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 It is, on this basis, we do not publish recipes containing poisonous plants (milestones, mushroom, Hemlock, etc.), although many of them really work wonders.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
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
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