golden mustache (fragrant callisia) - callisia fragrans
Fragrant Rectanthus, Fragrant Spironema - this is how the plant is baptized by the people, as the Golden mustache is called scientifically.
This is a perennial herbaceous plant, common in Central and South America and Mexico. In the genus there are 12 species, in a culture in the warm greenhouses of our country, only one species is known - Kallisia fragrant.
For more than a hundred years, fragrant Callisiah (Rectante fragrant) has been cultivated as a houseplant. In Russia, Kallizia bears local names: Golden mustache, Far Eastern mustache, Venerin hair, Live hair (thin hairs are pulled out when the leaf is broken and, as it were, hold the two halves, Diorizandry has no effect), Corn, Home ginseng.
This is a fairly large plant with two types of shoots, some erect, fleshy, outwardly similar to young corn, 70 to 150 cm tall, with normally developed leaves 20-30 cm long, 5-6 cm wide, others horizontal (mustache) with underdeveloped leaves. The 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 that of hyacinths, hence the name - Kallisia fragrant (Recantera fragrant). The plant becomes curative after at least 9 full-fledged “joints” are formed on the liana-like shoots and they become brown-purple in color.
Reproduction and care of the plant Golden mustache
The plant reproduces by the apical part of the whiskers, which is cut into two joints below the panicle in the middle of the third and placed in a glass of water until the roots are formed, then transplanted into a pot with soil. The most favorable time for reproduction is March, April, but if necessary it can be propagated all year round.
Plant Golden mustache is a heat-loving plant, likes a bright place, but not direct sunlight. Watering is moderate, especially in winter, but it is impossible to bring the ground to dry (better to overwet than dry), otherwise the plant will lose leaves. Earth should be a mixture of dense, consisting of turf land and greenhouse humus with the addition of up to 30% of large river sand. The stem of the plant is weak, and therefore requires support. In the summer, it is good to take the plant to the balcony, it will significantly improve the development of the plant. In warm areas, you can plant a plant in the open ground for the summer period, where it grows beautifully. But do not forget that the plant should be planted in such a way that in the hot afternoon it was in the lace shade of the trees, and in the evening it was again illuminated by the sun. In open ground, the plant requires more intensive feeding. This is how V. Latokhin from Volgograd describes his success in growing the Golden Mustache plant in the open field .... “It is not surprising that I undertook to grow it in the country. The plant propagates by whiskers, which are placed in the water. When enough white roots appear, the flower can be planted in the ground. But the best copy is obtained from the top of the flower, but the number of the stem should be minimal, otherwise the plant will not give a mustache in the future.
In April, fertilizing, as it should, the land (bucket of rotted manure, half a bucket of ash), planted three flowers. He watered every evening, given the Volgograd heat. The plants started well, I even had to put the folders, as the whiskers turned out to be thick and fat. Over the summer I took three mustache crops. ”
Sometimes the tips of the leaves turn brown and begin to wilt, and the whiskers, having reached the healing age (9 joints), remain green.
The appearance of the above signs on the tips of the leaves indicates improper care: lack of mineral nutrition or intense sun exposure and insufficient watering to be carried out in the evening. At the same time, the lack of sunlight prevents the development of a curative enzyme in the whiskers and stem, a sign that is the staining of the whiskers and the stem in a brown-purple color. To provide the plant with the necessary mode of development, it is necessary to periodically shade it or, on the contrary, put it in the sun (but not on a hot afternoon). During the period of intensive growth, feed the plant with complex fertilizers for indoor plants, and when grown in open ground, it is good to feed the plant with a mixture of ash and rotted manure. The ground should be kept slightly wet, and in winter, when the plant enters a state of rest - even slightly dried.
The use of plants golden mustache in various diseases
Unfortunately, we remember the great healing power of Nature too late, when the “thunder clap”. While a person is young and energetic - he is not up to flowers and herbs, life is full of worries, problems and fuss. So let's take care of your health in advance.
Golden mustache has high healing properties, and it could be called the Elixir of HEALTH. But, in my opinion, its unique properties are revealed especially brightly in complex therapy, that is, 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, in my opinion, plant for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis. It also stimulates the immune system well. It contributes to the education of killer cells, thereby helping the body to successfully combat the pathogenic microflora. As a result of the recovery of the body, pain passes, the function of the pancreas, spleen, and adrenal cortex is restored. Inflammation of the gallbladder and biliary tract, stomach, small intestine. The acid-base composition of the gastrointestinal tract (hereinafter - the gastrointestinal tract) is normalized, slags leave the body. In asthmatics, sputum viscosity is restored, hypersecretion is reduced, and bronchial mucous membrane edema improves the functioning of the pulmonary artery, all this dramatically improves the general condition of patients and often leads to a complete cure for asthma.
