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  • Useful and medicinal properties of parsnip

    Pasternak is better known as a seasoning, which has spread in the southern regions of Russia and the Caucasus. This is a two-year herbaceous plant with a fleshy multi-headed root and a high stem( up to 2 m).In the first year it forms a rosette of pinnate leaves on long cuttings, on the second - a stem, high, bare and ribbed. Stem leaves are regular, pinnately divided. Flowers are yellow, collected in a complex zonotek. The fruits are yellowish-brown, when ripe they break into two half-fruits. Blossom parsnip in June-July.

    The chemical composition of the plant is very rich. Roots of parsnip contain organic acids and pectin substances, starch, vitamins, sugars, complex organic substances, fatty oils. Of vitamins in root crops and leaves of parsnip is especially a lot of ascorbic acid, there are thiamin, nicotinic, pantothenic acids, riboflavin, provitamin A.

    Preparations of parsnip are used to stimulate appetite, as an analgesic for renal, hepatic and gastric colic. Apply parsnip to cold, as an expectorant and a general restorative, with impotence, dropsy, kidney-stone disease.

    Pastinacin and Beroxane preparations obtained from parsnip fruit are used in official medicine. Pastinacin dilates the coronary vessels, relieves spasm of the bronchi and smooth muscles, it acts soothingly. It is used for the treatment of angina pectoris, neuroses and cardioneuroses, with gastric and intestinal colic, as well as to relieve spasms in renal colic and cholelithiasis.

    Beroxane is used to treat psoriasis, stimulates hair growth in nests of baldness.

    TREASURE: 1 tbsp.l.raw 400 ml of boiling water, boil in a water bath for 10 minutes, cool at room temperature for 45 minutes, drain. Drink infusion of 0.5 cup three times a day for half an hour before meals.

    DRIED DRIED CARNEFLDS: 1 dess.l.chopped root crops pour 2 cups of boiling water, put in a water bath and boil for 15 minutes. Cool at room temperature for 45 minutes. Drink 1 tbsp.l.every 4 hours

    FRESH FRUIT TREATMENT: 2 tbsp.l.fresh herbs pour 200 ml of water, boil for 10 minutes on low heat, drain. Drink 0.25 cup 3-4 times a day.

    FRUIT TREATMENT: 0.5 tsp.chopped fruit pour a glass of boiling water, simmer 15 minutes, insist 1 hour, strain, drink 0.25 cup 4 times a day.

    Spirituous tincture of root crops: 1 tbsp.l.chopped root vegetables pour 200 ml of vodka. Infuse in a warm and dark place for 7 days. Traditional medicine recommends taking 25 drops three to four times a day to raise mood and vitality, as well as hallucinations and depressive psychoses.

    Preparations of parsnip have a weak vasodilating effect on peripheral vessels, therefore they can be used for such diseases as atherosclerosis of the vessels of the lower extremities, obliterating endoarteritis, "diabetic foot".

    With stenocardia, drink decoctions and infusions of the roots of parsnip in 0.5 cup three times a day. In diabetes, nutritionists recommend constantly include parsnip in the diet of patients, because the substances contained in it actively reduce the sugar content in the blood.