Macadamia belongs to the proteaceae family is a fairly common in South Africa and Australia. Proteaceae species are plants, well adapted to life in arid climates, so they have hard leaves, but underground they have special bodies that can retain moisture.
Just macadamia is native to Australia. It is a small tree that reaches 15 meters in height, and having rigid leaves, as in most proteaceae. Many believe the fruit of this plant is nuts. Now they can be found not only in Australia. They are grown in other countries, for example, in South America. Australians regard the macadamia sacred, because I know about the many healing properties of this plant. Outside of Australia, the macadamia fruits are considered very expensive compared to other nuts, so the technology of their Assembly and workpiece is very complicated.
They have a rounded shape, with a diameter of about two cm and very hard surface.
This nut was named after a friend of one Australian scientist Muller – John Mac – Adam. The Australians call it, of course in his own way, using the names of different medicinal properties of this plant.
Since the nuts were growing previously, only in Australia in 1970 in Queensland planted the first trees, and nut business began to flourish, so these nuts are also called Queensland.
Originaldatei are very expensive – over $ 30 per kilogram, because, in spite of attempts to develop this activity, nuts are still grown quite a few. Their production on an industrial scale has not yet mastered, they are very difficult to grow and purify. But the main thing is that they are expensive – large amount of valuable, natural ingredients.
These nuts contain proteins, fats, carbohydrates, natural sugars, mineral substances, vitamins and minerals – potassium and calcium. Continue reading
Used in medicine, medicinal herbs are very diverse. And each plant has its nutrients that help people to get rid of different diseases. But the purpose of all grasses are different, so there are several species that are used to treat diseases.
Herbs that contain hemostatic elements . These include the Burnet, plantain, yarrow, nettle, barberry, shepherd’s purse. These plants successfully stopped lung, uterine, gastrointestinal bleeding, accelerate wound healing and relieve pain.
Diuretic herbs – the fruits of fennel, leaves of bearberry, cowberry, birch buds, flowers of cornflower, curly parsley, elecampane root. Improve the micronutrients in the human body water-salt metabolism, so it does not occur, the swelling is due to the fact that the kidneys can not cope with the load. These plants remove excess fluid from the body.
Choleretic herbs – tansy, Helichrysum, milk Thistle, dandelion, corn silk, calendula, lemon balm, rose hips and other Plants of this species and promote the excretion of bile from the gallbladder, and also prevent its accumulation. Choleretic fees are used for the treatment of gastrointestinal tract, biliary tract, gall bladder, inflammatory processes of the pancreas. The plants used in the treatment of various skin conditions – calendula flowers, burdock root, hop cones, succession, nettle,celandine. The collection of these herbs promotes rapid healing of wounds, effective treatment of pustular and fungal skin diseases. Plants contain various resins, essential oils and other anti-inflammatory micronutrients. Continue reading
Plants containing pharmacologically active substances and which have different therapeutic effects on the body, are called medicinal plants. In the world there are about 500 thousand species of herbs and plants, but only about 5% of them have more or less investigated for pharmacological activity and are medicinal plants.
Our country has enormous wealth and diversity of plant species. Only higher plants contains more than 21 thousand Of them each year for medical purposes is grown and harvested slightly more than 200 species of medicinal herbs and plants.
There is a vast reserve of still unexplored new drug rastenii, herbs and drugs from them. In recognition of new therapeutic agents is often of great importance has rich experience of traditional medicine.
Chemical compounds isolated from medicinal plants often serve as a model for industrial synthesis of similar or even more effective drugs. Basically the same medicinal herbs and plants – all levels of responsibility of the source medicinal plants for isolation of active ingredients and intermediates for the synthesis of such effective remedies, corticosteroids, sex hormones, etc.
Currently, more than 30% of medicines medicinecabinet prepares from medicinal vegetative raw material, obtained from medicinal herbs and plants. On the basis of medicinal plants produced about 80% of drugs used in cardiovascular diseases and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. However, the demand for medicinal plant raw materials of many species are not yet fully satisfied.
The study of medicinal plants has been addressed by many research institutions in the country, including the all-Russian research Institute of medicinal plants (VILAR), pharmaceutical and medical institutes etc. Continue reading