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
To have a beautiful smile everyone dreams, but often we forget about the factors that affect its beauty. Smoking, alcohol, excessive consumption of black tea, coffee or sweets – all of us cherished these habits prevail and the dream of a Hollywood smile is shattered. Teeth turn yellow, decay, the gums become inflamed, bleed, and eventually we run to the dentist in hopes to get rid of “new problems”.
Actually the health and beauty of our teeth is not the result of treatment, and proper care and prevention of all kinds of “dental diseases”. The basis for the health and beauty of our teeth, of course, is primarily a proper diet.
To make the tooth enamel strong . you need to eat more raw vegetables and fruits, and dairy products and fish.
For healthy gums it is recommended to chew pine, currant and Rowan sprigs-the shoots, it would not hurt to purchase a stick of Miswak .
To bacteria multiply in the mouth, after meals is recommended to eat a piece of Apple or cheese.
Surprisingly, even with today’s modern drugs and treatment methods, many people prefer folk remedies.
In unconventional medicinemedicine and breastfeeding are perhaps the main procedures for the care of teeth and gums. Especially when the problem is known or not to visit the dentist.
Strengthen teeth and improve salivation. During the morning the cleaning type of mouth cold boiled water and rinse for 3 minutes, then slowly swallow in 3 SIPS. Continue reading
Nasturtium is a great plant Pharmacopoeia and is not used official Russian medicine, but because of its healing properties is widely used in traditional and non-traditional medicine of other countries (in some European countries, South America, New Zealand, etc.).
In folk medicine for therapeutic purposes, usually used all parts of the nasturtium. They make water infusions, decoctions, alcohol tinctures, rubbing and squeeze the juice. These drugs nasturtium indicated for metabolic disorders, kidney and gallstones, inflammatory diseases of the lymph nodes. nervous diseases (with increased irritability and excitability) and depression and viral diseases as cold and flu remedies, in diseases of the lungs and upper respiratory tract, chronic bronchitis.
Contraindications and side effects
If you frequently use a large amount of greens nasturtium may occur irritation of the intestines and stomach, so people suffering from stomach ulcers and gastritis should use the herb with caution. Also not recommended to use tinctures, bitters and freshly squeezed juice of nasturtium children, pregnant women, lactating women, lizums individual intolerance and a tendency to allergic reactions. Continue reading