Euphorbia (Euphorbia) is a numerous genus of plants of the Euphorbiaceae family (Euphorbiaceae).
In the form of perennial grass, shrubs, and even wood, occurs almost everywheremainly in tropical regions.
But in the middle lane there are more than 160 varieties.
When the stem breaks, white juice stands out, it is easy to recognize euphorbia on this basis. The plant is known to man since ancient times, it is his juice is used for medicinal purposes.
For the medicinal properties of milkweed and attractive appearance, a lot of decorative samples were grown, which are grown in gardens, greenhouses, at home.
Spurge is classified according to the place of distribution and by external signs indoor, garden and wild.
What is useful spurge? The man used the plant for medical purposes from time immemorial. What treats euphorbia?
In North Africa, it was used as a diaphoretic and diuretic, with its help healed wounds, swelling and even paralysis, was used as a tonic drink; milk of euphorbia made an antidote for rattlesnake bites.
In ancient Russia, it was used as an emetic, diuretic, with its help wart out, calluses and moles, treated wounds and ulcers.
Used in traditional medicine and now, widely used milkweed root. Extracts from the root are used in the treatment of prostatitis and adenoma, sarcoma, malignant tumors and radiation sickness, intestinal disorders, bone tuberculosis.
The medicinal properties of herbs and leaves of milkweed in the form of decoctions are used to treat gout, fungal diseases, and malignant tumors of the stomach, liver, and uterus. From infusions, both a root, and leaves make compresses.
Modern medicine. In modern medicine, spurge is used in the form of extracts, for the treatment of diseases of the stomach, kidneys, dysentery, cystitis, hemorrhoids, is used externally to remove warts, freckles, trophic ulcers, long-healing wounds.
Make low concentration infusionsbecause euphorbia is a poisonous plant (flower).
CypressSpurge Cypress - perennial shrub.
Growing in our country almost everywhereIt is planted in public places, gardens, serves as a beautiful frame of flower beds and garden paths.
Height is 30-40 cm, blooms twice a season, the first time in early summer, the second in September and early October.
Perennial, common in the European part of the country, in Siberia and the Far East. Height - 20-30 cm blooms in the middle of summer, petals of lemon color. The decoction is laxative. With the help of ointment dispose of for warts, heal wounds.
Milk barn is a perennial herb, found everywhere in our country. Planted in gardens and orchards, as a decorative ornament, is found in the wild.
Height is 15-30 cm, the flower is green - yellow, blooms in July - August. Tinctures used as antipyretic, emetic and diuretic, are used for wound healing.
It has an unusual branched triangular stem, flowers are located along the entire stem and its branches, purple color.
Highly similar to cactus, the stem resembles an ordinary ball; along the entire surface, it is divided from bottom to top with outgrowths on which spines are seen, very unpretentious, rarely blooms, gives one bright red flower.
"The head of a jellyfish"
The main stem is underground, on the surface are numerous branches that bloom. "The head of a jellyfish" looks spectacular in hanging pots on the wall. Unpretentious, in the winter period, development practically stops, only minimum watering.
Next, you can see homemade types of milkweed in the photo:
The most famous species: Swamp, Glossy, Fiery, Pallas.
Occurs in meadows and fields, on the forest edges, blooms in May-July, decoctions are made from leaves and roots, used as a laxative, diuretic and emetic.
Perennial shrub, height up to 80 cm, red flowers, bloom in June.
More commonly known as: muzhik-root, male root. Distributed in the Far East and Transbaikalia, perennial with lemon flowers, reaches 40 cm. Infusions of this milkweed used in the treatment of prostatitis, impotence, used for wound healing and as a tonic.
In addition to the previously listed species, the following euphorbia species are very popular:: Multifloric, Edged, Tirukalli, Ribbed, Mile.
Infinite spurge is a benefit for homeopathy and not only
The numerous genus Euphorbia has over one and a half thousand species, although some botanists are inclined to believe that there are two thousand species.
Euphorbia is a diverse plant. These are grasses, shrubs and trees, sometimes so different that without specific knowledge and you can not guess their relationship.
Unremarkable representatives of the world of flora, garden weeds, honey plants, ornamental inhabitants of gardens. And finally and first of all - medicinal plants.
