golden mustache (fragrant callisia) - callisia fragrans
Fragrant rektanthera, Fragrant spironema - this is the scientific name for a plant baptized by the people as the Golden Mustache.
This is a perennial herb common in Central and South America and in Mexico. There are 12 species in the genus; in culture in the warm greenhouses of our country, only one species is known - fragrant Kallizia.
For more than a hundred years, the fragrant Callisia (Scented Rectanthera) has been cultivated as a houseplant. In Russia, Kallizia bears local names: Golden mustache, Far Eastern mustache, Venus hair, Live hair (thin hairs are pulled out when the sheet is torn and as if hold two halves, Dichorizandra does not have this effect), Corn, Homemade ginseng.
This is a rather large plant with two types of shoots, some erect, fleshy in appearance similar to young corn, from 70 to 150 cm tall, with normally developed leaves 20-30 cm long, 5-6 cm wide, others horizontal (mustache) with underdeveloped leaves. Mustache consists of "joints", at the ends of which a leaf panicle is formed.
With good care, the plant sometimes blooms. The flowers are small, fragrant in dense bunches, collected in paniculate inflorescences. The smell is pleasant, like hyacinths, hence the name - Fragrant Callisia (Fragrant Rectanthera). The plant becomes medicinal after at least 9 full-fledged “joints” are formed on the vine-like processes and they acquire a brown-purple color.
Propagation and care of the plant Golden mustache
The plant multiplies by the apical part of the mustache, which is cut two joints below the panicle in the middle of the third and placed in a glass of water until roots are formed, then transplanted into a pot of earth. The most favorable time for breeding is March, April, but if necessary, you can breed all year round.
The plant Golden mustache is a thermophilic plant, loves a bright place, but not direct sunlight. Watering is moderate, especially in winter, but you can’t bring the earth to dryness (it’s better to moisten than dry), otherwise the plant will lose leaves. The mixture should be dense on the ground, consisting of turfy soil and greenhouse humus with the addition of up to 30% of coarse river sand. The stem of the plant is weak, and therefore requires support. For the summer period, it is good to take the plant to the balcony, this will significantly improve the development of the plant. In warm areas, you can plant a plant in the open ground for the summer, where it grows well. But do not forget that the plant needs to be planted so that on a hot afternoon it was in the lace shade of trees, and by evening it was again lit by the sun. In open ground, the plant requires more intensive top dressing. Here is how V. Latokhin from Volgograd describes his success in growing the Golden Mustache plant in the open ground .... “It is not surprising that I undertook to grow it in the country. The plant propagates by processes from mustaches, which are placed in water. When a sufficient number of white roots appears, the flower can be planted in the ground. But the best specimen is obtained from the top of the flower, but the number of stems should be minimal, otherwise the plant will not give a mustache in the future.
In April, fertilizing, as follows, the ground (a bucket of rotted manure, half a bucket of ash), planted three flowers. Watered every evening, given the Volgograd heat. The plants were well received, I even had to put folders, because the mustache turned out to be thick, greasy. Over the summer, I took three mustache crops. "
Sometimes the tips of the leaves turn brown and begin to fade, and the mustache, having reached a healing age (9 joints) remain green.
The appearance of the above signs on the ends of the leaves indicates improper care: lack of mineral nutrition or intensive sun exposure and inadequate watering, which must be carried out in the evening. At the same time, the lack of sunlight does not allow the development of a healing enzyme in the mustache and stalk, which is the staining of the mustache and stalk in a brown-purple color. To provide the plant with the necessary developmental regimen, it is necessary to periodically shade it or, on the contrary, set it in the sun (but not on a hot afternoon). During the period of intensive growth, feed the plant with complex fertilizers for indoor flowers, and when growing in open ground, it is good to feed the plant with a mixture of ash and rotted manure. Keep the earth slightly moist, and in winter, when the plant enters a dormant state - even slightly dried.
The use of the golden mustache plant for various diseases
Unfortunately, we recall nature’s great healing power too late when “thunder will strike”. While a person is young and energetic - he is not interested in flowers and herbs, life is full of worries, problems and fuss. So let's take care of our health in advance.
The golden mustache has high healing properties, and it could be called the ELIXIR OF HEALTH. Ho, in my opinion, its unique properties are revealed especially vividly in complex therapy, i.e., in combination with other drugs. Acting on the body indirectly as a biogenic stimulant, it thereby creates a high therapeutic effect in the treatment of many diseases.
