• Useful and medicinal properties of thorns( plum prickly)

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    The bramble is a highly branching prickly bush up to 3 m in height. Its bark is dark or almost black, each branch ends with a sharp spike. Leaves are short-petioled, ellipsoid-shaped, serrate. The flowers are single, whitish-pink, develop before the leaves. Fruit is a stone fruit of dark blue color with a waxy coating on the outside and one seed inside. Blossoms blackthorn in March-April.

    Thorns are spread throughout Russia, except in the Far North. He grows on roadsides, in gardens, in ravines, deciduous pesah, on the slopes of mountains and hills. Medicinal raw materials of the apple are fruits, flowers, bark. In the fruit of a thorn of proteins and fats is low, carbohydrates are easily digestible sugars - glucose and fructose. The fruits contain a lot of insoluble fiber, pectin and pectin-like substances. They are recommended to be included more often in the diet with rheumatism, diabetes, gastritis, prostate adenoma and spastic colitis.

    In folk medicine, the flowers of thorns are used as a diuretic, expectorant and laxative;roots - as a diaphoretic and bark - as an antipyretic.

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    In Bulgarian medicine infusions and decoctions of the leaves of thorns are used for inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and bladder.

    THIS LEAF: 1 tbsp.l.dry leaves on a glass of boiling water. Infuse 1 hour, drain. Take 0.5 - 0.3 cup three times a day.

    THIS ROOT: 15 g of ground roots pour 500 ml of boiling water and boil in a water bath for 15 minutes. Strain, add boiled water to the original volume and drink 150 ml three times a day.

    TABLE BREAST: 1 tsp.crushed bark pour a glass of boiling water, insist like tea. Drink 1 glass 2-3 times a day to enhance diuresis. Infusion of flowers is drunk with nephrolithiasis by 0.3 cup three times a day.

    When diarrhea is eaten, the fruit of blackthorn is 15-20 pieces 3-4 times a day.

    Fruit of blackthorn, systematically taken internally, heals hemorrhoids. Take them for at least a month for 10-15 pieces daily.

    Infusion of leaves folk medicine recommends drinking with kidney and bladder diseases in the usual dosage.

    With adenoma of the prostate, an infusion of flowers is drunk at 0.3 cup three times a day for two to three months.

    Freshly squeezed fruit juice is given for jaundice and gastrointestinal diseases by 0.3 cup 2-3 times per day.

    POISON FROM KORNEY: 10 g of roots per 0.5 liters of water, boil for 15 minutes in a water bath, drain. Use for syringing with whites.

    Infusion from the flowers of blackthorn( if you drink it for a month) cleans the body of toxins( through urine, defecation and sweating).

    As an antipyretic drink a decoction of the roots of thorns( 15 g of crushed dried roots per 0.5 liters of water).Drink sips throughout the day.

    For food purposes, the fruit of thorns of prickly flesh is used mainly. Of these, jam, liqueurs, wines and preservatives are prepared.