Herbs
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…

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Inhabitants of Altai taught responsible harvesting of medicinal herbs
WWF and charitable project "World around you" summed up the results of the programme for the sustainable harvesting of medicinal herbs in the Altai. One important outcome was the creation…

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The cultivation of medicinal plants in our own garden

Every year the population’s interest in traditional medicine is constantly increasing. Accordingly, there is a growing popularity of medicinal herbs that are frequently used for the treatment of children and adults in the home. Sometimes trying to grow medicinal plants and residents of large cities, but their opportunities are limited. Many people use for growing medicinal plants in their plots. The Amateur gardeners achieve wonderful results not only in the aspect of harvesting medicinal plants, but also in the decoration of the suburban area with beautiful flowers and herbs that is planned in advance.

Growing in the garden for healthy plants, people practiced for many centuries. The history of the cultivation of medicinal herbs is very ancient. However, in recent decades the population of our country a bit away from this useful and fascinating traditions, and only a few years ago, the interest in the pharmaceutical kitchen gardens began to increase sharply. Let’s look at how to properly plant, place and care for medicinal herbs. the bushes and trees.

Usually for beginners in this case just two or three not too large or obychnym beds for flowers. It is recommended not to plant medicinal herbs mixed in with vegetables and fruit, and to dedicate to them a separate planting area that is to be placed near to the dishes, it is not for nothing Apothecary garden sometimes, people call or aromatic kitchen. It’s really very convenient, when all the necessary herbs are at some moment at hand.

Land for medicinal plants it is necessary to prepare since autumn. First, the earth dug up, removed the weeds and roots of weeds, after which you can already lay out the beds. Most effort requires the preparation of the soil for perennial crops, which greatly simplifies the care of plants in future years. Continue reading

Shamans, spirits and deities of the peoples of the North

Since ancient times the indigenous Yakuts believe in Aiyy, in spirits of Fire, Water, Earth, Hunting, Home. During my trip, we never once asked about religion, meeting with different people, many of them told a very interesting and new things that became the incentive to probe the issue a little deeper on his return home. Of course we were interested in, who are the real Yakut shamans, do they exist actually and what abilities they possess.

We also visited the ethno-estate Atlasov family, where the hostess Valentina Innokentievna showed us several traditional religious rites, spoke about the shamans and tengriism…

Orthodoxy became established in Yakutia with the appearance on the banks of the Lena river the first troops of Russian explorers. Already in 1632 Yakutsk Ostrog chapel was built in the name of the Holy Trinity, and in April 1642 the first Orthodox Church. Orthodox missionary in Yakutia, compared with other regions of the Russian Empire, wore perhaps the most humane and cultural in nature. Until the end of the eighteenth century Christianity in Yakutia was the religion of almost exclusively Russian settlers. The Church was built in fortresses for the Russian population, serious attempts at Christianization of the Yakuts were taken. From the late eighteenth century begin the first mass of the baptism of the indigenous population. At the same time actually shamanism, with his fortune telling, spells, magical healing, not only persisted, but to some stephanidae spread among local Russians.

By the beginning of perestroika in Yakutia practically there was no officially authorized religious life in the early 80-ies throughout Yakutia there was only one Orthodox Church. In 90-ies there has been a revival of religion. Continue reading

The right to engage in national medicine (healing).

reiiikiThe national medicine is healing methods, prevention, diagnosis and treatment, based on the experience of generations of people, entrenched in national traditions and not registered in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

The right on occupation by traditional medicine have citizens of the Russian Federation, received the diploma of a healer, issued by the ministries of health of republics of the Russian Federation, bodies of health administration of the Autonomous region, Autonomous regions, edges, areas, cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The decision to grant the diploma of the healer is made on the basis of an application of a citizen and representation of professional medical Association or a statement of a citizen and a joint submission by professional medical associations and institutions having the license for a specific activity. The diploma of the healer grants the right to engage in folk medicine in the territory under the jurisdiction of the health authority that issued the diploma.

The person who received the diploma of the healer, are engaged in national medicine in the manner prescribed by the local administration in accordance with article 56 these principles.

Use methods of traditional medicine in health care institutions of state or municipal system zdravoohraneniya the decision of the heads of these institutions in accordance with article 43 of these principles.

The sessions of the healer is made by the decision of the health authority issuing the diploma of the healer, and can be appealed in court. Continue reading