Althaea – healing properties and use inmedicine

Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Althaea – General Description

Althea is a perennial or annual herb,
belonging to the family of malvaceae. It has a direct, rarely branched.
stem height from 5 cm to one and a half meters. Flowers are usually
pale pink color, relatively small in size. Have
most species of Althea, they are collected in the racemose-paniculate
inflorescence. Root – dense, many-headed, has many fleshy
branches going deep into the ground. Leaves – blade-toothed,
soft to the touch, like velvet. Flowering and fruiting Altea in
the second half of summer. Seeds are reniform, gray or brown

Althaea – types and places of growth

The most common and valuable species is the Althea
drug. It can be found in the steppe and forest-steppe zones.
the European part of our country, in the south of Siberia, as well as in Europe,
Средней Азии, Haveкраине, Казахстане, на Кавказе. Altea grows
wherever there is a wet, shallow soil

Along with Althea Drug is widely used in folk and
научной medicine сырье близкого по свойству вида – алтея
Armenian. Plant height varies from half a meter to 2 meters.
Althaea is flowering Armenian in summer, and bears fruit in October. Outwardly very
similar to the medicinal, however, has some minor differences.
Distributed in Central Asia, the mountain-steppe regions of the North
Caucasus, in the Far East, in the lower reaches of the rivers Volga and Don.

Other types include:

– Althaeus Brucenealiceous – grows in coastal areas
Volga, between the rivers Syr Darya and Amudarya;
the range covers most of Europe, the Middle East,
Asia; lives in light deciduous forests on stony
slopes and meadows; – Altea rough – grows in North Africa,
Europe, Central and Western Asia; prefers stony slopes,
desert terrain; – Ludwig’s Altea is a very low plant (from
5 to 30 cm) recorded in South Africa, Central Asia and
The Mediterranean.

Althaea – healing properties

Due to the unique chemical composition of Altea medicinal and
армянский широко применяется в народной medicine, а также входит в
composition of some synthetic preparations made on the basis of
healing herbs.

Althaeus has an enveloping, anti-inflammatory,
emollient, antispasmodic effect, so it is used for
treatment of diseases such as: inflammatory diseases of the organs
respiration (ARD, bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat, pneumonia, etc.) and
digestion, urinary tract infection, gastric ulcer
and duodenum, dysentery, conjunctivitis (washing
eye), oral candidiasis.

Althea – dosage forms

For therapeutic purposes, use flowers, leaves and roots of Althea. But
according to laboratory data, most nutrients
It is concentrated in the root. Therefore for cooking
various infusions and decoctions it is used most often.

Althey – secrets of use

In inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
It is advisable to take alcohol-free infusion of Althea roots.

Method of preparation: 4 hours are added to 500 ml of boiled water.
spoons of crushed roots, insist 8-10 hours and take 100
ml 3 r / d for one to two weeks. For diseases of the organs
breathing may use infusion in the form of rinses,
conjunctivitis is necessary to wash the eyes.

An excellent expectorant effect has a syrup from the roots of Althea,
cooked at home.

Recipe: 2-3 g added per 100 g of hot sugar syrup
dry root extract, mix and infuse for several hours in
warm place. This syrup is used in bronchitis, tracheitis,
pneumonia (as an additional means to the main treatment).

Well proven and juice Althea. It is extracted from the leaves
and plant stems collected in the first half of summer (maximum to
end of July). Haveпотреблять его необходимо по 1 ст. spoon (you can with
adding honey) 3 p. per day in the treatment of tear cough,
pneumonia, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, etc.

Althaea – contraindications

– individual intolerance; – persistent constipation; – first
trimester of pregnancy; – respiratory failure 2, 3

Side effects: In young children, the Altea can cause constipation.
it should also be taken with caution to persons suffering from
diabetes mellitus.


Victoria 04/16/2016 Yes, so many diseases heal simple, it seemed
would be grass But I wonder, is it possible to give a decoction to children? Have
my daughter’s bronchitis was formed, sort of healed, but it can
any moment to start again. And to stuff a child with pills, no
the slightest desire. Eva 04/16/2016 So not only are we
the medicine is treading water
we spend! And what in return??!! Empty wallet, and even more
a couple of sores, which was not even more so! I have long believed that
nature itself gave us everything, just need to learn to see it! Diana
16.04.2016 Have моей бабули видела в поселке такой цветочек. Why me
attention to him drew – granny neighbor of the grass collects, and
This too vomited. How interesting is everything – the medicines are under our feet.
growing up, and we don’t know about it, we are marking over them … Elena
16.04.2016 Have меня у самой постоянно проблемы с желудочно-кишечным
tract. I’ll try to drink some snow cakes. True, I always thought that
alcohol tincture is better … Somehow it should be safer. And now
I understand that on alcohol, and with stomach problems, there is no medicine.
Svetlana 04/16/2016 Thank you very much to smart people for this article! Have
my husband was very sick stomach, went to the hospital, there he was prescribed
all sorts of pills. But, он пропил немного и у него начала болеть
liver! Now, for a week now, he drinks a decoction from Althea, and pah-pah,
he felt much better.

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