Useful and medicinal properties of zamaniha( echinopanax high)

  • Useful and medicinal properties of zamaniha( echinopanax high)

    A low shrub up to 1 m high with a light gray bark, strongly prickly. Rhizome is superficial,

    is thick, long, with few thin roots. The stem is straight, densely acicular, subulate, weakly branched. Leaves are regular, long-petioled, round in outline, with a cordate base, five-seven-lobed, with rare ciliate teeth along the edge, hollow, dark green and shining from above, matt, lighter from below. Leaflets of leaves, axes of inflorescences and pedicels - with spines. Flowers are greenish, five-membered, small, collected in a brush of umbrellas;stamens 5, ovary lower. Fruit is fleshy with 2 bones. Blossoms in June-July, fruits ripen in August-September.

    occurs in the undergrowth of coniferous( spruce-fir and fir) and birch forests, sometimes on open rocky screes and highland areas. Distributed in Russia in the Far East, in the southern part of the Primorsky Territory.

    Medicinal raw materials are rhizomes with roots. Collection of rhizomes is carried out in spring or autumn. The dug roots are shaken off the ground, washed in cold water, cut into pieces to 10-15 cm long and dried in the shade in the air or in a dryer. Store in boxes with a lid. Shelf life is up to 3 years.

    In its composition, roots and rhizomes of zamanichy contain saponins, traces of alkaloids and glycosides, essential oil up to 1.8%.

    Zamaniha has long been known in folk medicine as a tonic. Its drugs have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system, reduce the elevated blood sugar level in the initial stages of diabetes mellitus, increase in small doses, reduce blood pressure in large doses, and significantly increase diuresis. From the plant, an alcohol tincture is prepared, it is applied inside by drops. The drug is low toxicity, but with prolonged use, hives and other skin complications are possible.

    Tincture of seduction is prescribed for physical and nervous fatigue, a feeling of fatigue, reduced work

    ability, sexual impotence, heart failure, hypotension, with depressive and asthenic conditions, diabetes mellitus I stage.

    Application of

    Tincture: 30 g of crushed root is insisted in 100 ml of alcohol or 200 ml of vodka in a warm dark place for 7-10 days;take 30-40 drops 3 times a day.