General information

Nut grass: description, properties and application

Walnut grass is called dried greens called fenugreek blue. This herb has a rich, spicy nutty flavor.

Nut grass - the national ingredient of the Dagestan cuisine. Greens are added to dishes such as puffed khinkal, miracle and flatbread. In addition, seasoning emphasizes the taste of meat dishes and vegetable stews.

The eternal dispute "two herbs"

Nut grass from Dagestan - seasoning, which is often used in the preparation of national Caucasian dishes. It is widely used in Dagestan, spice is added to various dishes. From the name of the product it is clear that the grass has a rich flavor of nuts.

Many researchers and botanists, visiting the Caucasus, including Dagestan, wonder about the origin of the grass. Market traders answer to the lively questions of tourists: “It’s just nut grass, no matter where it grows!”. But researchers do not think to surrender: they are interested in the question of which grass is nut - to feed round or fenugreek blue? Only one thing is clear, the peoples living in the territory of Dagestan call different herbs as nut greens, and not one and only.

But more often in everyday life people use fenugreek blue or Shambhala. Grass is harvested and dried in the shade. The sun's rays discolor the leaves, and the plant loses its taste properties. When rubbing grass nutty smell increases.

The counters of Dagestan markets are full of various spices and seasonings, therefore, having mastered them, you can safely experiment with the most mysterious spice of the Caucasus - nut grass.

Multinational seasoning

Fenugreek blue or Shambala is an annual, spicy, fragrant plant belonging to the legume family. In different countries, the medicinal herb is called differently. The deposit of the plant is India, where it is especially popular.

Germans called nut grass Fenugrek, which translated from German means "goat horn." It is easy to explain this name: the whole thing is in the appearance of the grass - curved stems and leaves resembling pods. In Russia, the grass has received the name fenugreek from the word "pastry", which means pasture for grazing.

Dried greens have a sharp, sweetish and slightly bitter taste, a strong specific odor. Use grass with caution.

Dried fenugreek gives the dishes a nutty flavor, goes well with meat and vegetables. If nuts must be present in the dish, they can easily be replaced with fenugreek.

In Russian cuisine, nut grass is not used, but it is popular in the former national republics: Armenia, Georgia, and Dagestan.

In Yemen, the main ingredient in the national dish is nut grass. Seasoning from Dagestan and India is used in the preparation of dishes from different countries and peoples.

Useful properties of fenugreek

The leaves of this plant are a source of iron, protein and vitamins C and A.

Because of the large amount of protein, fenugreek is popular among vegetarians. Residents of the Middle and Far East often use walnut grass because of their addiction to vegetarian food.

After harvesting, only the stems and leaves of the grass are dried. Dry greens are used to make Georgian seasonings called hop-suneli.

Nut grass - Caucasian ingredient

Often in Dagestan dishes an important ingredient is nut grass. Photos of the components of various dishes prove it. In Dagestan, puffy khinkal and pie-miracle are traditional, which have a distinctive taste due to the green fenugreek.

As mentioned above, fenugreek stems and leaves are most often used, but there are dishes for the preparation of which plant seeds are needed. Crushed seeds are served to the prepared dishes as a seasoning.

Dagestan khinkal with spice

Layered khinkal is a national dish in Dagestan. To make it you need the following ingredients:

  • 280 grams of flour,
  • 250 ml of warm water
  • 1 bag of yeast (small)
  • 10 grams of sugar
  • 15 grams of salt
  • some vegetable oil.

  • 1.5 kg of lamb,
  • 4-5 potatoes
  • 1 bow,
  • nut grass and salt.

The meat is thoroughly washed and then placed in a saucepan. It is not necessary to cook lamb, you can take chicken or beef. Water is added to the pot. After boiling it is necessary to reduce the heat and add salt to the broth.

Pour flour into a bowl, add sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and gradually mix all the ingredients. Leave the dough warm for half an hour.

Further, the dough is divided into 3 equal parts, each of which is then rolled. The test plate must be oiled and sprinkled with nut grass. A roll is formed from the plate, which is cut into small portions.

Potatoes are sent to meat broth. As required, foam is removed from the broth.

Each hinkal is boiled separately for half an hour in beef broth. The finished dish is served in a large plate.

