Burdock is known to us from childhood and is widespread. But not all ordinary people know that, in terms of the therapeutic effect on the human body, many traditional healers compare the burdock to the ginseng, the pearl of Chinese traditional medicine. For medicinal purposes, apply almost all parts of burdock: root, stem, leaves, inflorescences, seeds. However, special properties are shown by juices isolated from various parts. Burdock juice has the greatest healing power, if isolated from the young parts of the plant, not more than a year old.
Burdock is known by many names: burdock, lapushnik, tatar, thistle, burdock root, grandfather, dog lover. Naming is different depending on the area and popular name. The plant is unpretentious, grows in areas with different conditions and types of soil. The flowering period is very long, almost all summer months, but young shoots have special properties.
The composition of the plant, healing ingredients
The roots of the plant are rich in sugary substance - inulin, can be used in food by patients with impaired absorption of sugar. By mass, this polysaccharide takes up to half the mass of raw root.
How to use burdock juice? What does this plant help? The green parts of burdock contain a significant amount of ascorbic acid, which favorably affects the vessels and the immune system. Stem, leaves, roots are rich in macro-and microelements: manganese, boron, copper, iron, zinc, tin. The largest number of active ingredients contains the root of the plant. In addition to inulin, includes essential oils, useful acids, flavonoids. Not all components of the drug have a pleasant taste. The tannins, resinous substances and sitosterol contained in the extract from the plant have a bitter taste, however, the benefits for many people turn out to be more important than gastronomic tastes.
All nutrients are stored either in the hood, or in the raw materials, many components lose their medicinal properties during drying. Various dosage forms with the addition of burdock are popular: oils, tinctures, ointments, vitamin drinks, juices.
How to make juice from burdock at home?
How to use the juice of burdock, which helps this miracle potion, consider next.
Due to the wide distribution of the plant, there are no problems with raw materials. It is important to follow the cooking technology and some recommendations in order to get the most out of the burdock.
Preparation of raw materials for juice should be started in the first weeks of flowering. It was at this time that the plant has the most watery intercellular substance, able to give more juice. In addition, young plants in the spring and early summer contain the least amount of decay products. The collection of plants is better to produce in the period of moderate precipitation, since excessive dryness of the soil can manifest itself in reducing the amount of juice per wet weight of the plant. You can use the leaves with young petioles, which are still rich in moisture. The cut material is poured with cool water for 6 hours, then let the bulk of the water drain and pass through a meat grinder. The resulting biomass is loaded into the press with a filter, squeeze the juice.
Burdock juice: application
The use of hoods is quite wide. Juice has antiseptic properties due to the presence of tannins and resinous substances. It is used to heal wounds, bites, cuts, abrasions, with thermal burns, boils, boils, eczema. What other healing properties does burdock juice have? The use of juice reduces the concentration of viruses, pathogenic bacteria on the treated surface. The tincture is prepared on the basis of burdock juice (75%) and alcohol (15%), stored in the refrigerator until needed. Alcohol can preserve various parts of the plant, in contrast to the drying of useful components are preserved.
Burdock juice: reviews
There are so many positive reviews about the use of burdock juice for medicinal purposes. Those people who have experienced its effect on themselves say that it activates metabolic processes, improves the flow of sweat, removes excess fluid, improves the functioning of the kidneys, removes decomposition products and slags.
Also, many emphasize that burdock juice normalizes the digestive system. It is often used to treat ulcers of the digestive system, inflammation of the gallbladder and stomach. Due to the abundant content of mucus and proteins, the juice has enveloping properties. Tannins slow down the fermentation processes, activate the secretion outflow from the endocrine glands.
What other properties does burdock juice have? Feedback on the use of this tool is extremely positive, since it contains insulin and its use leads to the normalization of blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Juice components have a beneficial effect on liver disease, including hepatitis.
It was also noted that a high protein content promotes the growth of muscle fibers. The positive effect of juice in diseases of the joints is noticed. There is a more active restoration of cartilage tissue and slow down the already started processes of destruction. It is used for radiculitis, salt accumulation in the joints, arthritis, arthrosis and pain caused by these diseases.
Due to the content of vitamin C has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effect, stimulates the immune system, the body quickly copes with the disease.
Juice is often used for gynecological diseases, inflammatory processes in the chest and pelvic organs.
The use of burdock juice for cancer
Alkaloid, extracted from the young parts of the plant, is used in the treatment of patients with oncology. The drug is applied externally and internally. It is noticed that tumors do not increase in size, the process of their development slows down, it gives a person precious time. The presence of antioxidants in the composition helps the body to cope with cancer cells at the nascent stage of the disease and prevent a terrible disease.
