Garden

Kinky sorrel

Pin
Send
Share
Send
Send


Curled sorrel is widely used in traditional medicine recipes. Even the ancestors prepared from him medical packs that helped relieve inflammation. The root and leaves of the herb are regularly used as an anti-parasitic agent. However, today the herb can be found in the composition of many drugs. Due to its high effectiveness, sorrel-based preparations are gaining immense popularity.

On the basis of useful perennial produce various dietary supplements and medicinal teas. The main advantage of these funds is the saving of time for preparation and availability of instructions for use to achieve a therapeutic effect.

Important! Before taking these funds should be familiar with contraindications and consult with your doctor.

Plant description

The perennial plant has a tap root system. The stem of the useful herb can reach a length from 50 to 120 cm. Perennial can grow in any climate, it adapts well and develops in various conditions. Homeland curly sorrel is Japan.

Curly sorrel leaves are long, rod-shaped, sour in taste. In the first 2 years after planting, a rosette is formed on the plant, which is collected from the leaves, and closer to year 3, the main stem thickens.

The plant buckwheat family, has small inflorescences. Bundles are collected in neat brushes, creating a green-red panicle. Fruits are collected in trihedral form of seeds. The plant starts flowering in early June. The final harvest period is July. By this time, the leaves become coarse, have abundant amounts of acid in their composition, which, if improperly applied, can be harmful to health.

The period of active flowering begins in mid-spring. The flowers are small, neatly gathered in buds, green-brown.

The herbaceous perennial refers to crops that love abundant watering. Therefore, for a good harvest, it is important to provide perennial with enough moisture. Sorrel is cold-resistant enough, it is not afraid of sudden changes in temperature.

Where grows

Curled sorrel grows in loams and soils with an average ph. At one place weed can grow more than 4 years. Curled sorrel loves moisture, so it can often be seen on wetlands.

Tip! To plant a perennial in the dacha, it is enough to dig a few bushes growing near the reservoir. The plant will take root well, if you provide it with enough moisture.

Useful properties and contraindications

The plant is quite popular in medicine. On the basis of curly sorrel not only homemade medicine is prepared, but also pharmaceuticals. To prepare use the root, stem and leaves.

The root contains a huge amount of ascorbic acid, which is responsible for the body's defenses. Also curled sorrel is rich in vitamins:

  • K;
  • B1;
  • B2;
  • PP.

Also contains polynuclear compounds, antraglycosides, iron and tannins.

Attention! Curled sorrel is rich in essential oil, which helps in the treatment of many diseases.

Useful properties of leaves:

  • improve the functioning of the digestive tract;
  • have an astringent effect;
  • accelerate wound healing;
  • strengthen the gums;
  • used in scurvy.

The root has a rich composition of useful components:

  • has a tonic effect;
  • used as a sedative;
  • increases the body's defenses;
  • used as a febrifuge.

Due to the enormous acid content of the herb, it is useful to take far from all. Herbal infusions are not recommended for those who have increased acidity of the stomach.

Curly sorrel is also contraindicated for people who have a stomach ulcer. In any case, the use of medicinal herbs must be coordinated with your doctor.

Application of curly sorrel

The plant has a pleasant taste, so young leaves are regularly used in cooking. Soups are cooked from greens, cold dishes are cooked in the form of okroshka or vitamin salads. Older leaves contain more acid in the composition, so they should be consumed with extreme caution.

At this perennial application does not end there. Herb is widely used not only in cooking, but also in recipes of traditional and traditional medicine.

Attention! Young leaves are better suited for treatment.

It is worth noting that the root of curly sorrel is used to treat gynecological diseases. Also, these decoctions are well help with bleeding. Many doctors recommend drinking infusions with low hemoglobin.

Many women use vitamin infusions for chronic diseases of the genitourinary system. A decoction of the leaves can have a diuretic effect - removes from the body disease-causing bacteria. Thanks to this, you can quickly recover from cystitis, urethritis. Perennial with rheumatism and hemorrhoids is widely popular. Often the tool has been effective in the treatment of spleen and lymph nodes.

The most common infusion of the root for the treatment of bronchial asthma and obstructive bronchitis. In addition, the buckwheat herb is considered to be very effective in purulent processes in auricles and conjunctivitis.

Control measures

Curly sorrel is a weedy plant, and often bring great harm to planted crops. Often weed is a source of fungal disease, which has curly leaves. In order to avoid damage to other cultures, agrotechnical and chemical methods of combating curly sorrel are used.

Agrotechnical methods:

  • when planting crops, use seed that has been previously treated for pests;
  • adhere to crop rotation;
  • make 2-time tillage with top dressing;
  • regularly clean the area from weeds;
  • in the initial stage of plant growth to produce a deep pruning of the root.

The chemical methods include treatment with the special preparation “Iskra DE”.

Conclusion

Curly sorrel has long been recognized in official medicine as a fortifying, hemostatic and disinfectant. It is widely used in the treatment of a huge list of diseases. Thanks to the infusion of a useful herb, it is possible to cure gynecological diseases, improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and increase the body's defenses.

Pin
Send
Share
Send
Send