In this capacity, a number of types of milkweed was known in the Ancient World in all lands where it only grew. His scientific name - Euphorbia, he is obliged to the doctor Euforba, who served at the court of the Numidian king and described the properties of milkweed in 54 BC. e. Modern medicine confirms the loyalty of some recipes of ancient herbalists, complements them with new knowledge of milk, but also constantly warns fans of homeopathy against dangerous mistakes.
The fact is that spurge got its name from the milky juice in the stems and leaves, white as milk and extremely poisonous.
But, as you know, snake venom can be useful if you know the recipes and follow the measure.
Treatment of euphorbia is permissible only with full confidence in the correctness of a particular choice. Consultation with a specialist and strict observance of instructions for the manufacture and / or use of medicines based on it is necessary.
They are in the form of ointments, alcohol tinctures, dried herbs or root for making infusions.
For them, almost all parts of the plant are collected - the tops with buds, stems and leaves (but the seeds are useless), as well as the roots. Euphorbia is collected in the wild and created by its artificial planting.
The unique use of milkweed indirectly and to a large extent comes from its powerful branched root system, sometimes going to the ground to a depth of 10 meters, from where the plant extracts clean water and specially decorated minerals.
When can I benefit from milkweed?
It is noteworthy that the chemical composition of milkweed is still not fully understood, which, however, does not interfere with the diverse use of its useful properties.
Much covers the external use of funds in the field of skin diseases. Due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, spurge is effective in:
· Insect bites and painful animal bites,
· Fungal diseases (not only skin, but also nails).
Also, spurge is able to reduce warts and age spots.
With respect to the gastrointestinal tract, euphorbia acts as a laxative and a means of preventing and treating various diseases, including dysbiosis, hemorrhoids, and peptic ulcer.
Also, among the properties of milkweed can be noted its benefits for:
· Treatment of diseases of the bladder and kidneys (as a diuretic),
· Improvement of the upper respiratory tract,
· Strengthening the walls of blood vessels (due to the high content of selenium).
One of the popular names for euphorbia, peasant root, is derived from its effectiveness in treating intimate health diseases, accompanied by a violation of erectile function.
Regular intake of preparations from euphorbia is manifested by rejuvenating and toning effect, the disappearance of headaches provoked by overwork and stress.
Recently, data have appeared on the efficacy of milkweed against oncological diseases — its ability to deliver substances that block their growth to the sites of localization of metastasis through the bloodstream. However, this information has not received an unequivocal confirmation of the world scientific community.
About the benefits of milkweed as honey
Unusual aroma and taste with light bitterness and tartness of honey collected by bees from the milkweed, is the only safe remedy from this plant, the use of which practically in no way can harm a person.
Euphorbia honey is dark brown, has a liquid consistency and does not candy for a long time. Having tried it once - it can not be confused with any other honey.
The specific taste of honey is due to the high content of iodine, the importance of which for human health cannot be overestimated and iodine, in particular:
· Serves as the foundation for the health of the thyroid gland,
· Strengthens the nervous system
· Participates in blood formation and increases hemoglobin level,
· Has a positive effect on mental abilities and other functions of the brain.
Euphorbia honey with its complex of biologically active substances is able to replace some simple complex recommended for vitamin deficiency.
It is also useful for:
· Cardiovascular system, including the prevention of varicose veins,
· Prevention of liver diseases,
· Relieving rheumatism symptoms,
· Improve the condition of the skin, nails and hair.
Take this honey is no more difficult than any other. For example, from insomnia, you can dissolve a spoonful of sweetness in milk. Or use it with herbal tea (rosehip, willow herb) to strengthen the immune system and improve metabolism.
Black radish juice with honey - a folk remedy for cough, tormenting with colds.
Externally, honey is used, in particular, in applications for wound healing.
What is the harm milkweed
The concentration of harm of milkweed is its lacteal juice, poisonous not only for humans, but also for most animals. Livestock, however, and almost all wild animals and birds, on an instinctive level, keep away from milkweed.
But domestic animals, especially curious cats, are not so prudent, so it is not recommended to breed sparrows on the windowsill if the cats live nearby.
