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
Type 2 diabetes: national treatment is possible? Yes, if the disease has mild or moderate severity. Do not think that the use of folk remedies fully heal from the disease – mostly, their effect relates to the prevention of complications. It is strongly recommended not to ignore the treatment of diabetes mellitus prescribed by an endocrinologist – it can be dangerous to life and health.
What methods of folk treatment of diabetes of the second type are the most popular?
Treatment of bee products
Traditionally, honey for diabetics is not useful, because it has a high glycemic index. But the use of propolis reduces the level of blood glucose and strengthening the immune system.
The use of herbs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Cinnamon – a product that is extremely useful for diabetics. It normalizes carbohydrate metabolism and enhances the action of insulin. Produced special Supplements on the basis of cinnamon, as well as popular recipes from its use – for example, a cocktail of cinnamon and kefir. It is used not only by those who have symptoms of diabetes, but also people who want to lose weight.
Another folk remedy that not only reduces the amount of sugar in blood and reduces cholesterol level – turmeric. Continue reading
Prolonged and intensive Smoking (nicotine) negatively affects the nervous centers located in the spinal cord that regulate sexual activity. Regular consumption alkoholittomia drinks for a long time leads to the decrease in the number of germ cells and decrease their viability. Infertility also occurs when a lack of food trace element zinc and vitamin E.
Some causes of male infertility:
1. Lifestyle and environmental factors.
It is believed that some chemical compounds ruining modern men, even in the embryo: for example – estrogens, pesticides, detergents, chlorine compounds and wood preservatives. In the body of an adult male pesticides cause the formation of antibodies that attack the sperm, and disinfecting components and estrogens in drinking water inhibit the production.
2. Insufficient kolichestvennoi in the semen can cause a decrease in sperm motility. Fructose, apparently, is the energy resource of sperm.
3. Temporary infertility may occur due to improper diet for a long time, in particular because of insufficient amounts in the diet of vitamins C, A, D, E, etc.
4. Disturbed balance of hormones in the body (mainly the pituitary, thyroid. of the adrenal glands). The decrease in the level of hormones leads to the formation of defective sperm and to infertility.
5. Antisperm antibodies. Continue reading