Adam's apple or motherwort is a tropical fruit of a tree from the Mulberry family. The native land of plants is South America, but you can meet them in Crimea or Central Asia. Outwardly, the fruit resembles a large light green orange, covered with a thick crusty crust. The fruit is inedible, but is widely used in folk medicine, it prepares tinctures, ointments, oils and extracts.
- Properties and Composition
- How to prepare
oil Properties and Composition
The scope of application of Adam's apple, whose useful properties are only studied by official medicine, is very wide. The fruits of the macroklore have anti-cancer, antiviral and antisclerotic effects, they improve the work of the heart, liver and spleen, strengthen the nervous system, stimulate the body's natural defenses, relieve chronic fatigue.
MacLaura is a part of many pharmacy products for the legs and body( creams, gels, balms) used in varicose veins, radiculitis, joint pain, salt deposition. For therapeutic purposes, use all parts of the Adam's apple: crusts, seeds, moist pulp, soaked in milky juice.
Adam's apple, the medicinal properties and application of which is not recognized by all physicians, contains a lot of valuable micro- and macroelements. The most valuable flavonoids, in their properties superior to the famous vitamin P( rutin).These substances prevent the fragility of capillaries, strengthen the walls of blood vessels, improve blood flow. In combination with ascorbic acid, flavonoids turn into powerful antioxidants. They resist the formation of cancer cells, have anti-sclerotic effect, increase immunity.
In addition, the fruit contains many pectins, fatty acids and sugars. In the milky juice, which is literally saturated with a ripe fruit, contains saponins, sterols and bile acids. They increase the elasticity of tissues, kill harmful microorganisms, contribute to overall improvement of the patient's health.to table of contents ^
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The application of the macule( Adam's apple) in folk medicine is very diverse. Most often, preparations based on the fetus are used for external application: rubbing, lotions, compresses. In the pharmacy you can buy a ready tincture for alcohol, the use and dosage depends on the nature of the disease. The drug is easy to prepare and at home.
For outdoor application, not only tinctures, but also natural oils, which are infused on маклюре, as well as ointments, are suitable. The range of applications is very wide. Preparations from Adam's apple are used to treat:
- skin diseases( dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis);
- cut wounds;
- of varicose veins;
- of hemorrhoids;
- of radiculitis;
- joint disease;
- skin cancer.
For internal use, alcoholic tinctures are used. They treat gout, rheumatism and heart disease, strengthen immunity. The use of Adam's apple in oncology implies a daily drip reception according to a certain scheme. Tincture is indicated for lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, skin or breast cancer. The drug blocks the growth of malignant cells, prevents the degeneration of benign tumors, improves the overall condition of the patient.
The use of Adam's apple in varicose veins is particularly useful at the 1 st and 2 nd stages of the disease. It is recommended to use alcoholic tincture inside, and the affected limbs to rub with ointment or oil. Improve the patient's condition will help simultaneous drinking of decoctions of venotonic herbs: wormwood, birch buds, horse chestnut seeds.Funds based on the clover must be used carefully. Fruits are poisonous, overdose can significantly harm your health.
For maximum effect it is recommended to simultaneously use external agents( ointments, rubbers and oils) and internal( drops on alcohol).The course is calculated individually, it depends on the disease and the individual condition of the patient.
Use of tincture of Adam's apple and other preparations made from seeds, pulp and peel, has contraindications. The main one is the individual intolerance of the component. Means based on a poisonous plant should not be used for the treatment of children, pregnant and lactating women, patients with severe chronic illnesses( autoimmune diseases, diabetes mellitus).
How to prepare
Preparations from the medicine fork in the pharmacy are not sold often, but it is quite possible to prepare the medicine yourself. The most important thing is to get a fresh, undamaged fruit. For home medicine, you can only use specimens that grow in clean places. Adam's apple is torn off in October-November, it is well kept in cool, well-ventilated rooms. Dried fruits that can be found on sale are not used in home medicine.to contents ^
Tincture of Adam's apple can be used for rubbing, lotions, compresses. The base billet is recommended to be done with a reserve, because other preparations for external application can be prepared on its basis.
