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The use of lacunosa against infections, skin ailments, in ENT-practice and opportunities in oncology


Lakonos berry, also known as Fitolakka bruised or edible, is an exotic plant, found in botanical gardens and in backyards (sometimes), where it grows in the form of ordinary autumn weeds. It has many positive properties, contains a large amount of vitamins and minerals, but should be used with caution and as prescribed by a doctor, because it is very poisonous.

Plant description

The edible or berry poppy is a herbaceous plant with woody twigs reaching a height of 2 m, a fleshy rhizome weighing up to 10 kg and a dense spherical crown. He is unpretentious in the care, calm winters under the snow, able to recover even after the most severe winters. In the spring it rises very quickly, sometimes drowning out the growth of nearby plants. The bark of many laconosa has a reddish-purple or green color. Berries appear closer to the fall.

Places of growth

Lakonos grows in partial shade along roads and in residential areas in various places. It can be found in Japan, India, Korea, China, in Russia (in the Voronezh and Moscow regions, Mordovia), Europe. Sometimes this plant is confused with American Fitolacca. The reason is simple: the only difference between them is the inflorescences, they are drooping in Phytolacca Americana. Lakonosy can be grown as ornamental plants, but you need to care for them carefully. If you touch their leaves without gloves, you can get burned more than nettle.

Lakonosy edible or poisonous?

Many gardeners who wish to grow these unique plants in their backyards are interested in whether it is possible to eat a berry coniferous plant, or rather its fruit. But there is no simple answer to this question. Some experts say that the berries of the plant, so similar to raspberries, blackberries or mulberries, can be consumed in a small amount, but gradually and only for medicinal purposes. Others assert that they are not, and they cite a weighty argument: all parts of lacunosa are poisonous. So where is the truth?

In fact, both are right. Lakonosy berry - plants really poisonous, it is proved by scientists. But dangerous properties are most often manifested in those of them that grow in the wild. Domestic herbs often completely lose their toxicity. Additionally, the toxic substances that they contain are destroyed by heat treatment and fermentation. But this does not mean that they should be consumed by handfuls. To avoid poisoning, eat no more than 2-3 berries per day, and even with caution. And remember: no harm is borne only by external use of decoctions and infusions created from the described plant.

Usefulness for the body

The healing properties of laconosa berry are due to the rich composition. Its different parts contain useful substances such as phytolacccin, starch, saponins, acids, vitamins of groups B and PP, sucrose and essential oils, steroids. Thanks to them, it can have a cleansing, immunostimulating, cleansing, wound healing, bacteriostatic and analgesic effect on the human body. It is also able to improve blood flow, eliminate back pain, hemorrhoidal lumps and sore throat, itching. Drugs based on it are used in small quantities, so the therapy is long.

Dosage Forms

The use of laconosa berry begins with its collection. Everything is used: fruits, stems, leaves and roots, collected with extreme caution. Based on them, knowledgeable people can prepare different preparations:

  1. Tinctures - are created from stems, leaves and 90% alcohol (1:10 ratio), used in the treatment of pharyngitis, laryngitis and other respiratory diseases. It is often recommended by doctors to get rid of sciatica or lumbago. Consume 5 drops 3-4 times in 24 hours.
  2. Ointments - are created from tincture of laconosa and any interior fat (the latter can be replaced with lanolin). Used in the treatment of various skin diseases, including scaly deprive.
  3. Oils - are made by mixing crushed plant root and olive oil, used externally to eliminate tumors, growths and other skin defects.
  4. Broths - are created from the harvested raw materials and a certain amount of water by the method of cooking. Can be used in the same cases as infusions.

Ointments and oils are safer to be used for medicinal purposes, as they are applied externally. Apply decoctions and infusions is possible only with the permission of the attending physician, as they can cause various complications.

Preparation of raw materials

Digging out laconic berries for the purpose of creating medicines is recommended after 3 years, in the middle of autumn. At this time, its roots already have a weight of 10 kg, a height of about 1 meter and a yellowish tint. If they are still red, they should not be used, as they are toxic. After the collection should proceed to the preparation. To do this, rhizome should be well washed, crushed and dried at a temperature of 60 degrees in a special dryer, and then put into a paper bag. Store in a ventilated room no more than 3 years together with leaves, berries, and stems similarly harvested.

Lakonos in homeopathy and medicine

On an industrial scale, trained people are engaged in breeding Laconosa berry. They pass them after the manufacturers of various drugs, including homeopathic. For example, on the basis of this plant created "Fitolakka", the description of which can be found in any medical directory. This drug is recommended for use in the treatment of constipation, rheumatism, blepharitis and syphilis. It will also be useful as a sedative for those who have a habit of biting their lips and squeaking teeth at night.

Another remedy, produced on the basis of a therapeutic laconosa, is Tonzipret. It contributes to the restoration of voice, the disappearance of hoarseness and burning sensation, cure of various chronic diseases of the throat. Available in the form of tablets or drops intended for oral administration. It is applied 40 minutes before meals for 1 to 3 months or as recommended by a doctor.

Homeopaths recommend the use of angina and pharyngitis tincture of lacunosa for gargling. In this case, for its preparation it is necessary to mix 1-2 tbsp. spoons of dried and crushed leaves with 0.5 st. warm water, let stand for 1-2 hours. Gargle every 1.5-2.5 hours. The essential oils that make up the plant will kill pathogenic microbes and speed up recovery.

Also, traditional healers advise making compresses with infusion of lacunosa with hemorrhoids. For this you need 2 tbsp. spoon dry powder from the leaves pour a glass of water, put in a saucepan on the gas. Keep in a water bath for about 10 minutes. Remove and cool. Soak gauze in the resulting solution and attach to the sore spot. As a result of this action, pain will be significantly reduced, swelling and inflammation will disappear.

