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The use of wintergreen in gynecology and urology


It has long been a secret that pharmaceutical chemical preparations do not always have the necessary properties to cure our body, and sometimes they have a very opposite effect. Therefore, many people resort to the use of creations of Mother Nature.

Planet Earth is rich in various herbs that contain so many useful minerals and trace elements that they can cure all human organs.

But it is worth remembering that only the proper use of plants will lead to a positive effect: the mode of the day, proper nutrition, certain diets during treatment, as well as accurate dosages of the infusions and preparations taken. Carefully study the contraindications before taking drugs containing winterglass.

Plant description

The grass belongs to the family pearshacke. It grows in North America, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the Nordic parts of Italy and Spain. In the Russian latitudes one can meet in the Voronezh region, on Baikal, the Volga region, in the Caucasus and the Dnieper. Grass is protected by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It is listed in the Red Books of the Samara and Belgorod Regions, as well as the Stavropol Territory.

Wintergreen is a dwarf grass, reaching a height of only 30 cm. The stem is up to 1 cm thick, fleshy. The root system is developed, has a creeping structure with numerous branches. The plant propagates by shoots extending from the roots. The leaves are located at the base of the stem, have an oval ovoid shape, painted in a saturated green color. Higher in a checkerboard pattern, inflorescences of white or pink color are formed. The bud consists of five pear-shaped petals with burgundy stamens. Flowering lasts only two months, June and July.

Medicinal properties of the plant

Due to the abundant content of various beneficial elements, the wintergreen is such a famous grass that can restore the sexual functions of the body of both women and men. Due to the properties of the plant, infertility can be cured, as well as to remove inflammatory processes in the pelvic region of the body.

The composition of the plant includes medicinal trace elements:

  • gallic acid,
  • magnesium,
  • copper,
  • barium,
  • zinc,
  • gum,
  • essential oil,
  • tar,
  • phenols,
  • flavonoids,
  • sugar,
  • quinic acid
  • mucus
  • saponins
  • tannins,
  • vitamin C.

Round-headed pear and its use in gynecology

Due to the antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, sedative, antihistamine effect, the plant is widely used for medical purposes, it is included in the course of therapy of patients in the field of gynecology. Before treatment, the patient passes the accompanying tests for contraindications. Wintergreen is widely used for inflammatory processes in the pelvis and infertility.

Recipes for ingestion and douching

  • Decoctions.
  • Method number 1. In a glass of hot water, pour 1 tbsp. l plants and insist 40–45 minutes, no need to boil. After filtering, fill the container with boiled water to the top and store in a cool place for 1-2 days. Take 36 ml of broth on an empty stomach three times a day. Shake liquid before drinking winterglass.
  • Method number 2. Pour twenty grams of dried grass into boiling water and boil for 10–15 minutes in a water bath. Then defend 50 minutes. and strain. Drink 1/3 of a glass 3 times a day.
  • Method number 3. Pour one teaspoon of wintergreen with hot water and put in a water bath. Boil for half an hour. Then strain and insist for 15 minutes. Add boiling water to 180 ml. Consume after breakfast, lunch and dinner, 30 ml.

Decoctions recommended for use in diseases of the stomach, liver and biliary tract, as well as anti-inflammatory agent for the reproductive system.

  • Tincture.
  • Method number 1. Pour half a liter of vodka 40 ° into the container, add 70 grams of the plant to the liquid. Shake the solution for 30 days in the dark from time to time. Then squeeze and take 1 tbsp. in the morning, afternoon and evening before meals.
  • Method number 2. Grass proves efficacy and in combination with other plants. For one and a half liter of vodka 40 °, 50 grams of a boron uterus, round-leafed wintergreen and wintergreen are taken. The mixture is regularly mixed and aged for a month. Drink one teaspoon 3 times a day.

Tincture helps with obstruction of pipes in women, as well as male infertility. Positive effect on the urogenital system.

In a liter container with hot water 2 tsp. Are poured. without top dry product. The mixture should be properly mixed. Tara close and leave for 5-6 hours. Then strain the resulting broth through a fine sieve or gauze, folded in several layers. The product is suitable for douching procedures. Recommended for women with inflammatory processes in the reproductive system.. Two treatments a day will be enough. Better in the morning and evening.

Dry crushed leaves of wintergreen leaves are applied to cuts or skin diseases. The wound is bandaged (a patch can be glued) and left for 15–20 minutes. Such procedures should be carried out at least twice a day.