It is not necessary to break the stalks of a plant in order to splash the juice - with many plant species, it’s enough to, say, touch the leaves, rub the stem and then touch the eyes with your fingers in order to secure pain and a lot of risks of vision deterioration.
When in contact with skin or mucous membranes, euphorbia juice causes burns, redness, inflammation and often an allergic reaction, covering the entire body.
Improper intake of euphorbia inside as a medicine is fraught with gastrointestinal disorders, including vomiting and diarrhea, as well as a general deterioration of health, cramps, a feeling of suffocation, metabolic disorders and the functioning of individual organs.
The list of threats to health can be continued for a long time, but it is better to emphasize again - treatment with euphorbia without harm is permissible only with the knowledge and sometimes under the control of the relevant specialist, and it is undesirable that they should be just a folk healer, and not a professional doctor.
Euphorbia honey, as already mentioned, is practically harmless, but it is not recommended for persons with individual intolerance or contraindication to honey in principle, as well as for those who are diagnosed with an excess of iodine in the body.
Euphorbia: plant description
Euphorbia belongs to the family of Euphorbia, there are many species and subspecies of one- and perennial herbaceous plants, small trees and semi-shrubs of this genus. The habitat of milkweed is observed in all localities of the continental and subtropical belt of the Earth. The plant received this name in honor of the Moorish doctor Euforba, who was an expert on medicinal herbs and successfully applied various plants for various purposes. Thus, the juice of the plant Euphorbia was used by the doctor both as a medicine and as a poison to eliminate unwanted people of the king, in whom he was in the service. The plant got its name in Russian because of the appearance of the juice, which is released from Euphorbia when the stems or leaves are damaged.
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The benefits and harm of milkweed in the house
Euphorbia is a poisonous plant - its juice contains a large number of substances that, when ingested, can cause severe poisoning. The juice of the plant can cause pronounced allergic reactions. Considering this, spurge is recommended to be kept in homes where there are no pets and children, and it is necessary to carry out transplantation with extreme caution.
All types of milkweed contain substances such as rubber, milky juice and resin. Despite the fact that scientists did not carry out a detailed biochemical analysis of the plant, it is known that the composition of the components of the milky juice is euforbon and amorphous gum. Also in the composition of milkweed are coumarins (esters of hydroacids), flavonoids (polyphenolic compounds) and alkaloids (nitrogen-containing compounds).
Despite its poisonous properties, spurge is a medicinal plant - roots, juice and grass are often used in the pharmaceutical industry as a raw material for medicines. The sap of the plant has an excellent diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and analgesic effect on the human body. Previously, in the absence of drugs, people were treated with euphorbia with the bites of animals, insects, as well as long-healing ulcers. Also active enzymes of milkweed juice help to cope with leukemia, providing an immunostimulating effect.
Tinctures from the roots of milkweed are used to treat skin diseases and diseases of the stomach, due to the high content of glycosides, tannins and saponins.
Types of milkweed
Grass Euphorbia has 2000 varieties. In the CIS countries there are about 170 items. Distributed plant in countries such as Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine. There is grass in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Euphorbia grows in the form of shrubs, perennial and annual grass, small trees. All its varieties are combined with the presence of caustic juice in it.
What does a spurge grass look like? The general appearance of the plants is very diverse. Some stalks are common, without thorns, others are thorny, and others have fleshy and faceted ones. It has yellow lobed leaves. The plant throws out its color in May, by July it grows and completely muffles nearby vegetation. The shape of the euphorbia flower resembles a glass.
Harvesting and storage
To properly collect the flowers, you need to make sure that the harvested plant is spurge. Indeed, in the case of collecting the wrong grass it will not have the desired effect, and otherwise there may be poisoning or other negative consequences.
When harvesting grass, euphorbia should not be allowed to collect other medicinal plants. Collect better in areas where it grows a large number.
In folk recipes used root, stems and juice. All these parts should be harvested separately. Juice is obtained from a fresh plant. Then it is evaporated in a water bath and placed in glass containers. Store the workpiece only in a cold place.
Milkweed roots are harvested in early spring. This is done before the first leaves. You can harvest them in late autumn, when the plant begins to wither. Dug out the roots cleaned of dirt, washed, treated with boiling water and dried at a temperature of 40 degrees.
