Russian Traditional Medicine

Treating Various Diseases With Callisia Fragrans

ABCESSES AND BOILS

You can use whole leaves of Callisia fragrans to treat abscesses, boils and purulent pimples but you can also use the pulp of the leaves. Boils and purulent pimples can be treated with the sap.

If the pimples and boils are very big, you should take an alcohol infusion, an infusion or a decoction of the plant.

If you see no result from the treatment after a few days, you should consult a doctor. If the skin around the abscess reddens and is painful when you touch it, immediately consult a doctor. The same is valid in the cases when lymph nodes are increased and your temperature goes up.

To make the boils maturate and when you have surface abscesses make cold compresses with Callisia fragrans leaves. Wash a leaf, which is no less than 20 cm long, very well and put it in boiling water for 30 seconds, wait to cool and wrap it in gauze. Put the compress on the tender spot.

If there are complications, together with the medicines prescribed, make an alcohol infusion of Callisia fragrans. Take one tea spoonful of the tincture twice a day 40 minutes before meals for 10 days. Make a break for one week and repeat the procedure.

ADENOMA OF THE PROSTATE

When there is an adenoma, the prostate grows and presses the bladder which leads to difficulty in urinating. For the treatment you should go to an urologist who will prescribe the respective medicines and will give you a diet in which all hot and spicy, smoked and salty foods are excluded as well as alcohol. Modern medicine recommends operation as the most effective method to treat this disease. Healers advise patients to try to treat adenoma with herbs, Callisia fragrans included, before they agree to be operated on.

The treatment is effected with a decoction from the leaves of filbert (Corylus) and Callisia fragrans. The decoction is prepared from one table spoonful of filbert leaves and half a table spoonful of Callisia fragrans leaves. Pour over two glasses of water and boil for 5 minutes. Filter and drink two tea spoonfuls of the decoction three times a day half an hour before meals. The procedure lasts for 14 days and is made once in six months.

If you have adenoma, a decoction of burdock roots (Arctium lappa) and Callisia fragrans juice will help. Pour 2 glasses of water over one table spoonful of ground burdock roots, boil for 3 minutes and leave for three or four hours. Filter the ready decoction and add one tea spoonful of Callisia fragrans juice. Take one or two table spoonfuls from the decoction three or four 3-4 times a day half an hour before meals. The procedure lasts for 21 days.

ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

There are many people who suffer from alcohol dependence today. This is connected with hereditary predisposition as well as with the individual mental attitude of the people. Unfortunately, medicine is practically helpless in the fight with alcoholism. There is a special treatment for alcoholism but after the procedures are over, people start drinking again. This is the reason why alcoholism is considered to be an incurable disease. There are medicinal preparations and herbs as well as psychological techniques which cause disgust to alcohol for some time; however, Callisia fragrans is considered to be the most effective remedy for alcohol dependence. The preparations made from this plant are used not only to remove alcohol intoxication but also to treat this harmful addiction. The only condition to be successful in fighting alcohol dependence is the wish of the people themselves to do it.

For alcohol treatment you should use decoctions and infusions from Callisia fragrans. The alcohol infusion also gives good results but the alcohol in the tincture does not always have a positive effect on the alcoholic.

The treatment has the following schedule: for 21 days take an infusion of Callisia fragrans, make a break for 5 days and start taking a decoction for 21 days; again make a break for 5 days and continue in the same way until the infusion and the decoction help you overcome the alcohol addiction.

Drink one table spoonful of the decoction once or three times a day an hour  before meals; drink  one  tea spoonful of the infusion 3-4 times a day 30-40 minutes before meals. After you finish drinking the first doses of the infusion and the decoction, gradually reduce the dosage.

During the treatment you should not take any medicines containing alcohol. If you feel like drinking alcohol, take once a day two table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans infusion; it is best to take them in the morning.

If you have insomnia, headache and depression, it is recommendable to have baths with Callisia fragrans and mint decoction added to the water. Before going to bed rub your temples with Callisia fragrans oil extract.

ALLERGY

In order to strengthen your immune system and for prophylaxis of allergies, you should have products rich in vitamins С and В and of flavonoids (they are a class of plant and fungus secondary metabolites). Callisia fragrans is one of the plants, the richest in flavonoids; it is recommendable to drink Callisia fragrans infusion or decoction for prophylaxis, especially if you take antibiotics or other medicines causing allergies.

People who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis should start taking Callisia fragrans two or three weeks before the season starts when their allergic rhinitis is activated. If during the treatment with Callisia fragrans  you do not see any improvement in your condition, or the basic allergic symptoms become acute, you should consult a doctor, preferably an allergologist, especially in the cases when apart from allergy, you have wheezing and difficulty with breathing.

Treatment is with an infusion or a decoction of Callisia fragrans, and you should take from them one tea spoonful three times a day one hour before meals for seven days. After a one-week break you can repeat the procedure; however, the dose should be smaller (one tea spoonful two times a day).

If you have allergic rhinitis, you should make inhalations. Put one table spoonful of the crumbled dry herb (Callisia fragrans) in hot water and inhale the steam for two or three minutes.

If your nasal mucosa is inflamed, put Callisia fragrans oil or gently rub your nose with a cotton swab dipped in a decoction or an infusion of the plant. During the treatment with Callisia fragrans do not eat fried, smoked and spicy foods, and do not drink alcohol.

SORE THROAT

Sore throat usually begins with throat irritation, general indisposition, and higher temperature. If your throat is sore, your glands are swollen and you can have very painful throat, headache and general weakness. You can have fever, a higher temperature up to 38 – 39 degrees Centigrade (Celsius). Children are very susceptible to sore throat and high temperature. Sometimes you can have pistules and deposits on your glands. Sore throat can cause acute abscesses in the connective tissue around the glands. The process is usually on one of the glands. It is difficult and painful to swallow; the gland is very swollen and red. You have headache, fever, high temperature, you feel ill, exhausted; you have copious saliva and bad smell in the mouth.

There are popular remedies to cure sore throat which include Callisia fragrans.

Cut finely an onion and squeeze the juice. Add a tea spoonful of Callisia fragrans juice and a tea spoonful of honey. Take one tea spoonful of this mixture three or four times a day.

Fill to the middle a bottle of 500 ml with cut Callisia fragrans and aloe leaves. Sprinkle sugar over them. Tie the bottleneck with gauze and leave for three days.  Fill the bottle with vodka and tie the bottleneck with gauze again. Leave for three more days. Filter and squeeze the leaves. The tincture tastes like bitter-sweet liqueur. If you have sore throat, take one tea spoonful three or four times a day until you fully recover.

For gargle use an infusion made from 15 g of Callisia fragrans  and comfry (Symphytum officinale) roots each, 10 g of mallow blossom (Malva sylvestris), 10 g of rose petals,  5 g of oak bark, 10 g of mullein blossom (Verbascum densiflorum),  3 g of sage leaves  (Salvia officinalis), and 5 g of valerian roots. Take four full table spoonfuls of this mixture and pour one litre of hot water over it. Leave the infusion all the night. In the morning heat the infusion but do not leave it to boil; filter and gargle with it six or seven times during the day. Before you go to bed, put some comfry ointment on your neck, make a bandage and wrap a woollen scarf on top.