This miracle cure based on the wintergreen has an antiseptic, resorbable, antispasmodic, anesthetic, anti-cold, diuretic effect. Combination with other oils reduces the risk of cellulite. Greenhouse also calms nervous tension, clears the mind and concentrates attention. For colds, it is used as an air freshener.


In fact, the wintergreen has a small number of restrictions, unlike other strong plants, like a pine forest or a red brush. Before use, consultation with a doctor is obligatory.

Wintergreen can not be consumed if the kidneys are sick, as well as smokers. Since this plant causes a lot of mucus, useful for the genitals, but harmful for kidney hypofunction.

  1. Waiting for a child
  2. Breastfeeding period
  3. Thrombophlebitis,
  4. Strong blood clotting,
  5. Varicose veins,
  6. Allergy to this plant.

In principle, this is all the caution associated with the use of grass. It is necessary to take drugs on the basis of wintergreen in small quantities, strictly by prescription.

Types of Wintergreen

There is total about 40 varieties of this plant, which can be found in oak, deciduous forests, as well as on plains and mountain slopes. The most common varieties:

  • Round leaf,
  • Green flowers.

This is a perennial herb belonging to the heather family. The plant is considered very rare, therefore listed in the Red Book of Russia. Abroad can be found in Central Europe, the Balkans, Ukraine, North America. In Russia it grows in the Caucasus, Kamchatka, in Eastern Siberia. Often found in the Vologda region.

The height of the plant is 9–25 cm. The stem is thin, elongated, at the top has a roughness. The leaves are formed near the root, are collected in an umbrella, have a rounded shape with pronounced outlines of veins. Color is dark green. The root system is developed, creeping. At the roots are multiple branches with the formation of subsequent shoots. Petals are egg-shaped with a greenish-yellow color.

Distributed in the Belarusian coniferous forests, as well as in Ukraine, Russia and the highlands. Blooms throughout the season. The height of the wintergreen is not more than 30 cm. The stem is thin, naked. Round leaves are collected in an umbrella. The flowers are white, pink and green.

Due to the high content of tannins, phenols and arbutin used in the treatment of many ailments. Among them are tuberculosis, constipation, purulent wounds and even poisoning with fish products.

This type of wintergreen can be found on the territory of Sakhalin and Kamchatka, as well as in neighboring areas. Rare variety listed in the Red Book of Russia. It is known that in some areas the plant has already disappeared.

The bush retains its green appearance throughout the season due to the renewal of leaves. Like other varieties, the root strongly branches, giving new shoots of the plant. It blooms in the first months of summer. Inflorescence is painted white with a pink shade.

In China, it is often used as an expectorant. In our country, different antiseptic properties, promotes rapid healing of wounds, as well as the healing of dysentery.

It is necessary to remember about the rational use of wintergreen. Medicinal properties and contraindications of this plant are provided only by the correct application according to the attached instructions. Overuse of the herb can have a side effect and cause intoxication.

Round leaf

Herbaceous perennial plant whose flowers resemble lily of the valley. Wintergreen in demand in folk medicine. Doctors note the anti-inflammatory, diuretic, hemostatic and sedative properties of the plant. It is most widely used in gynecology.

In the pine forest you can find whole lawns of surprisingly slender colors, which at a quick glance very much resemble lilies of the valley. But, coming closer, you notice striking differences, one of which is the absence of a lily of the valley fragrance. If you meet such a plant, then you can be sure that there is one of the healing herbs in front of you, called the wintergreen, and in the people it is often called the meadow lily of the valley. The healing properties of the wintergreen are in demand in the treatment of urinary system ailments and skin diseases, but it should not be forgotten that there are contraindications of the winterglass.

Botanical description

Herbaceous perennial different tender miniature inflorescences and bright juicy greens. This plant can be found among the meadows in the meadows. But most of all he "likes" pine or spruce forests. Gentle plant for its elegance enjoys a special location among designers. Grushanka is often an indispensable plant component of alpine hills, rock gardens and even complements the rosaries. And it is not surprising, because the plant really has a special beauty.

  • Stem. Naked upright shoot can reach 15-30 cm. It has a light green smooth surface with brown-brown divorces.
  • Leaves. Stalked leaves are distinguished by a bright juicy green color. They are collected at the bottom of the stem in the rosette. For the round shape of the leaves, the culture has been nicknamed the round-leaved Pear.
  • Flowers They bloom at the top of the stem. The flowers are racemes, drooping down. On one stalk can bloom 10-15 corolla. Inflorescences are a bit like pear flowers. Therefore, the plant and received the name of the pear. The shade of flowers can range from pure white to bright pink.
  • Fruit. They appear in August. In place of flowers spherical boxes are formed, slightly flattened. Each box contains many small seeds.
  • Root. It nourishes the plant. Wintergreen rhizome is long and creeping.

