Medicinal properties of buckthorn bark

In the cortex, kidneys, leaves and fruits of buckthorn are antraglikozidy in large quantities.These substances cause irritating plants: buckthorn has a mild laxative effect.It contains large amounts of flavonoids and essential oils, resins, tannins, vitamin C. In folk medicine the bark of buckthorn is used for chronic constipation, gout, cramps, swelling of cardiac and renal origin, skin diseases, menopausal disorders.Buckthorn decoction is used externally as an antibacterial agent, it is used for compresses and lotions for the treatment of wounds.

How to harvest and dry the bark of buckthorn

preform buckthorn bark spend early spring when the sap flow begins and the buds swell.Often confused with other plant shrubs (cherry, zhostera).To di
stinguish buckthorn, need a little scrape off the top layer of the cortex.After that, you can see part of the timber having a raspberry-red color.At the other trees and shrubs appear after scraping a layer of brown or green.

felled or cut branches buckthorn circular incision with a sharp knife.We need to make some of these cuts.Then, make a cross-cut, and remove the bark from the tree.Then it is dried in a well ventilated area.Ensure that the individual pieces of bark are not touching.Note that the newly dried bark of buckthorn is a large amount of toxins that cause food poisoning.Therefore, before using raw materials to survive at least 1 year.

How to take the bark of buckthorn

buckthorn bark can be purchased at the pharmacy, it is produced in the form of crushed material containing pieces of different shapes, as well as tablets.The tool is used as a decoction.To prepare it, 1 tbsp.l.minced raw pour 200 ml of water and boil for 20 minutes.Broth drink 0.5 night and in the morning.Tablets take 1-2 pieces.before bedtime.

buckthorn bark provides the following side effects: abdominal pain, skin rash.The urine may be colored yellow.Means suitable for high hypersensitivity during pregnancy and lactation, metrorrhagia, enteritis, colitis, constipation, endocrine and neurogenic origin, acute fevers, bleeding of unknown origin, intestinal obstruction, spastic constipation, appendicitis, a syndrome of acute abdomen, inflammation of the abdominal cavity.