Practical medicine from the earliest times uses medicinal plants for their own purposes. Starting from the times of primitive communal system, the first people used the medicinal properties of plants to treat their diseases. In our days relevant is the use of medicinal plants for the treatment and support of people’s health.
The percentage of medicines based on plant raw materials relative to synthetic drugs – great. For example, in Russia it is about 40% of the total weight. In Europe and Asia it is much higher. In the US, where preference is given to preparations of synthetic origin, 26.2% of drugs have in their composition substances of medicinal plants.
In the last decades significantly increased the use of drugs, which are active ingredients derived from medicinal plants. One of the reasons that led to such a turn of events has been the emergence of drug disease. Drug disease was the result of increased use of medicines of synthetic origin. The main advantages of medicinal plants are: the absence of significant side effects, they are suitable for long-term use, low toxicity and good performance with complex effects.
It is necessary to take into account that today, a lot of valuable medicinal preparations made only from serialising plants. There are differences between some drugs of natural origin and their synthetic analogues. For example, the synthetic Camphor is used externally only, as obtained from the Laurus camphor can be used for injection. Continue reading
Growing medicinal plants at home can turn your windowsill into a living pharmacy.
The nutrients and antioxidants in herbs help to strengthen the immune system, protect heart, improve brain function and soothe the nerves.
Start with the cultivation of five herbs: they are low maintenance and can grow well as house plants in your kitchen.
Has antispasmodic and is very effective in cough. Sage essential oil helps relieve pain in case of sore throat and other throat disorders.
How to grow?
The seeds or shoots of plants are planted in early spring. Sage is often necessary to pour and keep on a Sunny windowsill.
How to use?
Place 6-8 sage leaves in a mug, mash them, add hot water. Wait until the leaves begin to isolate the essential oil. When the infusion has cooled, remove the leaves. To alleviate the cough, drink in small SIPS.
Rich in antioxidants and has antiseptic effect. Studies have shown that adding essential oils of Basil in drinking water is known to kill the parasite Giardia lamblia. Basil also helps to reduce stress, ease stomach pains and strengthen the immune system. Continue reading
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