Vinegar great and terrible


To begin, let, synthetic vinegar was invented by the German scientist K. Hoffmann in 1898. However, this product, only natural, was known to ancient Slavs. In “Domostroi” stated his recipe: “After the wort syrup to make sour four weeks, or longer, on the stove, and put in the vinegar honey molasses with gribenko or more, Yes peas a little bit of wheat to add a little, and also put cranberries and oak bark, and sometimes iron.”

The most acidic

Avicenna wrote that the vinegar in the East they make from grapes, raisins, sugar, dates, honey, rice and other products. This natural elixir is a storehouse of vitamins, mineral salts, trace elements. I must say that the vinegar is the acid. It was used by the ancient Greeks, and the word in Greek means “sour”. He was a dear and valuable product: even Cleopatra prepared a special drink of vinegar, dissolving pearls in it and thus obtaining the elixir of youth.

So what is vinegar? It is the result of fermentation lactic acid bacteria and depending on the raw material is alcohol, wine, fruit, beer, honey. In stores we see vinegar in 3-, 6 – and 9% interest, this means that vinegar in 100g contains 3 g of uksousnokisloy, double vinegar — 6 g, triple — 9 g acid.

Earlier alchemists vinegar was extracted by dry distillation of wood (bark, branches, sawdust). Now, in addition to acetic acid, you get wine, lactic, malic, citric and other acids. So, tartaric acid is produced from special salt deposited on the surface of wine barrels, milk — sugar waste molasses, lemon from. sugar and synthetic malic is from coal. 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

Medicinal plants and their use

Medicinal plants is a huge treasure which people have used for thousands of years in its history. Even now, in the era of rapid development of chemistry and biotechnology, medicines from plants is about half of all drugs used in medicine. And despite notable advances achieved in recent times by the pharmaceutical industry, medicinal plants occupy an important place in the medical Arsenal.

There are the following types of herbs: official medicinal plants and plants used in folk medicine. The first type includes plants used as raw material for the manufacture of drugs. The second group is part of a huge list of medicinal plants, not recognized by official medicine, but is widely used to treat ailments around the world.

Especially actively use recipes from medicinal plants in poor countries where conventional medicine is simply not available to the broad masses of the population.

The history of medicinal plants

The human use of herbal medicines has a long history. Probably, people started to use plants for healing ailments and wounds another before he began to use them for food. Our ancestors began to use the healing properties of medicinal plants, relying not on knowledge and experience, and on cutey animal intuition.

Studying sites of ancient people, archaeologists often find special tools for the preparation of medicines from plants. The first written evidence of the use of medicinal properties of plants found in Ancient Assyria. Most active medicinal plants used by the physicians of Ancient Egypt. Continue reading

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