Manchurian Aralia (thorn-tree, devil-tree) is a shrub or tree of the Araliaceae family, preparations of which have hypotensive, tonic, diuretic, hypoglycemic, anti-toxic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Useful properties of Aralia Manchu due to its composition. So, in this plant were found:
- Essential oils;
- Vitamin C;
- Vitamins B1 and B2;
- Triterpene saponins - aralosides A, B and C.
Aralia Manchu has the following properties:
Aralia preparations have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system. Moreover, this action is more pronounced than that of ginseng and Eleutherococcus.
This plant is used as an antisclerotic and adaptogenic agent. Drugs based on it are recommended to take people whose activity requires concentration of attention and speed of psychomotor reactions.
Indications for use
For medicinal purposes, use the leaves, roots and bark of the Aralia of Manchu, from which they prepare decoctions and infusions.
The use of Aralia Manchu and products made from this tree is shown with:
- Pathologies of the circulatory system: anemia, rheumatism, vascular dystonia;
- Infectious and inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system: flu, runny nose, laryngitis, acute respiratory infections, pneumonia, chronic tonsillitis;
- Pathologies of the nervous system: overwork, asthenia, depression, a complication of traumatic brain injury;
- Endocrine diseases: diabetes mellitus, thyroid hypofunction;
- Diseases of the genitourinary system: inflammation of the prostate, chronic glomerulonephritis, absence or scant menstruation;
- Pustular skin lesions.
Aralia has a stimulating effect on the human nervous system, thanks to which the mood rises, psychological fatigue decreases, motivation and the ability to concentrate attention increase. A person feels a surge of strength and energy, thanks to which he is able to perform work longer and actively engage in sports.
Another important property of the Manchurian Aralia is the hypoglycemic effect, i.e. decrease in blood sugar levels, which is accompanied by increased secretion of growth hormone. And this, in turn, causes the anabolic effect of aralia preparations, which, moreover, improve digestion, accelerate metabolic processes. All these properties are effectively used by athletes involved in bodybuilding.
Also, products made from Aralia protect the mucosa from the toxic effects of the drugs taken. They are recommended for children's diathesis, gastric ulcer, gastritis and other diseases of the digestive track.
Aralia Manchu stimulates the antitoxic function of the liver, eliminates spasms, strengthens the capillaries, has a choleretic and diuretic effect.
Aralosides contained in the thorn-tree stimulate immune activity, increase the body's resistance to the effects of adverse environmental factors, infections and hypoxia. They have an anti-stress effect, increase resistance to toxic substances (in particular, chlorophos, fluorine, nitrites, methyl hydrazine), reduce the level of lipoproteins in the blood, and have a protective effect in radiation sickness.
The decoction of Aralia eliminates drowsiness, activates the heart (reduces the frequency and increases the strength of heart contractions, increases the tone of the heart muscle) and the activity of enzyme systems, eliminates the symptoms of loss of strength and stress, increases lung volume and muscle strength.
Tincture of Aralia Manchu is used for:
- Neurosis, developed as a result of craniocerebral injuries and accompanied by asthenic syndrome;
- Asthenia, characterized by physical inactivity, sudden changes in mood, loss of strength, fatigue;
- Low blood pressure;
- Periodontal disease;
- Pain in the teeth;
- Decreased libido and impotence due to neurosis.
Infusions and decoctions of the roots, bark, leaves and flowers of aralia are used in cosmetology - they are included in the composition of nourishing masks for the body and face, toning lotions and compresses.
The use of Aralia Manchu contraindicated in:
- High excitability;
Before taking funds from Aralia, it is recommended to consult with your doctor, who, taking into account the indications, will select the optimal dose and determine the duration of treatment. The fact is that with the use of preparations based on a thorn tree in too high doses or over a long period, nervous irritability may increase, blood pressure may rise, activity will increase, sleep may be disturbed.
It is also not recommended to take drugs Aralia Manchu before bedtime.
Homemade medicines from Aralia Manchu
Alcohol tincture of Aralia Manchu can be purchased at the pharmacy, and you can prepare yourself. To do this, take 20 g of chopped root, pour 100 ml of 70% alcohol. Insist for 15 days in a warm place, occasionally shaking the jar. Drink tincture of 15-40 drops twice a day, depending on the evidence.
The recipe for water infusion from Aralia: Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 20 g of leaves or flowers, soak for 15 minutes in a water bath. Strain and drink 1/3 cup three times a day.
The decoction is made from the roots and bark of the Aralia Manchu. To do this, 15 g of raw material is poured 1 stack. boiling water, insist for 30 minutes. Then cooled at room temperature, filter and drink 2 tbsp. l three times a day.