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 It is, on this basis, we do not publish recipes containing poisonous plants (milestones, mushroom, Hemlock, etc.), although many of them really work wonders.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
Considerable attention is given the treatment of Chinese medicine, which have reached our days almost in its original form. Traditional methods of Chinese folk medicine — the impact on the human body through the system of Wu Shu, qigong, acupuncture, massages, moxibustion — has not lost its value and now.
The principles and foundations of Chinese medicine.
The highest development of folk medicine has achieved in China. Chinese medicine originated in ancient times (5000 years ago).
Having learned the first principle of the relationship between certain phenomena of nature and man, the ancient Chinese doctors believed that the human body operates and lives under the influence of the same forces that prevail in nature.
It was believed that during the painful process necessarily involves the entire human body, and when there are changes in the individual body necessarily leads to changes in others. The doctors back then felt that the organism is not isolated systems, they all work harmoniously, and therefore “the healthy man is not only the one that hurts, but one in which spirit and body are in harmony. A happy person is a healthy person”.
According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, the normal functioning of the body corresponds to ravnovesiem processes of Yin and Yang, the loss of such balance and having the disease, and the disease is seen not only as a process of violation of the relationship inside the body, but also between the environment and organism.
So, it is a core tenet of traditional Chinese medicine is this: Continue reading