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
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 – (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