Flakes with nut grass

Such products as yeast, flour, water, salt, vegetable oil and dried fenugreek are used as the main ingredients for the Darginsky flatbread.

First you need to knead the dough and leave it in a warm place for an hour and a half. Then the dough is rolled for a long time on a large board. As a result, it will become soft and supple. Dough sprinkle with nut grass and oil.

On a test basis, draw a circle in the center, similar to the sun, it can be done with a finger. Further, we create scraps from beams by a twisting method. Each board is placed around the sun. Pellets placed in preheated to 150 degrees oven for 40 minutes.

Thanks to the nut grass, the cakes are especially fragrant.

Recipe chanachov with fenugreek

Chanahi - meat flavored dish. With proper preparation, the finished dish looks appetizing and attractive. Preparing chanahs from the available products. In addition, dried green fenugreek adds unmatched flavor to the dish. Often, housewives have a question about how to replace the walnut grass, if there is none. It should be noted that this ingredient is unique and obligatory.

To make chanakhs, you must have the following products: half a kilo of meat, 5 pcs. potatoes, onions, 2 eggplants, 1 glass of tomato juice, black pepper, salt, 4 cloves of garlic, 4 tomatoes and walnut grass.

  1. Eggplant is cut into small cubes.
  2. The pieces are salted and left for half an hour.
  3. Then the eggplants are rinsed with water.
  4. Meat, tomatoes and potatoes are cut into cubes.
  5. Meat is laid out on the bottom of the pot, placed on top of potatoes, eggplant, onions, tomatoes. Layers need salt and pepper.
  6. Water is added to the pots to the top layer of products.
  7. Chanakhs are stewed in the oven at 180 degrees. 10 minutes before being ready, the dish is sprinkled with nut grass and finely chopped garlic.

Once cooked, you can sprinkle with herbs.

Medical herb use

Nut grass in many countries is considered healing. In the Caucasus, this plant is widely used for medicinal purposes, as it helps to get rid of many diseases, as well as strengthen the immune system.

Fenugreek, as well as syt help to relieve the symptoms of many women's diseases, plants reduce pain during the menstrual cycle. In addition, nut grass has a good effect on reproductive function, normalizing the cycle.

The plant restores and improves the metabolism, so in the republics of the North Caucasus it is used as a spice in national dishes. Nut grass strengthens the intestinal walls, helps the stomach to digest food faster.

Nut grass - what is it

Syt round (Cyperus rotundus) is a perennial herbaceous plant of the sedge family. It has a very well developed root system in the form of long horizontal tuberous thickenings. From tubers grow solitary, smooth, triangular straw-stalks up to 40 cm in height. At the end of the stems, bisexual buds bloom like an umbrella. The flowers are small and inconspicuous located on the rays of an umbrella, hiding in the axils of small rusty red scales. Umbrella rays can be of different lengths. At the base of each stem, several narrow long leaves grow from the root. Flowering plant in June - July. At the end of flowering forms one small fruit - a dark gray box, similar to a nut.

In the genus Syt there are many other varieties. It has about 600 species. Among the most famous species are papyrus syt (Cyperus papyrus), edible syt (Cyperus esculentus), bloated sedge (Carex physodes), sand sedge (Carex arenaria)

Syty papyrus grows in Egypt, Asia Minor and Sicily. For a long time papyrus paper was made of it, but today this use of stems of papyrus paper is no longer relevant. This large aquatic plant up to 3 meters in height and other types of raw materials are used for decorative weaving of mats and rugs.

The name syty edible, or ground almonds, or tiger nut, or chufa, speaks for itself. It is grown as a cultivated plant in many countries. Its tubers are rich in butter and sugar, the taste is very similar to almonds. Chufa in many countries is an excellent substitute for coffee, so you can call it a universal grass.

On a note! Swollen sedge is rich in proteins and proteins, so it is valued as an excellent forage plant for large livestock in the desert.

For sand sedge in the Netherlands found its application. It is sown on the dunes to retain sandy soil during strong winds.

