Ragwort is the largest genus of all flowering plants. He refers to the family Asteraceae. As for the kinds of data it botanists differ and cover between 1,000 and 3,000 species that are found everywhere and have a variety of life forms.
The most common ragwort is ordinary - an annual plant belonging to the family Asteraceae and having subramose erect stem, reaching a maximum height of 60 cm. The leaves of the plant are oblong, regular, glubokoperistorassechennye or lobed. Flower baskets ordinary plants are not very large and consist of yellow tubular flowers.
In fact, most of all types of ragwort collect all the flowers in clusters at the tips, which is why plants are similar to daisies. Painting colors depends on the type and can be blue, red, violet, purple, yellow and orange. Fruit of a plant may only be in the form of seeds.
Plants of this genus are distributed throughout the world, they have the same success can be found in Arctic regions, and in the hot tropics. The greatest species diversity is perhaps found in the Mediterranean and in South America.
Ragwort prefers grassy locations near villages and along roadsides. The plant is considered a weed, since growing almost everywhere. For medicinal purposes is used only aerial part.
In ordinary ragwort contains alkaloids and senepin senetsionin and vitamin C, a variety of complex substances, which is poorly understood. In Tibetan medicine flowers of plants are used as part of other resources that can be assigned at encephalitis, cerebral circulatory disorders, anemia, and loss of strength.
Bulgarian folk medicine involves the use of ragwort in most externally, they often treat burns and wounds.
Traditional medicine recommends the use of a plant in France in the form of a decoction or ointment (grass, mashed with butter). These funds are used to treat blood boils, hemorrhoidal cones and hardened breasts. Squeezed juice of the plant is considered to be a good remedy against worms and they treat hysterical cramps and colic.
Traditional medicine Amur and Primorye use infusions and decoctions for the treatment of ragwort sorts of disturbances in the menstrual cycle. Furthermore, it is considered good hemostatic and anthelmintic agent.
To prepare an infusion of the plant is necessary to pour two cups of boiling water teaspoon dry grass, and then insist for about an hour. After this, the infusion should be strain and take two or three times per day on a tablespoon.
Effective infusion in violation of the menstrual cycle. Poultices and compresses with the infusion useful in swelling of the testicles. With regular use of the infusion ragwort can increase the amount of semen in men, experts in this case it is recommended to use the infusion three times a day for 1/3 cup.
Few other properties at the juice plant, which is recommended for use in ulcers and non-healing wounds in the form of lotions, or bathing. External application of leaf groundsel accelerates ripening boils varying degrees and promotes the resorption of infiltrates.
Harm groundsel ordinary
Special harm this plant can not bring the body, but it should be used with caution.
Contraindications ragwort pregnant women and young children, and people with diseases such as circulatory failure, glaucoma, hypotension, dysuria, low stomach acidity. Sometimes ragwort cause unwanted effects on the condition are hypersensitive to grass.
We do not recommend prolonged use of ragwort.