Japanese Sophora, a photo of the tree can be seen in the article, belongs to the family of legumes. This species is a plant in the form of a sprawling tree. The height can reach 15-20 meters. Outwardly it is very attractive and has a pleasant aroma during flowering. Often, the tree can be confused with white acacia, but looking closely you can see a significant difference.
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The flowering time of Sophora falls on the middle of June, the beginningJuly. Plant flowers are widely used in folk medicine for the treatment of many diseases. With therapeutic purposes, fruits are also used. It is worth noting that, in addition to Sophora Japanese, folk healers also use a species such as a tall fennel. The effect of these two species on the body is significantly different.
In the article we will find out what useful properties this plant possesses, what diseases the prescriptions on its basis help, and also consider several popular means for treating many ailments.
Where does Japanese and other species grow? To meet the branchy tree of Sophora is possible in many countries of Europe and not only. Places of growth are Asia, Altai, Caucasus, Ukraine, Western and Eastern Siberia and many other regions.
The favorite places of the tree are open sunny places, for example, meadows, valleys. You can see the sofor on stony slopes, on the coasts of rivers and lakes.
In addition to the Japanese Sophora, on the territory of the former CIS countries, one can also find such species as the saphora yellowing and the Sophora spp. These plants also have beneficial properties for the body, due to the presence in its composition of a large number of tannins, alkaloids, vitamins and trace elements. However, it is considered that the Crimean or Japanese species have the greatest benefit, see the article in the article for a photo of the plant.
Photo of the plant
Composition and medicinal properties of
Biochemical composition of the tree is extremely diverse. Thanks to this, it is possible to provide a curative and restorative effect on the entire human body. The composition of flowers and fruits of Sophora includes the following components:
- flavonoids, alkaloids;
- glycosides, fatty acids;
- essential oils, vitamins and minerals.
The fruits of Sophora Japanese, as well as the flowers of the plant have the following properties:
- Firming, anti-inflammatory.
- An anesthetic, diuretic.
- Antifungal, disinfecting.
Thanks to the use of recipes based on Sophora it is possible to clean blood, restore the elasticity of blood vessels, lower cholesterol, prevent the formation of blood clots.
Drugs based on the plant have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, the state of the blood vessels, help to normalize blood pressure. They are used for such ailments as hypertension, atherosclerosis, stenocardia.
In addition, the use of the plant prevents the development of many allergic reactions, strengthens the immune system, promotes blood saturation with useful vitamins and microelements.
- The use of medicinal raw materials gives excellent results in the treatment of many diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Also has a beneficial effect on such diseases as pancreatitis, pancreatic diseases.
- Broths and tinctures for catarrhal diseases, such as influenza and acute respiratory disease, are irreplaceable.
- Successfully treated also with tonsillitis, sinusitis, sinusitis, inflammatory processes of the gums.
In the description of the useful properties should include the ability of Japanese Sophora to favorably affect a variety of skin diseases. With its help, burns, frostbite, ulcers, pressure sores, suppurating wounds are effectively treated.
Important! One of the most important properties of Japanese Sophora is its antitumor effect. Thanks to the drugs on its basis, successful prevention and treatment of cancer in various groups of patients.
Collection of medicinal raw materials
When preparing raw materials, several simple rules should be taken into account. These include:
- The flowers of the tree are harvested at a time when they did not fully bloom. Usually this is June. Inflorescences are cut with a sharp knife or secateurs.
- Fruits are ripped off in a slightly immature condition. This should be done in late September, early October. It is during this period that they have the greatest benefit.
- Dry the product at low temperatures, not more than 40 degrees, avoiding direct sunlight on the raw material.
- It is recommended to store the collected material in cotton bags or glassware under a closed lid.
With proper collection and storage, the medicinal material will retain its useful properties and become indispensable in many pathologies.
Important! The shelf life of the product in dry form is 12-24 months. The longer the medicinal material is stored, the less useful it is.
Recipes and their use in folk medicine
More often flowers and fruits of Japanese Sophora are used for making such medicines as tinctures, decoctions, compresses, baths, they are also included in ointments and many other means. Further in the article, we will consider several recipes that have beneficial effects for many ailments.
Prepare the product by mixing 5 tablespoons of fruit or sophora flowers with half liters of medical alcohol or ordinary vodka. The medication is insisted 10-14 days in a cool dark room. The temperature should not be above 18-20 degrees. Take a tincture of one tablespoon three times a day. Thanks to this treatment, you can cope with heart disease, blood vessels, strengthen immunity, improve blood composition.
General strengthening decoction of
For general strengthening of the body and increasing resistance to catarrhal and other diseases it is recommended to drink a decoction based on the fruits of Sophora. To do this, 3 tablespoons of ground raw material is poured into 500 ml of boiling water and kept on low heat for 20-25 minutes. After that, the medicine is filtered and taken on a quarter cup twice a day for two weeks.
Treatment of wounds and burns
For trophic ulcers, bedsores, long non-healing burns, the following remedy is recommended: 10 g of Sophora fruit is well ground and filled with a glass of boiling water. After this, the product must be doused in a water bath for 10-15 minutes. Insist the medication for 30-40 minutes, then filter and add to it another 200 ml of boiled water. Use the resulting broth for washes and compresses.
Sophora Crimean( Japanese) has the following contraindications:
- Allergy to plant components.
- The period of pregnancy and lactation.
- Children under 6 years.
- Renal and hepatic insufficiency.
An important aspect of using funds based on Sophora is compliance with the formula, otherwise you can get an overdose.
Knowing the medicinal properties and contra-indications of Sophora, you can safely use it to get rid of many ailments. However, it is worth remembering that before starting treatment it is still recommended to consult a doctor. This will help to avoid negative consequences and health problems in the future.