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Guelder rose, water elder, cramp bark, snowball tree - Viburnum opulus (Caprifoliaceae)

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Description

Shrub up to 4 m in height ; twigs young angular, with a reddish tinge ; foliage opposite , leaves 3 -5- dłoniastoklapowe , coarsely , unevenly serrated , gray-green underside , mossy , with top light green petioles long, naked , in the top of the green warts , lacecap inflorescences , flowers white , yellowish or pinkish ; fruit - egg-shaped , red, 1 - seed drupe . It blooms from May to June. It grows in moist thickets , forests , on the banks of the waters ; plant common throughout the country.

 

Raw

For therapeutic uses bark , flowers , leaves and fruits - Cortex , Flos , Folium et Fructus Viburni opuli .

Korovin be obtained from the second half of February to May . Fruits are harvested in October. Both raw materials dried at the temperature 20- 60o C.

Flowers and leaves are harvested at the beginning of or during flowering and dried at 40 ° C. for Korovin can be bought in store herbal - pack of 25 g


 

The chemical composition

The bark, leaves, flowers and fruits contain a glycoside bitter - viburninę ( 7% ), alcohols , phenolic quarter of formic acid, acetic quarter , quarter isovaleric quarter of palmitic acid, sitosterol , saponins (the highest in the fruit ) , tannins - to 3 % , vit. C (leaves , fruits , flowers) , sugars ( up to 30% of fruit ) , salikozyd , coumarins , flavonoids, triterpenes .

 

Action

The bark, leaves and flowers were diuretics , przeciwkrwotocznie , relaxant , sedative , cholagogue , anti-inflammatory , reduces blood pressure, seal and strengthen blood vessels .

Fruit extracts act as an expectorant , diaphoretic , strengthening , diuretic , lowering blood pressure.

Frozen fruits ( such as a refrigerator , but should be applied unless we put them after the frost ) are a good agent for treating the common cold combined with a cough .

Indications ( bark , leaves, flowers) : dysmenorrhea, uterine hemorrhage , uterine atony , menopause , puberty , stimulation of the nerve during pregnancy , before menstruation and during menstruation , prone to premature births , oliguria , abnormal urination during pregnancy and menstruation, inflammation appendages , hypertension , peptic ulcer , bleeding from the nose , cracking and permeability of blood vessels ( purpura ) , excessive and irregular menstrual bleeding , vaginal discharge ( drink a decoction or infusion , and at the same time be used to flush the vagina or sitz baths ) .

Decoction : 2 tablespoons of bark or fruit pour 2 cups of water , boil for 5 minutes and let stand for 20 minutes, strain. Drink 3-4 times a plot of 100 ml , and children weighing 15-20 kg - 21 ml , 25-30 kg - 35 ml , 35-40 kg - 50 ml , 45-50 kg - 64 ml , 3-4 times dz . decoction of the fruit sweeten with honey.

Infusion: 2 tablespoons of leaves, flowers or fruit ground pour 2 cups of boiling water , let stand for 20 minutes, strain , sweeten with honey, fruit extract . Drink the decoction .

Alkoholmel Viburni opuli to 100 ml of tincture or intraktu of fruit, flowers or leaves pour 100 ml of honey, add lemon juice and mix. Take 3-4 times the plot of 1 tablespoon .

Intrakt Guelder rose - Intractum Viburni : half cups of fresh fruit , foliage or flowers pour 400 ml of alcohol 40 % at a temperature of 80 ° C; digest 10 days filter. Take 3 times a plot of 10 ml in 50 ml of water.

Tincture Guelder rose - Tinctura Viburni : half cups of dry leaves, flowers or fruit pour 400 ml of vodka ; macerate 14 days przefitrować . Take this as intrakt .

Fresh fruit viburnum can prepare juices, syrups and purees ( getting them like fruit elderberry and rowan ) .

 

Rp .

  • The bark, leaves or flowers of viburnum - 1 tablespoon
  • Herb (no matter which ) knotweed - 1 tablespoon
  • Herb or root burnet - 1 tablespoon
  • Herb or flower yarrow - 1 tablespoon
  • Chestnut leaf - 1 tablespoon

Mix. 2 tablespoons of mixture pour 250 ml of boiling water , let stand for 30 minutes, strain , drink 3-4 times a plot of 150 ml . Indications : excessive and irregular menstrual bleeding , vaginal discharge ( while drinking a brew and use sitz baths (30 minutes ) , bleeding pozamiesiączkowe , inflammation of the appendages , nosebleeds , vascular rupture , hypertension, inflammation of the kidneys , bloody diarrhea , cystitis, hematuria , disease ulcer , urolithiasis .

 

Rp .

  • Bark or leaf ( flower) Viburnum - 1 tablespoon
  • Comfrey Root (may also be herb ) - 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon balm leaf - 1 tablespoon
  • Herb mistletoe - 1 tablespoon
  • Herb or flower lamium - 1 tablespoon
  • Horsetail herb - 1 tablespoon
  • Herb or flower yarrow - 1 tablespoon
  • Herb celandine - 1 tablespoon
  • Angelica root - 1 tablespoon

Mix.

3 tablespoons of mixture pour 2 cups of water , bring to a boil , let stand for 30 minutes and strain. Drink 3-4 times a plot of 150 ml .

Indications: excessive, scanty , irregular and painful menstrual bleeding , vaginal discharge ( at the same time use sitz baths ) , nervous exhaustion , restlessness , inflammation of the appendages , anxiety , stress, insomnia , tendency to cry during menstruation , atherosclerosis, rupture of blood vessels, skin diseases , digestive disorders , abdominal pain, and the post - menopause.

Guelder rose,  water elder, cramp bark, snowball tree - Viburnum opulus (Caprifoliaceae) European cranberry bush

Guelder rose,  water elder, cramp bark, snowball tree - Viburnum opulus (Caprifoliaceae)
 

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