Potentilla white: beneficial properties, use and contraindications

White bloodroot is a rather rare plant. It is found only in the wild. This plant belongs to the family Rosy, genus Potentilla. In the people it is called pyatipalnik, pyatipal, pyatiperstena. Perennial herb Potentilla grows in height from 8 to 25 cm. The root is thickened, black-brown color. The whole plant is covered with hairs, the leaves of cinquefoil are palmate and silky below, of five dark green leaves. Peduncles have 1-2 leaves and bring 3-5 flowers each. The flowers have white petals. Due to the color of flowers, the plant got its name - silverweed white. Flowering continues in the period of spring - the first month of summer.

  • The chemical composition of Potentilla white
  • What diseases can whitetone be effective for
  • Drugs based on Potentilla white
  • The use of Potentilla white in traditional medicine
    • Preparation of tincture of Potentilla white
    • Cooking broth from Potentilla white
    • Preparation of ointment from Lapchatka white
    • Relaxation herbal baths
  • Harvesting and storing Potentilla
  • Who should not take Potentilla

This plant has a number of unique properties.It is able to heal and improve the condition in a number of diseases. How and why this happens will be known after becoming familiar with the composition of the plant and its effects on the body.

The chemical composition of Potentilla white

The chemical composition of Potentilla white includes almost all elements of the periodic table. and other beneficial substances:

  • trace elements - Zn, Mn, Si, Cu, Ce, Al, Fe, Co;
  • gallotanin - during the flowering period, its highest content is observed;
  • saponins;
  • phenol carboxylic acids;
  • iridoids;
  • flavonoids such as rutin, cyanidin, kaempferol, quercetin;
  • iodine.
The underground part of the plant contains more biologically active substances than the aboveground part.

What diseases can whitetone be effective for

Potentilla white has various indications for use. It is effective in such diseases:

  • hormonal disbalance;
  • thyroid dysfunction;
  • liver disease;
  • diseases of the cardiovascular system;
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • gynecological diseases;
  • gout;
  • rheumatism;
  • jaundice;
  • diarrhea;
  • dysentery.
The plant has the effect of slightly lowering blood pressure.Also cinquefoil white has found application as an antiseptic, astringent, wound healing, antitumor agent. This plant contributes to the resorption of nodular formations, soft tumors, a positive effect on the structure of hair and nails.

Important! In regions where there is an increase in thyroid gland diseases among the population, in areas with iodine deficiency in nature, the use of the white cinquefoil is of particular importance.

Also pyatipal is a good diuretic, which does not irritate the kidneys. Used as an anesthetic. The plant lowers capillary permeability, constricts blood vessels. It has expectorant properties and is used for colds.

Drugs based on Potentilla white

Make different drugs from Potentilla white. Those of them that are made from the aerial parts of the plant, stimulate the central nervous system. All sorts of extracts and extracts from the root are effective for leveling the hormonal balance of the body. Normalization of thyroid function, increased diuresis, prevention and treatment of liver diseases, gastrointestinal tract, rheumatism and others.

Important! The use of any drug with the content of Potentilla white is accompanied by an improvement in the condition of the nails and hair. Hair get shine, the ends do not split, and nails no longer exfoliate.

Due to its properties, cinquefoil is part of the preparations that help to cope with various diseases.

Potentilla white is effective with thyroid and is an active component in the composition of the preparations "Alba", "Endonorm". These drugs are effective in thyroid pathologies - hyperterioses, hypothyroids, autoimmune thyroiditis. Also used to treat hyperplasia of the thyroid gland, diffuse nontoxic goiter, nodular and multinodal goiter.

Potentilla white extract is a drug in liquid form that is effective in treating stomach ulcers, for lowering pressure in hypertension, speeding up the healing process after strokes and heart attacks, increasing potency, getting rid of radionuclides. It also improves immunity, improves various types of metabolism, improves hormonal levels. Reception of the extract improves well-being.

The use of Potentilla white in traditional medicine

In folk medicine, white potentilla has been popular for a very long time.First of all, it is used to treat diseases of the endocrine system — hypo- and hyperthyroid conditions. It is used to compensate for iodine deficiency, with ulcers on the skin, hemorrhoids, weeping eczema, gastrointestinal diseases, hepatitis, vascular and heart diseases.

