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Hemlock - healing properties and contraindications


Hemlock spotted (wild parsley, whistle, puzzle, stinker, doggy) is a poisonous herbaceous biennial plant from the Umbrella family. It grows in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), in Europe, Asian regions with a temperate climate. In Russia it grows everywhere, it is found both in Western Siberia and in the warm climatic zones of the Caucasus. It is not demanding at all to the soil and growing conditions - it grows in a large bush on nutrient-rich soil, and on scanty soils it has a more modest appearance. It is a good honey plant, but puzzle-based honey is poisonous.

Features of the life cycle of the plant

The first year of life is characterized by the formation of a rosette of feathery leaves that look like parsley. Accidentally eating animals and eating people instead of parsley can lead to serious poisoning! The fact is that the leaves do not have an unpleasant or bitter taste, therefore they are confused.

In the second year, a hollow high stem appears, which is covered with numerous spots (hence the name is spotted). On the stem, an inflorescence-umbrella opens, the fruits resemble aniseed seeds, dill.

Sometimes wild parsley is confused with Dagel, a medicinal plant growing on the meadows. The characteristic difference of the hemlock is an unpleasant smell, like a mouse smell, especially if the leaf or stem is rubbed in the hands. This smell emanates all parts of the plant. By the name of the hemlock, it is sometimes confused with the marsh wild rosemary, which is also popularly called the hemlock and the puzzle. However, these are completely different plants, and are not interchangeable.

Morphological description

The root has a whitish spindle-shaped color. The stalk is branched, thin, with grooves, hollow inside, 60-180 cm high. Sometimes it has a mucous coating, and in the lower part there are reddish-brown spots.

The leaves are arranged alternately. The lower leaves are wide-triangular, three-pediculate (similar to parsley), have petioles, reach a length of 30-60 cm. Primary and secondary lobes are located on small petioles, and the lowest ones are sessile. Tertiary lobes are oblong-ovate. Middle and upper leaves less complex, small, almost sessile, with a narrow vagina. The final leaves of the leaves are pinnately incised or separate, have an oblong shape.

The flowers are white, small, five-dimensional. Numerous umbrellas are collected in inflorescences of corymbose-panicle type. Each inflorescence has 12-20 rays, slightly rough from the inside. The few leaflets of the wrapper are characterized by an ovate-lanceolate form, turned downwards, fused together by bases of 3-5 pieces. Five petals of white color have a curved inside slice. Stamens are also five, they alternate with petals. The pistil has a bilocular ovary at the bottom, and two columns 1 mm long, which end in stigmas. The subcolumn is of short conical form, two times shorter than the column.

It blooms in summer, in June and July. Fruits of ovate or round shape are two-seed light brown, slightly compressed on the sides, with wavy protruding ribs. Break up into two mericarpias, each 3–3.5 mm long. Ripen in August-September.

Plant hazard

The poisonous component of the plant is alkaloids: konyin and other toxic substances - methylconiin, conicine, conhydrin, pseudoconhydrin. They have a neuroparalytic effect, retain their activity in dried form, fall into infusions and decoctions. Is the puzzle as dangerous as it is written? Here are some facts:

  • in the days of ancient Greece, the plant was used as a poison for executions,
  • Socrates's death developed according to the scenario of poisoning with koniin: ascending paralysis, numbness, originating from the toes and rising higher (death occurs as a result of diaphragm paralysis and, accordingly, respiratory arrest). As historians and doctors now describe, it was the hemlock broth, not the hemlock, that was brought to the philosopher in prison
  • 3 kg of fresh grass plants can kill a cow or horse,
  • there have been cases of severe alkaloid poisoning of the plant in children who made the pipes from the stems and blew into them (i.e. contact was made with the oral mucosa).

The poisonousness of the plant is not the same in the life of the plant: more alkaloids in the leaves are found before flowering, after the poisons are partially transferred into seeds.

It follows that the inept handling of the plant may result in resuscitation, therefore self-treatment is unacceptable. Before using the medication, you should consult a doctor or a phytotherapist and only a doctor should find out if hemlock can be treated in your particular case.

Harvesting plants

For therapeutic purposes, use grass, flowers, leaves and fruits of the plant, which should be harvested during the flowering period in the summer. While collecting the plant, direct contact of the skin of the hands with its parts should be excluded - tear off only with gloves. You can not taste the plant to the taste, you should also exclude the presence of children in the collection.

Raw materials are dried only in aired non-residential premises, out of the access of unauthorized persons, children and animals. Dry grass is stored separately from other raw materials, in closed iron banks, signing what exactly is in the bank. It is best to keep in the locker, which is locked.

Medicinal properties and use in medicine

Despite its toxicity, wild parsley has long been used in medicine. Alkaloids, in addition to the negative effect, in a certain concentration have a strong analgesic, immunostimulating, hypotensive, antispasmodic, wound-healing effect. These properties of the hemlock allow it to be used for therapeutic purposes.

