The use of sorrel is known to Slavic peoples for a long time: who doesn’t love the famous soup seasoned with sour cream? Everyone knows that the dock is useful, but not everyone will respond to what organs it has a beneficial effect. When did you take this plant in gourmet dishes and why he must certainly have?
The history of plants
Use sorrel for the body first became evident to the French. On the tables of noble, bourgeois and even the kings of this plant began to appear from the 12th century. East Slavs, by contrast, was long considered this herb are unfit for food and kept as a weed.
It is noteworthy that this “weed” actually has a high resistance: it grows almost all over the world. Of the 200 species in food actually can be used two – horse and sour sorrel.
The chefs quickly adapted and invented not only soup, but also all sorts of salad recipes, pancakes, and learned how to make the plants filling for pies.
Not remained aloof and masters of folk medicine. After many experiments and observations they found that this plant helps fight against many diseases.Among the people immediately began to spread homemade recipes based on sorrel, which are used in various ailments. Why sorrel is such a useful product? Continue reading
The study and application of human medicinal plants in disease control has a long history. From time immemorial all peoples of the world in search of remedies addressed to the nature surrounding them. Often the excavations are vessels used to brew herbal remedies in prehistoric times.
With the emergence of the writing people were able to consolidate and spread knowledge about medicinal plants not only through oral traditions. The narrative of medicinal flora can be found in many Nations in various ancient written monuments.
In another 4 thousand years BC in Egypt, there was a list of medicinal plants with their description and use.
The therapeutic properties of medicinal plants from ancient times were known in China. Widespread herbs found and the ancient Greeks. Among the founders of the scientific knowledge about the medicinal herbs in the first place should be called Hippocrates (460-377 BC). Hippocrates was the author of famous essays, in which were summarized all medical knowledge of the Greeks.
The use of medicinal plants in Russia, as in other countries, has a long history.
After the baptism of Rus (988) everywhere in the country powerserve and monasteries. The Church people are gathered and prepared medicinal herbs, cultivated in their monastery gardens. In the XI century when monasteries opened a hospital ward. Continue reading
Purchased from the pharmacy or self-harvested vegetable raw materials at home you can prepare only those medicaments that does not require special equipment.
Preparation of raw materials: Raw materials must be ground, as small particles of active substances are extracted faster and more completely. Leaves, grass and bark can be cut with scissors; roots and rhizomes – a knife or crush in a mortar; fruits and seeds on the ground resembles or leave whole.
Integral parts of medicinal mixtures are ground separately and then measure them in the amount indicated in the recipe and mix on a sheet of paper or in a glass jar until a uniform mixture
Preparation: For the preparation of pharmaceutical preparations hot should only be used enamel, glass, porcelain or ceramic dishes, which must tightly closed lid. It should be remembered that aluminum and other metal cookware to cook grass cannot avoid reaction with metellus!
For straining of ready-made preparations should be used folded in several layers of gauze, wrapped in a layer of cotton gauze or loose cotton cloth.
Methods for preparing the most common in narodnozabavni drugs:
Juices are the most rational means in most cases medicinal plants.
Juice obtained from fresh plant with the help of a grater, grinder or juicer. If the SAP has an irritant effect, then added 1-2 teaspoons of honey (rice broth or jelly). Continue reading