Lilac (Syringa) comes from the Balkans and the Middle East, it belongs to the Oleaceae family and is characterized by purple or white flowers gathered in panicles. It’s a very bitter plant and this feature makes it an excellent remedy for the digestive system in case of poor digestion, bloating and diarrhea. Lilac is also a good remedy to lower the fever, but it is also used in case of rheumatism or pain in the limbs caused by stand-up jobs, excessive sedentary lifestyle, sports. Finally the glycerine macerate of lilac is used and appreciated as a tonic for heart and circulation, to lower the blood pressure and with beneficial effects in case of angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, but in this case always consult your doctor.
Brew of flowers
To benefit from the digestive and astringent properties of the lilac you can prepare a brew by boiling a liter of water, remove it from heat and put to brew a tablespoon of dried flowers for ten minutes, filter and drink 2-3 cups a day.
Brew of leaves
As a febrifuge, bring to boil a liter of water, remove from heat and put to brew a tablespoon of dried leaves for ten minutes, filter and drink from 2 to 3 cups a day.
Decoction of bark
As a febrifuge you can also prepare a decoction with the bark of lilac. Bring to boil a liter of water and a tablespoon of bark for a few minutes, remove from heat, filter and drink a couple of cups a day.
In case of rheumatism and limb pain you can perform massages with a macerated oil obtained from the flowers of lilac: get a generous handful of lilac flowers and let them soak in a liter of olive oil exposed to the sun for two weeks. Filter and pour into a container.