Benefit to the joints and spine

The shoots and roots of lacunosa in traditional medicine are often used to create tinctures intended for the treatment of arthritis, arthrosis and osteochondrosis. Rubbing it can significantly improve blood flow in diseased joints, ensure a good flow of nutrients to their tissues, and eliminate unpleasant sensations. To prepare the compress you need to pour 3 tbsp. spoons of dry raw material with a glass of vodka, hold the infusion for 2 weeks and strain through loose material. Soak in the resulting solution wide bandage, folded in 6 layers, attach to the patient area. Keep 1-2 hours.

With the same purpose, you can prepare a special ointment. By their action, they will be no worse than the "Merifit" and "Acovita", which were produced during the Soviet times. To create it is necessary to melt 1 tbsp. a spoonful of butter, mix with the same amount of infusion laconosa, cool and put in a cool place (you can in the fridge). Store no more than 7 days. Rub 2-3 times in 1 day.

Natural dermatologist

The medicinal lakonos has found its wide application in the fight against various skin diseases, as it is able to disinfect and soothe it, make it more tender. To create dermatological preparations based on it, mainly leaves and stems are used. The root is not used, as it can cause dryness and burning, and the berries because of their ability to strongly paint the objects and things around them.

For lichen erysipelas and eczema, ointment prepared according to the following recipe shows good efficacy: melt 1-2 tbsp. tablespoons butter, mix well with the same amount of dried and crushed leaves, cool and put on the shelf in the refrigerator. Apply to the sore spot twice - in the morning and in the evening.

When boils can be applied to the skin with fresh leaves lakonosa. It is recommended to do this every 2 hours, no longer than 20 minutes. For lipomas or fats, you can try to make this remedy: chop the fresh leaves into mush and attach to the place on the skin where the benign tumor appeared. It is recommended to repeat such actions until the wen is opened. Before treatment, be sure to consult with your doctor.

Feedback from people about growing and consuming

It is worth noting that reviews of the use of lacunosa for medicinal purposes are mostly positive. Some people have created drugs based on it helped get rid of psoriasis, which arose on the nerves of the soil, others - from severe back pain, the third - to eliminate defects on the skin, which did not look very aesthetic. But everyone is equally admired by its beauty and unpretentiousness in care, the possibility of using it as a background for any landscape scenery.

Of the shortcomings, people note the poisonousness of laconosa. Recommend not to plant in areas of houses, whose owners raise young children. It is also noted that when collecting leaves, roots and other parts of this plant and further processing them into raw materials intended for the preparation of drugs, one should always wear personal protective equipment. Otherwise, you can get burned.

Where to look for lacunosa?

Many, having seen a photo of a laconosa berry and having read about useful properties, express his desire to have it in his backyard. To get this plant is not so easy, in Russian gardens it is a rarity. However, sometimes it can be seen at the exhibition or in the early spring at the market, the main thing is to know what and where to look. It is worth noting that few sellers know its correct name, some of them call lakonos fitolakkoy, you should ask this way and that. If the plant cannot be found, it can be ordered online in any store. Delivered usually within 1-2 weeks.


The medicinal properties of lacunosa berry are actually very high. But do not forget that before using it, it is necessary to consult a doctor, as the plant is still poisonous. For this reason, different to the use of such a plant as laconus berry, contraindications are inherent. These include: allergies to any of its constituent substances, age up to 18 years, pregnancy, lactation. It is also worth remembering about the possibility of overdose. It can cause cramps, dizziness, diarrhea, respiratory arrest, heart problems, and death. Be careful and do not self-medicate!

Lakonos American

Lakonos is cultivated for decorative purposes, and also as a honey plant. The juicy berries possessing the painting property are appreciated. A variety of pharmacological effects are attributed to the plant, including antihelminthic, diuretic, immunostimulating and restorative effects. The healing properties of laconosa are recognized as official medicine in many European countries, as well as the United States. The plant is used as an emetic, laxative, anti-inflammatory agent. It helps to treat skin diseases. And homeopaths emphasize the role of the plant in the treatment of cancer.

In antiquity, laconos were endowed with magical abilities: the breadth of its positive effect on the human body can really be called amazing. The unofficial name of the Lakonos is the Kermes berry, which arose due to the matching of the color of the ripe fruit with the carmine dye, extracted from a special insect - Kermes.

Plant characteristics

Lakonos was introduced to the countries of Europe from North America, or rather from the Bermuda islands. Actively cultivated in botanical gardens, flower gardens, and often becomes a wild plant. Likes dense soil on the outskirts of roads, grows among weeds, cultivated plants in gardens, kitchen gardens, near housing, as well as among shrub thickets. It is considered a common plant in the Crimea, the East and the North of the Caucasus Mountains.

Morphological features

Lakonos American belongs to the list of the largest herbaceous perennials, reaching a height of 3 m.

  • Roots. The depth of penetration into the soil is about half a meter. The fleshy central root is able to grow strongly, forming a multi-headed rhizome, the weight of which in adult plants reaches 10 kg.
  • Stems. Often, there are several of them. Each thick stem has a cylindrical shape and is distinguished by its particular juiciness. Color - from green to greenish-red.
  • Leaves. Placed on the stalks opposite. Mounted with short, angular petioles. The base is narrowed in the form of a wedge, the edges are solid. Often the leaf plate has an ovoid or ovoid-elliptical shape. They have a sharp edge.
  • Flowers Small in size, form compacted paniculate inflorescences. They are fastened with the help of short color flowers, the length of which does not exceed one and a half centimeters. Perianth simple, white or green, with time, blushing. For laconosa is characterized by a long bloom from June to August.
  • Fruit. Unripe fruits are colored dark red and have a ribbed surface. When ripe, they get almost black color, rounded shape, ribbing becomes less pronounced, the surface glitters. Inside are black, hooked seeds, flattened at the sides. Fruiting plants observed in late August and early September.

