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Animals who know how to treat people

“Uh-uh, my friend, but you have a neurosis! Take you a cold shower and an hour ride on horseback – as a hand lift!”. Fun recipe, right? Especially about horses. But this is very real advice of highly respected physicians. And what is most interesting, indeed, as arm lift.

Treated at the stables

Even the name of this “cure” is invented – hippotherapy – therapy with horses. It is strongly recommended that, among other things, disorders of the musculoskeletal system, arteriosclerosis, polio, chronic gastro-intestinal diseases, prostatitis, scoliosis and even mental retardation.

Yes, fools from horses grow wiser, but show me a tablet that have the same effect? This is not? So-and-so!

Of course, come the objections: it is one thing, saying, be purchased at your local pharmacy the suitcase of drugs from the listed diseases (except, again, the last one), and quite another to be dragged God knows where in the stables (and where is it stable, try to find) and pay a lot of money for their own shame (to put it mildly, we have lost over the last century the riding skills). The habit to beat yourself an hour all the tender places, but still, it’s possible to earn there, in the stable or the paddock, traumatic brain injury.

From the sounds of “meow!”

Okay,let’s assume that the horse is too strong alternative to the bag of drugs. But let’s still not going to rush to pharmacists. Look on the sides. See, the cat purrs in the sun? He hurt a paw, licking and purring. I think he hums it to yourself to have fun? Nothing of the sort! Continue reading

Medicinal plants

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

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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