The healing properties of the wintergreen

Grass has a wide range of beneficial properties. But the most sought-after use is a round-headed papesan in gynecology. Grushanka contains many biologically active components. The plant is rich in iridoids, tannins, triterpenoids. The herb contains ascorbic acid and a large amount of minerals. Meadow lily has phenols, essential oils. It is the set of useful substances that gives the herb Grushenka healing properties. The benefits of medicinal herbs include the following properties:

  • accelerates tissue regeneration
  • has a bactericidal effect,
  • reduces heat
  • provides a diuretic effect
  • suppresses inflammation
  • reduces puffiness
  • relieves spasms
  • activates the metabolism.

Indications for use of this herb are mainly based on the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties of the plant.

Herbalists recommend the use of wintergreen for the treatment of such pathologies:

  • pathology of the urinary system and edema,
  • diseases of the reproductive system
  • diseases of the spine, joints and muscles,
  • purulent wounds,
  • scurvy.

Application in gynecology

What is the useful wintergirl for women? The plant has therapeutic components that can normalize the functioning of the reproductive system and even prevent the development of oncology.

Scientists have come to the conclusion that five substances contained in the wintergreen are especially useful for a woman’s body.

  • Tanning and mucous substances. They fight inflammations, stop bleeding and ensure the removal of harmful toxic components from the body.
  • Flavonoids. Possess antioxidant activity, activates the body to fight bacteria and viruses. Reduce the severity of PMS symptoms, reduce discomfort and pain during critical days.
  • Triterpenoids. They have the ability to fight various types of infections.
  • Organic resins, acids. They are distinguished by pronounced anti-inflammatory properties, they are cleared of pathogenic bacteria, they provide relief from spasm and pain.
  • Arbutin. Antiseptic, which effectively helps with inflammatory processes in the urogenital system.

For such abilities, the plant was called "female grass". Healers recommend the use of medicinal remedies of wintergreen in any pathologies of the genital sphere.

Classic remedies

There are recipes for universal preparations of wintergreen. Such tools can be used as an effective prevention of diseases of the urogenital area.

Features To prepare this drug, you need to stock up on grains of meadow lily of the valley or the roots of the plant. Use this broth two tablespoons four times a day exclusively after meals.

  • root (or grain) - 15 g,
  • water - 180 ml.

  1. Wintergreen in this recipe must be brewed with boiling water, so the raw material is poured boiling liquid.
  2. The mixture is sent to a water bath and kept on low heat for about half an hour.
  3. Then the drug insist 15 minutes and filtered.

Water infusion

Features To prepare water infusion at home, you can take both fresh and dry grass. You will need a mixture of flowers and leaves of wintergreen. Take the infusion, if the doctor does not recommend another treatment regimen, a third cup three times a day.

  • vegetable raw materials - two teaspoons,
  • water - one glass.

  1. Wintergreen poured boiling water.
  2. To speed up the process of infusion, it is recommended to warm the solution in a water bath for 15 minutes.
  3. Then the drug is removed from the heat and insist 50-60 minutes.
  4. The drug is filtered.

Alcohol tincture

Features To prepare wintergreen tincture with alcohol, you will need the leaves and flowers of the plant, but preferably dried, rather than fresh. Use this tool for 20 minutes before meals, 30 drops. The drug before taking can be diluted in water.

  1. Dry raw materials are placed in a bottle and filled with vodka.
  2. The mixture is shaken, tightly sealed with a lid.
  3. Insist the drug for 14 days in the dark. At the same time every three days the bottle must be shaken.
  4. After two weeks, the drug is filtered.

Recipes for treating female and male diseases

Reviews show that treating a wintergreen provides a positive effect on various gynecological pathologies. However, treatment can begin only after consulting with the doctor and agreeing with him dosages. In addition to the classic recipes, which are most often used for prevention, there are a number of tools designed to treat already developing pathologies.

From infertility

Features The composition of the wintergreen does not include hormones. Therefore, the grass is not able to directly affect the process of ovulation or the maturation of the egg in the female body. However, it will benefit from infertility caused by obstruction of the tubes or infectious-inflammatory processes in the reproductive system. Recommend water infusion. Take the medicine for a third cup three times a day, before meals. The duration of treatment must be discussed with the doctor. Therapy usually lasts 21 days.

  • dry grass - one tablespoon,
  • water - 200 ml.