  • Hippocrates in his treatises suggested that, in meager doses, the juice of a puzzle could be beneficial. Avicenna and Dioscorides used the plant in practice against many ailments.
  • In antiquity, in Russia, plant preparations effectively treated epilepsy, syphilis, convulsive cough, panic conditions, tumors and other diseases. In the medical work "Izbornik Svyatoslav Yaroslavich", which was published in 1074, recipes have already been proposed for healing benign and malignant tumors and venereal diseases with a decoction and infusion of hemlock.
  • The herb was part of the official pharmacopoeia of Russia until the end of the 19th century (from 1866 to 1902). Now, due to its toxicity, the plant is strictly prohibited for use in official medicine.
  • In Russia, plant preparations are regularly examined in experimental laboratories. One of these studies was conducted by the Popova E.V. in 2008: during the tests, the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect of the preparations of the plant was proved, comparable to nimesulide. Scientists have proven that the tincture of the plant can stop the development of arthritis. And in experimental animals that received hemlock tincture, life expectancy has increased significantly, which makes it possible to consider the plant as promising in this direction in the human population.
  • In European countries, scientific research is being conducted that is aimed at obtaining anticancer drugs based on plant extract. In Spain, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Bulgaria, France, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela, the puzzle is included in the official pharmacopoeia.

Today, hemlock, taking into account the therapeutic properties and contraindications, will be used in traditional medicine for a variety of conditions:

  • general exhaustion and weakness
  • vascular diseases: atherosclerosis, anemia, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, thrombophlebitis,
  • menstrual disorders: amenorrhea,
  • autoimmune pathologies: lupus, rheumatism,
  • bone diseases and metabolism (deforming arthrosis, polyarthritis, gout),
  • headaches and migraines, insomnia,
  • chronic infectious processes: prolonged eye inflammation, syphilis, tuberculosis,
  • impotence.

The most famous fields of application of the hemlock are as an effective anesthetic for various pathologies, and as a drug for the prevention and treatment of benign and malignant tumors: mastopathy, bladder polyps, uterus, intestines, skin tumors, prostate adenoma, etc.

According to many herbalists, hemlock from cancer is effective even at stage 4 of the disease, stops the growth of metastases and even eliminates them. However, there is no official confirmation of this information, therefore, it is unacceptable to experiment with your health and refuse traditional treatment in favor of herbal medicine!

Hemlock - where it grows and how it looks

The plant hemlock spotty or speckled belongs to the biennial herbs of the umbrella family. Grows in Africa, Asia and Europe. In our country, it is found in almost all areas. He chooses well lit, open spaces. You can meet him on the forest edges, roadsides, limestone slopes, fields, gardens.

It grows up to 1.8 meters. The central stem is thick, covered with red specks, because of these marks the plant got its name. From the stem depart numerous branches with large leaves and inflorescences. White flowers resemble umbrellas. At the end of summer in the second year the fruits are formed, they are eliminated and begin a new cycle of the plant.

Hemlock belongs to the category of poisonous herbs and has a high risk. Our ancestors made terrible poisons from it. At the same time discovered the beneficial properties of the plant. Its composition contains substances:

  • essential oils,
  • flavonoids - quercetin, kaempferol,
  • acylglycerols,
  • fixed oils,
  • organic acids
  • caffeic acid.

Do not forget about the poisonous components of the hemlock - alkaloids. The most dangerous of them is recognized konyin. According to herbalists, he kills cancer cells, acting as chemotherapy. In addition, hemlock contains:

Hemlock preparations

In online stores, some pharmacies and specialty stores, you can buy drugs based on this plant or as part of it.

  • Conium. A multicomponent drug used in homeopathy is used to treat tumors of the lymph nodes (benign and malignant), convulsive states, bronchial asthma and a number of other pathologies. However, it contains only traces of hemlock in strong dilutions, therefore it can not cause harm.
  • Hemlock tincture. Where can one buy? It is sold in online stores of Russia (manufacturers - Blagodeya-Altai LLC, Veresk, Kedroff and others), is positioned as a natural biostimulator for the treatment of cancer, diseases of the joints, atherosclerosis, lymphadenitis and other diseases. You can get the tincture and independently.
  • Dry grass. Used for the preparation of various dosage forms, requires caution and strict dosing according to the instructions.

Hemlock - healing properties

Traditional medicine from antiquity recognized the healing properties of the hemlock. Now doctors recommend combining the drug with other medicines. The main advantages of the plant:

  • antitumor effect,
  • anticonvulsant action
  • strengthening the immune system
  • wound healing
  • excretion of excess fluid, like diuretics,
  • antiseptic action
  • produces a soothing effect
  • effects on cancer cells
  • skin irritation,
  • antispasmodic action.

Hemlock treatment

Traditional medicine uses fresh leaves, water and spirit infusions, as well as oil and ointment of this herb. Water infusion of hemlock is considered the most gentle means, and alcohol - the most active, so it is used for radical treatment.

