The use of medicinal plants in therapy today is more relevant than ever. Preparations made from medicinal herbs, cannot fully replace modern synthetic drugs, but their use often becomes a great aid in the relief of many ailments and improve the quality of life of chronic patients.
Given the continuous rise in price of pharmacy drugs, a huge plus is that everyone is quite capable not only to prepare the herbal decoction or infusion at home, but also to grow plant material in the garden.
Old friends: tasty and healthy
Almost all vegetable and berry crops, traditionally cultivated in home gardens, and have medicinal properties, what horticulturists and gardeners sometimes forget:
Potatoes. Steam boiled tubers treated with catarrhal phenomena. Grated raw potato is excellent remedy for boils and burns, it reduces inflammation and swelling insect bites. Freshly squeezed potato juice lowers blood pressure, helps normalize bowel function, reduces the acidity of gastric juice, relieves nausea;
Beet. Juice squeezed from raw or boiled roots are used as nasal drops in the treatment of rhinitis, sinusitis and sinusitis. it is added to the solution to rinse the throat with angina. Mixed with juices of carrot, radish, cabbage, beet juice is used to treat anemia and diseases of the stomach; Continue reading
Many medicinal plants, now you can easily buy in pharmacies. They are sold in the form of various pills, powder, capsules, and also such cultures are part of many medicines. However, the most popular, as many years ago remain dried herbs, which you can use with your hands easily prepare different medicinal formulations. One of the known plants of this type is St. John’s wort, what are the benefits of this weed, and whether it can harm health, what use is this culture in folk medicine?
For that prized St. John’s wort? Use plants
The unique qualities of St. John’s wort caused a balanced and diverse composition. So this plant is a source of provitamin a, rutin, nicotinic and ascorbic acids.
In the composition of St. John’s wort contains a number of flavonoids, which can improve the elasticity of our blood vessels. Else these elements may have an excellent antioxidant effect and can protect the cells from destruction of membranes and intracellular structures.
It is believed that flavonoids are able to prevent tissue injury from excessive release of histamines.
In addition they are a great creditprofile of gallstones, because such elements are able to activate the flow of bile, preventing its stagnation inside the gallbladder. Continue reading
Sunflowers are not always considered by people as a food source, although this plant is known for a very long time. Earlier they were used as a beautiful interior elements – like flowers in the sun, and to afford those flowers could not poor citizens. Now sunflower seeds are known to each of us. Seeds are roasted and are eaten as an affordable and tasty delicacy, made of sweet confectionery products (halva, kozinaki), squeeze useful vegetable oil. Despite some caveats doctors, they were and remain one of the most popular delicacies of our compatriots.
What attracted sunflower seeds, the benefits and harms are forced to doubt and controversy? Why we can eat them without stopping, forgetting about time and not thinking about possible consequences?
What benefits sunflower seeds?
Sunflower seeds are rich in fat-soluble vitamins, for example, they contain so much vitamin D that can give odds even cod liver. They contain vitamin a and vitamin e which are natural antioxidants that protect the cells of our body from radiation, toxic substances, and protect against cancer. Thanks to these vitamins improves vision, reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, improves the structure and appearance of hair and nails.
In the old days click pips advised of longing and melancholy, theparasite that replenishes the deficiency of b vitamins (especially folic acid) and vitamin C, the lack of which can develop depression. Continue reading