Motherwort extract: aid the nervous system

April 6, 2014

 Extract Leonurus
 Leonurus used for many centuries in the treatment of nervous system and the normalization of blood pressure. Most often, doctors recommend the use of liquid extract or motherwort motherwort tablets - both of these formulations are very effective in dealing with a variety of diseases, but they have a minimum of contraindications.


Indications extract Leonurus

Motherwort - recognized cure for many diseases. For example, it demonstrated a beneficial effect of the extract on motherwort cardiovascular system: the drug makes it at elevated pressure, tachycardia, nervousness Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock  Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock
   heart and other ailments. There is even evidence that the use of motherwort help to lower blood sugar Blood sugar - a very important indicator  Blood sugar - a very important indicator
   and serve as a preventive measure against atherosclerosis.

List of indications for the use of motherwort impressive:

  • Epilepsy;
  • Neuroses;
  • Neurasthenia;
  • Hypertension;
  • Climax;
  • Insomnia;
  • Stresses of various origin and of varying severity;
  • Angina;
  • Cardiosclerosis;
  • Arrhythmias;
  • Myocarditis;
  • Immunosuppression;
  • Convulsions;
  • Bronchial asthma;
  • Eczema;
  • Basedow disease;
  • Certain diseases of the bladder Urinary bladder - structure and function  Urinary bladder - structure and function
  • Muscle cramps;
  • Indigestion, flatulence;
  • Edema.

More often than not the broth, infusion or extract of motherwort is used as a sedative. In contrast to artificially produced sedative pills motherwort has a minimum of side effects and contraindications. Please be aware that products based on pustyrnika enhance the effect of sedatives, painkillers and sleeping pills. Therefore, you must very carefully to combine different means of each other.

There are, however, and contraindications to the use of motherwort. Although these contraindications are not very many of them need to know. So, you can not use motherwort to those who suffer from low blood pressure and bradycardia - a medicinal plant only exacerbate the symptoms of these diseases. You can not drink motherwort and in diseases such as thrombosis Thrombosis - the cause of heart attack and stroke  Thrombosis - the cause of heart attack and stroke
   or thrombophlebitis. Babies, pregnant, breastfeeding, and those who are behind the wheel, you can not use alcohol tincture of motherwort, although tablets and decoctions Leonurus this rule does not apply.


Instructions for use of the extract of Leonurus

How to take motherwort extract to bring the maximum benefit? As a rule, manufacturers indicate on the packaging of medicines optimal dose: is to focus on them because the funds may be more or less concentrated. Usually motherwort is available as an alcohol tincture or tablets.

The infusion of doctors recommend to drink after a meal, dissolving in a little water a few drops of the drug. Number of drops is adjusted individually: usually recommend drinking from fifteen to fifty drops three times a day.

Extract Leonurus tablets also drink two or three times a day, that is, the daily dose is two or three tablets. If a pediatrician assigns motherwort extract the baby, the dose can be reduced. Alcohol tincture do not give children to treat young patients only suitable water tinctures and pills. Toddlers up to two years is often bathed in broth pustyrnika: it is sufficient for a therapeutic effect.

Preparations based pustyrnika generally well tolerated. The most common side effect of the extract Leonurus - a rash on the skin that are fast enough, if you stop using the drug.

Overdose extract Leonurus - a rare phenomenon. Symptoms of overdose - a thirst and vomiting, and sometimes a rash on the skin. But you need to exceed the dose several times.

It is believed that motherwort is absolutely safe for pregnant women, but to abuse this herb without consulting a doctor is still not worth it. Pregnant women should be used only as motherwort infusions or in tablet form, from alcoholic liquors have to give the same.


Motherwort extract and alcohol

On sale are often found tincture of motherwort on semidesyatiprotsentnom alcohol. It would seem that a compound of medicinal raw materials and alcohol, so actively used by pharmacologists, can not be harmful to health. But it is not so. Like any other medicine, motherwort combined with alcohol can be dangerous.

Action motherwort is known: it calms, lowers blood pressure and slows the heartbeat. Alcohol can also affect very different - it all depends on the dose and the individual response of each organism. Thus, small amounts of alcohol bracing, and in large depressing nervous system. Palpitations after a small dose of alcohol increases and the pressure increases, but it is necessary to drink more - and the heart beats more slowly, and the pressure drops. If you combine alcohol with drugs motherwort, the results can be unpredictable.

In the best case, motherwort simply will have no effect - or rather, its effect will be neutralized alcohol. At worst, alcohol can significantly increase the effect of pills or tinctures, and then perhaps a strong drop in pressure, bradycardia and other unpleasant and sometimes dangerous symptoms. Therefore it is better to refrain from experimenting and trying to combine drugs motherwort with abundant libations.