This is the best plant in my opinion for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis. It also stimulates the immune system well. It promotes the development of killer cells, thereby helping the body to successfully fight pathogenic microflora. As a result of the recovery of the body, pain passes, the function of the pancreas, spleen, and adrenal cortex is restored. There is inflammation of the gallbladder and bile ducts, stomach, and small intestine. The acid-base composition of the gastrointestinal tract is normalized (hereinafter referred to as the GIT), and toxins exit the body. In asthmatics, sputum viscosity is restored, hypersecretion is reduced, and swelling of the mucous membrane of the bronchi, which improves the functioning of the pulmonary artery, all this dramatically improves the general condition of patients and often leads to a complete cure for bronchial asthma.
Readers using the Golden Mustache for medicinal purposes have repeatedly noted the beneficial effect of taking preparations from the Golden Mustache on the thyroid gland. The juice of the plant has high wound healing properties, it can be called fabulous "living water". It treats skin diseases well: lichen, ulcers, wounds, burns (daily applications with a cotton swab soaked in clean or diluted juice from the mustache of the plant, but in no case compresses and with caution contact with mucous membranes - see contraindications).
The plant also has a very inexplicable property that the decoction of the leaves in a closed bottle in the room does not sour for months or even years. The conclusion is that the plant must have high disinfectant properties. However, in the experiment, at the Department of Immunology, neither the decoction of the plant nor the juice squeezed from the mustache had any inhibitory effect on various types of pathogenic microflora, but in the treatment of infected wounds, the juice of the Golden Mustache has excellent disinfecting and healing properties. Only one conclusion suggests itself, this happens only through stimulation by the Golden Mustache of the body's immune system.
Contraindications when taking the plant Golden Mustache
Always strictly follow the dosages given in the formulations, do not try to experiment with yourself, as a rule, this leads to disastrous results. You can get poisoned with ordinary water - a bucket of water drunk within two hours leads to death.
Now I will talk about the reaction of the body to an overdose of drugs obtained from various parts of the Golden Mustache, which is allowed by some zealous patients.
The most dangerous in this regard is a preparation prepared from the trunk of a plant. A decoction of one or two crushed trunk joints in 0.5 l of water, when taken 50-100 g per reception 3 times a day, in the first days causes the patient a pleasant sensation of heat spreading throughout the body, well-being, and overall tone sharply improves. But after 7 days, when the drug gradually accumulates in the body, the so-called overdose occurs, health deteriorates sharply, especially often in patients with liver disease and a spring-summer allergic reaction to flowering plants. Patients develop headaches, darken in the eyes, swelling of the throat and enlargement of the thyroid gland appear, the vocal cords are severely damaged, the voice “settles”, and its restoration is difficult. After some time (1-2 weeks), the body is not able to remove the resulting homotoxin through the liver, the kidneys begin to “drive” it through the skin. Most often, in the abdomen there is severe itching, in the place of which, weeping eczema appears, which is difficult to treat. At the first sign of an overdose, start taking Enterosgel enterosorbent and Sulfoderm and Normagast homeopathic medicines according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Only an alcoholic extract (4-6 joints per 0.5 l of strong moonshine or 70 alcohol) is prepared from the stem of the Golden mustache plant, used for grinding with joint pain and osteochondrosis.
Violet mustache is used to prepare tincture for oral administration in case of malignant neoplasms and bronchial asthma (20-30 joints on 0, 5 l of vodka, insist 14 days, take from 1 to 40 and from 40 to 1 drops per course, only pass 3-5 courses with a ten-day break. Some patients with bronchial asthma and oncology have a reduced sensitivity to alcohol extract from the Golden Mustache plant. In such patients, taking a tincture of a teaspoon, or even dessert, not only did not cause negative manifestations, but rather led to a sharp However, all these patients who conducted this experiment on themselves note that such an intensive intake should not exceed three weeks, after which they need to take a week-long break during which it is necessary to drink enterosorbent. After the break, they usually went over for a standard reception of Golden Mustache tincture.
Acceptance of a decoction of leaves, according to my observations for 20 years, has never caused any side effects, but only showed excellent healing properties in all diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
To apply leaves to large open wounds when healing trophic ulcers, with deep burns for a long time is not recommended. Despite the fact that in the first two days there is a significant improvement in the state of the surface of the wound, but then, after 3-5 days, an allergic reaction occurs, sometimes very strong. It is better for these purposes to use mustache juice diluted with boiled water 1: 3, 1: 5.
From all of the above, only one conclusion can be drawn: the medicinal component of the Golden Mustache plant is in a very concentrated form (especially the trunk), and the preparations prepared from various parts of the plant must be strictly observed in dosage.
And last, the most important instruction: before applying the Golden Mustache to the medicine, mustache or stem of the plant, they must be kept under freezer at t = 2-4 ° C in a packaged in food grade polyethylene for two weeks. The leaves are torn off as needed from a growing plant and kept in the refrigerator for only 3 days and then brewed.