The use of cinquefoil white in folk medicine occurs in the form of decoctions, tinctures, ointments, and also takes baths with it.

Preparation of tincture of Potentilla white

There are several recipes that can be cooked. Potentilla tincture white.

  • Potentilla tincture white. To prepare take 1.5 tablespoons of a mixture of dry ground roots and herbs of the plant. Connect with 200 ml of boiling water and insist in a thermos for 8 hours. Strain the infusion. Take it for half an hour before meals in the amount of 1-3 tablespoons 2-3 times a day for the treatment of the thyroid gland.
  • Tincture of the roots of Potentilla white on vodka. For such, take 50 g of dried roots, previously crushed. In a glass container, they are poured with vodka in the amount of 500 ml, tightly closed with a lid. For four weeks, infuse the mixture in a dark place, occasionally shaking. After that, strain and can be taken.Reception is produced by dissolving the tincture in water of 20-30 drops.
  • Tincture of the herb Potentilla white. Take 2 tablespoons of chopped dry herbs and combine with 200 ml of boiling water. 8 hours insist in a thermos and strain, after which you can take the tincture to normalize blood pressure.

Did you know? It is recommended to prepare the infusions of the pyatipalnik using melt water

Cooking broth from Potentilla white

For the preparation of broth from Potentilla, you will need shredded plant root - 1 tsp and 200 ml of water. Boil the mixture for 5 minutes on low heat and let it brew for 40 minutes. After that, the broth is filtered and, when cooled, is taken 1-1.5 hours before meals.

Also make a decoction from the seeds of the plant. They take 1 teaspoon, pour a glass of water and boil for 5 minutes. After that, the broth is cooled, filtered and take half a cup twice a day for gynecological diseases.

Preparation of ointment from Lapchatka white

In order to prepare an ointment from white cinquefoil, it is required to take 5 g of crushed plant root and pour 200 g of melted pork fat or oil on it. Boil the mixture for 7 minutes, keeping a slight boil, and then strain.

The ointment helps with inflammation of the joints, osteochondrosis, radiculitis.It is imposed on sore spots in the form of compresses, or simply rubbed.

Relaxation herbal baths

To relieve nervous tension, practiced bathing techniques with Potentilla grass. Such baths will help to cope with overwork, they add a decoction of a mixture of herbs: silverweed white, mint, lemon balm, nettle, yarrow, mountaineer. The adoption of such baths helps to overcome insomnia, chronic fatigue, stress and reduce the overall tone of the body.

You can also take a bath with the addition of a decoction only pentapa.

Harvesting and storing Potentilla

In folk medicine, all parts of the plant are used - the white rhizome of white, seeds, flowers, leaves. For harvesting, three- and four-year-old plants are used, when they have accumulated enough albinine - a substance with thyroid-stimulating activity.

Seeds of plants ripen in the month of June-July, after which they easily fall off. You need to have time to collect them before shedding and put in a box for storage in a dry place.

The grassy part together with flowers is harvested from the end of spring to the end of summer. For drying, place in the open air under a canopy with a layer thickness of 3-5 cm.In the process of drying the raw materials must be gently mixed. Store in boxes for two years.

Potentilla roots are harvested for harvesting only in spring or autumn, in April or in September-October. This happens when the young leaves of the plant begin to grow, or when the aboveground part dies. Raw digging shovel or digger. The roots are chosen from the ground, cut off the aerial part and rotten parts of the rhizomes with small roots.

After that, the rhizomes are washed with cold water, thus clearing them of dirt, they are dried up for several days in the open air. Next, the raw material is placed under the eaves, in attics with good ventilation for drying. You can also use dryers and ovens, in which the temperature should not exceed 50-60 degrees.

Did you know? To dry the rhizomes with high quality, they are finely laid out on lattices or baking sheets.

After drying, 70% of the plant volume is removed. You can store the workpiece in a well-ventilated dry room for 5-6 years.

Who should not take Potentilla

Potentilla white has known beneficial properties, but also contraindications. Despite the fact that the substances that make up the plant,non-toxic and practically no side effects on the body, in some cases it is necessary to observe increased caution.

Pyatipalnik helps to reduce pressure, so hypotension is a contraindication to the use of drugs that have this plant in the composition. It is also especially careful to receive in case of hypothyroidism.

In any case, the use of Potentilla white, like other drugs, it is better to coordinate with your doctor.