Common lilac

Name: Common lilac



Common lilac (Syringa vulgaris L.) Flowers, leaves, bark of young branches and buds of common lilac are used for medicinal purposes. The kidneys are harvested in early spring during their swelling. Inflorescences are collected during budding along with branches, tied into bundles and dried in the shade in the attic or under a canopy. The leaves are harvested in dry weather, in the first half of summer. Dry in the shade or dryer at a temperature of 40-60 ° C, scattering in a thin layer. The bark is harvested from young stems (sometimes along with leaves). The shelf life of raw materials is 2 years.


Lilac preparations have an anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic effect, promote the discharge of sand and stones in case of urolithiasis.


It is currently used only in folk medicine. Bark. Decoction (externally) – with erysipelas of the skin, festering wounds, ulcers. Kidneys. Used for allergic skin diseases. Lower blood sugar levels. Flowers. Infusion (or in the form of tea) – for malaria, diarrhea, rheumatism, pulmonary tuberculosis, influenza, acute respiratory diseases, stomach ulcers, diabetes mellitus, whooping cough, cough, shortness of breath, whites; decoction – for colds. Alcohol tincture – for rheumatism, neuralgia, rheumatoid arthritis, arthralgia, diarrhea, gastric ulcer, shortness of breath, leucorrhea, also for the treatment of wounds and bruises. Leaves. In the form of tea – for malaria. Fresh – applied to festering wounds, ulcers, with a headache to the head. Included in the composition of fees used in pulmonary tuberculosis. CONTRAINDICATIONS AND POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:


♦ Infusion (flowers, leaves or buds) of common lilac: 1 tablespoon of raw material is poured into 200 ml of boiling water, insisted for 6 hours, then filtered. Take 1-2 tablespoons 3 times every day. ♦ Tincture (leaves or flowers and buds) of common lilac: 1/4 cup of crushed raw material is poured into 200 ml of vodka or alcohol and infused for 2 weeks. Used for rubbing with arthralgia and neuralgia. When used in the form of lotions and compresses, dressings are changed 4-5 times every day.


Lilac is indispensable in landscaping, gives an excellent cut and, in addition, thanks to a short period of winter dormancy, it is an important forcing crop. It can be planted in groups, singly, alleys. The standard form of varietal lilac is the best decoration of the parterre. Widely cultivated in many states. The vast majority of varieties of the entire world collection (and there are more than 1600 of them) are obtained from common lilac. The essential oil obtained from its flowers is used in the perfume industry (it surpasses even rose oil in its qualities). Flowers secrete a lot of nectar and pollen, but nectar is available to bees only in favorable weather, when the flower funnel is almost half filled with it.

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