Grind two beet heads and squeeze the juice. That should be one glass of juice. Add one table spoonful of vinegar and five table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Gargle with this solution five or six times a day. You can also gulp a little. Gargle until you feel healthy.

Add the juice of a lemon to a tea spoonful of honey and a pinch of paprika. Mix well and leave the mixture until the honey fully dissolves. Add one table spoonful of Callisia fragrans juice and drink at once. Repeat the procedure two or three times a day until all pains in your throat disappear.

Crush two cloves of garlic and pour over warm boiled water. After two hours filter, add half a tea spoonful of honey and one tea spoonful of Callisia fragrans juice. Gargle several times a day until you fully recover.

ARTRITIS

The basic forms of arthritis are the rheumatoid arthritis, the infectious arthritis, the gout and the osteoarthritis. In fact, arthritis is the common name for more than one hundred diseases. The symptoms of most of them are stiff joints and pains in the joints, so pains limit the physical activity.

In order to relieve the stiffness and the pain in the joints you should use compresses with Callisia fragrans leaves as well as massage the tender spots with a tincture from the same plant. You can also drink preparations with Callisia fragrans. If, however, after a compress or a massage with Callisia fragrans the pains in the joints increase and your temperature goes up, stop the procedures immediately and consult a doctor.

For massage of the joints and for internal intake you can also use the alcohol infusion of Callisia fragrans, prepared from one Callisia fragrans nodule with 500 ml of vodka. You should leave the extract for twenty days but you shake it from time to time. Massage you painful joints with this extract once or twice a day. You can also make compresses with it: fold a few layers of bandage and wet them with the extract; put the compress on the painful joint for an hour and a half or for two hours. Repeat the procedure.

You can take the extract internally: one table spoonful 3 times a day one 1 hour before meals for seven days. Make a ten-day break and repeat the procedure.

The painful joints can be massaged with Callisia fragrans oil or ointment.

Very often arthritis can be asymmetric, that is, only the joints of the legs are usually painful. Tendons attached to bones can be inflamed, too. In most cases reactive arthritis does not last for a long time; it can last for a few days to a few weeks and resolves itself but sometimes it can last longer and even become chronic.

You can treat arthritis with other popular remedies together with the preparations from Callisia fragrans.

Squeeze the juice of seven lemons. Clean eggshells from the membranes and boil them for five 5 minutes, then crush to powder. Add the eggshell powder to the lemon juice and leave for seven days. Filter and mix with two cups of honey. Crush five middle-size cloves of garlic and put them in the mixture. Add a decoction of Callisia fragrans. Leave the pot in a dark place for a week and then the cure is ready. Take four tea spoonfuls after lunch. After each spoonful make an interval of ten minutes. The procedure lasts for thirty or more days.

Mix two cups of linden honey, the juice of six lemons, five cloves of crushed garlic and finely crushed three or four leaves of Callisia fragrans. Keep this mixture in a glass jar or bottle for a week. Take four tea spoonfuls from the cure once a day; after each spoonful make short intervals of five to seven minutes. The procedure lasts for a month. It is very important to be very conscientious and not miss a single day.

For arthritis you can also be recommended to take an infusion of elder blossoms (Sambucus), 20 g to one litre of water. You should drink tree glasses per day. It is preferable to stay in bed.

Take 3 times a day 20 drops of Callisia fragrans juice. Make an infusion of herniary (Herniaria grabra). Take 30 to 50 g of the herb for one litre of water and drink with fresh Callisia fragrans juice, one tea spoonful of juice in half a glass of the infusion three times a day.

Alcohol infusion from dry chestnut blossoms (40 g to one litre of alcohol or vodka), mixed with fresh Callisia fragrans juice is used to massage joints if you have arthritic pains.

For your bath use a decoction of burdock roots (Arctium lappa), Callisia fragrans, heather (Calluna vulgaris), nettle (Urtica dioica), marsh ledum (Ledum palustre), thistle (Onopordum acanthium),  and cranberry leaves.

ATEROCLEROSIS

Atherosclerosis is an obturation of the walls of arteries which considerably hinders blood circulation. The walls of the blood vessels lose their elasticity and there is a danger of a thrombus forming and of other negative changes.

Antioxidants play an important role in protecting normal blood circulation. A very active antioxidant is quercetin (a flavanol found in many fruits, vegetables, leaves, and grains), which can be found in Callisia fragrans in a big quantity.

Kaempferol (a natural flavonol, a type of flavonoid, found in a variety of plants and plant-derived foods) also is part of Callisia fragrans and has a recuperating effect on blood vessels. Therefore preparations from Callisia fragrans are used for different diseases of the circulatory system and can be used for atherosclerosis as well.

The following mixtures are used for prophylaxis of arthritis:

Grind black radish and mix it with the same quantity of honey and Callisia fragrans juice. Begin with one-third of a glass, then drink half a glass and finally take one glass of the preparation per day. Increase the dose gradually.

Prepare an infusion of a herbal mixture: one part of cumin seeds (Cuminum cyminum), two parts of squill blossoms (Scilla bifolia), and two parts of cranberry fruits. Pour a cup of boiling water over one table spoonful of the mixture, brew for 5 to 10 minutes. Add 3 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice to the filtered infusion. Drink one table spoonful 3-4 times a day.

Prepare a herbal mixture of one part of hawthorn blossoms (Crataegus monogyna), one part of linden blossom, one part of elder blossoms, (Sambucus), and one part of coltsfoot leaves (Tussilago farfara). Brew one table spoonful of the mixture like tea and leave for one hour. Add three table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice to the filtered infusion. Warm the infusion before drinking and take one-third of a cup 3 times a day.

Prepare a herbal mixture of one part of rosehip blossoms, one part of dill seeds, one part of motherwort shoots (Leonorus cardiaca), and one part of camomile. Put one table spoonful of the mixture in a thermos and pour over two cups of boiling water; leave for two hours.  Filter the infusion and add six table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink half a cup before going to bed.

To treat atherosclerosis you should use an oil or alcohol emulsion of Callisia fragrans. Mix an alcohol infusion of Callisia fragrans (70% alcohol) with unrefined sunflower oil or olive oil; the proportion should be one tea spoonful of tincture to one table spoonful of oil. Beat the mixture well and drink at once. Take 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals. Do not eat anything for at least 2 hours before that. Drink the emulsion for ten days, make a five-day break and continue again for 10 days. If during the procedure you feel dizzy and sick, stop the treatment and consult a doctor.

Take two parts of hawthorn blossoms, two parts of yarrow (Achillea millefolium), one part of lesser periwinkle leaves (Vinca minor), one part of white mistletoe (Viscum album), and one part of Callisia fragrans leaves. Pour two cups of boiling water over one table spoonful of the mixture and leave for 3 hours. Take 2 table spoonfuls of the infusion 3 times a day half an hour before meals. The treatment lasts for two months. If necessary, repeat the treatment after one-month break.

