Health, Alternative Medicine
Lakonos: medical use
Phytolacca, or American lakonos, the use of which has been practiced by sorcerers of many peoples since ancient times, is a perennial plant. His homeland is North America. Currently, this plant grows in large numbers in the subtropical and tropical regions. In the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia, the lakonos is found near residential buildings or along roads.
The root of phytolacchi is rich in saponins and starch, sugar and triterpenoids, fatty and essential oils, acids. There is an enzyme of oxidase and alkaloid phytolac- cine in it. The fruits of this healing plant include vitamins PP and B1, as well as carbohydrates, anthocyanins, alkaloids and saponins. The leaves are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids. Potassium, saponins and triterpenoids are found in the seeds of phytolacchi.
Finds the use of lakonos in the recipes of folk healers precisely because of its composition, which includes many healthy elements. The plant produces bacteriostatic and wound healing, as well as anti-inflammatory effect. Its berries can have a laxative effect, but in connection with the toxicity of phytolacchi, its use should be carried out with strict adherence to dosages.
Finds the use of lakonos in the treatment of joints. In these cases, the root of the plant is used in dry or fresh form. It is ground and placed in a container. Bay the roots with warm vodka, the mixture is left to infuse for fourteen days in a warm room. The container must be tightly sealed. After aging, the mixture is filtered and used as a means for compresses applied to the foci of pain (spine, knees or elbows). When added to water, the healing infusion can be used for steaming the joints of the legs or hands. The course of such treatment lasts up to thirty days.
The fruits of the plant are used in folk medicine in the form of decoction. He is recommended to hypertensive patients. Decoction of the leaves and roots of phyto-lacquer is an excellent remedy that produces a diuretic, laxative, expectorant and anthelmintic effect.