Medicinal herbs and plants, description, collection and use
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.
It is worth noting that increased in the last few decades, interest in herbal medicine stems from the fact that parmentierlaan dispensing drugs avoids many of the side effects inherent to synthetic antibiotics and other drugs. But, unfortunately, people believe that herbal medicine is absolutely harmless and can be used without restrictions and controls by doctors.
Meanwhile, among medicinal plants, even widely used, there are many poisonous, medicinal properties which due to their toxicity. Beneficial or harmful action of these herbs is determined by the dosage is made from these drugs.
That is why starting the treatment remedies made of herbs, it should be remembered that every plant has as the main indications and contraindications. Before taking herbal medicines, you should consult with your doctor, and get recommendations of a specialist on herbal medicine.
Make a collection of herbs may only doctor-phytotherapist, which takes into account the etiology, pathogenesis and symptoms of the underlying disease and individual characteristics of the patient.