Lingonberry - a source of vitamins and a diuretic
October 29, 2009
Mankind has long enjoyed with herbal medicines and only at the end of the 19th century came the first synthetic drugs. Experience of treatment plants, handed down from generation to generation and even today many people prefer to be treated by the fact that nature has given us. And nature has not stinted: many plants have medicinal properties. Lingonberry belongs to the family of heather, it grows as a small evergreen shrubs to 30 cm tall, with a well-developed underground runners. The aerial parts of the plant slightly branched gray-brown, covered with leaves. Leaves cranberries leathery, with a slightly curved bottom edges are stored in the winter. Flowers with chetyrehzubchatoy cup, located at the tips of branches, gathered in hanging brush. The fruit - red berries sour with numerous small seeds, keep the snow until spring.
Flowering cranberries in May-June, fruiting in August and September, in some areas blooms and bears fruit the second in October and even in November. It occurs usually in dry (but sometimes in raw) of pine or fir forests, sunny glades, among the grass, peat bogs, on poor sandy, not containing potassium soil or acidic humus - all of heather grow in acidic soils, alkaline not tolerate . This is due to the fact that almost all heath characterized by co-existence (symbiosis) with mushrooms (fungi for normal development is needed is an acidic environment): roots braided fungal filaments, with heather obtained from fungi matter of humus, mushrooms also get - substances produced plants.
In the middle of the twentieth century there were cultural plantations of cranberries, which yields considerably exceed the yield of wild berries.
Berries cranberries used in the food industry for the saccharification, preparation of jam, marmalade, fillings for chocolates, drinks, etc. They are consumed fresh and candied form, kvass with cabbage, wet apples. Dry powder fruits cranberries are used for the preparation of jellies and marmalades. Fresh berries cooked kvass, juice, juice. The leaves are brewed as a tea. Of great importance is cranberries, and as a medicinal plant.
Medicinal raw materials are leaves and fruits cranberries. The leaves are harvested in late autumn or early spring. To do this, cut whole branches and pluck them with healthy green leaves, which are then dried in the shade at a temperature of about 20 ° C. Properly collected and well-dried leaves have a natural color, bitter astringent taste and does not have a smell. Leaves cranberries contain many useful substances (flavonoids, organic acids, tannins), but the main component, providing their therapeutic effect is glycoside arbutin with a disinfectant and diuretic properties. Leaves cranberries are used in inflammatory diseases of the kidney and urinary tract, gallstones and kidney disease, reduced gastric acidity, rheumatism, gout
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Cowberry juice also contains a number of nutrients (vitamins, arbutin, organic acids, etc..), Has a weak sedative and disinfecting slightly lowers blood pressure
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, Has a diuretic and antipyretic effect, increases motor activity of the intestine. Fresh and dried berries are used as a source of vitamins and a diuretic, in violation of mineral metabolism, with stones in the urinary and biliary tract, tuberculosis, inflammation of the joints
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(especially in the early stages of the disease).
Preparation of drugs from cranberries
For the treatment of cranberry prepare various dosage forms of drugs.
- A decoction of the leaves of cranberries: tablespoon dried crushed leaves of bilberry pour two cups of hot water, boil for 15 minutes over low heat, allow to cool, strain, bring the volume to the original level and drinking on a tablespoon 5-6 times a day for half an hour before Food for kidney and urinary tract.
- Infusion of leaves cranberries: tablespoon chopped leaves pour a glass of boiling water, leave for two hours, filter and take a tablespoon four times a day for half an hour before meals with kidney, liver, diarrhea, gout, rheumatism
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- Tea leaves cranberries: a teaspoon of crushed leaves pour a glass of boiling water, leave for half an hour, then an infusion filter and take a quarter cup three times a day for half an hour before meals with gastritis with low acidity of gastric juice.
- The infusion of cranberries berries: a glass of berries pour two cups of boiling water, leave for 5-6 hours and drink half a cup four times a day for half an hour before a meal in diseases of the urinary and biliary tract.
In the treatment of any drugs, prepared on the basis of cranberries, need to take into account the fact that the glycoside arbutin gets disinfecting properties only in an alkaline medium, so use of these drugs must be combined with the reception of alkaline mineral water.
Lingonberry - one of the most valuable medicinal plants.
Treatment of hirsutism natural resources: how to help the body
September 21, 2013
In women with hirsutism
Hirsutism - when femininity leaves
On the face, back, chest and abdomen begins to grow dark, coarse hair, noticeably different from normal hair, which normally covers most of the body. Most vulnerable to the violation of women Asian and Middle Eastern origin, but often develop hirsutism and the indigenous inhabitants of Europe. Elevated levels of male sex hormones, which is the cause of hirsutism, can also cause symptoms such as acne, irregular menstrual cycle, changes in voice. Treatment of hirsutism natural remedies allows ease his symptoms.
Take natural remedies to stabilize hormonal levels
Particularly effective are the supplements that contain phytoestrogens, but they should not be taken without prior consultation with the doctor. Usually, the doctor prescribes tests, determines the cause of hirsutism, and only then recommends acceptance of this or that means. Phytoestrogen supplements should not be taken concurrently with oral contraceptives and other hormonal drugs
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. It should be borne in mind that herbal drugs, which include phytoestrogens, are generally not as effective as conventional drugs, so take them only makes sense in the mild and moderate forms of hirsutism.
Make a mask to remove unwanted facial hair
Mix two teaspoons of flour of chickpeas, a pinch of turmeric
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And mix them with a small amount of milk to obtain a homogeneous paste. Apply this paste on the face and neck and leave for 15 minutes. Then carefully wipe off mask with fingertips, and the remnants rinse with warm water. Do this mask every day. After two or three months you will notice that the hair on the face and neck became much smaller. Moreover, such a mask a beneficial effect on the skin, leaving it smooth and radiant.
Drink mint tea
One study showed that peppermint can be an effective natural remedy for women with mild forms of hirsutism. The study brewed tea as follows: one teaspoon of dried mint leaves meadow
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filled with 250 ml of boiling water and allowed to stand for 5-10 minutes. Drink mint tea and needed after the symptoms of hirsutism will become much less pronounced - it will help to control the symptoms of the disease in the future.
Stop taking any anti-hirsutism, if you notice that the symptoms become more pronounced. During the medical examination must inform the doctor about any medications you are currently taking. Some of them, such as anabolic steroids, may become a cause of hirsutism.