Burdock is considered a weed plant, for the decoration of its plot, of course, no one uses it. But for medical purposes – this is a real find: from different parts of the plant you can prepare medicinal products that will not be replaced by any other drugs. There are a lot of folk recipes using burdock, the selection of the best of them is presented below.
There are practically no contraindications for the medical use of burdock (very rarely there is an individual intolerance). It has no side effects, which makes this plant a unique irreplaceable healer. It can be used even for the treatment of children and the elderly.
You will find out on which diseases the burdock is treating, and how to use it properly, on this page.
What diseases cures burdock: folk treatments
Tea from the dried leaves of burdock.
Take 1 tablespoon chopped dried burdock leaves, pour 1 cup of boiling water, wrap, insist 20-30 minutes (preferably in a thermos), then strain and drink with honey added to taste.
This tea is useful for all the aforementioned diseases, including liver and skin diseases (with acne, furunculosis, etc.). With a cold to a burdock it is useful to add mother-and-stepmother and a lime color.
Also, such a tea from burdock is recommended for the prevention and treatment of malignant and benign tumors.
A treatment for treating the spur on the leg.
Every evening to a sick leg tied gruel from the crushed fresh sheet of burdock. In the morning remove the bandage. To be treated to recovery.
With headache and migraine.
The following tool helps: take a fresh burdock leaf, lightly crush it until the juice appears, then tie it to the forehead and temples and lie for about thirty minutes.
For the treatment of stomach cancer.
It is very useful in the spring as much as possible to eat fresh burdock root.
The root should be dried, then thoroughly cleaned of dirt with a brush, grated not rubbed (without peeling) and consumed during the day without a special norm (you can add to salads and other dishes).
Healing properties of burdock have found application in skin cancer: freshly prepared root juice should be lubricated a sore spot several times a day.
With malignant tumors of different localization.
In addition to prescribing a doctor, folk medicine recommends taking 1 to 2 teaspoons of juice from fresh burdock leaves 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals or an hour after meals. The use of burdock in folk medicine is carried out by courses of 1 month with 10-day intervals.
For the treatment of diseases of the liver and gallbladder.
It is very useful to drink juice from fresh young (May and June) burdock leaves.
Take 1 tablespoon freshly made juice with honey 3 times a day for 15-20 minutes before eating. The course of treatment is 1 week, then take a break for a week and then take it again. For the course of treatment, drink about 1 liter of juice. The course of treatment with this folk treatment from burdock is carried out once a year, annually, until recovery.
Means for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Take 1 tablespoon freshly made juice from the root and leaves of burdock, add boiled water to 1 cup, honey to taste and drink 15-20 minutes before eating. This mixture should be taken 3 times a day for a month. After a 10-day break, the course can be repeated.
The following describes how to prepare a burdock for the treatment of other diseases.
How to cook a burdock for the treatment of diseases
Decoction of burdock root.
Take 1.5 teaspoon dried and chopped burdock roots, pour 1 cup boiling water, put on a boiling water bath, cook for 10 minutes, then strain. Take this treatment from the burdock root according to the prescription of folk medicine in a warm form for 0,5 cup of broth 3-4 times a day for 30 minutes before meals.
This decoction is a good blood cleanser, treats many of the aforementioned diseases, removes stones from the bladder and kidneys, removes swelling.
Infusion of burdock root.
Take 1 tablespoon of dry crushed burdock roots, pour 2 cups of boiling water, insist in a thermos for 2 hours, then strain. Take in hot form for 0.5 cup infusion 3-4 times a day for 30 minutes before meals with a stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer. This infusion is also effective for treating gout. This treatment also helps with various poisonings, including heavy metal salts and mercury vapor.
For the treatment of burdock diathesis use decoction of the root, but cooked not on water, but on milk.
Decoction of burdock root for the treatment of prostatic adenoma.
Take 1.5 tablespoons chopped dried burdock roots, pour 1.5 cups of water, put on a boiling water bath, cook for 15-20 minutes, then wrap, insist for at least 4 hours, then strain and take during the day at 4 admission 30 minutes before meals. The course of application of burdock in medicine is 1 month. After a 10-day break, the course can be repeated.
For arthritis, rheumatism and other joint diseases, take 1 tablespoon of this broth 4 times a day for 30 minutes before meals. At the same time, rub the alcoholic tincture of burdock root into the diseased joints and wrap them around. In the summer, the joints should be wrapped with fresh, slightly crushed leaves of burdock.
This folk treatment with the help of burdock is useful to add to the water for taking a bath with diseases of the skin and joints.
With rheumatism, you can prepare a decoction of the burdock root with the root of elecampane (take them 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of water).
Decoction of the seeds of burdock.
Take a tablespoon of seeds, pour a glass of boiling water, put on a boiling water bath, cook for 10 minutes, then strain. Take the form of heat in 0.5 cups of broth with the addition of honey to taste 3-4 times a day 30 minutes before meal for chronic constipation, bowel dysbacteriosis and edema, as well as in general weakening of the body, after severe diseases and operations, and the physical mental overwork, low blood pressure. Also, folk treatment with burdock is effective at elevated body temperature and inflammation of the lymph nodes.
Recipe 12. Ointment from the root of burdock for the treatment of skin diseases (including skin cracks) and alopecia, strengthen hair when they fall out
Prepare the decoction from the roots, as described in the previous recipe, but cook it until half of the liquid evaporates, then add melted unsalted butter at the rate of 4 parts of butter to 1 part of the broth and mix thoroughly. Store the ointment in the refrigerator. Several times a day lubricate the problem areas of the skin or rub in the roots of the hair at night.