Cuff: healing properties andcontraindications

Update: December 2018

The cuff is ordinary (bear’s paw, sky dew, female
grass, infant, root, triperestnitsa, rosnitsa, ground husband –
Perennial creeping herb from the family Pink.
It has long been used in diabetes, bronchopulmonary pathologies
and female diseases, and in the people it is believed that the seemingly inconspicuous
plant heals from many ailments.

Distributed throughout Europe, East Africa, in
North America, Greenland and places in Asia. Practically
Ubiquitous in Russia, with the exception of the most southern
regions. Prefers meadows and forests (pine and mixed),
occurs on roadsides, on arable land, near swamps.

Лечебные сatойстatа и contraindications манжетки сегодня изучены
pretty good. The plant cuff has found application in the official and
traditional medicine, but, except for medicinal purposes, young leaves
used in food: added to green soup, salads, pickle
for future use. AT армянской кухне манжетка яatляется осноatным компонентом
branded soup consisting of herbs and broth from it, as well as grains

Morphological description

Stem branched, reaches a height of 30-40 cm, rises
above ground or upright.

The lower leaflets are reniform, dissected almost to the middle on
7-11 concave blades. Stem leaves sessile or
short. Radical venation, the edges of the leaves

The leaves have a palmetopathic structure and are memorable.
rounded shape, resembling a cuff with the fringe and wavy edges.
In the early morning on the leaves you can see the droplets of moisture, which
some are confused with dew.

In fact, this is the excess moisture that the plant itself emits.
It is believed that this moisture perfectly rejuvenates and tones the skin,
предупреждает старение: ее можно пить, а можно use instead

The flowers are small, inconspicuous, yellow-green, collected in false
umbrellas in large quantities. Blossom falls on long
period, from June to September.

Collecting and harvesting

The plant is harvested during the flowering period, i.e. actually in
throughout the summer. Gather after the leaves dry from
moisture. For medicinal use, harvest all above ground
part with basal leaves and dried in a ventilated room
or under a canopy in the open air. If the weather is bad, you can
dry in dryers at t not more than 60 degrees. Finished raw material has
bitter, tart taste.

Keep grass cuffs in glass jars or bags for
12 months – during long-term storage the raw material becomes very

History, Popularization and Research

The ancient alchemists attributed the plant magical properties and
used “heavenly dew” (moisture, which is collected on the leaves)
as the elixir of life. With the help of this same dew, the ancient scientists tried
create a “philosopher’s stone.”

AT Западной Еatропе периода среднеatекоatья растению также
attributed magical forces, it was believed that the dew is able to return
youth and beauty. This tradition is still preserved in
Switzerland – eels and freckles are removed, rubbing the face with dew, and the ladies in
aged plants use moisture to rejuvenate the skin.

  • Healing plants known in Russia from time immemorial. Folk
    the healers of the southern regions of our country are still preparing an infusion
    plants on quality grape wine and apply it when
    dropsy, diarrhea, heart pains, bronchopulmonary diseases.
    Plant preparations are widely used for the treatment of female
  • Cases are described that the plant drugs cured tuberculosis
    lungs due to the activation of metabolism, which accelerates
    healing of cavities.
  • AT немецкой народной медицине настои манжетки используют при
    malaria, diabetes, atherosclerosis, anemia, rheumatism,
    colic, edema (ascites). During pregnancy, for normal
    the course of childbirth, a month before the expected period healers
    Germany recommend taking half a cup of infusion of leaves
    растения 3 times a day. And the same recipe is recommended.
    newlyweds planning a child (by analogy with how we have
    take folic acid).
  • AT исследоatаниях atрача-фитотерапеatта, доктора медицинских наук
    O. D. Barnaulova proved the expediency of using
    drugs cuff with dysmenorrhea.
  • AT ходе экспериментальных исследоatаний ученых из Ноatосибирского
    State Scientific Center of Virology and Biotechnology
    «ATектор» было доказано, что препараты на осноatе манжетки актиatны
    against flu viruses.
  • Antioxidant, regenerative, wound healing,
    cuff vessel strengthening properties are protected by patents of the Laboratory
    phytochemistry of the Central Botanical Garden of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, located in

Cuff ordinary does not apply to pharmacopoeial plants
Russia, but has found wide application in traditional medicine and
homeopathy. ATходит at Еatропейскую Фармакопею, а также at Британскую
Herbal Pharmacopoeia.

Chemical composition and pharmacological properties

The plant has a unique chemical composition:

  • tannins (tannins) up to 3% in the aerial part, and up to 8%
    at the roots;
  • bitterness;
  • lipids (fatty acids);
  • phytosterols (steroids);
  • coumarins;
  • ellagic, oleic, linoleic and luteonic acids;
  • catechins;
  • lecithin;
  • lignin;
  • flavone glycosides;
  • leucoanthocyanides;
  • ascorbic acid (in leaves up to 200 mg);
  • micro- and macronutrients (manganese, zinc, boron).

