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
Many people are tormented by cardiac arrhythmia – a heart-stopping, interruptions, sudden chaotic heart rate and rhythm disturbances of heart contractions. Heart rate (HR) may increase when emotional and physical stress that is a normal reaction of a healthy heart, and can be a sign of illness. Types of arrhythmias a great set. The most common and most dangerous is atrial fibrillation, in which the frequency of contractions of the Atria can reach 200-600 beats per minute, the muscle fibers are flickering, twitching erratically. At the same time and the ventricles irregularly. In addition to atrial fibrillation, there is tachycardia, bradycardia, atrial fibrillation and paroxysmal rhythm disturbances.
Recall that earlier we wrote about bradycardia in children .
Atrial fibrillation treatment of folk remedies will be effective only under competent, the correct use of medicinal plants traditionally used to combat cardiac arrhythmias. One of the most common folk remedies of treatment of arrhythmia is hawthorn.
Hawthorn improves circulation and heart function by stimulating the enzyme system microcidal and providing the ability to effectively ispolzovatsya; strengthens the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, normalizes blood pressure. This plant reduces the excitability of cardiac muscle and the Central nervous system, has antispasmodic effect on the coronary vessels and brain vessels, improves coronary and cerebral circulation, reduces arrhythmia and tachycardia, reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood. Antiarrhythmic effects of drugs of hawthorn is caused by the ability of substances (complex flavonoid compounds) contained in the medicine to reduce the amount of sodium and increase the amount of intracellular potassium. 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