MEDICINAL PLANTS AGAINST HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY
Immunological resistance of the body depends on many factors. Organs of the immune system produce T – and b-lymphocytes and antibodies – a “weapon” to combat alien invasive elements. Regulation of this process involves the hormones produced by the endocrine organs – the pituitary and adrenal cortex, and total control of immune processes by the Central nervous system. In addition, for full immune protection important normal operation of the excretory organs: liver, kidneys, intestines.
The failure of any of the systems leads to a state of immunodeficiency in which the body doesn’t respond well to foreign substances and does not provide the necessary protection. Often develop hypersensitivity to certain substances – Allergy, but in severe cases, there chronic autoimmune diseases.
Uvelichivaetsya technogenic environmental pollution, chemicals used in agriculture, saturation of food preservatives, widely used in pharmaceutical preparations, constant stress – all contribute to occurrence of immune deficiency. Modern pharmaceutical science has developed an Arsenal of synthetic drugs designed to withstand immunodeficiencies. Basically it’s the hormones of the thymus and adrenal cortex and their analogues, which hold so-called “substitution therapy”.Chronic diseases such treatment is prescribed internally for quite a long period, and eventually this leads to even greater weakening of the functions “substituted for” authority. There is also often a side effects.
In such cases, it is appropriate to remember about natural immunomodulators. Unlike the preparations of the thymus and synthetic analogues of the hormones of the adrenal cortex herbal immunomodulators provide a smooth, consistent recovery of functional capacity of immune organs, disrupting hormonal balance (except licorice).
Plants containing silicic acid, stimulate the production by the thymus T-lymphocytes and activate their interaction with b-lymphocytes. These include knotweed, nettle, clover, lungwort, couch grass, yarrow, horsetail, chicory, and edible plants – buckwheat, peas, soybeans, beans.
Normalize the function of the adrenal cortex promote plants hub of the trace mineral manganese. In this group we can mention the marsh Labrador tea, red clover, spearmint, yarrow, series, sage, eucalyptus leaves, and food plants – apricots, plums, pomegranates, gooseberries, eggplant, onion, garlic, corn, soybeans, oats, barley.
In ensuring the immune system is actively involved zinc. This trace mineral is found in many plants, including currant, buckwheat, peas, beans, sweet red peppers, carrots, beets, oats.
Promotes the production of antibodies selenium, which has anti-tumor activity. Hubs selenium are about 50 medicinal plants, including aloe, hawthorn, oregano, wild strawberry, limonnik Chinese, mother-and-stepmother, parsnips, Rhodiola rosea, chamomile, licorice, celandine, eucalyptus.
The macro element magnesium, participating in the immune processes, facilitates the generation of antibodies, stimulating phagocytosis, has an antistress effect, which is important in disorders of the nervous system. The source of magnesium are fiber-rich vegetables and fruits, including cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, corn, radish, beets. A lot of magnesium in nuts and walnut forest, onions onions, potatoes, wheat germ, buckwheat, oats, millet, barley, peas, beans. Rich in magnesium and rose hips.
By reducing the function of the adrenal cortex, which is responsible for the production of steroid hormones, used medicinal plants, which contain plant steroids similar to hormones of the adrenal glands. Here is a collection recommended in case of insufficiency of the adrenal cortex: take 1 teaspoon pulmonaria officinalis, flowers of viburnum, leaf of black currant and succession tripartite. Pour the mixture of herbs one Cup of boiling water, to insist 40 minutes, strain and take 2-3 tablespoons 3-4 times daily before meals.
One of the reasons for immune deficiency – nervous-mental overstrain. Eliminate it helps plants with sedative and antidepressant properties: hawthorn, Valerian, oregano, St John’s wort, Linden, lemon balm, lungwort, hops, and all plants, concentrating the magnesium. It should be noted antidepressive properties of garden plants, Borago known as “borage”. In addition, this plant enhances the activity of macrophages during phagocytosis.
Plants-antioxidants, normalizing acid-alkaline balance of the body and the state of cell membranes, play an important role in the prevention and correction of immunodeficiency. These include: garnet, knotweed, St. John’s wort, red gear, nettle, Schizandra, sea buckthorn (oil), the true cleavers, milk Thistle, blackcurrant leaf, yarrow, sandy everlasting, tarragon, and plants that contains vitamin E, green peas, cabbage, parsley and onions. I want to emphasize a common weed – starwort average (wood louse), which contains more ascorbic acid than lemons, and is an active antioxidant.
To the use of herbal immunomodulators to be effective and safe, appropriate medical diagnosis of the immune system and the monitoring of treatment results. In addition, plants immunomodulators have a wide range of other therapeutic properties, so the doctor-the phytotherapist is the collection of individual patient taking into account comorbidities.
In the periods of spring and autumn the failure of existing biorhythms of the body immune deficiency is, as a rule, more pronounced. It is recommended to eat in the morning on an empty stomach pomegranate (whole or half), to provide the body with manganese, and at night five to seven walnuts which contain vitamin E and the whole group b vitamins.
One of the manifestations of seasonal immunodeficiency – Allergy to pollen. In spring people who suffer from “hay fever”, it may be advisable to take an infusion of hyssop medicinal 1/4 Cup 3-4 times a day before meals. The infusion prepared from the calculation 1 teaspoon on a boiled water glass, insist 40 minutes.
In case of allergic rhinitis recommend the following collection: take 1 teaspoon black elderberry flowers, oak bark, flowers of a mallow forest and sage. Pour the mixture of herbs with one Cup boiling water, insist 20 minutes, strain and take 1/4 Cup 3 times a day before meals. This infusion can also rinse your nose.
Here is another collection used for seasonal allergies: take up to 10 parts of chamomile flowers and horsetail, 5 parts succession tripartite, licorice and flowers of viburnum, three parts of sage and lemon balm. One tablespoon of the mixture pour 400 g of boiling water and infuse for 40 minutes; take 1/4 Cup 3 times a day after meals.
Another useful tool – cypress essential oil, use 1 drop in grain “capsule” 2 times a day after meals.