Iris (cockerel, iris, orris root) is a perennial plant of the Iris family, characterized by numerous medicinal properties that are widely used in traditional medicine and pharmacological industry.
The beneficial properties of iris are due to its biologically active substances, which include:
- Organic acids - undecyl, myristic, tridecyl, benzoic;
- Glycoside iridine;
- Vitamin C;
- Essential oil;
- Fatty oil;
- Resinous substances.
For healing purposes, mainly the roots of the plant are used, less often - above-ground shoots and seeds, since They have many useful properties, including:
Indications for use
For healing purposes, the killer has been used since ancient times. As a means capable of stopping rotting and healing from pain, the iris described Avicenna in his book. He also pointed to the antitumor, wound healing and a number of other properties of this plant.
The range of application of an iris is quite wide, it is included in fees for the treatment of viral and infectious diseases, acute respiratory infections, angina, bronchitis, tuberculosis, heart disease, diabetes, ascites, epilepsy and neuroses.
Herbalists add the iris root to the composition of fees intended for resorption of tumors. The oil is used in the treatment of cancer ulcers. The root of the plant is one of the ingredients of the official antitumor collection of M.N. Zdrenko, used for papillomatosis of the bladder, breast tumor and other malignant neoplasms.
The root contains bitterness and essential oil, which allows its use in diseases of the liver, stomach cramps, cholelithiasis, ulcers of the stomach, pancreatitis, gastroenteritis, anacid gastritis and other diseases of the digestive organs.
According to the research results of scientists of the Pharmaceutical Academy, the whole plant (both its underground and above-ground parts) improves the functioning of the kidneys and is a good protector for them, therefore, as part of the fees, iris is used to treat diseases of the urinary system.
With hemorrhoids, sessile baths with the addition of fresh rhizomes are effective. Sunflower oil-infused roots are used to rub the skin in myositis and arthritis. The crushed iris seeds are ground into powder as powder for external bleeding caused by soft tissue damage.
Iris is recommended for various gynecological diseases, including menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding and belyah.
From the rhizomes prepare water decoction for rinsing the mouth with toothache and gingivitis. It also helps to get rid of dandruff. It is used for mastopathy, fistulas, ulcers (including trophic), infected and purulent wounds, burns, scurvy, scrofula, scab and freckles. Alcohol solution is effective for heel spurs.
In aromatherapy, iris is used as a sedative - essential oil is used to recover from severe moral and mental stress, to achieve mental harmony.
No negative effects of iris on the human body have been identified, but it should be borne in mind that the chemical composition of the plant contains biologically active substances that contribute to blood thickening. For this reason, people whose coagulability is high per se is not recommended to take money on the basis of iris.
In any case, it is not necessary to prescribe yourself the treatment with this plant yourself, before using it you should consult with your doctor.
Icicle Homemade Medicines
Broth from sore throat, cough, cold and polyps in the stomach: 1 tsp. powdered root pour 300 ml of hot water, cover and boil for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and insist in a warm place for several hours, drain. Take 1/2 cup with severe abdominal pain, coughing and breathing hard, with polyps - regularly.
Effective remedy for strong cough: powdered dry rhizomes, 2 tbsp. pour in a thermos, pour a glass of boiling water, insist 8 hours. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day.
Tincture from the heel spur: chop the roots, pour with alcohol in the ratio 1: 1, put in the refrigerator for 14 days. Then strain, squeeze well and pour into a glass container. Apply as follows: moisten gauze in the infusion, attach to clean heels, secure with a plastic bag, leave overnight, and in the morning remove the bandage and clean the heels with pumice. It is recommended to do this procedure every other day until complete cure.
Alcohol tincture used for bronchitis and tuberculosis: prepare the infusion as described before this recipe, and then dilute it with chamomile extract in the ratio of 1: 1. With bronchitis - gargle, with tuberculosis - take orally 2 tablespoons. 3 times a day before meals.
Recipe laxatives: chop the young iris stalk and mix in the same proportions with honey. Take 2 tablespoons and drink water, after 2 hours - another 1 tbsp.
Water tincture from edema and dropsy: 1 tbsp. crushed roots pour 1 cup boiling water, insist 30 minutes, strain and drink in two doses.
A similar tincture is used to treat mastopathy, they only use it externally in the form of compresses - gauze soaked in liquid is applied to the breast for 25-30 minutes 2-3 times a day.