Properties and application of Chinese magnolia vinegar

Chinese magnolia vine( Chinese shizandra, Manchurian lemongrass or U-Wei-Tzu) is a perennial photophilous woody climbing plant of the Lemongrass family up to 15 meters in length. The flowers are white, the leaves and stems have a pronounced lemon scent. The berries are red, collected in a brush up to 10 centimeters long. The ripening period of berries is August-September. The area of ​​growth is China, Japan, Korea and some regions of Russia( Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territories, Amur Region, Sakhalin, Kuriles).

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    • Chemical composition
    • Application in medicine
    • From headache and dizziness
    • From flu
    • For immunodeficiency
    • With nervous exhaustion
    • With gastritis with high acidity
    • From anemia
    • From hypotension
    • With tuberculosis
    • With gout
    • From diabetes
    • Application of lemonade tincture
    • Pharmacy tincture
    • For increase of hearing acuity and vision
    • With sexual dysfunction
    • For physical and mental fatigue
    • For tonizruyuschego effect
    • Cosmetic use
    • To cleanse the skin from wrinkles
    • To soften the skin to repair damaged hair
    • Contraindications
    • Harvesting and storage

    chemical composition

    All parts of the plant is very rich in nutrients. The composition includes:

    • scisandrin;
    • schizandrol;
    • Sesquiterpene substances;
    • linoleic acid;
    • oleic acid;
    • malic acid;
    • tartaric acid;
    • citric acid;
    • ascorbic acid;
    • of sugar;
    • pectins;
    • tanning agents;
    • flavonoids;
    • fatty oil;

    • manganese;
    • potassium;
    • calcium;
    • copper;
    • zinc;
    • chrome;
    • iodine;
    • nickel;
    • aluminum;
    • magnesium;
    • cobalt;
    • strontium;
    • iron;
    • barium.
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    Useful properties

    The healing properties of Chinese magnolia vine were mentioned in treatises as far back as the 3rd century BC.

    Schisandra has the following properties:

    • astringent;
    • antiseptic;
    • is an analgesic;
    • choleretic;
    • toning;
    • stimulating;
    • wound-healing;
    • hemostatic;
    • is a blood test;
    • anti-stress;
    • refreshing;
    • with colds;
    • by fat burning;
    • is regenerating.

    It affects the body as follows:

    • normalizes sleep;
    • is an aphrodisiac;
    • supports hormonal balance;
    • reduces the growth of cancer cells;
    • lowers blood sugar levels;
    • removes hangover syndrome;
    • rejuvenates and stimulates skin cells;
    • increases the tone of the cardiovascular system;
    • enhances the metabolism;
    • increases the working capacity of the body;
    • burns excess fats;
    • relieves depression;
    • improves the functioning of the genitourinary system
    • normalizes metabolism;
    • increases resistance to various diseases;
    • accelerates the regeneration of tissues;
    • enhances reflex excitability;
    • stimulates and tones the nervous system.
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    Application in medicine

    In medicine, leaves, seeds, flowers and Chinese magnolia vine are used.

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    From a headache and dizziness

    In a 1: 5 ratio, add Schizandra berries with 50% alcohol. Insist in a darkened glass container in a dark place for 10 days, then strain. Pour 20 milliliters of alcohol into the residue and insist 10 days. Both tinctures to connect and pour an equal amount of distilled water. Take tincture is necessary for 2-3 milliliters 3 times a day before meals. The course of treatment is 14 days.

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    From flu

    Mix 1 cup of dried leaves of Schisandra with 2 glasses of vodka. Leave to insist in a darkened glass container in a dark cool place for 2-3 weeks. Take a tincture of 1 teaspoonful 2 times a day before meals.

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    For immunity

    In a glass container in a proportion of 1: 5, mix powdered crushed magnolia vine and alcohol 95%.Cap tightly close the lid and leave in a dry dark cool place for two weeks. At the end of the time, strain and take 20 drops per glass of water 2-3 times a day for 20 minutes before meals.

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    With nervous exhaustion of

    A tablespoon of chopped Schizandra fruit is placed in a thermos bottle and poured with 200 milliliters of hot boiled water. Leave to infuse for 10-12 hours. To drink such tea it is necessary on a quarter of a glass 3 times a day. You can add sugar or honey to taste.

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    For gastritis with high acidity

    Grind magnolia seeds in a coffee grinder, take 1 gram 3 times athe day before eating.

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    From anemia

    Fruit of magnolia vine add to water with sugar in a ratio of 1: 3: 1.Leave to ferment. After fermentation, squeeze the dried, crushed and pour vodka in a ratio of 1: 5, insist 2 weeks. Take 20-30 drops per glass of water 2-3 times a day before eating.

