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Diseases of the joints are familiar to many people, almost no one is immune from them. Dandelion tincture for joints on alcohol has long and successfully been used in folk medicine. It is prepared in several ways, some of which are given below.
Why dandelion tincture is good for joints
Joint pain, as a rule, occurs due to the development of an inflammatory process in the bone joints. Such diseases as neuralgia, arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis can lead to their appearance. To eliminate this kind of pain, special herbal tinctures are made, usually with alcohol. This substance is well absorbed into the skin and brings the active substances of plants to problem areas. Besides, alcohol is a good antiseptic.
Rubbing has the following effect on sore joints:
- warming, accelerating blood circulation.
Joint pains deprive a person of the opportunity to lead a normal, fulfilling life, significantly reduce its quality. Medicines do not always help; more often than not, what the doctors prescribe turns out to be useless. And here it is necessary to call on the help of traditional medicine, which has accumulated considerable experience in solving such problems.
One of the remedies that helps in the treatment of joints is dandelion medicinal. The beneficial properties of the plant are due to its rich chemical composition. It is worth remembering just some of the components that are extremely necessary for sore joints:
- calcium: part of the bone tissue;
- luteolin: antioxidant, prevents age-related damage to the musculoskeletal system;
- vitamin C: cleanses and strengthens blood vessels, promotes better blood supply to tissues;
- tannins: have anti-inflammatory, bactericidal effect;
- antimicrobial peptides;
- saponins: analgesic effect;
For the preparation of dandelion tinctures, freshly picked flower heads are most useful. They contain a huge amount of essential oils. This tincture is stored for a very long time, at least 3 years. That is, once having managed to pick up dandelion flowers in early spring, you can forget about it for several years. A universal tincture from 100 diseases will be stored in the home medicine cabinet. According to reviews, dandelion for joints is a very effective remedy that should be used in two ways: internally and externally.
How to make dandelion tincture for joints
Dandelion tincture from the joints is prepared on the basis of the roots and flowers of the plant. Any vodka, including homemade vodka, as well as alcohol, are used as a solvent and preservative.
What to insist on
Vodka or alcohol is one of the best preservatives for plant materials. The substances help to fully carry out the extraction of useful substances. For tincture, it is better to take alcohol not higher than 70 degrees, so as not to lose some of the valuable properties of the plant. It will be very convenient to prepare the tincture if you take dishes with a wide neck as a storage container. In this case, you can simplify the process of preparing the tincture, as well as make it more efficient.
Place finely chopped raw materials in a gauze bag, pull it off with a thread and fix it on the neck of a can or other container. Close tightly the opening of the container in which the medicinal product will be infused. With this method, the process moves many times faster. Alcohol, saturated with useful substances, sinks to the bottom, and fresh, light rises in its place. The infusion time with this cooking technology is reduced.
There is a recipe for dandelion from joints on triple cologne. Rubbing with such a remedy gives a long-term analgesic effect. The tincture is prepared in the same way as when using vodka, alcohol.
Preparation of raw materials
Dandelion for joints in tincture recipes can be taken both fresh and dry, previously chopped in a mortar or knife.
The dandelion bloom period takes place in the second half of spring. Therefore, the collection and procurement of raw materials is carried out at the same time. As soon as the bright yellow dandelion heads appear, we can assume that the hunting season is open. In fact, the plant blooms for 2-3 weeks a year. It is necessary to collect dandelion flowers in ecologically unpolluted areas, farther from roads, industrial zones, garbage dumps and other similar places that infect the soil, air and water around them.
It is necessary to harvest during the period when the weather is stable, there has been no precipitation for several days. The yellow baskets of dandelions should be cut off with scissors or torn off with your hands, while being careful not to sprinkle the healing pollen of the plant. It is not recommended to harvest plant raw materials in the early morning. You need to wait until the dew dries on the grass. Dry dandelion flowers in the shade or in a well-ventilated area. Spread out in a thin layer, do not forget to turn over for more even drying.
In late spring, a very valuable substance, inulin, accumulates in the roots of a dandelion. Therefore, they need to be harvested immediately after flowering, in late April - early May. If it was not possible to dig up dandelion roots for the treatment of joints in the spring, you can do this in the fall, in September-October. It is not recommended to harvest the roots in summer, as they contain a small amount of active ingredients.
Dig up the roots of the dandelions, wash them well, change the water several times, dry them. It is advisable to clean them up a little, remove any unnecessary parts, small processes. Using a sharp thin knife, cut the rhizome lengthwise into two halves, chop with scissors into small pieces. Dry all this in the shade, grind on a coffee grinder to a powdery state. It can be stored in paper packages or glass jars for 5 years.
How to make dandelion tincture for joints with vodka
To prepare an infusion of dandelion on vodka for joints, you need to chop bright yellow inflorescences with a thin sharp knife, put in a container with a wide neck. Pour in the same amount of vodka. Insist 12 days in a place away from sunlight. It is necessary to shake the jar periodically so that the infusion process goes evenly. After that strain the solution, squeeze out the dandelion inflorescences.
Rub the joints overnight, for 5 minutes, until the characteristic burning sensation appears. Wrap a linen bandage and insulate.
How to infuse dandelions with alcohol for joints
It is worth considering the recipe for dandelion tincture for joints with alcohol. Prepare a 0.5 liter bottle of darkened glass, fill it with flowers. Pour in 0.3 liters of alcohol and leave to stretch in a dark place for 2-3 weeks.
When pain appears, pour a little dandelion with joint alcohol on the palm of your hand, smear (do not rub) your legs from feet to knees. Relief will come almost immediately.
Rules for using dandelion tincture for joints
Dandelion tincture is a versatile remedy. It is used for various forms of treatment. It will take at least a few weeks to achieve a long-term effect and stimulate cartilage regeneration. It is necessary to remove the extra load on the sore joints, if there is excess weight, you should lose weight.
The use of dandelion rub for joints is aimed at improving blood circulation in the area of pain. The active substances contained in the drug, thanks to rubbing them into the surface of the skin, better penetrate inside to the sore joints and produce their therapeutic effect there.
Important! Rubbing with dandelion tincture should be at least 2 times a day. The duration of the procedure should be 5 minutes. You need to rub dry until all the medicine is absorbed into the skin.
With the help of a properly prepared and delivered compress, you can relieve inflammation from sore joints. It is necessary to moisten a gauze napkin in dandelion tincture, apply the wet side to the affected joint. Fix the top with plastic wrap, then apply a layer of cotton wool and cover everything with an elastic bandage. Each subsequent layer should overlap the previous one by 2 cm. The procedure is best done at night, once a day. Keep it for no more than an hour or an hour and a half.
You can make a compress and easier. Rub the sore spot with dandelion tincture until a slight burning sensation appears. Then wrap something warm on top and go to bed.
Massage improves peripheral blood circulation, oxygen and nutrition begin to flow to the diseased tissues. As an additional remedy during the massage, you can use dandelion tincture by mixing it with a small amount of oil (2: 1). The active ingredients will enhance the therapeutic effect of massage procedures.
Limitations and contraindications
Dandelion alcoholic tincture for joints is applied simultaneously both externally and internally. In this case, one must remember about those few cases when the drug is contraindicated for admission:
- ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract;
- biliary obstruction.
You also need to strictly observe the dosage of medicinal tinctures based on dandelion, since an overdose can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and other undesirable conditions.
Dandelion tincture for joints on alcohol is an effective folk remedy that has analgesic, anti-inflammatory effects and many other beneficial effects.