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Ecology and life of medicinal plants

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Ecology and life of medicinal plants
The world is in an environmental crisis.
The critical state of the environment, which threatens the existence of man, is caused by the predatory use of the main natural resources: water, air, soil, animal and plant life.


Many medicinal herbs are listed in the Red Book, their natural resources are so depleted.

The tragic events in Chernobyl affected all life.
Medicinal herbs collected in contaminated areas from radiation are not subject to collection and, of course, their use.

You can not collect grass in ecologically polluted places: along railways and highways, on urban lawns near transport. Medicinal herbs need to be collected neatly, with professional knowledge.
And although pharmacies are lacking in many names, medicinal herbs should be bought in pharmacies, qualitatively tested.

The information we give in our publication will help you and in the rules of collection and application of certain types of medicinal herbs.

St. John's wort

A perennial herb plant, reaching 100 centimeters high, with cute golden yellow flowers. Blossoms since June all summer.
Contains: glycosides, vitamins, rutin, quercetin, carotene, tannins, resins.

The herb has a balsamic smell and a slightly tart, bitter, resinous taste. Widely used in medicine in the form of alcohol tincture and broths of 10.0 grams of grass to 200.0 boiling water. Anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic for colitis, as well as for rinsing and lubricating gums with stomatitis.
An oily solution (hunter oil) is used to treat stomach ulcer.

From the herb of St. John's wort, an antibacterial preparation imamine is also used, which is applied externally for fresh and infected wounds, burns, ulcers.
St. John's wort substances stimulate the regeneration of tissues.

The herb of St. John's wort, added to tea along with oregano, mint, is very useful and will help you to stay healthy and cheerful in the winter-spring period.

Zhoster, the fruit of buckthorn laxative


Krushina - a tree or a large shrub, grows in the European part of Russia (except for northern regions) in deciduous and mixed forests along the fringes, among shrubs, along riverine meadows.


Bark red-brown, shiny, branches in thorns, flowers - small, greenish, collected in bundles in axils of leaves.

Characteristic fruits of buckthorn are black shiny juicy stems, sweet, attractive in appearance. Who tried these berries in childhood, he remembered for life: cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness. Because the buckthorn berries are medicinal, possesses a laxative effect and is applied strictly for the intended purpose.
Berries contain flavonols, sugars, gelatinous substances.

The berries are dried and used in broths at the rate of a tablespoon per cup of boiling water and drink half a cup of broth for the night as an active laxative for atopic and spastic constipation. The action is manifested mainly in the large intestine.

Mountain ash


Who among you did not admire the spring blossoming rowan, and late autumn until the coldest clusters of juicy orange-red berries?


The child pulls the handle to the berry, takes it in his mouth and spits out: not everyone perceives the bitter-sour taste of the mountain ash.


But if you talk about the medicinal properties of mountain ash, the opinion about it immediately changes.

The mountain ash has been used as a cholagogue for a long time and it has only recently been found out that its cholagogue properties are related to the content of sorbic acid and sorbitol in berries, which many of us get in pharmacies or diabetic stores. Sorbitol lowers the fat content in the liver and cholesterol in the blood. The fruits of mountain ash in connection with these properties are used for chronic constipation. It is absorbed slowly and acts like a salt laxative. In addition, pectins contained in berries prevent excessive fermentation of carbohydrates, which is manifested by suppression of gas formation in the intestine.
I believe that these important properties of rowan will be of interest to many who suffer from constipation, diabetes, liver and biliary tract diseases.

No less important is the content of berries of ashberry amygdalin, favorably acting in atherosclerosis, hypoxia (oxygen starvation).
As a folk remedy, rowan was allowed to chew at carbon monoxide poisoning.

The content of the complex of vitamins C, group B, P, apple and citric acid, fructose and other vital substances makes it possible to use mountain ash as vitamin tea in the form of broths, infusions from both dry and fresh berries. It is recommended that when using diabetes, berries of mountain ash without sugar should be used. In other cases, you can add sugar to taste, prepare fruit drinks, jelly, compotes, tea.