The inflorescences have a great decorative value, because even when cut, they retain their original appearance for up to two weeks. Fruits also possess decorative properties, decorating garden plots until October in good weather conditions.

Procurement process

The main raw material lakonosa, which has therapeutic value, are the roots. Their preparation requires caution and protective measures in order to avoid irritation of the skin surface, as well as mucous membranes.

  • Collection It begins in the autumn period after the complete cessation of the growing season of Laconosa. The plant is dug with a shovel, chopped off the aerial part.
  • Processing raw materials. Roots of lacunosa are washed with a large amount of running water, selected spoiled, cut into pieces. Important: categorically you can not harvest the roots with red flesh. The normal condition of the raw laconosa is light yellow, or the beige color of the core.
  • Drying. Rhizomes of laconosa are laid out under a shed or in a dryer with one layer. The use of mesh pallets is desirable. The temperature for the dryer is about 50 ° C.

Valuable composition

Lakonos American differs from other medicinal plants in a large concentration of potent substances with special specificity.
The most concentrated part of the plant is the root system. She is rich in:

  • alkaloids (phytolaccin),
  • lectins
  • sugars (sucrose and starch),
  • essential oil
  • triterpenoids (oleanic and ligonic acid),
  • steroids (spimasterol, stimastenol),
  • phytaloccosides,
  • bitters
  • organic acids (phytolaccic and formic).

The American lakonos is considered an anti-cancer plant, because its rhizomes contain a special protein compound, PAP-toxin. It is capable of interrupting the pathogenesis of certain types of leucikimia, and is active against atypical cells. Leaves contain large concentrations:

  • saponins
  • flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, astragalin),
  • ascorbic acid
  • tannins.

The chemical composition of the leaves includes the following phenolic acids:

  • vanilla,
  • hydroxybenzoic,
  • synapse
  • coumaric,
  • ferulic,
  • coffee

In the fruits of lacunosa and its seeds a large number:

  • alkaloids,
  • sugary substances
  • saponins
  • anthocyanins,
  • triterpenoids,
  • neolignans (isoamericol),
  • organic acids
  • pectins,
  • B vitamins,
  • Vitamin PP,
  • potassium.

Healing properties of lacunosa

The use of laconosa (American) is the versatile impact on the human body of highly active biochemical substances of its composition. The following properties are characteristic of laconosa:

  • laxatives
  • diuretic,
  • detoxifying,
  • antioxidant,
  • anthelmintic,
  • immunostimulating,
  • healing
  • regenerating,
  • irritating,
  • противовоспалительные,
  • антибактериальные,
  • противоревматические,
  • обезболивающие,
  • гиполипидемические,
  • antihypertensives
  • hypoglycemic,
  • sedatives
  • anti-tumor.

Recipes from the root ...

Lakonos treats many diseases, while in folk medicine, different parts of the plant are used differently. For example, indications for the use of the underground part of the plant and preparations from it include the therapy of inflammatory processes of various localization and genesis:

  • ENT diseases - sore throat, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, tracheitis, laryngitis, as well as otitis media,
  • inflammation of the nervous, connective tissue - with lumbago, sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, arthrosis, neuralgia, radiculitis,
  • infectious diseases - mononucleosis, lymphodenitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, skin, bones, viral diseases,
  • inflammation and skin injuries - trophic ulcers, acute hemorrhoids, fungal, eczematous, psoriatic lesions, purulent wounds with exudate, scabies,
  • immunological pathologies - systemic lupus erythematosus, adipose, seals, dermatitis of non-allergic origin.

Also, lacunosa root treats inflamed or injured bones, joints, bruises and hemorrhages, rash of scaly depriving. Apply lacunosa to induce vomiting, as well as a laxative.

Alcohol tincture

Features Applied with laryngitis, tracheitis, otitis, sore throat and other inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract.

Preparation and use

  1. To prepare tincture of laconosa on alcohol will require 10 g of the root and 100 ml of alcohol 70%.
  2. Laconosa roots pour alcohol, mix thoroughly.
  3. Mixture put for two weeks in a dark place.
  4. After infusion, filter, drink five drops four times a day.

Vodka tincture

Features It is less concentrated than alcohol, therefore it is taken in an increased dose. Used for the treatment of internal tumors and cysts, as well as for the treatment of joints.

Preparation and use

  1. 5 g of dried roots insist on vodka (100 ml) for three weeks.
  2. After filtering, take 20 drops, three times a day.

Features It should be used with caution, as it has an irritating effect.

Preparation and use

  1. Dried root is ground in a mortar or using a coffee grinder, until a uniform powder is formed.
  2. Accepted by 60-100 mg, as an anesthetic and anti-inflammatory agent. Sprinkle the affected areas with fungus or ulcers.

Features Laconosa ointment treats infectious skin lesions, as well as difficult healing wounds.

Preparation and use

  1. Mix 1 ml of alcohol tincture of laconosa root and 10 g of pork fat or lanolin.
  2. Treat the affected areas two or three times a day.

Features Indications for use are the same as the tincture. The content of active substances completely replaces it.

Preparation and use

  1. 5 g of crushed raw material is poured over a cup of boiling water.
  2. Put on a slow fire and heat for two minutes.
  3. Insist for half an hour, then filtered.
  4. Consume a tablespoon three times a day before meals.