Confirmed scientific studies have shown that the composition of the concentrated juice of burdock contains a substance that actively absorbs cancer cells and causes their growth arrest and death.
Use in the cosmetic and food industry
How else use burdock juice? Properties of burdock oil favorably affect the condition of the skin, hair and nails. The juice of this plant has long been used in the cosmetic industry.
Juice from burdock is also used in cooking, namely in the preparation of meat dishes. Contained enzymes contribute to easier digestion, meat products acquire a unique taste.
The most effective recipes for the use of burdock juice
What else can be useful juice burdock? The healing properties of this plant have been known for a very long time. The use of burdock juice is most effective when fresh. However, during the year you can use canned with alcohol.
How can I use burdock juice? Medicinal properties for colds has a burdock with honey (up to 5 times a day, 50 g each). The composition of the mixture: 5 parts of juice of burdock, 5 parts of honey and 1 part of alcohol. Burdock juice is applied one tablespoon before eating.
For diseases of the joints recommend the use of a mixture of honey and burdock juice (in equal parts), one spoonful three times a day. Some blends include, in addition to these components, olive oil as a source of fatty acids. The same mixture will have a healing effect in case of diseases of the digestive system, the minimum system course is 3 weeks.
When hepatitis recommend the use of juice during the month to 15 g with each meal. In the treatment of skin inflammation, the dosage is doubled.
In case of urolithiasis, the juice contributes to the removal of sand. To do this, apply juice in one tablespoon for a month, then a break is taken and the course is repeated.
Burdock juice is a storehouse of women's health. Its use is possible as an additional treatment for uterine myoma, ovarian cysts, breast diseases. Use is possible only under the supervision of a physician, with periodic diagnostic activities, tracking of health. The use of juice for the treatment of female diseases is carried out according to the scheme: the minimum dose, a gradual increase, the maximum allowable dose, interruption and repetition of the course.
Who is contraindicated
Is burdock juice always beneficial? Contraindications to the use are also available. Protein content makes the use of burdock juice dangerous for people with allergies. You can not use it during pregnancy and during lactation.
Seriously need to relate to the selection of raw materials, do not need to make juice from plants that grew near the field of crops treated with various chemicals.
Some studies have shown that drinking burdock juice leads to an excessive accumulation of glycogen in the liver.
In any case, consultation with a specialist is strictly required, as is compliance with the dosage of the drug. Burdock juice refers to biologically active substances. Sometimes it is difficult to predict its effect on various systems and organs.
Burdock juice - a source of various vitamins. It contains:
- Pantothenic acid - 0.321 mg,
- pyridoxine - 0.24 mg,
- Riboflavin - 0.3 mg,
- thiamine - 0.01 mg,
- Vitamin C - 3 mg,
- Vitamin E - 0.38 mg,
- vitamin K - 1.6 mcg.
- potassium - 308 mg,
- Calcium - 41 mg,
- phosphorus - 51 mg,
- iron - 0.8 mg,
- Zinc - 0.33 mg.
- essential oils,
- mineral salts,
- insulin polysaccharide.
- proteins - 1.52 g,
- fats - 0.15 g,
- carbohydrates - 17.34 g,
- fiber - 3.3 g
Burdock drink has the following effect:
- wound healing.
- strengthens the immune system
- eliminates inflammatory processes in the body,
- eliminates skin rashes,
- lowers blood sugar,
- normalizes cholesterol levels
- eliminates the effects of food poisoning,
- prevents salt deposits in the body,
- helps athletes build muscle.
Alkaloid, which is extracted from the burdock, is used to treat cancer. Burdock juice does not allow malignant tumors to develop: they do not increase in size, cancer cells stop growing and die. And thanks to antioxidants in the plant, the body can cope with a terrible disease at the stage of its inception.
Burdock juice can cure ovarian cyst. It also helps with chronic pain in the ovaries. It is recommended to use the drink with a breast cyst and mastopathy. In order to increase the effect in these cases, burdock leaves can be applied to the mammary gland, having previously stretched them. The considered tool normalizes the menstrual cycle. There are also cases when drinking from a burdock cured infertility, although official medicine was powerless.
Drinking from burdock contributes to the removal of sand in urolithiasis, due to the diuretic effect. Having an anti-inflammatory effect, it can cure many diseases of the urinary system. And its antimicrobial strength helps to cure cystitis.
Use in cosmetology
Often, burdock juice is used in cosmetology, as it is able to return the skin to youth, and give the hair strength. It helps to cope with the problem of hair loss. To do this, the scalp should be smeared with fresh juice, wait a few minutes and rinse. It also makes the curls shiny and smooth, nourishes and moisturizes dry strands, restores hair after traumatic procedures. The considered remedy does well with problems on the face, eliminating acne and eliminating wrinkles. Masks from it are able to remove inflammation, pollution, and acne from the skin of the face. Burdock juice is very effective for dry and itchy skin, due to its antifungal effect. The tool helps to remove puffiness and restore the water balance of the skin, making it soft and supple.
