Medicinal properties. Hellebore water use.

Veratrum has analgesic, antiparasitic and antifungal effects. It stimulates and then depresses the nervous system. Expands blood vessels. Stimulates striated muscles.

Hellebore main active principle — its constituent alkaloids, and their content is particularly high in the roots (2.4%), lower in the rhizomes (1.3%) and in the grass — 0.55%.
The main structural core of all studied alkaloids are hellebore alkaminy or aminoalcohols.

Alkaloids hellebore lower blood pressure at the same time significantly increasing the amplitude of heart contractions, irritate the end of the sensory nerves, causing severe sneezing and coughing.

Hellebore water use.

Veratrum is a highly poisonous plant, on the strength of toxicity it is superior hemlock. Most often it is used externally as a painkiller and an irritating agent for the treatment of various diseases of the joints (gout, arthritis), neuralgia, myalgia, sciatica, rheumatism. Use ointment, decoction and alcoholic tincture of hellebore.

How to assemble and cook.

Chemeritsa rhizomes are harvested in the fall. Any contact with her must be done with gloves. When grinding dry raw materials, use glasses, a respirator or a bandage. Rhizomes are washed, cut into pieces and dried.


To prepare alcohol tincture, 2 tablespoons of dry roots are poured with half a liter of vodka. Insist in a dark place for 10 days. It is used to treat alcoholism, pain relievers and rubbing.

To combat pediculosis, the composition must be diluted with water by half.


You can use a water decoction from a teaspoon of grass and 100 g of boiling water. Insist for an hour. It is used for the same purposes as alcohol. The composition can be stored in the refrigerator for two days.


To treat joints, fungal diseases and scabies, ointment is used. Cook from two tablespoons of chopped roots and 100 g of pork fat. It is necessary to maintain at least two days in a warm place.



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