Water: 1 tsp 250 ml of boiling water are poured over fresh raw materials; they are drawn in a thermos for 5-6 hours. Store in the refrigerator for 5 days.

Alcohol: They take a glass jar with a volume of 0.5 l, fill it with one third of freshly chopped raw material (or 30 grams of dry grass), pour vodka up to the neck on top, close and insist for 14 days.

Tischenko tincture: fresh inflorescences of plants are placed in a jar to the top, loosely, poured vodka and insist 15 days.

Tincture of seeds: Fresh seeds are placed in a glass container to the top, poured with medical alcohol and incubated for 15 days.

How to take hemlock:

  1. The most common regimen: 2 drops of tincture per 1 tbsp. water, up to 5 times a day before meals. With severe pain, which is provoked by intestinal spasm, menstruation, gastric, renal colic, the dose can be increased to 10 drops.
  2. To eliminate pain, you can moisten cotton wool in alcohol tincture and apply it outside to the pain center.
  3. For activation of immunity, treatment and prevention of tumors, neoplasms, polyps, prostate adenoma, the most common scheme is Tishchenko (“three slides” technique). 1 hour before meals (optimally - before breakfast) drink half a glass of pure water with the addition of a certain amount of tincture:
    • in 1 day take 1 drop, then add 1 drop every day until reaching 13 drops,
    • after 13 drops they are diluted in 150 ml of water, and after 25 drops - 250 ml of water should be taken,
    • when the number of drops reaches 40, and their number and the volume of water decrease in the reverse order until they reach 1 drop,
    • then they begin exactly the same course, without taking a break, then - again the course, etc.

In general, treatment according to the Tishchenko scheme takes 8 months. After about 25 drops, patients may notice a painful reaction, and in this case, hemlock should be drunk at the minimum dose (up to 15 drops per day) until the symptoms disappear.

  • Another safe treatment option for this scheme is to increase the dose to 15 drops and the use of this dose for 4 months in a row, after which the amount of tincture is gradually reduced.
  • The Nikiforov method is a radical method that is used in severe pathologies. Tincture is taken 3 times a day strictly after 6 hours. The number of drops to be taken at a time: on day 1 is 5, then every day they add 1 drop and reach 30 drops, which are taken 3 times a day, then reduce the dose drop by drop until you reach 5 drops.
  • Hemlock - application

    For the treatment used alcoholic tincture, oil or water infusion, made from the leaves and flowers of the plant. The indications for the use of hemlock are the following diseases:

    • tuberculosis,
    • gout,
    • benign tumors
    • rheumatism,
    • inflammation of hemorrhoids,
    • diseases of the respiratory system and thyroid gland,
    • thrombophlebitis,
    • ulcers
    • varicose veins,
    • constipation,
    • systemic lupus erythematosus,
    • eczema,
    • diseases of the genitourinary, lymphatic and nervous system,
    • rheumatoid arthritis,
    • polyps of all kinds
    • osteochondrosis,
    • joint diseases
    • erysipelas,
    • arthrosis,
    • adenoma,
    • low blood pressure
    • atherosclerotic plaques.

    Successfully used hemlock in oncology. There are many types of malignant tumors: breast cancer, ovarian cancer, stomach cancer, intestinal cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, adrenal gland cancer, thyroid cancer. For each has its own method of treatment. However, applying hemlock from cancer, you need to comply with the dosage. Otherwise, the beneficial properties will turn against the patient.


    Highly toxic plant, overdose is deadly. Used in folk medicine as an analgesic for severe pain syndrome. In official medicine, it is used to treat cancer using proprietary technologies.

    Hemlock is one of the few plants whose high toxicity is well known to herbalists. But at the same time, it is used in folk medicine, and the medicinal properties and contraindications of hemlock herbs are formulated by official medicine. Features of the plant, the technique of its collection, how to drink hemlock - in the recommendations of a phytotherapist, the plant breeding of Mikhail Nosal and the herbalist Andrey Varenikov.

    Oil infusion

    50 gr. dry grass pour 0.5 liters of vegetable oil and kept in a dark place for 3 weeks.

    The second method makes it possible to obtain an even more effective drug: fresh, unripe fruit of the plant is taken as a basis, which is poured onto a third of the container, and the rest is poured with vegetable oil. But before use, this drug is further diluted with oil 1: 2.

    Oil infusion is suitable for external use for compresses in the treatment of internal tumors (including mastopathy, breast lumps), thromboflerbitis, joint diseases, all types of tumors with external localization, hemorrhoids.

    It is obtained from dry grass (milled) and take on 0,06 gr. in the morning and in the evening with sugar. Gradually increase the dose to 0.6-1 g. appointment). Can be used externally for the treatment of nasal polyps.

