Medicine of Ancient Egypt: part I
Ancient Egypt – a mysterious and fascinating country, covered with a thin trail of legends and myths. Scientific study of ancient texts is a relatively recent development, after the French…

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Alternative medicine treatments
Alternative medicine got its name from its use in the treatment of folk remedies such as decoctions from medicinal plants, tinctures, combination products. In medicine everything is more organized and…

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The use of medicinal herbs in cosmetics. Phytocosmetics

Today cosmetic companies have come to understand that all production of cosmetics based on artificial ingredients it is not fashionable and prestigious. To increase sales of shampoos, conditioners, creams, lotions, tonics and scrubs, they need to be made on the basis of natural components. Phytocosmetics is the cosmetics created on the basis of herbal extracts, the medicinal properties of which is enhanced artificially.

Phytocosmetics combines traditional medicine and the latest discoveries in the field of research studies in chemistry and biology. The concept of phytocosmetics is rather arbitrary. Because fitokosmetiki tool can be called not only a cosmetic preparation, produced on an industrial scale, but also masks, lotions, compresses and creams made at home. Herbs, vegetables, fruits, berries can serve as the source material. The advantage of phytocosmetics, cooked at home is the lack of preservatives and artificial fragrances, but the downside is their short shelf life. They should be used immediately after preparation.

Cosmetics . prepared on the basis of medicinal herbs, much closer to our body, because they are recipes passed down from generation to generation, so they combine as healing recipes and beauty secrets. Continue reading

Traditional medicine and alternative therapies in our time.

Traditional medicine and alternative therapies is now so urgent that to cite all kinds of examples about whom and how in our lives they have helped, and perhaps saved a life, probably no sense. Every person in his life at least once, but turned to folk medicine and corresponding to the secrets of treatment of folk remedies, and with each passing day the relevance of various tips that we draw from this knowledge only increases. As for the treatment of the “grandmother” of traditional methods, tips and remedies and alternative medicine in General, it is supraviran time, and most importantly the experience of our ancestors, because thanks to this they have come down to us through the ages, which in turn proves the effectiveness of such treatments and, most importantly, safety for the human body. In this context, the expression “one we treat, another hurt” is not quite correct, as it is more applicable to severe medical treatment, but this medicine, and therefore is called folk that she was, in General, the “test of time”, which only confirmed its effectiveness. Folk medicine is more natural for humans, as creatures of Nature, only to the mind and orderly approach to the use of all the wealth of folk medicine. Continue reading

The herbalist medicinal plants – Althaea officinalis

The Botanical characteristics. Perennial gray-green herb 120-150 cm tall.

Rhizome thick, short, branched; woody taproot, fleshy side, gray on the outside, white inside. Stems single or numerous, slightly branched. Leaves alternate petiolate, upper entire, ovate, middle and lower lobes or without shallow lobed, margin crenate, soft and dense pubescence, especially on the lower side. The flowers are on short stalks sit in the leaf axils; Corolla pale pink, white or reddish-pink. Fruit – mnogosemyanka discoid; when Mature splits into separate fruitlets. Seeds dark brown, smooth, glabrous, reniform. It blooms from June to September. The fruits begin to ripen in September – October.

Distribution. It grows in meadows, especially saline in coastal thickets and bushes, marshlands, shores of ditches, reservoirs in the salt marshes; singly, rarely in groups.

Used parts of the plant. Medicinal raw materials are roots, less aboveground part of the plant (flowers, leaves, seeds). Raw materials collected in the usual way and dried in the open air in the shade. Continue reading

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Alternative medicine treatments
Alternative medicine got its name from its use in the treatment of folk remedies such as decoctions from medicinal plants, tinctures, combination products. In medicine everything is more organized and…

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Folk remedies for the treatment of cataract
Unfortunately, man is powerless before the inevitable aging process. Eventually begin to wear out the organs and systems, fading skin, decrease the intensity of the feelings. Physiological age-related changes also…

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