Adamov root for the treatment of joints: benefits and recipes

Medicinal products based on a medicinal plant - Adam's root - are widely used not only in traditional medicine, but also in traditional medicine. On the drugstore shelves you can find not only the dried root adam, but also the finished medicine( ointment, tincture, balm).Also, this herbal medicinal raw material is added to the complex preparations.

Let's consider in this article in more detail how Adamov root will help to cope with joint diseases, and also tell about home recipes from Adam's root for the treatment of joints.

Pharmaceutical preparations of the Adam
On the pharmacy shelf, you can find more than one medicine, which includes the adams root

. What is this plant?

Adam's root is a plant from the family of lianas, which differs from other representatives by the presence of small berries of red color. Of all parts of the plant, only the root is used for treatment, from which tinctures, decoctions, ointments, balms and other dosage forms are prepared, both in traditional and in folk medicine.

Among other names of this plant can be found such: tamus ordinary, white whitestone, fire root, white bryony, lehshura. Externally it looks like a winding liana with a length of stems up to 4 meters, which are covered with sharp thorns. The leaves have a pentagonal shape and a rough surface. The roots of the plants are thick, repous, have a dark-brown color, in the section - white.

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This plant grows in southern latitudes. It can be found in Europe, the Caucasus, and Asia. As already mentioned, in the treated purposes only the root is used, the remaining parts of the plant are poisonous. Preparing the roots in the autumn period. The preparation process is very simple. The cleared root is cut into thin plates and dried in the open air in the shade.

Therapeutic properties and application of

The ability to apply the root of this plant for medical purposes is due to its unique and rich chemical composition. In the pulp of the roots, you can find:

  • tannins,
  • vegetable resins,
  • essential oils,
  • alkaloids,
  • coumarinic substances,
  • phytosteroids,
  • glycoside compounds,
  • fatty acids,
  • various trace elements,
  • brinol acid,
  • histamine-like substances.

Due to this rich composition, the medicines based on the Adam's root have excellent anti-inflammatory, local irritating, anti-edema, analgesic, antiseptic, regenerating effect. In addition, a large number of microelements restores mineral metabolism in bone tissue.

Only the root of tamus vulgaris is used in medicine, the rest of the plant is poisonous.

Drugs made on the basis of Adam's root are ingested in the form of tinctures, decoctions, and also used for topical treatment( ointments, balms, lotions, rubbers, compresses).

Adam's root will help to cope with such diseases of joints and other structures of the musculoskeletal system:

  • rheumatoid arthritis;
  • polyarthritis;
  • radiculitis;
  • gouty arthritis;
  • osteochondrosis and other degenerative lesions of the spine;
  • traumatic injuries of mild degree( bruises of soft tissues, sprains of ligaments and muscles, dislocations of joints);
  • deforming osteoarthritis;
  • calcaneal spur;
  • bursitis of various localization.

In addition, there are many more indications for the treatment of medicines based on this plant, for example, varicose veins of the lower extremities and thrombophlebitis, acute bronchitis, stomach ulcer, hemorrhoids, cystitis, skin diseases, erectile dysfunction in men.

Traditional medicine recipes

It's important to know! Ingesting medicines prepared according to folk recipes is not recommended, as when the dose is exceeded, the drug becomes poisonous and can only be harmed. Use root adam root only for the preparation of drugs for topical use.

Below are the most popular recipes of folk medicine based on tamus.


To prepare an alcoholic tincture of the Adam's root, you will need:

  • 200 grams of dried root, which can be bought at the pharmacy;
  • 500 ml of 40% vodka.

Put the shredded thamus roots in a clear glass container and fill it with alcohol. Cover the dishes tightly with a lid and place to infuse into a cool dark place for 10 days. After preparation, you do not need to filter the drug.

This tincture can be stored for a long time - for 3 years. Apply it, as a rule, for rubbing the joints. You need to do this one time a day before the pain subsides. After rubbing the joint should be wrapped with a warm cloth.

There is another recipe for the removal of pain in joints. To do this, it is necessary to steam the ground root in boiling water. Then the resulting mass should be wrapped in a clean gauze and attach to a sick joint. Keep such a compress you need until the cooling of the raw materials. Repeat the procedure once a day until the symptoms of joint inflammation subsided.

Tincture of Adam
Mono purchased at the pharmacy and ready-made alcoholic tincture of the Adam's root


It is very difficult to prepare a balm in the home, so it's better to use ready-made dosage forms. The most popular and effective joints for health are balsams, prepared according to the prescription of Dr. Kurshov. There are two variants of such balm on the basis of the Adam's root: "Warming" and "Restoring".

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The first option is indicated for inflammation, trauma and acute pain in the joint. It allows you to quickly and effectively eliminate swelling, redness, swelling, relieve acute pain, restore normal blood circulation, remove pathological spasm of muscles and eliminate inflammation. In addition to the extract of the Adam's root, camphor and capsaicin can be found in its composition.

"Restorative" balm in its composition has ingredients that help restore damaged joint structures, for example, bischofite, chondroitin and glucosamine.

Balm is applied as follows. It is necessary to rub the healing compound into the aching joints with massage circular movements for several minutes until the drug is completely absorbed by the skin. Repeat these procedures need 2 times a day for 10-14 days. Simultaneously, you can use 2 types of balm, which only improve the effectiveness of treatment.


To prepare a therapeutic ointment you need a fresh root of the tamus, which must be grinded on a grater or with a blender in a gruel. Then the obtained mixture is mixed with vaseline at a ratio of one to ten. Store the ointment better in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container.

To rub the ointment composition it is necessary to massage the joints with circular massage movements. Apply 2-3 times a day until the pain subsides.

Contraindications to treatment

Prohibitions for the use of recipes based on the Adam's root a little. Among them:

  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • increased sensitivity to the ingredients of the remedy;
  • children under 5 years;
  • oncological pathology of any localization.

Among the side effects of the external application of funds based on the adamic root, it should be noted a possible skin burn and allergic dermatitis.

Ointments, tinctures, balms and other medications from the Adam's root are successfully used in the treatment of many diseases, including joints. But before using them, whatever the miraculous properties of this medicinal plant, it does not hurt to consult a specialist about the advisability of such a therapy.

  • What is this plant
  • Therapeutic properties and application
  • Traditional medicine recipes
  • Contraindications to treatment