The history of Chinese medicine, based on documentary data, has 4,000 years history, but in fact it originated much earlier.
Traditional Chinese medicine, Wushu, acupuncture, systematic knowledge and discernment of the many symptoms of hundreds of diseases, the use for medicinal purposes of snake venom and the secretions of lizards has become a real discovery for the civilized world. Its rich heritage still not fully utilized and unexplored – but the undoubted high efficiency and accuracy. Our time has come more than 8 thousand treatises on medicine. The oldest of them, “Huang di nazzi” (medical encyclopedia Huang di), was written by several generations of nameless authors in the years 475-221 BC, in the form of dialogues mythical physician Qi Bo by ancient Chinese ancestor, the Yellow Emperor Huang di. The treatise consists of 18 volumes, over 140 thousand characters.
We are talking about the Emperor Huang di, who ruled in the basin of the yellow river in the XXVI century BC, 2592 BC so this figure is quite real. The arrival of Huang di and his assistants has resulted in the “great glow of lightning, girded JI star in the constellation of the Dipper (URSA major)
Huang di and his team taught people how to make boats, harnesses for oxen, digging wells, manufacturing musical instruments, to build defensive walls, to be treated by acupuncture, keep a calendar. Continue reading
Research on the protection of medicinal plants against harmful organisms was carried out by staff, the VILAR center and zonal networks in different regions of Russia. To determine the prevalence of pests, diseases and weeds for medicinal cultures were carried out phytosanitary inspection of crops.
When studying the species composition of weeds was found that in crops medicinal crops observed mixed type of infestation. The main are annual dicotyledonous weeds (chamomile, chamomile odorless, chamomile dog, starwort average, knotweed, shepherd’s purse, winter cress ordinary, pigweed white, grechishka Tatar, Gnaphalium uliginosum), grasses (annual meadow grass), creeping-rooted perennial (sow Thistle, quackgrass). Development of a system of fractional (double) application of the herbicide roundup on the fallow, intended for planting medicinal crops, contributed to a considerable reduction of contamination of crops medicinal crops this year, including perennial creeping-rooted weeds like sow Thistle, couch grass, dandelion.
Against harmful insects it should be noted that in 2005 the highest prevalence on crops Hypericum had a leaf, the four-o’clock, rhubarb and plantain – flea beetles, aromatic plants (oregano, hyssop, bee balm, susnik) were infested by leafhoppers 100% average degree. For the first time significant damage to the forest by mallow Malvaceae leaf. Continue reading