- 500 grams of fresh, intact fruit is very finely chopped or grated;
- raw materials are added to a glass container and filled with 500 milliliters of diluted medical alcohol or high-quality vodka;
- the dishes are tightly closed with a lid and left for 8 weeks in a cool dark place. This period is considered to be minimal, it is better to insist on the product for several months, or even a year.
Many practice the use of tincture without straining. In this case, the remainder continues to be infused, the agent becomes more concentrated and only accumulates useful properties. It is important to ensure that the lid on the bottle or jar is tightly closed, otherwise the liquid will begin to evaporate.
The use of the tincture of маклюры is shown at various oncological, cardiac, nervous and gastric diseases, it should be used dosed out. Inside the preparation take in drops, according to the prescribed scheme. In the first week, 3 drops are drunk for 1 glass of water. The mixture should be taken in the morning, before breakfast. Next week, the dose is doubled. The same amount of the drug is drunk 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening. After 7 days three times a day is necessary. Thus, the amount of the drug is increased every week, the maximum dose is 30 drops per day, which you need to drink in 3 divided doses.
The next step is to gradually reduce the number of drops until their number reaches 9. This dose is divided into 3 parts, each dissolved in a glass of water and drunk 3 times a day. The full course of treatment takes 14 months. If there is a noticeably persistent improvement, you can make a long break. Otherwise, the treatment is repeated. Before you start the course, it is worth consulting with an oncologist.to contents ^
The basic medicinal tincture is perfect for grinding and compresses. This method of treatment is indicated for various pathologies of the musculoskeletal system: arthrosis, arthritis, radiculitis, osteochondrosis. Rubbing helps with muscle pains, infringements of the trigeminal nerve, heel spur. The procedure is best done at night, after an evening shower or bath.
Dense cotton fabric is wetted in tincture and applied to the affected area. The skin is heavily moistened with the drug, the compress can be left for a few minutes. Then the tissue is removed, the liquid is intensively rubbed into the skin until it is completely absorbed. The rubbed place is covered with a flannel and wrapped with a woolen shawl. After that, you need to go to bed, in the morning there will be considerable relief. The course of application of tinctures for joints depends on the stage of the disease. Usually enough 3-4 procedures, treatment is repeated in case of exacerbations.to contents ^
Homemade ointment is prepared on the basis of alcohol tincture.100 grams of liquid is taken 300 grams of solid vegetable oil( shea, coconut, palm).The fat base is melted in a water bath, and then gently mixed with alcohol tincture. The mixture should be completely homogeneous, in texture resembling a souffle. Keep it better in the refrigerator, placing in a clean glass jar with a tight lid.
Another popular recipe is also suitable. Unsalted pork lard is re-heated and poured into a glass jar with a layer of 1 centimeter. It is laid thin slices of Adam's apple, which are again poured with lard. The layers alternate until the bank is full. It is closed with a lid and placed on a water bath for 24 hours. After that, the finished ointment is transferred into a clean dry jar, covered with a lid and stored in a refrigerator.
Ointment is used for rheumatism and various joint injuries. It acts very gently, without irritating and not drying the skin. The oil base improves the penetration of active ingredients, softens the tissues, restoring their elasticity. The drug is suitable for the treatment of cystic or fibrous mastopathy, acute or chronic hemorrhoids. Home remedial candles can be prepared for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids. The ointment is cooled, torpedo-shaped suppositories are formed from the frozen mass, which are injected into the rectum 1-2 times a day.to contents ^
oil You can prepare a useful product on a liquid oil base. As a base, a refined cosmetic oil of grape seed, sweet almonds, jojoba, apricot or peach is suitable. In the extreme case, you can use a high-quality product from a cold-pressed olive. Finely chopped fruits of the onion are filled with an equal amount of oil, tightly closed with a lid and insist in a dark place for at least 8 weeks. Before use, the drug is filtered and used for grits, lotions, compresses. Oil from Adam's apple is used for varicose veins, osteochondrosis, radiculitis. The drug is suitable for the treatment of acute or chronic hemorrhoids. The tool is used for 10-14 days, followed by a break. If necessary, therapy can continue until positive results are achieved.
Adam's apple is a valuable raw material for the manufacture of drugs suitable for treating a wide range of diseases. From ripe juicy fruits prepare useful tinctures, ointments, rubbers and drops, use them better in the complex, combining with a reasonable diet and medications recommended by the doctor