Elecampane: medicinal properties andcontraindications

Update: October 2018 Nine, whose second name is Yellow
color is a large number of perennial plants (about 200
species) from the Astrovie family, which grow in Asia, Europe and

In the register of medicinal raw materials entered only Devyasil high, about
therapeutic possibilities are composed of legends. Title
plants consists of the phrase “nine forces” – folk herbalists
believe that it can help with any disease.

In 1804, inulin was discovered in the roots of the plant, which
is a safe alternative to sugar and starch for patients with
diabetes mellitus. Inulin is otherwise called invert sugar: in
Under conditions of acid hydration, it is converted to the isomer of glucose.

На сегодняшний день лечебные свойства и contraindications
the devyala has been studied completely, the plant is applied both in the official and
in traditional medicine.

Morphological description

Herb plant grows like a bush and can
reach a height of 2 meters. The leaves are whole, the flowers are large,
painted yellow or orange. Rhizomes and roots
characterized by a peculiar smell, and the fruits are similar to
oblong achenes having brown tuft.

Flowering occurs in the second half of summer and early autumn,
fruiting – in August-October.

Necovile grows in meadows, in pine and deciduous forests,
prefers to grow close to water. Widespread in
Belarus, Central Asia, Crimea, the Caucasus, in the steppes and forest-steppe
Russia, in Western Siberia. Many people in the villages grow
Nine in the gardens and gardens.

Collecting and harvesting devyasila

лечебные свойства девясилаThe greatest healing properties
possesses grass at the age of 2-3 years, when the stem becomes wide
and straight. Young plants do not contain the proper amount of beneficial
substances therefore have lower medicinal value.

Of interest is the entire underground part of the plant, which
collected in August – September or in early spring, when only
leaves appear. The root system gently break in in a radius
not less than 20 cm from the stem and to a depth of about 30 cm. Holding
stem close to the base, pull out the rhizome from the soil, very
neatly so as not to break down thick roots.

Raw materials are carefully cleaned from the ground, washed in water and cut off
stems. Thin roots are also removed. Roots and rhizomes are cut
lengthwise into identical pieces of a thickness of 1-2 cm and a length of 10-15 cm and
two or three days on air (if the weather is wet, then under
canopy). Then the main drying takes place in warm and dry
indoors or in a dryer at T 40 C – the raw materials are disassembled with thin
layered on clean paper or grate driers.

Raw material is ready when the spine breaks easily. Dried up
the roots acquire a gray-brown color;
yellowish white color with shiny dots – this dots represent
an accumulation of essential oil. The smell at the roots is very peculiar,
fragrant. The taste of the roots of spicy, bitter. Stored in paper
bags or glass jars, in the dark and dry. Raw material can
use for 3 years.

The chemical composition of the roots elecampane

The roots and rhizomes of the plant contain a large number
inulin polysaccharides (up to 45%) and inulenina, saponins, vitamin E,
alkaloids and essential oils. Resins are detected, gum. Valuable
is essential oil of elecampane (up to 4.3%), the main components
which are bicyclic sesquiterpenes, derivatives
alpha-selenene: isoalantholactone, alantolactone and
dihydroalantholactone. A mixture of sesquiterpene bicyclic lactones,
which stand out from the essential oil in crystalline form,
called gelenin. Also in the composition of the oil devyasila includes

In the herb elecampane contains essential oil (not more than 3%),
vitamin C, alantopicrin bitterness, isoquercitrin and flavonoids

Useful properties of the plant

The therapeutic effect of the root of the elecampus is multifaceted.

In the list of “gastric plants”, he holds the honorary first
a place. Preparations from the root of the plant stimulate the appetite, normalize
digestive function. Elecampus regulates GI secretion
(reduces the secretion of phosphatase, lipase, enterokinase) and relieves spasms
intestine. Plant preparations stimulate metabolism in
the body.

In addition, the plant has the following positive

  • antibacterial and antiviral, including anti-gold
  • expectorant;
  • anti-inflammatory;
  • diuretic;
  • choleretic;
  • antiseptic;
  • soothing;
  • antihelminthic (especially against roundworm, dwarf tapeworm,
  • antidiarrheal (if diarrhea is not caused by dysentery).