Many of the herbal species of the Osokae family are grown as ornamental plants and they make out artificial reservoirs in the landscape. For example, vaginal cotton grass has very beautiful silky inflorescences that look like balls. This gives the plant an elegant look. Lake Schhenoplectus plays the role of a natural filter in artificial reservoirs.

Syt round is not a cultivated plant. Worldwide, it is called weed, which inhibits the crops of rice and cotton in the fields. Tsiperus grows well on sandy wet banks of rivers, marshes and wet meadows. Its range includes Europe, Asia, Australia and America.

Breeding

Root round root system has unique properties to take root in all directions. In temperate and tropical climates on wet sandy soils, it so quickly captures large areas, displacing other plants that it is considered a very aggressive plant.

A part of the root system of syti grows upwards, forming a tuber from which the aerial part grows. Another part of the roots grows in depth, providing the plant with nutrients, and another part grows horizontally, capturing new territories. The plant spends all its energy reserves for fast distribution, therefore its upper part looks very modest and forms little fruit-boxes with seeds.

Useful properties syti

Despite the reputation of the weed plant, syt round has found its place in cooking and traditional medicine. Ancient healers used it as an antiseptic in the fight against streptococci, treated bruises and wounds, disinfected it with tubers of drinking water, and also used it as an aromatic agent.

The chemical composition of Syt common:

  • essential oils, which make up only 0.5%, but are very well distinguishable in taste and smell,
  • terpenoids,
  • flavonoids,
  • fatty acids (glycerin, linoleic, linolenic and oleic acids),
  • seksviterpeny, in particular, rotundon, are responsible for the peppery note in the aroma and taste,
  • vitamin C,
  • wax.

Today, research is being conducted on the beneficial properties of round living:

  • Scientists have found that green syty has repellent properties.
  • It is effective to use the essential oil from syty in the fight against various bacterial and fungal strains, including pseudomonas, intestinal and hay sticks.
  • Aqueous extract of tubers syty helps with intestinal upset.
  • Alcohol extract relieves seizures.
  • Syt can be used with antiplatelet therapy.

Interesting! In folk medicine, weed syt round use for the treatment of female genital organs. Infusion of tubers syty used in inflammatory processes in the bladder and kidneys, to get rid of intestinal parasites and stimulate the intestinal tract.

A lot of use syt round found in cooking countries of the Caucasus region. Dry tubers of the plant are crushed and added as a seasoning to various national dishes, such as puffed quince, basturma or when baking bread.

Cooking Application

Diseases and pests

Dzhimdzhilim grass is very resistant to various fungal diseases and viruses. All problems in the growth and development of plants occur due to lack of lighting and moisture.

Signs of a sick plant can be:

  • If new stems do not grow, then syt does not receive enough coverage.
  • If the leaves have turned yellow and become sluggish, then this is a clear sign of lack of moisture.
  • If white spots appeared on the leaves, the plant is affected by a spider mite.

Aphid, whitefly, scutes, thrips or mealybugs can also feed the round. To combat them, you can use chemical preparations in strict dosage or make an aqueous solution of soap and rinse the leaves and stalks of the plant thoroughly. After 14 days, the procedure must be repeated.

Collecting and harvesting

For the manufacture of dry seasoning from round syti are used plant tubers. Time for the procurement of raw materials suitable for any. Tubers are dug, shaken off the soil, remove the aerial part and thoroughly washed in running water several times.

Harvesting nut grass

Next, the raw material unfolds under a canopy on a fabric or paper litter. The place should be well ventilated. It is best to collect the raw materials in the summer, when the air temperature is high, and it is possible to harvest walnut grass in the open air without much cost.

After a long drying, the tubers are folded into canvas bags and stored in a dry, dark place. Shelf life - no more than two years. As required, dry tubers are taken out and ground, then used for cooking or for medicinal purposes.

Spread

Given that the plant is quite thermophilic and is not afraid of direct sunlight, it is common in rice and cotton fields, in sandy terrain or on river banks.

Natural habitats - Kuban, the Caucasus, the Crimea, the Mediterranean, Central Asia, the center of Africa and the south of North America.

Composition and use

Nut grass has a unique chemical composition, which is characterized by the presence of:

  • essential oils
  • organic saturated and unsaturated acids,
  • phenols,
  • flavonoids,
  • phytohormones,
  • cyperol alcohol,
  • tannins
  • minerals (magnesium, selenium, zinc, manganese, iron).

