Sophora японская: лечебные свойства,contraindications, use, tincture, instruction

Update: October 2018

Sophora японская (второе название – стифнолобий японский) —
deciduous tree up to 25 m. from the family of legumes.
Grows in the Far Eastern countries: China, Korea, Japan,
spread across the globe. Is one of the characters
столицы Китая: в монастыре под названием WITHаньшэньань находится
an old tree, which is more than 400 years old. Distinctive
trait that identifies species from other trees is fragrant
white-yellow flowers that bloom only 1 time in 2
of the year.

The plant is unpretentious to the soil, prefers loam, but can
grow with strong salinity. Prefers stony
hills, saline meadows, valleys, shores of lakes and rivers. Resistant to
arid climate and does not need constant lighting. but
does not tolerate prolonged exposure to cold temperatures and

A bit of history

The healing properties of Sophora Japanese were known even in deep
antiquities, although the first use of the flowers of the plant was
as a dye. Then the tree was called “weeping” and planted
near the temples. WITHчиталось, что дерево не только помогает в лечении
ills, but also knows how to read the thoughts of a person and help to accept the right

Eastern peoples worshiped the “weeping tree.” The Chinese were
sure that fragrant flowers can prevent a stroke, and some
from the first began to use drugs based on parts of the plant in
as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

In 1747, the Far Eastern botanists-breeders started
cultural cultivation of plants, mainly as decorative.
Already at the beginning of the 19th century, Stifnolobies were introduced to Nikitsky
botanical garden located near Yalta where the tree is well
stuck in and further spread throughout the peninsula
Crimea, as well as on the territory of Ukraine (Kherson and Odessa
areas). The plant is well acclimatized on the territory of Krasnodar
края, Приамурья, Приморья, WITHахалина, в Закавказье, на Алтае и в

It is an excellent honey plant, decorates botanical gardens and
cultural planting in parks and squares. Sophora Japanese preparations
have found applications in medicine and are effective in various,
including the most serious diseases.

Morphological description

The tree can reach a height of up to 25 meters (in conditions of average
lanes – 10-15 meters), has a wide spherical spreading crown.
WITHтвол сверху покрыт корой, которая со временем становится
dark gray cracked. Young branches without thorns,
имеют зеленый Colour.

The leaves are odnoperistoslozhnye, have a length of 11-25 cm. Leaflets,
which there are from 19 to 17 pieces on a branch,
oblong-ovate, 2-5 cm long. Fall for the winter.

It blooms for the first time 30 years after the start of growth. Flowers have
yellowish white color, gathered in loose panicles that reach
lengths up to 35 cm. Exhaust very pleasant aroma. Tree blossoms 1 time
in 2 years, bloom falls in July-August.

The fruit is a juicy non-leafing bean.
cylindrical shape with beaded nodules. WITHначала бобы
greenish-brown, and when ripe they become reddish, long
3-8 см. WITHозревают в п сентябре-октябре, не опадают и держатся всю
winter on a tree.

Externally, Sophora is similar to acacia, and they are sometimes even confused. but
the characteristic fruits of the plant make it easy to identify

Chemical composition

The fruit of the plant contains:

  • alkaloids: pahikarpin, matrin;
  • flavonoids: quercetin, kaempferol, rutin (from 8 to 30% in
  • glycosides;
  • ash;
  • fatty acid;
  • organic acids;
  • macro – and microelements.

Useful properties of Japanese styphology

The pharmaceutical activity of the plant is very high, which allows
apply it in different areas of medicine.