  1. Wintergreen is filled with hot water. The temperature of the liquid should not exceed 80 ° C, otherwise the nutrients for the woman’s body will be lost.
  2. The solution is placed in a water bath and heated for 45 minutes, preventing the boiling of the drug.
  3. The drug is filtered.
  4. The lost volume of the medicine is replenished with chilled boiled water until a full glass is obtained.

Breast cancer

Features Grushanka helps fight various tumors and is especially useful in breast cancer. Clinicians claim that there are known cases of complete healing from breast oncology. However, such therapy is possible only under the supervision of a physician. And it is strictly forbidden to refuse medication. After all, positive dynamics is possible only with a combination of all methods of fighting cancer. Take the medicine in a quarter cup three times a day and preferably before meals. Continue therapy from one to three months.

  • herb (chopped) - four teaspoons,
  • water - 0.5 l.

  1. Cut raw materials poured boiling water.
  2. The container is closed with a lid and infused for two hours.
  3. The drug is filtered.

From endometriosis

Features Г рушанка круглолистная способна помочь при эндометриозе и аденомиозе. Она устраняет воспалительные процессы.But in order to enhance the therapeutic effect, it is recommended to take a collection of three healing herbs. The prepared tincture is consumed three times a day, 30 drops each, within one to two months. After a ten-day break, the course can be resumed.

  • Grushanka - two tablespoons,
  • Borovaya uterus - two tablespoons,
  • winter woman - two tablespoons,
  • vodka - 0.5 l.

  1. All herbs are thoroughly mixed.
  2. 50 g of collection is poured with vodka.
  3. Insist the drug for two weeks, occasionally stirring the mixture.
  4. The tool is filtered.

Ovarian cysts

Features Any disruption in the work of the ovaries is a pretext for compulsory treatment to the doctor. Initially, it should be remembered that only those cysts that are able to dissolve (for example, follicular, lutein) can fight with folk or drugs. To normalize the functioning of the ovary is recommended water infusion. Consume the drug three times a day, 50 ml.

  • Wintergreen - 12 tablespoons,
  • water - one liter.

  1. Grass poured boiling water.
  2. The container is wrapped with a warm towel and this solution is left to infuse for two to three hours.
  3. The drug is well filtered.

From the omission of the uterus

Features Such a problem may occur after wearing excessive weights or very late delivery. But sometimes infectious and inflammatory processes occurring in the pelvis lead to the prolapse of the uterus. And it is in these situations that the grass of the wintergreen comes to the rescue. To ensure effective anti-inflammatory and anti-infective effects, as well as strengthen muscle tissue, it is recommended to extract the infusion of herbs. Take this medicine when the uterus is omitted for two months, one third of a glass three times a day.

  • Wintergreen - three teaspoons,
  • oregano - two teaspoons,
  • royal carnation - two teaspoons,
  • St. John's wort - three teaspoons,
  • coltsfoot - two teaspoons,
  • boiling water - a glass.

  1. Herbs are crushed and mixed well.
  2. A tablespoon of the resulting vegetable powder is poured boiling water.
  3. Insist the drug for half an hour and filter.

From adnexitis

Features In inflammatory processes in the fallopian tubes it is useful to use the vodka tincture of the wintergreen. When adnexitis, salping, take the drug three times a teaspoon.

  1. Raw materials are put in a glass jar and poured with vodka.
  2. Infuse the mixture, shaking occasionally, for three weeks.
  3. Then the tincture is filtered.


Features Grushanka helps to get rid of inflammatory processes in the prostate gland. For the treatment of prostatitis, it is recommended to take an infusion of meadow lily of the valley 50 ml twice a day. Usually the course of therapy is one month.

  • Wintergreen - a tablespoon,
  • water - one glass.

  1. In boiled water put chopped grass.
  2. Capacity close and insist four hours.
  3. Then the solution is filtered.

Essential oil

Essential oil of wintergreen is very much appreciated. This tool is made from young shoots and foliage of the plant. Substances entering into the oil easily penetrate the skin and provide the following effects:

  • antiseptic,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • pain reliever
  • vasodilator.

The medicinal properties of the herb wintergreen are very popular in Tibet. Tinctures, decoctions, balsams are in demand for the treatment of such severe pathologies as bone tuberculosis, osteomyelitis. And in most cases, treatment is successful.