    Fresh grass is steamed in boiling water or boiled for 3-5 minutes in milk, then wrapped in gauze and these warm pads are applied to sore joints, hard tumors, bone and gouty growths, edema.

    Hemlock tincture

    From cancer diseases, alcoholic hemlock tincture is more effective, which is ingested. You can buy or insist on their own. The collection of plants starts from May and continues through August. Для приготовления используются листья, соцветия, семена, плоды, как свежие, так и сушеные.It is necessary to collect them in rubber gloves, since the hemlock juice causes skin rash.

    Raw materials fit loosely into the container, filled with vodka. The grass is completely covered with liquid so that volatile substances do not evaporate. You should put the bottle in a dark place, cover with a lid and leave for 2-4 weeks. This period is enough to alkaloids turned into vodka. Ready tincture need to be drained. Store in a cool place out of the reach of children.

    Features of the hemlock

    In ancient Greece, the plant was used to poison offenders sentenced to death. According to legend, it was this “official poison” that poisoned the philosopher and social activist Socrates.

    In modern times, a toxic plant is rarely used in official medicine. The practice of its use was stopped until 1990 due to the danger of the method and the established cases of poisoning of patients during treatment. However, after 2000, medicinal raw materials became the basis of patented drugs for malignant neoplasms. The Russian experts N. Aleutsky and N. Nazarenko developed a tactic for treating tumors using the speckled hemlock extract.

    Hemlock. Botanical illustration of O.V. Tome from the book Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, 1885.

    The herb of the umbrella family runs a two-year cycle of life. In the first year, it is not much different from parsley: the same carved leaves enclosed in a root bundle, the same root - without significant processes, slightly curved. It is during this period that the bulk of hemlock poisoning occurs, which is disrupted as a seasoning for salads or eaten by domestic animals.

    Cows and other cattle, he does not bring significant harm. To get a deadly dose of poison, the cow must eat at least four kilograms of dangerous greens. Fortunately, this grass does not grow in mass plantings, it is found in single specimens. But for poultry is dangerous: poisoning chickens, ducks causes a "portion" of green weighing seventy grams.

    In the second year of life, the hemlock plant is transformed. It stretches up to not less than eighty centimeters, and sometimes grows up to two meters. Its tubular stem is practically bare, branched, with characteristic “nodes” as it grows. This form attracts children who break stalks and make whistles from them (from which the name “whistler” originated). Unfortunately, such games lead to poisoning, often severe.

    On a bare stem, longitudinal grooves are noticeable, its color is mixed - green with a bluish bloom. On the stalk is rarely scattered large leaves. They are bare, resting on long petioles, with a characteristic “feathery” edging. A distinctive feature of the culture is the abundant scattering of spots on the stem and leaves, for which the hemlock and nicknamed speckled. In color, these specks resemble droplets of dried blood.

    In May, the spotted hemlock blooms with white “umbrellas”, the flowering cycle continues until the end of September. During this period, it is particularly clearly publishes a "mouse smell" by which it is possible to accurately identify the poisonous culture. If any part of it is crushed in the hands, the smell will certainly be felt even during periods of normal vegetation. After completion of the flowering cycle, seeds are enclosed in boxes, which are easily showered from the bushes.

    Hemlock - medicinal properties and contraindications of herbs

    Hemlock is a weedy and poisonous plant. It is not considered pharmacopoeial in our country, but in many European countries it is officially recognized as a medicinal drug.

    Proponents of unconventional methods of healing have long used poison from plants in insignificant concentrations as a means of salvation. But the official medicine does not give a final conclusion, but the healing properties and contraindications of the hemlock do not disregard it.

    The special status of the plant is indicated by the fact that in a number of countries, scientists are still trying to obtain new anticancer drugs from grass juice.

    Hemlock oil - application

    If you combine the internal, external reception and a special diet, the recovery will come sooner. The use of hemlock oil relieves swelling, reduces pain. Well absorbed by the skin and has fewer side effects. The substance is applied on cotton swabs, put vaginally or rectally. When prostatitis is recommended to rub oil into the crotch.

    To prepare hemlock oil at home you need:

    1. Collect seeds and flowers in a container by filling it to 2/3.
    2. Fill up to the neck with any vegetable oil, preferably olive or linseed.
    3. Instead of a cover, close the plastic bag, which is fixed with an elastic band.
    4. Leave in a dark place for 2 weeks, strain before use.

    Hemlock Ointment

    To obtain it, take 100 ml of olive oil, 2 tbsp. dry grass hemlock, insist in a cool place for 14 days. Filter through 8-10 layers of gauze - the first preparation for ointment is ready. Another 100 ml of vegetable oil is heated on the smallest fire, so that it does not boil, but is red-hot, and throw wax candle pieces into it, stirring so that the wax dissolves. Wax is added until the oil turns white. When the wax solution is cooled to a warm state, it is mixed with the plant's billet and left to freeze in the refrigerator. Apply with all external tumors, blisters, cuts, hemorrhoids, impose on the skin in the projection area of ​​the cancer of the internal organ (if this is the head or neck area - contact time is not more than 2 hours).

