Donnik yellow is a medicinal plant from the family of legumes.
It is distinguished by a straight stalk, thin branches, oval peeled leaves and whiskers of small yellow flowers.
Donnik grows on the fringes of forests, in fields and meadows, along roads and in ravines. It is distributed everywhere: in Ukraine, in Russia, New Zealand, Europe and North America.
- Water broth
- Alcohol tincture
- Extract or extract
- Dressings from grass
Donnik is considered extremely useful and successfully used in folkmedicine( in contrast to the similar to him apparently white white clover).
How and when to harvest
The upper sprouts of the plant( 30 cm), side branches and paint brushes possess useful properties.
They are harvested in the summer at the time of flowering.
Because it is at this time in the sweetener that the concentration of nutrients rises.
Sometimes, folk recipes use the roots of a plant.
Collect clover in the meadows and in the fields.
But bushes that live near roads or near cities are not suitable as medicinal raw materials.
Their leaves absorb a lot of harmful substances: the use of a roadside plant can lead to poisoning.
To prevent rotting of raw materials, the clover is collected in dry weather.
After collection, the grass is dried. Ways of drying:
- Under a canopy or attic.
Raw materials are laid out on a sheet of paper and periodically turned over.
When the stems become brittle and brittle, they are bagged.
- In the oven or oven.
At 40 ° C, the plant is dried until it becomes brittle.
Do not overdry the stems, because in this case, the flowers and leaves from it crumble.
After drying, the donkey is placed in a sealed package, where it will be stored for up to 2 years.
The healing properties of the plant are associated with its unique composition. Donnick contains:
- coumarin and melilotin;
- essential oils;
- ascorbic, coumaric and melilitic acids.
Such a rich composition makes the sweet clover useful for all body systems.
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Donnik benefits the whole body. Therefore, it is used both inside and outside. From it prepare broths and infusions, lotions and bandages, ointments.
Healing properties in clover are many:
- Anti-inflammatory effect of .
Decoctions on its basis heal furuncles, wounds and ulcers, eliminate inflammation in the oral cavity, as well as hemorrhoids.
- Analgesic effect of .
Donnick relieves pain caused by spasm or cramps, because it has an antispasmodic effect.
It is used for migraine and menstrual pain.
- Antibacterial effect of .
Lotions from the infusion of the clover prevent the infection of open wounds.
- Expectorant effect of .
Donnik contributes to sputum and its liquefaction, therefore it is used in the treatment of laryngitis and cough in children( written here), bronchitis, bronchial asthma and influenza.
- Lactobacillus effect .
It is useful to drink a decoction of sweet clover and nursing mothers.
The plant improves the quality of breast milk and increases its quantity.
- Improvement of blood quality .
The anticlotting agent contains anticoagulants, which eliminate the increased coagulability of blood and prevent thrombus formation.
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- Sedative effect.
The coumarin contained in the sweet clover has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, like soothing herb tablets.
Therefore, the decoction of this herb should be drunk to people with insomnia, nervous disorders, hysteria, panic attacks or neuroses.
- Treatment of digestive tract diseases .
Donnik has a mild laxative effect( laxatives for rapid action in tablets), used to reduce gassing in the intestine.
- Normalization of the hormonal background .
Women drink decoctions of this plant for menstrual disorders, as well as during the menopause for stabilizing the level of hormones.
- Improvement of myocardial function .
Donnik increases the heart rate.
Thanks to this, blood pressure rises, blood circulation increases, blood supply of all organs and tissues improves.
- Stimulation of the cerebral circulation .
Regular reception of decoction decoction improves memory and concentration.
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It is believed that the decoction of sweet clover is useful for people with diseases of the genitourinary system and the musculoskeletal system. In diseases of the joints, bandages can be made from the leaves and stems of the plant.
Infusion on water
In 500 ml of boiling water, add a couple of teaspoons of dried sweet clover and stand at room temperature for 4 hours.
Then the resulting infusion is decanted, distributed into 3 parts and drunk within a day for half an hour before meals.
This composition successfully eliminates insomnia, soothes nerves. Sometimes, it is applied externally, in the form of trays, lotions and compresses for the treatment of skin diseases, rheumatism.
In 250 ml of cool water add 10 g of dried shoots of sweet clover, bring to a boil and keep on low heat for about half an hour.
Then decoction filter through gauze and drink 1 tbsp.l.three times a day.
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To 100 g of dried grass sweet clover add 500 ml of diluted alcohol or vodka.
Then the mixture is insisted for 15 days, filtered and taken three times a day for 15 drops, washed down with water.
Alcohol tincture is used for migraine, hormonal disorders and infertility. With severe headaches, it is rubbed into the whiskey.
Extract or extractor
To 50 g of freshly cut leaves of the plant add 500 ml of vodka and leave to infuse in a cool darkened place for 15 days.
The extract is then filtered through gauze and drunk twice a day for 15 drops.
Dressings from grass
The dried grass is steamed.
Then put in cotton bags or under a bandage, applying to sick joints or tumors for 15-20 minutes.
Treatment time - 10 days.
oil 100 ml of vegetable oil is mixed with 10 g of dried plant and kept in a warm place for 3 hours.
After that, the extract is filtered and applied to boils to make them ripen and opened faster.
There are two options for preparing an ointment from this plant:
- 2 tbsp.l.powdered leaves and stems of sweet clover are mixed with 50 g of Vaseline and use this ointment for the treatment of boils and purulent wounds.
- 50 g of fresh flowers of sweet clover are grinded into gruel, mixed with 3 tbsp.l. The butter is applied to the abscesses to eliminate inflammation.
Broth of roots
In 200 ml of boiled water add 15 g of dried roots of sweet clover and boil for 10 minutes.
Then decoction is filtered and drunk 1 tbsp.l.three times a day with increased gas production and flatulence.
Contraindications and side effects of
Donnik is a poisonous plant that can be harmful in large numbers.
When an overdose of symptoms of poisoning and other unpleasant symptoms:
- dizziness, apathy, depression, drowsiness;
- headache, migraine;
- nausea, vomiting, indigestion, stomach pain;
- bleeding and hemorrhage;
- allergic reactions( rash, itching, burning);
- increased heart rate, increased pressure.
Drugs based on clover can not be used:
- during pregnancy;
- with reduced blood clotting;
- in renal failure;
- in heart diseases associated with heart rhythm disturbances( angina, tachycardia);
- for mental disorders;
- with internal bleeding;
- for hypertension.
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