Mix 3 parts of white mistletoe, 2 parts of hawthorn blossoms, 2 parts of Callisia fragrans shoots, and one part of cumin seeds. Pour two cups of boiling water over two table spoonfuls of the mixture and leave for 4 hours. Take 3 table spoonfuls twice a day 20 minutes before meals. The treatment lasts for 21 days.

Mix 4 parts of hawthorn blossoms, 3 part of white mistletoe, 2 parts of Callisia fragrans leaves, 1 part of cumin seeds, and 1 part of lesser periwinkle leaves. Pour two cups of boiling water over one table spoonful of the mixture and leave for3 hours. Drink a quarter of a cup of the infusion twice a day 40 minutes before meals for10 days.

Callisia fragrans oil emulsion

Use alcohol infusion of Callisia fragrans with 70% alcohol.

Pour 40 ml of natural linseed and 30 ml of alcohol infusion from aromatic Callisia fragrans into a small jar. Mind the exact dosage of the components in the remedy. It is important to measure the components with a measuring cylinder. A mistake in measuring can lead to unpleasant consequences. Close the jar tightly and shake vigorously for 7 minutes, then drink the mixture at once as the emulsion can break. Take the cure 3 times a day. The procedure lasts from 30 to 50 days with five-day breaks every ten days.  You should not eat anything for 2 hours before taking the emulsion. Drink it 20 minutes before meals. Never eat or drink anything with the emulsion. The oil emulsion should be taken at equal intervals of time for 10 days, then make a five-day break and continue. After the third ten-day procedure make a ten-day break. This will be the end of the first cycle. The second and the third cycles will hopefully lead to your full recovery. Practice shows that treatment with oil emulsion stops the growth of not very big tumours after a month and a half or two months. More serious cases need a longer period of treatment, from 6 to 7 months. Oil emulsion is not recommendable for patients with cancer of the fourth stage.

WARTS

Warts are dead cells from the upper layer of the skin and are caused by a virus disease of epidermis. They can appear at any place but the most frequent places where they appear are on the hands, arms and the face. A very effective remedy for warts is the fresh Callisia fragrans juice and the ointment from the plant on the basis of lanolin cream. In the morning and in the evening put freshly squeezed Callisia fragrans juice on the warts.  To prepare the juice use freshly picked big Callisia fragrans leaves, crush them in a glass or china bowl and filter the juice through gauze. You can use the remaining plant raw material to prepare a decoction, an infusion or an alcohol infusion. Put the Callisia fragrans ointment with lanolin cream or vaseline on the warts once a day, preferably before going to bed.

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA

In traditional medicine the alcohol infusion of Callisia fragrans is used as a remedy to dilute the bronchial mucus, to reduce hyper secretion and the swelling of bronchial membrane of asthmatic people. However, you should have in mind the fact that Callisia fragrans preparations are absolutely contraindicated for asthmatic children. Asthmatic adults should also consult a doctor before they start a treatment with   Callisia fragrans to see if they have an allergic reaction to the plant.

Asthma usually starts with a spasmodic cough and shortage of breath. Small quantities of mucus looking like glass are expectorated with the cough. The attack can be preceded by a watery nasal secretion, sneezing and cough. Difficult exhalation and very loud wheezing are characteristic of the attack of asthma. The chest becomes larger with maximum inhalation. The attack ends with sticky phlegm. Heavy long attacks can turn into an asthmatic status which is one of the most serious variants of the development of the disease. If you have an asthmatic status, bronchi do not react to bronchodilating preparations. This condition can occur if you overdose sympathomimetic preparations, if there is an infection of the airways, if the meteorological situation is unfavourable or if you stop a treatment with corticosteroids too quickly. You cannot cough out secretions; you have pains in the shoulders, the chest and the abdominal press. Rapid breathing leads to loss of moisture with the air exhaled, and as a result, the bronchial mucus thickens and becomes sticky, clogging the clearance of the bronchi. The condition of the patient becomes worse, there is wheezing, the chest bulges, the pulse quickens and the blood pressure increases. In the last stage of the illness shortness of breath and cyanosis increase, intoxication is replaced by a loss of consciousness, convulsions are possible and the blood pressure goes down.

Asthma is a cyclic illness: the acute phase is replaced by a remission phase.

The bronchial asthma can be complicated by pulmonary emphysema, sometimes there can be infectious bronchitis as well, and if the illness is long and grave, heart failure can occur.

Thanks to its unique properties Callisia fragrans can relieve the illness and it can even help full recovery.

If you have asthma, the first thing you should have by your bed is a flower pot with Callisia fragrans; the plant will considerably relieve the attacks and will reduce the probability of possible complications.

You can use alcohol infusions from the plant made with vodka, alcohol or wine.

Crash 45 nodules of Callisia fragrans in a ceramic or glass bowl and pour over 1.5 l of vodka. Leave for 10 days in a dark and warm place; shake the mixture every 3 days. Take one tea spoonful of the cure 40 minutes before meals 3 times a day for 10 days. Make a five-day break and repeat the procedure. You can take the preparation for six months if you follow that schedule.

Take 35 to 50 nodules and 2 or 3 leaves of the plant and crush them in a glass bowl; add 1 l of alcohol 70%. Leave for 9 days in a warm place and shake the mixture every day. Take half a tea spoonful of the tincture 3 times a day 40 minutes before meals for 10 days. Make a ten-day break and repeat the procedure.

Take 15 nodules and grind or smash them in a china pounder, pour over 250 ml of matured wine and add 250 g of buckwheat honey. Put the mixture in a glass or china bowl and keep in a dark place for 30 days. Take 1 tea spoonful from the cure 2-3 times a day 1 hour before meals for 28 days. Make a thirty-day break and repeat the procedure.

If you undergo a treatment with the abovementioned preparations, it is possible that in the beginning the symptoms of the disease may sharpen. This should not discourage and trouble you. Do not stop the treatment in any case and the unpleasant symptoms will disappear after some time. In the final stage of the treatment you will feel strong and cheerful, your body will be stronger, your sleep will improve and you will have very good appetite.

When you prepare the alcohol infusions, you should also put a few leaves of Callisia fragrans in the fridge and chew one or two of them every day.

Here are some other preparations from Callisia fragrans, which are also used to treat bronchial asthma.

Cut finely a leaf of Callisia fragrans 20 cm long, put it in an enamelled pot and pour over 3 cups of boiling water. Boil for 7 minutes on low fire. Leave the decoction to cool and filter.

Mix the juice of 7 lemons, the eggshells of 7 eggs which are cleaned and boiled in advance and smashed to powder; leave the mixture for 7 days, filter and add 2 cups of honey to it. Then add all to the Callisia fragrans decoction. Add 5 cloves of smashed garlic to the mixture and keep in a dark place for 1 week. Take once a day 4 tea spoonfuls of the mixture. Make a ten-minute pause between each spoonful. Take the cure after lunch. The procedure lasts for more than a month.

