Oak was and still is held in high esteem in Russia. For centuries, this tree was dedicated to the God of lightning and thunder - Perun.
Under heavy canopy of the oak was done in the courts, held war councils, resolved all critical issues. Favorite and revered plant is surrounded by myths and legends, sung in songs and poems, those high epithets.
Excavations on the territory of Kirovograd region have confirmed that more than five thousand years ago people baked bread from the pounded flour of acorns.
For a long time, Russia used the ink that does not fade with time
— they are also made of oak, or rather of the dried and milled Gauls — nuts, which are formed on the oak leaves. Mixed with iron sulphate, these nuts give a solid black paint, which has come down to us the most ancient Chronicles of distant ancestors, the first handwritten books. One reason is that the acorns gradually lost its nutritional value
, lies apparently in the fact that they contain glycoside quercitrin and tannins that give the acorns a known the bitterness
. But it is easily eliminated by heating.
C medicinal purpose, use the bark, leaves and fruits of oak. Oak
tannins are allocated, solutions which are used in inflammatory processes in the oral cavity, nose, larynx, to treat ulcers and burns.
The bark is used as a strong astringent and tonic for blood vessels, and also as a sedative.
Oak bark is effective as an anti-inflammatory agent in diseases of the oral cavity (gingivitis, stomatitis, impedances), pharynx, larynx, and pharynx. In addition, it is used to treat burns, skin diseases, wounds, frostbite.
Oak bark is used in mushroom poisoning and in the treatment of diarrhea. Mouthwash and compresses prepare a decoction
of 10-20 g of oak bark per 200 ml water. Boil for 15-20 minutes, filter.Infusion of oak barkis prescribed for inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, diarrhea, dysentery.
To do this, 1 teaspoon of powdered bark pour 400 ml of cold boiled water. Insist 8 hours and filtered. Drink SIPS throughout the day. Children can not be assigned!Coffee drink from acorns
is very useful in diseases of the heart.
If a strong sweating of feet do baths with oak bark decoction
(50-100 g on 1 l of water). A decoction of the bark
, wash the head with dandruff and strengthen the hair.
The timing and methods of harvesting.
Acorns are harvested
in September-October when they are fully ripe. Acorns are very perishable, so immediately after picking them peeled, the cotyledons are separated and dried.
Humidity dry acorns should be no more than 11%.
The need to collect ripe acorns, green in color, firm to the touch, if pressed with your finger, then worm-eaten.Drying must be done like this:
The bark is harvested
- arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer and place in preheated oven for 5 minutes; during this time, most of the acorns will snap and will acquire a dark brown color,
- open the oven and dry it for another hour; to ensure that the acorns do not burn,
- take them out and cool,
- when it is cold, peel and put in a jar with a tight lid.
in the spring during SAP flow (April-may), with branches with a diameter of 10-20 cm without cracks and lichens. To remove the crust with a knife to make circular cuts at a distance of 30 cm from one another, which connect the longitudinal slit. After this, the bark is easily removed. Dried under a canopy with good ventilation, as well as in the sun. Shelf life 5 years. The leaves are harvested
in the spring while they are young and adhesive.
The use of acorns in diabetes
1. Diabetes grind in a coffee grinder dried oak acorns and take this powder into 1 teaspoon an hour before meals morning and night.
2. Acorns to RUB on a small grater. 1 teaspoon of acorns is necessary to eat for half an hour before meals on an empty stomach, and in the evening, an hour after eating. You can drink water and nothing else is.The treatment is carried out according to the scheme:
a week to eat acorns, then a week vacation. This week to take a blood test. Then again a week acorns – week rest and a blood test. To do so 2-3 times, but can be up to 4 times. After 3 sessions my blood sugar normalized.
3. One Cup minced dried acorns peeled pour 1.5 liters of water, boil for 30 minutes on weak fire, to insist 1 day, again boil for 30 minutes and again keep it for 1 day. Drain, add in the broth 1 Cup of vodka, mix and drink 3 small SIPS 5-7 times a day regardless of the meal. The course of treatment – 2 weeks. Check blood sugar and then to act depending on the state. Medication must be kept in the refrigerator. Further, to the level of sugar is not increased, to drink this medicine 2 times a week.
4. One tablespoon of coffee from acorns in 400 ml of boiling water, add sugar to taste. Take 1 time a week. To drink in 3-4 divided doses in the early stages of diabetes.
Traditional recipes from acorns
Acorns have antibacterial, enveloping, calming effect.
