The alder belongs to the birch family and has a positive effect as a medicinal plant and in homeopathy in the treatment of various ailments, but can also cause pathological complaints, as many people are allergic to the birch family with hay fever. Naturopathy and homeopathy also know the right medicinal and natural remedies for this.
The alder belongs to the birch family and has a positive effect as a medicinal plant and in homeopathy in the treatment of various ailments.
The alder belongs to the birch family. It is characteristic that the female and male kittens are united. Alder trees have small nodules on their roots that contain bacteria that can bind nitrogen in the air.At a young age, alders grow narrowly in height, but with increasing age they grow in width with a domed crown. The Black alderis listed as a medicinal plant and can be found in the temperate climates of Europe.
Gray and green alder are also native here. They prefer a damp subsoil and usually grow in damp forests or on embankments. Alder trees grow at low altitudes, but can also cope with altitudes of up to 1,800 meters. They are summer grounds and deciduous trees. The dark, deeply cracked bark is characteristic.
As a medicinal plant, the black alder is mainly used, which has an antipyretic, astringent, wound healing (scarring) and tonic effect. It is used for inflammation of the oral mucous membranes, sore throats, angina pectoris, wounds and abrasions. The bark of the young twigs and the leaves are used. A tea made from black alder has a tart and bitter taste, but has a pleasant smell.
The dried alder leaves are also often combined with sage and walnut leaves, which make weaning easier. Homeopathy uses the alder according to its appearance. It's not too showy except for its red flower buds. The alder helps to lead supposed opposites to each other, to prepare the way and offers psychological, spiritual and emotional protection.
She combines strength and courage with spiritual generosity and says when it is time to accept challenges or hold back. The alder knows when a person should keep their distance from the everyday things in life and when they should let them in. People for whom treatment with alder is indicated tend to take everything too personally, often do not keep the necessary distance and do not know what is harming them and what is not.
The alder strengthens the inner protective shield and ensures that the user is able to look at everything in a more differentiated manner and more with understanding than out of a feeling. If therapy with alder is successful, the user knows when it is time to break free from prejudices, react balanced, be compassionate and caring without giving up on yourself. Alder frees you from emotional fluctuations, stress and nervousness. In mythology the alder stands for the protection of a gentle nature, but when it is attacked, for example by flowing water, its wood hardens and becomes hard as stone.
Homeopathy makes use of the fact that humans and trees are closer than assumed. All origins lie in the roots of trees, trees uproot, people lose the ground under their feet, they are uprooted and disoriented, they are looking for their roots and are interested in their family tree. Trees stand upright, strive towards heaven, light and life, and this is exactly what the alder wants to convey as a medicinal plant.
Homeopathy makes use of this mythology of the alder. Naturopaths and homeopaths speak of the "medicine of the trees". Alnus glutinosa (black alder) is available in the form of globules in C-potencies 1 to 30 and D-potencies 1 to 4.
The alder belongs to the early bloomers and ensures its reproduction when the first rays of sunshine. While most people look forward to spring after a wet, cold and gray winter, the alder, along with hazelnut and willow blossom, is a source of annoyance for allergy sufferers. The allergy to this tree pollen is caused by an excessive reaction of the immune system to the foreign substance.
Paradoxically, there is also an immune deficiency, since the organism is not able to cope with the tree pollen and defends itself against the symptoms of allergies. The alder not only works as a medicinal plant, but also makes you sick. Homophilia uses a complex remedy called "hay fever remedy DHU" against this allergy.
It contains the three individual remedies Cardiospermum (heart seed), Galphimia glauca (small laburnum) and Luffa operculata (pumpkin sponges). These individual substances as complex agents complement each other and have a positive influence on the complicated allergy picture. Homeopathic medicines do not suppress the symptoms, but stimulate the body's own self-healing powers. The superfluous immune defense of the organism is regulated.
The complex agent alleviates the typical symptoms such as itching, inflamed conjunctiva, burning, tears, redness and swelling of the eyes. The remedy must be taken in the symptom-free period, i.e. before the alder trees are in bloom, in order to activate the body's defenses.
The normal function of the mucous membranes is maintained and the reaction situation and the organism are positively changed. This medicinal product is only available from a pharmacy as drops, alcohol-free and as tablets. Since homeopathy also uses medicines according to the principle of treating like with like, the single remedy Alnus glutinosa (black alder) can also be used.