Landscape design on the farm: we grow medicinal plants
Probably, many residents of country houses are trying to take full advantage of the infield. In front of the house often have beautiful rose gardens, ponds, Alpine slides. Behind the…

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Basics and recipes for traditional healing and herbalism.
Take care of your eyes — they will still be useful! Sitting at the computer? Your workplace poorly lit? Very tired eyes at the end of the day? Exercises for…

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Wolves heal veterans from PTSD

Animal shelter in California has developed a program of rehabilitation of veterans who have received during service post-traumatic stress disorder, on the basis of communication with the wolves, reports channel Sky News.

According to the founder of animal rescue centre in Lockwood Matt Simmons and psychologist Lorin Lindner, they developed the program, podglyadev the attempts to treat the consequences of traumatic psyche influences through communication with birds. After this it was decided to join the work of the U.S. Department of veterans Affairs to help those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Contact with wild animals can bring great benefit to people suffering from mental trauma. The shelter animals are about 40 wolves, some of them rescued from traps in Alaska, the other was deposited, when it was found out that by mistake instead of the Pets were bought wild cubs.

Those animals that choose whom to make contact. For those who have PTSD, it’s important. One of its main symptoms is the loss of the ability to trust, to build relationships and to feel safe,” says Dr. Lindner. Continue reading

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