Kuril tea is known for its healing properties and amazing beauty during your flowering. Its name he received because since ancient times, the people who live in the Urals and the Kuril Islands, was used as a tea infuser. For these purposes we have used the flowers and leaves of the plant.
Currently do not need to go to the Kuril Islands and the far East. At his dacha quite possible to land a wonderful shrub that will benefit You and your health.
Kuril tea – properties, application, cultivation, what helps and how to
The scientific name of the plant – the five leaves shrub. Is also known as shrubby Potentilla. In our country can be found in the far East, the Urals, in Siberia, in the Altai mountains. It grows along rivers and lakes. In the Altai mountains are huge shrub plantings. It is in these places thickets cinquefoil extend for many kilometres.
The shrub is quite unpretentious and easily grown in any soil, and it is not very important, open it, or penumbra. The plant height is from 50 to 150 centimeters. The branches are gray-brown color. The sheets have an edge. Branches also at a young age pubescent. The flowers of the shrub yellow. Flowering begins in June and ends in October, which is an average of 80 days.
Tea has been used since ancient times by the Mongols. The Mongols used a brew of tea for diarrhea. In Tibet it was used as a tool to help with gastro-intestinal diseases, tuberculosis and as an expectorant. Residents of the Far East also used an infusion of the bushes with pain in the abdomen and sharp. Altai people find it more widely used. In addition to the treatment of diseases of the stomach, they were treating lesions on the skin and allergic diseases. Tincture can be applied topically to rinse with stomatitis, sore throat and other diseases of a cavity of the throat and mouth.
Useful properties cinquefoil
1. Fights intestinal infections, is effective in the treatment of dysentery.
2. Helps with food poisoning.
3. Is an antioxidant.
4. Lowers sugar and fat in the blood, is a prophylactic against atherosclerosis.
5. Has anti-allergic properties.
6. Provides assistance for bed-wetting and has a diuretic effect.
7. Is sedative.
8. Eliminates bacteria overgrowth.
Kuril tea is composed of a large number of biologically active substances, and all of them are useful. The leaves contain a lot of ascorbic acid. It is much more than is contained in lemons. Found in it and carotene, the approximate number is the same as that of a carrot.
For therapeutic purposes, use flowering shoots. With scissors cut off the top one-year, up to 15 centimeters. The best time for harvesting – July or August. Dried in the shade, outdoors or in a ventilated area.
Medicinal tea is prepared as follows:
In 0.5 liters of boiling water add 2 tablespoons of minced raw, two hours insist. Take for intestinal problems 0,5 Cup, eating 4 times a day. In pulmonary diseases it is recommended that this tea be applied with honey.
It is also a good remedy after visiting the baths. Tea with honey after bath – brew 1 teaspoon in 0.5 liters of boiling water, to insist 30 minutes.
Kuril tea as ornamental plants in our country is cultivated since the 17th century. Use the bushes for landscaping, looks good in group plantings. You can apply for borders and hedges, as it tolerates a haircut and blooms for a long time.
Weak and old branches should be cut, do it best in spring. Easily propagated by softwood cuttings. In the month of June you need to cut the stem up to 15 centimeters long, the lower leaves are removed. The branches are placed for 12 hours in any solution for rooting.
Planted in the ground, covered with foil. If the cuttings with buds appear, pluck them. After about 30 days you should see roots. The following spring, the cuttings are transplanted to a permanent place of residence. I like Kuril tea.
Properties and applications of tea attract many people. I think we should have this plant in their own country. Put, and You will not regret it! After all, the care is minimal, he’s so unpretentious. And what beautiful blooms, and quite a long time! And about the beneficial properties You already know yourself!