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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Kuril tea is not just an ornamental plant

Until recently it was believed that this plant is just a name and a decorative tea. In places where this plant is found in nature: the Altai, the Irkutsk and Chita regions, Buryatia, Yakutia, in the south, in the Amur region, Primorye, Kamchatka, its dried leaves have long been used to produce a drink - a substitute for tea. At the same time, and infusions and decoctions of the leaves of shrubby cinquefoil is widely used in folk medicine as a hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, sedative, analgesic and used inside the gastro-intestinal diseases and as a rinse for sore throat and stomatitis.

Modern medicine has confirmed the centuries-old folk experience, as well as expanded the idea of ​​the therapeutic value of shrubby cinquefoil. Recommend a decoction of the leaves, young shoots, flowers plants with dysbiosis. Found that the Kuril tea exhibits antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-allergic, hepatoprotective, radioprotective, anti-viral, immune-boosting and anti-diabetic properties.

The healing virtues of this shrub explained by the fact that its leaves, flowers and young shoots are extremely rich R-active substances - flavonols and catechins. In leaves them contains about 5% in the flowers - 4% in the young shoots - 1%. Moreover, the leaves, and rich in mineral elements such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper and cobalt. Interestingly, the Kuril fermented tea has been very close to this tea as the composition and content of biologically active substances, and in the mineral elements. However, the health Kuril tea still useful. It can simply brew (dried in a dark cool place leaves) as regular tea, just a little longer.