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For many years, people have been using potato buds to make folk remedies.
The benefits of such decoctions and tinctures against many dangerous diseases have long been proven. In preparation, such recipes are quite simple, but very effective in their action.
From the article you will find out what the benefits of flowers are, and when their use is contraindicated. We will also tell you how to prepare decoctions with vodka or water, and how to use them correctly.
The composition of potato flowers contains useful vitamins and minerals in an ideal ratio.
They contain a lot of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), which protects against infections, triggers immune processes, promotes the regeneration of tissue cells and blood vessels, and helps in better absorption of iron.
Flowers contain a lot of magnesium and iron:
- Magnesium promotes the conversion of food into energy, helps in the formation of strong bones and teeth, regulates body temperature, induces the secretion and proper action of insulin.
- Iron helps the process of hematopoiesis, increases the vital activity of cells, improves immunobiological processes and redox reactions. Adequate iron levels affect the good condition of the skin, reduce the level of fatigue, sleepiness, and protect against stress and depression.
Potato flowers contain the steroid alkaloid solanine, which endows the inflorescences with healing properties. This strongest poison is found in tubers, leaves, and plant stems. But its highest concentration of 1600-3500 mg is contained in flowers. When used correctly in small doses, solanine is beneficial to health, and many different ailments can be treated with infusions and decoctions of potato flowers.
Also potato inflorescences contain a flavonoid that has a strengthening effect on blood vessels and has a rejuvenating effect on the entire human body.
At the same time, the calorie content of flowers per 100 grams of product is only 15 kcal.
What are the benefits for the body?
Infusions on potato flowers have long been used in folk medicine for various medicinal purposes:
- relieve swelling of the nose;
- relieve allergic reactions;
- activate the work of the heart muscle;
- normalize blood pressure and pulse;
- have a strengthening effect on the walls of blood vessels and capillaries;
- promote the healing of wounds and scratches;
- reduce pain symptom;
- destroy many viruses and fungal diseases;
- are fighting the tuberculosis virus.
Infusions of potato inflorescences are most often used in the presence of tumor formations, both benign and malignant. For external formations, lotions are used.
Flower infusions are very effective for colds. And if you mix a drop of the product with toothpaste, it will help whiten your teeth and prevent caries.
Cosmetics containing potato inflorescences treat sunburn and relieve warts and papillomas.
What harm could there be?
When treating with potato flower tinctures, it is very important to observe the correct dosage. Any excess of the norm threatens with the following side effects:
- bitterness and dry mouth;
- burning of the tongue;
- severe dizziness;
- heart failure;
- loss of motor activity and decreased mental response;
- pain and stomach cramps.
Important: It should be remembered that with frequent use, solanine accumulates in the body, and it is excreted very slowly. Before treatment, it is necessary to consult a specialist.
Treatment with a poisonous tincture is strictly prohibited to the following categories of people:
- children under 12 years of age;
- pregnant and lactating mothers;
- patients with diabetes mellitus;
- people with impaired metabolic processes;
- patients with sexually transmitted diseases;
- not recommended for people with high sexual arousal;
- it is also impossible for bowel diseases (colitis, enteritis).
How to use it correctly?
As soon as the potatoes bloom with white and pale pink flowers, they are collected along with the stems and dried in the shade. After that, the tool can be used to prepare medicinal infusions and decoctions at home.
To get a really healing remedy, you need to be very careful about the technology of its preparation, with the correct observance of the proportions and exposure time.
Application of vodka tincture
Herbalists most often use fresh flowers for the preparation of the potion, since it is they who endow the tincture with all the necessary medicinal properties. The collected flowers are ground in a meat grinder or blender, folded into a container with a tight-fitting lid and filled with vodka at the rate of 100 ml per 1 tbsp. a spoonful of flowers. The medicine should be infused in a dark place for 7 days.
- With high blood pressure and with fungal diseases, the infusion is added to tea (dosage in drops).
- For age spots, the tincture is applied externally by applying to cotton swabs.
- Dressings impregnated with alcohol tincture help from wounds and warts.
- In chronic tonsillitis, a solution is prepared for gargling the throat: 5 drops per glass of boiled water.
Store alcoholic tincture in a cool dark place for no more than 1 year.
To prepare such a tincture, you need to take 3 tbsp. spoons of potato inflorescences of potatoes and pour 800 ml of boiling water over them. Insist 3-4 hours. Then add 100 ml of vodka to the cooled broth. The broth can be filtered through cheesecloth before use.
- With an increased pressure of 1 tbsp. a spoonful of broth 2-3 times a day before meals.
- It is very effective to rinse your mouth and throat for colds and infectious diseases.
- For joint pain, it is applied externally as a lotion.
The broth should be stored in the refrigerator for no more than 2 weeks.
Broth cooked in boiling water
Preparing this potion is very simple: 1 st. pour a spoonful of dried inflorescences with 1 liter of boiling water and put in a water bath for 3 hours.
- With a disease of the stomach and duodenum, drink a decoction of 1 tbsp. spoon half an hour before eating.
- With high blood pressure, take 1-2 tbsp. spoons.
- Use to gargle with sore throat.
- Take orally in small sips (1-3 sips, no more) to relieve spasms in the bronchi.
Store the broth in the refrigerator for no more than a week.
Today you learned how useful potato inflorescences are, and how they can be used to treat various ailments. Cooking medicinal decoctions is not at all difficult. But they must be used very carefully and in the correct dosages, after consulting a doctor. Be healthy!