Useful article about the peculiarities of care and cultivation in the garden of medicinal herbs such as: lemon balm, mint, yarrow, oregano and sage.
Although lemon balm, yarrow, mint, oregano and sage are developing in natural conditions, it is wiser and better to grow them at the cottage or in the garden. Complex in this is nothing as the herbs are wild and do not require special care. A minimum of effort and a desire to grow medicinal plants in your garden or home is all you need. Some species can be used as ornamental plants for fresh air in the room.
The cultivation of medicinal herbs:
For lemon balm will fit slightly shaded area, for example near the wall or fence. The soil should be fertilized and moist. It is worth remembering that it is growing strongly, so may take extra territory. In the hot season it is necessary to monitor irrigation. To propagate the plant you seeds or from the root. To speed up the process, you should soak the seeds before planting in warm water or try to grow them in containers with water.
It should be noted that Melissa can grow on a windowsill or balcony as indoor plants, giving the room the scent of freshness and a pleasing light lemon smell. To care for her is quite simple. Potrebuetsia lighted window, ready mixed soil and timely watering. It is desirable that the pot at the same time lived several sprouts. Continue reading
There are about 200 species of Kalanchoe, but is used in medical practice Kalanchoe pinnate. Under natural conditions, Kalanchoe grows in South America and Southeast Asia, where it grows up to 1.5 meters, but it very often can be seen as a houseplant, thanks to medicinal and decorative properties.
For treatment take the ground part of the plant, when the stems reach 40-60 cm and the lower part of the stem becomes thick.
Kalanchoe pinnate has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, stimulating and tonic effect, and most importantly — is a powerful stimulator of tissue regeneration, ie, promotes rapid cleansing and healing of wounds and ulcers.
Kalanchoe malotoksicnam, reduces inflammation. Particularly good results are obtained when the treatment of burns and fractures.
Fresh washed chopped leaves, Kalanchoe juice, tincture Kalanchoe is used in wounds, ulcers, bedsores, trophic ulcers, abscesses, abrasions, panaritiums, erysipelas, osteomyelitis, fractures of the skin and nipples of the Breasts of nursing mothers, cervical erosion, inflammation “of the middle ear.
In addition to the juice and tincture, Kalanchoe is used in the form of lotions, drops, tampons, ointments.
For burns the juice Kalanchoe smachiwausa beaten egg whites and apply to the affected skin surface.
Trophic ulcers are treated thus: the gauze in 4-5 layers, wet Kalanchoe juice and apply on the affected area. When burning to the juice added solution of procaine (1%)- 0.5 ml. Continue reading