Peony tincture: application, benefits and harms

A bright, luxurious peony with a pleasant smell, or “peasant rose”, as it is popularly called, has long been known for its unique healing properties, so peony tincture is considered one of the most affordable and effective medicines. This is especially true among adherents of natural cosmetics, both folk and traditional medicine.

Since alcohol is able to enhance the effect of the medicinal components contained in the plant on the body, peony tincture is often called an extract and a unique repository of useful substances. Among them are the essential oil responsible for normal digestion and the activity of the cardiovascular system, glycosides that strengthen the immune system and the central nervous system, flavonoids that remove dangerous toxins and eliminate the inflammatory process. In addition, the medicinal tincture contains many micro and macro elements, among them magnesium, chromium, calcium, potassium, sulfur, iron, which have a beneficial effect on health. They regulate the work of the female reproductive system, stimulate brain activity, help reduce the negative impact of stressful situations and contribute to the speedy treatment of various wounds. But, despite the fact that it contains a lot of useful components, we must not forget that some peony and preparations made from it can be harmful.

To improve health

Peony tincture is used for the prevention and treatment of many diseases, among them: rheumatism and arthritis, peptic ulcers of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, stress and chronic insomnia, vegetative-vascular dystonia and hypertension, gynecological diseases, oncological diseases, for the treatment of wounds and various fractures.

Use in gynecological diseases.

Traditional medicine recommends taking peony tincture for women’s ailments, such as cysts and cervical cancer, mastopathy. The drug helps to reduce unpleasant symptoms during the period of age-related changes in the body during menopause.

  1. Cysts and cervical cancer. In the treatment of these ailments, it is recommended to use a tincture from the flowers or the root of the plant. To make it, you will need dry peony flowers – three tablespoons and 0.5 liters. vodka. The medicine is kept in a well-sealed container in a dark place for 3 weeks. Then it is taken three times a day, 25 drops, half an hour before meals. The duration of treatment is approximately a month.
  2. Climax. Among the pronounced positive properties of the drug is a decrease in the impact on the mature female body of menopause symptoms: hot flashes, insomnia, constant mood swings and other hormonal features of this period. The tincture is used in a course of 2 weeks to a month or, if necessary, after consultation with a specialist, for a longer period. For the treatment of reducing the symptoms of menopause in the advice of traditional medicine, it is recommended to take 20 drops of tincture three times a day on an empty stomach.
  3. Mastopathy. Peony tincture is used as an anti-inflammatory, antitumor and sedative. It eliminates the swelling that occurs with this disease and reduces pain in the mammary glands, removes toxic substances from the body, improves blood circulation, which is important in the treatment of this disease. To prepare the tincture, you need to take 2 parts of peony roots, one part of medicinal licorice and one part of tea kopek. A glass of the resulting herbal collection is poured into 1 liter. vodka and kept in a dark place inaccessible to children for two weeks. The healing drink is drunk for two months: 3 times a day, strictly one teaspoon.

Help with stress.

Tincture helps in the prevention and treatment of phobias, anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, irritability. It improves well-being and performance, stimulates the production of “happiness” hormones – endorphins. All this ultimately has a positive effect on the mood, well-being and psychological state of a person. Since the drug has analgesic properties, it is also used as an anesthetic.

For beauty

You can appreciate the unique plant properties of the drug by making a mask from peony tincture. It helps to strengthen hair and accelerate their growth, normalize the production of sebum. The amino acids contained in peony fight dry scalp, dandruff and eliminate the unpleasant effect of “greasy hair”. To make your hair grow faster, become beautiful and well-groomed, you need to rub the preheated peony tincture directly into the hair roots. The mask should be kept for 10-15 minutes and washed off with warm (not hot!) Boiled water. Then wash your hair with shampoo as usual.

How to prepare a healing solution yourself?

You can buy peony tincture at a pharmacy or prepare it yourself. In addition, it contains only two ingredients – peony and vodka (or alcohol), which is necessary to increase the effectiveness of the beneficial plant properties of raw materials.

To prepare a healing solution, mix 100 ml of vodka (alcohol) + 10 g of grated peony roots. Infuse the resulting medicinal mixture in a well-sealed container, in a cool and dark place, for example, in a refrigerator or pantry, for a month. Shake the solution periodically. When the medicine is ready, strain it, pour it into a bottle or vial of tinted glass. Keep the home remedy out of direct sunlight, high temperatures and out of the reach of children.

be careful

Since the peony is a member of the ranunculus family, which are poisonous plants, the tincture of this flower is not so harmless.

In the instructions for use of this drug, the following side effects are named: allergy, severe itching, urticaria, rash, Quincke’s edema is also possible. The drug has a depressing and inhibitory effect on the central nervous system, increased drowsiness, lethargy or absent-mindedness may occur. When taking the drug, experts recommend refraining from driving vehicles and other activities that are associated with an increased concentration of attention. There are also such side effects as pain and irritation of the gastric mucosa, severe nausea and vomiting.

Almost no instructions contain information that the drug causes a risk of abortion, but traditional medicine describes cases when there was a similar side effect.

Do not take peony medicinal tincture if you have: hypersensitivity to this drug; liver and kidney disease; low blood pressure; increased acidity of gastric juice; …

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