The beneficial properties of rhubarb
Such plants as rhubarb not call too common product.
Although the history of its use as a medicine rooted in ancient China.
Even BC, rhubarb was used in Asia and Persia, where the Arab merchants brought it to Europe.
In Russia, the rhubarb came through the famous traveler and naturalist Nikolai Przhevalsky.
Now this plant is planted in some areas located on the territory of Russia: Tula, Voronezh, and Moscow. Also love rhubarb in the UK and in the USA.
In the East, have long been appreciated and used rhubarb due to its beneficial properties. This plant is rich in content antraglikozidy, vitamins, tannins, organic acids.
These substances and determined the therapeutic properties of rhubarb. Moreover, in its composition many proteins, vitamins E and C, carbohydrates, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, folic acid, fiber. Rhubarb belongs to the buckwheat, and is a perennial grass with large leaves.
You can eat it by cuttings, sometimes young leaves. It Matures in the spring, some early vegetables and fruits. Special taste has not.
But, using it in food, you can easily recover lost over the winter vitamins. Due to the presence of useful properties, rhubarb is used in the pharmaceutical industry.
After processing, produces a syrup, extract, powder and pills. Although to use these drugs only on prescription.
Effective is this plant with catarrh of the intestine. Also widely used rhubarb because of the presence of useful properties in folk medicine.
It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, compress from the infusion of plants applied to the wound. To prepare the compress, rhubarb is crushed, mixed with barley flour.
Similar means can be used to remove bruises and pimples and also other skin injury.
Rhubarb is effective for sinusitis, colds and a bad cold. A decoction of the leaves of the rhubarb helps to restore vision, used this traditional method when cataract available eye.
For the treatment of bone extremity fractures apply compresses of a mixture, comprising rhubarb root, ink nut, Malva sylvestris, flour barley. The compress applied to the injury every day for 30 minutes.