Verdure: tumbleweed

May 1, 2011

 The genus gypsophila are more than a hundred species of plants that grow in the plains, in the mountains, on rocky plains and in other places are not too comfortable. In the steppe verdure called tumbleweed field, and flower shops are used as a beautiful ornamental plant. Some types gypsophila have medicinal properties. Such species include gypsophila paniculata.

 Verdure: tumbleweed

Botanical features baby's breath paniculate

Gypsophila paniculata (gypsophila, Kermek) - is a perennial plant of the genus clove to a meter in height with knotted strongly branched stems. Particularly strong branching stems top, resulting in a beautiful round air bush. Leaves and stems are green-gray, as if sprinkled with plaster. The leaves are small, elongated, radical. The flowers are very small tender, light, white and pink, are collected in inflorescence. Fruit - a box with curved teeth into, which is located inside many small seeds. The seeds fall out of the capsule only at very strong shaking or wind gusts.

They distribute these seeds of a kind way. In autumn, when the seeds ripen, the wind comes off the stem from the root (and sometimes the root comes out of the ground together with the stem) and forms a kind of balloon, which is popularly referred to as a rolling stone field. Such balls in the set is the wind of the steppes. Thus the seeds of the plant are spread over long distances, slowly leaving the boxes. For this property, and the plant became known as tumbleweed.

Gypsophila paniculata grows in Europe, in southern Russia (including in southern Siberia), the Caucasus, Central Asia, in the north, in the mountains of Mongolia and China. Gypsophila paniculata loves open places with sandy or rocky soil. It grows in the steppes and mountains. Currently it is grown in gardens as an ornamental plant.

The plant is used as an ornamental decoration for gardens and bouquets. It may be a long time to maintain its form if it cut off when the branches acquired strength. For this purpose, it is necessary to collect during flowering and dry in a well ventilated dark room.

Once verdure longer used as a medicinal plant. For this purpose, its roots are dug out and dried. Especially popular was the baby's breath as a medicinal plant in the Mediterranean countries, where it was known as the Levantine soap root.

 Verdure: tumbleweed

What good is contained in the baby's breath paniculate

Gypsophila paniculata contains large amounts of saponins, which are actively involved in many biochemical processes in the human body. Under agitation they form a water-resistant foam. This feature has long been used for washing, washing, and expensive especially thin fabrics (they do not contain alkali spoiling the fabric) and also for the preparation of carbonated beverages, including beer. For these purposes, gypsophila paniculata even specially cultivated on cultural plantations.

It saponins determine the effect of drug plants in which they are contained. The saponins contained in the root of baby's breath paniculate have phlegm and expectorant properties. Medicines made by baby's breath paniculate, blowing phlegm and contribute to its discharge of.

Verdure paniculata used for the treatment of skin diseases, mainly for acne Acne: facial trouble  Acne: facial trouble
   (both inside and outside), for the treatment of rheumatic joint pain Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
 , Illnesses of blood and edema. It is believed that this plant except expectorant has also laxative analgesic. It is also used to kill insects (flies, mosquitoes).

Nowadays gypsophila paniculata as a medicinal plant is rarely used. But scientists remembered that once with his help treat blood diseases. And today in England about the study of the plant in order to create an effective cure for leukemia or blood cancer. Based on studies it is known that an extract from the baby's breath paniculate greatly increases the effectiveness of applied treatment for cancer Cancer Treatment - difficult, but necessary  Cancer Treatment - difficult, but necessary
   means. The saponins contained in verdure, capable of destroying the membrane of atypical cells of malignant tumors, which opens up access to these cells a modern anticancer drugs. It is quite possible that these drugs not only help to cure leukemia and other malignant tumors.

 Verdure: tumbleweed

How to prepare the infusion of baby's breath paniculate

To prepare half a teaspoon of dried baby's breath paniculate crushed roots pour a glass of boiled water, in a water bath Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures  Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures
   for half an hour, strain, top up with boiled water to the original level and take on a tablespoon 3 times a day as a laxative and expectorant.

