The use of plants to treat diseases and strengthening of health began in ancient times.
Initially, information about the medicinal plants and their use were passed down verbally from generation to generation, from generation to generation.
Ancient Greek historian Herodotus tells of how in ancient times treated people. Patients usually took out to the street and waited, when among the passers-by will come across a person who looks like a disease. From him and learned what healing plants helped him get rid of the disease.
The beginning of the use of medicinal plants in Russia belongs to the old days. Primitive medicine consisted in the recitation of prayers, committing sacrificial rituals in combination with herbal treatments.
Centuries-old folk experience observing plants formed the basis of scientific medicine – phytotherapy (treatment with medicinal plants).
Medicinal plants contain various biologically active compounds: alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, essential and fatty oils, vitamins, phytoncides, organic acids, and many others. This complex of substances in the ratio, measured by the nature, simultaneously with the treatment of a specific disease, improves metabolism, stimulates the body and increases the body’s resistance to harmful environmental influences. Continue reading
Since menopause impaired functional and metabolic processes of the whole organism, the treatment should be aimed at the whole organism using a complex of biologically active substances of broad-spectrum. This requirement most closely correspond to the total herbal medicines, capable of restoring impaired functions and complex biochemical processes of the patient’s body. The use of individual compounds were narrow spectrum antibiotics when menopause is in most cases is not efficient enough.
The use of medicinal herbs in form of salads and juices is advisable since menopause decreased body defenses.
The juices of wild medicinal herbs . as you know, have a more pronounced therapeutic properties than the infusions and decoctions of dried material. Most often when Klimas recommended to use concentrated extracts (juices) of nettle leaves, dandelion, plantain, grass motherwort, yarrow, calendula flowers, dandelion roots. With the preventive purpose it is recommended 80-100 ml of juice a day. These plants are fresh is advisable to use in the form of salads and condiments.
In the absence of fresh plants or their inaccessibility, you must apply the extracts of the dry medicinal plant raw material.
Fees herbs, recommended during menopause . should be multicomponent and include facilities that promote the normalization of metabolic reactions and functioning of vital systems of the body. The most clinically justified following compounds of medicinal plant resources.
The collection of herbs No. 1 menopause
The herb lemon balm – 4 pieces Continue reading
Many medicinal plants, flowers and berries have long been used for medicinal purposes. Knowing their beneficial properties, it is possible to collect and dry up all that nature gives. The main thing – to observe some rules and to know what to take
How to dry
The collected materials are grasses, flowers and leaves are not washed, spread a thin layer on the cloth or the plywood and dried in well ventilated rooms, attics under the roof with good ventilation. Grass periodically need to stir and flip. With this slow drying, some plants lose color, but this does not affect their properties. It is possible to dry herbs and berries in an electric dryer at a temperature of 40-50°C or in the Russian stove. The berries will first need to modality, and then drying (how to freeze berries, read here ). Store medicinal raw material is better in paper bags or cardboard boxes, or in bags made of thick linen fabric. Shelf life of dried herbs is 1 year. More berries – 2-3 years.
St. John’s wort
It blooms from June to August. Collect it, cutting off the stems with buds. When the workpiece is better to use a knife or scissors, or you can pull the plant from the root. Dries quickly, but loses its bright yellow color. Continue reading