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    From hypotension

    For the preparation of syrup, juice from fresh fruit of magnolia vine in a quantity of 1 liter should be mixed with 1.5 kg of sugar. Warm up to dissolve sugar and pour over jars or glass bottles. Take 3 times a day for a third cup. The duration of the course is unlimited.

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    With tuberculosis

    1 tablespoon of dried Schizandra fruit, pour a glass of boiling water and simmer with a light boil for 10-15 minutes. Strain and drink during the first half of the day.

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    For gout

    Chinese magnolia fruit and thistle leaves are mixed in a ratio of 1: 1.3 tablespoons mixture pour 750 milliliters of boiling water and insist 2 hours. At the end of the time, strain and take half a glass 5-6 times a day.

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    From diabetes

    Chopped dry Schizandra fruit, pour 70% alcohol in a ratio of 1: 5 and place in a darkened container. Infuse for 10 days, periodically shaking. After filtering, squeeze out the remainder and add it back to the container. After 2-3 days, drain again until a clear liquid is obtained. Take this tincture on an empty stomach for 35-40 drops per glass of water 2-3 times a day for 3 weeks. After a week, repeat the course.

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    Application of tincture of Schisandra

    You can make a tincture of Schisandra yourself, or you can buy it in a pharmacy.

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    Pharmacy tincture

    Tincture can be used for home treatment both in pure form and in recipes of traditional medicine as additional raw materials.

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    To increase the acuity of hearing and vision

    25 grams of Schizandra fruit pour 100 grams of vodka or alcohol. Insist 7-10 days in a dark place. Take 20-40 drops per glass of water 2 times a day.

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    With sexual dysfunction

    15 grams of crushed seeds and 20 grams of lemongrass fill 100 grams of 70% alcohol. Insist in a dark place at room temperature for 10 days. Take 20-25 drops per glass of water 2 times a day before meals. Keep the tincture in the refrigerator.

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    With physical and mental fatigue

    Ready tincture of Schizandra take 20-30 drops on an empty stomach 2 times a day.

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    For tonic effect of

    2 tablespoons of Schisandra seeds, pour a glass of alcohol or vodka. Insist 10 days in a cool place. Take 3 times a day for 25-30 drops per glass of water for
    half an hour before meals.

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    Cosmetic application of

    For domestic preparation of cosmetic recipes, Chinese magnolia vine, its fresh branches and leaves are used.

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    To cleanse the skin

    2 tablespoons of fresh chopped Schizandra fruit, pour 500 grams of vodka. Insist for a week in a dry dark cool place. At the end of the time, strain, add a teaspoon of glycerin to the infusion and dilute with water in a ratio of 1: 3.This liquid to wipe the face in the morning and evening after washing.

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    From wrinkles

    1 teaspoon of Schizandra fruit to grind into gruel, add 2 teaspoons of sour cream or cream. Apply on face and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm milk.

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    To soften the skin

    2 tablespoons dried berries to mash and pour 200 ml of boiling water. Bring the liquid to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool, add 2 teaspoons of honey, apply to the skin, for 15-20 minutes, after rinse with warm water.

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    To restore damaged hair

    Fresh leaves, small branches and fruits to grind.1 tablespoon of raw materials put in a thermos and pour 0.5 liters of boiling water. Insist 2-3 hours. After the time has elapsed, squeeze and drain the raw materials. Use as a conditioner after washing your hair.

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    Schisandra do not use:

    • with nerve tension;
    • for heart rhythm disturbances;
    • for epilepsy;
    • for infectious diseases;
    • during pregnancy;
    • for lactation;
    • for chronic liver diseases;
    • for individual intolerance;
    • for children under 12 years.

    The following side effects may occur:

    • tachycardia;
    • insomnia;
    • headache;
    • increase in blood pressure;
    • allergic reaction in the form of skin reddening, itching, effects on mucous membranes( breathing is difficult, cough is possible).
    Homemade self-medication, using Chinese magnolia vine, it is worth starting with minimal dosages and gradually increasing them to avoid a negative effect on the body.
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    Procurement and storage of

    Fruit is harvested after full maturation. Brushes with berries should be carefully cut, trying not to damage the vine. Next, the fruit should be spread out on the tarpaulin and dried under a canopy for 2-3 days. After sending them to drying first at a temperature of 40 degrees, gradually increasing to 55-60 degrees for 6-8 hours. After drying from the fruit, squeeze out the juice and separate the seeds. Seeds dry at a temperature of not more than 50 degrees. Store in a non-galvanized container. Shelf life up to 2 years.

    Fresh berries can also be frozen. To do this, the fruits must be washed, dried and disintegrated on a plate and frozen in the refrigerator. After this, pour out their cardboard or plastic container and send it to the freezer.

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