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Amaranth

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

The use of medicinal herbs and oils

For inhalation use herbal decoctions and infusions one, and often a mixture of several plants. The temperature of this broth should not be higher than 50 degrees if you are doing the procedure with the help of a special device, but simply over a basin or pan. Otherwise you can get burns.

Inhalers are allowed in the higher temperature, but still, inhalations of boiling decoctions should be avoided, especially for children. It is best to breathe over the decoctions, which temperature is 30-40 degrees.

Cooking broth for inhalation:

Herbs for inhalation brew is based tablespoon of dried herbs per Cup of water.

Plants pour boiling water and heated on water bath for 10-30 minutes or, cover and allow to infuse for about 10 minutes.

Then, if necessary, the broth is cooled or heated to the desired temperature.

Poured into a wide container or a nebulizer and start the procedure.

Before the procedure you cannot eat for at least an hour and a half. And at the end of the hour you need to refrain from talking, Smoking, food, stay in the draft and visit the streets. It is best to lie down in bed half an hour after inhalation and to relax. Continue reading

Hypericum perforatum

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a perennial herb, St. John’s wort family (Hypericaceae). Height to meters. Has a branched rhizome. The stem is two-sided, dense.

The flowers are small, single or numerous bright yellow (Golden), with terpkovatyj, but pleasant smell, are collected in paniculate, corymbose inflorescences. Blooms in June-August. Gives the bees a lot of pollen. The leaves are opposite, dotted with translucent glands. Propagated by seeds. Seeds cylindrical, numerous, winged, small, oval, villous, or cellular. The plant has a bitter taste and balsamic odor.

In the post-Soviet space there are about 50 species. In folk medicine, along with St. John’s wort common St. John’s wort is used tetrahedral (Hypericum quadrangulum), but the healing properties and the external differences between them are insignificant. In Russia it is extended everywhere, except the far North. Grows in mixed and deciduous forests, on rocky slopes, meadows, among shrubs, prefers dry soil, above sea level rises up to 2300 m.

The name of the grass was due to the toxicity to animals, causes rasshirennoi of the pupils, vertigo and General dullness. Particularly susceptible: cattle, horses, sheep. For people slobotkin. Common names – punctured,pierced, blood grass, grass wounds of Jesus, hard hay, healer of wounds, hare blood and kovanica for his ability to paint hands red bloody color. Continue reading

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