Oil tincture

Features Applied with skin diseases, including cancer ulcers. Rub the painful joints.

Preparation and use

  1. Before you use laconosa root for cooking oil, it is ground into powder.
  2. 10 g of minced root pour 100 g of olive oil.
  3. Insist for three weeks in a dark place.
  4. Apply only externally.

Laconosa leaves can act as a laxative, diuretic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, immune stimulating agent. Used to prepare infusions for indoor or outdoor use.

Features Applied with bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, as a mild laxative or diuretic, with edema, lymph stasis, as well as for a mild decrease in blood pressure.

Preparation and use

  1. Two tablespoons of crushed leaves laconosa pour a glass of boiling water.
  2. Insist until complete cooling of the mixture.
  3. Drink the entire volume after filtering, for three sets during the day.

Concentrated water extractor

Features Used for grinding joints, washing wounds, gargling for cancer, used for warm lotions for hemorrhoids, make compresses for intervertebral hernia.

Preparation and use

  1. Two tablespoons of leaves pour a glass of boiled water.
  2. After cooling the jar tightly closed, put in a dark place for two weeks.
  3. Before external use filter.

In some countries, crushed berries are rubbed with wen and skin tumors. The juice squeezed out of them is applied to gauze and applied to hemorrhoids overnight. Useful properties of berries of lacunosa will be useful at elevated pressure and diabetes, as a means of adjuvant therapy.

Features Taking the medicine prepared according to this recipe, you should abandon the use of alcohol in any quantity. It is also effective against worms, for the normalization of digestion and weight loss.

Preparation and use

  1. A handful of berries poured a cup of boiling water.
  2. On low heat bring to a boil and turn off after a couple of minutes.
  3. After complete cooling, filter, take a tablespoon three times a day.
  4. Every two days is required to prepare a fresh broth.

Role in homeopathy

According to homeopaths, laconosa treats cancers, as well as pathologies associated with hyperestrogenism in women (myoma, fibroids, breast cancer). It is effective in migraine, diseases of the lymphatic system and organs consisting of lymphoid tissue, as well as in febrile conditions. The essence of lacunosa in gynecology is used as part of anti-erosion and anti-inflammatory candles. It is actively added to homeopathic candles from prostatitis for men.

Other uses

Lakonos American is actively used not only for medicinal purposes, but also for economic purposes.

  • Like a honey plant. According to the reviews, the plant serves as an excellent object for collecting nectar by bees and producing fragrant honey.
  • Like a dye. Use juice, decoction of fruits - for tinting silk or wool types of fabric. Fruits and juice are added to the preservation to give the products a specific shade. Also, with the help of laconosa juice, tint light types of young wines.
  • Like spice. Laconosa fruits are put in pickles for cucumbers, peppers, garlic. Due to this, pickled vegetables acquire a special astringency and light sharpness of taste.
  • As a decoration. A flowering and fruiting plant is collected to create bouquet compositions or dried, for interior decoration.

What is the danger

External use of drugs from laconosa is contraindicated only if the individual body's sensitivity to the plant. As a side effect, there may be a feeling of mild irritation, as well as an allergic reaction such as urticaria.

With internal use, absolute contraindications of laconosa are the period of pregnancy, lactation, children up to 18 years, due to the specific toxicity of the plant. The harm of lacunosa (American) is manifested when the recommended dosages are strongly exceeded or the duration of application of the plant. In this case, the following side effects occur:

  • violation of reflexes,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea,
  • cold sweat,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • cold in the limbs
  • paralysis.

Lakonos American is an amazing herbaceous plant with a huge list of useful properties. However, the use of laconosa requires compliance with precautions, as well as the recommended doses.

Types and varieties of Lakonos

More than 25 species of plants combine the genus Lakonosov, but in practice the three most popular plant varieties are.

  • American Lakonos. Sometimes this plant can be found under the name Lakonos ten-stemming. The height of an adult plant sometimes reaches two meters. The leaves are oval-shaped, light green in color. Light green flowers collected in erect inflorescences. In autumn, after the end of flowering, almost black berries develop, forming a peculiar cob. This type of plant is different from other forms of berries. The berry lasts for a very long time almost until the first frost, if birds do not eat it.
  • Lakonos berry or Fitolacca grape. The use of this type is very popular among physicians in China. The composition of this plant is very high concentration of saponin and a lot of harmful substances in the root system. However, in cooking, young shoots and leaves of this species are widely used.
  • Polygonum or cottonwood. This type of plant differs from other large-sized leaves, reaching a length of 30 cm. They are very well combined with meter shoots. The plant begins to bloom very late, at the end of summer. Flowers at the same time have a rich purple-pink color.

Planting and care

Basically, this plant is used by gardeners to design plots, as a representative of the exotic. Phytolacs are propagated by the seed method, which is sown in the fall or spring. Sow seeds in late October or April, directly to a permanent place. Seeds before planting should always be subjected to prolonged hardening so that they endure the winter frosts.

Place for landing should be on a well-lit area, away from drafts and strong wind. The lakonos should grow away from other plants, because it has the property to destroy young shoots, breaking them. Soil before planting should be well dig and add fertilizer. This culture is very fond of loose and fertile soil. On poor soil, Fitolacca will lose its decorative qualities.

In the excavated soil we make grooves 2.5–3 cm deep and spread the seeds at a distance of 40–50 cm between them. We fall asleep with soft earth and water it abundantly. Varnishes Lakonos very amicably and quickly. Since this plant is practically a weed, it does not require much care. Due to the long taproot roots, Fitolacca easily reaches the wet layers in the soil. Thus, this plant should be watered only during the dry season. Due to the presence of many chemicals, it is practically free from disease and attack by pests. It, on the contrary, discourages pests from other crops growing nearby.

