It's not too late for the forest - for the healing roots ...
Many housewives have already deposited medicinal herbs in bags for the winter. Are there any plants that still grow and can be harvested?
In the middle of autumn chicory roots are harvested. They need to dig and chop off the stem. Rinse the house thoroughly. The roots are dried and roasted in the oven. When this happens, a pleasant coffee smell appears. But it is important not to overdo it and not burn them. If the plant is an adult, it is necessary to remove the hard core. After the roots chop. It is known that chicory has an antimicrobial, choleretic and astringent effect, reduces sweating and calms the nerves. In addition, the drink made from it is useful for diabetics.
If the wild rose grows on your summer cottage - this is also an excellent plant for harvesting. Late autumn take side small branches of the root. The bush is broken only on one side so that the main root remains intact. Roots thoroughly washed, dried and crushed into small pieces.
Then they are laid out and dried in a well-ventilated area, occasionally turning over. After laid out in glass jars. In the fight against colds decoction of the roots of wild rose will be a reliable assistant. This remedy also helps with diarrhea and cystitis.
In October, it is also recommended to harvest burdock root. The procedure is the same: rinse thoroughly, cut into plates, decompose and dry.
It is not necessary to place in the oven. After you can, like chicory, grind for a decoction, which is rinsed with hair, wipe the inflamed areas on the skin, make baths for nails and rinse your mouth. In addition, such a decoction - an effective diuretic and diaphoretic.
I also recommend stocking up on the roots of high elecampane. They are dug out in the late autumn when the upper part of the plant begins to die. From the roots they shake off the ground, cut off the entire above-ground part, and then rinse it in cold water.
Long roots are cut into several parts, each of which is also along. Pure roots are laid out on sackcloth and dried for two days, at the same time removing remnants of stems, small roots and cutting out all suspicious places.
Then dried roots are transferred to a dry room, laid out on decking or racks in a thin layer and dried. Raw materials are periodically mixed. It is not recommended to dry whole roots, because they then turn black inside. Drying is considered complete if the roots break when bent. In the dried form, they are light brown outside and yellowish white inside. The smell is aromatic, the taste is bitter, spicy. Store devyasil in cardboard boxes in a dry ventilated area, protected from light.
Necacel has anti-inflammatory, choleretic, diuretic, expectorant, antimicrobial, bactericidal, astringent, hemostatic, antispasmodic and diaphoretic effect. This natural doctor helps to improve appetite, to cope with gastrointestinal diseases.
Prepare a multivitamin drink from the hips. Need to take 2 tsp. with riding dried raw materials, brew a glass of boiling water, like tea, and drink three times a day after meals.
You can also brew a mixture of rose hips and mountain ash in equal proportions. 1 Art. l raw materials are poured 2 cups of boiling water, 10 boil for minutes, 4 insist hour in a tightly closed container in a cool dark place. Strain through gauze and drink half a cup three times a day.
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© Author: Andrey Stanislavovich MITSKEVICH, herbalist