Growing seedlings of medicinal plants
Since the end of January begins the busy season gardeners – growing seedlings. Celery, leeks, peppers and, of course, tomatoes. But what about medicinal cultures? It is no secret that…

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Alternative medicine
Is it right to classify osteopathy complementary and alternative medicine . Not quite. This direction arose in the nineteenth century, while in Russia, indeed, was officially recognized only in 2003.…

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Folk medicine, recipes treatment of folk remedies

Despite the rapid development of official medicine, of knowledge about the healing properties of herbs, fruits and other gifts that nature gives us, give the ability to heal or alleviate the course of diseases without chemical drugs, the treatment of which is often accompanied by a lot of side effects. All that is recommended for treatment of traditional medicine – recipes for teas, lotions, tinctures, contains only natural products.

The healing properties of plants were known in ancient times: geranium, walnut, aloe in folk medicine used in Ancient Greece and China. Unique recipes passed down from generation to generation, accumulating in a very precious treasure. And today is the effective treatment of liver folk remedies and other diseases of internal organs. Folk cures, preserved to our days wonderful recipes that help treat thrush. there is the possibility to easily defeat colds and to stop the development of cancer cells.

For some reason the methods that many centuries treated with medicine men and woman, our contemporaries called alternative medicine, even though traditional recipes are part of the tradition and the basis for many medicines for medical treatment. Continue reading

Cosmetics of ancient Egypt – a cure for eye diseases

It seems that the legendary Nefertiti and other government officials of ancient Egypt, considered to be of became the founders of so much spectacular eye makeup, used makeup not only to emphasize their beauty. Researchers from France suggest that such an unusual eye make-up was also used to fight infections that could get into your eyes.

The Amateur Christian, Philippe Walter and colleagues argue that thousands of years ago the ancient Egyptians used substances on the basis of lead as a cosmetic, including to create the effect, which is now called “smoky eyes”. Some Egyptians believed that this makeup also had the magical power of the ancient gods of the Mountains and RA were supposed to protect the holders of such makeup. However, modern scholars have long been denied such a belief, because the substances on the basis of lead can be very toxic. Previously, scientists analyzed 52 samples from containers of Egyptian makeup, which are in the Louvre, Paris. Scientists have discovered four different types of substances make lead-based. During the research it was found that these substances increased the production of nitric oxide up to 240% in human skin cells.

Modern scientists believe nitric oxide is a key agent-signaling in the body.Its functions include stimulation of the immune system, making the body better fights the diseases. Continue reading

The history of the use of medicinal herbs

With the appearance of writing data on the healing properties of plants began to write, which significantly expanded their application in practical purposes. Quite herbal treatment is widely used in India, Egypt, China, Greece. A lot of interesting herbal remedies mentioned in the writings of ancient thinkers and healers: Hippocrates, Pliny, Dioscorides, Galen, and others.

In the middle ages, the healing properties of medicinal herbs has become even more important. A talented scholar of Central Asia, Avicenna, in his brilliant book “Canon of medicine”, talks about the characteristics of more than nine hundred medicinal plants, among them many who came later from India and Asian countries, and until then were not used in ancient Mediterranean countries.

The medicinal plants were popular among ancestors of Slavs who lived on the territory of ancient Rus’, the inhabitants of Armenia and Georgia. With the advent of Christianity and the emergence of monasteries, the practice of treatment by using medicinal herbs has increased significantly.

Applying information, herbalists of Ancient Greece, monks used not only dried imported herbs and local vegetable raw materials. Continue reading