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The use of medicinal plants in everyday life

Every family probably has a home first aid kit containing the drugs and medicines necessary for rendering medical first aid in case of some acute diseases and accidents, as well as the drugs used for a long period of time as prescribed by a physician, patients who have chronic diseases. Among these drugs there are plants and plant preparations, which are prepared at home medications.

To cost to notice that some plants, though, and are in their dry state, retain their healing properties for many months and even years, allowing them to stock up.

Plants that are included in the State Pharmacopoeia, a pharmacy is called. Medicinal plants, which are not included in this publication, under certain conditions, can be applied in medical practice. With the emergence of more effective means part of the previous doctors plants of this type the actions lose their meaning in medical practice (cease to apply). In parallel, there is the process of increasing Arsenal of scientific medicine herbs and plants, coming from traditional medicine, and, so to say,new plants, about the healing properties which have not been known previously.

Popularity of curative properties of medicinal plants is quite large, and their use is not limited to the presence in the Pharmacopoeia. Among them there are many other medicinal properties which, are scientifically proven.

Their use for the treatment safely at home is possible if they are surely recognized by the distinctive Botanical characteristics, collected on time i.e. when they have the drugs.

If in doubt, you should consult a professional pharmacists and botanists. Continue reading

Treatment of runny nose at home

It so happened that under the treatment of rhinitis at home, we mean the use of traditional medicine, while in the treatment of drug drugs use the term “treatment of rhinitis” without reference to the terrain. At closer look, it all looks a bit crazy, but it happened, and not for us to break this tradition.

Before to start consideration of folk (home) remedies for getting rid of the common cold, of which there are now an incredible amount, I would like to draw attention to something.

All existing folk remedies for the treatment of rhinitis can be divided into three categories:

1. “True folk” – those who came to us having passed the crucible of the centuries preserved in folk memory. This is the most safe and effective methods to counteract the cold. They have a huge statistical sample among the many previous generations that helped to weed out all the unnecessary and keep the most effective.

2. “Home” – formed in conditions of deficiency of variety of medicines in the era of the USSR. They were passed from mouth to mouth, at work, on the phone, during an unexpected meeting on the street, were recorded in special notebooks, sometimes supplemented by personal findings. They also have high efficiency and safety. Continue reading

Do therapeutic patch and forget about the pharmacy

At the present time the cultivation of medicinal plants on the site is becoming increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the fact that some herbs can be used in several purposes. For example, not only in medical, but also as a seasoning in cooking and for flavoring.

In the composition of plants is a complex of substances which, when ingested or on the skin have different effects — astringent, anti-inflammatory, tonic, soothing, etc.

These substances varied in chemical composition and belong to different classes of compounds — alkaloids, organic acids, tannic and mucous substances, fatty and essential oils, sugars, vitamins, volatile, resins, etc., for example, sugars (glucose, sucrose, fructose, etc.) play an important role in metabolism, promote nourishment of the skin, etc. Especially in berries and fruits.

Organic acids (citric, malic, oxalic, acetic, etc.) play an important role in metabolism. They are contained in the cell SAP.

Essential oils — aromatic volatile substances with astringent, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, analgesic and other properties. Continue reading