  • WITHнижает ломкость капилляров, способствует растворению
    atherosclerotic plaques and intravascular blood clots,
    heals blood vessels due to the maintenance of rutin. This flavonoid
    exhibits P-vitamin activity and helps reduce viscosity
    blood. These positive effects reduce the load on
    human heart and thereby prevent the dangerous heart
  • Neutralizes free radicals and shows antioxidant
    properties, in some cases acts as an antidote for poisoning, which
    позволяет использовать растение у patients with онкопатологией на
    stage of preparation for the passage of courses of chemo- and radio
    treatment. These effects are associated with the action of kaempferol and
  • Relaxes the walls of blood vessels and helps to normalize
    blood pressure due to the content of alkaloids.
  • Activates regeneration and stimulates reparative processes in
    tissues. Restores cells, accelerates wound healing, regulates
    metabolic processes, is a natural biostimulant.
  • Reduces the severity of allergic reactions of their manifestation,
    such as itching, skin rash.
  • Delicately stimulates the function of the adrenal cortex, regulates
    urination and eliminates swelling.
  • Improves the protective properties of the body, especially in patients with
    chronic respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases
    tract (acute and chronic hepatitis). Proved that
    The use of plants in the complex treatment of tuberculosis increases
    the effectiveness of therapy is 30-50%.
  • It has a detrimental effect on germs and viruses. Promotes
    liquefaction and phlegm removal, eliminates inflammation.

The plant preparations have found clinical application in the treatment of cancer,
heart diseases, viral hepatitis, stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcer
intestine, thyrotoxicosis and toxic goiter, vascular diseases
(hemorrhoids, atherosclerosis and varicose veins), hypovitaminosis. Folk
healers recommend the plant for external and external bleeding.
internal (including, with hemorrhage in the brain and retina
eyes), hematoma, bronchial asthma, tuberculosis, sinusitis,
diabetes, colitis, pancreatitis, poisoning, abscesses,
paradontosis, sepsis, hemorrhagic diathesis, anemia and impotence.
Outwardly and locally used in the form of irrigation, compresses,
washing, rinsing, wet dressings, rinsing with
hair loss, fading skin, erosion (including cervical),
abscess, cellulitis, trophic ulcers, burns, frostbite and wounds
with the formation of pus and necrosis, cystic and fibrous

Thus, the plant has a hypotensive, decongestant,
capillary strengthening, antispasmodic, vasodilator,
antitumor, antioxidant, antiallergic,
anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial,
immunomodulatory, regenerating, hemostatic effect and
when applied correctly, it helps in the treatment and
prevention of various diseases. However, do not expect
instant effect: improvement is observed only after the exchange rate

Collecting and harvesting

Medicinal value are unblown buds and
The immature fruits of the Japanese phora, which are harvested from trees,
growing in parks, squares outside the city limits. Two types of raw materials
collected in dry clear weather, but at different times of the year.

  • In early summer, at the end of budding, buds are collected at the moment
    when the flowers bloom on the lowest inflorescences. With cut off
    inflorescences remove only the buds, which are podvyalivayut in partial shade
    about 2 hours and then dried according to classical technology, in a dry
    ventilated place, protecting from moisture and direct sunlight.
    It can be dried in dryers at t 40 – 45 ° C.
  • Fruits are harvested immature when they are still green.
    Colour. In the middle lane just the fruits and do not ripen to
    biological ripeness. Therefore, the harvest period will fall in autumn
    until the end of the season (September-October), but it is very important to collect
    fruits before the night frosts come. Frozen Fruits
    lose their healing properties. Dried raw materials in the oven or
    the dryer at t 25 – 30 ° C.

Store in linen bags for 1 year.

Herbalists advise to harvest and seed (for the expulsion of parasites
from the body), the leaves (of which they prepare an infusion for rinsing the cavity
mouth) and roots (used for cooking decoction). From seed to
Far Eastern countries receive valuable essential oil that activates
body defenses that can rarely be found in

Pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations Sophora Japanese


Drug prescribed for the prevention and treatment of fragility
capillaries, especially if their damage is associated with treatment
anticoagulants or salicylates, prevention and treatment of hypo-and
Avitaminosis P and C, the treatment of pathologies in which develops
increased vascular permeability. Price: tablets number 50: 30-60

+ vitamins for vessels

Supplements recommended as an additional source
flavonoids, vitamins, manganese, magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium and
Selena. It is prescribed to patients for the prevention of stroke and
heart attack, as well as during the period of rehabilitation after them. Price: No. 50:
180-280 rub.

for the face with Japanese Sophora from Natura Siberika

Rutin has a protective effect against free radicals,
promotes faster cell renewal and skin cleansing, narrowing
enlarged pores, improved turgor. Recommended for mature skin, and
also in the presence of spider veins, pimples, pustular
items. Цена: 380 rub.

