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Major medicinal plants of the Far East

World of plants – the greatest miracle of nature, the realm of beauty and healing our wealth. In the structure of the biosphere the entire animal world can be considered as the consuming organs, and vegetable – as energostrategia producing. Thus, the role of plants in human life is difficult to overestimate. In General it is a powerful component of physical and mental health of humans and animals. It is known that since ancient times plants were used as therapeutic and prophylactic agents. For thousands of years in every region of the selected plants for these purposes, created a healing and preventive recipes (India, Tibet, China, Mongolia).

The interest in medicinal plants and preparations from them is determined by the entire lifestyle of humanity. The harmful effects of chemicals found in the environment, synthetic drugs, to which man is not adapted evolutionary, chemical food additives lead to allergic diseases.

In connection with the above, it is highly relevant to the issues of resource discovery and extraction of these drugs, possessing tonic, adaptive, antioxidant and other activities. They are necessary for rehabilitation, prevention, protection from stress, for correction of some physiological functions in Oncology, geriatrie etc. As shown by experimental studies, many of medicinal plants used in folk medicine for allergic conditions, have a pronounced antihistamine activity, such as the common cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) . Essential oils and terpenoid fractions of wild rosemary (Ledum palustre) in acute inflammatory conditions hinder the development of vascular abnormalities and associated exudative phenomena. Continue reading

Goat milk: benefit or harm?

Goat milk is a wonderful drink, it is so full of nutrients that it can be called the elixir of life. However, not everyone likes it a little tart taste, and many people have doubts regarding the security of its use.

The benefits of goat milk

Goat milk is healthier than all other types of this product – it is easily absorbed and does not cause stomach upset, and due to the fact that there is practically no alpha-1s-casein, it is believed that it is hypoallergenic. In addition, it contains several times more beta-casein than cow, which in composition makes it closer to breast milk.

However, doctors do not recommend to completely replace the goat’s milk breastfeeding. this is due to high fat content of this product and the fact that it doesn’t contain the enzyme lipase, which digests fats. Therefore, for children under one year is best to combine goat’s milk with breast or other types of baby food .

Goat milk contains large amounts of cobalt, which is a part of vitamin B12, which controls and normalizes the metabolic processes and is also involved in hematopoiesis. Due to this, the use of goat milk helps to improve digestion,strengthens the immune system and protects against diseases such as anemia.

Generally, goat milk is rich in many vitamins: A, B (1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and, as has been said – 12), C, D, E, H, PP. Accordingly, those who drink it on a regular basis, get the required dose of a vitamin complex, which in turn favorably affects the entire body and relieves beriberi. Continue reading

Folk medicine in a person’s life

In modern society most people are in varying degrees faced with medicine and different means of treating diseases. From the first attempts to treat the person used for these purposes, a huge number of different means, search which was never broken. Some of them have disappeared from the Arsenal of medicine as ineffective and were replaced by more sophisticated, others like the rendering on the body along with the positive and negative impacts, others have survived to the present day. Plants have been used by people throughout the history of its development.

The use of plants for the treatment at all widespread in the animal world. Described numerous cases of healing animals by eating different herbs and plants. Some of these observations were valuable to humans. So, in ancient Arabic manuscripts describes how Ethiopian shepherds noticed goats who started lively jump and frolic after eating the leaves of coffee bushes. As a result of verification of this observation it was established a stimulating effect not only leaves, but also coffee bean. Currently the coffee beverage is so widely spread and popular, that there is no need to dwell on the advantages (and disadvantages) of its use. Continue reading

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