Stems and grass euphorbia harvested before it blooms. After harvesting, the juice is squeezed out, and the plant unfolds for drying.
The color of euphorbia is harvested in rare cases, and then laid out in places where the sun's rays do not fall. The finished raw material is placed in glass jars for storage.
The plant in a dried form can be stored no more than 1 year. After this period, its healing properties are lost.
Application of milkweed
In the family of molochaeva there is such a houseplant as Croton. Croton oil is obtained from it, which was quite popular in the 19th century. It is often used in perfumery.
Another type of malokaya - manioc. It gives roots that can be eaten. You can use them only in boiled form, because they are poisonous in raw form.
Many types of euphorbia are dangerous to health, therefore, they were used by the indigenous people of Africa and the Caribbean islands as weapons. When his juice hit the eyes, people could completely go blind in a few minutes.
The common castor is a plant from the family of milkweed from which castor oil is produced. It is popular and can be used for hair growth.
Among many plant species there is weed euphorbia, which causes great harm to gardeners. Its negative properties will be discussed further in the article.
Composition of milkweed juice
Бело-молочный сок обладает жгучим вкусом, но у него полностью отсутствует запах. Выделяется он из надреза растения и быстро твердеет на воздухе.
В состав сока травы молочая входят: сапонины, алколоиды, камедь, дубильные вещества и другие компоненты.
Эуфорбия - природный афродизиак, который повышает защитные силы организма. The sap of the plant has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities.
What are the medicinal properties of grass euphorbia? Plant based preparations are actively used for healing wounds on the skin. They are used in the form of baths or tinctures for the treatment of fungus and gout. Well milkweed juice copes with warts that are lubricated by it. A more common method is treatment with a decoction of the plant.
In folk medicine, spurge was used as a means of possessing laxative, anthelmintic and diuretic properties. Currently, the range of its use has increased significantly.
Euphorbia slows the growth of tumors, cleanses the blood and prevents the growth of metastases. The lactones contained in the grass have antitumor properties. Due to its healing qualities, spurge is used to treat various neoplasms. Often it is used in sarcoma. Effectively plant in the period of restorative chemotherapy.
Inside you can apply euphorbia to fight worms. Effective decoction of plants in anthrax, rabies and paralysis.
Women can use it to treat mastitis, uterine fibroids and infertility.
Euphorbia is often used to treat anemia. It is used for the serious development of tuberculosis, as well as for the complex treatment of bronchitis, bronchial asthma and pneumonia.
Possessing bactericidal properties, spurge can relieve inflammation in cystitis. In diarrhea, decoction relieves symptoms due to the presence of tannins in the plant.
The root of the herb is used to treat headaches and to treat problems of the male genital tract. Milkweed root extract is considered a powerful emetic. Therefore, it can be used in the bites of rabid animals and acute intestinal diseases.
Currently, the properties of milkweed are used in official medicine. His infusions in low concentrations are used in the treatment of kidney diseases, hemorrhoids, eczema and skin fungus. Grass reduces inflammation and reduces pain.
Take the broth milkweed can people who are overweight. The plant helps to increase the protective functions of the body. It is best to use it in the autumn-winter period for the prevention of colds.
Due to the poison contained in the plant, it is necessary to be careful when used externally.
Folk recipes from milkweed
The medicinal properties of milkweed have been applied in the treatment of the following diseases:
- Tincture for the treatment of fungus, eczema and depriving. 1 teaspoon of herb is poured 500 ml of boiling water. Infused for half an hour and filtered. The tool should be used as a bath. For the treatment of lichen apply the juice of a fresh plant, which greased sore spot. They are kept for 20 minutes and thoroughly washed with water.
- Diseases of the digestive tract. 5 grams of root pour 1/2 liter of water. Boil the liquid for 10 minutes. Take the drug 3 times a day for a tablespoon a quarter of an hour before meals.
- Getting rid of freckles or age spots. Lubricate the face with the juice of the plant, wash it thoroughly after 10-15 minutes.