    In the treatment of gynecological diseases such as uterine fibroids, cysts, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, endometriosis, cancer of the uterus and ovaries parallel to the internal intake of tincture, local treatment with tampons soaked in a medical infusion is carried out. To get it, take chamomile, sage, calendula, 1 tsp. mixtures of herbs pour 1 cup boiling water, insist 30 minutes, filter. A sterile swab is moistened in the infusion and 2-3 drops of hemlock water tincture are dripped onto it from above. The tampon is put on the night every day, in parallel with the internal treatment.

    Why hemlock helps in the treatment of cancer

    The poisonous plant works according to the homeopathic principle: similar treats like. The human body perceives alkaloids as foreign substances similar to cancer cells and infectious agents, and begins to activate all its reserves, trying to get rid of the poison. In parallel, immune cells begin to destroy tumor cells, their own altered cells (in autoimmune diseases), viruses and bacteria, which leads to recovery. The most important thing is the treatment with small doses, to which the body gradually adapts.

    However, this is a theory that has not yet been officially confirmed by science. This should be understood by all patients who decide to receive a hemlock.

    Features of the hemlock treatment and cautions

    During the entire period of treatment should be excluded from the diet of dairy products and acidic foods. Since plant preparations contain alkaloids, the likelihood of side effects is very high.

    Sensitivity to alkaloids each has its own. But it is very important to know the warning signs of poisoning, which require the immediate cancellation of treatment and emergency treatment to the doctor: the appearance of nausea, drooling, headache, dizziness, breathing problems, weakness in the legs, numbness of the ascending type. First marked excitation of the central nervous system, and then depression. Before the ambulance arrives, you need to drink a large amount of warm water sweetened with honey and induce vomiting, then take activated charcoal and drink it with plenty of milk with the addition of potassium permanganate (to pinkish color). It is impossible to delay medical care, because the clinical picture develops quickly, and artificial lung ventilation may be necessary.

    Contraindications hemlock

    Despite the toxicity, individual intolerance and allergies to hemlock develop extremely rarely. However, this does not mean that treatment is a panacea and will certainly have a positive effect. According to the observations of herbalists, 30% of patients do not show positive dynamics during treatment, since they do not develop an adequate immunological response to alkaloids.

    Plant preparations are contraindicated:

    • people with plant intolerance,
    • children under 18 years old
    • expectant mothers and lactating women
    • exhausted patients who are on parenteral nutrition, mechanical ventilation, etc.,
    • in the recovery period after surgery,
    • with severe and moderate liver dysfunction. It is this body that performs the detoxification function, and during treatment with the hemlock the liver will have to work in an intensive manner.

    Your comments about the hemlock and its effectiveness can be left in the comments to the article.

    Biological characteristic: how it looks

    This herb has a two-year cycle of life, and begins to bloom in the second year (usually in mid-July), and the fruits appear no earlier than August. It can reach a height of up to 1.5 m, and in good conditions even more.

    The leaves he has very dissected, openwork. The lower leaf plates are up to 60 cm in length. Fruits, like the rest of the umbrella (hemlock belongs to this family), are round or ovate, slightly flattened laterally, brown, about 3 mm in length. The stem is sleek, empty inside.

    The most common type is hemlock spotty or speckled, on the stem of which there are red-brown spots. From the hemlock comes a peculiar not very pleasant smell.


    Hemlock can grow anywhere, as long as the winter temperature does not fall below -30 ° C and there is snow (it needs it for a peaceful winter). This is almost the entire territory of Europe, and the Asian region with a temperate climate, and China, and almost all of Russia (also the Caucasus, Western Siberia).

    He chooses a place at the pistes, in the wastelands, gardens, forest edges, along the rivers. Familiarize yourself with the medicinal properties of such poisonous plants as belladonna, soft bedworm, hogweed, cocklebur, rue, chernokorini medicinal, field hen, comfrey and dodder.

    Chemical composition

    Grass has the following components:

    • poisonous alkaloids (konyin holds primacy),
    • essential oils,
    • flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol),
    • fixed oils,
    • organic acids
    • caffeic acid.

    Did you know?Hemlock grown in Scotland is almost completely devoid of its toxicity, as in Armenia, where it is even used as a bitter seasoning for dishes. Unfortunately, in Russia it is impossible to do this.

    In Oncology (cancer treatment)

    The most valuable features of the hemlock are those used to treat cancer. After all, konyin has the effect of antigen. This alkaloid triggers the necessary immune responses. Also thanks to him, special antibodies of a proteinaceous nature appear in the blood - disintegrating, they inhibit cancer cells.

    There are three of the most popular methods of using herbs for cancer, developed by Yuri Nikiforov, Nikolai Danikov and Valery Tishchenko (they are also called royal). We will tell about the last in slightly lower. But you must understand that hemlock will only result in conjunction with the main treatment. Grass alone will hardly help.

