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
Recipes and healthy lifestyle
Today herbal medicine . the use of nutraceuticals and parapharmaceutics received a new impetus in the development. There are many new research institutes in bioengineering, working to develop dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, effectively restoring human health study of properties of plants and herbs and their effects on the human body. It plays a crucial role in our society, taking into account global environmental disaster and the impact of this on the health of everyone. Today in the world there is no absolutely healthy people. Virtually everyone has a chronic disease and with age they become more and more bright character, added new diseases on the background of gradual poisoning with pharmaceutical drugs, antibiotics, painkillers, etc.
Phytotherapy is the real means of maintaining health and Wellness of all mankind. The closer we get to nature – the less we will be sick! To be healthy you need to live in harmony with nature and yourself. In an effort to meet their needs, we in most cases do not notice that we lose more than gain in the survival and existence in the modern world.
A healthy lifestyle . as a concept covers most aspects of our daily activities, including:correct and varied diet, full harmony with the surrounding world, a close fellowship with the flora and fauna, public activities ( communication with people ), active spiritual activity ( creativity ) and of course self-improvement, self-reflection and ongoing spiritual development. Continue reading
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