Gypsophila paniculata has not yet revealed all its secrets.

Galina Romanenko

Ginger in medicine: drugs Oriental

August 11, 2011

 ginger in medicine
 In folk medicine, oriental ginger is considered a means of all diseases. But the modern official medicine recognizes the medicinal properties of ginger and use it in the treatment of certain diseases, often combining this treatment with conventional medication.

 Ginger in medicine: drugs Oriental

What are the properties of ginger are used in medicine

First of all, this feature improves blood circulation and as a consequence - to reduce inflammation. Blood rushes to the dilation of blood vessels, removing inflammation. Strengthen and blood vessel walls, they become less permeable to the liquid part of blood. To this end, ginger infusions rinse the throat with chronic tonsillitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa), stomatitis, gingivitis and other periodontal tissues.

In diseases of the gastrointestinal tract ginger is used to improve blood supply to this area and, accordingly, improve the function of the stomach and intestines in various diseases of the digestive system. The exception is any ulcerative processes in the stomach and intestines, as well as the tendency to bleed.

When stagnation of bile in the biliary tract and gall bladder blood flow to the area after taking ginger helps prevent inflammation. However, ginger should not be taken if there are stones in the biliary system - this can lead to the infringement and hepatic colic.

Ginger perfectly restores fat metabolism, including cholesterol metabolism, so it can be recommended for atherosclerosis, but only if there are no attacks of angina pectoris (severe stabbing pain in the heart, arising on a background of coronary artery spasm). Angina take ginger risky.

Improvement of metabolic processes leads to the fact that a person loses weight, so ginger prescribed for obesity.

It recognizes the effectiveness of ginger and rocking (in a car, plane, on ships). For this purpose, ginger or used to trip the form of infusions, or directly in it in the form of chewing pieces of fresh root.

Ginger is good for colds, particularly viral. It helps to reduce inflammation in the airways, reduce cough and expectoration.

Very useful ginger Ginger and the most unexpected, but pleasant useful properties  Ginger and the most unexpected, but pleasant useful properties
   for pain of different origin: the head, dental pain, neuralgia (pain along the nerve), myelitis, pains in muscles and joints. It is used topically in the form of warming compresses.

 Ginger in medicine: drugs Oriental

Medications containing ginger

The pharmacy selling these drugs and food supplements that are in its structure ginger:

  • zinaksin - contains ginger extract and some other components used for the treatment of inflammatory processes in the joints;
  • syrups for children Dr. Mom - appointed for colds and cough in both children and adults;
  • Deepa - a means to restore the function of the liver (hepatoprotective);
  • fitolor - expectorant, antitussive and anti-inflammatory agent;
  • atriksin supplement food - helps reduce inflammation and restore joint function in arthritis (inflammation of the joints), and arthritis (metabolic disorders of the joints);
  • food supplement Kofol® - it appointed as a mild anti-inflammatory agent;
  • rinolin supplement - a means to improve cerebral circulation and as a consequence - to improve intelligence - memory, thinking, learning and performance;
  • Gold mines supplement - means that increases performance and activates the central nervous system;
  • melisana supplement - normalizes the central nervous system (including relieves anxiety, normalizes sleep) and metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
 , Relieves pain and spasms of smooth muscles of internal organs;
  • ginger essential oil - used topically to reduce the headaches, the restoration of the central nervous system - they can lubricate the whiskey; at a cold essential oil Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?  Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?
   rub the root of the nose and the temples - it relieves nasal congestion; also used in the form of inhalations and baths (few drops of oil on the bath); Essential oils are used for compresses, rubbing and massage;
  • tsingiber homeopathic medicine - for the restoration of the vestibular apparatus (for motion sickness);
  • Ginger is a part of healing herbal teas and Ojas Prana - these teas relieve stress anxiety, increase efficiency, improve sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams

Ginger, of course, is not widely used in Western medicine, both in the east, but it is part of many medicines and dietary supplements used for a variety of diseases and conditions.

Galina Romanenko

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