    In gynecology

    Means, which include hemlock, in addition, have antitumor and immunostimulating action. Due to this, they are prescribed for endometriosis, polypous and cystic formations, lipomas, uterine myomas, mastopathy, and breast fibroadenoma.

    It is good and if necessary, the regulation of the menstrual cycle.

    Important!Taking hemlock, you must adhere to the correct diet, corresponding to a specific disease. Eat healthy and fresh food. Be sure to remove from the diet fatty, fried foods, convenience foods, sausages. When taking medications from hemlock alcohol is strictly prohibited!

    Collection and processing of raw materials

    Those who have contraindications for this herb, in no case be collected.

    But the rest should follow the recommendations regarding the collection, handling and storage:

    • it is necessary to collect hemlock during its flowering: from June to September (it all depends on the climate zone),
    • for collection, you must wear closed clothes and rubber gloves, and after the process is over, wash your hands well,
    • go seriously to the choice of the area where the grass grows - you do not need to collect it near factories, roads, dirty water bodies
    • stand on the wind side to breathe in the smell of poison to a minimum,
    • pay attention to the state of the plant - the leaves should be free from damage, and the flowers should be fully opened,
    • dry the grass in a dark ventilated (preferably uninhabited) room, away from children, until it becomes brittle,
    • save raw materials in fabric bags or closed glass containers at a great distance from other herbs, and even more products
    • keep it for no more than three years, because then it loses its medicinal properties.

    Healing Forms: How to Take

    The plant can be taken in different ways: fresh, in the form of tincture, ointment, powder.

    Tincture is applied very widely. It is effective not only in oncology or menstrual disorders, but also in:

    • varicose veins
    • lymph node inflammation,
    • dermatosis
    • ailments of the digestive system
    • constipation; Quickly cope with such a problem as constipation; they will help you: gentian, common wormwood, sage, chamomile, raisin, sweet cherry.

  • whooping cough
  • anemia
  • mastopathy,
  • migraine,
  • nervous overexcitement or exhaustion,
  • increased pressure
  • gout
  • disorders of the urinary system,
  • prostate
  • rheumatism,
  • thrombophlebitis,
  • trochee,
  • chronic cough,
  • epilepsy.
  • Before treatment, it is recommended to clean the stomach and liver, adhering to a diet, or using special medications. After this, the effect of the plant will increase.

    Recipe tinctures. We will need:

    • dry hemlock herb - 1 tablespoon (or 30 g),
    • Vodka - 50 ml.

    Fill the grass with vodka and let it brew for three weeks in a dark, cool place. Use this: 25 drops of dilution means 150 ml of water and drink three times a day half an hour before meals. As a rule, the duration of treatment is three months.

    Important!Vodka can be replaced with alcohol. Just in this case, the tincture will be enough for "ripening" and two weeks.

    The powder is used for the same problems as the tincture. To get the powder, you need to grind dry grass mutnik. Use it in the morning and evening to 0.06 g with sugar or powder from licorice root. The dose needs to be done a little more - up to 0.6-1 g, while necessarily watching your well-being.

    For ointment needed:

    • olive oil - 100 ml,
    • sunflower oil - 100 ml,
    • dry hemlock grass - 2 tablespoons,
    • wax candle - 1 pc. (large)
    • gauze - to filter.

    Put herb in olive oil, let it infuse in a cool place for two weeks. Strain through 8-10 layers of gauze (this will be the first blank). Heat sunflower oil over very low heat (oil should not boil, but should be red-hot). Put the pieces of the candle there, mix to dissolve the wax. Report the wax until the oil turns white. When the ready solution becomes warm, mix it with the first billet and put it in the fridge to freeze.

    The ointment is good for any external tumors, blisters, cuts, hemorrhoids. It is also applied to the skin in case of cancer - in the area of ​​projection of a cancerous tumor of an internal organ (ointment can be applied to the head or neck for no more than 2 hours). For the treatment of hemorrhoids also use nightshade, kupin, mountain ash red, swimsuit, wheatgrass, euphorbia, lungwort, savory, orchis and acid sorrel.

    Fresh leaves

    Fresh leaves are usually used externally: they are kneaded and primed to sore joints (for example, with rheumatism) or to the seals on the skin, leaving 60 minutes. Such procedures should be done 3-4 times a day.

    By the way, their fresh leaves can also be infused: take a liter jar, fill it with 1/3 leaves and fill the top with vodka or alcohol. Insist in a dark cool place for three weeks if you used vodka, or two weeks if alcohol. It is used in the same way as the dry hemlock tincture.

    Side Effects: Poisoning

    One of the main side effects of taking a hemlock is possible poisoning. All because of the high content of poisonous substances in it.

    The lethal dose for humans is 50 ml per 1 kg of weight (for a horse, by the way, you need 3 kg of plants). Therefore, be very careful about the dosage. If you exceed it, and you have symptoms of poisoning, be sure to consult a doctor!