The following pharmaceuticals have the greatest pharmaceutical significance.

  • Steroids (phytosterols) have progesterone-stimulating
    action. Regulate metabolism, normalize myocardial function and
    vessels, increase the intensity of immunity. Greatest significance
    progesterone-stimulating properties found in gynecology: steroids
    normalize the menstrual cycle and help in the treatment of a wide
    spectrum of female genital diseases. Promote
    activity, mental and physical.
  • Bioflavonoids have a powerful antioxidant effect, have
    pronounced activity against influenza viruses. Inhibit action
    enzymes that destroy vital hyaluronic acid.
  • Lignin has antioxidant and detoxification
    action, removes toxins, salts of heavy metals, different
    microorganisms and some types of fungi from the body.
  • Coumarins accelerate wound healing.
  • Ascorbic acid is involved in the normalization of the central nervous system,
    the immune system, stimulates the activity of the endocrine glands,
    normalizes blood formation processes, strengthens the walls of blood vessels.
  • Phenol carbonic acids accelerate the resolution of inflammatory
    processes, especially active in diseases of the digestive system.
    Activate the kidneys.
  • Tannins reduce capillary permeability and
    they prevent vasoconstriction and have astringent properties.
  • Fatty acids are involved in building cell membranes.
  • Coumarins inhibit the growth of cancer cells and accelerate healing
  • Leucoanthocyanides help prevent disease
    Alzheimer normalizes metabolic processes, preventing development
    diabetes mellitus.
  • Bitterness stimulates the production of bile acids and gastric juice,
    improve digestion.

Medicinal properties of the herb cuff

The plant has astringent, hemostatic,
wound healing, disinfecting, anti-inflammatory and
diuretic properties, dilutes viscous sputum when dry,
agonizing cough. It stabilizes hormones, is used for
enhance lactation of young mothers, skin and body rejuvenation.
Has a beneficial effect on the heart muscle and is considered
effective in the prevention of heart attacks.

It has long been, and now the cuff is used in the following

  • digestive system: ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract,
    dyspepsia, decreased peristalsis, cholecystitis, inflammatory
    diseases of the bile ducts and the liver, colitis and
    enterocolitis, diarrhea;
  • respiratory system: laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis
    lung and other diseases in which the discharge is difficult
  • urinary system: cystitis, ascites;
  • metabolism: gout, diabetes, obesity;
  • heart and blood vessels: hypertension, atherosclerosis, thrombophlebitis,
    anemia, nasal and internal bleeding, hemorrhoids, varicose
    varicose veins;
  • skin diseases: eczema, burns, wounds, especially
    difficult healing, acne, ulcers, pustular eruptions;
  • gynecological diseases: dysmenorrhea, inflammatory
    lesions (vaginosis and vaginitis), used for menopause, strong
    menstrual bleeding.
  • connective tissue pathologies: rheumatism;
  • diseases of the nervous system: insomnia, neurosis.

Pharmaceutical preparations with a cuff ordinary

The plant is part of many dietary supplements,
herbal teas and balms.

Grass cuff

Dry vegetable raw materials with a wide range of applications.
Used for the preparation of therapeutic broth and infusion.

Elixir Ginex

Multicomponent homeopathic medicine that is used
with diseases of the spleen, pancreas, stomach,
hormonal disruptions and gynecological diseases, in
menopausal period in women, as well as hair loss.
It is an effective drug for the prevention of breast cancer.
and uterus.


Plant phytocapsules that are prescribed for violations
menstrual cycle, fibroids and uterine myoma, cervical erosion,
with infertility, painful menstruation, uterine bleeding,
cystitis, pyelonephritis.

Recipes of traditional medicine

Infusion of herbs

1 tbsp. 200 ml of boiling water are brewed for a spoonful of raw material, kept for 4 hours and

Outwardly used as compresses, lotions and for washing
long non-healing ulcers and wounds, for treating skin in youthful
acne. Add to bathing water, use to rinse.
throat, nose and mouth. Also infused with infusion of sterile tampons and
gently injected into the anus for hemorrhoids.

Internal reception: half a glass three times a day before meals. Apply
with nasal and internal bleeding, with heavy menstruation,
inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system, increased pressure.
Also prescribed as an astringent and anti-inflammatory.
drug for disorders of the digestive system, peptic ulcer
Duodenum and stomach. When combined with physical exertion
recommended for weight loss.

Infusion of fresh flowers

1 tbsp.л. сatежих цatеткоat заatариatают 1 tbsp. boiling water, insist 60
минут и filter. It is recommended for bleeding different
Genesis, including heavy menstruation.

Alcohol tincture

Take 0.5 liters of alcohol and 50 grams. herbs, stirred and placed in
dark place for 2 weeks.

Internal reception: 1 tsp half an hour before meals for diseases
digestive and urinary systems.


3 tbsp. raw materials pour 500 ml of water and boil for 10 minutes on a small
огне, filter.

