Kiprej, the medicinal properties of which are knownmost people, is a herb with a thick creeping root. Its popular name is Ivan the Tea. He has a completely naked long stem. Pink (sometimes white) flowers are collected in a long beautiful brush. The leaves have slightly convex veins, are attached alternately to the stem. Fruit in the form of a box, seeds are placed in it. Collect it is necessary at a certain time to spray, the healing properties of it in this case will be maximum. This occurs during the period of mass flowering. Ivan tea grows almost on all continents with a temperate climate, in well-lit places - these are felling, burning, meadows, shores of lowland water bodies.
It exhibits healing properties thanks to itssubstances contained in it. In particular, they are tannins, mucus, alkaloids, vitamin C, gallic and ascorbic acids, coumarins. There is in it tannin and pectin. The microelement set is striking: copper, boron, iron, manganese, titanium and even molybdenum.
This herb has a mild laxative,wound healing, hemostatic, astringent, emollient, slightly sedative and anti-inflammatory effect. For medicinal purposes use all the spray, the healing properties are in the leaves, root system, stems, flowers.
Preparations from willow-tea help with ailments of the gastrointestinal tract: colitis, gastritis, ulcers. Outwardly, the spray is used for washing bruises, wounds, with joint pain. It is believed that Ivan has healing properties that help in the fight against male prostate diseases, including adenoma. Apply it for insomnia, headaches, for washing ulcers on the skin. It is useful not only the spray itself, Ivan-tea healing properties transmit even the honey collected from it. The funds on the basis of this plant help in case of anemia, internal outflows of this fluid, ailments of the throat, kidneys, bladder.
This is the most common way of usingthis healing herb. According to the classic recipe of the Koporsk peasants, the willow-tea is harvested, tearing off the flower brushes by 30-40 cm. Then they are scattered on a flat surface with a layer of 4-5 cm and twist the resulting mass into a roll. At the same time, it must be crimped with a certain force, so that part of the juice is released from the grass. Then the twisted mass should be left for the night, covered with a wet burlap. During this period the raw materials will be fine, and fermentation will take place. At the end of the process, the grass is again spread out evenly and produces a partial withering. The final operations are drying in a hot oven (oven) and rubbing. The main sign of the correct preparation of Kopor tea is the color, it should be green. Keep it in tight bags or bags of paper for no longer than two years.
Other dosage forms
From young leaves and shoots of Cyprenia soups are prepared,salads. Roots in fresh or cooked form are used similarly to cabbage or asparagus. Of them, make flour. Roasting them, you can get the so-called "boiling coffee". From fresh flowers make juice, decoctions, infusions and oil.