The high content of essential oils allows you to fight with various strains of bacteria and fungi, destroying, for example, intestinal or pseudomonas bacilli. It is also known the positive effects of plants on gynecological women's problems. Through the regular use of walnut herbs for medicinal purposes, you can eliminate the pain during menstruation, as well as normalize the menstrual cycle.

The expectorant effect of the nut grass allows it to be used during the period of the disease of the lungs and bronchi, SARS, colds as a diluting component with a strong cough.

The high iron content has a beneficial effect on the body, helps in the treatment of anemia, improving the production and composition of blood. It is also effective to treat gastrointestinal problems, such as gastritis, ulcers, dysbacteriosis, mucositis, intestinal colic.

The high content of antioxidants allows you to affect the inhibition of aging processes and have a positive effect on the body in the form of prevention of the formation of cancerous tumors. The plant has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood, protecting the vascular walls, and affecting their elasticity. A high potassium content has a positive effect on heart function.

Also known diuretic and diaphoretic effects on the body, which allows to improve metabolic processes and promote weight loss. In Asian countries, nut grass is very popular among men as an aphrodisiac.

Preparation of raw materials

For medicinal purposes only the tubers of the plant are used, therefore it is necessary to properly harvest the raw materials for further effective use. The ideal period for harvesting tubers is early autumn or spring. When the tubers are dug, they are thoroughly washed and dried well with paper towels, then cut into small strips.

The prepared raw material is dried on a baking sheet in the oven or in the open air.

If you use an oven for drying, you must ensure that the temperature is no more than 50 degrees, and the drying process is carried out for 5 hours. Only in such conditions can we achieve a gradual drying of the raw materials and the preservation of all useful components.

If there is a special function of air circulation in the oven, then it must be turned on, or the oven must be ajar during the drying process. If the tubers are dried in the open air, it is necessary to take into account the humidity of the air - it should be minimal. Если не соблюдать данное правило, есть риск, что сырье заплесневеет и испортиться.

Чтобы быстро и эффективно высушить клубни, выкладывайте нарезанное сырье на газету или картон в один слой. Pick a place for drying as sunny and well-ventilated.

The finished medicinal raw materials are stored in glass or tin containers in a dark, dry room at room temperature. In this state, the drug can retain its beneficial properties for 1 year.

Medical recipes

Since walnut grass is often used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases, consider the popular prescriptions of medicines based on this plant that can be prepared at home.

General infusion

To prepare the medicine you need:

  • 1 tbsp. l dried raw nut grass,
  • a glass of boiling water (250 ml).

How to prepare the tool:

  1. Grind the tubers with a coffee grinder to a powdered state.
  2. During the grinding process, boil the liquid and immediately pour the ground grass tubers with it.
  3. Leave for one hour to infuse.
  4. After the specified time, strain the agent and pour into a glass container, store in the refrigerator for no more than 3 days.
  5. Take four tablespoons four times a day.

Such a medicine is effective for improving immunity and improving metabolism in the body, as well as a tonic and diuretic.

Broth for syringing and adding to baths

To prepare the tool, you need:

  • 1 tbsp. l dried raw nut grass,
  • 1 liter of boiling water.

How to prepare the tool:

  1. Crushed tubers of nut grass are poured with boiling liquid and sent to the stove.
  2. The drug is boiled for 15 minutes, removed from the heat.
  3. The resulting liquid is filtered and used for its intended purpose.

The tool can be used for douching, it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect.

Decoction for colds

For cooking means you must use:

  • 1 tbsp. l dried raw nut grass,
  • 500 ml of boiling water.

How to prepare the tool:

  1. Dried crushed raw material is poured with boiled liquid and sent to the fire for 10 minutes.
  2. The resulting broth is left to infuse for 60 minutes.
  3. After the set time, the broth is filtered and poured into a glass container for storage in the refrigerator.
  4. Use means twice a day on 100 ml irrespective of meal.

This decoction is effective for colds, viral diseases, influenza, feverish conditions.