Prepare a decoction of aniseed, 15 to 20 g of seeds to 1l of water, and add 5 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink a small glass (30-50 ml) every hour if you have an asthmatic attack. This remedy dilutes the bronchial secretion and stops the cough. It is also used for other thoracic diseases in order to relieve the cough.

You can prepare tea from marsh ledum (Ledum palustre) and Callisia fragrans in a proportion 25g of each herb to 1 l of boiling water. Wrap the pot with the infusion with a cloth and leave it for 3 hours. Take half a cup 5-6 times a day. It relieves the racking cough and the shortage of breath but it can also cure them if you drink this tea for 2 weeks. You can also add nettle (15 г) to that tea. Prepare tea for one day and in the evening make tea for the next day.

Prepare a herb mixture from 100 g of Callisia fragrans, 40 g of great shrubby horsetail (Ephedra dystachya L), 200 g of camomile, 60 g of birch buds, and 200 g of marsh ledum. Cut the herbs finely and mix well. Take 2 table spoonfuls of the mixture and pour over 500 ml of boiling water. Cover the pot and wrap it in a cloth. Leave it for 5-6 hours. Filter the infusion and drink half a cup after warming it 3 times a day before meals.

The alcohol infusion of Callisia fragrans roots and burnet saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifrage) is a traditional remedy for thoracic diseases, especially when you have a strong cough. It is very effective. Take 20 drops of the preparation in a tea spoonful of water.

You can prepare a decoction from Callisia fragrans roots and burnet saxifrage – 30 g of each herb to 1 l of water. Boil for 5-7 minutes and leave for 20 minutes. Drink 4-5 table spoonfuls 3 times a day if you have asthma.

Prepare a herbal mixture of 1 part of pine buds, 1 part of plantain leaves (Plantago maior), 1 part of coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), 2 parts of Callisia fragrans leaves. Put 4 table spoonfuls of the mixture in a glass of cold water for 2 hours. Boil for 5 minutes and leave for 15 minutes. Filter and drink in three doses during the day.

Prepare a herbal mixture of 50 g of Callisia fragrans, 10 g of thyme (Thymus), 10 g of coltsfoot, 10 g of wild pansy (Viola tricolour), and 10 g of horse-heal roots (Inula helenium) and 10 g of anise fruits. Put 6 table spoonfuls of the mixture in 1 l of boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Leave the decoction to cool and filter. Add 4 table spoonfuls of fresh Callisia fragrans juice. Drink 1 glass in three doses during the day.

Prepare a herbal mixture from 2 parts of Callisia fragrans leaves, 3 parts of marsh ledum leaves, 2 parts of nettle leaves, and 2 parts of Callisia fragrans roots. Put 70 g of the mixture in a thermos and pour over 1 l of boiling water. Leave for the night. On the next day boil it on water bath for 25 minutes, filter and drink half a cup  5 times a day until your breathing is normalised, usually after 1-2 days; continue taking 1  table spoonful of the preparation.

To improve the bronchial patency prepare an infusion of 2 parts of Callisia fragrans leaves, 1 part of liquorice roots (Glycyrrhiza grabra), 1 part of wild pansy roots (Viola tricolour), and 4 parts of thyme shoots. Brew one table spoonful of the mixture in one cup of boiling water. Drink it during the day in 4 doses.

Prepare a herbal mixture from 2 parts of Callisia fragrans leaves , 1 part of mint leaves, 1 part of liquorice roots, 1 part of cumin seeds, 1 part of linden blossom, and 1 part of three-lobe beggarticks shoots (Bidens tripartita). Take 1 table spoonful of the mixture and pour over cool boiled water, boil on water bath for 30 minutes, leave for 30 minutes and filter. Drink 50-100 ml of the decoction 4 times during the day.

Prepare a herbal mixture of 1 part of Callisia fragrans leaves, 1 part of liquorice root, 1 part of three-lobe beggarticks shoots, 1 part of field horsetail (Equisetum arvense),  1 part of rosehip fruits, 1 part of yarrow blossoms (Achillea millefolium), 1 part of alder cones (Alnus), 1 part of dandelion (Taraxacum), and 1 part of burdock roots (Arctium). Pour over a cup of boiling water over 5 g of the mixture and boil on water bath for 15 minutes; leave for 45 minutes. Filter the ready decoction and drink 50 ml 3-4 times a day before meals.

For a complex treatment of bronchial asthma Vladimir Ogarkov from Siberia, who spent 20 years of his life to study Callisia fragrans and wrote a book about it, recommended together with the Callisia fragrans alcohol infusion, taken 3 times a day 1 hour before meals, to take calendula oil (Calendula officinalis), powder from treacle mustard (Erysimum diffusum), a mixture of lemon juice, eggshells, honey and garlic. He also recommended clay applications on the chest.

Prepare the calendula oil in the following way: fill a one-litre jar with dry calendula blossoms to the half, pour over vegetable oil heated to 40 degrees Centigrade (Celsius) and keep in a dark place for a month. Filter and drop 10 drops in the nostrils in the morning and in the evening; before going to bed drink one tea spoonful of the oil.  

Make into powder the dry herb treacle mustard and take a pinch of it 3 times a day with a decoction, prepared from one tea spoonful of white dead-nettle seeds (Lamium album) and 1 table spoonful of common mallow seeds (Malva sylvestris) and 600 ml of boiling water; boil for15 minutes, leave for 2 hours and drink 100 ml a day 30 minutes before meals or 1 hour after meals.

Make clay applications every other day. Spread the clay on your chest. It should not be thicker than 1 cm and about 30 cm long and wide. Cover with wax paper and cover yourself with a blanket. Do not use the same clay again.

BRONCHITIS

Bronchitis is a respiratory disease in which the mucus membrane in the lungs’ bronchial passages becomes inflamed. If you have acute bronchitis, you should stay in bed. Apart from the medicines prescribed by the doctor, you should take Callisia fragrans preparations as well. The treatment of acute bronchitis should be under medical supervision.

In the beginning of the disease you should take a warm decoction of Callisia fragrans: 1 tea spoonful 3 times a day 40 minutes before meals. Take it during the whole period of treatment of acute bronchitis. That will help cough out the sticky mucus if you have a dry cough.

Compresses from fresh Callisia fragrans leaves will help you, too. Cut the leaves finely, pour over boiling water and put them in gauze. Put the compress on your chest for 15-20 minutes.

If you have chronic bronchitis, use the following mixture to cough out mucus: mix 300 g of honey in half a glass of water, add finely cut Callisia fragrans leaf and boil on low fire for 1hour. Leave the mixture to cool, stir well and keep in a dark cool place. Take 1 table spoonful twice a day 40 minutes before meals.

For chronic bronchitis another mixture is suitable, too:  1 tea spoonful of aloe juice, 1 tea spoonful juice of Callisia fragrans, and 100 g of honey. Mix the ingredients and keep the mixture in a dark and cool place. Take 1 tea spoonful juice of this mixture in a cup of hot skimmed milk and drink twice a day 1 hour before meals. If you have chronic bronchitis, it is recommendable to massage your chest with an ointment made from lard and Callisia fragrans juice.

