Often during illness, people rush to the pharmacy for medicines, forgetting about the wonderful gifts of nature, which has effective healing properties. For example, tsetrariya, called Icelandic lichen or moss, has long been used for medicinal purposes for colds, bronchitis, dry cough, skin, gastrointestinal, and other diseases. This means you can safely treat not only themselves but also the baby. The absence of contraindications makes this healing plant is safe and reliable assistant in the fight against many diseases.
The correct Latin name of the lichen – tsetrariya. Means rounded leather shield of the Romans. The plant got it because of the shape of the apothecia organs of sporulation. The body (thallus of the lichen) or thallus consists of a tubular or flat of the blades 4 to 10 cm with a bushy structure. Color – brownish, greenish or whitish. On the bottom of the moss – red spots, at the edges of the blades of the cilia. Roots are absent, they are replaced by the rhizoid cells of the skin, which lichens attached to the bark of a tree or the ground.
Moss tsetrariya is a symbiosis of two simple organisms: fungus and algae. It reproduces by spores that develop into full-fledged lichen after contact with the microorganisms of a particular species or asexual cell division. Tsetrariya grows in swampy areas or sandy soils, pine forests, tundra, constituting the main diet of the reindeer.
The therapeutic effect of the Icelandic tsetrarii or moss is used not only in folk medicine. Official pharmacology applies the dried herb for cooking herbal formulas in combination with other medicinal plants. Mucus tsetrarii – in the production of various food additives. It is composed of mucous substances (about 70%), polysaccharides containing starches, acids with antibacterial effect, bitterness, protein, enzymes, zinc, lead, cadmium, vitamin B12. Contains other trace elements. Together, these pieces moss has:
- anti-inflammatory, wound-healing effect;
- antibacterial effect;
- immunomodulatory properties;
- antivirus action;
- anti-aging, antioxidant effect;
- restorative, tonic properties;
- regulatory effect on the digestive organs;
- preventive effect (for example, against cancer).
The therapeutic properties of lichens tsetrariya make them indispensable tools in the treatment of many diseases. Their application is illustrated:
- inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract;
- for the treatment of burns, ulcers, various skin rashes;
- with the weakening of the immune system;
- from infectious diseases;
- colds, such as acute respiratory infections, asthma, pneumonia, influenza, for treatment of bronchitis effective Iceland moss cough;
- when malfunction of the thyroid gland (lichens are able to accumulate iodine);
- when retching to weaken them;
- with obesity of different degree;
- case of loss of appetite (anorexia, malnutrition);
- anesthesia dentistry;
- if you struggle with constipation;
- for the treatment of tuberculosis;
- in the case of insomnia.
The Icelandic moss treatment does not provoke any allergic reactions in humans revealed no toxic effects, side effects. Useful drugs based on it can be used without restrictions as adults, and children. The only exception may be autoimmune disease or idiosyncrasy, so before use lichen to consult with your doctor.
The pharmaceutical industry offers a range of therapeutic drugs on the basis of tsetrarii Icelandic. Tools implemented in powder or in dried form for the preparation of decoctions, herbal tea. Popular products containing in its composition of a medicinal plant: extracts or syrups, pastilles for sucking, cream with a warming effect. All means are implemented in pharmacies without a prescription.
Pharmacies is found in tea from the dried tsetrarii, which comes in cardboard boxes. You can find dry moss for cooking broths. It is used both alone and in combination with other types of medicinal plants in different variations. Making infusions is not difficult, you can store them in the fridge.
For prevention, help for colds, colds, joint pain, sprains, bruises, skin problems is to use a special cream. In its composition, in addition to the extract tsetrarii includes the following components: calendula oil and St. John’s wort, bear oil, beeswax, honey, various essential oils. This cream, in addition to a warming effect, has anti-inflammatory, tonic, analgesic, wound healing properties. Extract of the lichen helps to eliminate toxins, improve circulation, lymph.
Presented in pharmacies various trademarks, for example, to get rid and Chest. Combines the therapeutic effect and indications. Syrup with Iceland moss has an expectorant effect, exhibits antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties. There is improvement in the General condition. Such tools are good to use in a complex with other medications for the treatment of dry, irritating cough, ohriplosti, bronchitis, dryness of the mucous membranes, with a strong stress on the vocal cords, with limited nasal breathing.
