Scarlet tree medicinal properties and applications
The structure of the aloe
Aloe tree is a perennial. It is widespread in our country as a houseplant with the name “century plant”. Cultivated in Central Asia, also in the coastal parts of Adjara. In Africa it grows in the wild. Is a plant with large, fleshy leaves up to 60 cm, usually they kuchenny in a rosette at the apex of the stem, the plant also has a fairly long barrel. The leaves are elongated, sword-shaped form, have spines on the edges. High flower arrows, ending in a brush of red-yellow flowers with a simple six-toothed perianth.
In semiarid regions of aloe also adapted to the growth. Succulent leaves of the plant are slimy core that retain moisture reserves that are needed by the plant.
The chemical composition of aloe
Little studied. Antraglikozidy in the leaves, irritate the mucous membrane and thus increase peristalsis. In the leaves of the tree aloe contains vitamin C, oksimetildifenil aloe — amolin, and other derivatives antraglikozidov.
The use of scarlet
In folk medicine, the leaves and juice uses for medicinal purposes. Usually in medicine is used fresh or hardened juice of aloe (aloes).
Sabur is evaporated, the hardened SAP from the aloe leaf ( pieces dark brown or powder)has a peculiar smell and bitter taste. In aloes found alone, they represent a mixture antraglikozidov, when cleavage is formed emodin (triclimate-santraginean) and sugar — arabinose. Also aloes contains volatile oil, resin, and other substances.
The presence alone in the plant causes a laxative effect. The aloe leaf juice improves digestion, stimulates the appetite and has anti-inflammatory, strong tonic, wound healing, antibacterial properties. The drug should not be used in diseases of the gallbladder and liver, as purgative action of aloes is manifested after taking the drug, only in the presence of bile in the intestine after 8-10 hours.
Contraindicated Sabur in cystitis. pregnancy (due to the increasing rush of blood to the pelvic organs), hemorrhoids. uterine bleeding. Preparations in powder form of Sabur, inside designate chronic constipation (0.05 — 0.2 g per reception).
Treatment aloe trophic ulcers, burns, inflammatory skin diseases, purulent wounds used aloe juice topically. For treatment. as well as prevention of skin lesions with radiation sickness, apply the emulsion of aloe juice.
It has bactericidal activity against typhoid and dysentery Bacillus, Streptococcus, Proteus.
Aloe speeds up the process of regeneration, increases the resistance of the mucous membranes from damage. This explains the rationality of the use of aloe in the treatment of gastritis, gastric ulcer, venous ulcers, duodenal ulcer, wounds, burns, lesions of the mucous membranes and of the skin after irradiation, aloe is also used in ophthalmic practice in progressive myopia, for the treatment of vitreous opacities, conjunctivitis. It is therefore not in the treatment of patients with chronic bronchopneumonia and tuberculosis prescribe drugs aloe with antibiotics. These assignments contribute to the effectiveness of the treatment and the weakening of the side effects of antibiotics. Aloe juice has the ability to enhance the secretion and the formation of insulin, therefore, in the initial stages of diabetes assigns it. Aloe is also used for infertility in men and women. Clinical data are as follows (in secondary infertility), about improving the appearance of pregnancy in women who received aloe simultaneously with specific therapy inside for 3 — 8 months. Aloe enhances sperm motility and increases energy reserves in them.
It must be remembered that when the treatment is aloe . complications can occur during treatment, such as diarrhea, increased menstrual bleeding, increased intestinal peristalsis; the introduction of SAP in the nose, or after the injection of aloe Vera when applied locally, can cause allergic reactions, like anaphylactic shock or acute bullous dermatitis.
Contraindicated with aloe hemoptysis, pregnancy, hemorrhoids. acute inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, acute kidney disease.
• To prepare a General tonic to recover from a disease it is necessary to finely chop 1.5 kg of aloe leaves (about 3-5 years old) mixed with 850 ml of Cahors and 2.5 kg may preferably honey. Place the mixture in a dark glass jar, then tightly close the jar and leave it at room temperature, preferably in a dark place. The cure will be ready in 5-7 days. After severe infections the first 5 days it should be taken an hour before food in the proportion of — a tea spoon once a day, then — a tea spoon 3 times a day. This dose for a course of treatment, its duration — 2-3 months.
• For bronchitis. tuberculosis of the lungs. and pneumonia it is necessary to take two pieces of pork fat can replace it with butter or badger fat, one part aloe leaf, two parts honey. For flavor, add cocoa or vanilla. This mixture should keep in the oven for 5 hours. on low heat, pour into a glass container and keep in the fridge. Be consumed with hot milk in the proportion of — tablespoon 3 times a day.
• Laryngitis, stomatitis, pharyngitis rinse your mouth 3-4 times/day of a 50% aqueous solution of aloe juice .
• Laxative: grind 150 g of aloe leaves with cut with edge of thorns, pour 300 g of hot honey, which is not brought to a boil. Infuse the mixture a day, and then reheat, strain, pour into a glass jar. Should be taken an hour before food — 5-10 g in the morning.
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