Useful properties of Lakonos

The healing properties of this plant have long been known. Drugs based on Lakonos are widely used today.

  • Useful material. Literally all components of the plant have useful properties. In the root system is the mass of useful organic substances and mineral salts. The most valuable of these is the phytolaccin alkaloid. The leaves of Lakonos contain the following substances: flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids and carbohydrates. A lot of vitamins in the composition of this plant, as well as phosphorus, manganese, copper and iron.
  • Medicinal properties. Thiamin present in Laconosa helps in the treatment of alcoholism and smoking. Due to the presence of vitamin PP, this plant is used for people who have had a heart attack, strengthening heart activity and normalizing metabolism. The root of the plant is used for the preparation of various medicines. These include laxatives, anti-inflammatory, fortifying, antimicrobial and antirheumatic drugs. Medicines prepared from the leaves of Fitolacca help in treating skin diseases. With success, this culture is used in the treatment of cancer.

The use of Lakonos in traditional medicine

Based on this culture, many decoctions, tinctures and preparations widely used in traditional medicine are prepared.

  • Juice application. To make the juice should be chopped ripe berry and squeeze through cheesecloth. The juice is used in the form of lotions and compresses for skin cancer, for inflammation and rashes, as well as for the treatment of hemorrhoids.
  • Tinctures from Lakonos. For the preparation of water infusion should take 10 grams of dry leaves and pour a glass of boiling water. Insist two weeks in a dark place. It is used in the form of rubbing, compresses and lotions from rheumatism and pain in the joints. For treatment of laryngitis and sore throat, gargling with a tincture of the root with alcohol helps. 10 grams of fine root are taken and filled with 100 grams of alcohol, diluted to a strength of 70%. Infused for three weeks. This tincture is used in professional medicine.
  • Broth Lakonos. To make it, you should take a handful of berries, pour 300 grams of water and boil for 2 minutes. Then, give a decoction of 30 minutes. It is used to treat hypertension and helps with inflammation of the oral cavity.

Harmful properties of Lakonos

Apply drugs based on this culture can be after 18 years. In case of overdose with Phytolacca preparations, poisoning occurs, which is expressed in slight dizziness, nausea and vomiting. The use of Lakonos is contraindicated in pregnant women and nursing mothers. With the use of compresses, lotions and rubbing an allergic reaction is possible, therefore, you should first carry out a test for tolerability of the drug.

General information

Despite the fact that the culture is an inhabitant of the tropics, it grows well in the garden plots of our country. The reason that many gardeners choose it is its brightness, decorative effect and unpretentiousness, which allows it to grow in our climate zone.

The culture tolerates drought, is undemanding to the ground, but at the same time it has its unusual color. The plant has long beautiful inflorescences with similarity to corn cobs, on which small white or pink flowers appear.

Phytolacca is characterized by a long and abundant flowering, and with the onset of autumn dark red, shiny berries appear at the site of inflorescences, which give the culture even greater uniqueness.

If you want to decorate your plot with this colorful plant, be sure to plant a laconos and he will give your garden a special charm and originality.

Lakonos Grape

The plant reaches a height of 2 meters. It has oval dark green leaf plates with a pronounced venation. Inflorescences are large, arrow-shaped pinkish hue. After flowering in place of flowers appear dark berries remaining on the bush until the end of October. The plant is actively used in Chinese medicine.

Lakonos Multiple - is a more compact variety, reaching a height of 2 meters. The leaf plates of the plant are large and long dark green. The inflorescences are high, arrow-shaped bright purple hue. After their flowering, no less spectacular dark blue seeds appear that remain on the plant until mid-autumn.

Fitolacca Bruine - The plant reaches a height of 2.5 meters and is a large, lush shrub. It has medium, oval leaves of bright green color and high inflorescences of white color, which, when flowering, become covered with dark glossy berries that persist until mid-autumn.

Fitolacca Edible - The homeland of the plant is China, where it is used for food, as well as used in medicine. The culture is rather high, it has dark green middle oval leafy plates and arrow-shaped inflorescences of a pinkish shade. It blooms in mid-summer, and after flowering, dark small berries appear on the plant, giving it a decorative effect until mid-autumn.

Lakonos landing and care in an open ground

This culture feels comfortable in conditions as close as possible to those in which it will grow in the wild. Since the plant grows in a tropical climate, it is very fond of heat.

Lakonos does not tolerate frost, cold wind and drafts. Therefore, to choose a place for his landing should be so that all of the above does not threaten him. Also, the area where phytolacca will grow should be well lit, as the sun's rays are very important for normal culture growth.

Regarding the choice of land, here you can not particularly bother, because the plant will feel great in the fertilized garden soil, as long as it is drained. Due to the fact that laconos are very fond of water, it should be watered abundantly, but at the same time avoid overflows that may harm the root system.

Most often for growing plants use seeds that are sown in the soil in the spring or winter. Seed material is not buried in the ground, but only sprinkled it with earth and watered before the appearance of the first shoots. Young plants should be weeded once, then no weeding is required. After planting, the phytolacca blooms in a few years.

Aconite is also a medicinal plant and poisonous at the same time. Grown when planting and care in the open field without much hassle, if the rules of agricultural engineering. All the necessary recommendations for the cultivation and care of this plant, as well as application in traditional medicine, you can find in this article.

Laconos watering

Since the plant is moisture-loving, it requires regular watering at the root and does not tolerate drought.

However, it is necessary to ensure that there is no overflow, otherwise the root system of the culture may rot, which will lead to its death. Watering should be carried out only when the top layer of soil dries.