- Treatment of corns. This recipe is known from antiquity. Smear the blisters with herbs and put on socks. The procedure is carried out at night for 6 -7 days. In the morning, wash off the juice and apply pumice.
- Depilation. To facilitate the process, add a teaspoon of plant juice to 100 grams of boiled water. Wipe the place where the planned depilation. The procedure will be faster, and the hairs will grow back more slowly.
Using euphorbia in the treatment of diseases, you can quickly reduce their symptoms.
What does spurge grass look like? Gardeners begin to fight this weed in early spring. The grass is a plant with stabbing leaves, a hard stem and the white milk it produces. Its root system goes deep into the soil, and its depth can reach 1 m.
Experienced gardeners remove weedweed weed only with a shovel. Constant deep weeding, digging up the soil in spring and autumn, the use of herbicides are the main methods of dealing with it.
Huge damage is inflicted on cereals, which due to milkweed cannot develop normally. It also interferes with plants that are grown in the garden. Having a developed root system, malokai sucks all useful substances from the soil. This causes the death of other plants.
Despite the harmful qualities, the plant is a good indicator of soil.
Ways of dealing with euphorbia
Spurge - weed grass, so there are several methods of dealing with it. Use traditional methods or modern drugs. Sometimes both methods are used.
It is best to start weed control in early spring, when leaves only appear on the plant. Be sure to rip the grass from the root, leaving no part of it in the ground. If this is not done, the spurge will sprout in the soil again.
When fighting a plant, it is completely pulled out along with the root.
The second method used to combat grass euphorbia is the use of herbicides. By combining these two ways together, you can completely get rid of the weed in the garden.
Properties of euphorbia ordinary
Euphorbia contains sap in the stem, which is very toxic for animals. For the treatment of man, he has many useful properties. Effectively use it in the treatment of childhood skin diseases.
The grass Euphorbia ordinary has a laxative and anthelmintic agent. For internal use prepare a decoction of the plant. 2 tablespoons of the plant pour a liter of hot water. Boil for 10 minutes and insist throughout the day. Drink on an empty stomach 200 ml in the morning.
Sometimes the plant is used to treat hemorrhoids and intestinal colitis. You can drink the infusion to improve metabolism.
Contraindications to the use of milkweed
When applying milkweed, we must not forget that the plant is poisonous. All funds from it must be prepared with strict adherence to dosages and rules of administration.
Treatment with euphorbia should occur under the supervision of an experienced specialist. After all, he can prompt the correct and safe regimen. With prolonged use of the plant may cause side effects. The finished product should not get into the eyes or on the face, if this happened, then the medicine should be washed off with water.
- individual intolerance,
- pregnancy and lactation,
- allergic reactions on the skin.
All means of milkweed are contraindicated in children. In case of prolonged contact, a burn may appear on the skin, therefore, the affected area should be washed with water and a cold compress should be applied. Be sure to give your child an antihistamine.
Common types of milkweed
There are about 2000 varieties in the genus. Among them are succulent, deciduous and leafless crops, as well as small trees..
About 120 species of euphorbia cultivated in Russia. Spurge is widely used in floriculture and landscape design. It is ideal for decorating apartments and offices.
This species also has a different name - Vine. Distributed in the northeast of Europe, in the Caucasus and in the countries of Central Asia. You can meet the canopy euphorbia in forest glades, along the banks of rivers. It is found in the central part of Russia.Briar Euphorbia
Plant height does not exceed 80 cm. At the top of the erect stem are flower stalks, and elongated leaves, the length of which is about 7 cm, grow below. . The peduncles are flowers bordered by two petals. They are yellowish in color. The plant blooms in mid-summer.
In folk medicine is very common. Usually use its flowers and leaves. Often used to treat skin diseases.. The milky sap contained in the plant is poisonous and dangerous to health.
Indoor flower species
Some types of culture are actively used for landscaping apartments and premises. Succulent euphorbia and blooming are commonly grown under indoor conditions.. They are unpretentious and very easy to maintain and maintain.
At home, tropical and subtropical varieties of euphorbia are more commonly grown. Most often for the house choose such species as Poinsettia, White-clothed and Brilliant Euphorbia.
