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MEDICINAL PLANTS

Medicinal plants used for the treatment and prevention of diseases of humans and animals. Medicines that give plants included more than 30% of the world’s medicines.

The roots, stems, buds, leaves of medicinal plants contain biologically active substances: alkaloids, glycosides (bitter and very poisonous substance), essential oils. The medicinal effect is also organic acids, vitamins. volatile. tannins.

Medicinal plants known to man for a very long time. In Ancient Assyria, Egypt, China, India, the herb was used to treat diseases 5 thousand years ago. In Russia about the use of medicinal plants indicates, for example, “Izbornik Grand Prince Svyatoslav Yaroslavovych” (1073). In Russia, grew medicinal herbs for the pharmaceutical kitchen gardens since the beginning of the XVII century

In the CIS there are about 2500 species of medicinal plants. More than 220 species used in medicine and in veterinary medicine.

The majority of medicinal plants growing wild. About 40 species are grown on the fields of farms. Among them, Mentha piperita, Valeriana officinalis, chamomile Dalmatian, rhubarb Tangut. belladonna, Datura Stramonium, sage, aloe, Foxglove and woolly red, marigold (calendula), securinega half-shrub, lobed nightshade, Stefania smooth, sea buckthorn, fennel, etc. Continue reading

Types of tea and ways of its application

Tea – a drink for all seasons. But tea is used not only in food industry but also in cosmetics and in the treatment of various medical problems.

There are plenty of types of tea, which depend on the location of growth, processing technology, time of gathering the tea leaves. Therefore, not all teas are equal in their effects on the human body.

For example, the habitat distinguish . Chinese , Ceylon . Indian and other teas.

They are divided according to processing technology . black, green, red, white, yellow occurs even blue tea.

For example, green tea is produced by drying the collected leaves, thus maintaining its color and leaving the most useful elements.

White tea is prepared from buds of the special varieties that they are covered with white hairs, hence the name. Treatment principle for kidney this tea is to preserve the kidney in unchanged form.

Red tea is not much different from black, but can be determined after brewing, when the sheet is deployed, the middle leaf is green and the edge – red. Continue reading