In medicine

The round-leaved wintergreen is not used by official medicine, but is widely known in homeopathy and traditional medicine. Supplements, wintergreen herbal teas, have a tonic, antioxidant and tonic effect on the body. Decoctions and infusions from the leaves of the plant are used as a diuretic, bactericidal agent for various diseases of the digestive and excretory systems, in gynecology for inflammatory and adhesive processes. Homeopaths use essence from the leaves of the wintergreen, successfully curing many diseases. The wintergreen leaf extract is used in dental practice for the treatment of inflammatory processes in the oral cavity, for the prevention of scurvy. Tibetan medicine uses wintergreen for liver diseases, bone tuberculosis and fever. Western European experts recognized the plant as a diuretic, as well as lowering blood glucose levels. Essential oil of the wintergreen has a sedative, warming and analgesic effect, therefore, it is successfully used in the therapeutic practice of Chinese medicine in the form of therapeutic ointments for the treatment of myositis, arthritis, arthrosis and other diseases of the joints, during sprain.

Contraindications and side effects

Despite the unique composition and beneficial properties of the round-leafed wintergreen, contraindications to its use are: childhood, pregnancy, breast-feeding, thrombophlebitis, hypotension, varicose veins, increased blood viscosity. With individual intolerance and overdose during the use of the wintergreen, an allergic reaction in the form of skin rashes is possible.

In dentistry

Round-leaved wintergreen is widely used in dental practice as an antibacterial agent with an astringent and anesthetic effect on the oral mucosa. Wintergreen extract has a persistent, refreshing effect, the active substances of the plant composition destroy putrefactive microorganisms, as evidenced by the results of clinical studies conducted in China, the United States and Europe. Essential oil of wintergreen causes a deodorizing effect. Tooth gel with round-bottomed pear extract is used with therapeutic and preventive purposes to restore healthy breathing, as well as for the treatment of paradontosis, caries, stomatitis, inflammation of the gums. Grushanka is an active component of the teeth and oral cavity care products: toothpastes, rinses, mouth lotions.


In nature, the round-leaved wintergreen is common everywhere, covering the territory of Europe, Central Asia and even the arctic regions of Greenland. In Russia, it is found in its European part, in the Urals, in Siberia, and in the Far East. It grows in pine and oak, hornbeam-spruce forests, found in deciduous forests and wet meadows. Often the wintergreen can be seen among blueberries, lingonberries. The round-leaf herb of the wintergreen grows well on moist, sod-podzolic soils, often in symbiosis with fungal hyphae. In the culture of the plant requires special care, poorly taken root, prefers moist, shady places with sandy soil.

Preparation of raw materials

In folk medicine, the above-ground part of the plant is used, in particular the leaves of the wintergreen. The collection is carried out during flowering - in May and in the summer. Healthy leaf blades are harvested in dry weather. Raw materials are dried in well-ventilated areas or spread out in an even layer up to 3 cm under a canopy. Do not allow direct sunlight on the leaves of the plant. Dried raw materials are stored in paper packages for not more than 1 year.

Chemical composition

The round leaf contains a flavonoid (komiferol, quercetin, avkulyarin, kaempferol), arbutin, hydroquinone, methylarbutin, essential oil, mucus, tannins, resins, saponins, hyperoside, homoarbutin, chimafilin, amurinin, amyrin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, hippiolus, hyperoside, homoarbutin, chimafilin, amurinin, amyrin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, hyperazidin, hyperazide, homoarbutin, chimafilin, avirin, amirin, morin, morin, morin, morin, morin, and morin organic acids (gallic, quinic, ascorbic), gum, andromedoxin, trace elements (zinc, copper, magnesium, barium, etc.), quinones (chimafilin, renifolin).

Pharmacological properties

With diuresis, there is an increased excretion of chloride and nitrogen salts from the body, and this explains the effectiveness of the round-leaved wintergreen with gout and joint diseases. In some forms of diabetes, a decrease in blood sugar is observed, appetite improves and digestion processes are normalized, thanks to the healing properties of the wintergreen. The mucus envelop the mucous membranes of the mouth, stomach and small intestine, eliminating inflammatory processes. Tannins normalize the work of the digestive tract. Flavonoids reduce the fragility of small capillaries, normalize the work of the cardiovascular system.

European scientists have found that wintergreen round-bilberry preparations have a pronounced bactericidal effect against putrefactive bacteria that multiply in the oral cavity. Tannins in the composition of herbs help to strengthen the teeth and gums, actively struggling with unpleasant odor from the mouth. The plant extract also stimulates the microcirculation of the oral mucosa, is able to provide reparative properties. This is the basis for the production of medicinal and hygienic products based on the wintergreen.