This is an unusual kind of culture. Visually, the plant is very similar to the ball of green-brown color.. It has similarities with the cactus, but the fat euphorbia does not have thorns. She also has no leaves.Spurting fat
The plant grows up to 30 cm in height and up to 10 cm in diameter. Refers to succulent species. In its natural habitat, the plant grows in South Africa.
Very rarely in the summertime you can see how euphorbia blooms fat. Its flowers form a circle around the top of the stem.
Like other varieties of milkweed, this is poisonous due to the content in the stem of the milky juice. At the same time culture is very popular in indoor floriculture. It is unpretentious and original.
This is a very popular culture in floriculture. Her love for the beautiful and lush flowering. This spurge is also called the brilliant and crown of thorns.. The second name went to the people because of the abundance of thorns on the shoots of the plant.Euphorbia Mil
The homeland of the species is the island of Madagascar. There he can have a height of about two meters. This perennial species has rich green leaves in the shape of an ellipse. Flowers do not differ beauty. Bracts are another matter. They are colorful, can have a variety of colors.
Culture blooms from spring to autumn. The size and brightness of the bracts are completely dependent on the care of the plant.
The plant is poisonous. The leaves and stems of the culture produce a milky sap that has a toxic substance.. In this regard, when transplanting and reproducing a culture, it is necessary to be extremely careful. Also, the plant must be kept away from small children.
Also called belozhilkovym. The name comes from the appearance of the leaves, which are clearly visible white streaks. The homeland of the plant is the island of Madagascar.Whitechildren Euphorbia
This is a decorative perennial view of euphorbia. Refers to succulent species.
The culture has a long stem. Closer to the top, the stem gradually thickens. The top of the stem is crowned with emerald white veined leaves. The flowers of this plant do not have decorative qualities. They have a white color and small size.. Located in the axils of the leaves.
Culture is actively used in traditional medicine. At the same time, the juice that it contains is very poisonous and dangerous when it comes into contact with the skin, into the eyes or inside. It can cause severe burns and poisoning..
Poinsettia or Euphorbia the most beautiful is also called the Christmas star. This is due to the fact that bloom plant starts in december.Euphorbia Poinsettia
The plant is very loved by growers for incredibly beautiful flowering. Large scarlet star-shaped flowers rise dramatically above green foliage.
Thanks to the work of breeders, many varieties were bred with other colors of flowers. With proper care, the flowering of Poinsettia can last up to six months, but on average it lasts for 2-3 months.
This is an unpretentious look, height can reach 50 cm . Very often, people make mistakes when buying culture. It is recommended to acquire a Christmas star in warm time and in reliable stores.
Euphorbia the most beautiful is poisonous, but in the milky juice there are very small doses of poison, therefore even by eating a leaf of a plant poisoning will not happen. Skin contact causes an allergic reaction, but no more.
Fiery or Griffith
This is a compact shrub. It is characterized by instability to frost. Naturally grows in China and the Himalayan mountains. The height of the culture does not exceed 80 cm.Euphorbia Fire or Griffith
The species is very bright and beautiful. Stems have a reddish color. BUT against the background of green leaves are blooming flowers with rich orange bracts. Closer to the onset of autumn, the bracts change their color to crimson, and the leaves turn pink.
This view can be a wonderful element of landscape design. It is ideally suited for decorating areas of country houses, it feels good in greenhouses. Can be a good partner for ferns. Used in rabatkah and mixborders.
The milky juice that is found in the euphorbia is poisonous, but the dose of toxic matter in it is not as large as in many other varieties. If the juice gets on the skin, an allergic reaction is possible, therefore, when working with a plant, it is recommended to wear protective gloves.
This is a common perennial plant. Often used in alternative medicine. The plant has a height of about 40 cm .Euphorbia Pallas
The area of culture distribution is the countries of Asia and Transbaikalia.
The stem often has a pubescent surface. Leaves are elongated or oval. They have a greenish-brown color. Flowers do not wear decorative qualities. Flowering culture begins in late spring.
In the people, this species is called peasant root. It is the euphorbia root Pallas used to treat many diseases.
