Therapeutic properties of sunflower root for the organism
Everyone knows about the beneficial and nutritional quality of sunflower seeds, but few people know about the healing properties of the roots of this plant. Folk healers consider decoctions and infusions prepared from the underground part of sunflower as the most effective means for dissolving stones in the kidneys, urinary and gall bladders, as well as cleansing human joints from salts.
All power in the composition
To understand the usefulness of the sunflower root, it is necessary to study its chemical composition. As a result of research, the following substances were identified:
- polysaccharides - the main energy sources that slow down the absorption of sugar in the body;
- pectins - are natural absorbents;
- tannins - have anti-inflammatory and bactericidal action;
- inulin - used in medicine as a prebiotic;
- hemicelluloses - affect lipid metabolism, reduce the level of harmful cholesterol.
Analysis of the mineral composition of sunflower roots showed the presence of 19 vital elements. Among which are present in high concentration:
Getting rid of hard formations
Thanks to laboratory research, it was proved that biologically active compounds found in the root of sunflower reduce the percentage of urates, oxalates and ammonium urate in urine. Thus, infusions and decoctions made from the roots of a plant can be successfully used to treat urolithiasis.
Before deciding on ultrasonic crushing of stones or surgery, you can receive treatment with decoction or infusion of sunflower roots. In this case, completely painlessly and with minimal cost, you get rid of the formed stones.
IMPORTANT! In order to begin the application of this popular remedy, it is necessary to know the type of new formation, because not all of them can be dissolved. Also required compulsory medical consultation specialist.
Many diseases recede
In addition, the healing properties of sunflower roots are used for:
- treatment of arthritis, osteochondrosis, arthrosis;
- metabolic disorders;
- treatment of cystitis (due to anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties);
- cleansing the cartilage tissues of the joints;
- diabetes mellitus (lowering of sugar level);
- increased arterial pressure;
- cleansing the joints of salts;
- cardiovascular diseases;
- treating gout and sciatica;
- cleansing blood vessels from cholesterol plaques.
Features of oral administration
In the roots of sunflower is a lot of potassium, which helps to eliminate water from the body. Therefore, applying infusions and decoctions, it is necessary to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
The course of treatment can range from 20 days to two months, depending on the disease and its severity. If necessary, therapy is extended on the recommendation of a doctor.
At the beginning of treatment there may appear not quite pleasant sensations in joints, connected with the destruction of salt deposits. With a continuous course, noticeable results appear 10 days after the start of the application. In the case of treatment of urolithiasis changes will be visible by the color of urine.
To get the infusion, you need to take 1/2 tablespoon of dry finely chopped roots, pour them with one glass of boiling water and infuse for 15-20 minutes. Then you need to strain the decoction, and you can take.
Regimens may vary depending on the ailment. But most often prescribed 200 ml (1 cup) infusion twice a day after meals.
During therapy, you must follow a vegetable diet. It is recommended to exclude from the menu:
- spicy food;
- fatty and fried foods;
- pickles and smoked meats;
- sour foods.
Infusions of sunflower roots can be used in the form of warm compresses to treat joint pain, radiculitis and inflammations. Tissue bandage must be soaked with strong warm infusion, put on the sore area, cover with polyethylene, put a towel on top and secure with a bandage. Compress is recommended to put on the night.
To prepare a strong infusion, we suggest you use this recipe.
Pour one glass of dry finely chopped roots into an enamel bowl, pour 200 ml of boiling water, cover and place in a water bath (45 minutes).
The result will be a very concentrated remedy that is used only externally, it cannot be taken inside.
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The use of sunflower roots as medicinal preparations is contraindicated in:
- with individual intolerance;
- pregnant women;
- during breastfeeding;
- children under the age of three.
We are engaged in harvesting
It is best to use untreated plants for harvesting. Substances used from pests and weeds, have the property of accumulating in the roots. In this case, the underground part of sunflower not only loses its useful properties, but on the contrary becomes unsafe for use.
The roots are dug before the seeds ripen. It is necessary to choose the time when the seed is already colored. After extraction from the ground rhizome well shake off, cut off lateral thin processes. Only large and thick roots are considered curative.
Then they are washed, cut into small torches, similar in size to a pencil, laid out on paper or cloth, and left to dry in a place where direct sunlight does not penetrate.Once the roots are dry, they are broken into small pieces and folded into fabric bags.
If you do not have time to make the preparation of this natural medicine, do not worry, it can be purchased at any pharmacy.
It doesn't matter if you yourself dig up and dry the sunflower roots, or buy them, the main thing is that the healing properties of this plant will help you regain health.
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