Use in traditional medicine

Due to the unique chemical composition and beneficial properties, the round-leaf wintergreen is widely used in traditional medicine inside as infusions, decoctions and externally. Wintergreen leaves have a diuretic, choleretic, astringent, analgesic, hemostatic and wound-healing effect. Broths of the plant are used for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes in diseases of the digestive system (cholecystitis, dysbacteriosis, inflammation of the liver, cholelithiasis, spastic syndrome, diarrhea, ascites), in tuberculosis of the bones, pathologies of the excretory system (cystitis, chronic kidney disease), skin lesions (purulent wounds, furunculosis, scrofula wounds), in the initial stages of diabetes, edema of different etiologies, bronchitis, blepharitis, epilepsy, gastric ulcer, etc.

The use of the round-leaf wintergreen helps to increase the daily diuresis, removes chloride and nitrogen salts from the body, thereby facilitating the condition of patients with arthritis, arthrosis, gout. A decoction or tincture of wintergreen, with regular use, lowers the level of glucose in the blood of patients with diabetes, improves appetite, and normalizes metabolic processes. Due to its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, it is advisable to use the wintergreen as a decoction to treat the stomach, intestines, and chronic bronchitis. Being an excellent antiseptic, it is advisable to use a round-bottomed wintergreen in case of inflammatory processes in the oral cavity (stomatitis, gingivitis) in the form of rinses, the plant relieves toothache, decoction of the leaves freshens breath and strengthens the gums. The juice of fresh grass of the wintergreen smears long healing wounds. Infusion of flowers used for rinsing eyes when conjunctivitis.

Especially popular is the round-leaf wintergreen in gynecology. Wintergreen tincture is an effective remedy for diseases of the reproductive system of women, it’s not for nothing that the plant is called “female herb” by the people. The plant has an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal action. Taken as a tincture of tincture or decoction inside, use the decoction for douching with vaginitis, colpitis, leucorrhea, gonorrhea, adnexitis, atony and prolapse of the uterus, with postpartum hemorrhage. Wintergreen spirit tincture is an effective remedy for infertility, it is recommended to take it for a long period. To increase the therapeutic effect in gynecological pathologies can be, using alternately boron uterus and wintergreen. Greenback is also suitable for the treatment of male diseases: chronic gonorrheal urethritis, dropsy, used in inflammatory processes of the prostate gland.

History reference

The first medicinal properties of the wintergreen were noticed by the Indians of North America, using a drink from its leaves. In Russia, the plant often replaced the villagers tea. Long since the leaves of wintergreen used to make wine. Russian healers used decoctions of plants for various diseases of the kidneys and the excretory system, for dropsy, infertility and female diseases. In China, a medicinal plant has been known for many centuries, it has been successfully used as a plant antibiotic.

The genus name of the Grushenka was due to the appearance of flowers with the corolla of a pear (Pyrola is a diminutive of the Latin word pirus (a genus of apples and pears)), but the flowers of the wintergreen are much smaller.


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What does the round leaf cure for?

Live grass has well-pronounced: anti-inflammatory, diuretic, hemostatic, astringent, antibacterial, antitumor, sedative, antioxidant, anti-allergic and antiseptic actions used by folk healers since deep antiquity.

Apply round-leaf wintergreen with various inflammatory processes in the intestine. It not only quickly restores damaged mucous membranes, but already at the first use it relieves pain syndrome. It is possible to use this medicinal plant in inflammatory processes in the liver and gall bladder. In the presence of polyps in the intestines, the intake of live grass can cope with this problem and prevent the transformation of tumors into cancer.

In case of cystitis and other inflammations of the urinary system, as well as kidney diseases, the round leaf is an excellent remedy. Destroying pathogenic bacteria and thereby removing inflammation, it also removes sand and small fractions from the body, which, if not treated in time, can lead to surgery.

Helps the plant also cope with edema of cardiac and renal origin. By removing excess fluid and normalizing its exchange, live grass solves the problem not once. She is able to completely heal the patient, if applied correctly.

For diabetics, the plant can also be a cure. Live grass has a positive effect on metabolism, which contributes to lowering sugar levels. In addition, it has a beneficial effect on the pancreas, maintaining its health and preventing the patient from deteriorating.

Due to the pronounced antitumor effects, the plant is indicated for the use of cancer patients and people with benign tumors. Providing a good antioxidant effect, the round-leaved wintergreen inhibits cell proliferation and gradually slows down the process of the formation of pathological cells, leads to their aging and death, due to which a decrease in the size of the tumor is observed. In the presence of precancerous diseases, preparations of wintergreen can be taken as a means of preventing the development of a terrible disease.