 Dry fruits and herbal teas 

  • Vegetable raw materials Sophora Japanese, in the instructions for use
    whose numerous indications are indicated. Packing price 50g:
    40-80 rub.
  • Also in pharmacies you can buy various herbal teas,
    which includes the fruits or buds of the plant.


It is used to relieve spasms of peripheral vessels, with
muscular dystrophy, obliterating endarteritis, inflammation of the nerve
nodes, to stimulate labor and stop bleeding
in the postpartum period. Can only be purchased on site
Of Ukraine. Примерная цена: 800 rub.

Recipes with Japanese Sophora

Dosage forms with the plant are used for both internal,
and for external treatment. It is very important to comply with technology.
cooking Unless otherwise noted, internal treatment is carried out in
within 1 month, with a break between courses of 10-30 days. WITH
prophylactic medications taken 4 times a year, 1
month on the course.

WITHпиртовая настойка софоры японской

  • Folk целители считают эту форму наиболее действенной: спирт
    enhances the effectiveness of the plant. Recommended for treatment
    внутренних bleeding поражений сетчатки глаза, гипертонии,
    angina pectoris, colitis, chronic pleurisy, diabetes mellitus and
    other pathologies. Outwardly used to strengthen hair,
    treatment of ulcers, wounds, burns, for rinsing – for stomatitis,
    periodontal disease.
  • Preparation: fresh fruit is poured with 56% alcohol in proportion
    1: 1. If there are dry beans, prepare the infusion in a 1: 2 ratio.
    Insist for 3 weeks, then filtered and thoroughly.
    squeeze the fruit.
  • Take 5 times a day, in a single dose from 10 drops to 1 tsp.
    Treatment is carried out for 2 weeks. For outdoor use
    diluted with water: 1 tbsp. l per 100 ml of water. Mouthwash on
    1 cup take 1 tbsp. l tinctures.


  • It is traditionally cooked on a tree root, but can be used.
    and fruits. Decoction зарекомендовал себя в лечении простудных
    diseases, sore throats. Outwardly used to strengthen hair
    follicles: helps against hair loss.
  • Cooking: 1 tbsp. l crushed fruit poured over a cup
    boiling water (150 ml) and tormented for 10 minutes on the lowest fire. Then volume
    means increase to the former with boiling water, cool and
  • Принимают трижды в день по 25 мl Outward: rinsed hair
    after washing 3 times a week.

Decoction из корней

  • Used as an antipyretic during therapy
    tuberculosis, malaria, jaundice.
  • Cooking: 1 tbsp.l roots pour 250 ml of boiling water and boil
    in a water bath for 10-12 minutes. After the drug has cooled,
    filter and topped up with boiled water to the same volume.
  • Take 25 ml 3 times a day.


  • Used in the treatment of ulcers, wounds, eczema and other lesions.
  • Preparation: take 15 grams. dried fruit, add 300 ml
    hot water, infused for 60 minutes, filter and bring volume
    препарата кипяченой водой до первоначальных 300 мl
  • Apply to dressings, irrigation, washing, wet


  • Positioned as a tonic, prolonging
    youth and maintaining good health. Normalizes pressure
    has anti-inflammatory effect, helps to get rid of
    symptoms of an approaching menopause.
  • Preparation: fruits and flowers are taken in equal proportions and
    смешивают, 2 ст.l the mixture is poured 500 ml of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes,
    insist for another hour, filter. Можно добавить к смеси 1 ч.l
    dry rosehips.
  • Take 150 ml three times / day. Outwardly used for
    strengthen the hair roots (rubbed into the scalp before bedtime).


