Cultivated cousin of amaranth, amaranth, was known in South America several thousand years ago. The ancient peoples valued it as gold, and he was not only the main grain crop, but a cult plant. In ancient Greece the amaranth served as the emblem of immortality.
Amaranth (Amaranthus) of the amaranth family, or never-fading flower, his second name was for the fact that really never fades: in the form of its dried inflorescences can stand all winter in a vase, for which it is also called “winter people”.
Amaranth is an extraordinary flower. Decorative form of this plant was introduced to Europe in 1596. In the mountainous areas of India and Nepal, amaranth seeds cooked a special dish, which was the only permissible food.
In our country the amaranth brought N. And.Vavilov. It was the upturned amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus), common or amaranth. Amaranth is known as a pernicious weed, on the one hand, and as one of the best forage crops, on the other. On the territory of Russia there are 15 species of amaranths.
There are about 90 species of amaranths, common in tropical and subtropical areas of America, Africa and Asia. Annuals, rarely perennial trojanstrasse with powerful, erect, branched, succulent stems up to 180 cm tall. Continue reading
Since ancient times mankind has searched methods of treating a disease. Through trial and error, people found and used poisonous and medicinal plants. Created extracts, extracts, dried herbs, roots and berries. The main feature of herbalism has become the vast experience gained by practice of mankind. And today the basis of many pharmacological drugs are herbs. However, the herbal medicine, as an independent section of the treatment of diseases, still has not lost its relevance.
Advantages of herbal medicine
Herbal medicine attracts people lack many of the side effects that often when using synthetic drugs and antibiotics. The softness and less likely allergic reactions also have a positive impact on the herbal treatment. However, not all diseases can be cured among herbs, because it is not necessary to abandon modern medicine in favor of the unconventional.
Herbal – miracle cure
The best treatment with the use of herbs is considered herbal. The complex of plants that enhance and complement the effects of each component, is often a really effective means, while one herb may not be effective to influence the body. And its healing properties raskryvaemost in the complex. It is important to note that the right proportions in such complexes must be followed to avoid making substandard medicines. And, therefore, not providing the body adequate therapeutic effect. Continue reading
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