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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 1606 the first Russian court pharmacy used the drugs more exclusively of foreign origin. And only in 1630 (after the establishment of the pharmaceutical order) first mentioned about the organization in Russia wild collection of medicinal herbs through special collectors, so-called “pumas” or “herbalists”, who were parties all summer to collect herbs under the supervision of writ of the people or the local Governor.

Besides time, the beginning of cultivation of medicinal plants in Russia. In the second half of the XVII century in Moscow and its surroundings were established 4 the Apothecary garden, which occupied a small area and cultivated for up to 20 different plants, giving yields as measured in the tens bundles.

In the eighteenth century organized a network of new pharmaceutical vegetable gardens: in 1706, in Moscow, in 1709 – in Lubny and in the village of Terny in the province of Poltava, in 1713, in St. Petersburg in 1720 – in Astrakhan and in 1763 – in Tobolsk. Were created Apothecary gardens when hospitals.

St. Petersburg pharmaceutical garden was made in 1752 about 300 species of medicinal plants, but later lost its pharmaceutical person and turned into Botanicheskaya, which was named in 1823 the Cultivation of medicinal plants, nevertheless, it lasted until 1842,while the demands for medicinal plants have not stopped. Until then, while the St. Petersburg Botanical garden, handed over free of charge in state pharmaceutical store their products in 300 and 400 pounds – it was supported, but only with 1830 stopped free vacation, products began to fall, prekratilis perfectly to 1842, when the Treasury decided that it is cheaper to buy medicinal herbs abroad. Continue reading

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