Contraindications and side effects
Many believe that burdock is a completely harmless plant. But some contraindications still exist. Consider who can not use a drink from the burdock:
- patients with hypertension,
- people with cardiovascular diseases,
- people with thyroid problems
- women during lactation,
- children up to 12 years.
How to take and drink burdock juice
Treatment with burdock juice should begin with a teaspoon, gradually increasing the dosage. The course of treatment is from 7 to 30 days, after which you should take a break at the same time.
Drug Drug Scheme:
- 1-2 day - 2 times a day, 1 teaspoon,
- 3-4 day - 3 times a day and 1 teaspoon,
- from day 5 - 3 times a day, 1 tablespoon.
How to make juice
Consider how to make a healing potion:
- Rinse the leaves.
- Then they should be soaked in cold water for a couple of hours.
- Raw materials need to get, shake, dry a little.
- The leaves are crushed using a meat grinder 2 times.
- The resulting mass is placed in folded gauze several times and squeeze the juice.
- The liquid is poured into the prepared container and sent to the refrigerator.
Tincture: cooking recipe
To prepare the burdock tincture, you need to take:
- medical alcohol - 100 ml,
- lime honey - 500 ml,
- fresh juice from burdock - 500 ml.
Not only in folk medicine, burdock leaves are known. In cooking, they are also used. Consider a few simple dishes.
For the preparation of a salad you will need a glass of cut leaves, a tablespoon of horseradish, two tablespoons of green onions and four tablespoons of sour cream. Burdock thoroughly washed, dipped for a couple of minutes in boiling water, then dried, cut and add all the ingredients.
Also, the leaves of burdock, as well as coltsfoot, wrap cabbage rolls.
Soup can be prepared from both roots and leaves. To do this, add three sliced potatoes to boiling water (one and a half liters), passe the semolina with burdock and onion in oil, add tomato paste, stew and lay the preparation in the soup. At the end add spices and herbs.
Interesting burdock get jam. To prepare it, 50 milliliters of vinegar is poured into a liter of water, a kilo of burdock root is passed through a meat grinder and boiled.
Another recipe includes sorrel leaves, in addition to burdock roots. To prepare, take 400 grams of the first ingredient, 200 grams - the second, boil so that they become soft, rubbed through a sieve, add a kilogram of sugar and boil again until cooked.
But how to cook mashed potatoes. For four potatoes take a glass of burdock root, pre-shredded, two hundred grams of cheese, six cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of sour cream and spices. Put boiled potatoes, chopped rhizomes, seasonings and salt into boiling water. When the potatoes are cooked, the water is drained, add sour cream, grated cheese and pepper.
And burdock can be cooked with sorrel and even make a spicy dish in Korean.
How to cook juice
Prepare the drink in the following way. Through the meat grinder skip peeled and slightly dried leaves, then squeeze the resulting slurry. You can drink the liquid without any additives (see below how to take the juice correctly).
In this form, it is convenient to make juice in the summer, when raw materials are growing right at home. But in the winter it can be cooked. Then alcohol is added to the juice and tincture is obtained. To do this, take half a liter of juice, 100 milliliters of pharmaceutical alcohol and half a kilogram of honey. Such a tool can be stored for two years.
Another thing - fresh juice from the leaves of burdock. Healing properties, shelf life - are the most important components that depend on each other. Unlike tinctures, juice is stored much less. However, compared with other juices, this period is also significant. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.
How to drink juice
If the juice is taken for treatment, it should be drunk in a course lasting from two weeks to a month. For diseases of the ovaries and kidneys (cysts), they drink it before meals:
- in the first days - in the morning and in the evening on a teaspoon,
- in the next couple of days - three times a teaspoon,
- on the remaining days of the course - three times a tablespoon.
The same dose is sufficient for liver disease (taken before meals). But with urolithiasis, only half a teaspoon can be used three times a day for a month.
In diseases of the gastrointestinal tract juice from the leaves of burdock medicinal properties also manifests. Then it is allowed to drink before a meal in half a tablespoon also for a month.
For burns, wounds, ulcers, warts and even snake bites (by treating the affected area), burdock juice can be used.
Medicinal properties and contraindications (reviews of people who have tried the remedy confirm this) are incommensurable.
Looking at the comments left by users, you can find a lot of enthusiastic reviews. After all, this tool is so effective, while being accessible to all and completely free.
Especially a lot of reviews leave women rinsing their hair with a decoction of burdock. Those people who are treated by him as a medicine, less. But, maybe, thanks to this article their number will increase.