As a sedative, live grass is indicated to combat neurosis, hysteria, as well as insomnia and seizures. It has a positive effect on the nervous system: it strengthens it and normalizes the passage of impulses along the nerve fibers, which significantly improves the condition of patients. In the period of menopause, the Grushenka can prevent a woman’s nervous breakdowns and help overcome this state of restructuring that is difficult for the body.

In addition, the plant has good wound-healing properties. With the help of live grass, you can heal both fresh and old wounds, as well as trophic ulcers in diabetes and varicose veins.

The use of wintergreen in gynecology

It is necessary to separately distinguish the merits of the plant in the field of gynecology. So, with the help of preparations from living grass, some venereal diseases and inflammations of the uterus and its appendages are cured. In addition, round-leaved wintergirl helps with infertility caused by obstruction of the fallopian tubes and high acidity.

Along with this, the herb is also used for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage and uterine abscess. With proper use of the plant, the organ that, after giving birth, is a single wound surface, recovers much faster.

When new growths in the uterus, the wintergreen stops their growth, eliminates bleeding and often retains the possibility of childbearing.

Alcohol infusion for female diseases

Only the aerial part of the wintergreen is used for treatment. Most often collect leaves. This should be done during the flowering of live grass. It is necessary to take only healthy, not damaged leaflets. The collected raw materials are dried, laid out in a thin layer on the canvas, in a place protected from direct sunlight with good ventilation. Store dry grass in a paper bag no more than 12 months.

Description and composition

Other name of the plant is live grass, wild incense. Round-leaved pear - perennial grasswhich belongs to the large family of Grushankov. It has adventitious roots and shoots above the ground. The rhizomes of the plant are oblong in shape and grow branched under the ground.

The maximum height is 40 centimeters and the stem is straight and thin. Leaves are basal rosette with glossy shoots. Leaf plates reach a length of 5-6 centimeters, and leaf stalks themselves can be up to 15 centimeters.

Flowering occurs in early May or June, and the inflorescences themselves are divided into separate beaters with a pleasant aroma and white color. В каждой кисти образованы ровно пятнадцать соцветий, а длина одной составляет около семи сантиметров. Для благоприятного роста траве необходимы солнечный свет, умеренное количество влаги и лесная почва, богатая минералами.

Round-leaved Wintergreen - medicinal plant growing in the Far East and Central Asia

Medicinal properties and scope of wintergreen

Peach leaf is a medicinal plant with pronounced properties. It is used for various inflammations in the intestines, kidneys and the body as a whole.

Other properties of live grass:

  1. anti-inflammatory,
  2. diuretic,
  3. antioxidant,
  4. antiallergenic,
  5. antiseptic,
  6. antibacterial,
  7. hemostatic,
  8. diuretic,
  9. antihistamine.

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In this regard, the plant is used in the preparation of drugs, and in particular, is prescribed for various inflammations of the urinary system, kidney diseases, damage to the mucous membranes and pain syndrome. The use of wintergreen is recommended for heart and kidney edema, the appearance of sand and other harmful fractions in the organs, diabetes mellitus and diseases of the pancreas.. For diabetics, live grass will be an excellent medicine, as it has the property to reduce the level of glucose in the body and improve the metabolism in general.

When benign tumors appear, the wintergreen is also prescribed to patients - due to the large amount of antioxidants and beneficial properties, the use of a plant can slow down cell growth and the formation of pathological cells. At the same time, the tumor itself gradually decreases. but do not self-medicate - in case of any formations, it is necessary to consult with a specialist!

Peach leaf is a medicinal plant with pronounced properties

In the fight against insomnia and other neurological abnormalities in the daily regimen, the wintergrow can also cope with convulsive seizures - to strengthen and normalize the passage of impulses through the fibers and significantly improve the condition.

Scopes of wild incense:

  1. Gynecology,
  2. Cardiology,
  3. Neurology,
  4. Allergology.

Live grass is also used to treat diseases of the respiratory tract, rheumatism, migraine or fever.

In the fight against insomnia and other neurological abnormalities in the daily regimen, the wintergreen can also cope with convulsive seizures.

Recipes of traditional medicine with pear

Recipes with round-bottomed wintergreen, which can be done at home. All of them belong to traditional medicine and, as a rule, are prepared without special medical prescriptions. However, for complete recovery, you should still consult a doctor, and after that you should take any means based on a wintergreen.

Live grass is used to make tinctures, decoctions and macerats. Each tool is unique in its own way, since after processing it saves a large amount of plant nutrients. For the formulation, you can prepare wintergreen yourself or buy it from herbalists, in the pharmacy.

