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Useful properties, usage and contraindications of Kuril Tea (Dasifora fruticola) Курильский чай.

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Kuril Tea (Dasifora fruticola)

Kuril Tea (Dasifora fruticola) is a wide-spread or erect, highly branched shrub from the genus Dasiphora of the Pink family (Rosaceae).
Erect, deciduous, sometimes prostrate shrub, 10-150 cm tall, with branches covered with reddish-brown or brownish-gray peeling bark, young branches are silky-hairy.

The leaves are pinnate, with 2 (rarely 3) pairs of leaflets, the uppermost ones are sometimes trifoliate. Leaflets are oblong or oblong-ovate, 5-30 mm long., 1-10 mm wide, usually appressed-hairy on both sides, rarely almost glabrous.

Flowers are single or in number 2-7 at the tops of branches. The outer linear-lanceolate sepals are whole or bisected at the end, almost equal to the ovoid inner sepals . Formed on the shoots of the current year. Each flower has up to 30 stamens , which makes the middle of the flower fluffy.

The shrub five-leafed plant is characterized by a single blooming of flowers of different sexual types. The duration of flowering of an individual flower ranges from 6 hours to 2 days and depends on the temperature and humidity of the air.

Fruits are prefabricated achenes that, after ripening, cover the bush with brown, with fine hairs, "buttons", which do not spoil the appearance either in autumn or in spring. Achenes are very small with a bent apex, less often an achene is slightly crescent-curved, 1.5-2 mm long and 0.7-1 mm wide.
The main (Asian) part of its range covers all of Eastern Siberia and the Far East , the Altai-Sayan mountainous region, the mountains of Central Asia , Mongolia , China and Japan . The remaining fragments of the area are much smaller in area and are removed from its Asian part: in North America , in Europe , in the Caucasus . In almost all points of its range, this species tends to mountain habitats, less often to damp, temporarily flooded places (Northern and Atlantic Europe).
It grows in forests, meadows, in floodplains of rivers and streams, along stream beds, on pebbles, stone placers and in alpine tundra. Photophilous. In the mountains it rises almost to the limit of vegetation distribution. Prefers well-drained, moist soils everywhere . Mesotroph , however, can grow on dry, poor soils, but in this case it grows slowly, is smaller and blooms poorly.
The shrub is cut with a sharp pruner. Shoots are cut at an angle of 45˚. It is cut 1-2 times a year: in early spring before sap flow - forming, to maintain the decorativeness of the plant, stimulate growth; before the onset of frost in the fall - for sanitary purposes. In the fall, old, dry, sick, weak, broken branches growing inside the bush are removed. When growing Dazifora in a region with a cold climate, pruning the shrub in the fall is not carried out. Old branches will trap snow, and under its cover the plant will more easily endure severe frosts. In the spring, the shrub is shaped like a sphere, a pillow. Last year's shoots are cut by 1/3, thickening shoots are cut to the ground. Every five years, it needs rejuvenating pruning. It is carried out annually until the bush is completely renewed, removing the old shoots by 1/3. The bushes are completely rejuvenated in 3-5 years.
Kuril tea contains vitamins C and PP, organic acids, carotenoids, saponins, alkaloids and polyphenols, essential oils and resins, trace elements (iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, zinc and others) and tannins (acids, tannin, catechins).

A drink from Dazifora contains no more than 140 kcal. 100 grams of the extract contains 5.1 g of fat, 6.9 g of carbohydrates and 20 g of protein.
Individual intolerance to the components of dietary supplements and herbs.
 To 2 filter bag add 1 cup (200 ml) of boiling water, leave for 15-20 minutes, periodically pressing on the filter bag with a spoon. Adults take 1/2 cup of infusion 2 times a day, with food. Duration of admission is 1 month.


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