STONES IN THE KIDNEYS

Stones in the kidneys are formed when you have a disorder in the metabolism or they can be due to a change in the chemical composition of blood. Deposited salts crystallise and then form stones of different size. Traditional medicine offers various effective remedies to treat stones in the kidneys, however, before starting the procedures you should consult a doctor. Callisia fragrans preparations give good result in the treatment of stones in the kidneys.

Make a compress from gauze wetted in hot Callisia fragrans decoction and keep it for 20 minutes in the place where the kidneys are. Make the procedure once a day for 10 days. If you have sharp pains (kidney colic) take a warm bath with infusion of Callisia fragrans added. Stay in the tub for 15 minutes. Before you have the bath, drink 1 table spoonful of the Callisia fragrans decoction; after the bath lie in bed and put on your belly a mash of fresh Callisia fragrans leaves wrapped in gauze. If you have very sharp pains, take Callisia fragrans juice with honey (one tea spoonful of juice to 100 g of honey). Take one tea spoonful every 2-3 hours.

Prepare an infusion of cranberry leaves and mix with a little Callisia fragrans decoction if   you want to get rid of the stones in your kidneys. Take 1 table spoonfuls of cranberry leaves and pour over 2 cups of boiling water, leave for 2 hours, filter and add 3 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans decoction. Drink 2 table spoonfuls twice a day 1 hour before meals. Continue the procedure until you can throw out all your kidney stones. Every 10 days make a five-day break and continue again till you fully recover.

Mix 2 parts of bearberry leaves (Arctastophylos uva-ursi), 2 parts of Callisia fragrans leaves, 1 part of field horsetail (Equisetum arvense), 1 part of juniper blossoms (Juniperus), and 1 part of cranberry leaves. Take 1 table spoonful of this mixture and pour over 1 glass of cold water; boil for 3 minutes. Filter the decoction (1 cup) and drink 40 minutes before supper. Repeat the procedure for 10 days.

Mix 2 parts of Callisia fragrans leaves, 2 parts of nettle leaves, 1 part of yarrow (Achillea millefolium), 1 part of parsley roots, 1 part of rosehip fruits, and 1 part of tansy blossoms (Tanacetum vulgare). Take 1 table spoonful of the mixture and pour over a cup of boiling water; leave for 2 hours. Drink half a cup 3 times a day 40 minutes before meals when you have sharp pains.

VARICOSE VEINS

Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. The term commonly refers to the veins on the legs, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. If you lead a healthy life and drink remedies made from Callisia fragrans, you can avoid operation.

In order to increase stamina and reduce the discomfort in the varicose veins you should massage them twice a day with the following mixture: 1 table spoonful of camomile liquid extract and 1 tea spoonful of Callisia fragrans infusion.

If you have sharp pains put a compress on the varicose veins for 20 minutes made with 2 tea spoonfuls of calendula alcohol infusion (Calendula officinalis) and one tea spoonful of Callisia fragrans alcohol infusion. Dilute them in a glass of cold water. Dip gauze folded in four in that mixture and put the compress on the tender spot.

If you have pains in the legs, take a bath with willow bark decoction and Callisia fragrans leaves. Prepare the decoction  with 2 table spoonfuls of the willow bark torn in small pieces, pour over 2 cups of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes; then add a finely cut Callisia fragrans leaf and boil the mixture for 5 more minutes. Leave the decoction for 40 minutes, filter and pour it in the water of the tub. You should stay in the tub for 20 minutes. After the bath put elastic bandages on your legs.

For internal application if you have varicose veins, use Callisia fragrans alcohol infusion. Take one tea spoonful 3 times a day 1 hour before meals for 7 days. Make a seven-day break and repeat the procedure.

For prophylaxis of veins make a restorative massage with mint oil (3 drops) and Callisia fragrans oil (12 drops). Put some of this mixture on your palms and stroke your legs from down up. Make the massage 1-2 times a week.

GASTRITIS

Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Under the continuous influence of different factors functional disorders of the gastric activity occur and later they can turn into dystrophic changes and disturbances. Callisia fragrans is used to treat gastritis in combination with other herbs.

Prepare a mixture of 40 g of plantain (Plantago maior), 40 g of St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), 20 g of red cilantro (Centaurium erythraea), 40 g of marsh cudweed (Filaginella uliginosa), 10 g of calamus roots (Acorus calamus), 10 g of mint, 20 g of knotgrass (Poligonum aviculare), 15 g of yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and 6 g of cumin (Cuminum cyminum). Take 40 g of that mixture and pour over 1 l of boiling water. Leave for the night in a closed pot. Filter the infusion and add 5 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink a glass of the infusion in the morning on empty stomach and divide the remaining quantity into 4 doses, which you should drink 1 hour after each meal.

Twice a day drop 7 drops of alcohol infusion on a lump of sugar or 5 drops in a tea spoonful of water. Prepare it from 1 part of hop cones (Humulus) and 2 parts of Callisia fragrans leaves with 4 parts of pure alcohol. Take it before lunch and before going to bed.

If you have gastritis with lower acidity you should make the following mixture: 2 g of cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), 2 g of St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), 2 g of gentian (Gentiana), 2 g of yarrow (Achillea millefolium), 3 g of common chicory (Cichorium intybus), and  4 g of common fumitory (Fumaria officinalis). Pour 1 l of cold water over the mixture and leave for the night. In the morning boil for 5-7 minutes. Filter the decoction and add 6 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink the prepared quantity during the day in 5 doses: in the morning on empty stomach drink 1 glass, and after that drink the remaining decoction 4 times.

If you have gastritis with higher acidity, the following mixture will be suitable for you: 40 g of heather (Calluna vulgaris), 30 g of red cilantro (Centaurium erythraea), 40 g of St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), 20 g of mint, and 20 g of г alder buckthorn bark (Frangula alnus). Brew 2 table spoonfuls of the mixture in 500 ml of boiling water for 30 minutes, and then add 4 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink the mixture during the day.

If you have higher acidity of the gastric juice, accompanied by swelling of the abdomen, strong acids and constipation, the following mixture will help you: 10 g of heather roots (Calluna vulgaris), 10 g of calamus roots (Acorus calamus), 10 g of valerian, 10 g of St John’s wort shoots (Hypericum perforatum), 10 g of marsh cudweed (Filaginella uliginosa), 10 g of tansy blossoms (Tanacetum vulgare) and 10 g of orange peel.  Pour 1 l of wine over the mixture and keep on a sunny windowsill for 21 days. Filter and add 5 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. In the morning on empty stomach take 2 table spoonfuls and 2 table spoonfuls in the evening before going to bed.

HEADACHE AND DIZZINESS

The reasons for headache and dizziness can be fatigue and stress or different diseases. If you have those symptoms regularly, you should consult a doctor. If you feel unwell after you are tired from physical work and stress, traditional medicine supplies various herb prepeparations, Callisia fragrans included.