It has anti-inflammatory properties and is widely used in case of skin damage, diseases of the oral cavity (stomatitis, thrush), fatigue. Decoction is used for nocturnal enuresis in children.

Recipes with round-leaved wintergreen, which can be done at home

Wintergreen decoction

Medical decoction is prepared as: 3 teaspoons of dry mixture prepared at home from wintergreen, pour a glass of boiling water and leave to boil in a water bath for thirty minutes. After the fire must be turned off and the liquid itself left under the lid to cool to room temperature. After forty minutes, strain and take four times a day for a third cup.

Decoction of the roots

It is also possible to prepare a decoction of the roots or grains of wild incense. To do this, you need 15 grams of raw materials, pour boiling water and boil in a water bath. Leave to cool, strain and infuse for another 10 minutes. Measure out 180 milliliters of the total amount of liquid obtained and take this dose throughout the day, dividing it into three to four servings. Consume 2 tablespoons half an hour after meals.

It is also possible to prepare a decoction from the roots of wild incense.

Preparation of medicinal raw materials

For the preparation of drugs and the subsequent harvesting of raw materials used shoots of live grass, which are ten centimeters at a distance from the ground. The collection of plants is carried out during flowering (May-June). Stems and leaves are carefully cut off, and then dried either in the sun or in special devices for drying herbs. The room in which the grass dries should be well ventilated.

The shelf life of herbs in dry form is one and a half years - it all depends on the storage conditions of wild incense and the party.

When to eat wintergreen (video)

The round-leaved wintergreen is a useful medicinal plant, however, it should be used with extreme caution and only be collected in well-known places, far from civilization. Grass that grows near trails or businesses cannot benefit, as it absorbs harmful substances through the soil. You should treat your health deliberately!

Grushanka: medicinal properties

The curative properties of the round-leaf wintergreen are due to the composition of those medicinal substances that are in it, namely:

  • essential oils,
  • vitamins
  • glycosides,
  • organic acids
  • tanning components
  • monotropeins,
  • phenols,
  • naphthoquinone,
  • trace elements
  • resinous substances
  • steroids,
  • quinones.

The use of wintergreen in traditional medicine

In folk medicine, the herb has found quite extensive use due to its healing properties. It is successfully used to treat a number of ailments, including:

  • Inflammatory processes of the respiratory system,
  • Gynecological diseases in women
  • Gastritis, colitis and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract,
  • Inflammatory liver disease,
  • Infertility in men
  • Liver disease
  • Dyspnea,
  • Chronic fatigue,
  • Upset stool
  • Diabetes,
  • Skin diseases
  • Migraine,
  • Epilepsy,
  • Heat,
  • Osteochondrosis,
  • Gout,
  • Purulent wounds,
  • Blood loss
  • Hernia and others.

At the same time, as testimonials from patients indicate, decoctions from the grass are very well tolerated, without causing negative reactions and practically having no contraindications.

Wintergreen tincture: a recipe

For those who decide to apply this miraculous herb for medicinal purposes, we advise you to write down this recipe for the wintergreen tincture:

  • purchase two packs of herbs at the pharmacy,
  • fill them with one liter of pure alcohol
  • insist 18 days in a dark warm place, occasionally mixing the composition,
  • strain the mixture through cheesecloth,
  • apply 25 drops three times a day before meals for 20 minutes.

This tool helps to conceive, normalizes the menstrual cycle, improves mood.

Grushanka with infertility

The beneficial healing properties of round-grained herbs in pregnancy planning have long been known. According to testimonials from those women who took it, the herb helps to successfully treat such severe gynecological ailments as obstruction of the fallopian tubes and even sterility.

From infertility apply tincture, which is prepared according to this recipe:

  • 50 grams of dry raw leaves are placed in a glass dish,
  • In the same capacity add half a liter of vodka,
  • put the tincture in a dark place for three weeks, regularly shaking the mixture,
  • after 21 days the drug is filtered,
  • tincture is taken as follows - 30 minutes before meals, 1 teaspoon three times a day, you can use the mixture an hour after meals. The course of treatment - from 3 months to six months.

During pregnancy

During pregnancy, the grass also reveals its beneficial properties - it is harmless and therefore it can be used as a means of relieving muscle pain, healing wounds and inflammation on the skin. Women after childbirth to improve lactation is recommended to lubricate the breast with round-leaved wintergreen essential oil. Reviews of women on the use of plants in gynecology and during pregnancy are overwhelmingly positive.