The herbal treatment originated in ancient times. Information about human use of the healing properties of medicinal plants were found in the most ancient written monuments of human culture, the state-owned Sumer existed on the territory of modern Iraq 3 thousand years BC. Treatment with medicinal herbs has passed a test of centuries and preserved in the Arsenal of therapeutic agents to our time. Each plant contains an infinite number of living plant cells, these cells — storage and pharmaceutical factory. Many substances produced by plant cells, to have medicinal properties. Taken orally or used topically, they help the patient the body cope with the disease.
The activity of medicinal plants varies. It depends on their types, places of growth, time of collection, methods of drying and storage of medicinal raw materials.
Medicinal plants are used in the form of powder, juice of herbs, water infusions and decoctions, alcoholic tinctures and extracts.
The healing properties of medicinal plants due to the presence of pharmacologically active substances: alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, tannins, enzymes, vitamins, hormones. Continue reading
This every woman needs to know when preparing care products for face and body at home.
It has long been no secret that the masks in home preparation of more useful and more effective. Plus, they are very easy to prepare and affordable. But not everyone knows how to cook, and actually, what foods are good for skin.
You should pay attention in the preparation of cosmetics according to popular recipes?
1. Before you do, think, do you have any allergies components. Even if it means all praise and you are allergic to any ingredient should not use it, you can always find a different method of care.
2. Homemade beauty products are not stored for a long time. For example, herbal infusions can be stored for more than 2 days, and the ice about a week (then it loses its healing properties).
3. Please note! Hair masks are made in a glass container, as the other is just going to provoke the reaction between the components. Yes, if you have porcelain, which can also be used.
4. As for herbal infusions, brew them in a porcelain bowl or an enamelled saucepan. Continue reading
In November, the stores appear unsightly to look at, but extremely tasty and flavorful fruit feijoa.
What’s the use?
Feijoa reminds of both pineapple and strawberries. However, contrary to popular opinion, the taste got feijoa from nature, and did not appear thanks to the scientists-breeders. Homeland feijoa – South America. And the unusual name of the plant received in honor of its discoverer, scientist Silva Feijo. It was he who discovered hitherto unknown shrub in the forests of Brazil and feijoa was brought to Europe. The Europeans immediately dubbed the pineapple guava strawberry tree, and then the plant has spread almost all over the planet. It turned out that feijoa feels good in the Caucasus, it grows in Georgia and Armenia, but the best are the fruits from New Zealand. This country is firmly in the world’s leaders in the cultivation and export of feijoa. New Zealand fruit larger than their counterparts on the continent there are no dangerous for feijoa pests, so the farmers no need to water the plants chemistry. However, from whatever profit the fruit of the strawberry tree, doubts in their favor there.
The main advantage of feijoa – the abundance of iodine. The content of this trace element overseas the fruit can compete even with seafood. Only 2-3 berries feijoa meet daily requirement of iodine for the organism. Continue reading