Infusion for menstrual disorders

For the preparation of medicines required:

  • 3 tsp. dry raw nut grass,
  • 220 ml of boiling water.

How to prepare the tool:

  1. Dry crushed tubers are poured into a thermos and poured boiling water.
  2. In this state, the tool should be 1 hour.
  3. Next, the liquid is poured into a glass jar, filtered and sent to the refrigerator.
  4. Use the medicine three times a day, 75 ml.

This tool is used if a woman has a broken menstrual cycle or painful periods, and other gynecological problems are present.

Infusion in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

To prepare this tool you must use:

  • 1 tbsp. l fresh tubers of nut grass,
  • 500 ml of water.

How to cook:

  1. The crushed raw material is poured with a glass of boiling liquid and left for an hour to infuse.
  2. The finished product is filtered, it is replenished with another glass of warm boiled liquid.
  3. The drug is poured into a glass container and sent to the refrigerator for storage, no more than 3 days.
  4. The medicine is used three times a day, three tablespoons after meals.

This tool helps to cope with indigestion, colic, food poisoning, inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, gastritis and ulcers, can strengthen the intestinal walls, and also contributes to high-quality and fast digestion of food.

Healing oil

To prepare the tool, you need:

  • 50 ml dried nut grass tuber,
  • 50 ml of olive oil.

How to prepare the tool:

  1. Using a coffee grinder, grind dried tubers of nut grass to a powder.
  2. Mix olive oil and the resulting drug powder.
  3. Leave the medicine at room temperature for three days for infusion.
  4. Strain the tool and use for treatment as an ointment, applying to problem areas of the body.

This tool helps the rapid healing of scars, stretch marks, relieves acne, allergic rash, acne, boils, as well as inflammation and redness on the skin.

Use in cooking

In eastern countries, walnut grass is added to dishes, for this the ground part of the plant is used. Seasoning is popular, both dried and fresh, for adding to meat dishes, drinks, salads, hot, as well as bakery products.

The herb has a spicy nutty flavor, but a bit bitter, so it goes well with meat, it is often added to the hinkal, miracle and flatbread, as well as a variety of meat dishes and vegetable stews.

Also, nut grass is an integral component of the popular condiment hops-suneli, without which it is impossible to cook most of the dishes of Georgian cuisine.

Contraindications

  • It is forbidden to use nut grass to treat pregnant women, women while breastfeeding a baby, as well as children.
  • Contraindications to the use of the drug is individual intolerance.
  • Very carefully and having previously consulted a doctor, it is necessary to use nut-based medicines for people who suffer from kidney and liver diseases.
  • Given that the plant contains a large amount of oils and fats, it is worth using the medicine with caution to people who have problems with the cardiovascular system.

Thus, nut grass is very popular, especially in countries where it grows in its natural environment. The use of drugs on the basis of life is justified if you do not have contraindications that can cause deterioration.

Description of a herbaceous plant

Syt round - herbaceous plant of the sedge family, grows in height from 15 to 35 cm. The stems of walnut grass are thin, with linear leaves, the flowers are round and round are collected in an umbrella inflorescence. On its roots tuberous thickenings are formed. It contains the essential oil, which has the aroma of camphor. Flowering culture occurs in April and May. The fruit appears on the grass after flowering, it looks like a nut with three faces of gray.

Walnut grass grows in humid places, in sandy soil. You can meet her in the Kuban, the Crimea, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Under natural conditions, nut grass is actively growing in a saline, clay substrate. A perennial plant is propagated by dividing a bush, in addition, by seeds and cuttings.

The composition of the herb and its medicinal properties

Syt round is composed of a variety of components, essential oils, fatty acids, phenols. In the spices are tannins, alkaloids, resinous components, phenols and other valuable components. This infusion is able to become useful with gastritis and fever.

Syt round has diaphoretic properties, antipyretic and wound-healing effect. It is used to relieve menstrual pain during depression. Tubers of spicy grass can help with diseases of the liver, stomach and kidneys. In folk medicine, the roots of nut grass are used to prepare a light hypnotic drug.