It is not always convenient to use the syrups. Here come to the aid of gel pastilles to resorption, which beneficially affect the respiratory tract, therapeutic, preventive effect. The drug protects the mucosa, it moisturizes, strengthens local immunity. Antibacterial and antiseptic effect of the moss will help with pharyngitis, tracheitis, laryngitis, get rid of the sore with increased stress on the ligaments of the throat. The use of lozenges helps smokers by mitigating the harmful effect of exposure to tobacco smoke.
Depending on the disease, Cetraria used in different ways. This is a variety of pharmaceutical preparations, instructions, which describe in detail their use for prevention and treatment. It is possible to prepare infusions, decoctions and extracts of Icelandic lichen home. Consider some of the diseases in which it is advisable to use medicines and folk remedies using the Icelandic lichen.
For colds it is convenient to apply Iceland moss syrup or absorbable pastilles. Useful different teas that will act on the body complex. For example, one of the most popular recipes of lichen for the treatment of cough: 1 tablespoon of dry moss pour a glass of milk and boil under lid enamelware for 30 minutes on low heat. This decoction should be drunk before going to sleep warm, you can with honey.
Reception of broth tsetrarii improves metabolism, has a laxative effect intestines. If you apply this remedy after a meal, the extra pounds quickly leave, subject to correct lifestyle. While not a panacea, the broth will be a good help in the struggle for slim figure. To prepare this decoction is simple: 1 tablespoon moss pour 500 ml of cold water, bring to the boil and then evaporated on a slow fire about half, to obtain a jelly. Drink it after meals 3 times a day (200-250 ml per day).
In the moss contains usnic acid, which is a potent natural antibiotic. Concentrated decoctions could effectively destroy the tubercle bacilli, which was confirmed by the research. The recipe used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis by our ancestors: 4 tablespoons chopped moss brew 2 cups boiling water kept on the fire for about 5 minutes. Next, you should cool and strain the broth. Take a few SIPS 3 times a day. This recipe will help with a stomach ulcer.
Decoction is very effective in whooping cough, but the taste may not please the child. It is better to use recipes based on milk, which will give the broth a sweet flavor. You can add honey. Moss cough children prepare so: 1 teaspoon of dried lichen pour 1 Cup of milk, boil 15 minutes on low heat. Then cool, strain and give to drink child portions to ¼ Cup. You can use pharmaceutical syrups, the children enjoy drinking them.
Contribute tsetrariya Icelandic and deliverance from such trouble, as constipation, including chronic. Used for this extract: pour 100 grams of moss 1 liter of water, insist in a cool place during the day. Then filtered and put in a water bath, boil to reduce the volume of liquid doubled. Drink a Cup half an hour before meals. If the action is too strong, the dose should be reduced.
Against such a widespread disease can also help this ugly-looking lichen. Its strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties positive effect on a person suffering from allergic reactions, and the presence of silicon stimulates metabolic processes in the body. Recipe for getting rid of this disease: for 20 minutes to float in a water bath 2 tablespoons of moss, filled with ½ liters of water. To be taken several times a day for half a glass.
Ways to use tsetrarii set. The spectrum of diseases against which it is able to help, from the common cold to cancer. In folk medicine used more such recipes:
- Clean the face from acne, remove abscesses and to heal wounds will help lotions and wipe from the usual decoction of the moss (in any proportions). Six months you need every day to drink 3 cups of tea out of the moss.
- Recipe for varicose veins: take 5 parts of crushed moss and horsetail, 3 parts of immortelle (flowers) and roots of rhubarb, 2 parts of oak and birch bark, fruits horse chestnut and raspberry root. The natural mixture of sugar ½ l of water and 5 minutes to boil. Drink 3-4 times a day a glass.
- For the treatment and prevention of cancer make the infusion: take 2 pieces of reindeer moss, celandine, St. John’s wort and knotweed, 3 parts water pepper, grass, plantain, nettle leaves. Add to the mixture 100 g a good green tea. Prepared at the rate of – 4 tablespoons of the mixture to 4 cups of water. Take tincture 4 times a day.
The information presented in the article is exploratory in nature. The article is not calling for self-medication. Only a qualified doctor can make a diagnosis and give treatment recommendations based on the individual characteristics of the particular patient.