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Knowing the useful properties of yucca can heal a number of diseases. This unique plant, which is an evergreen tree-shaped shrub. The leaves have sharp ends, at the top are slightly twisted. During flowering, a whisk appears from fairly large flowers of white or cream shade.
Useful properties of yucca and harm
In folk medicine, not only leaves and flowers are used, but also the roots of the plant. Due to many useful properties, yucca is widely used in industry, as well as in households for the production of cosmetic products and strong fiber.
The flower is rich in:
- vitamins A and C.
Due to this set of microelements, the flower is considered a therapeutic flower. In the medical field, it is used to combat inflammatory processes, such as arthritis and arthrosis. In addition, it helps to get rid of prostatitis, diabetes, diseases associated with the gastrointestinal tract. Helps with skin diseases and rashes, and also has good antiseptic properties.
It is not recommended to use the plant for people who have stones in the gallbladder.
The plant also has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, has a calming effect, lowers cholesterol in the blood.
The damage of yucca can cause the body if it is used in case of problems with the kidneys or gall bladder. Also, the use of a medicinal plant without recommendations of a doctor to pregnant women, children, and also during lactation is contraindicated.
Of the flowers of yucca extract a special extract that helps strengthen the immune system, and also prevents aging of the skin and eliminates wrinkles.
The plant also became widely spread in cooking. Flowers are used as a substitute for green beans. Add soups, omelets, vegetable and meat dishes to soups.
Basically, when applying the plant, no side effects occur. But, despite the benefits of yucca, it is capable of causing harm. If the leaf is swallowed in its pure form, diarrhea or other problems with the stomach or digestive system may occur.
To grow a flower is recommended in rooms where children are rare. This is due to the fact that, firstly, there are thorns on the leaves, which can be injured. And secondly, yucca is considered a flower with poor energy.
The roots of yucca
The root of this plant is considered a very good source of carbohydrates. It can be bitter and sweet. As for the taste, the most it can be compared with potatoes. For use, the yucca root is triturated into powder or flour, fried and boiled.
The benefit of using the underground part of yucca is as follows:
- It is a good antioxidant. Prevents oxidative processes occurring in the human body.
- Contains in its composition a sufficient amount of vitamin C, as well as manganese, which has a beneficial effect on health.
- Strengthens immunity by keeping the necessary antioxidants and vitamin C.
- Gives strength and brilliance by caring for the skin. The yucca root is used to make cosmetic products that help prevent aging processes. Has exfoliating, soothing and moisturizing effect.
- Helps to get rid of swelling, relieves pain with arthritis and arthrosis.
Before applying the plant, it is necessary to properly produce its preform. This will maximize the preservation of all useful properties. Collect the yucca leaves, carefully examining them for the presence of various injuries or diseases.
Yucca is used in the following areas:
For application in medical purposes, foliage sheets are often used. After collection, they must be dried. Do it better outdoors in the shade to keep out direct sunlight. In addition, you can use special devices. Keep yucca in cool, ventilated rooms. Blanks do not lose their useful properties for five years.
In everyday life, yucca is added to cotton to produce denim fabric, which makes it more wear-resistant. In addition, it is used for the manufacture of paper and even ropes, which is associated with its super strength.
Yucca does not cause allergies, but when eaten raw and in large quantities, rashes can occur.
In folk medicine, yucca has spread through its unique capabilities. The plant is used for various broths, as well as creams and ointments. You can prepare them yourself at home. Manufactured drugs help with diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, prostatitis, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, and many others.
In the field of cosmetology, yucca is widely used in mixtures that are used to rejuvenate the skin, moisturize the skin. From this plant, scrubs are also prepared, masks that prevent the appearance of wrinkles.
Dish from the roots of the plant
Since yucca is an edible flower, it is often added to various dishes. With proper use of the plant, the food turns out to be fragrant and very useful.
Finished yucca roots taste like ordinary potatoes.
To prepare a popular dish from yucca you need to take:
- two small roots;
- a small onion;
- a tablespoon of sunflower oil (refined).
The roots of yucca peeled.
Prepare the underground part in half in the longitudinal direction. The so-called lace, which is centered, needs to be cut out.
Yucca is divided into small squares, put in a saucepan, add salt, and then pour cold water. Cook over medium heat for about half an hour. At the end of time, the liquid is drained, it will no longer be needed.
In a frying pan, with a small amount of sunflower oil, fry the onions and sprinkle them on top with a cooked yucca.
That's all, the dish is ready. Everything is fast, simple, tasty, and most importantly - useful.
As you can see, yucca is a very common medicinal plant, which has a lot of useful properties. It is used to treat various diseases, and does not cause allergic reactions. However, remember that there are also some contraindications, so before starting to use it is still recommended to consult a doctor.