Soil for laconosa

Если говорить о грунте, то растение может расти в любой почве.

Ему подойдут легкие и питательные черноземы, торфяно-песчаные грунты и суглинки, но только в том случае, если для растения будет обустроен качественный дренаж.

Пересадка лаконоса летом

Transplantation is carried out by carefully transferring the plant together with the town committee to a new planting pit, at the bottom of which a drainage layer of fine claydite should be arranged. The soil should have a neutral acidity and lightness.

After transplanting, the plant should be watered and rammed the earth a little. To spend it better in the summer.

It should be noted that the culture has a very sprawling root system and therefore it can be easily damaged during transplantation, therefore experienced gardeners are advised not to touch the plant, initially planting it in a place that will allow it to do without a transplant for a long time.

Laconosa fertilizer

The plant needs fertilizers only for the first few seasons after planting. Feed it should be throughout the growing season, diluted in water with cow manure.

In the first season after planting crops in open ground, the plant should be fertilized twice a month. If this is not done, the shrub will slowly grow, bloom poorly, and its leaves will be small and inconspicuous.

The older the fitolacca becomes, the more its root system grows and the less it will need fertilizer.


Fitolakky inflorescences are presented in the form of small flowers with burgundy hue. They are arrow-shaped and assembled in dense brushes. At the beginning of flowering inflorescences are white, and a little later they change their shade to burgundy.

Flowering culture begins in mid-summer and ends in early fall. After flowering on laconosa appear dark, glossy fruits that are used by gardeners as seed material.

Laconosa pruning

During the summer lakonos does not need pruning. The only thing that a gardener can do to preserve his decorative effect is to remove dried shoots.

Pruning is carried out in the fall, before preparing the crop for wintering, it is carried out almost at the root.

Preparation laconosa for winter

Before the onset of frosts, the aboveground part of the plant should be completely cut off, removing the leaf plates and stems. Then the bed with the plant must be mulched. To do this, take the peat and scatter it in a thick layer on the site with laconos. A layer of dry foliage should be poured over the peat. Such a shelter will help Fitolacca survive the winter without damage.

In the spring, when the threat of frost disappears, the shelter must be removed to allow the plant to grow and develop without obstacles.

Breeding lacunosa

Fitolakka propagates by the seed method and bush division. For young plants, you can buy seeds in the store, but this method does not guarantee their high germination. It is best to use freshly harvested seeds from the bush after ripening.

Seeds need to be scattered on the prepared bed without embedding in the ground. In the spring, when the frosts are over, the first shoots will begin to appear. Replant young stock can be by digging it with the Committee and moving to a permanent place. Young plants grow very quickly and after the arrow is thrown out, they begin to bloom.

For cluster division, a parent plant is used, which should be up to five years old. The division of the bush should be carried out in the spring. The resulting delenki immediately sit on new beds, taking into account the required distance between the bushes.

Diseases and pests

Due to its bactericidal properties, the plant is resistant not only to diseases and pests. Not afraid of the plant and diseases of fungal etiology.

In addition, laconosa protects and neighboring cultures from pests and diseases. Therefore, it is often planted next to bushes and fruit trees.

Lakonos medicinal properties

Lakonos has a lot of useful properties. It is used in the healing of wound surfaces, struggling with the ailments of the joints, relieves inflammation. In addition, the culture has a laxative, expectorant, anthelmintic and diuretic effect.

The usefulness of phytolacca is due to the fact that it is rich in various vitamins (C, PP, B1), microelements, essential oils, fatty acids, sucrose, flavonoids and formic acid.

Thiamine, which is part of the plant, is involved in the hematopoietic process of the body. It is also a strong antioxidant that participates in metabolic processes.

Application of tincture

For example, for the treatment of rheumatism and concomitant pain relief, rhizomes of laconosa are used. Both dry and fresh raw materials are used, which should be crushed, filled with alcohol and left for two weeks in a dark place. After the time the infusion is filtered and stored in the refrigerator. Apply it as a compress, applying to the inflamed joints.

Fitolakovoe tincture is used for tonsillitis, pharyngitis and laryngitis, using inside for a month. It also helps to cope with neurological complications arising from diseases of infectious etiology.

Lactose tincture on alcohol is taken to strengthen the body's defenses, using it both inside and in the form of lotions. Also use this useful plant to eliminate skin ailments of inflammatory etiology, represented by boils, lichen and eczema.

The rhizome and juice squeezed from fitolakki are a good homeopathic remedy that has a beneficial effect on the lymphatic system, bone tissue structures and muscular system. In hypertensive disease, decoctions of Fitolacca berries are used. Problems with defecation well eliminate powders or extracts from this useful culture.

Lakonos-based recipes

In Asia, laconos is used to prepare dishes of national cuisine, but still it is often used in medicine. Drugs that include extracts from phytolacca can be purchased at a pharmacy. Often it is a homeopathic remedy for treating ENT diseases, joints and gastrointestinal tract.

Laconos are used in traditional medicine, preparing many effective means from it. Most often, the roots and berries are prepared exactly broths and tinctures, allowing you to quickly get rid of various diseases.

Tincture with inflammation of the joints

From sheet plates you can prepare an effective remedy for pain and inflammation of the joints. For this purpose, you must take a handful of crushed leaf plates of the plant and pour half a liter of warm water on them.

The mixture must be covered with a lid and put in a dark place for two weeks. After the time, the tincture should be drained and used as a rubbing or compresses on sore joints.

Laconosa decoction for constipation

To cope with constipation will help decoction of fitolakki, for the preparation of which you can use not only the roots, but also leafy plates. For one serving of broth, you need to take 5 grams of raw materials and pour it with 500 milliliters of boiling water.

