Viburnum opulus-a common unpretentious shrub-has healing properties and flowers, and berries, and bark. Today we will talk about how viburnum berries are used in folk medicine.
They are harvested by cutting off the brush of ripe berries entirely. Dried in a well-ventilated area, hanging berry clusters on a rope, or in a dryer at a temperature of + 60…+80 degrees. Use and frozen fruits.
This medicinal raw material has a tonic, antiseptic, astringent, hemostatic, choleretic effect; helps to reduce blood pressure, stimulates the heart and strengthens blood vessels. Viburnum juice is used for the prevention of cancer and the treatment of certain types of malignant tumors. Infusions and decoctions of berries are used for cough, colds and flu, hypertension, atherosclerosis, vascular spasms, neuroses, liver and gastrointestinal diseases.
Externally, viburnum juice is used as a cosmetic (against acne, age spots and wrinkles), as well as an infusion — for skin diseases (eczema, boils and others).
Contraindications to ingestion of drugs based on viburnum berries are acute kidney disease; caution should be taken to their use by those who suffer from hypotension (low blood pressure). Many recipes based on viburnum berries include the addition of honey — do not use them if honey is contraindicated.
- Cold infusion of viburnum berries
It is used as a vitamin, tonic; has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. 3-4 tablespoons of berries (fresh, dried or frozen) in the evening pour 0.5 liters of cold boiled water, insist night, strain in the morning, squeeze the raw materials, add honey or sugar to taste. Drink in several doses in equal portions throughout the day.
- Infusion of viburnum berries
It is used as a restorative and sedative (including neuroses). 1 tablespoons of dried berries grind (grind in a mortar), pour 1 Cup of boiling water, wrap, insist for 4 hours, strain. To drink during the day in several receptions.
Another infusion recipe: 4 tablespoons berries (for fresh, frozen or dried) inject in thermos 0.5 are unaware boiling water, insist in for 2 hours, strain, raw materials squeeze. You can add honey to taste. Take 3 times a day half an hour before eating 0.5 cups hypertension, atherosclerosis, neuroses, and also as a tonic.
- A decoction of viburnum berries for coughs and colds
1 tbsp berries pour 1 Cup boiling water, simmer for 10 minutes, then cool at room temperature, strain, squeeze raw materials. Take 3 times a day 1-2 tablespoons.
- A decoction of viburnum with lime color for colds, flu
Mix taken in equal proportions of dried Linden flowers and viburnum berries. 2 tablespoons collection pour 2 cups of cold water, bring to a boil, boil on low heat for 5-7 minutes, strain. Take hot at night for 1 Cup, adding honey to taste.
- Viburnum puree with honey for hypertension
This tool helps to prevent the development of hypertension, if you use it in the early stages of the disease. Warm fresh or frozen viburnum berries in a steamer or colander over hot steam until they are soft. Softened berries to wipe, add buckwheat honey in a ratio of 1:1 (if jumps in blood pressure are caused by increased nervous tension, stress, fatigue, it is desirable to use lime honey). Take 5-6 times a day for 2-3 teaspoons. The course is 2-3 weeks, after a two-week break it can be repeated.