Grass ear (bear ears) - instructions for use
Since ancient times, the grass and berries of the bear's ear or bearberry are known. Alternative medicine always uses decoctions, tinctures, tinctures. Bear's ear is a grass, the use of which is described in the twelfth century. It is used by modern folk healers.
Place of growth
The ear of a bear is a perennial grassy green plant. This shrub belongs to the Vereskov family. It has a low thin stem and a wide-spreading tenacious root system. It blooms from April to June. Flowers white and pink. The leaves are semi-oval, thickish, inside - mealy. The berries are red, sour-tart taste. Depending on the place of growth, the ear of a bear has other names: bearberry, bear ears, bear berry and others. And grows in cold mountainous places. This is mainly the North, Western Siberia, the Far East, the Baltic States and the Caucasus.
In the twelfth century, the plant with the above names was known as a healing one. People harvested it in advance and used to treat various diseases. Leaves, berries and stem were used as medicine. The plant is a bear's ear, or bearberry, looks like a lingonberry and often grows with it in the neighborhood. But to distinguish it from another heather shrub is easy. On the lower part of the lingonberry leaf there are dark specks, and bearberry leaves are smooth. Each berry contains only five seeds. The plant is not afraid of cold and in frosty winters its leaves remain green. The leaves and berries at the end of summer are rich in healing properties. Therefore, the raw material is harvested in August-September. Dry it in the shade or in the sun, which does not matter. This is another feature of the bear's ear - when drying its healing properties do not lose strength.
The composition and use of the plant
The fact that bear ears are useful grass has been known to many for a long time. According to its composition, it is very rich in essential oils, useful acids, minerals, tannic and other useful substances. The leaves, collected during the flowering period, have earned the attention of many physicians and traditional healers for their healing properties. The presence of tannins in the grass has an astringent effect.Helps to get rid of intestinal disorders, promotes healing of wounds. Glucose and hydroquinone contained in the grass have a disinfectant and analgesic effect. A bear's ear is endowed with such properties that relieve a person from many ailments. Improve and prolong his life.
People suffering from heart disease, need to eliminate puffiness. A good helper in this is bearberry berries. It is part of tinctures and teas, which are freely sold in pharmacies. In the same place, you can recommend a bath product that will ease the condition.
Apply bear ears in the form of infusions, decoctions, trays, powders, ointments. Wash the wounds with solutions, make lotions and compresses. The most common use of herbs in the treatment of cystitis, inflammatory processes in the kidneys and bladder. The action is the most favorable: and with incontinence, and with the removal of diuresis. Infusion treatment is prepared as follows: 20 grams. dry crushed leaves of bearberry (bear's ear), poured half a liter of cold water and infused for 10-12 hours.After this, the infusion is boiled for five minutes and filtered. Take before meals (20 minutes) to 30 grams. It happens that the infusion causes nausea or diarrhea. To avoid this, it is necessary before taking the drug to take 5 grams. soda, washed down with water.
Another recipe is no less effective: 10 gr. leaves are poured 20 ml of hot water, kept in a water bath for 10-15 minutes. After all is filtered through dense gauze, boiled water is added, up to 200 ml. Take a therapeutic infusion of 60 ml, several times a day, before meals.
The plant is bear ears, the grass and berries of which are used to make a decoction, can be used to make tinctures. It is easier and more convenient. In folk medicine, tincture is recommended to take to normalize blood pressure. To do this, in 100 ml of forty percent ethyl alcohol insist 20 grams. dried and crushed leaves for 15 days in a dry and warm place. After two weeks everything is filtered and the tincture is ready. Take it for 10 drops, three times a day, after meals. Tincture is used to treat the nervous system, in the fight against alcoholism, to stop uterine bleeding.
Use by Tibetan Healers
In Tibetan medicine, bear ears, the use of which is very popular in the form of decoctions and tinctures, are used for the treatment of antritis, a bazaar, anemia, gonorrhea, and pulmonary tuberculosis. Ointments prepared on the basis of berries of bearberry, treat sore joints, gout. Broth leaves washed purulent wounds. Use the plant in powder form for powders. Broth is prepared as follows: 20 gr. dry leaves are placed in a dish, preferably enameled, pour 200 ml of boiling water. Leave in a water bath for 15 minutes. The broth cools at room temperature for almost an hour. Then it is filtered. The raw material is squeezed out, and the broth is topped up with water, of course, boiled (up to 200 ml). Take half a glass (or 60 ml) several times a day a few minutes after a meal.
Warned - Armed
Pharmacies bear's ear - the grass, the use of which is always indicated on the package. Her sheet is part of the tea, recommended to relieve inflammation of the bladder, normalize the action of the ducts, eliminate renal colic. The instruction is always attached to each pharmaceutical preparation. It is necessary to read it carefully before proceeding with its use. Even if it seems to you that you remember well the advice and recommendations of the doctor.Extreme caution should be taken when using medicines recommended by traditional medicine. Any plant that has healing properties can damage your health if it is used improperly. Including grass ear. Instructions for its use should also be fully followed.