The use of medicinal herbs
Herbal medicine Herbal medicine is a branch of medicine and pharmacology, dealing with the treatment drugs of natural or processed plant material, obtained from medicinal plants. Herbal medicine is a…

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Vanilla - description, application
Vanilla Habitat and history Vanilla refers to the vines perennial of the Orchid family. In Latin - pod - vainilla. There are about a hundred species of plants. This is…

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Found the oldest treatise on medicine

The document that scholars believe the oldest treatise on medicine — the Egyptian papyrus, stores the ideas of the sages who lived almost 4000 years ago — has long been hidden in the vault of rare books the new York medical Academy. It is a remarkable heritage of culture that was already ancient when Rome was in its infancy, and Athens was a small town. Stone monuments of Egypt survived, but the majority of reed manuscripts were lost. Expert James Breasted, who translated the papyrus in the 1920-ies, called him “the world’s oldest manifestation of really scientific knowledge”. Soon the papyrus will be exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum at the exhibition “Medicine of ancient Egypt”. Here you can see scan of the mummy, surgical needles and other medical artifacts. “Their knowledge of the body were incredible, although they didn’t always understand it,” said James Allen, curator of Egyptian art at the met.

Papyrus is clear that the ancient physicians knew that the blood pumped by the heart flows through the body. This concept was not seated until the seventeenth century. They also knew how to do stitches. The manuscript also contains the oldest known descriptions of the symptoms of brain injury. Continue reading

External application of herbs

In my articles I pay more attention to fees herbs for ingestion in various diseases. Historically herbs were used and for external application, often they are much more effective than many expensive ointments and rubbing. What are herbs and how to use them correctly.

If you dig thoroughly in the literature, for each disease you can find recommendations on the application of dozens of herbs. Without downplaying the importance of other herbs, I will focus on those that, in my opinion, the most effective in each case.

Herbs for wound healing

Ahead of the summer, trips to the country, dressage at nature and other outdoor activities. All this of course promotes good health, but nevertheless inevitable and various minor injuries. If you cut yourself, got a graze or scratch, and no generally accepted means at hand, not a problem. You cared for nature is the healer.

In these cases you can use plantain, dandelion, yarrow, burdock leaf, leaves, Polygonum pochechuynogo, a sheet of lilac or cherry. As you can see the selection is large and cannot be that at least something was nearby. Continue reading

Useful properties of nutmeg and used in folk medicine

The content

Nutmeg grows on the Islands of Java, Sumatra, Borneo, South America and Indonesia. This spice helps digestion and food assimilation. Adding in different dishes for celebrations, banquets and feasts – a guarantee that the guests will not have heaviness in the stomach.

Thanks to nutmeg nut in the human body easy to digest and fatty pork, and lamb. and high-calorie cream cakes and cakes.

Nutritional value of nutmeg

First let’s talk a little about the nutritional value of this amazing spice. Due to the content of a large number of useful substances, including many antioxidants, nutmeg has so many useful properties.

It contains volatile oil trimyristin and several other important essential oils, which give a sweet and spicy aroma of the nutmeg nut. This is myristicin, eugenol, elemicin, safrole, terpineol, pinene, camphene, linalool, cineole, dipenta and Sabine. Continue reading

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