Useful and medicinal properties of the cedar-tree of the autumn decoction of a beautiful autumn

  • Useful and medicinal properties of the cedar-tree of the autumn decoction of a beautiful autumn

    Perennial herbaceous plants, similar in appearance to each other. Autumnal autumnal is a plant with an underground modified stalk - corms. The leaves are broadly lanceolate and remain fresh almost all summer. The flowers of the autumnless autumn are light pink and purple, and in the case of a beautiful colchicum - large, pinkish-purple. Flowers in all species are large, in the lower part they form a thin and long tubule and come directly from the corms, and in the upper part six-lobed;stamens of autumn autumnal six;The pestle is made up of three feces, with the upper three-cavity ovary and three thread-like columns. Flowers in all species develop in autumn, and leaves in the next spring. The fruit that forms the next spring and ripens in the summer, first green, then forms a brown, leathery, wrinkled box containing a lot of black seeds.

    Characteristic features of cedarberry species: in the underground part a considerable amount of corms are formed, covered with black-brown membranous vaginas of dead leaves.

    Tentacle grows on forest glades, grassy places, among bushes, in some mountain meadows of Stavropol, Krasnodar Territories, Central Caucasus, in Transcaucasia.

    For medicinal purposes seeds and corms are used. Seeds contain 0.2-1.44%( bulbs - the

    bulb is a lesser amount) of colchicine - an alkaloid that does not form salts with acids and dissolves in water. Seeds contain 17% fatty oil, a little sugar and tannin substances in their seed coat.

    Colchicine dilates capillaries in small doses, and this is probably due to its therapeutic effect( tincture from seeds) for gout, rheumatic diseases and neuralgia. The use of preparations containing colchicine for gout is effective, but risky, since the range between therapeutic and toxic doses is very small. The dose should not exceed 0.0001 g 3-4 times a day( calculated with respect to colchicine).Treatment with preparations containing colchicine should be carried out only under the direct supervision of a physician.

    Colchicine is a mitotic poison. It delays the cleavage of chromosomes, which prevents the division of cells. This property of colchicine was tested for a delay in the development of malignant neoplasms. Experiments have shown that colchicine stops the development of malignant tumors. With a good result, now, with some forms of skin cancer, 0.5% ointment from Kolha-min( omain) is used.

    Colhamine ointment is recommended for exophytic and endophytic skin cancer types I and II stages. Ointment in an amount of 1-1.5 g is applied with a spatula directly on the surface of the tumor and the surrounding skin areas( 0.5-1 cm), covered with a gauze dressing and sealed with adhesive tape. Ointment is applied daily. When dressing carefully remove the remnants of previously applied ointment, disintegrating tumor tissue, fibrinous plaques both directly from the tumor and from surrounding skin areas.

    The effect of ointment on the tumor often begins 2-3 days after the start of treatment.

    Colchamine( omain) ointment is yellowish, the mass of a rather dense consistence with a peculiar odor, with a high degree of dispersion, consists of omine( colchamine) - 0.5%, emulsifier, synthomycin( the latter to prevent secondary infection) and water. Store in densely clogged jars.