Essential oils mixed with a Callisia fragrans tincture or Callisia fragrans oil relieve headache and remove stress. In order to remove pains, use Callisia fragrans oil mixed with lavender oil or marjoram oil (Origanum marjorana) and rub your temples with it. Take baths with lavender oil. Add a Callisia fragrans decoction to the aromatised water. Stay in the tub for 10 minutes.

Drink herb teas with Callisia fragrans juice. Take 1 part of mint, 1 part of thyme and 1 part of common cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium). Take 1 table spoonful of the mixture and pour over 500 ml of boiling water. Wrap the pot in a cloth and leave for 30 minutes. Filter and add 4 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink half or full cup of the mixture if you have headache.

Prepare thyme tea. Take 1 table spoonful of the herb and brew it in 500 ml of boiling water. Keep in a warm place for 30 minutes, filter and add 5 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink one cup 2-3 times a day if you have headache.

Pregnant women should not drink thyme tea.

Brew black or green tea, add a pinch of mint and 5 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. After you drink one cup of that tea, your headache will be gone after 15-20 minutes.

GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. Constant or periodic increased pressure of the eye is observed and the eyesight becomes worse.

You can use a compress made from water extract of herbs. Take 100 g of dry nettle and mix it with half a tea spoonful of lily-of-the valley dry flowers and one tea spoonful of dry and crushed Callisia fragrans leaves. Pour 3 table spoonfuls of water over the mixture and leave in a dark place for 8 hours. Put the wet goop on your eyelids once a day for 5-7 minutes.

Drink Callisia fragrans infusion made from 1 leaf of Callisia fragrans cut finely in 1 l of boiling water. Wrap the pot in a cloth and leave for 24 hours. Keep the infusion in a dark place in a normal (room) temperature (about 22 degrees Celsius.  Drink 1 table spoonful 4 times a day 30-40 minutes before meals for 21 days. Make a 90-day break and repeat the procedure.

If you have glaucoma, you should drop into your eyes 2 drops of fresh Callisia fragrans juice once a day for 10 days. Make a 21-day break and repeat the procedure but this time drop 1 drop of Callisia fragrans juice once a day for 10 days. Be very careful if you begin this treatment as you might have a strong allergic reaction.

FLU

This virus illness begins with high temperature, headache, pains in the muscles, dry cough and pain in the throat. In order to relieve the unpleasant sensations you can use a decoction and an infusion of Callisia fragrans, which can lower your temperature and relieve your pains.

When you feel the first symptoms of the flu, gargle with half a glass of water with 3 drops of Callisia fragrans oil. Callisia fragrans oil helps lower the high temperature and relieves the pains in the muscles.

Drop 2 drops of Callisia fragrans oil in 1 table spoonful of jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis) and put some of this mixture behind your ears, on your forehead, the nose and the chest. Repeat the procedure 3-4 times a day.

To treat the flu you can use a mixture of infusions of echinacea (Echinacea species) and Callisia fragrans (2:1); take 1 table spoonful 3 times a day 40 minutes before meals.

If you have snuffles, drop 2 drops of fresh aloe juice into each nostril and then put Callisia fragrans oil on your nose and massage for 3-5 minutes.

Prepare tea from 2  tea spoonfuls of linden blossom, one tea spoonful of thyme and half a tea spoonful  of St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) and melissa (Melissa officinalis) each. Boil the herbs in 2 – 2.5 glasses of water for 5 minutes on low fire and then filter and add half a tea spoonful of Callisia fragrans alcohol infusion. Drink quarter of a cup of warm tea every 3 – 4 hours if you have high temperature.

Prepare tea of 1 table spoonful of linden blossom, one tea spoonful of elder blossom (Sambucus nigra) and one-eighth of Callisia fragrans leaf. Boill the herbs in 2-3 glasses of water for 5-7 minutes on low fire. Drink half a cup of the tea 2-3 times a day if you have fever.

FUNGAL SKIN DISEASES

Epidermophyton and mucosis are the most widely spread fungal skin diseases. In traditional medicine there are a lot of remedies that you can use to treat fungus. Callisia fragrans has anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties so it can be used externally for different fungal diseases.

If you have epidermophyton, before going to bed, put your feet in a basin filled with warm water and add  2 drops of calendula oil and Callisia fragrans oil. You can also put a compress on the infected place made from gauze impregnated with Callisia fragrans decoction.  

Other fungal diseases are treated with a tincture of Callisia fragrans, diluted in water (1:3). Put it twice a day on the infected places.

A mixture of alcohol infusions of calendula, thyme and Callisia fragrans helps treat a lot of fungal diseases. Drop 2 drops of calendula tincture, 2 drops of thyme tincture and 3 drops of Callisia fragrans tincture into 3-4 table spoonfuls of water. Spread the solution on the infected places 2 times a day.

In order to relieve itching, which is typical for almost all fungal  diseases, use a mixture of 100 g of honey and 1 table spoonful of Callisia fragrans infusion. Put some on gauze and apply on the itching place.

DERMATITIS

Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a group of diseases that results in inflammation of the skin. These diseases are characterized by itchiness, red skin, and a rash. In cases of short duration there may be small blisters, which can burst and blood comes out of them, while in long term cases the skin may become thickened. The area of skin involved can vary from small to the entire body. Dermatitis appears when an allergen or another irritating substance gets on the skin and inflames it. You should consult a doctor if you have dermatitis but you can also relieve your condition by using remedies from the traditional medicine. Some of them are Callisia fragrans preparations. Put gauze impregnated with Callisia fragrans decoction for 10 minutes and it will relieve itching.

When you see the first signs of dermatitis, drop 1 drop of lavender oil, 1 drop of geranium oil and 1 drop of Callisia fragrans oil in 2 glasses of water to prevent itching. The surface layer is from the oils; with gauze gather it and put it on the inflamed skin. You can make a compress with gaze impregnated with a mixture of calendula and Callisia fragrans infusions.

If you have chronic dermatitis, you should have treatment with Callisia fragrans alcohol infusion. Take one tea spoonful 3 times a day 1 hour before meals for 21 days.

DIABETES

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If the pancreas does not produce enough of the hormone insulin, or the pancreas does not function properly, that will cause diabetes.

The treatment of diabetes is directed to maintaining the blood sugar level in normal limits and should be conducted only under a doctor’s supervision who is an expert in diabetes.

After you consult a doctor, you can relieve your condition with Callisia fragrans preparations. The plant contains chromium, which increases the effect of insulin.

During the first procedures with Callisia fragrans preparations there is a considerable improvement in the condition of all patients: they become more self-confident, their efficiency is better, their thirst and dryness in the mouth disappear or decrease considerably.

For the treatment of diabetes you can use an infusion of 1 Callisia fragrans leaf, finely cut; pour over 1 l of boiling water. Leave for 24 hours in a warm place. Take 1 table spoonful 3-4 times a day 40 minutes before meals for 28 days. Make a seven-day break and repeat the procedure.

