Elaeagnus angustifolia

Plant Name Elaeagnus angustifolia L.
Botanical Info Tree-shrub in height to 6 m
Geography Grows on skirts of forests, on shores of the rivers, in Crimea, on Caucasus, in southern districts of Siberia, Kazakhstan and Central Asia, from plains to mountains.
Chemical Content Fruits contain carbohydrates, organic acids, tannins, grease, the nitrous, slimy and pigments. The cortex contains alkaloids eleagnine (0,1 %) and tetrahydroharmol (0,05 %), tannins and pigments. In leaves there is an ascorbic acid; in flowers – an aromatic essential oil (0,3 %).
Traditional Use and Activity Fruits possess astringent, antiinflammatory, anaesthetising both enveloping action and property to abjoint a sputum .

Decoction of roots or fruits of the oleaster accept at diseases of wind-pipes, a colitis (in a combination with jam from fruits).

Infusion of flowers of the oleaster used at catarrhal diseases, and also as an agent enriching a cardiac performance.

The ground fresh leaves of this plant put to purulent wounds for their purification and fast healing.

Fruits used in nutriment.