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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Kashpirovsky, Chumak, hornbeam: where is now the famous Soviet psychics and healers?
Should you believe that psychics and healers have special powers? Question of faith — intimate, everyone decides for himself what to believe. However, we cannot say that the Foundation of…

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Self-medication using medicinal plants

The doctrine of natural therapeutic factors of medicinal plants occupy a special place. Acquaintance with the medicinal properties of plants lalele out in the past and is closely linked with a thousand years history of human development. The names of Hippocrates, Pliny and Dioscorid, collected, compiled and recorded information about the medicinal properties of plants accumulated by the ancient Greeks and Romans, known to every expert in this area. It’s safe to say that will never be forgotten Galen, abbess Hildegard of Bingen, albert the Great, Paracelsus, Sebastian Kneipp and the priest Küntzle, each of which has contributed to the development of herbal medicine. In the late middle ages were very popular herbalists who contributed to the dissemination of knowledge about the healing power of plants.

Herbal medicine today

Over time, the doctrine of the use of medicinal plants for health purposes has grown into science, which became known as phyto (from the Greek. phyton — a plant and therapeia treatment) or herbal treatment. Experts find out why and act on the human body herbs, identify chemical compounds and isolated them in laboratory conditions to establish their properties and features. 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

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 the only type of Orchid that bears fruit.

Vanilla was grown in Central America before the arrival of Columbus. The locals used the vanilla in food as a spice. For example, it was added to chocolate. Vanilla was so popular and valuable that the Aztecs had to pay tribute to vanilla.

Europeans learned about spices, when he visited America in the early 16th century. America, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Central Africa, Madagascar, India and Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, China is the country where now spread the vanilla. Continue reading

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