    The first symptoms of poisoning:

    • nervousness,
    • high pressure and heart palpitations,
    • tremor,
    • nausea,
    • speech disturbance
    • dilated pupils,
    • pale skin.

    Important!If you do not go to a health facility in time, it is fraught with such consequences as paralysis, convulsions, respiratory failure, loss of skin sensitivity.

    Storage conditions

    Tincture, powder and ointment are best kept in a tight-fitting glass container. Ointment - in the refrigerator. At the same time, the tincture, surprisingly, can be saved no more than 10 days, after this time its healing properties begin to decrease, and it is undesirable to lay down ointment. Try to make it as much as you need at the moment. Порошку будет «комфортно» в тёмном прохладном месте.His, like dry grass, it is not recommended to save more than three years.

    Do not forget to glue labels on the container, where you should indicate what kind of raw materials they are in and when it was prepared and packed. But fresh leaves, because of their toxicity, it is better not to keep. If necessary, use them immediately, and very carefully.

    Tishchenko method: cancer treatment

    As we have already mentioned, one of the methods of treatment of oncology with a hemlock is Valery Tishchenko's technique. He takes young inflorescences and leaves of grass, collecting them, immediately puts in a jar of vodka or alcohol (the jar is filled with a hemlock for a third, vodka pours to the top), insists for a little over a month, filters and pours into a glass container.

    The dosage is individual for everyone - it all depends on the stage of the disease. According to the healer, such treatment should take place in combination with other herbs and certainly under the supervision of a specialist. Did you know?Some sources claim that the poison of this particular plant was poisoned by the ancient Greek philosopher and public figure Socrates. By the way, in ancient Greece they knew not only about poisonousness, but also about the healing properties of this herb.

    The range of medicinal properties of the hemlock, as we see, is huge. But although the plant is able to cure, it can also greatly undermine your health. Therefore, to ignore the dosage and important recommendations for its use is not worth it. If you consult a doctor and do everything right, this herb will help you.

    Collecting and harvesting

    Apply the whole herbaceous part of the plant, over whose body the active substances are dispersed evenly. Harvesting is carried out at the beginning of flowering culture - in May and the first half of June. Leaves and umbrellas, flowers collected in gloves, in compliance with safety regulations. Inhalation of the smell of the plant does not pose a threat, but having tried its juice, you can get a strong poisoning.

    Dried culture is traditional: spreading out under a canopy on paper, newspapers. To protect other blanks from contact with poisonous raw materials, it is dried in isolation. Store in hermetically sealed containers remotely from products and other medicines.

    Composition and properties

    The therapeutic properties of hemlock are determined by the presence of organic compounds of alkaloids in its composition. Conyin has the greatest toxicity, along with it methylconiin, conicine, conhydrin are present in the raw material. The maximum content of alkaloids is observed in the fruits of the culture. In leaves and flowers, their level is about the same.

    Along with toxic substances contains essential oil, caffeic acid and flavanol quercetin. The latter belongs to the group of vitamins P and in recent times is often offered in the form of dietary supplements for general health improvement of the body. However, studies of the European Academy of Nutrition did not reveal the positive effects of quercetin on the human body. Moreover, during the research toxicity of the substance was found.

    The danger of Conium maculatum is that an adult plant of the first year of life is almost indistinguishable from ordinary garden celery or large parsley.

    Similar to the related edible plant is not only the upper part of the hemlock, but also the structure of the root, which does not have any characteristic features.

    The old reception of experienced herbalists helps to distinguish poisonous grass from garden crops - you need to pick a few leaves from the beam and rub them in your palms to a slurry. Instead of the expected spicy ethereal smell of parsley, a specific musky, or, otherwise, “mouse” flavor will appear.

    Hemlock, also called tar tar, gorigolovka, mutnik, is not dangerous for cattle and is deadly poisonous to all types of poultry and the man himself.

    In the second, and final, year of his life, he loses his innocent appearance, stretching into a bare tubular stem, twisted by knotted joints with large leaves thrown out without any symmetry.

    These leaves, dotted with brownish blobs and torn along the edge, make the gorigolov recognizable from the mass of other greens.

    Despite its bright character, a large number of contraindications and healing properties, hemlock modestly lives on the periphery of household waste dumps, likes to grow along railway tracks or mix with healthy crops in neglected, poorly maintained gardens. The richer and more fertile the soil where the plant is rooted, the more luxuriant and larger the shrub grows, respectively, on poor or limestone soils, the tar tar bush is almost imperceptible.

    Habitat habitat is not designated by specific conditions - grass can be found on any areas where other weeds readily grow. It is preferable to collect the plant away from the roads, in flood plains or on the outskirts of the village, where there is poor infrastructure and low traffic.