Maria Bykov

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Turmeric: benefits and harms "Indian saffron"

August 21, 2014

 Spices not only improve the taste and aroma of dishes, but often have healing properties. Thus, in Indian medicine widely used bright yellow fragrant spices - turmeric. Benefits and harms of this seasoning is not the first year studied by scientists: Turmeric is very effective in treating a variety of diseases.


"Indian saffron"

Turmeric - a herbaceous plant of the ginger family. Many species contain turmeric yellow dyes and essential oils that give the plant a specific strong aroma.

Species turmeric lot, but are used in cooking, only three of them: turmeric, Curcuma Turmeric Tseodariya and fragrant. The latter variety is valued especially highly and is used in the confectionery industry. Used for flavoring dishes usually dried turmeric root, which is also known as turmeric.

One of the trade names of turmeric - "Indian saffron." Thanks to bright yellow spice is often sold under the guise of saffron stamens, even inexperienced person can easily distinguish these spices for flavor. Turmeric is often used as a cheap substitute for saffron to color dishes in pale yellow. Furthermore, this spice is one of the basic components of curry.

Outside of India, turmeric root is very popular as a natural dye (curcumin). Curcumin is resistant to light, so it can be used for coloring a variety of dishes - from sauces and cheese to cookies, pastries and potato chips. In the Asian (mainly Indian) cuisine, turmeric is used more often as a full spice that is prized for its taste, aroma and medicinal properties.


Fragrant panacea

In India, turmeric medicinal properties have been known since ancient times. Turmeric has always been actively used to cleanse the body Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration  Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration
 , Giving it a tone, as an antiseptic or even anesthetic. Many of the healing properties of turmeric has been confirmed by scientists, the others still being studied.

Experts believe Ayurveda turmeric an excellent means of cleansing the body of toxins.

According to them, turmeric warms blood and heals the soul. This spice recommend eating athletes, because it is believed that turmeric helps elasticity of joints. Use turmeric and cleanse the energy of the chakras, as a means of harmonizing. It is believed that the use of turmeric develop creativity, so is a spice of those engaged in intellectual work.


The composition of turmeric

Alternative medicine can be treated differently, but many unquestionable advantages of turmeric. Just look at its composition: turmeric contains iron, potassium, selenium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, calcium and iodine, vitamin C, K, group B, as well as curcumin, essential oils, tsingiberen, borneol and other compounds.

Turmeric contains "vegetable antibiotics" - substances that have strong antimicrobial and antibacterial effect, but it does not have side effects and does not harm the body as synthetic antibiotics. It contains turmeric and antioxidants Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits  Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits
   - Substances that help in the fight against the natural aging of the organism. Very effective drugs based on turmeric and for those who are suffering from malignant or benign tumors of various etiologies.


Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is useful for a variety of ailments. Because of the strong anti-bacterial effect of the spice turmeric may be used for the treatment of cuts, scrapes and other damage to the skin. Turmeric helps to cleanse the liver and intestines, as well as reduce cholesterol plaques on the walls of blood vessels. The spice has analgesic properties, and many scientists believe that turmeric will eventually be used to treat multiple sclerosis.

In ancient China, turmeric was used to treat depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 . Spices, like ginger, different warming properties, it is involved in fat metabolism and helps regulate weight. In addition, doctors recommend products based on turmeric in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, rheumatoid arthritis and various injuries.

But most of all turmeric is famous, perhaps, for its anti-cancer properties.

According to the observations contained in turmeric, curcumin destroys cancerous tumors without causing it any harm to healthy cells. Of course, this does not mean that we should neglect the achievements of modern pharmacology and used for the treatment alone turmeric. However, in the framework of an integrated treatment of tumors turmeric has proven effective: it makes you feel better during chemotherapy and increases the effects of anticancer drugs.

It is believed that regular consumption of turmeric helps to suppress the growth of tumors. This is especially true for prostate cancer and breast cancer. Turmeric reduces the risk of metastasis Metastasis - danger everywhere  Metastasis - danger everywhere
   and slows the growth of tumors. In addition, spice disrupts the formation of new blood vessels to feed tumors.


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Harm turmeric

Spice can not be used for those who suffer from diseases of the liver and biliary tract. Turmeric is especially dangerous for those who have gallstones. Of course, a small portion dishes seasoned with turmeric, will not cause harm, but to be treated with the help of this spice may be not all. Generally, before use of turmeric as a medicine, it is imperative to consult a doctor. Self turmeric may distort the picture of the disease and hamper the diagnosis, and in some cases much harm to health.

And, of course, we must remember that the treatment of turmeric, especially the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer, under any circumstances, can not replace the treatment of a doctor.

Maria Bykov

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