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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

Medicinal herbs and fees of the Crimea.

Although pharmacology and very well developed in our day, herbal teas remain in the Arsenal of all Housewives as a healing tool. Medicinal herbs of the Crimea is much closer to the human body than drugs. Their therapeutic effect, though proceeding slowly, but with almost no side effects and is much longer.

In Crimea grows a lot of medicinal plants, name and purpose of which we list below in alphabetical order.

Adonis spring is used when failure of the cardiovascular activity and for repairing the nervous system.

Astragalus slackenerny in folk medicine recommended for cataracts of the respiratory tract, bloody diarrhea, gastro – intestinal disorders.

The Berberis vulgaris is used in the diets. The juice is used in inflammation of lungs, fever, coughing. Reveals anti-inflammatory, choleretic and diuretic effect.

The herbaceous periwinkle exhibits hypotensive and hypoglycemic basis.

Pimpernel saxifrage used in bronchial asthma, chronic gastritis, rheumatism, kidney stones. Juice removes dark spots.

Black henbane is applied with cramps, as an analgesic and a sedative.

Blocotenol Black is used as tonic. Continue reading

Folk remedies treatment of influenza

When the flu first need to go to the doctor. In addition to prescribed by a doctor means you can use non-medicinal methods of treatment, such as:

Rose hips beverage. Dry berry rose hips crushed. To 1 liter of cold water, use 5 tablespoons of berries. Put on fire, boil for 10 minutes. To insist, wrapped, 8-10 hours, drain. To drink the morning 1 glass every 2-3 hours during the day. You can drink with honey, jam, sugar. It is advisable to drink a decoction of rose hips in the course of a week, gradually reducing the number of doses.

Lip with a snowball. Prepare a mixture using the following relations: Linden flowers – 1 part, the fruits of viburnum – part 1. 2 tablespoons of the mixture to dissolve 2 cups boiling water. Boil 5-10 minutes, drain. Drink a hot drink at night for 1-2 cups.

Common raspberry. Used in various fees, and separately. Raspberry juice with sugar – a good refreshing drink at high temperature. Infusion of dried fruits. 1 tablespoon of herb brewed Cup of boiling water for 20 minutes. Drink a glass of hot infusion 2 times a day.

Lime with raspberries. Prepare a mixture of equal proportions of the fruits of raspberry and lime flowers. Tablespoon of the mixture brew Cup boiling water, insist 20 minutes, drain. Drink a glass of hot infusion at night as a diaphoretic.

Raspberry with honey. 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp rose hips, 1 tbsp raspberries,1 tbsp currants, pour 100 ml of boiling water. Withstand 15 minutes. Drink 3 times 1/2 Cup before eating. Continue reading