|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.