Often used in the treatmentof the genitourinary system
: stop heavy periods, used in women's diseases, increase the potency, treat enuresis.
Acorns are good for the treatment of toothache and gum
, useful in case of poisoning of all kinds.
In addition, the fruit of the oak have a beneficial effect on the digestive system:
their broth is used in disorders of the stomach, acute and chronic colitis.
Mature oak collected and dried in a dark place for 3-4 weeks (can use the dryer at a temperature of 50 degrees for 2-3 days). Then the fruits are crushed and stored in a dry place. Harvest too much fruit is not recommended – the raw material is perishable.In disorders of the stomach
folk medicine recommends the infusion of acorns: 1 teaspoon of crushed fruits pour a glass of boiling water, cool, strain. Ingest half a Cup 3 times a day. The duration of a month, a month later it is recommended to repeat it.With heart disease
good coffee from acorns. The fruits should be lightly cooked to redness, grind and brew like coffee. Add milk and sugar. Such a coffee is often recommended to children as a normal beverage, and pri cough, bronchitis, asthma
For the healing of hernias
as use warm compresses to 25 percent tincture of acorns in red wine.
When problems associated with the genitourinary system
, use the juice from acorns. It is drained from the green fruit, take 2-3 tablespoons of honey (ratio 1:1) on an empty stomach 3-4 times a day.Pancreatitis:
collect ripe acorns, but not dried on the trees and fresh, dry them in the shade, separated from the acorn "cap" – involucre, 1 tablespoon of these "hats" pour 200 ml of boiling water for 2 – 3 hours, drain.
To start taking need with one teaspoon and gradually increase to 60 – 70 ml a day. If the taste is unpleasant, the infusion to soak the bread, and take 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals.
It is recommended to eat the fruits and acorns – as long as the normal pancreas.
Coffee drink made from acorns
1. In order to prepare a coffee beverage, you need to grind the acorns in a coffee grinder, brew coffee, at the rate of one teaspoon powder in a Cup of water. Add sugar to taste. It is quite a delicious drink, something reminiscent of cocoa with milk, very tonic.
2. Ripe acorns are peeled, cut each into 3-4 pieces and dried in the oven. Then roast the acorns, making sure they don't burn, and turned into a brittle mass, easily convert to powder in a coffee grinder brown color. Brew and drink as ordinary coffee, with milk or with sugar.
This drink is especially useful to children suffering from scrofula and rickets (it strengthens the abdominal organs and eliminates the hardening of the mesenteric glands), and also for coughs, bronchitis, asthma.
Children are given twice a day, morning and afternoon.
Coffee drink from acorns is very useful in diseases of the heart.
Jelly acorn coffee
Coffee drink mix with sugar, dissolved in a small amount of hot water, then add 180 ml of water and strain. In the boiling drink pour the potato starch dissolved in 20 ml of cold water, pour into a glass and sprinkle with powdered sugar or sugar, to prevent the formation of the film.
7 g acorn coffee drink — 10 grams of potato starch, 15 g sugar, 200 ml of water.
Bread from acorns
Collect acorns better after the first frost. Their peeled, cut into four pieces, pour water and soaked for two days, daily changing the water at least three times. After that, the acorns are heated in water to a boil (2 parts water to 1 part acorn) and passed through a meat grinder.
The resulting mass is dried first in a thin layer to the air, then in the stove or the oven until, until it crackled to as crackers.
Dried acorns are pounded or milled in any way. When a large grinding grits obtained from which it is possible to cook porridge, made of flour – baking cakes.
However, acorn dough does not have stickiness and viscosity so the pellet while turning break.
To avoid this, suggest the pan with the tortilla cover with second pan and flip them both pellet just falls from one frying pan to another, on which dogadivaetsya.
If the cake grease jam, jam or cream and put a pile on each other, you get a delicious cake.
Soaked and slightly toasted pieces of acorns can replace the walnut topping for the cake.
Soup acorn dairy
Acorn grits, pour a thin stream into boiling water, stirring all the time, simmer until cooked grits, then add milk, sugar, salt and bring the soup to a boil.
When serving put in a bowl of soup and a piece of butter.
30 g acorn cereal — 250 ml of milk, 5 g sugar, 5 g butter, 2 g of salt.
Unleavened cakes of acorn flour
Sour cream to boil, pour into it acorn flour, a little boil, remove from heat and cool. In the resulting mass add grated cheese, sugar, stir well to cut cakes and sear in a pan.
15 grams of acorn flour — 10 g cheese, 25 g of sour cream, ½ eggs, 5 g sugar, fat.published
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