Folk medicine on T – useful information, tips
The turn . the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), a species of the genus plum of the family Rosaceae. A small shrub, rarely a small tree with a height of 4-8 m. the Blackthorn is found everywhere in Central and southern Europe and Russia. Fruits contain 5.5 to 8.8% of sugars (glucose and fructose), 0.8 to 2.8% of acid, tart-sour, ripen late. Used for drying, wine making, jams and other culinary products. Blackthorn is often referred to in the phrases “crown of thorns”, “through thorns to the stars”. The fruits of blackthorn are widely used in folk medicine.
Caraway (Carum) biennial herbaceous plant of the family Umbelliferae. Medicinal raw are the fruits of caraway. They are harvested when the plant Matures at least half of the umbrellas. Caraway seeds increase the secretory and motor activity of the stomach, a few increase the secretion. However, the main pharmacological properties of the fruit are spasmolytic action on the smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract and the ability to inhibit the enzymatic processes in gastrointestinal pathology. In addition, caraway fruits are diuretic and lactogenic (in nursing mothers) activity, promote the detachment of mucus and sputum. The essential oil has antiseptic and antihelminthic effect.
The ordinary tomato, tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), herbaceous plant of the nightshade family(Solanaceae), grows as a perennial, but planted as an annual vegetable crop. The birthplace of the tomato -tropical South America, but cultivated tomato is common mainly in other regions, primarily in North America and southern Europe, for red or orange edible berries. The fruits are used fresh and in canning for salting, marinating, prepare the tomato puree, tomato juice, tomato paste, sauces, etc. Tomato juice is a delicious and healthy drink that is used in folk medicine.
Poplar (Populus), genus of plants of the willow family. Wood light, white, soft, used in the match and paper industries, in construction, is used to produce plywood, packaging. Black poplar (poplar) refers to medicinal plants. As a medicinal raw material is mainly used swollen, but not expanded poplar leaf buds that are harvested in early spring at the beginning of flowering tree. Poplar drugs have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, wound healing, antiulcer, astringent, sedative, antipyretic, diaphoretic, anti-itching, antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
Arborvitae (Thuja), Tuija, a genus of conifers in the cypress family Cupressaceae. Evergreen trees or shrubs with flat shoots with scale-like (acicular juvenile forms) pressed to the stem needles. Arborvitae has strong wood, reaching to the decoration of buildings, carpentry, fences, poles, etc. thuja is Grown mainly as an ornamental plant. In ancient times, TUI had a different name – fiinnee tree – generally, a beautiful tree (Rev. XVIII, 12), with aromatic odor, or in particular a tree of the genus evergreen, and like a cypress, which was highly valued for its aromaticity and its suitability for a beautiful Polish. Arborvitae, like other conifers, used in folk medicine.
Pumpkin (Cucurbita), genus of annual and perennial plants of the family Cucurbitaceae. Pumpkins contain 15-18% of dry matter, 8-10% of sugars, ascorbic acid, carotene, thiamine, Riboflavin, nitrogenous compounds, pectin substances; seeds – 20-40% oil. Dining room pumpkin used for food boiled, grilled or baked, prepare mashed potatoes, candied. Pumpkin is a valuable melons culture. The pulp of the fruit seeds of the plant are used in folk medicine.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Asteraceae. Yarrow is often mentioned in the myths of Ancient Greece, and even its generic Latin name Achillea – the Achilles open. According to legend, Achilles, hero of the Trojan war, used this plant to treat wounds. Dioscorides called vervain the “wound herb” and was used to stop bleeding from wounds. For medicinal purposes harvested grass and flowers of yarrow. Preparations of the plant have antispasmodic effect on smooth muscles of intestines, urinary and biliary tract, therefore, expand the bile ducts and increase bile secretion into the duodenum, as well as increase the diuresis and can relieve pain caused by spasms in the intestine. In connection with a bitter taste ahilleina yarrow annoying end of gustatory nerves and increases the secretion of gastric juice. The content in the plant tannins, essential oils and hamazulena due to anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiallergic and wound-healing properties of yarrow.