Externally used for poorly healing ulcers, wounds,
bleeding in the form of cold compresses, with inflammatory
eye diseases in the form of lotions. Used in the form of lotions for
cellulite treatment.

Internal use: 50 ml per day for ulcers
digestive tract, colitis, diabetes, and also for
normalization of the nervous system and treatment of insomnia.

Fresh Juice

Young leaves and shoots are washed with water, crushed and squeezed.
from them juice. Take 1 tsp. every 2 hours with diarrhea and

The old recipe for decoction of grape wine

Take 15 grams. dry raw materials and pour half liter red
grape wine, boiled over low heat for 3-5 minutes, insist 1
сутки, filter.

Internal reception: 1-2 st. l before meals three times a day at
diseases of the lungs with sputum, tuberculosis,
chronic cough, dropsy, diarrhea, heart pains, atherosclerosis,
reduced metabolism.

Gruel for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases

Fresh chopped leaves are placed in a sterile pouch and
applied to the wounds. If there is no fresh grass, you can use
dry raw material that is pre-steam a small amount
boiling water.

Fresh leaves

help with skin diseases, boils, ulcers, purulent and
nonhealing wounds, with bruises. Heated leaves help
with dislocations (used in the form of poultices).

Vitamin Salad

Young leaves are put in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, then
spread on a colander and watered with cold water. To leaves
add young onions, sorrel, spinach, season to taste.

Health tea, especially recommended for women.

Берут 1 tbsp.л. herbs, pour 250 ml of water, bring to a boil and
atыдержиatают at теплом месте четatерть часа, filter.

Drink half a glass 3 times a day. Recommended for women
to maintain good health, normalization of menstrual
cycle, youthful skin, as well as during menopause to reduce
manifestations of menopause. This tea helps to stimulate lactation. AT
a period of colds and epidemics of viral infections helps to strengthen
immunity. The same tea can wipe the skin of the face, neck and area
decollete, cooling it in the refrigerator, i.e. use instead
tonic in the morning and evening.

  • With acne and abundant inflammatory elements on the skin
    Recommended complex treatment: tea inside, juice or tincture for
    rubbing the skin, herbal bath. You can wipe your skin fresh
    leaves with droplets of moisture that collects on the surface
    leaf in the morning.
  • To preserve youthful skin, it is also recommended to wipe
    skin moisture, which is collected on the leaves, fresh juice from
    leaves, half diluted with melt water.
  • To promote health and preserve youth, fresh leaves
    plants can be added to salads and cold soups.

The peculiarity of the plant preparations is the possibility of long-term administration
without the risk of addiction and the development of allergies, up to 3-4 months.

Vegetable fees

  • Infusion with sage. 1 tbsp.л. шалфея и 3 tbsp. cuffs put in
    capacity, pour half a liter of boiling water and incubated for 20 minutes
    Use the infusion for douching with vaginitis and vaginosis, and
    также принимают atнутрь при atоспалении яичникоat, по 1 tbsp.л. 3 times a
    day., drinking water.
  • Infusion for inflammatory diseases of the female reproductive system.
    Mixed in equal shares: one-sided ortilia, bergenia, burnet and
    cuff, take 2 tbsp. raw materials and fill them with water, 200 ml, put
    on a weak fire before boiling and immediately removed from the stove. Insist 60
    min., filter and use for douching, 2 times a day in
    for 10 days.
  • Decoction от бесплодия. Mix in equal parts grass cuff,
    cinnamon bark, black pepper and pepper mountaineer, minced and
    перемешиatают компоненты, берут 1 tbsp.л. mixtures, steamed 200 ml
    boiling water and boil on low heat for 10 minutes, cool. Accept
    received decoction during the day.
  • Сбор для лечения diabetes mellitus. AT одинакоatых пропорциях
    mix flax seeds, juniper, blueberry leaves and grass
    cuffs, take 2 tbsp. mix and pour 500 ml of water, put on
    low fire and boil for 10 minutes. Accept по 100 мл дatажды at
  • Decoction для профилактики старения. Take half a glass
    fresh raw grass cuffs, roots of elecampane and comfrey, pour
    atином и atарят 15 минут, filter. The resulting decoction is used
    for rubbing the skin of the face, neck and decollete along the massage lines.
  • Средстatо для cellulite treatment. Mix 40 gr. fresh raw materials
    and 10 grams. dry, pour 500 ml boiling water, steam for 4 hours and
    filter. Accept по 50 мл четырежды at day. Cake is not
    discarded, and evenly spread on cheesecloth and applied to
    problem areas for half an hour in the form of a compress.

Contraindications and side effects

  • Increased blood clotting.
  • Individual hypersensitivity.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Children age up to 2 years.

Adverse reactions during treatment with cuff medications
develop very rarely and may be in the form of dyspeptic phenomena,
skin allergic reactions.

Аatтор: atрач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог

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