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The cultivation of medicinal herbs

Many herbs can be grown at home in a box or a pot on the windowsill, the balcony or loggia. For many centuries people ate different herbs as seasoning and in various diseases. Modern research confirms the role of herbs for the promotion and maintenance of health.

Many herbs are very easy to grow at home. It’s cheaper than buying them at the pharmacy and will always have fresh herbs on hand.

Most herbs are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and carminative properties. Another plus – green plants always decorate the house, it heals a great hobby, which is a very beneficial effect on health. After caring for houseplants is always reassuring.

Top 10 medicinal herbs that can be grown at home

Basil. Basil is widely used in the preparation of many dishes. And Basil has healing properties. Basil has antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In the composition of Basil contain vitamins A, C, K, micro and macro elements manganese, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.

Basil can be used to treat flatulence, lack of appetite, increased gas separation, headaches, coughing, kamnjah the kidneys, nausea. Can with Basil to make a mask for acne, applied to cuts. Continue reading

Five Superfoods which everyone should know

Relatively recently in this regard in Russia spoke about the so-called Superfoods (superfood). This is a group of natural products, combining the fruits of the plants, karenia, sprouts, seaweeds and seeds. It is believed that the prefix “super” they are indebted for their nutrients, the concentration of which they are much more than in all other products.

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Marketers left and right tell us that with regular use in combination with the General principles of good nutrition, Superfoods erase the traces of improper lifestyle, unbalanced diets and even the negative impact of bad environment. However, to date, there is no global medical research proving the therapeutic effects of such food.

But it is known that almost all products from the group of Superfoods used for thousands of years. Say at once that they never replaced the normal nutrition, Superfoods always went in addition to it.

But, as usual, in the pursuit of fashion people often forget to understand what actually are these natural food additives.

Varieties of Superfoods there are many. In Russia very popular so far acquired five products. We will understand in order that they represent.

In recent years interest towards small coral-red fruits of a Bush of Goji is marketed as a “cure-all”, having allegedly unique concentration of microelements and antioxidants. Continue reading

Aloe (century plant) – the benefits and harms of aloe juice

What is aloe Vera?

In scientific classification, aloe belongs to the succulent perennial plants monocots stargazing class centuriesago family. The above genus includes tree, shrub and grass installation in dense fleshy leaves, collected in typical outlets. The edges of the leaves can be topped with cilia, spines, or teeth, as well as classical smooth structure.

At the moment the world has about five hundred different species of aloe, in Russia, mainly distributed real aloe classic, “tiger” analog and a tree (called the “century plant”). Initially, aloe Vera spread throughout the world from the African continent and the Arabian Peninsula, some species have existed in the Canary Islands.

In the composition of plants includes quite a large number of substances is a powerful natural antioxidant, allantoin, beta carotene and vitamin complexes, and polysaccharides, glycosides, enzymes, fitontsidy, sterols and other substances that have a biologically active nature.

Use aloe

Aloe is one of the first plants in the world, which began to be used for medicinal purposes. According to some, the first medical written sources, Dating back to a thousand BC, contain recipes for concoctions and compresses the above plant.

At the moment, traditional medicine knows hundreds of ways to use aloe Vera pulp and juice, though both as external and internal funds.

The plant has a pronounced healing properties, helps to tighten wounds and cuts. In addition, aloe Vera pulp is used for the normalization of the gastrointestinal system and in the treatment of duodenal ulcers and as a restorative means after the ulcer. Continue reading

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