fringes. It grows along roads, as well as near houses in rural areas. Gardeners consider it unpretentious beautiful flowering plant.
Procurement of raw materials
Golden cane Canadian, the medicinal properties of which are widely used in the treatment of many diseases, pre-collected for the production of various drugs.
The medicinal raw materials are stemsplants. In the sphere of homeopathy, fresh flowers are used for the production of funds. Only in its aerial part shows the goldenrod the Canadian medicinal properties (photo below).
The preparation of medicinal herbs begins in the period of its flowering. In this case, only the inflorescence of the plant is considered suitable, as well as its leaves without rigid stems.
Baskets of flowers are collected only opening. The seeds that have already blossomed after their cutting are thrown up and discarded.
The collected raw materials are placed under a canopydirect sunlight falls. The temperature should not exceed 40 degrees. It should be noted that the hard tops of the stems are not subject to harvesting. They are simply thrown out.
The dried parts of the plant are packed in paper bags. The raw material of the goldenrod without loss of its medicinal properties can be stored for no more than two years.
What is caused by the medicinal properties of the goldenrodCanadian? Its rich chemical composition, which contains a large number of flavonoids and tannins, alkaloids and essential oils, chlorogenic and caffeic acid, coumarins and saponins, chlorophyll and diterpenes, lipophilic substances and triterpene compounds, as well as resins.
The combination of these useful elements leads tothe fact that the plant is able to produce a therapeutic effect to eliminate a large number of pathologies, in connection with which it is used not only folk, but also official medicine.
What is the use of the Canadian goldenrod? Official medicine treats him to strong diuretic drugs. This action becomes possible due to the saponins entering into it. In addition to the medicinal properties of the Canadian goldenrod and contraindications, they are considered. So, the plant is able to increase the pH of urine, and therefore the drugs that make up this healing herb are not recommended for patients in the presence of phosphate stones. The Canadian goldenrod is particularly effective in other cases. So, it is shown with urate and oxalate stones, urolithiasis, as well as pathologies of the kidneys and bladder.
Flavonoids, which are part of the goldenrodCanadian, are able to reduce the permeability of capillaries - small vessels. In addition, the plant exhibits its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect on the body. The positive effect was noted when it was used to eliminate thrush (candidiasis), which is explained by the harmful effects of the active ingredients of medicinal herbs on candida yeast pathogenic fungi.
Useful properties of the goldenrod of Canadianallow it to be used to treat many diseases. After all, the plant has a well-pronounced anti-inflammatory and choleretic, diuretic and antibacterial, astringent and expectorant, analgesic and sugar reducing, restorative and wound-healing effect (see photo of the Canadian goldenrod below).
The healing properties of the plant, namely itspowerful antibacterial action, make it an excellent addition to the drug therapy of a disease such as pulmonary tuberculosis. In addition, the healing herb has an expectorant and antitussive effect, helping to clear the lungs of sputum in them, which provokes coughing attacks. Doctors say that after the plant was included in the course of therapy, the patient's condition improved significantly.
The plant provides invaluable assistance andtreatment of bronchitis, as well as bronchial asthma. This is not only due to the antitussive, but also in connection with the most powerful anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial action.
Preparations, which contain a goldenrodCanadian, help with inflammatory processes in the bile duct and in the gall bladder, as well as with bile stasis. Painful syndromes in such cases are removed on the first day of the course of treatment.
The plant is used to provide a diureticeffect when it is necessary to remove sand from the kidneys, as well as to remove edema. Moreover, preparations containing the Canadian goldenrod improve the patient's condition even in cases when he has swelling of internal organs or even of the brain. Healing grass actively removes liquid from the body in the shortest time, eliminating its excess.
Apply goldenrod Canadian and pathologiesliver. In this case, he is also able to show a pronounced therapeutic effect. In this case, inflammation is removed, the liver is cleared of toxins, the processes of self-healing of affected cells are started.
Helps the Canadian goldenrod from sugardiabetes. At the same time, it speeds up the exchange processes. In turn, this leads to rapid burning of sugar. It is recommended that preparations with a healing plant be taken regularly. This will significantly reduce the level of sugar in the body. This property of medicinal herbs is used not only for diabetes. Preparations with it are recommended for people with elevated sugar.
