Herbs - Do not fall for the hook charlatans

July 20th, 2008

 medicinal herbs
 In recent years, both among doctors and among those growing craving for the use of plants for therapeutic purposes. What is the problem the use of medicinal plants? The problem is, and it lies in the fact that examples of effective healing herbs actions are transmitted from person to person, often pushing patients to resort to unauthorized persons, the main thing for which no treatment, and business. But ignorance and uncontrolled use of medicinal injuries can cause irreparable harm to the body.

 Herbs - Do not fall for the hook charlatans

The dangers arising from the use of medicinal herbs

The common opinion about the complete safety of medicinal plants is not true. When self-medication are possible poisoning, complications of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, as well as many others, up to miscarriages in pregnant women. But the main danger lies in the fact that medicinal herbs can gently ease the course of the disease, however disguised it, and therefore, the patient seek medical help too late. Therefore, medicinal herbs may appoint a doctor.

 Herbs - Do not fall for the hook charlatans

How to prepare medicines from plants

Medicinal plants are used in the form of decoctions, infusions of water, oil infusions and alcohol tinctures. From flowers, thin leaves, herbs, most fruit and seeds are generally prepared infusions. For this plant material is poured boiling water in a sealed container and heated on a boiling water bath Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures  Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures
   15 minutes. Of the more coarse parts of plants (dense leaves, bark, roots and rhizomes) - teas. Decoction occurs in a similar manner, but the heating time increased to 30 minutes.

Not all of the nutrients in the plants dissolve in water. To remove the fat-soluble substances using vegetable oils - sunflower oil, soybean oil, almond oil, olive oil and so on.

 Herbs - Do not fall for the hook charlatans

How many medicinal plants?

This question is difficult to answer, because not all properties of the plant fully understood. In our country there are about 20,000 different species of plants, of which drugs are officially recognized and included in the State Pharmacopoeia of Russia about two hundred and about the same, are not included in it, used in folk medicine.

 Herbs - Do not fall for the hook charlatans

The benefits of herbs

Herbs - an effective means of treating and preventing diseases, particularly such as gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, gallbladder disease, bowel, kidney and urinary tract. Herbal medicine is indicated in neurosis, loss of strength, menopausal disorders, and so on.

Herbs have fewer side effects than chemicals, they are less likely to cause allergic reactions. Skillfully drawn charges may have to be taken for years without harm to the patient, which is especially important in chronic diseases. Patients who are on long-term diet and the host grass is not suffer avitaminosis, as in natural herbs contains complex vitamin to the organism in an optimum combination. Infusions of herbs normalize the natural intestinal microflora, and cholesterol, inhibit the development of atherosclerosis and related complications.

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   normalizes the activity of the nervous system, regulates blood pressure, blood flow to the heart and brain, improve sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 , Increases efficiency.

Herbs have a further advantage over synthetic pills that they preserve the pristine complex therapeutic beginning, hence their complex effect on the body.

 Herbs - Do not fall for the hook charlatans

The mechanism of action of medicinal herbs

The mechanism of the beneficial effect of herbs is not yet fully disclosed. But it is known that their effectiveness depends on the drug content of a complex series of chemical substances that have a variety of effects on the body.

Some herbs contain alkaloids - nitrogen-containing organic compounds, which are often determined by the properties of poisonous plants. In low doses alkaloids are valuable drugs which are used to treat many diseases (atropine, ephedrine Ephedrine - a natural adrenaline?  Ephedrine - a natural adrenaline?
 Caffeine, morphine, etc.).

No less dangerous (and useful) glycosides. Especially widely used as cardiac glycosides, which are used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, increasing the activity of the heart muscle (eg strophanthin). Alkaloids and glycosides are used only under medical supervision.

Bitterness increase the secretory activity of glands of the gastrointestinal tract, stimulate the appetite and improve digestion, are bracing (wormwood, dandelion, yarrow).

Essential oils - is a complex mixture of aromatic volatiles. They have a multifaceted effect: antibacterial, antispasmodic (relieves muscle tension internal organs), anti-inflammatory and so on.

In addition, plants contain vitamins, trace elements and many other chemical compounds having a wide variety of properties.

Herbs can provide you with invaluable help in the treatment, but they should be used wisely and under the guidance of a doctor.

Galina Romanenko

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St. John's wort in the sinus - using natural antibiotic

March 29, 2013

 St. John's wort in the sinus
   The inflammation that develops in the sinuses, is an infectious nature. The main role in the fight against different types of microorganisms is given antibiotics. Many people prefer natural remedies for the treatment, and in this case, St. John's wort in the sinus is a great alternative when choosing a method of treatment.

 St. John's wort in the sinus - using natural antibiotic

Possible use for sinusitis

In its natural properties of St. John's wort is a unique plant with antibacterial properties, it contributes to the destruction of a large number of pathogens that caused inflammation. We should not think that St. John's wort can completely replace the synthetic antibacterial agents. Together with them, this plant increases the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions in chronic sinusitis Chronic sinusitis - the effect on health  Chronic sinusitis - the effect on health
 . Antibacterial, antiseptic properties of the plant due to the presence in the composition of volatile production. The main indications for St. John's wort is a chronic form of sinusitis. If it is an acute or purulent process, the treatment strategy should be radically revised. In St. John's wort also contains vitamins (vitamin C and PP), so this plant helps to strengthen immunity Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system  Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system
   and can be used to prevent development to prevent acute sinusitis. Important therapeutic properties of St. John's wort is an analgesic effect when it is used, which is especially important in long-term course of the disease.

With the purpose of treatment can be used St. John's wort to local procedures or ingestion. At home, spend nasal lavage decoction of hypericum. Herbs pour boiling water (a glass of water, only one teaspoon), give the brew, necessarily filtered. Prepare a broth recommended several treatments throughout the day. If St. John's wort is indicated for sinusitis for internal use, it is necessary to prepare the infusion. The infusion is prepared at the rate of 20 g herb St. John's wort in a glass of boiling water. It is necessary to drink hot 150g for single dose per day to three times, with the duration of administration should be at least twelve days.

 St. John's wort in the sinus - using natural antibiotic

The effectiveness of using a combination of several herbs

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   It allows the use of specific therapeutic compositions of several plants. At home, patients can use such compositions for topical instillation into the nose or inhaled. Ingredients include the following plants:

  • St. John's Wort (15 grams)
  • Cudweed (10 g)
  • chamomile (10 g)

These plants need to individually weld each in three beakers. When they infusion should be thoroughly mixed. Such therapeutic mixture is instilled in the nasal passage of five drops three times a day. This composition can be used for inhalations. The duration of inhalation should not exceed five minutes, and the only course of treatment will require ten to twelve treatments.

St. John's wort can be combined with yarrow, burdock, plantain Psyllium - helps the kidneys and stomach  Psyllium - helps the kidneys and stomach
 , Origanum vulgare, Calendula officinalis, bird cherry and other herbs for inhalation. At home, such a procedure is convenient to use a kettle on the nose that suits or paper funnel or tube through which the patient must breathe in hot steam. The question of the need to repeat the treatment the doctor must decide on the basis of an evaluation of the clinical course of sinusitis.

Marina Solovyov

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  • treatment of sinusitis folk remedies