Common tansy - useful properties and contraindications for children and pregnant women
Indications for use Tansy
In folk medicine, Tansy has gained great importance. Its therapeutic properties are used to correct the work of the organs of the digestive system, in particular the normalization of bile excretion functions.It also contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. For the treatment of many diseases, this plant, especially its flowers, is brewed, ground, insisted. Quite often used as an auxiliary therapeutic agent.
This herb is able to relieve cramps, relieve a person from worms.
The scope of this herb is so extensive that it is impossible to list everything. This weed is used in gynecology, for rheumatism, pain in the joints, gout, skin cancer, scabies. Its medicinal properties help to overcome tuberculosis, diabetes, asthma, hemorrhoids, get rid of epileptic seizures. The components that make up it, awaken a person's excellent appetite. Even in the fight against malaria common tansy is also used.
However, in order to use the herb for its intended purpose, it is necessary that all medicinal properties present in it be preserved. To do this, you need to know how to properly not only collect, but also store this plant.
Useful properties of tansy
Pizhma contains alkaloids, flavonoids, essential oils, tannins and ascorbic acid, which is concentrated in the leaves of the plant.However, in 90% of the cases out of 100 more flowers are used. It must be remembered that in the essential oil of the herb there is an impressive dose of toxic substances, which, nevertheless, have an antimicrobial effect.It is necessary with caution refers to the dosages, using the plant as a healing tool.
Tansy flowers are included in herbal medicinal fees used as choleretic, gastric or renal remedies.
Freshly dried or dried tansy can repel blood-sucking insects, and even in this its healing properties are manifested, since many of these parasites are carriers of diseases dangerous to humans. For this purpose, grass, in any form, is filled with linen bags and left in the required places (see photo). In addition to such medical and prophylactic purposes, the herb is also used in the cosmetic industry as a component of hair rinses and / or shampoos.
Tansy is also used in gynecology. Quite often, women in reproductive age are faced with the problem of delayed menstruation. Eliminating the fact of pregnancy, this herb can be used to renew it.In this case, you can drink a decoction, if the delay is a maximum of 4 days, but not more than 250 ml in one day and only in small sips. However, a mandatory gynecologist's consultation is required before use, especially if the delay exceeds a period of 5 days.
Various kinds of diseases of the endocrine system can also cause this kind of disruption in the work of the female body. Therefore, from the point of view of gynecology, specialist consultation is mandatory.
Since the plant contains toxic substances, contraindications to the use of tansy are related to pregnant women. You can not give the plant for medicinal purposes and children. In case of exceeding the dosage can be observed:
- disorder of the digestive system.
In the event of the above symptoms, you must immediately flush the stomach, then take an absorbent preparation or composition. Careless use for medicinal purposes of this herb can cause problems with the work of the heart muscle, arrhythmia, increase in blood pressure.
As you can see, as such, contraindications are not seen behind this plant. If it were not for the presence of toxic substances, the plant would be absolutely safe, although the scope of application would be significantly narrowed.
How to collect tansy
The plant is harvested in the last month of summer - August, but only during its flowering period (see photo). The tansy ordinary gathers in environmentally friendly areas which are remote from industrial facilities, railway cloths and highways. Otherwise, all useful components will be lost, and the grass itself will be filled with heavy metals and other harmful substances.
Properly dried plant has a peculiar smell and bitter taste, and the flowers will retain a yellowish color, as in the photo.Compliance with the necessary storage conditions will allow tansy to preserve its healing properties for three years.