Medicinal herbs during pregnancy, dangerous herbs

Usually any expectant mother, trying not to hurt her baby, avoiding blind application of drugs and chemicals. We all understand that almost any drugs can affect health and proper fetal development. And, of course, consult with doctors about their use in that case, if you are sick.

But, when it comes to the treatment of medicinal herbs, many consider them completely harmless. We often hear these words: “What is a harmless weed”. Here is a profound mistake!

Let’s try to figure out whether weed is so harmless, according to most. As for the application of many medicinal plants there are contraindications. A pregnant woman must be especially cautious about what she takes, because it affects the lives and health of her child.

Herbs contraindicated in pregnancy

Oddly enough, but the list of medicinal plants that disrupt the correct course of pregnancy and can cause abortion (miscarriage) is very extensive. So distribute them by type of impact on a pregnant woman’s body.

Plants that can cause a miscarriage

This is the most dangerous category of medicinal plants for the pregnant woman.They all cause increased tone of the uterus and may cause abortion. Continue reading

Useful properties and applications nasturtium in folk medicine


In urban parks and private estates are grown quite unpretentious flower – nasturtium, otherwise known as Capuchin. Initially, the plant was common in South America and later came to Europe. Scientists comprise more than 25 species of nasturtium.

Looks like a plant

Nasturtium is a perennial or annual herbaceous plant with slightly twisted branching naked stem. Regardless of the type, the length can vary from 30 cm to 200 cm.

The leaves are lobed, thyroid or palchatorazdelnye. Flowers solitary, axillary, bisexual, sigamore. Have an irregular shape. The calyx consists of five petals and a spur at the base. Flower color orange, yellow, pink.

The fruit collection, consists of three rounded lobes wrinkled seeded. The plant blooms from June to August. The taste resembles the taste of capers, which are eaten as a spice. The stems and flowers of nasturtium have medicinal properties. Continue reading

Catalogue of medicinal plants and herbs

With a deep, even ancient peoples knew about the healing power of medicinal plants and in the treatment of patients they were used everywhere. In Kievan Rus from the first half of the 11th century the names of medicinal plants began to be recorded in writing and forming herbalists. By decree of Peter I in the early 18th century in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Lubny were formed “Apothecary gardens”, where strictly necessary and grown plants.

But today, the popularity of medicinal plants is large and they occupy in the life of a person significant niche. They help in the treatment of certain diseases, increase efficiency, improve our quality of life.

Among 500 000 plant species known to date, is widely used in modern medicine only a small part of them. There is a list of the major medicinal plants and herbs, suitable for use in medical practice.

A particularly popular medicinal plants, such as: rose hips, St. John’s wort, yarrow, nettle, Golden mustache, elecampane, Valeriana officinalis, Helichrysum, calamus, aloe and many other plants.

The use of medicinal herbs and plants

To apply herbs should be used with caution, only after consultation with your doctor. Otherwise, to actually cause the body irreparable harm, as some plants may be poisonous,or not to carry healing properties. Continue reading