Put a bouquet of lilacs in the room in spring to enjoy its aroma, and then use it as a remedy. Lilac is used to treat joints, headaches, and diabetes.
Since ancient times, lilacs have been credited with magical properties; it is believed that lilacs planted near the house drive away evil spirits. There is a sign that if you managed to find a five-petal flower in a bunch of lilacs, then you need to make a wish that will certainly come true.
Lilac has long been known to folk healers and has healing properties. Moreover, flowers, leaves, and buds are used to prepare potions.
Collection and preparation
The lilac has the most powerful effect even before the buds open. In May, lilac branches should be cut and hung in the air (in the shade under a canopy). Leaves can be collected from May to July, spread in a single layer on paper or cotton. Lilac raw materials retain their healing properties for up to 2 years.
The use of lilac in folk medicine.
Lilac is used to treat:
As an antipyretic
As an anti-inflammatory
For gout and arthritis
Like a diuretic
Lilac leaves treat suppuration.
With colds, pulmonary tuberculosis, kidney stones, cough, they drink tea from lilac flowers to relieve body temperature. Lilac is also effective in urolithiasis, it promotes the discharge of sand.
In diabetes, lilac buds are used, which are harvested in early spring. A decoction of lilac buds: take 1 teaspoon of buds, pour a glass of water, simmer for 10 minutes, strain and bring boiled water to the original volume. You need to take a decoction 3 times a day, 1 tbsp. spoon.
Fresh lilac leaves relieve headaches. Apply fresh (previously crushed) leaves to the forehead, temporal or occipital region, and the pain will leave you very quickly.
For purulent wounds, a bandage of crushed lilac leaves is applied to the wound surface. On the first day, the bandage should be changed 3–4 times, and then — 1 time per day.
For diseases of the musculoskeletal system, rubbing is prepared from flowers: take 2 tbsp. spoons of crushed raw materials grind with 2 tbsp. tablespoons of butter. Lubricate painful places and wrap up at night with a warm scarf.
Lilac tincture is also effective for heel spurs. Take 1 part of flowers and 10 parts of vodka, leave for 10 days in a tightly sealed container in a dark place. Rub sore spots or make compresses 4–5 times a day.
With neuralgia, an ointment is used from the juice of young leaves and pork fat. Take one part of lilac leaf juice prepared from crushed leaves and four parts of lard. Mix well. Keep refrigerated.
Attention! Please note that lilac is a poisonous plant, so take the infusion inside carefully.
Source: Home Doctor magazine
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Author: How to be healthy
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