Culture is very common in traditional medicine. With the help of parts of the plant make decoctions, tincturesthat benefit in the treatment of many diseases.Milkweed juice - diaphoretic, diuretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory
Among them should be highlighted:
- Skin diseases: burns, ulcers, warts, versicolor,
- Stomach diseases, including gastritis,
- Diseases of the genitourinary system, including cystitis,
- Tumor formation: benign and malignant,
- Cold diseases,
- Bronchial asthma,
- Women's gynecological diseases.
There are a number of contraindications.:
- Pregnancy and lactation,
- Child age,
- Allergy on the plant and its parts, including the milky sap,
- Serious lung disease and hearts.
For treatment, use the lacteal juice, which allocates the plant, the root (especially man-root or milkweed Pallas root). From leaves and roots make decoctions and tinctures based on alcohol. Also actively used decoctions and tinctures of the flowers of the plant.
Thus, spurge is a widespread plant in the whole world. There are more than 2000 species in the genus. Many of them are actively used in floriculture and landscape design. Culture is very popular in the treatment of many diseases. Wherein all species contain poisonous and dangerous to human and animal health juice. Therefore, when preparing recipes for traditional medicine, you need to be extremely careful and act only on the advice of doctors.
The most useful parts of the plant include grass and roots.. Great value also in the sap of the plant. It is inherent tonic, blood purifying and stimulating properties. Great as a laxative. The juice of the plant anesthetizes, performs diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory and antihelminthic action.
However, it should be remembered that not all types of milkweed are useful. Among them are also poisonous species. More information about the toxicity and danger of milkweed can be found here.
- It is easy and understandable about the breeding of milkweed at home and growing in open ground.
- Amazing euphorbia - home care instructions, photo of the plant
Ailments for which it is applied
- Ulcerative diseases.
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Fungal lesions of the skin.
- Stomach disorders.
- Liver disease.
Harmful or not familiar to us home flower euphorbia? The unequivocal answer is yes.
It eats away the tissues of the body, leaving wounds on the skin, which then become ulcers.
Eye contact causes severe inflammation. It can also cause temporary blindness, which will continue until damaged tissue is restored. Seriously damages the mucous layers of the mouth, nose and lips.
When ingested juice, there is a digestive upset. If the amount of juice that has been ingested is large enough, then this can lead to clouding of the mind. Very often, the flower causes an allergic reaction in humans.
Honey, how is it useful?
It has a specific taste and a very unusual flavor. He is tart and bitter. But, despite this, for a long time keeps in itself healing properties.
Used in the treatment of:
It cleans the blood vessels, preventing the development of heart disease.
Useful properties of such honey:
- memory improvement
- increased muscle tone
- strengthening the nervous system
- hemoglobin production
- Replenishment of missing vitamins in the body.
Honey against insomnia
- 1 tbsp. l milk spirits,
- a glass of warm milk.
Add honey to milk, mix well until honey is completely dissolved. Drink after meals, not more than 1 time per day.
It is used in the treatment of lichen, callosities on the legs, age spots or freckles.
Treat only fresh juice. To do this, lubricate the affected areas of skin for 20 minutes. Then wash the juice with water.
Removal of age spots and freckles
Use fresh milky juice. Smear the necessary places with fresh juice. Then washed off and smeared with fish oil.
The drink speeds up the metabolism, removes excess fluid and cholesterol. Take small doses for cancer, for the treatment of stomach, liver, cystitis, dysentery, hemorrhoids, used as a laxative.
- 5 грамм сухой травы залить 500 мл воды.
- Кипятить 10 минут на слабом огне.
- Настоять 20 минут и процедить.
- Принимать по 1 ст. ложке за 20 минут до еды.
Применяется для приготовления настоек. They are used for ulcers and inflammatory processes in the lungs. They can strengthen the immune system and fight infections. Herbal tinctures will ease diarrhea and cystitis.
- 1 tsp Milkweed herb pour 0.5 liters of boiling water.
- Insist 30 minutes.
- Strain and use for baths.
- 5 grams of root chop.
- Fill with water (50 ml).
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Insist 2 hours.
- Apply every day before meals 2-3 times 1 tbsp. a spoon.
Tincture against warts
- Take a teaspoon of dried herbs.
- Pour boiling water (half a liter).
- Infuse for 30 minutes.
- Thoroughly strain.
