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
Every year the population’s interest in traditional medicine is constantly increasing. Accordingly, there is a growing popularity of medicinal herbs that are frequently used for the treatment of children and adults in the home. Sometimes trying to grow medicinal plants and residents of large cities, but their opportunities are limited. Many people use for growing medicinal plants in their plots. The Amateur gardeners achieve wonderful results not only in the aspect of harvesting medicinal plants, but also in the decoration of the suburban area with beautiful flowers and herbs that is planned in advance.
Growing in the garden for healthy plants, people practiced for many centuries. The history of the cultivation of medicinal herbs is very ancient. However, in recent decades the population of our country a bit away from this useful and fascinating traditions, and only a few years ago, the interest in the pharmaceutical kitchen gardens began to increase sharply. Let’s look at how to properly plant, place and care for medicinal herbs. the bushes and trees.
Usually for beginners in this case just two or three not too large or obychnym beds for flowers. It is recommended not to plant medicinal herbs mixed in with vegetables and fruit, and to dedicate to them a separate planting area that is to be placed near to the dishes, it is not for nothing Apothecary garden sometimes, people call or aromatic kitchen. It’s really very convenient, when all the necessary herbs are at some moment at hand.
Land for medicinal plants it is necessary to prepare since autumn. First, the earth dug up, removed the weeds and roots of weeds, after which you can already lay out the beds. Most effort requires the preparation of the soil for perennial crops, which greatly simplifies the care of plants in future years. 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