Aspen

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Aspen

Aspen /Populus tremula/ is a type of poplar, which is found in Asia and Europe. It grows mainly in mountainous areas and around rivers with altitude up to 2000 meters.

Aspen is a tree that reaches a height of 35 meters. A highly branched specimen and its trunk has a diameter of approximately a meter. Aspen has a strong central root and lateral roots. The bark of young branches of trees are brown-green, while older trees are highly fractured, and dark gray. The leaves of the branches of aspen are bright green on top and pale green on the underside. They reach a length of 3 to 12 cm long and have laterally flattened stalks.

The color of the leaves of aspen is purple or orange, depending on the climatic conditions in which the tree grows.

Flower buds of aspen are spherical and large, while the vegetables are sticky and elongated. The seeds of aspen are tiny, yellow-green in color.

Legends of Aspen

Aspen is one of those trees that absorb negative energy. This property was considered magical in the old days. Many of our ancestors though a way to fight goblins was the use of aspen sticks.

It was believed to chase evil spirits away, you must plant one very close to the house. In a forest of aspens, you can escape an energy vampire, and to alleviate the effects of ji/undefined nxes. It is believed that contact with aspen removed harmful external influences in our aura. Aspen was though to help prevent neuroses and unreasonable fears, but only under one condition - you believe in its life force.

Aspen tree

Selection and storage of aspen

You can buy dried aspen in almost any drug store or pro shop. Keep it as other herbs - well packed and placed in a dry and cool place. If you are willing and able to have aspen planted in the yard, you will not regret it. The tree should be planted in a sunny spot, no demands on the soil type. It grows well in strong drafts, adapts quickly to air pollution. Planting is easy, maintenance does not require special care. With a slight breeze, the leaves of the aspen tremble very beautifully.

Benefits of aspen

For medical purposes, use the bark and buds of aspen. Picking is from March to May and In folk medicine aspen is used to treat conditions such as sciatica, gout, inflammation of the respiratory tract, increasing prostate irritation, chronic inflammation of the bladder and painful urination after birth.

Aspen is very effective for people who have experienced mental stress, helps with stress reactions in the body and is used to treat obsessive unpleasant thoughts. Cures anxiety attacks for no reason, waking from nightmares, sleep walking and difficulty sleeping. This is useful for palpitations, sweating, trembling hands, convulsions and spasms, fears in children and the elderly. Persecution mania, digestive disturbances amd panic disorder could also be healed.

Take 2 tsp chopped dried buds of aspen and pour two cups of boiling water. After half an hour, strain and drink the infusion with small sips each day.

For abnormal heart rhythms, mix 2 tablespoons aspen, sagebrush, hawthorn, valerian, horsetail and put them to boil for about 10 minutes in 500 ml of water. From this liquid, drink 100 grams before meals.

Externally, aspen is used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and rubs are made for rheumatism and gout. For this purpose, take some dried buds, some 90% pure alcohol and eight parts melted lard. Mix thoroughly to a uniform consistency. Cover the affected area at bedtime.

Dangers of aspen

Recommended is for your intake of aspen to be under medical supervision. With longer intake, negative symptoms may appear - headaches, difficulty breathing, nausea, sleepiness.

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