Use for making trays for areas with warts.
You can also use such a prepared remedy for the treatment of lichen, eczema and fungal diseases.
Application for weight loss
For this procedure, Euphorbia Pallas is used:
- Collect grass.
- Boil it, squeeze well and dry.
- Dry grass grind into powder.
Apply 1 tablespoon 3 times daily before meals. Promotes weight loss.
Euphorbia is a plant with many useful and healing properties, able to solve many health problems. But do not forget that it refers to poisonous plants. In order not to harm your body, use the plant only after consulting and prescribing a doctor.
Video about the medicinal properties of milkweed
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Spurge - one of the most effective medicinal and at the same time poisonous plants. The benefits and harms of milkweed are a load on two opposite scales, but if you use milkweeds with accuracy and knowledge, the benefits will definitely outweigh.
Those who have ever seen this type of milkweed can easily guess why it is called belozhilkov. On the leaves of the flower are clearly visible white streaks, hence the name. By the way, this flower is only one of the species of the Euphorbia family. There are more than two thousand varieties of Molochaynye, among which there are trees, shrubs, and grasses (annual and perennial). In our latitude view came from Africa. In Russia, on the roadsides, in the fields you can also find wild euphorbia.
White euphorbia does not require special care or special conditions of detention. The main condition is to prevent waterlogging, as well as drying out the soil. Watering requires moderate. In winter, it is better to reduce it to a minimum, as the plant rests during this period. Also this type of euphorbia does not tolerate direct sunlight. If you put a flower on the sunny side under the direct rays of the sun, you will soon notice that the leaves begin to turn yellow and fall off one by one.
The flower is best planted in a wide pot. The boll containing the seeds bursts when ripe and the seeds spread. If the seed got into the soil, it can settle down there and soon another sprout of milkweed will appear. In the first years of life, spurge should be replanted once a year, and then - less.
The flower needs fertilizing. Perfect for feeding succulents. Three times a month, milk spurgeing is required in summer, and in winter it is enough once.
If you organize the appropriate conditions, then soon you will notice that the white-faced spurge becomes stronger and releases more and more new leaves. The flower grows quite quickly, can reach a height of about half a meter.
What is the danger
Euphorbia is an extremely dangerous plant. It's all about the juice that its leaves emit. Juice white, falling on the mucous membranes, can cause severe burns, allergic reactions, burning. If the juice gets inside, problems with the work of the stomach are inevitable. There were even cases of coma when interacting with milkweed juice. It's all about the poisonous substance called euphorin. Oddly enough, but there is a lot of information that spurge is widely used in medicine. This is the case. What is used is spurge not only in traditional medicine, but also contained in medical preparations. However, it should not be forgotten that the healing properties of this species becomes only when it undergoes proper processing, at which substances dangerous to human life are excluded. Independently prepare medicines from milkweed in any case impossible, no matter how traditional medicine says. Especially it is necessary to treat with caution the content of this plant when there are children and animals in the house. Small children can chew a leaf, and just tear off the leaves, and then rub their eyes. Animals, as a rule, avoid euphorbia, as they sense danger, but you never know what will come to an animal’s head. Therefore, it is better to get rid of milkweed in such cases and not to wait until trouble happens.
By the way, the florist also should monitor personal security. Wash hands with soap and water after trimming the leaves, transplanting, or any other contact. And be sure to contact the plant with gloves. For cutting the leaves should not use a knife that is used in the kitchen. It is better to have a separate knife or scissors for milkweed.
What to do when in contact with juice
If it so happened that the juice still got on the skin or mucous membrane, you should take measures:
- As soon as possible, thoroughly wash the area with water, then with soap and then running water again.
- Take antiallergic means.
- If a burn was formed, then smear with burns ointment.
- If a burn is formed, do not go outside and get under the sun. From this, the burn will intensify.
- To monitor the general condition, with changes for the worse, urgently seek medical help.
If you do decide to start milkweed, you should be extremely careful and inform all family members about its properties.
Spurge - one of the most effective medicinal and at the same time poisonous plants. The benefits and harms of milkweed are a load on two opposite scales, but if you use milkweeds with accuracy and knowledge, the benefits will definitely outweigh.