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The use of medicinal plants in folk medicine

The use of medicinal plants in scientific and folk medicine has a long tradition. They have long enjoyed popularity among the population.

Currently in academic medicine, there are about 250 species of medicinal plants and raw materials obtained on their basis. Folk medicine knows much more. Description of medicinal properties of plants due to the presence of various composition and structure of natural biologically active substances (glycosides, polysaccharides, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, vitamins, minerals, acids, enzymes, etc.)

The benefits of medicinal plants

Based on the chemical nature of the active agent, medicinal plants have several biological activities and are used in the treatment of many diseases. The advantage of medicinal plants over synthetic drugs is that they are contained in those substances act on the body the patient comprehensively. It is noticed that therapeutic effect of herbal medicines more effective the more fully preserved natural combination of ingredients. With the destruction of the natural complex of the desired effect is eliminated or greatly attenuated. Continue reading

The use of herbs for health

The use of medicinal herbs without special chemical treatment so effectively that led to the emergence of a whole section of cosmetology, called “phytocosmetics”. Phytocosmetics is a cosmetic herbal drugs, according to

The abundance growing literally under our feet valuable medicinal herbs opened up broad prospects for phytocosmetics.

Until the beginning of XX century the absolute majority of traditional means of Facials, hair and body were fitokosmetiki.

Used to this day recipes packs, facial masks from berries, fruits, vegetables, various extracts from seeds, flowers, herbs, leaves, on the one hand, have their roots in antiquity, and on the other hand, modern makeup put on a strictly scientific basis and now apply a lot of drugs, among which a prominent place occupied by medicinal plants.

Herbal ingredients have a beneficial effect on the skin: improve metabolism, have anti-inflammatory, tonic, astringent, disinfectant action, prevent premature aging of the skin. Continue reading

Types of alternative medicine

Alternative medicine is an approach to the treatment and prevention of disease, with a specific tactics, which primarily assesses the causes and mechanisms of diseases. Important is the fact that many of these approaches appeared long before the formation of modern medicine.

This suggests that formally, they are classic and traditional. Besides there are kinds of alternative medicine: Chinese, Oriental, Tibetan, folk: alternative medicine.

There are several methods used for alternative medicine:

Phytotherapy is the treatment with various medicinal herbs. The use of such herbs in General excellent for the entire body: the blood is purified from toxins, significantly increases the body’s immune system.

Urine therapy – internal or external application of urine of animals or humans to treat. This method in modern medicine is considered dangerous because of the possibility of development of poisoning and the spread of various infections. Continue reading