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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

Atrial fibrillation: treatment of folk remedies

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

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