ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE is the collective name, which in Russia is referred to as the medical systems of several countries, as well as methods of treatment and therapeutic systems, not otnosyaschiesya…

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Traditional recipes of beauty. Flowers and cosmetics
It's no secret that a large number of plants used as folk cosmetics at all occasions. For skin For acne on the face use following extract: St. John's wort (part…

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What’s the use of exotic feijoa?

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

Taraxacum officinale – medicinal properties, used in folk medicine

Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale – (ordinary) belongs to the family Asteraceae and is a perennial. Distributed throughout the former Soviet Union, except the Arctic. It grows in meadows and fields, groves, roads and near dwellings, as the well-known weeds.

Dandelion contains a bitter substance, taraxacin, insulin, saponin and vitamins A and C, so it is no wonder that this plant has a wide therapeutic use, especially in traditional medicine.

In scientific medicine used only dandelion roots, and even then, only to restore appetite, for relieving constipation, or as a cholagogue.

In folk medicine used as the roots and leaves of dandelion. In the spring, when the shortage of vitamin, consumed in the form of salads fresh young dandelion leaves.

In pulmonary diseases drugs on the basis of the dandelion are used as a good expectorant.

Dandelion heals the effects of diseases of the liver and stomach in particular hemorrhoids all inflammatory processes of the intestines and stomach. Continue reading