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Properties and application of water pepper, extract and tincture from it
Traditional medicines are still very popular. Not surprising, because they are effective and accessible to everyone. For uterine bleeding and hemorrhoids, water pepper infusion has long been used. Scientific research in 1912 confirmed that the plant has powerful hemostatic properties.
Tincture of water pepper
Water pepper was used as a medicinal plant in ancient times by the Greeks and Romans. The water pepper extract contains tannins, essential oil and glycoside, and it is this extract that improves blood clotting. Together, these components have an excellent bactericidal effect, which is now confirmed by doctors.
In addition, they restore the work of the muscles of the uterus after childbirth. Water pepper owes its hemostatic properties to the glycoside polyhoperine and vitamin K. It also contains kaempferol, hyperoside, quercetin, isorhamneti, rhamnazine, the flavone glycoside rutin and organic acids. These substances reduce the fragility of blood vessels and their permeability.
According to numerous reviews, taking water pepper-based products helps to strengthen blood vessels and reduce their permeability.
Indications for the use of water pepper
Tincture of water pepper should be taken:
- With hemorrhoidal bleeding;
- With hypotension of the uterus;
- With various uterine bleeding;
- With uterine atony;
- Women after childbirth, when it is necessary to achieve uterine contraction.
First of all, the tincture is still recommended for women in the postpartum period, when a quick recovery without complications is necessary. In folk medicine, a decoction, powder and tincture of water pepper were also used in other cases:
- With difficulty urinating;
- For headaches (in the form of tea);
- With profuse menstruation;
- With cancer or stomach ulcers;
- With malaria;
- For tumors, wounds and various skin diseases ("wild meat", abscesses, rashes);
- As an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, hemostatic, astringent and sedative;
- In preparations with other herbs, it was used for rheumatism, enterocolitis, diarrhea, ulcers of the mucous membranes, and chronic colitis.
Preparations based on water pepper can be used exclusively as directed by a doctor, who will accurately determine the required duration of the course of treatment and dosage. As a rule, you need to take 20-30 drops (no more than 0.5 teaspoon) of alcohol tincture 2 times a day.
In rare cases, after taking water pepper products, the following side effects may be observed:
Preparation of tincture
- Take 100 ml of vodka or alcohol and pour them 25 g of grass, remove to a dark place and let it brew for two weeks, from time to time shaking well the container with the tincture. Take vodka tincture 3-4 times a day for 30-40 drops, for alcohol - 3-4 times a day for 10-20 drops.
- Take 200 ml of vodka and pour 15 g of water pepper herb into it, remove to a dark place and let it brew for two weeks. Take in case of uterine bleeding and in case of menstrual irregularities 3-4 times a day, 10 drops
For small hemorrhoids, bowel or bladder bleeding, and postpartum uterine bleeding, an alcoholic extract is very effective. It will need dried water pepper herb, which was harvested between July and August. It is crushed, poured with 70 percent alcohol in a 1: 1 ratio. The result is an extract with a bitter, astringent, dark brown color that effectively stops bleeding. Take it 30-40 drops half an hour before meals 3-4 times a day.
But the easiest way is to simply buy a ready-made tincture at a pharmacy, despite the fact that it is very cheap.
Reviews on the use of water pepper (pharmacy)
Raspberry - the tool helps and quite quickly. After giving birth, the doctors sent me to walk to the ward and left me without giving any recommendations, without prescribing any medications for recovery. For five days I lay with severe bleeding and did not know what to do, then, finally, my son and I were discharged home.
Mom, when she found out about the bleeding, immediately went to the pharmacy and bought a tincture of water pepper. I started taking 30 drops in the morning, afternoon and evening about half an hour before meals. The bleeding immediately became less profuse, and after about five days it stopped. After that, I drank the tincture for some time, I wanted to consolidate the result, so to speak. I noticed that my periods returned to normal, although there were constant failures even before pregnancy and childbirth. So I advise the remedy to all girls. Not only after childbirth, but also if there are problems with menstruation.
Then I learned that you can also cook a decoction. It has the same effect but does not contain alcohol, which is important if you are breastfeeding. To prepare it, buy a dry herb of water pepper, chop it, pour one tablespoon with a glass of water and put it in a water bath. Let it boil and keep on low heat for fifteen minutes. Then leave for an hour, strain and take three times a day, a tablespoon.
Masya is an excellent remedy for irregular or spotting periods, bleeding. Doctors are always trying to prescribe hormonal drugs, but I am afraid to take them, so I decided to look for an effective folk way from my problems, and I succeeded. Most of all, I liked the water pepper tincture, which you can prepare yourself or you can buy it from the pharmacy. The product is natural and safe for the body, no chemicals and hormones.
I stopped taking hormonal contraceptive pills and after a while there were constant spotting bleeding. At first I thought that this phenomenon was temporary, but they sometimes disappeared, then reappeared.
Once again, the problem returned just when I was on vacation. There was no way to go to the gynecologist, so I decided to try the tincture, before that I had already read about it on the Internet. After two days, I began to feel much better, the bleeding stopped, and over time the menstrual cycle returned to normal. Until now, no such problems have arisen.
Dee Dee - zero effect. I have read and heard a lot about the fact that water pepper tincture helps in violation of the cycle and various bleeding.
I tried several times to drink the remedy before going to the sea, if it had to coincide with my period. Logically, the tincture should have stopped menstruation, or at least make them minimal, but no. Plus one - it costs a penny. The taste and smell are awful, no use for me.
