An international team of experts conducted a number of studies that were aimed at studying the impact of some fauna, on the human body and its recovery. Through observations and research, experts were able to understand what type of fauna can help a person in recovery, and sometimes complete healing from our physical ailments, and mental.
In addition, the researchers were able to prove that his ability to heal people, animals open new possibilities for medicine, in the treatment of such serious diseases as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, diabetes, serious disorder and more.
For example, according to the experts, cats are just a source of health. Thanks to these cute fluffy lumps, people can cure many ailments. The first is of course the mental disorder, neurosis, depression, stress, mental disorders. In addition, a well-known fact that 20 minutes with a cat vyrovnat the heartbeat and stabilizes blood pressure. The list of diseases that can cure the cat is very long, it includes: pathology of the respiratory system, including asthma, diseases of digestive system, functional disorders of the musculo-dvigatelnogo, joint diseases, alcoholism, drug addiction, fractures, injuries, diseases of the reproductive system. And it’s great, because almost any person will tell you with one hundred percent certainty, it’s nice to pet the cat and as immediately becomes easy, even just in her presence.
Dogs, according to scientists – trained person to a healthy lifestyle. After all, it should at least go for a walk, and maybe even to do Jogging, but still not once a day. Thus, dogs help to maintain a slim figure, walking in the fresh air lead to the absence of depression, in addition to preventing cardiovascular disease is provided to You. It should also be noted that the dog can sniff cancer at an early stage. And its saliva has anti-bacterial properties. And what can we say about dogs – the dogs that replace his master’s eyes or while you can recognize an attack of epilepsy in his master, thereby saving his life. Continue reading
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 of a network of responsible suppliers.
The healing properties of herbs Altai is known far beyond the borders of the region: today the Altai teas, cosmetics enriched with herbs and various balms can be found not only on the shelves of Altai, but also in shops of most Russian cities.
High demand is known, creates and offer: thousands of local people involved in the process of harvesting medicinal herbs. For many, this work is the main source of income. However, few people know about the consequences of uncontrolled harvesting of plants: irresponsible collectors mercilessly destroy many rare species.
WWF and charitable project “World around you” the Corporation “Siberian health” was launched in the Altai program on responsible harvesting of medicinal plants by the locals. The main goal of the project was to teach the population the correct harvesting herbs: what types, in what terms, in what ways and in what quantity can be procured, as well as their properly dried and processed.
“A positive outcome from these programs is huge, — says project coordinator of the Altai-Sayan division of WWF Elena Repetunova. — With the right approach and careful attitude to plants, such procurement can become a significant legal and quite sustainable source of income for the local population, and most importantly, this alternative method will not harm the unique ecosystems of the Mountain Altai”. 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