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
Say no to parasites: methods for the treatment of cysticercosis in humans
Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease. Belongs to the group cestodosis. The larvae of the pathogen (pork tapeworm), getting into the human stomach, are exempt from the outer shell, the germ and boring through the intestinal wall. Out with the bloodstream they spread throughout the body and deposited on the organs, causing the characteristic symptoms. This bot can suffer the skin, subcutaneous tissue, bones, internal organs, muscles, the brain and spinal cord, eyes.
Etiology and epidemiology
The causative agent of cysticercosis
The causative agent of cysticercosis is the larva of pork tapeworm – cysticerci (Finn). It is a transparent bubble ovoid shape. Inside there is a head (scolex), which is provided with suckers and hooks whisk. Finn in size from 5 to 15 mm. Length of life in humans, cysticerci is up to 17 years.
Cysticercosis in humans is more widespread in countries with low levels of sanitation. This Is Africa, South America, South Asia, Mexico. Sporadic cases are recorded in Belarus, Western Ukraine, Georgia, Siberia, Amur. Continue reading
Article about the collection and use of medicinal herbs; people’s councils how to collect and brew herbs; comments of experts
The collection of medicinal herbs
How to collect and brew herbs . to obtain the desired therapeutic effect?
Before starting herbal treatment consult with a specialist, talk to the grandmothers who sell on the market herbs. They will tell you many interesting things and discover secrets.
Herbs can be compared with the pharmaceutical plant. The properties of the herbs largely depend on the nature of their application. For example, in the preparation of cold brew is released mainly vitamins. And when brewed with boiling water allocated iridoids (components, opposing infections). When you lay in a thermos are the flavonoids (compounds involved in the process of regulation of metabolism and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties). By prolonged boiling are distinguished tannins (astringent and anti-inflammatory effects, are widely distributed in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, skin diseases and burns). Continue reading