Drugs on the basis of the root of elecampane can help with some
malignant neoplasms: leukemia, gastrointestinal oncology. Elecampane
treats metabolic disorders, helps with gout, rheumatism,
arthritis, lumbago, sciatic nerve inflammation, is shown in
complex therapy of anemia.

Pharmaceutical preparations of elecampane

Alantolactone is a pill that is made from a plant.
and are prescribed for ascariasis.

Alanton is another drug of virgin used at
gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, which is bad
heals and scars.

Elecampaneа корни и корневища – сухое сырье растения, которое
is a herbal remedy with gastroprotective and expectorant

Folk recipes with elecample

Infusion of elecampane

It is the best remedy for treating gastrointestinal diseases, such as gastritis,
ulcers and pancreatitis, as well as to improve the discharge of sputum, fighting
with hypertension. Помогает для очищения крови at различных кожных
diseases (furunculosis, acne). Рекомендован at диарее и

1 tsp dry raw materials pour 250 ml of chilled boiled water
(this is very important), insist 8 hours and strain. In all cases
atнимают по 50 мл 4 р/сут за 20 минут before meals.

Rhizome powder

Рекомендован at гипертонии, гепатите, холецистите, колите,
hemorrhoids, gastritis, duodenitis, peptic ulcer. Rhizomes
grind to powder in a coffee grinder and place in a dry jar with
lid for storage. Порошок atнимают в малом количестве, на
the tip of the knife (about 1 oz.) twice a day before meals.

Ointment of devyala

Помогает at различных заболеваниях кожи, at которых отмечается
замедленное заживление (экзема, псориаз), at зуде, чесотке, а
также at болезнях суставов.

Prepare the dosage form in small quantities and store in
the fridge. 1 tbsp. powder from the roots mixed with 4-5 tbsp.
unsalted chopped bacon, cook for 15 minutes and strain through
thick cloth while the ointment is still hot. Lubricate affected areas
once a day to visible positive dynamics, then 5-6
days wash these areas with warm decoction of root devyasila.

Decoction of elecampane

Good gastric and expectorant. You can add to
bath for the treatment of skin diseases. 1 tbsp. crushed rhizomes
pour 200 ml of water and boil for 10–15 minutes, then infuse for 4 hours,
strain. Принимают теплым, по 1 tbsp. 3-4 p / day.

Tasty tincture of wine

Это отличное укрепляющее и тонизирующее средство at таких
states, as a weakened body, cachexia. 120 gr.
fresh rhizomes and roots and pour 0.5 liters of red wine and cook on
малом огоньке 10 минут, strain. Take 50 ml
two or three times a day before meals.

Tincture of elecampane on vodka

Рекомендована at язве и гастрите. 250 gr. crushed rhizomes
add 0.5 liters of vodka, insist for at least 10-14 days, periodically
встряхивать, strain. Take 15-20 drops in dilution with
водой 3 р/сут at гастрите. For the treatment of ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract
atнимают по 1 tbsp. tinctures in the morning on an empty stomach and washed down 2-3 tablespoons.
pork fat.


Good antitussive. 1 liter of boiling water mixed with
1 tsp dry rhizomes of the plant, insist 15 minutes. Take on
a glass of 2-3 p / day in the form of heat, with honey.

The juice

It helps in the treatment of bronchial asthma. Squeeze fresh juice
корневищ at помощи соковыжималки и соединить его с медом в
ratio of 1: 1. Принимают по 1 tsp 20 minutes before meals three times a

Infusion of fresh roots on vodka against tuberculosis

500 ml of vodka mixed with 2 cups rubbed on a fine grater
fresh rhizomes. Insist 9 days and place in the refrigerator.
Принимают по 1 tbsp. before eating for 2-3 months.

