Do therapeutic patch and forget about the pharmacy
At the present time the cultivation of medicinal plants on the site is becoming increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the fact that some herbs can be used in several purposes. For example, not only in medical, but also as a seasoning in cooking and for flavoring.
In the composition of plants is a complex of substances which, when ingested or on the skin have different effects — astringent, anti-inflammatory, tonic, soothing, etc.
These substances varied in chemical composition and belong to different classes of compounds — alkaloids, organic acids, tannic and mucous substances, fatty and essential oils, sugars, vitamins, volatile, resins, etc., for example, sugars (glucose, sucrose, fructose, etc.) play an important role in metabolism, promote nourishment of the skin, etc. Especially in berries and fruits.
Organic acids (citric, malic, oxalic, acetic, etc.) play an important role in metabolism. They are contained in the cell SAP.
Essential oils — aromatic volatile substances with astringent, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, analgesic and other properties.
Phytoncides — volatile substances produced by plants, obladatelyami properties and is able to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus. They are used as disinfectants in the treatment of inflammatory diseases.
Tannins have antibacterial, astringent, hemostatic properties. They are widely used in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Contained in the bark and wood of trees and shrubs, green and subterranean parts of plants.
The owners of gardens and kitchen gardens herbs can provide a lot of services. Except that most of them have excellent decorative qualities, they are valuable helpers in the fight against pests and diseases of vegetable and flower crops. For example, thymus vulgaris protects the garden from slugs and snails, lavender — from aphids, chives prevents fungal diseases in strawberries.
Noticed also that some herbs are beneficial for their neighbors, strengthening them and improving palatability. Yarrow, for example, increases the quality of the carrot and parsley.
To plant herbs and vegetables on the plot simple, the main thing to know the basic conditions of their cultivation. Only at observance of all agrotechnical rules, the plants can accumulate nutrients. For example of culture, which in nature grow in moist forests, along rivers and lakes, are water-loving and for normal growth they need high humidity. The plants come from arid places easily tolerate dry and poor soil mi, but demanding on the lighting.
With caution you should apply to fertiliser application. For example, herbs that are rich in essential oils, excess feeding significantly reduces the useful properties.
To herbal medicines benefits, you must use only high quality raw materials. The safety of all the nutrients in the plant is influenced by many factors: proper harvesting and drying, storage conditions and methods for preparing therapeutic agents.
So, in a hospital bed you can put the thyme, yarrow, lavender, ground, Catnip, mint, lemon balm, calendula, St. John’s wort, motherboard, stakes woolly, chamomile, mugwort, nettle, even a little, if next to you it is not growing.
All these plants are on the list of most commonly used plants for healing and maintaining the body in excellent condition.