Medicinal herbs and plants
Active development of classical scientific medicine does not diminish the value of medicinal plants, which are essential. Technology of assembling, storing, growing and use for many centuries have been passed from generation to generation.
Medicinal herbs are a large group of plants, parts of which are used to obtain substances, which are used in classical, folk and veterinary medicine for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes.
In the modern world, due to the fact that medicinal plants have been studied intensively by scientists. Created whole directories, which contain information on herbal medicine. Medicinal herbs are applied in our days everywhere. It often happens that a Cup of herbal tea replaces medicines and essential oils are used for the treatment of various diseases. That only is known Vishnevsky ointment, which is made on the basis of natural raw materials and has wound-healing and antiseptic properties.
Each region has certain medicinal plants. Nature would take care of that in any part of the world people could benefit from the medicinal power of herbs. When walking in summer meadows wants to collect buckets herbs and make tea. But do not forget that herbal treatments and also their use require necessary basic knowledge. Also in the treatment of various diseases through herbs and fees, be sure to consult with your doctor.
It is extremely important to follow the rules of harvesting medicinal plants. All the herbs have their period for the collection, which correspond to the period when plants are saturated with beneficial and therapeutic substances. If the necessary knowledge to collect are not available, herbs are best purchased at specialty outlets and pharmacies. You can also use herbal mixtures, essential oils, and herbal teas, which are prepared by specialists, for home aromatherapy and herbal medicine.
Very important is strict adherence to the recipe at independent preparation of tinctures, decoctions and ointments. Overdose of various drugs from herbs may be dangerous for the health.
Healing herbs the use of its not only restrict, as by means of classical medicine. Ancient healers in the absence of pharmacology used natural cures for the treatment of all diseases and has achieved great success. For example, Avicenna called medicinal plants “the gun doctor”. About herbal medicine and its effectiveness demonstrated by the fact that plants are actively studied by modern science and pharmacology, as well as experts in the field of medicine. Components include them to the drugs of classical medicine. Just many pills almost inaudible aroma that exude medicinal herbs and plants.
Even the aroma of regular tea with oregano and St. John’s wort can dramatically lift the mood and give the person strength. Many plants have found their application not only in medicine but also used in cosmetic purposes. From them prepare balms, lotions, creams, shampoos and cosmetics. Many plants are also used as seasonings. Dishes flavored with aromatic herbs, are a classic in modern cooking.3
Healing herbs used since ancient times, however modern medicine the most widely used aloe, calamus, elecampane, licorice, chamomile, yarrow, rose hips, sage, and many others. According to the international conservation Union, today classified and described 320 thousand herbs and plants. However, only 10% of them are used for medical purposes.
Herbs have been used from the earliest stages of human development. They were not only a source of food, but also helped to cure various diseases. The earliest recipes that have reached us were Sumerian. From them we can conclude that ancient physicians primarily used plants: fir, mustard, thyme, pine, pear and others.
Sources indicate that the useful herb has also been used in Rome, Greece, Egypt, India, Assyria, China and Persia. In the middle ages the use of medicinal plants was also circulated in the Arab countries and Europe.
Ancient Indian medical teachings, which were based on the use of herbs, were described in “Ayurveda”. The use and cultivation of medicinal plants began in India a very long time.
Tibetan medicine is very much knowledge is taken from Hindu teachings. In the ancient Tibetan book of knowledge in the field of medicine has a large section devoted to the use of medicinal herbs. The Tibetans used about 400 species of plants. However, in the work of Avicenna described about 900 medicinal herbs with detailed interpretation of their application. After the appearance of pharmacists and physicians, knowledge about medicinal herbs began to be classified and unofficious in pharmacopoeias.
Medicinal plants are a useful and accessible source of valuable substances that help to cure various diseases, without harming the various organs and systems of the human body.