This amazing frankincense
The early appearance of leaves from under the snow, blooming in May with dense tassels of white, pink, red or purple bell-shaped flowers, preserving a beautiful appearance to frosts make the frangipani a very attractive plant for a gardener.
The frankincense, or Bergenia, is an evergreen perennial herb 25–40 cm high. The frankincense is shade-tolerant, has exceptional adaptability; he normally feels in the most adverse conditions and even on rocky slopes. It blooms, usually in May-June, but sometimes it can bloom again at the end of summer. Blooms more abundantly in bright places and with slight shading on rich, loose and nutritious soils. Heavy and moist soils do not like incense. In one place it can grow up to 7 years.
Bergenia propagated by seeds and division of rhizomes. Seeds are stratified for a month and sown in the prepared soil in spring, seedlings appear after 9-12 days. In the first year, they form a small rosette of leaves, in the second year, the rosette grows up to 25 cm, and in the third year, some plants bloom.
Bergenia can also be propagated by spring division of the bush. Seedlings are planted in a prepared place, providing a nutrition area for each plant of 40 × 40 cm. In June, immediately after flowering, the incense can be propagated with green cuttings. To do this, take young rosettes with small petioles-leaves and part of a horizontally growing rhizome.
The incense bushes are especially beautiful in flower beds, borders, mixborders, single plantings and on rocky slides. This plant can also be grown at home as a houseplant.
Badan thick-leaved is known not only as a beautiful flower, this plant is widely used in medicine: in therapy, gynecology, gastroenterology, dentistry and urology. Preparations from a canoe have hemostatic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which is due to the presence of tannins in them, they also strengthen the walls of the capillaries and have a local vasoconstrictor effect.
For medical purposes, rhizomes are used that are harvested throughout the summer. They are dug out of the soil, cleaned of small roots and earth, washed in cold water, cut into pieces. Then they are dried under a canopy, avoiding direct sunlight, and dried in a dryer at a temperature not exceeding 60 ° C. Drying time about 3 weeks.
Dried roots should break well. They can be stored for up to 4 years in cotton bags. The roots contain a large amount of tannins, volatile, vitamin C, organic acids, starch, sugars, trace elements.
Decoctions, extracts and infusions are prepared from the roots. To make a decoction 1 tbsp. a spoonful of rhizomes is poured with 1 glass of boiling water, placed in an enamel bowl and heated in a boiling water bath for 30 minutes, and then cooled at room temperature for 10 minutes, filtered. The remaining raw materials are squeezed into an infusion, which is brought to the original volume with boiled water. Take 1-2 tbsp. tablespoons 3 times a day before meals. Used for the treatment of pneumonia, acute respiratory and influenza infections, laryngitis, headaches, rheumatism, furunculosis, bleeding gums.
For extract preparation 3 tbsp. tablespoons of crushed rhizomes are poured with 1 glass of boiling water, half is evaporated on the stove and filtered hot. Take 20-30 drops 2-3 times a day before meals with colitis and enterocolitis, bleeding. For douching in the treatment of erosion in gynecology 1 tbsp. a spoonful of extract is diluted in 0.5-1 l of water.
Infusion is prepared like this: 8 g of crushed incense rhizomes are poured with 200 ml of boiling water, insisted for 8 hours and filtered. Take 1 tbsp. spoon 3-4 times a day with fever, headache, diseases of the larynx and oral cavity.