Buckthorn bark - alder (wild paint, granny, ink). Cortex Frangulae
Description: shrub or tree up to 3 m tall, with spiny stipules. The bark of the young twigs is reddish-brown, and the old - dark gray to black. The stem of the bush has light brown twigs without thorns. Leaves almost glabrous, dark green, yellow-green below, 4-7 cm long. Flowers small, whitish-yellow. Blooms May - September.
Chemical composition: after aging one year: Anthraquinone and anthranol glucosides, frangulin, glucofrangulin, phytosterol alcohol ramnol, emodin, isoemodine, alkaloids, tannins, resin.
Preparation: 1-2 teaspoons of bark pour 1/4 liter of cold water, strain after 12 hours.
Usage: 1 cup of tea the night before bed.
Note: The bark, before maturing for 1 year, causes vomiting. To be bought only from pharmacies and drugstores. With prolonged use may cause a decrease in sodium in the blood and turn urine red. May cause abortion, hypokalaemia, muscle weakness and dehydration!
Measure: envelope 100 g.
- Can be used by:Women
- Beneficial effect on problems with:Constipation
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