Sorrel horse

It grows throughout the European part of Russia in meadows, wet places.
The leaves are large, elongated, the flowers are small, unattractive, collected in narrow-cylindrical inflorescences.


Preparations from the root of the plant, depending on the dose, have an astringent, fixing or, conversely, a laxative effect.

In the clinic of the Tomsk Medical Institute, a decoction of horse sorrel seeds was used for dyspepsia, dysentery and diarrhea of ​​infectious origin.
The broth is prepared from 5 grams of seeds per 500 milliliters of boiling water, drink 1/2 cup 2-3 times a day.


There is evidence that infusion of horse sorrel seeds is used as a sedative for hypertensive disease of I-II degree.

Leaves have long been used in folk medicine as a vitamin for scurvy, stomatitis, various diseases of gums and with a preventive purpose. Dry leaves are crushed and brewed like tea, at the rate of 1 tablespoon per cup of boiling water and drink 1/3 part of the glass 3 times a day.

Gorisvety spring


Early in spring, on the edge of the forest, a flame-golden flower blossoms - a springy spring.

I have memories of childhood with this flower. Then I did not know it was medicinal herb.
For me, these were golden bells, the first spring flowers, bouquets that I gave to my beloved geography teacher.

Now, many years later, I know that this is a medicinal herb, which is called Gorisvet, Adonis, Starodubka.
Adonis is named after Adonis, the ancient god of vegetation.

Adonis blossoms simultaneously with the appearance of leaves in April-May along the fringes of steppe oak forests and forests. A golden-flame flower stands out clearly among the green grass. Gorisvet has long been used in folk medicine as a remedy for dropsy - cardiac edema.
Currently - this is one of the most important cardiac drugs from the group of glycosides.

Apply in the form of infusions and broths (6 grams of dry herbs for 200.0 ml of boiling water). With mild forms of chronic circulatory failure, neurosis of the heart, kidney diseases, neuropsychiatric.
Preparations adonis-bromine, adoniside are used for the same diseases.

It should be noted that the stocks of Goricvet, like many other medicinal herbs, are depleted every year and our common task is to conserve the natural resources of medicinal herbs for future generations.

Air marsh

It is a perennial herbaceous plant with thick horizontal Rhizome, branchy sound bottom numerous subordinate roots. The leaves are bright green, mechevidnye, up to 120 cm.

Grows thickets on coast of the rivers, lakes, ponds and swamps.

a Rhizome AIRA include: aromatic essential oils, bitter glycosides, tanning agents, ascorbic acid and other substances.

Prepare rhizomes as a medicinal plant in late summer, when the water level begins to subside. Extract from the water a rake or pitchforks, launder, cut into pieces, dried. Rhizomes very aromatic, the taste is spicy and bitter. Apply broth from calculation 1 tablespoon minced root per cup of boiling water and drink 2 tablespoons 3 times a day for excitation of appetite and improve digestion. Airnoe oil is a part of "Olimetin" that is used for the treatment and prevention of kidney stones and jelchnokamenna disease.

Powder rhizomes AIRA is part of preparations "Vikalin" and "Vikair" used with ulcers stomach and duodenal ulcers, and in gipericidnyh gastritis.

What is nettle in terms of scientific medicine.

but, at times, suggests more extensive use of a medicinal plant. And this is what we wrote to the editor to reader j. MIKHALEVICH:

"scientists Khabarovsk Institute of engineers of railway transport drew attention to the fact that the swamp is overgrown with sweet, being drenched in oil, after some time completely cleaned from it, and the water in the reservoirs again became crystal clear. Goes, air-live water filter, contaminated by petroleum products. "

and another property AIRA describes k. j. MIKHALEVICH: treatment and prevention of cancer. I believe that it is quite possible to use a Rhizome AIRA to combat cancerous tumours. There will be no harm, and if will help in some cases at least temporarily improve the condition of ill,-you should use any chance.

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