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Folk and alternative medicine

Treatment with medicinal herbs. Herbal medicine is one of the oldest ways of dealing with illnesses. The method is based on accumulated knowledge about plants, their impact on the human body. The herbal medicine includes such modern trends as phytotherapy and aromatherapy.

Prayers, incantations, bioenergy, Many people are skeptical about this type of treatment. But this method is a symbiosis of work with the chakras, self-suggestion and hypnosis, and sometimes the higher unconscious person – according to your faith be it unto you. It can have a significant beneficial effect in some cases.

Homeopathy. It is a method of treatment based on the principle of using small doses of drugs that cause an action similar to the action of the disease itself. Treatment of diseases by the method of “like with like”.

Modern medicine can cure many diseases, to do complex operations, there were vitamins, hormones, various prophylactic and therapeutic drugs. And, it would seem, to alternative medicine would not be necessary. However, a large number of people prefer natural remedies, instead of artificial medicines. Continue reading

Medicinal plants and their use

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

Garden of herbs

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.

Sage

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.

Basil

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

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