Syt round is composed of a variety of components, essential oils, fatty acids, phenols

In domestic conditions, tsiperus is most often in demand as a spice, it is added in a green and dry form when baking bread, preparing meat dishes. Beauticians appreciate the grass and its root for the fact that they have a rejuvenating and whitening effect, periodically syt is used as an aromatic substance. Gardeners often plant this plant on their plots as ornamental grass.

Characteristics and applications

Syt - perennial herb, whose height reaches 10-35 cm. Flowering time - April-May. The grass grows on the wet banks of rivers, in sandy areas, likes rice and cotton fields. Cyperus occurs in the Kuban, the Caucasus, the Crimea, the Mediterranean, and Central Asia.

Syt round has a unique composition, which includes:

  • essential oils,
  • fatty acid,
  • phenols,
  • alcohol cyperol.

Cyberus has antibacterial, analgesic, insecticidal and anthelmintic properties.

Nut grass can be called one of the important medicinal plants for the treatment of gynecological pathologies. Thanks to the plant can eliminate pain during menstruation, as well as menstrual blood stasis. Syt round - an excellent therapy for violations of the menstrual cycle. The plant copes with inflammation of the mucous membrane of the uterus, reduces the contraction of the body, stimulates sexual activity. Douching plants decoction used in the treatment of diseases such as thrush.

Tsiperus is the strongest aphrodisiac, therefore it can be found in the composition of preparations for potency, perfumes, dietary supplements

Medicinal herb is also used in the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments. She is a great helper in gastritis, ulcers and dysentery. Cyperus helps to strengthen the intestinal walls, and the stomach - better and faster digest food.

Use the plant and for colds, flu, acute respiratory infections, feverish conditions. Nut grass - a powerful immunomodulator. Taking a culture regularly, as a decoction, you can strengthen the immune system, improve metabolism.

The plant is known for its anti-inflammatory, wound-healing properties and skin diseases. Apply syt in the treatment of pathologies such as eczema, psoriasis. Oil from tsiperus heals and eliminates the scars on the skin, treats fungal diseases.

Gallery: nut grass (25 photos)

Recipes from nut grass for various diseases

There are various recipes of traditional medicine from tsiperus. Here are the most popular and effective ones.

Recipe for improving immunity:

  • 1 tbsp. l powdered root tubers are filled with 200 ml of boiled water;
  • need to insist for an hour and strain,
  • take 2 tbsp. l 4 times a day.

Decoction for the treatment of SARS, flu, colds:

  • 500 ml of boiling water pour 1 tbsp. l feed
  • the composition is set on fire and boiled for 10-15 minutes,
  • after the time is removed from the stove and insist a couple of hours,
  • further filter and take half a glass every 3 hours.
Nut grass can be called one of the important medicinal plants for the treatment of gynecological pathologies

The recipe for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases:

  • chopped fresh roots of tsiperus (1 tbsp. L.) pour 200 ml of boiling water,
  • insist for 1 hour,
  • after the time is filtered and squeezed,
  • the tool is used in 50 ml before each meal.

Infusion for the treatment of gynecological diseases:

  • 3 tsp. plants pour 300 ml of boiling water,
  • after 2 hours, the infusion is filtered and taken in 70 ml 3 times a day.

The recipe for nut butter is used to heal scars and scars:

  • powder of fat and olive oil are mixed in equal proportions,
  • the composition is removed to insist in a dark place for 3 days,
  • after the time the oil is filtered and applied to problem areas.

Syt round, like any other medicinal herb, has contraindications to use. So, it is forbidden to use decoctions and infusions of tsiperus in women during the period of carrying a child, as well as in nursing mothers. With care, it is necessary to use products based on people with kidney and liver diseases.

Before using any popular and traditional remedies, you should consult a doctor.

Botanical description and composition

For life the grass chooses sandy soil or soil near the river bank. It can be found on cotton and rice fields as a weedy crop. It grows on the territory of the Atlantic coast of Europe, as well as in Africa and Asia. On the territory of the former Soviet Union, it can be found in the Caucasus and the Crimea.

The height of roundness reaches from fifteen to thirty five centimeters. The plant has a developed tuberous root system, thin stems. Flowers bisexual, without perianth, inflorescences are collected in small umbrellas with rays unequal in length. Leaves are linear, flat. Once a season, the plant produces a small fruit that looks like a three-edged nutlet. Hence the other name - nut grass. Flowering occurs in April or May.

