Other Names: Dağdığan ag, geleboru, gilabada, gildar, giligili,girabolu, girebolu, gilaboru, gilaburu, Viburnum opulus, Caprifoliacea
Botanical Information: Gilaboru grows on forest edges and in areas where forests are sparse, mostly at water edges and in moist places. Gilaboru sometimes looks like a shrub, sometimes it is a small tree reaching up to 4 meters in height.
Its leaves are opposite, crossed with the next, with notched edges, sometimes with 3 and sometimes 5 lobes. The leaves, which are green in spring, turn a light reddish color towards autumn. The flowers are grouped together like an umbrella, and a row surrounding the flower cluster is sterile, while the other flowers inside are fertile.
The fruits are first greenish and then turn blood red when ripe, and their diameter is 0.8-1 cm and they contain only one seed. If the fruits are eaten raw, they cause poisoning, so they are eaten or sold after the first snow falls.
Cultivation: It generally grows in wetlands and along river banks without any problems. It grows in the Central and Black Sea regions of Turkey.
Harvest time: From April to August, the branches are peeled, dried and removed. If tincture is to be made, it is processed fresh.
Known Composition: It contains saligenin, arbutin, aesculetin, scopoletin, amentoflavone, oleanol, ursol acid, tannin, various acids and plenty of vitamin C.
Benefits of its peel:
It has a positive effect against cramps and muscle tension.
Painful cramps during menstruation end.
It prevents premature miscarriage and birth.
It helps control excessive menstrual bleeding and menopause-related excessive bleeding.
How to Use: Add half or a teaspoon of finely chopped branch bark to a medium-sized glass of cold water, heat it to boiling point and strain it after boiling for 10-15 minutes. 3 cups freshly brewed tea drink without cooling.
Benefits of its fruit:
By reversing the stone formation process in the kidneys, the stone completely dissolves and is excreted as a chemical substance along with the urine.
It is also good for kidney disease and some types of kidney cysts.
With its feature of widening the urinary tract, it allows the bladder to be emptied at once and easily. Thus, it prevents the formation of prostate. It reduces frequent urination during the day and night.
It is very effective against menstrual difficulty and irregularity.
It has a sedative, vascular dilatation regulating, skeletal and muscle relaxing, and heart strengthening effect.
It is very effective for blood pressure.
It clears inflammation in the urinary tract.
It opens the narrowings and knots in the urinary tract, and is extremely effective and therapeutic against urinary difficulty and burning.
How to Use: Ripe girebolu fruits are taken from the water and crushed on a strainer or colander. Drinking water is added to the juice of the fruit and the patient drinks this mixture within 24 hours after squeezing it. Although it is recommended to drink girebol, which has a slightly sour taste, in this form as much as possible, if the patient has difficulty drinking it, the mixture can be sweetened with sugar as little as possible.
WARNING: The prepared liquid should be consumed within 24 hours.