The history of Apothecary gardens in Russia
The oldest form of medicinal plant cultivation in Russia were monastic gardens, some of which, along with the cultivation of vegetables was also planted the garden "selinah herbs". Appeared in…

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Guarana: a medicinal plant
With the medical purpose, use the fruits and seeds of guarana. Seeds of plants are rich in vitamins A, b, E, PP, minerals. The plant extract used in pharmaceuticals, in…

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Medicine of Ancient China: through the prism of time…

The details of the historical Parallels between the development of medicine in Ancient China and Ancient Rome. The effect of the medicine of Ancient China the Ancient world, its main achievements. The concept of Yin and Yang. Acupuncture, moxibustion, medical massage and therapeutic exercise.

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Features of the development of ancient Egyptian medicine, its influence on many subsequent medical systems of the Ancient world. Sources on the history and practice of medicine. Medical practice in Ancient Egypt. Describe non-invasive surgery, treatments for fractures. Continue reading

Ophthalmologists Ancient Egypt

Ophthalmology is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of organs of vision — in Ancient Egypt was a specialized branch of medicine.

In 1926 during excavations near the pyramid of Cheops was discovered a funerary stele. Hieroglyphic inscription indicates that it depicts a court physician of Iran, known from surviving historical documents as ophthalmologist, gastroenterologist, pharmacist and proctologist. The creation of this monument, scientists determined quite accurately — the middle of III Millennium BC, Therefore, already in Egypt there was a system of specialization of physicians in certain areas, including ophthalmology.

Information about the achievements of eye physicians of the Nile Delta reached the scientists of the pharaohs was found correspondence with the Hittite kings. So, Ramses II in his letter to the ruler of the Hittites Hattusili III reports that due to illness of the eye the latter sends him “good medicine”.

The famous document of the XV century BC the so-called Leiden papyrus (named after the town in Germany where he is now kept), suggests that the treatment of eye diseases, along with rational actions, included the recitation of certain magical spells, addressed to the God RA. This confirms the close connection of healing with the religious ideas of the ancient Egyptians.

Scientific knowledge, lakopenicescoe luminaries of Ancient Egypt, widely seen in the famous papyrus Ebers, the creation date of which is 1550 BC Historical document contains a total of 431 ophthalmic recommendation. Continue reading

PTOSIS of the STOMACH and STOMACH CRAMPS – folk remedies treatment

In reference books I couldn’t find any information about plants that are used for prolapse of the stomach. I have a few recipes gleaned from the experience of other herbalists.

5 tablespoons of crushed dried roots of erect cinquefoil pour a bottle of vodka, insist 12 days, give drink to polruki before meals 3 times a day. This kind of Potentilla, called galangal has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent, used in various internal bleeding. Helps and for prolapse of the stomach.

In diseases caused by weight lifting, and also the fallen stomach, before you eat eggs fried eggs, sprinkled with the powder of Valerian root, give to drink 50 ml of tincture made too dried roots of elecampane: 5 tablespoons per 0.5 liters of vodka. The steeping time 2 weeks. Eat eggs once a day, tincture, take 2 to 3 times before meals.

Of interest is the use of chicory: you take it the aerial part with leaves and flowers, 2 tablespoons pour two cups of boiling water, insist hour. Infusion take half a Cup before meals. But that’s not all. In each serving of infusion of a grass of chicory is added 1 teaspoon of juice of Veronica drug, alcohol, canned in 1:1. The infusion can be sweetened with sugar or honey.

SPASMS

Many of the plants – oregano, calendula, chamomile, thyme, yarrow, peppermint – relieves spasms in the stomach and quench the pain. Successfully combined with each other chamomile and yarrow – put a tablespoon per Cup of boiling water, insist half an hour, drink hot in small SIPS – disposable. Continue reading