Lilac – A Few Powerful Therapeutic Effects
Lilac is praised for its magnificent beauty and fragrance and is somewhat lesser known as a therapeutic herb. But its few therapeutic effects are nonetheless very powerful and they should be used by more and more people. That’s why we thought of presenting them in the following lines.
Medicinal uses and preparations
Depression, anxiety: Use lilac essential oil, either in a burner, or added to bath. For bath, dilute 8-10 drops of essential oil in a cup of epsom salt or milk.
Toothache: Add 10 finely cut leaves in 500 ml of hot boiled water, cover the recipient and let steep for 1 hour. Use as a mouthwash.
Heart insufficiency and ischemia: Take 2 ml of a gemmotherapic extract of lilac buds, 2-3 times a day.
Diabetes: Add 1 tablespoon of lilac buds in 1 l of hot boiled water and let steep for 10 minutes. Take 1 tablespoon, 3 times a day.
Glaucoma: Add 1 tablespoon of dried flowers from a white lilac in a cup of hot boiled water and let steep for 10 minutes. Apply a warm poultice for 15 minutes.
Rheumatism: Add 40 g of flowers in 1 l of sunflower oil and let them macerate for 2 weeks in a dark and warm place. Use externally. You can also make a strong infusion (add 1 tablespoon of dried flowers in a cup of hot boiled water, cover the cup and let steep for 1 hour; take 1 tablespoon, 4 times a day) or a tincture (add 1 tablespoon of dried flowers in 100 ml of alcohol 40% and let them macerate for 8-10 days in a dark place; take 20-30 drops in a glass of water, 3 times a day).
General weakness, diarrhea: Add 1 teaspoon of finely cut dried bark in 300 ml of water and boil for 5 minutes. Drink 2-3 cups a day.
Inappetence: Add 1 teaspoon of dried lilac flowers and 1 teaspoon of St. John’s wort dried flowers in a cup of hot boiled water and let steep for 10 minutes. Drink 3 cups a day, before a meal.
Respiratory disorders, fever, bloating, vomiting, biliary dyskinesia: Add 1 teaspoon of dried flowers in a cup of hot boiled water and let steep for 10 minutes. Drink when needed.
Skin spots: Add 1 tablespoon of dried flowers in 300 ml of milk and boil for 5 minutes. Use externally.
Burns: Add a few handfuls of leaves in 1 l of water and boil until the water turns black. Apply a warm poultice for 24 hours, moistening it from time to time with the decoction, in order to make sure that it doesn’t dry.