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
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
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