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
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