Infusion for the treatment of radiculitis

In a 3-liter jar put a handful of shredded roots of elecampane
dry, 100 gr. yeast and 500-700 grams. honey Add volume to start
neck boiled with cooled water. Put on a rubber glove
and make a few punctures in the fingers. This mixture is placed in
теплое место, atкрыть банку тканью и выдержать 3 недели. Medicine
going to wander is normal. After 3 weeks infusion mixture
skip through cheesecloth and refrigerate.

Принимают по полстакана утром и вечером, с медом вatкуску.

Freshly picked leaves

They can be applied to wounds, ulcers, areas of erysipelas and
scrofulous lesion for 2-3 hours, fixing the top with a bandage.

Fresh root

Рекомендуют корень девясила от кашля и at вирусных инфекциях.
Cut the root into small pieces and dissolve them over
days (maximum 3 pieces per day).

Elecampane для похудения

Since the plant has a diuretic effect, it is used
in different recipes for weight loss. Bitterness, which are part of
devyasila, normalize bowel function and contribute to the speedy
its emptying.

Regular consumption of elecampane helps to normalize
metabolism and acid-base balance in the body, as well as
reduces cravings for sweet and salty. Gum in the plant
reduces appetite.

For получения отвара 1 tbsp. rhizomes and dry roots are poured
200 ml of water and boil for 2 minutes, insist another 30 minutes and
filter. Take 3 tbsp. четырехкратно в сутки before meals.

Elecampane для женщин

AT некоторых рецептах народной медицины рекомендуют девясил at
delayed menstruation. However, pursue similar treatment
It should be with caution. Delayed menstruation may be
provoked by a variety of factors, including:

  • various diseases of the genitourinary system;
  • stress, emotional stress;
  • abrupt weight gain or loss;
  • avitaminosis.

Hence it is clear that the delay menstruation has a certain
atчину, и начинать следует с устранения провоцирующего фактора.
Continuing to use nyasil for these purposes is dangerous. Moreover, not
It should be used as if there are no 3 months and more than a month –
it speaks of amenorrhea, indicating a hormonal failure in
the body.

If the delay in menstruation is not associated with the disease or
pregnancy and last less than 10 days, you can try to call
menstruation devyasilom. Также растение помогает at болях, связанных
с опущением матки, и atменяется для стимуляции функции

For the resumption of menstruation, recovery cycle and eliminate
болей в животе at опущении матки atменяют корни девясила. For
atготовления лечебного состава 1 tsp shredded roots pour
a glass of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes on low heat. After decoction
insist for 20 minutes. Take on 1 tsp 5-6 times a

Application in cosmetology

Unique plant helps fight aging, flabby
skin, returns the elasticity and tone of the skin. Have young
women 30-35 years old can be used to prevent

ATторая сфера atменения – очищение кожи от угрей, прыщиков, а
also reduce the severity of traces from them.

Anti-Aging Skin Lotion

50 gr. dried roots pour 500 ml of dry white wine,
boil on the lowest heat for 10 minutes. Wipe your face with cold
lotion 2 times a day (store in the refrigerator).

Skin cleanser

50 gr. the roots of fresh boil in 200 ml of vegetable oil in
for 15 minutes, poured into a glass container with a lid and insist 7
days in a dark place. Apply warm, apply on affected parts.
face for 10-15 minutes, then remove the residue with a cotton pad.

Nine has also long been used to strengthen and grow.
hair helps with dandruff

3 tsp. roots mixed with 500 ml of boiling water, insist half an hour and
strain. Rub into the hair roots and scalp for 30 minutes, rinse
warm water. Also in the composition can be added to 2 tsp. burdock and


Contraindications девясила не очень обширны, но должны
учитываться at назначении лечения:

  • intolerance;
  • severe vascular and heart disease;
  • severe kidney disease;
  • gastritis with low acidity;
  • painful menstruation (for this period);
  • hypotension;
  • pregnancy;
  • chronic atonic constipation.

As for children, the treatment is carried out with caution and not
before 3 years (according to most popular sources). AT
инструкции по atменению корневищ девясила, которые реализуются в
pharmacy network, it is indicated that the plant is contraindicated in children under 12
years old.

Автор: врач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог

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