    Hemlock field of application

    In pharmacology, due to the numerous contraindications of the hemlock, the properties and characteristics of the plant are practically not used. The exceptions are anticancer drugs in oncology. But in homeopathic and traditional medicine, hoods from all parts of the herb are used to treat a wide range of ailments.

    Juice from gorigolovki is considered useful with:

    • lupus erythematosus, erysipelas,
    • tuberculosis in all forms,
    • sexually transmitted diseases
    • thrombophlebitis,
    • recurrent menstrual pains - for women, the healing properties of hemlock (general contraindications) are used mainly to relieve pain,
    • gouty inflammations
    • arthrosis
    • epileptic seizures,
    • seasonal headaches
    • prostate diseases,
    • all types of oncology,
    • treatment of hemorrhoids.

    All parts of the plant are used to make juice, however, in a number of diseases, a powder prepared exclusively from hemlock root is taken (the healing properties and contraindications of the finished product are considered to correspond to the general characteristics).

    Often the plant is started to be taken as an immunostimulating agent, however, the treatment should be coordinated with the homeopath and carried out only after periodic testing of control tests.

    Signs of hemlock poisoning

    In case of overdose or failure to comply with the drug treatment regimen, there are signs of poisoning that cannot be ignored:

    • intensive salivation,
    • severe nausea and vomiting,
    • decrease in swallowing reflex
    • state of agitation, followed by apathy, convulsive phenomena.

    The acute condition that occurs when a single large dose of the drug or hypersensitivity to the components of the drug is recognizable by partial or complete immobility of the property sequentially - first the legs, and then the body above the waist.

    Measures to be taken immediately:

    • make abundant gastric lavage in a household way, repeatedly provoking vomiting and diarrhea,
    • dissolve several granules of manganese in a glass of warm milk and drink half a glass in a gulp every 20-30 minutes,
    • every three hours to completely eliminate all symptoms, take 7-10 tablets of activated carbon,
    • during the day drink at least 2 liters of water with diluted powder “Regidron”.

    Before you start taking the funds, you should consult with your doctor.

    Technique "slide"

    According to the scientist Andrei Varenikov, who has been studying herbs for a long time, it is impossible to say that hemlock saves from all types of cancer. The human body is so specific perceives chemical compounds of the same elements, that what is a panacea for one patient, is a slow poison for another.

    One of the methods he personally developed is called a “slide” and takes into account all possible contraindications and therapeutic properties of hemlock in cancer caused by hormonal disorders in women. Such disorders, leading to oncology, include cysts, neoplasms on the ovaries, mastitis.

    The scientist recommends the use of tincture acquired from competent suppliers, as the risk of using poor-quality products is too great to be opposed to the issues of economy. In total, the treatment course lasts 20 days and can be carried out as a cancer prevention in the presence of these diseases.

    The medication is simple: you need to dissolve in a quarter of a glass of water a certain amount of hemlock solution, starting with 2 drops on the first day and ending with 20 drops on the tenth day.

    Thus, there is an increase in the dose of 2 drops per day. The next 10 days is a corresponding reduction in the maximum dose of 20 drops to 2 drops. Repeat the course is not necessary.

    Treatment is carried out in winter or autumn due to the increase due to the administration of the photosensitivity of the epidermis.

    How to prepare the solution yourself

    Before you start preparing your own medicine, you need to prepare raw material in the form of fresh and freshly harvested plants. All preparations, collection and grinding of grass should be carried out in rubber gloves intact. It is best to take the flowers of the plant, the leaves and the tops of the stem.

    • the parts of a plant crushed by a knife are stacked in a one-liter jar in bulk, that is loosely,
    • quality alcohol, diluted strictly up to 40% strength, is poured in such a way as to cover the top layer of grass on the finger,
    • the can is closed with a nylon cap and infused in a cool dark place from 40 to 60 days.

    Stored medicine, cooked at home, up to three years.

    Reviews of medicinal infusion with hemlock

    When making such a responsible and vital decision, as the rejection of official medicine in favor of alternative medicine, one can be guided only by one circumstance - when traditional medicine is recognized to be its own impotence against a progressive disease. In such a situation, the actions of a person referring to herbal medicine are adequate and do not cause censure, but in all other cases, alternative methods of treatment should not be contrary to official therapy and can only serve as ancillary measures.

    In real reviews, the healing properties and contraindications of hemlock are discussed equally from a positive attitude and a categorically negative one.

    Moreover, the latter judgments come most often from doctors who are outraged by the situation when traditional medicine is used in patients with fatal diseases in patients than by course therapy with approved drugs.

    Unfortunately, it is impossible to verify the truthfulness of all the numerous histories in which mortally ill cancer patients appear, with the power of infusion with hemlock head in a matter of months.

    But, according to the evidence presented by scientists respected by the medical community who have been practicing herbal medicine for many years, it is also impossible to deny that there are still cases of cure by hemlock of hopeless patients.

    And it is possible to refute this fact except by ignoring it.