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

Atherosclerosis General – Official and folk medicine

Most commonly the disease is prevalent in highly developed countries such as USA, Russia, France, Germany, Italy. In Africa and South America atherosclerosis occurs much less frequently.

In addition, in large cities the disease is much more common than in rural areas. Men suffer from atherosclerosis in three to four times more often than women. These differences depend primarily on the conditions of life. Constant nervous stress, frequent stress, as well as food rich in animal fats – all these factors greatly contribute to the development of atherosclerosis.

Animals do not suffer from atherosclerosis. However, in the experiment, some of them managed to cause atherosclerotic changes in the arteries (through the introduction of dietary cholesterol or protein and fat products containing it), but these effects were much weaker than those that occur in human patients with atherosclerosis.

There are five main factors contributing to the emergence and progression of the disease:

1. Endocrine and metabolic disorders (predisposing).

2. Nervous disorders, leading to changes in lipid-protein balance.

3. Factor power (a large amount of cholesterol, protein and fat products introduced into the body with food). Continue reading

Cinnamon – benefits and harms, the healing properties of cinnamon, contraindications

The Ceylon cinnamon tree or Cinnamon tree of the Laurel family, the cinnamon tree of the genus. This evergreen tree or shrub. Its cylindrical branches, leaves opposite, ovate-oblong, acuminate. Flowers are collected in inflorescence panicles, have a greenish color and an unpleasant odor. Fruits – berries, purple in colour with a single seed. The tree grows for two years, then it is cut by the roots and waiting for the formation of new shoots for next year. With the young shoots, the bark is removed, dried and used as spice. Is used the inner layer of this crust, about 0.5 mm, and the outer layer of bark is removed. Sales found cinnamon in the form of sticks or in powder form. Is used as a spice in cooking, or as a means of folk medicine. Manufacturers of cinnamon: Ceylon, China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Sri Lanka. To protect against counterfeiting buy cinnamon only data producers.

The benefits and harms of cinnamon

Composed of cinnamon found many useful items, among which cinnamic aldehyde, eugenol, resin, mucilage, tannins, starch, calcium oxalate. Continue reading