  • It is used to treat wounds, rhinitis (as oil drops in the nose).
    Used to treat psoriasis, healing burns, bites.
    insects, allergic rashes.
  • Приготовление: плоды заливают кипятком в пропорции 1: 1. Through
    60 min steamed fruits fray until mush, pour
    vegetable oil in the ratio of 1: 3 and stand in the open
    sun 3 weeks.
  • Instill into each nostril 1 drop 3 times a day with acute
    rhinitis. Outwardly lubricate the skin damage several times a day.
    People who used Japanese psoriasis for psoriasis, could
    get rid of psoriatic lesions within 1-1.5 months.


  • Recommended for conditions similar to the use of decoction and
    tincture of the plant. To obtain it, dried flowers are ground at
    help grinders.
  • Take 0.5 gr. 3 times a day.


Рекомендуется для омоложения skin.

  • Cooking: 200 gr. flowers plants pour 500 ml of vodka,
    insist 2 weeks and then do not filter.
  • Wipe the skin 2 times a week, not more. Для этого 1 ст.l
    Lotion diluted with water in a ratio of 1:10, put the drug on
    cotton pad and gently treat the skin of the face and neck by massaging

Honey from Sophora

A beekeeping product that is distinguished by a characteristic
light amber color, pleasant aroma and taste. Honey is rich
minerals, vitamins, amino acids, proteins, well helps in
treatment of inflammatory processes of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract, as well as
is an excellent means of preventing various diseases.

Infusionка при сахарном диабете и при онкологии

  • In the presence of these pathologies, traditional healers recommend
    a special recipe for making tinctures, allowing you to get
    effective, concentrated drug.
  • Cooking: 150 gr. fresh beans are ground to
    powdered state, add 700 ml of vodka. WITHтавят в темное
    place for 7 days, filter.
  • Принимать по 1 ч.l in the morning and evening, 1-3 months. contract.

Sophora японская и омела белая

The latter is a parasitic plant. Mistletoe is rich
choline, alkaloids, tannic, resinous, saponin-containing and
bitter substances, ceryl alcohol and fatty acids.

Together the sophora Japanese and mistletoe make up the most valuable tandem
capable of striking many diseases. Active substances
plants contribute to the strengthening and cleansing of blood vessels, dissolving
холестериновых бляшек, успокоению ЦНWITH, остановке bleeding
normalization of the cardiovascular system, cleansing the blood from
cholesterol and activate the body’s defenses.

The most effective drug is tincture, which
used to fight cancer, hypertension and atherosclerosis.
Recommended for pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract, kidney and liver, prostatitis,
antritis, mastopathy, hemorrhoids, fungal infections of the skin,
gynecological diseases, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins, sugar
diabetes, periodontal disease. Helps in the recovery period after
stroke and the use of chemical therapeutic drugs.

  • Preparation: take 1 glass of mistletoe and Sophora. Mixture
    plants pour 1 liter of alcohol and insist 3 weeks.
  • Take 3-4 times a day for 40 minutes before meals, diluting 1 tsp.
    tinctures in 50-100 ml of water for at least 3 months in a row. Course always
    is determined individually. For example, to completely clean
    vessels from atherosclerotic plaques, it is necessary to treat at least
    half a year. Repeated courses are held through a break of 1-2 months.


Treatment is contraindicated in:

  • hypotension;
  • individual intolerance, including, in the presence of
    legume allergies;
  • cystitis;
  • serious pathologies of the heart and blood vessels in the stages
  • the need for increased attention concentration during
    labor or daily activities.

Also among the contraindications Sophora Japanese – pregnancy,
lactation and children’s age up to 14 years.

Side effects

Allergies, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
individual patients that appear after a while
after starting treatment, i.e. not right away. If you exceed the recommended
doses can greatly increase blood pressure, therefore it is important
unconditionally abide by the instructions.

In the treatment of pathologies of the stomach in the first days may develop
aggravation in the form of epigastric pain (if the ulcers are deep,
state of health may worsen on the 20th day of treatment). These pains
indicate regeneration of the topmost mucous membrane
stomach, do not require specific treatment – they just have to
to endure.

Автор: врач-гигиенист, эпидемиолог

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