You won't grow old with Vitex
I still do not understand why this shrub is called a tree. In Azerbaijan, where I worked in the distant years and first became acquainted with this plant, it was almost a ball up to eight meters in diameter and, as it were, without a stem. It is almost the same on my site.
Where did the Azerbaijanis come from? It turns out that even before the revolution one of the relatives brought a small seedling from India, where the leaves and seeds of this plant are used in each family daily as a seasoning. Perhaps because they have so many children, and men and women are very sexy.
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Have you noticed in the films which Indians are lean? And for this we must thank this plant, which is called the Abraham tree, or the sacred Vitex. It flexibly acts on all endocrine glands, including the pancreas, spleen, protects the liver, regulates body hormones, preventing the aging of the body, which is why it is written in Indian literature that old people feel like men there, as in young years .
But Vitex helps not only the elderly. It perfectly affects the hormonal system of women, preventing bleeding, healing the ovaries, preparing them for childbirth. A variety of coumarins (very insignificant) was found in Vitex, which work well in the treatment of female diseases, including uterine cancer. There is even an opinion that the Abraham tree stimulates the development of children, helping to get rid of various defects.
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Yes, Vitex is both a relic and an exotic. I noticed that relics are not affected by either diseases or pests. I call such plants "crops for the lazy." They do not require any maintenance. Fragrant leaves are similar to eleutherococcus and ginseng, flowers collected in lilac brushes grow vertically upward, like laurel cherries. The aroma from the whole plant is strong and spicy. The roots are very powerful, due to which the plant is drought tolerant, undemanding neither to soil nor to light, although in sunny places it gives a higher yield of seeds.
Vitex propagates easily by summer and winter cuttings, seeds that do not require stratification. But there is one drawback: they are very small and quickly lose their germination. Vitex frost resistance is not exactly established, but in the middle lane it hibernates without damage. Although this deciduous shrub, but in places where the temperature is constantly kept above 16 degrees Celsius, it remains evergreen. Therefore, it is recommended also as an indoor culture, and it is very useful - seasoning (and what!) Is at hand, beauty, plus Vitex, healing the air, emits powerful positive energy. And things made of his wood protect a person from the intervention of dark forces, give him vivacity and confidence in business.
For treatment, leaves and shredded fruits are used. Seeds are more powerful in composition. They make oil from them, similar in effect to sea buckthorn. Tinctures are especially needed for men. For example, 40-50 g of leaves or the same amount of seeds (crushed) per half liter of vodka. Insist 2-3 weeks. Take in the evening 30 g of tincture.
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But you can make the same decoction, and so that he lost less valuable substances, leaves and seeds are mixed in equal weight. I have my own recipe from Azerbaijan: 1 tsp. chop the seeds, stir in half a glass of dry wine and drink twice a day. Truly you begin to feel like an Indian!
In general, I believe that Vitex should be in every family, in the garden, in the room. To someone who loves him, this plant will prolong life, make it more interesting.
- Mikhail Vasilievich K0noplyanov