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The harm and benefit of sorrel for the body

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

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

Acupuncture

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

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