Kolganov root - a medicine from Russian epics

Kolganov root: chemical composition and properties

This plant belongs to the ginger family, and its homeland is considered to be the Chinese island of Hainan. It was from there that he came to Russia, and then to Europe, thanks to which the Euromeans for a long time called him “the Russian root”.
In appearance Kolgan root resembles ginger, while its ground part is similar to reed. The length of the shoots reaches one and a half meters, and the width of the leaves - thirty centimeters. Initially, this plant was used as a seasoning, which was added to the mead, kissel, sbitni, gingerbread and many other dishes.
For medical purposes, use a plant that has reached the age of five. His roots are dug, washed well, cleaned from the peel and cut into thin longitudinal strips, dried in the sun. The finished raw material is very wrinkled, dark brown in color with a red tint and flesh of bright orange.
The root contains gum, thiamine, starch, campherin, flavonoids, an essential oil rich in eugenol and cineol. According to its anti-inflammatory properties of colgans, the root is not inferior to aspirin and penicillin.

Kolganov root: application

In addition to the anti-inflammatory effect, this plant is widely known for its hemostatic, sedative and expectorant properties. Kolgan is effective in treating many liver diseases, especially cholecystitis and inflammation of the biliary tract. In addition, it is successfully used for gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Ointments made on the basis of kolganovogo root, help in the treatment of frostbite, cracks and eczema. Purulent, non-healing wounds heal with concoctions of lotion with lotions. Kolganov root is also used as an adjunct in the treatment of tuberculosis.
It should be borne in mind that the twin of the kolgan is often used, i.e. the plant is very similar to it in appearance, called “wild kolgan” or “kolgan-grass”. Most people, unaware that these plants have nothing in common, unsuccessfully try to use "fake".

Kolganov root: contraindications

This plant has some contraindications for use. For example, people with poor blood clotting, low acidity of the stomach, hypertension, should not use Kolgan root and any drugs prepared on its basis.
Overdose during treatment can also cause diarrhea, vomiting and headaches. Before using this plant, be sure to consult with a specialist.

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