World of plants – the greatest miracle of nature, the realm of beauty and healing our wealth. In the structure of the biosphere the entire animal world can be considered as the consuming organs, and vegetable – as energostrategia producing. Thus, the role of plants in human life is difficult to overestimate. In General it is a powerful component of physical and mental health of humans and animals. It is known that since ancient times plants were used as therapeutic and prophylactic agents. For thousands of years in every region of the selected plants for these purposes, created a healing and preventive recipes (India, Tibet, China, Mongolia).
The interest in medicinal plants and preparations from them is determined by the entire lifestyle of humanity. The harmful effects of chemicals found in the environment, synthetic drugs, to which man is not adapted evolutionary, chemical food additives lead to allergic diseases.
In connection with the above, it is highly relevant to the issues of resource discovery and extraction of these drugs, possessing tonic, adaptive, antioxidant and other activities. They are necessary for rehabilitation, prevention, protection from stress, for correction of some physiological functions in Oncology, geriatrie etc. As shown by experimental studies, many of medicinal plants used in folk medicine for allergic conditions, have a pronounced antihistamine activity, such as the common cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) . Essential oils and terpenoid fractions of wild rosemary (Ledum palustre) in acute inflammatory conditions hinder the development of vascular abnormalities and associated exudative phenomena. Continue reading
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
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