Healing properties of sunflower root in recipes of folk medicine

Sunflower is an annual plant with a core root system that can penetrate deep into the soil for several meters. The straight stem has a loose core, its height can be up to 2.5 meters. On long petioles, oval-cordate large leaf plates are located, and the inflorescence is disc-shaped, it can be flat, concave, or rather convex.

  • Chemical Composition
  • Useful Properties
    • Usage
    • From Cystitis
    • Joint Prevention
    • Decoction
    • Lotion
    • Tea for Strengthening Immunity
    • Headache
    • From Kidney stones
    • With Joint Diseases
    • Compress 1
    • Compress 2
    • From cholesterolplaques
    • With diabetes
    • With bruises
    • Contraindications
    • Procurement and storage

    Chemical composition

    Sunflower root serves as a source of substances such as scrapersn, anthocyanins, saponin, phenolcarboxylic acids and beta-carotene.

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    Useful properties

    The use of medicinal products from the root of sunflower and its other parts helps to purify the body( the removal of salts, toxins and toxins), eliminate headaches, help reduce blood pressure, dilute blood, strengthen blood vessels.

    Preparations based on glycosides, which are extracted from the root of sunflower and other parts improve metabolism. Saponins promote the stimulation of all glands, cholesterol level is normalized, liquefied and excreted, have a slight laxative effect, and help to remove excess fluids from the body.

    Antimutagenic and diuretic effect of phenol carboxylic acids. Thanks to the action of anthocyanins, vision is improved, and the vessels do not lose their elasticity. Flavonoids promote permeability through capillaries of erythrocytes and prevent the reproduction of harmful microorganisms.

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    Application of

    It is not possible to use the same infusion or decoction from various ailments, first one should study recipes for the treatment or prevention of diseases.

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    From cystitis

    200 grams of washed, dried rootlets finely chopped, filled with water in an amount of 3 liters, boil no more than 2 minutes. After leaving the liquid infused for 1 hour. Cooled and strained infusion should be drunk three times a day for 30 days.

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    Prevention of salts in joints

    Sunflower roots are not used to treat this disease, because their activesubstances do not contribute to the breakdown of some stable compounds, so this broth is in demand, as a means of prevention.

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    Roots of sunflower chopped in a meat grinder, mix 100 grams of raw material with a liter of water, boil the broth for about 10 minutes. Chilled and filtered broth can be drunk as soon as thirst appears. The recommended course of prevention is 60-90 days.

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    For alcoholic infusion of 50 grams of dried rhizomes into a container with 500 milliliters of vodka. For 14 days the liquid must be infused, after which it can be used as lotions and compresses.

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    Tea to strengthen the immunity

    For the preparation of tea, which helps strengthen the body's defenses, fresh sunflower roots will be needed.

    Wash the roots and dry them a little.100 grams of crushed rootlets cook for no more than 2 minutes in 1.5 liters of purified water. After that, ready-made tea can be drunk, it is advisable to use the entire volume for three days. The next batch can be made from the same rootlets, only boil them should be within 7 minutes, and the third time about 15 minutes. The fourth time, the roots should not be used. You should drink tea for at least 14 days.

    To use freshly made tea every day, you need to brew 3 tablespoons of roots in a standard teapot. It is better to drink tea in pure form, but you can add 1 teaspoon of sugar or honey to improve the taste.

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    From a headache

    It is recommended to use a strong decoction of rootlets of a sunflower for external use. To prepare 100 grams of minced meat, the roots are poured with 500 milliliters of purified water, the broth should be cooked until the moment that only half of the original volume remains in the container. Cooled broth should be rubbed into whiskey 3-4 times a day.

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    From kidney stones

    Standard glass( 200 grams) of pre-chopped rootlets pour 3 liters of water, boil the broth for 5 minutes. The liquid must be filtered, but it is not worth throwing away the roots. Eat 1 liter per day. Next time, once used roots should be cooked for 10 minutes, and for the third time not less than 20 minutes. The recommended course of treatment is 45-60 days.

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    For joint diseases

    For the treatment of patients with joints, infusion and compresses from concentrated decoction are used.

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    Compress 1

    A glass of finely chopped dry roots is boiled in 1 liter of water until it evaporates and half remains. The compress is done as standard, the cloth is moistened with a decoction and placed on a diseased joint, polyethylene is applied over the fabric, and then the joint is wrapped with a warm scarf. You should put the compress for 5-7 hours.

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    Compress 2

    Fill a small container to the top with crushed dry roots and pour alcohol( 40 or more degrees).Insist liquid for about 30 days. Use as a compress.

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    From cholesterol plaques

    200 grams of dry and finely chopped rootlets pour 3 liters of purified water, the mass to cook for at least 10 minutes. After percolation can be taken. Drink the broth followed by 300 milliliters 3 times a day to achieve the maximum effect of using a healing drink recommend 2 months.

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    With diabetes

    Regular intake of infusions of sunflower roots reduces the level of sugar. For the preparation, root hairs will be needed, which should be dried and ground. They must be poured with boiling water in an amount that can be drunk a day and insist the broth until it cools down in a dark dry place. You need to use infusion every hour for 100 milliliters. You need to drink this broth freshly prepared.

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    With bruises

    You can use compresses: 200 grams of finely chopped rootlets pour a liter of water. Brew an hour. Marl is moistened in a cold broth and applied to the damaged area. On top, wet gauze should be wrapped with a film, then apply cotton wool and tie it all with a handkerchief. This compress is recommended to put on the night.

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    There are some contraindications for the use of medicinal products prepared from the root of a sunflower, which should be taken into account in such cases:

    • pregnancy or breastfeeding;
    • person has a tendency to allergic reactions;
    • product intolerance takes place;
    • urolithiasis is accompanied by the presence of insoluble or large stones.

    Not too strong infusions of sunflower roots can be consumed on their own, but in case of any illness, one should first consult a doctor about the use of a particular folk remedy.

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    Procurement and storage of

    For raw material procurement, only the ripe sunflower should be selected, since the root of the unripe plant has less therapeutic effects. You need to cut off the cap, then dig out the root, you usually use a brush to clean it, do not wash it with water. From threadlike processes can be immediately eliminated, the healing power has a thick part of the root. Before drying, the mud should be thoroughly rinsed with water.

    To dry the thick roots they cut into long twigs. Drying is not done in the sun or in the oven, but only in the shade, spreading the roots in a thin layer. Grind roots can be immediately after drying or immediately before use, and store them recommended in woven bags in a dry and dark place.

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