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Folk healers of China: Sheng, Shui and Miao

In China inhabited by 56 different nationalities. So traditional medicine in unprecedented diversity.

Many residents of European countries believe that folk medicine is something close to quackery, or at best, a cultural relic of the past. However, in recent years more and more patients for whom Eastern medicine was the only hope of a cure. Where is the truth between these two opposing views? Perhaps a review of traditions of folk medicine of some Chinese ethnic groups will shed light on this question. Let’s start with the medicine peoples Sheng, Shui and Miao.

People shes

The representatives of the nation she live mostly in the mountainous regions of China, where flora and fauna are relatively scarce. People mainly live in villages and houses located far from each other, so in the event of illness or accident help you have to wait quite a long time.

That is why each family is a small subsistence farming, and medicinal herbs and roots are available in almost every home people prepare them for the future, in order to make an exchange with neighbors.

Often medicines are used in combination with such traditional for the entire Chinese treatments such as acupuncture. banks and various medical ointments.

The Shui nationality

Representatives of ethnic Shui resettled in the South-West of the country in the Sanshou-Soiskatelei County in Guizhou province. This region is rich in fish, rice, flowers and fruit. Fertile soils and a temperate climate with abundant rainfall ensures a huge variety of medical raw materials. Continue reading

The benefits and harms plants and its use in folk medicine

Features healing folk remedies — wheat grass. All fans to raise vegetables on his plot known weed such as couch grass. To get rid of it quite difficult because of the long roots, coie stretch horizontally under the ground and increase the number of sprouted plants.

But in addition harm the vegetable garden, wheat grass has the ability to bring and use, as it is vigorously used in folk medicine. To meet this plant quite easily in all the countries of the Northern hemisphere, coye are in a zone with a temperate climate.

Luminary scientists to establish that the roots of a plant can pin the sandy shores, and breeders have even created hybrid wheat. Although in this article we will talk about the medicinal properties of this plant.

Useful quality

Of key importance are the roots of the weed, because they contain a lot of useful agents (fatty oils, organic acids and vitamins). Often only Wheatgrass is used to treat diseases of the urinary tract (cystitis, nephritis, kidney stone disease). He is able to relieve the inflammation and pain. Infusions on the base of the plants well relieve swelling, in the quantities and on the internal organs, help to relieve pain in gout and arthritis. From respiratory diseases wheat grass is used as an expectorant to help treat bronchitis, tuberculosis or pneumonia. Enema with a decoction of herbs primenjajutsja healing of hemorrhoids. Not a very strong decoction is able to calm the nerves and fight insomnia. Continue reading

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