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Herbs and medicinal plants

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

Medicinal plants of the Krasnodar region, Kuban

Acorus calamus .

Perennial herbaceous plant. Used to improve digestion in the gastro-intestinal diseases.

Althaea officinalis .

Perennial herbaceous plant. Used as an anti-inflammatory, expectorant.

The Berberis vulgaris . Branching shrub. Used in cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, chronic hepatitis.

Black henbane . Biennial winter plant. Used as an antispasmodic and pain relievers. Black henbane is poisonous.

Birch. Deciduous tree. Used as a diuretic and cholagogue. Preparations of the fungus (mushroom) is used for gastritis and malignant tumors of the stomach, lungs and other organs.

Hawthorn croviana red . High shrub. Preparations of hawthorn (tincture of the flowers, the fruit extract) is used as a cardiotonic agent, in functional disorders of cardiac activity, heart failure.

The elder black. Shrub. The flowers have diaphoretic, diuretic, astringent, and mild disinfectant properties. Infusion of flowers is used for colds, as a diaphoretic. Externally they are used for rinsing with inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity and throat.

Cornflower blue . Odnoletnego biennial plant. Used as a mild diuretic means at diseases of kidneys and bladder. Continue reading

What is alternative medicine?

How to live long and be healthy? Look around, nature is everywhere gives us clues.

If a person is in harmony with the environment, and the health he does not complain. But if man moves away from nature, ceases to listen to your body, it is vulnerable to disease, both body and soul. Believing that it will save an expensive tablet, people delude themselves. Having tried the possible and impossible methods of traditional medicine . he is like a drowning man at a straw, grabs are not always clear and understandable tools and methods of folk, or alternative, medicine.

Alternative medicine approaches to diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases that for one reason or another have not received universal acceptance among physicians. Most of these approaches has deep historical roots and are based more on an assessment of the manifestations of the disease, than the study of its causes and mechanisms. The so-called folk remedies of medicine of the West and the East complement and enrich modern official medicine.

For alternative medicine are characterized by the absence of clear rules.

In the heritage of folk healers from different countries presented extensive knowledge of alternative medicine, such as:

Aromatherapy — treatment with odours.

Apitherapy — the treatment of produktangebot;

Phytotherapy — treatment with medicinal herbs (receiving infusions of various plants and herbs has a beneficial effect on the work of the whole organism, cleanses the vital organs and blood from toxins, enhances the protective functions of the organism without adverse effects on organs, as it can be when taking chemical preparations); Continue reading