Useful properties of water pepper
Water pepper is distinguished by a variety of nutrients included in its composition. The ground part of the plant contains vitamins C, K, D and E, manganese, magnesium, titanium and silver. The medicinal herb has unique hemostatic and wound healing properties. The glycoside polygiperine contained in the plant accelerates the blood coagulation process.
The plant contains tannins, essential oil, organic acids. Ramnazine, isorhamnetin, quercitrin, hyperoside, kaempferol and flavonoids help reduce the permeability and fragility of capillaries and blood vessels. Rutin and ascorbic acid have a calming effect on the nervous system.
The roots of water pepper contain anthraglycosides and tannins. They are used as an astringent for bowel disorders, inflammation of the mucous membranes.
Water pepper treatment
Decoctions from the aerial part of the herb contribute to the recovery of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Intestinal diseases are well treated with water pepper, the intestinal flora is restored in case of dysentery. The plant helps to get rid of sand and stones in the kidneys and bladder.
Infusion of water pepper is used as a rinse for sore throat and various inflammations of the oral mucosa. Outwardly, the herb is used in the form of lotions to treat purulent wounds, some types of eczema. Also revealed the antitumor properties of water pepper. With a nodular goiter, the use of this plant helps to reduce the lobes of the thyroid gland. Infusion of water pepper is recommended for painful and heavy menstruation, some diseases of the uterus, used for postpartum bleeding. For hemorrhoidal bleeding, you can use a decoction in combination with milk.
Water pepper for hair. Water pepper is used to prepare an extract that is effective against hair loss and to accelerate hair growth. Dry powder and 70% alcohol are mixed in a 1: 1 ratio, insisted. The result is a clear brown-green liquid with an astringent, bitter taste. Water pepper extract, mixed in a 1: 1 ratio with 10% liquid vitamin E, is rubbed into the scalp with light massage movements, the mixture is left for 15 minutes to be absorbed into the skin. You can wash off the composition with ordinary shampoo.
Water pepper for menstruation. Water pepper is able to reduce discomfort during critical days in women, pain, profusion of blood. The herb tincture is taken as a prophylactic agent. The course of treatment is three to six months. As a result of the action of nutrients on the body as a whole, on critical days, painful sensations and discharge will become moderate. To prepare the infusion, take 1 tablespoon of water pepper herb and heat in a water bath in 200 g of water, leave for 45 minutes, strain and bring to the original volume with boiled water. It is recommended to take the remedy one tablespoon 2-3 times a day.
Water pepper after childbirth. Since water pepper has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, stimulates the tone of the uterus, improves blood clotting, in the form of an extract it is prescribed to contract the uterus after childbirth. To prepare the extract, 2 tablespoons of the herb are infused in 1 glass of a 40% alcohol solution. The medicine should be taken 30 drops twice a day before meals.
Water pepper for hemorrhoids. With hemorrhoids, water pepper has an anti-inflammatory and hemostatic effect. In days of exacerbation of the disease, a decoction prepared from the aerial part of the plant will help. The broth is prepared as follows: for 2 cups of boiling water, take 50 grams of dry water pepper, boil. A decoction is used for washings and sitz baths.
Externally, decoctions are used in the form of rinses and lotions for stomatitis and sore gums. Means prepared from the roots of water pepper are used for cholecystitis and cystitis as a choleretic and diuretic. In a mixture with other plants, a decoction is made for irrigation and washing the vagina with leucorrhoea.
How to take water pepper?
In order for the treatment to be beneficial and effective, taking water pepper products should be strictly according to the recommendations. Let's use water pepper to fight malaria. To do this, use a decoction.
Decoction of water pepper: 1 tablespoon of dry herb is poured into 0.5 liters of boiling water, cooled. The tool must be drunk within 24 hours. Traditional medicine advises for stomach ulcers, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, duodenal ulcers, various bleeding and urolithiasis to prepare decoctions from the roots of water pepper.
Water pepper broth with milk: 400 g of water pepper grass should be poured with 21 liters of water, cook for 15–20 minutes in a closed container, leave for 1 hour, drain. Next, you need to boil 400 ml of milk with 400 g of white bread, strain. Hot broth and milk must be combined in a basin and take a bath for 10-15 minutes.
Tincture of water pepper: 15 g of a dry plant should be poured with one glass of vodka and the mixture should be kept in a dark place for two weeks. Take a tincture of ten drops a day.
Recipe number 1: a liter of water and 20 g of finely chopped rhizomes must be boiled for 15 minutes, strain and take 1/2 cup four times a day.
Recipe No. 2: mix in a 1: 1 ratio of water pepper roots and flax seeds, brew 10 g of the mixture in one glass of water as tea and take 1 tablespoon every two hours.
Recipe number 3: for 1 tablespoon of dry raw materials, you need to take 1 cup of boiling water, heat in a water bath for twenty minutes, insist for 1 hour under a closed lid, strain, add 50 ml of boiled water. Take the composition of 1/3 cup three times a day before meals.
For headaches, it is good to apply chopped fresh grass to the back of the head. Masks made from fresh crushed water pepper herb for scars and freckles on the face are also effective.
Contraindications to the use of water pepper
Contraindications to the use of water pepper can be pregnancy, coronary heart disease, hypertension, chronic constipation, nephritis. When taking the herb, short-term dizziness, headaches, allergic reactions in the form of urticaria are observed. Water pepper is contraindicated in kidney disease. Tinctures and decoctions have a diuretic effect.
The author of the article: Sokolova Nina Vladimirovna | Phytotherapist
Education: Diploma in "General Medicine" and "Therapy" received at the Pirogov University (2005 and 2006). Advanced training at the Department of Phytotherapy at the Peoples' Friendship University of Moscow (2008).
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