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Alternative and traditional medicine. what to choose?

Many people know that traditional medicine is the whole of human life side by side with the alternative, what to choose and what drugs to trust their health, reflects each of us. But not everyone knows that traditional medicine has much to learn from alternative.

Between traditional and alternative medicine has many differences. What to choose, what type of medicine to entrust their health? No one can give an accurate answer. These two kinds of medicine have their benefits and each has that should be extracted in the form of a lesson from the other.

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But what is the difference between traditional and alternative medicine? It is obvious that traditional medicine is traditional; this means that many generations trust traditional medicine, it was used for many years. A huge amount of research was done and proved that her methods help people to recover. But, in practice, many doctors use drugs as a folk medicine to cure a particular ailment.

On the one hand, alternative medicine is beginning to replace traditional medicine. Many are thinking about the benefits of alternative medicine, comparing it to the usual, which is less harmful to human health, as verified by many experiments and time.

On the other hand, traditional medicine proved by many successful experiments,in addition to drug additives, from a scientific point of view, they are based on the results of animal experiments. Secondly, taking the pill, which is known not only doctors, but and you know them quite well, and know which drug to take in different situations, and the result really you receive results quickly. But in fact, traditional medicine is not so safe. If you are seriously ill, and forced to take antibiotics that negatively affect your kidneys, heart and liver. Continue reading

Folk medicine, herbal treatment

We will tell You about the so-called non-traditional, folk medicine, proven by many generations of our ancestors. For millennia, these recipes are changed, perfected, and saved many, many lives, because until the beginning of the last century, the official medicine existed only in the cities. In the Outback all hope was at grandmothers-the wise woman, who all the pain held in my head hundreds of different recipes, carefully preserved folk memory. And city doctors often asked for help to Mother nature.

1. Be sure to consult with your doctor. His word must be the deciding factor when choosing a prescription.

2. Choose a recipe, carefully read the descriptions of the properties of the plants included in it, and especially contraindications. After all, if You hypotension, you chose to treat atherosclerosis recipe Japanese Sophora (which lowers the pressure), then Your treatment will take place according to the battered expression “one we treat, another hurt”. Choose the best suitable to You only the recipe to include herbs that meet the parameters of Your health.

3. Selecting a prescription, strictly follow the dosage, because even a slight overdose of the herb can turn the cure into a poison. It is, on this basis, we do not publish recipes containing poisonous plants (milestones, mushroom, Hemlock, etc.), although many of them really work wonders. Less toxic (celandine, cocklebur, etc.) occur in the recipes, but in their descriptions be sure to mention this. So again – read carefully all contraindications, and if you chose this recipe, in any case do not exceed the dose and duration of reception. Continue reading

How to harvest medicinal plants

Before starting the harvesting of medicinal plants . we must learn to recognize them. Books that contained drawings of plants and their descriptions. Relevant information can be obtained at the pharmacy.

About where and when to collect medicinal plants, there are many beliefs and traditions. Some of them based on centuries-old folk experience and have a rational basis. For example, according to the Lithuanian folk traditions, are encouraged to collect medicinal plants where not hear the cry of the cock, that is away from populated areas.

Indeed, it is not necessary to collect medicinal plants near their houses, in parks and city squares, on roadsides, on agricultural land, subject to the application of pesticides and herbicides. Plants in such places, dusty, dirty. In grasses, growing along the ditches of the highways and the rail road bed is usually elevated concentrations of lead, zinc, sulfur and many microelements, so collect them here. Unfit for these purposes and grasses affected by diseases and pests.

To medicinal raw materials effectively, it is important to observe the timing of its collection.

You should not focus only on the calendar date, materiaaleista usually in the manuals. Often they do not coincide with the optimum for collecting the phases of plant development depending on geographical area, soil and climatic condition-

conditions of terrain, meteorological peculiarities of the season of harvesting and other factors. Therefore more correctly to determine the time of collection of certain plants by the phases of their development. Most herbs, for example, collect at the time of flowering, when the stems, leaves, flowers accumulating the highest number of active ingredients. Continue reading