You can add a decoction of red clover (Trifolium pratense) to the Callisia fragrans infusion: boil 1 tea spoonful of the dry herb in a cup of water for 10 minutes, leave for half an hour and filter.

A mixture of plantain (Plantago maior) and Callisia fragrans infusions help for diabetes. Dry 1 Callisia fragrans leaf and 2 leaves of plantain, crush them and pour over 2 cups of boiling water. Leave for 30 minutes. Filter the infusion and drink 1 table spoonful 3 times a day 1 hour before meals.

Baths with a few drops of Callisia fragrans oil are very good, too.

It is proved that vitamins А, В, С and Е as well as flavonoids help the body fight diabetes. As we know, Callisia fragrans is rich in flavonoids. If you take Callisia fragrans preparations, that will reduce your doses of insulin.

Cut finely a leaf 20 cm long and mash. Pour over   3 cups of boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes in an enamelled pot on low fire. Put it in a warm place for 5-6 hours. Filter and add 1 table spoonful of honey. Take 50-70 ml of the decoction 3-4 times a day 40 minutes before meals. Keep in a glass jar in the fridge.

People with diabetes often have itching and their eyesight becomes faulty. In such cases the following preparations are recommended:

In a thermos put 2 table spoonfuls of speedwell (Veronica) and pour over 2 cups of boiling water. Leave for the night. Filter the infusion in the morning and add 6 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Take 100 ml from the preparation 4 times a day at equal intervals.

Grind germinated grains of wheat, rye and corn in a coffee grinder. Put the flour in a thermos and pour over boiling water until the flour mixture is covered completely. Leave for 2 hours and add 2-4 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. The taste of the mixture is not pleasant but it has a very strong healing effect. You can take it 3 times a day for 2 weeks with fruits which are recommended: berries, cherries, pears, kiwi, apples, oranges, peaches and apricots.

Put in a thermos 2 table spoonfuls of finely cut roots of conch-grass (Agropyrum repens) and Callisia fragrans each and pour over 2 cups of boiling water. Leave for the night. Filter and divide into 4 doses. Drink during the day 1 hour before meals.

In order to improve the function of the pancreas you should combine Callisia fragrans preparations with a decoction from willow. Take a young branch of willow, cut it finely and boil in 5 cups of water for 5 minutes on low fire. Drink half a cup of the warm decoction 3-4 times a day.

Mix equal quantities of linseed, bean pods, finely cut blueberry leaves and oat straw. Take 3 table spoonfuls of the mixture and pour over 3 glasses of water; boil for 10 minutes. Leave for 20 minutes, filter and add 5 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink all the quantity during the day; take 50 ml each time.

Take 1 table spoonful of dry crushed bark of aspen (Populus tremula) and boil in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes. Leave in a warm place for 2-3 hours in a wrapped pot. Filter the decoction and add 7 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Take 25-50 ml 3 times a day before meals. The procedure lasts for three or more months. This remedy is especially good in the early stage of diabetes. 

To the infusion from blueberry dry leaves (1 table spoonful of the herb to 1 cup of boiling water) add 6 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink 1 cup in small gulps. You should drink 3 cups. This preparation is suitable for the early stage of diabetes.

It is very important to know that you should keep a strict diet if you have diabetes: a reduced content of carbohydrates and normal quantity of proteins.  75% of the proteins should be of animal origin and 25% from vegetables. You should exclude grapes, raisins and sweet carbonated drinks such as Pepsi-cola. You should drink juices made from pumpkin, cucumbers, pomegranate, plums, and a decoction from beans pods. It will be very good for you to eat 2-3 boiled eggs in the evening. Prepare them the previous evening: peel them and put them in apple vinegar for 24 hours. For breakfast eat a mixture of 1 table spoonful of buckwheat flour with one cup of yoghurt. Prepare the mixture in the evening and leave it for the night. If you follow this diet, you will feel considerably better: more self-confident, with better efficiency, your thirst and dryness in the mouth will disappear or decrease considerably. The blood sugar level will stabilise at values near the normal ones and that will enable you to reduce the insulin doses. This recipe will help you cure other diseases as well as it excretes the waste from the body. You can also excrete small stones and grains of sand from the kidneys and the bladder. As a result of the complex cleansing of the body your health condition will be greatly improved. You will be more active and your eyesight will improve, too. This is the most harmless recipe and can you apply it as a prophylactic remedy all your life.

DIARRHEA

If you have diarrhoea, a decoction of Callisia fragrans leaves and common lady’s mantle shoots (Alchemilla vulgaris) in wine will help.  Prepare the decoction from 30 g of Callisia fragrans and 30 g of common lady’s mantle. Boil them in 1 l of wine. Drink 3-5 wine glasses per day.

Persistent and long diarrhoea can be stopped with a wine decoction of equal quantities of Callisia fragrans, common lady’s mantle, mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) and marshmallow roots. The herbal mixture is 30 g to 1 l of wine. Drink  half a cup of the hot decoction on empty stomach and divide the remaining quantity into  4 doses; drink a warm dose 1 hour after meals.

If you have persistent diarrhoea, you can use the following herbal mixture boiled in half a litre of wine: 5 g of mugwort, 5 g of Callisia fragrans, 5 g of field horsetail (Equisetum arvense), 5 g of garden angelica roots (Angelica archangelica), 5 g of St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), 5 g of cornflower (Centaurea Montana), 2 g of mint and 2 g of valerian roots. Do not boil mint and valerian, add them after you remove the pot from the fire. Leave for half an hour. Drink 2-4 table spoonfuls of the wine decoction in a cup of boiling water. Drink three cups per day.

Long diarrhoea is treated with tea from St John’s wort, Callisia fragrans and yarrow (Achillea millefolium) in equal quantities. The proportion is 1 table spoonful of the mixture to 1 cup of boiling water. Drink the tea hot on empty stomach.

Crush to powder lesser butterfly-orchid (Platanthera bifolia). Take 1 table spoonful of the powder and put it in 2 table spoonfuls of cold boiled water, then pour over two-thirds of a cup of boiling water. Add 3 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice and put the mixture in a closed bottle or a jar and shake it until you get a homogenous thick colourless slimy mass. Drink it in the morning on empty stomach.

Diarrhoea can be stopped by an infusion of lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis). Take 40 g of the herb for 1 l of water and mix it with 5 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice.

Another effective infusion is from a herbal mixture of 40 g of lungwort, 1 table spoonful of linseed, 1 table spoonful of commfry roots (Symphytum officinale) and 100 g of rosehip fruits for 1 l of water. Filter the infusion and add 7 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink 1 cup in the morning on empty stomach, and divide the remaining quantity into 4 doses and take them during the day.

GALLSTONE DISEASE (CHOLELITHIASIS)

Roughly 90% of cases of cholecystitis are caused by gallstones blocking the flow of bile in the biliary tree leading to inflammation of the gallbladder (acute calculous cholecystitis). Blockage of bile flow leads to thickening of bile and bile stasis which lead to an enlarged, red, and tense gallbladder.