Then the resulting mixture should be boiled for 5 minutes on low heat and leave to infuse for an hour. The course of treatment is five days. Take the broth is necessary under Art. spoon thrice a day.

In addition, this tool has a diuretic and expectorant effect, so it can be used for colds and bronchopulmonary ailments, as well as to remove edema.


It should be noted that all means on the basis of laconosa should be used strictly in the dosage specified in the recipe.

If the dose above is taken, an overdose may occur, the symptoms of which are represented by convulsions, vomiting, incoordination, diarrhea and headache.

To avoid any negative reactions from the body, preparations based on laconosa should be taken only after consulting a specialist.

What is this plant lakonos

This shrub is a tall plant, its height reaches 3 meters. Stems are powerful and thick, forming branches. The leaves are elliptical, and the fruits are medicinal purple-black berries. American laconosa blooms in summer, grows in partial shade and does not like heat. Its popular name is greasy grass.

Laconosa flower multiplies well and eradicate it is not easy. After all, the American root grows a meter in length. It is not recommended to plant a plant near edible crops. Then the care of your vegetables will be difficult, as most likely the plant will overshadow them. Berries are used for various dyes.

Laconosa harm and contraindications

Along with the beneficial healing qualities of the plant, there are some contraindications. It is not recommended for use in patients under the age of eighteen and in pregnant women who may experience fetal rejection. You should also be careful of people prone to allergies.

If the medicaments in the plant are exceeded, vomiting, severe diarrhea and headaches may occur. In case of poisoning, convulsions and temporary paralysis appear. With very severe poisoning, death from suffocation or cardiac arrest can occur.

When used externally, no side effects have been identified. People who are prone to allergies should first test the effect of the drug on a small area of ​​skin to make sure that there is no strong allergic reaction when using the drug.

Lakonos is a beautiful exotic plant from North America, which every year gets more and more widespread in summer cottages. Bright and very unusual fitolakka, decorate any garden. In addition, the plant is medicinal and, if properly used, will help in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.

American lacunosa useful and healing properties

Useful properties of the bush are known as scientific medicine, and folk. Usually its root is used, it is very rich in trace elements. So there is a huge amount of essential oils, sucrose, saponins, flavonoids, formic acid and fatty oils. Lakonos medicinal properties are able to heal wounds and dispose of microbes.

Lakonos flower healing properties

The leaf is rich in vitamin C. All vitamins take part in blood formation. Thiamine is known antioxidant activity, it promotes metabolism. American lacunosa improves immunity and metabolic processes. It has a light laxative effect. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, diuretic and expectorant healer. Medicinal properties are able to destroy worms.

Lakonos berries are useful for the body?

The use of berries is also permitted. They contain the following healing properties:
• carbohydrates
• vitamins B1 and PP
• saponins
• alkaloids

It is not recommended to use berries in its pure form, one should prepare a decoction. It helps with hypertension and no less useful than garnet and hibiscus. (read more about the beneficial properties of hibiscus here) Fresh fruits are useful in limited quantities, not more than 2 berries per day. They are eaten with hypertension and overweight.

Lakonos is used to treat what diseases?

The plant has useful qualities that facilitate the following diseases:
1. head
2. kidney
3. heart and blood vessels
4. climax
5. hemorrhoids
6. chirya
7. arthritis and sciatica
Tincture of the root on alcohol is used for obesity, osteochondrosis, edema, dropsy and pain in the joints. Folk healer is forbidden to take in large quantities because it includes poison.

Lakonos application in traditional medicine - recipes from Lakonos

Joint treatment is carried out with the following tincture. Fill the leaves with hot water, close tightly and place in a dark place for 14 days. During this time, all the beneficial properties stand out from the grass. Infusion rubbed the joints or apply a compress. In folk medicine, the healing properties of herbs are also used to treat laryngitis, tonsillitis. Medicinal decoction is prepared as follows: 10 g of roots pour ½ cup of vodka and insist 2 weeks in the dark. Take 15 drops daily.

To relieve sore throat, use laconosa leaves. In a glass of boiling water insist 2 tbsp. l foliage and twigs. Rinse their throats three times a day. Medicinal qualities of lacunosa relieve skin diseases. Ointment is made of it. It is necessary to cut the root coarsely, grind it in a coffee grinder and grind to a state of powder. Then mix it with butter in the ratio of 1:10. Medicinal properties also help to remove pus from under the skin.

Hypertension is reduced with the help of tea. Brew your favorite herbal tea and add dry flower berries to it at the rate of 1 tbsp. l on 1 l of water. Useful characteristics cure wen. Crush ripe berries in mush and attach to the wen for a long time. Constantly change the tool to fresh. The course of treatment is 1 month.

Broth lakonos root recipe

In folk medicine, this decoction is used for various ailments. Cook it easy. Take 0.5 cups of dry root, 1 tbsp. l propolis and 0.5 liters of alcohol. Mix everything and draw for 7 days in the dark. Apply broth externally. American root in this form can be used for rinsing. 1 tbsp. l broth dissolve in a glass of salted water and gargle.

Medicinal tincture of lacunosa on alcohol

American flower allows you to cook from it various medicinal tinctures, but the most effective on alcohol. Cut 200 gr. fresh root and mix with 0.5 liters of vodka. Insist as in the previous recipe. At the end of time, strain, and valerian bubble into the resulting liquid. Rubbing is done 10 days, after a break of 3 days. And so on until a month.