It's good to have a gold leaf Canadian and with diarrhea. He is able not only to stop the unpleasant phenomenon, but also to eliminate the very cause of the disease. This is possible due to the fact that pathogenic microorganisms, which, as a rule, cause diarrhea, die when interacting with the substances that make up the medicinal herb.
Used goldenrod Canadian and howwound-healing agent. It prevents infection and speeds up the process of regeneration of the upper layers of the skin. In cases where it is required to cure ulcers or purulent wounds, do not forget about this amazing herb. It will quickly cleanse of the purulent-necrotic secretion of the wound and will soon tighten it.
In which cases does the Canadian goldenrod not be used? Contraindications prohibiting treatment with drugs containing this plant are as follows:
- period of pregnancy;
- age up to 12 years;
- the period of breastfeeding;
glomerulonephritis in acute form.
In addition, it is worth considering that the plant ispoisonous. In this regard, can cause the organ of the goldenrod Canadian harm. To prevent this from happening, it is simply unacceptable to exceed the permissible dosages when it is used.
Application in official medicine
Therapeutic properties and contraindications of the goldenrodCanadian pharmacologists are well known to Russia, as well as other countries. They use the plant to create some complex drugs that have hypoazotemic and diuretic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. This, for example, means such as "Marelin" and "Prostanom", "Phytosylinum" and others. Let's consider the area of their application.
As part of the drug "Prostanorm" is a liquidextract derived from the ground part of the plant. This pharmacological agent is successfully used in the treatment of prostate pathologies (chronic and acute adenomas, prostatitis). The drug improves circulation of fluid in the prostate, and also normalizes the process of diuresis. Its active substances act on staphylococci, enterococci and streptococci.
Anti-inflammatory and lubricant preparation"Marelin" physicians are used for nephrolithiasis. At the heart of the remedy is the dry extract of the goldenrod, which causes the kidneys to retreat, diuresis is intensified, and renal colic is eliminated.
The drug "Phytolysin" is used in therapyinflammatory and infectious processes accompanying urolithiasis (urolithiasis). The agent promotes the creation of a bacteriostatic, bactericidal and antispasmodic effect.
Based on fresh inflorescences of the goldenrod of Canadianthe homeopathic remedy Sjlidago virgaurea is introduced. It is recommended for chronic kidney inflammations accompanied by catarrh, rheumatic spasms and swelling.
The use of folk medicine men
Alternative medicine recommends the use ofgoldenrod Canadian inside and out, using tinctures and decoctions. In the first case, the plant is indicated for rheumatism, gout, cholelithiasis, and stomach disorders. Regular use of the inside of the broth, made from this healing herb, allows you to remove stones from the kidneys and urinary tract. In this case, people cease to suffer from spasmodic kidney pain. In addition, decoctions are recommended for the treatment of the throat, to get rid of colds, as well as to eliminate the unpleasant odor from the mouth.
The same drug is used externally. The leaves of the Canadian goldenrod boil for lotions in the treatment of furunculosis, cuts, poorly healing and purulent wounds. There is one more excellent external remedy, which allows to save a person from various skin diseases. It is the crushed dry leaves of the plant, mixed with cream.
Traditional medicine uses and essential oilcurative plants. And it can be used both as an independent tool, and in combination with other oils designed for aroma lamps, local applications, as well as for massage activities.
How else can the goldenrod be appliedCanadian? The plant is distinguished by a high content of nectar in its flowers, which is produced throughout the daylight hours. Over the entire period of its flowering, which is about two months, from one hectare the bees are able to collect up to 100-150 kg of honey. This product has a tart taste and a bitter taste. Its color is dark brown. Honey in its liquid consistency is stored no more than 1-2 months. After that, it crystallizes.
Honey from the goldenrod of Canadian also usesethnoscience. After all, this product of beekeeping has many therapeutic qualities, which are due to the presence of nutrients in the plant itself. In addition, the nectar processed by bees becomes even more valuable. Golden honey has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect. Its use helps to fight kidney diseases and urinary tract diseases. In addition, this valuable beekeeping product helps with dermatitis and eczema. Its use allows to strengthen the immune system, as well as have a positive effect on metabolic processes.
Folk healers recommend such honey not onlyorally. It can be used as a part of ointments and compresses. This application allows you to cure eczema, swelling, dermatosis, long-healing wounds, as well as skin irritations.
Its beneficial effect has honey and the digestive, cardiac and nervous system. This product is also considered a great tool for the treatment of tonsillitis, meningitis, rhinitis and sinusitis.