Acute calculous cholecystitis is treated only under the doctor’s supervision. If you have chronic holecystitis, traditional medicine uses different medicinal plants, among which Callisia fragrans and dandelion are the most effective.

For the normal secretion of bile you can use an infusion from dandelion roots and Callisia fragrans leaves. Take 2 tea spoonfuls of the finely cut roots and leaves and pour over 2 cups of boiling water; leave for 3 hours. Take one tea spoonful of the infusion 4 times a day 30 minutes before meals if you have sharp pains.

You can use Callisia fragrans oil made with olive oil. Another remedy for the gallstone disease is half a glass of juice from black radish and one tea spoonful of Callisia fragrans juice. Take 4 table spoonfuls once a day for3 months.

Take a full table spoonful of dry birch leaves and pour over a cup of boiling water. Boil for20 minutes. Wrap the pot and leave it in a warm place for 1 hour. Filter the decoction and add 5 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. In the morning and in the evening drink 1 cup of the remedy half an hour before meals. You should take it for a long time so that there is a positive effect.

It is very good to drink half or a full glass of sauerkraut juice mixed with 2 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Take it 3 times a day before meals for 45 or 60 days.

Grind in a coffee grinder 1 cup of linseed and mix it with 3 cups of raw (unpasteurised) milk and boil until 1 cup of the liquid is left. Add 4 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Filter while hot and drink on empty stomach 1 cup for 5 days. Make a ten-day break and repeat the procedure. During the treatment do not eat spicy foods. You may feel pain in the area of the liver but it will pass soon, so be patient.

Half an hour before meals take equal parts of olive oil and Callisia fragrans juice. Begin with half a tea spoonful and gradually increase the dose to half a tea cup. The treatment usually continues for 2-3 weeks. This remedy helps excrete stones from the gallbladder and saves you from operation.

Prepare a herbal mixture from 10 g of field horsetail (Equisetum arvense), 10 g of kidney tea (this is a recipe for tea made by the Bulgarian professor Lambrev. It is a mixture of dry cut leaves of white birch 19%, bearberry (Arctastophylos uva-ursi) 19%, mallow (Malva sylvestris) 7% and field horsetail shoots 10%, crumbled blossoms and leaves of hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) 10%, cut roots of restharrow (Radix ononidis) 7%, valerian 7%, elecampane (Inula helenium) 6%, Alpine dock (Rumex alpinus) 3%, whole linseed 6%, crumbled blossoms and leaves of goldenrod (Solidago virga aurea) 3% and yarrow (Achillea millefolium) 3%), 10 g of knotgrass (Poligonum aviculare), and 10 g of nettle. Pour 500 ml of boiling water over 2 table spoonfuls of the mixture. Wrap the pot and leave in a warm place for about 5-6 hours. Filter and add 3 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Take half a warm cup of the infusion 3 times a day before meals.

Mix 1 part of knotgrass, 1 part of corn straw, 1 part of bean pods, 1 part of herniary (Herniaria grabra), and 1 part of mullein (Verbascum densiflorum). Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 table spoonful of the mixture. Wrap the pot and leave in a warm place for 1 hour. Filter and add 6 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink all the quantity during the day.

Prepare a herbal mixture from 1 part of Callisia fragrans leaves, 2 parts of immortelle (Helichrysum arenarium), 1 part of common fumitory (Menyanthes trifoliate), and 1 part of camomile blossom.  Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 table spoonful of the mixture and boil on water bath for 10-15 minutes. Leave for 30-40 minutes and filter. Take 1 table spoonful of the decoction 4 times a day 20 minutes before meals.

Prepare a herbal mixture from 1 part of Callisia fragrans leaves, 1 part of tansy blossoms (Tanacetum vulgare), 1 part of dandelion roots, and 1 part of cumin seeds. Pour a cup of boiling water over 1 table spoonful of the mixture, boil on water bath for 30 minutes, leave for 15 minutes and filter. Take 1 table spoonful of the decoction 20 minutes before meals.

Mix one tea spoonful of immortelle blossom, one tea spoonful of mint leaves, and half a leaf of Callisia fragrans. Pour 2.5 cups of boiling water over the herbs and leave for 1 hour. Filter the infusion and drink a quarter of a cup 3 times a day 40 minutes before meals if you have an inflammation of the gallbladder. The procedure lasts for 10 days.

Mix 2 tea spoonfuls of yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and one tea spoonful of thyme blossom. Pour over 1.5 cups of boiling water and brew for 20 – 30 minutes. Filter and add one tea spoonful of Callisia fragrans juice. Drink a quarter of a cup once a day, better in the evening, half an hour before meals if you have a gallstone disease.

GUM DISEASES

There is gum bleeding with many diseases of the mouth and it is caused by the deficit of flavonoids in the body. Callisia fragrans is rich in these substances and if you take Callisia fragrans preparations, that will help cure these diseases.

For prophylaxis of gingivitis and other diseases after you brush your teeth in the morning, you should rinse your mouth with a decoction of Callisia fragrans or massage your gums with oil extract of the plant.

If your gums are bleeding, you should rinse your mouth with camomile and Callisia fragrans infusion twice a day for 7 days. You need one tea spoonful of camomile and 1 finely cut leaf of Callisia fragrans to make the infusion. Pour over 2 cups of boiling water and leave in a pot with a lid. Then filter the infusion.

If you have abscesses on your gums, rinse them with a decoction of Callisia fragrans with salt twice a day: half a tea spoonful of salt for a cup of decoction.

Put a few leaves of Callisia fragrans in the fridge and start chewing one or two leaves on the following day. Do that for 9 days every day. It is an excellent remedy for bleeding gums.

In order to strengthen your gums and remove inflammation and bleeding, use different herb decoctions and infusions and add Callisia fragrans juice or leaves.

Prepare a decoction from sage (Salvia officinalis), 5 g of the herb for 1 glass of water, and oak bark, 5 g for 1 glass of water. Filter and mix; add 3 table spoonfuls of Callisia fragrans juice.

Mix 1 table spoonful of calendula blossom (Calendula officinalis) and 1 table spoonful of leaves of Callisia fragrans. Pour over 1 cup of boiling water. Leave to brew for 20 minutes, filter and rinse your mouth with it.

Mix 2 table spoonfuls of finely cut oak bark with 1 table spoonful of cut Callisia fragrans leaf. Pour over 1 cup of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes. Leave the decoction for 1 hour and filter. Rinse you mouth with it.

Cut finely 2 middle-size aloe leaves and 1 Callisia fragrans leaf. Pour over 1 cup of boiling water. Leave for 30 minutes, filter and rinse your mouth with this infusion.

Mix 1 table spoonful of blueberry fruits and 1 table spoonful of finely cut Callisia fragrans leaves. Pour over 1 cup of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes.

Mix equal quantities of water and Callisia fragrans juice. Add 3 g of dry propolis made into powder. Rinse your mouth with this mixture. The inflammation will be gone soon.

 

More about Callisia fragrans – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2918872/

 

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