Reviews about lacunosa and its use for the treatment of diseases

In folk medicine, American shrub has earned both meritorious and neutral reviews. This plant perfectly relieves skin diseases. But as for otitis and angina, the situation is different here. Some noticed relief on the third day, while others did not feel any changes. Useful qualities only help with minor diseases of the joints. Launched American Herbal Chondrite does not cure. Some noted that if you use fresh berries, you can lose weight. Sometimes a poisonous flower caused vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness. The plant did not manifest itself in the treatment of hemorrhoids.

Lakonos reproduction and landing

American plant is grown from seed. You can sow them immediately after harvest, without peeling off the pulp. When the seed is grown, weed them. Seedlings are planted in the usual way, only select the best greens. If the plant is overgrown, the roots will be difficult to settle down. Medicinal flowers germinate for a long time - about a month. Sit it on a large site with future dimensions.

It is better to choose distant corners so that the American bush does not shade other plants. In general, caring for American laconas is not painstaking, as the first year, and in subsequent years. If the seedlings are strong, then useful berries can be collected in the first year. Usually American lacunosa fruits for 2-3 years.

How to grow lacunos correctly

Basic care falls on watering. It is necessary to water a bush often and plentifully. On the bad soil the plant requires feeding. It can be any fertilizer without ammonia. They say that if a flower has medicinal properties and fruits, then they will certainly be affected by pests. American root disease and insects do not affect! Spraying even for the prevention of it is not gentle, because it can harm flowers.

Careful care is needed in the fall. After frost leaves lacunosa leaves wither, and the berries still keep their shape for some time. Do not expect severe frosts, cut off the fruit, until they froze. Stems are cut, and rhizome covered with leaves. In the spring you need to remove the mulch. In case of freezing of the roots, do not despair. They are strong, quickly move away and will give birth. Some shoots may appear a little later.

It can be concluded: American laconos is not only beautiful for the garden, but also used in traditional medicine. His care is elementary, and the useful properties justify any garden chores.

Description of the flower with a photo

Phytolacca has the appearance of a herbaceous plant. He was given another name - “the mighty American root.” And all because it is in its root contains many useful properties, vitamins. Lakonos can grow up to 3 meters in height. The plant tolerates frost well, loves a lot of moisture. Its stems are thick, branchy and have a reddish tint. Leaves grow on short petioles. They have an oblong shape, pointed to the top.

Laconosa inflorescences are small flowers of burgundy hue. They are collected in a brush, quite dense. At first, the flowers have a light shade, almost white. But over time, the color changes to dark red. Fitolacca blooms in summer. The flowering period lasts from the first summer month and lasts until September. In August, as a rule, fruits appear. They have the appearance of juicy dark-colored berries: black with a purple tint. The surface of the berries is shiny.

Healing and beneficial properties

Lakonos has many useful properties. It helps to heal wounds and fight rheumatism, relieves inflammation. In addition, the plant has a laxative, anthelmintic, diuretic and expectorant effects.

Useful properties due to the fact that the plant contains a lot of useful trace elements, vitamins, etc. They have essential oils and saponins, sucrose and formic acid, flavonoids and fatty oils. As for vitamins, lacunos contains:

Последний имеет название тиамин, он участвует в кроветворении. Также он является антиоксидантом, принимает участие в процессах обмена веществ.

Например, для борьбы с ревматическими болями, используются корни фитолакки. Можно брать как сухие, так и свежие корневища, которые рубятся и заливаются водкой на 2 недели. The infusion should be stored in a dark cool place. After that, it is filtered and applied as a compress to the sore spots.

Tincture of lacunosa also helps with pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis. Used infusion and to eliminate neurological complications after infectious diseases.

Alcohol tincture of the plant is used to improve immunity, it is taken orally and in the form of compresses.

They are afraid of this plant and inflammatory lesions on the skin: growths, herpes, boils.

Roots and juice lakonosa - a good homeopathic remedy. They affect the lymphatic system, muscular system, bone tissue.

Hypertensives can drink a decoction of the berries of Fitolacca.

Constipation can be eliminated with powders or extracts from this plant.

Application of berries lakonosa, recipes

Laconos is used in medicine and cooking. Cooks use the berries of the plant, as well as its young shoots. But this is done quite rarely, because the flower contains poison. Previously, phytolacca was added to wine beverages to improve color. Today, this is practically not done.

Most often, cooking is used not lakonos American, and another variety - berry. It is grown as a vegetable culture. Thanks to the pleasant taste and aroma, the young leaves of the plant are used as food.

But still, medicine is an industry in which Fitolacca is used much more often. Medicines, which include this plant, can be found in pharmacies. Most often, these are homeopathic remedies for radiculitis, sciatica, and throat diseases.

For example, it is possible to prepare medicine for the treatment of joints from a plant.

Laconosa leaves need to fill with warm water and close. For 2 weeks the container with them is left in a place where the light does not fall.

After that, during the month tincture can be used. She rubbed the joints, back. Can be made from the prepared extract and compresses.

Otitis, laryngitis and tonsillitis are treated with tincture of the roots of the plant.

10 g of raw materials must be poured with alcohol (100 ml). In this form, the drug should be infused for 2 weeks. Then it is taken by 15 drops inside up to 4 times a day. This tool can also strengthen the immune system.

To combat skin diseases used ointment from lacunosa.

To do this, the roots of the plant must first be chopped and then chopped, for example, using a coffee grinder. Then they are ground in a mortar. The result should be a mass that looks like a powder. It must be mixed with unsalted butter. The proportion is 1:10.

It is very important to take care when preparing your eyes. If the plant sap gets into them, conjunctivitis may occur.

It is important to know that all medications that contain laconos must be taken strictly by prescription, while respecting the dosage. If you overdo it and take too much, then there will be overdose symptoms. These include vomiting and diarrhea, convulsions and headache, impaired speech and coordination.