For life, the syta round selects sandy soil or soil near the river bank

The chemical composition of the plant is extremely rich. According to research conducted by scientists, there is a large amount of essential oils, as well as terpenoids and fatty acids, in syty. It also contains ascorbic acid. In the airs that are obtained after the treatment of the tubers, they are round, there is a slight tangible smell of camphor.

Fatty oil derived from grass tubers contains:

  • glycerol,
  • linoleic acid
  • oleic acid,
  • wax,
  • linolenic acid.

Medicinal properties and contraindications

In the middle of the 20th century, Syt round became an object for research. It was found that the active effect on the body is due to the high concentration of active substances, and exactly:

  • phenolic acids
  • ascorbic acid
  • essential oils.

Nut grass heals small wounds, ulcers and scratches, effectively fights bruises. The plant soothes the skin, softens it. It is indicated for patients with psoriasis and acne. Increases the performance of the brain, strengthens the immune system and reduces the level of sugar in the body.

Nut grass blooms in April or May

Syt round and dietary supplements, folk recipes, in which she is a part, are able to destroy eggs and larvae of parasites. Essential oils are able to resist against various strains of bacteria and fungi, for example, intestinal or Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Nut grass is not registered in the Russian Federation as a pharmacopoeial agent, but it can be used as a dietary supplement.

Contraindications to the use of round life is not available, but before using it, you should consult your doctor for examination for the absence of individual intolerance to the components. To limit the amount of essential oil should be pregnant and lactating women, children under three years.

In modern folk medicine, root has been used to treat diseases associated with the female reproductive system.

Procurement rules

For further use in cooking and traditional medicine, tubers should be stored. This should be done in early autumn or early spring. Drying must be of high quality. - Before drying the grass, rhizomes should be washed under water and cut into small straws. In this form, it should be left on a wide sheet of baking sheet or plywood sheet and dried in two ways - in the sun or in the oven.

The temperature in the oven should be about fifty degrees, and the root should be dried for five hours. The oven at the time of drying should be open, as free air circulation is recommended.

Store finished product in glass or cans suitable size in a dark dry place. The shelf life of the crop - up to 1 year depending on the surrounding conditions and technology of preparation.

Use in traditional medicine

The beneficial properties of the plant have been known for a long time - two thousand years ago it was round and other varieties were brewed and medicines were prepared for treatment. It was eaten as a preventive measure for the development of caries, stomatitis and other diseases of the oral cavity.

In modern folk medicine, syt is used to treat diseases associated with the female reproductive system. Essential oils and other components of the plant can cause contractions of the uterus, increase craving. It is used to improve overall health with painful or too heavy menstruation. Nut grass is one of the most important plants that eliminate stagnation of blood and fluid, debilitating premenstrual syndrome.

Syt has a diuretic and diaphoretic means - it is prescribed for edema to rid a person of excess fluid in the body. It is recommended to take a decoction of nut grass with migraines, as an insecticidal and anthelmintic agent. A special infusion of fatness is indicated for patients with fever, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract and neurosis.

Drying round must be of high quality.

Cooking Nut Grass

The medicinal plant is also used in cooking - it is used as a spice in the Caucasus.

  • The use of satiety and other plants of the sedge family is very diverse. There are many recipes for which seasonings are made from syty, drinks and even add it to salads and hot dishes. It is widely used in Ayurveda and Vedic cooking as an herb that purifies the mind and helps meditation.
  • A drink that can be made from nut grass is similar to cocoa. Grilled tubers, roasted to chocolate color can be an excellent natural coffee substitute.
  • The Spaniards are made from chufy and other sedge drink, which has become national - orchata. It is especially popular in Valencia, since all the ingredients for it are more than available. For starters, peanuts need to be soaked in water, and then pounded in a mortar. The mass is poured with water and filtered, and spices are added to the resulting liquid to taste.

Сыть – богатое на полезные вещества растение, дающая комплексный уход за телом, однако, принимать ее следует осторожно, внимательно прислушиваясь к собственному организму. If suddenly there is fatigue, lethargy, dizziness and other symptoms, then the reception of roundness should be limited.