Readers who use the Golden mustache for medicinal purposes have repeatedly noted the beneficial effect of taking Golden Usa preparations on the thyroid gland. The sap of the plant has high wound healing properties, it can be called fabulous "living water." It cures skin diseases well: lichen, ulcers, wounds, burns (daily applications with a cotton swab soaked in clean or diluted juice from the whiskers of a plant, but in no case compresses and with caution contact with mucous membranes - see contraindications).
The plant has a very unexplainable property that the decoction of leaves in a closed vial in a room does not sour for months and even years. This suggests that the plant should have high disinfectant properties. However, in the experiment, at the Department of Immunology, neither a decoction of the plant, nor the juice squeezed from the whiskers, had any overwhelming effect on various types of pathogenic microflora, but in the treatment of infected wounds, the Golden whisker has excellent disinfecting and healing properties. The conclusion suggests only one, this happens only through the stimulation of the immune system of the body by the Golden Mustache.
Contraindications when taking plants Golden mustache
Always strictly follow the dosages given in the formulations, do not try to experiment on yourself, as a rule, it leads to disastrous results. You can get poisoned with ordinary water - a bucket of water drunk for two hours leads to death.
Now I will talk about the body's response to an overdose of drugs derived from different parts of the Golden Usa, which is allowed by certain zealous patients.
The most dangerous in this respect, the drug prepared from the stem of the plant. A decoction of one or two crushed joints of the trunk to 0.5 liters of water, when taken in 50-100 g per reception 3 times a day, in the first days causes the patient a pleasant feeling of heat spreading all over the body, the state of health improves dramatically, and the overall tone. But after 7 days, when a gradual accumulation of the drug occurs in the body, a so-called overdose occurs, health deteriorates sharply, especially in patients with liver disease and a spring-summer allergic reaction to flowering plants. In patients with headaches, darkening of the eyes, throat swelling and enlargement of the thyroid gland appear, the vocal cords are severely damaged, the voice "settles", and its recovery is difficult. After some time (1-2 weeks) the body is unable to remove the formed homotoxin through the liver, the kidneys begin to "drive" it through the skin. Most often, in the abdominal area there is a strong itch, in place of which, weeping eczema appears, which is difficult to treat. At the first sign of an overdose, start taking Enterosgel enterosorbent and homeopathic preparations Sulfoderm and Normagast as recommended by the manufacturer.
From the stem of the plant the Golden mustache only alcohol extract is prepared (4-6 joints per 0, 5 l of strong moonshine or 70 alcohol), used for rubbing with joint pain and osteochondrosis.
Violet whiskers prepare an infusion for oral administration, for malignant neoplasms and bronchial asthma (20-30 joints for 0, 5 l of vodka, infuse for 14 days, take from 1 to 40 and from 40 to 1 drops per course, just take 3-5 courses with a ten-day break. In some patients with asthma and oncology, there is a reduced sensitivity to the alcohol extract from the Golden Mustache plant. In such patients, taking a tincture of teaspoon, or even dessert, did not cause negative manifestations, but on the contrary - led to a sharp However, all these patients who conducted this experiment on themselves noted that such an intensive intake should not exceed three weeks, after which a week-long break should be taken during which they need to drink an enterosorbent. After the break, they, as a rule, passed on the standard reception of Golden Usa tincture.
Reception of decoction of leaves, according to my observations for 20 years, has never caused any side effects, but only showed excellent healing properties for all diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
It is not recommended to lay leaves on large open wounds when healing trophic ulcers, for deep burns for a long time. Despite the fact that in the first two days there is a significant improvement in the condition of the wound surface, but then, after 3-5 days, an allergic reaction occurs, sometimes very strong. It is better to use mustache juice diluted with boiled water 1: 3, 1: 5 for these purposes.
From all of the above, only one conclusion can be made: the medicinal component of the plant Golden Mustache is in a very concentrated form (especially the trunk), and the use of preparations made from different parts of the plant must be strictly following the dosage.
And the last, most important admonition: before applying to a medicine, a mustache or a stem of the plant Golden mustache, they must be kept under the freezer at t = 2-4 ° C in a packaged in food grade polyethylene for two weeks. The leaves, however, break off as needed from the growing plant and are kept in the fridge for only 3 days and then brewed.