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Major medicinal plants of the Far East

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

Use stevia and brown sugar

Not much to tell about the dangers of white sugar, as many already know all this, so trying to replace brown and white sugar with stevia. However, some people want to know what are the benefits of stevia and brown sugar. Let’s find out more about how useful these products are and whether they harm the body.

Brown sugar

There is a common myth that brown sugar is healthier. But is it? Is this product really so valuable? Or is it another fashion in the common pursuit of healthy eating?

What is brown sugar and how is it different from white? White sugar is produced mainly from sugar beet and contains more than 99.8 per cent sucrose. Is industrial cleaned. Therefore, it is devoid of many minerals and vitamins, although initially they were present in it in large quantities.

Brown sugar is most often made from sugar cane. It contains molasses, is in particular, magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium. Depending on how many contains molasses, brown sugar can be light or dark.

However, it should be borne in mind that we are dealing with a product that consists exclusively of sucrose. If you compare the calorie content of both types of sugar, it turns out that the difference is negligible(100 grams of white sugar contains about 406 calories, and brown about 390). Therefore, if we care about the figure, the consumption of brown sugar is of little use. Better then to withdraw it from the diet completely or limit to minimum. You should pay special attention to the price of brown sugar, this product is “luxury” for most people, because it is significantly more expensive than its white counterpart. There are, however, some difference in taste, so dark sort of sugar has a lot of fans because of these qualities. 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

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