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

Physiotherapy: the treatment of sinusitis, pneumonia, otitis

Most of us on the physical representation of the primitive: heating, irradiation with light and all that jazz. Actually, physiotherapy is a lot of different methods of treatment of diseases. About their capabilities, says physiotherapist Elena Lakinska.

Effectively, but is it safe?

“Physio” in Greek means “nature” – that is, treatment with natural or, as experts say, physical factors. At first glance, strange: in any clinic in the physiotherapy – solid technique, what’s the nature? The trick is that these methods of treatment based on the use of electrical, magnetic, electromagnetic fields, energy of light radiation, mechanical stress and so on. Is it safe for the child – a question that is often asked by parents, after all now heard about the negative effects of electrosmog and other unpleasant things. Actually, these are two different things.

Smart machines and devices, created by scientists, can achieve a very soft and gentle effects on the body. Such “intervention” much “more natural” (in the language of professionals – fizjologiczne) than, for example, the effects of many drugs and especially scalpel, because ispolzovanija factors the human body reacts much “safer”. Although, of course, one does not completely replace: the disease is different, and situations. Today, physical therapy can effectively treat (and prevent!) a variety of diseases: allergic, nervous system, ear-throat-nose, internal organs, skin, musculoskeletal system – you name it. Young patients such procedures like much better than pills or injections. And treatment of diseases with pleasure – another important success factor. In modern physiotherapy there are plenty of methods, let us consider the most common. Continue reading


Psoriasis — one of the diagnoses, which is called “shock”. Saw people on body scaly patches — and scared. To the doctor — or foot, and tries to heal itself. We collected many incantations, recipes on the Internet and “on the fence”. About 80% of them were. useless.


— Roxie, I have a problem! — complained to my friend.

— Got pregnant? — I was just joking around.

— No, my skin flakes up blood! The neighbor said it looks like psoriasis, and have asked not to approach her child, lest he be infected, î she said in tears.

In “the Modern Medical Encyclopedia” we read that psoriasis is “a chronic, retidiviruuschem disease recognizable by silvery spots are flaky skin and plaques”. Realized little. Then, leaving shy to go out friend house, I make sure to keep half the town and ripped off the poles all got ads. Unknown entities promised to cure the disease in three weeks way to deal with gas exchange in the body. The sentence seemed light delirium at the molecular level. Sadaba some recipes offered by traditional healers, seemed foolish, some were struck by the complexity of the implementation, and others — were surprised in their composition. Continue reading

Traditional medicine of South America
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Herbs in epilepsy
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