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The experts identified 5 animals that treat people

For anybody not a secret that some Pets are beneficial to human health. In order to study all the healing power of fauna, an international group of experts conducted a number of studies.

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Through observations, it was possible to distinguish five of the brightest representatives of the animal world, which has opened up new opportunities for medicine. According HeadInsider, zootherapy, you can even treat diabetes, Parkinson’s disease or dementia.

Naturally, the first animal that comes to mind when it comes to animal therapy cat. These furry Pets – just an inexhaustible source of health. It is known that cats can contribute to the treatment of neuroses, depression, mental disorders. After 20 minutes in the company of your whiskered friend is aligned to the heartbeat and stabilizes blood pressure. Also practiced therapy cats when the pathologies of the respiratory system (e.g. asthma), disorders of the musculoskeletal system, endocrine system, reproductive system, joint diseases, fractures, injuries and even alcoholism and drug addiction.

The presence in the house dogs, according to scientists, involves an active lifestyle. She needs to walk, not once a day. With that we get such “bonuses”, as keeping your weight normal, to be in the fresh air, the lack of depression and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Note also that scientifically proved the ability of dogs to smell cancer in its early stages. The saliva of these animals has antibacterial properties. And not to mention the dogs-the dogs that replace human eyes. 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

The use of medicinal plants

Medicinal plants in folk medicine used fresh, but most often they are pre-dried. Drying plants helps them to keep and use for example in winter, thereby preserving the therapeutic properties. They are used both internally and externally. The use of medicinal plants most cases, one plant is used, but also mixtures thereof. The beneficial effect of the mixture is due to complex action on the human body chemical component parts of various plants.

Medicinal plants are used in the form of various dosage forms and drugs. In pharmaceutical factories, chemical laboratories and pharmacies from the collected raw produce herbal and chemical drugs.

By natural drugs include extracts, or extracts (aqueous, alcoholic, aqueous-alcoholic, etheric, spartaeinae).

The extracts are extracted from raw materials of active ingredients are in a more concentrated form; the alcoholic tincture, aqueous-alcoholic, etheric, spitefire. In tinctures active ingredients are in a dissolved form. Extracts and tinctures have the smell and taste of the plants from which they are prepared.

Chemicals poluchaut plants by complex chemical processing. They contain active ingredients in a pure form, freed from all kinds of side impurities, including harmful. Chemical medications contain certain types of alkaloids and glycosides, and not mixtures thereof.

The use of medicinal plants in folk medicine widely as external means. For external use use more strong infusions and decoctions of various parts of plants. They usually are applied for washing, bath salts, lotions, compresses. Continue reading