Phytotherapy as a means of alternative medicine
Attitude to alternative medicine is ambiguous, but in many cases it can be an effective addition to curative procedures and drugs, which are attributed to the doctors. The usual methods…

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Phytotherapy as a means of alternative medicine
Attitude to alternative medicine is ambiguous, but in many cases it can be an effective addition to curative procedures and drugs, which are attributed to the doctors. The usual methods…

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How to collect, dry and store herbs?

On the benefit of herbs known to many. However, the rules of collection, drying and storage known only to the elite. We will try together to understand all the intricacies of this process.

Independently harvested herbs, fruits, bark can easily turn into useless hay, which is no good. To avoid this, and healing potions prepared with medicinal herbs gathered with his own hands, brought maximum benefits to the body, it is important to observe the basic rules of collection, drying and storage.

The kidneys need to collect at a time when they are just about ready to bloom. Leaves when the plant produced buds or blooms. Harvesting leaf crops that do not shed leaves in the winter, and can be produced when fruits ripen.

Gather herbs in dry weather

“Hunting” for the fruits and seeds of medicinal plants is worth to be in the middle of summer and in autumn, when they vyspali. The exceptions are fruits and seeds that fall off quickly: they need to harvest earlier. Continue reading

Brazilian walnut – benefits and harms

The Brazil nut is the largest nut in the world, the fruit of the tree of Bertholetia that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Discovered a tree with strange fruits that resemble coconuts, Spanish and Portuguese explorers in the 16th century. Sailors going on a long journey, took with him a supply of Brazil nuts, which helped to make up for the shortage of food protein, and fiber.

Today the benefits and harms Brazil nut is known throughout the world, the product is considered to be rare and valuable. Unfortunately, the Brazil nut cultivation is impossible because of the peculiarities of its popularity, so until now it is collected only from wild trees in the pristine forests of Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Guiana, Colombia.

The fruit of Brazil nut can reach a weight up to 2.5 kg. of Grain (or nuts) are separate segments, like slices of orange. A Mature tree may annually give more than 300 fruits, the main producer today is Bolivia. Brazilian walnut is used in its natural form, and also produce the oil from it, which is then added to salads. Continue reading

Alternative medicine: advantages and disadvantages

Non-traditional (folk) medicine is a force of nature, and the treatment with the natural resources. It is believed that this method has positive effects on the body. Man is a natural being, so the folk remedies of treatment such as herbal medicine are considered to be useful for a particular disease. However, like any medicine innovative ways of treatment have their advantages and disadvantages. As they say, everything is good in moderation and under certain circumstances.

Herbal medicine, though has long been used for medicinal purposes, its effects on the body, the benefits and harms do not have absolute proof. On the other hand many modern medicines were derived from herbal ingredients. For example, all known aspirin was developed from the bark of the white willow tree. Herbalists know this plant helps to relieve toothache and headache. Many drugs that reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood and help heart pain, were made on the basis of natural wild herbs.

The advantages of alternative medicine

As for the benefits of alternative medicine, the following can be noted:

The naturalness of the raw material has a gentle effect on the body. This is kind of using natural forces to restore health. Continue reading