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
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
This discovery would not have become a revelation for the doctors of Ancient China. Artemisinin used to treat malaria back in the early 70’s but the plant on the basis of which manufactured the drug, was used in febrile States already in III–IV centuries.
The residences identified properties of artemisinin, studying traditional Chinese treatises on the use of medicinal herbs. The way this discovery was complicated by a vast array of information, the need to conduct hundreds of experiments and political situation in China of the 70s. fortunately, persistence paid off, and now artemisinin is a key anti-malaria drug.
Artemisinin is not only derived from plants, the compound that is used in modern medicine. For example, another medicine for malaria – quinine comes from the bark of a tropical South American Cinchona tree Cinchona officinalis L. analgesic morphine from the opium poppy Papaver somniferum L, and the poison strychnine – from the tree Strychnos nux-vomica L. These plants were used for thousands of years before chemists were able to extract their active ingredients. Continue reading