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The olive tree is a medicinal plant that is part of the family Oleaceae. This species has a thick trunk rather irregularly. The name that corresponds to the binomial tree olive tree is the Olea europea. The leaves of olive trees are irregular in shape and pointed ends. Olive flowers are white and small size.
The flowering season occurs in late winter and early spring . When making the olive harvest usually puts a greater emphasis on the fruit of this tree (which is known as oil, or olive). The olives can reach sizes of up to 4cm long. Depending on the time of collection may have a dark green or black. The taste is bitter olives. In the chemical composition of the olive tree are elements such as oleuropein, tannins, resins, glucose and other components.
One of the most appreciated are the fruit of the olive oils can be extracted from the olives. The olive tree is a tree that has many properties. The main ones are antiseptic, astringent and natural remedy for cases of hypertension. While the form of consumption of the olive tree is the natural (in the case of olives) can also take advantage of the virtues of the leaves of this species.
If we are to make a tea olive can use about 40g of leaves of this plant for each liter of water we are going to prepare. This mixture should be boiled for about 20 minutes and filtered. The recommended dose of olive leaf tea is up to 3 cups a day. Olive oil, moreover, is an excellent cardiovascular protector and helps reduce levels of cholesterol in blood.
The lesser celandine is a medicinal plant that has a lot of roots. The binomial name by which this plant is known is that of Ranunculus ficaria. This is a species with pigtails held by radical leaves very long. Flowers pilewort grow individually and have a pretty intense yellow.
We can find pilewort in all types of meadows, edges of streams and hedges. The period of prosperity for the celandine less concentrated in the winter months. The roots of celandine less is more is used for medicinal purposes. It is important to collect it in the spring and dried in the shade.
The chemical composition of celandine have good minor amounts of vitamin C (this species is therefore recommended to deal with cases of scurvy). The lesser celandine is also an excellent remedy antihaemorrhoidal and a very good hemostatic. It is important to note that lesser celandine can have slight irritant effects, so you always have to consume wisely.
Those wishing to make a tea based pilewort may take a 100gr of this plant per liter of water. After heat bring to a boil for about 5 minutes. This infusion is used hot steam. It is necessary to put the painful body part and let the steam pilewort this infusion of acting alone. From pilewort plant is also preparing an effective dyeing. If we make this tincture need some fresh plant pieces and mix with equal parts of alcohol. Allow the mixture to macerate for 10 days and filter the resulting dye. Take 40 drops per day (divided into three doses).
By the combination of sedative and antispasmodic effect of Verbena plant is very suitable for migraines and headaches of nervous origin or those that are linked to the menstrual cycle, tachycardia, or muscular rheumatism, anemia, neuralgia, rheumatism, congestion and calculations in the liver and kidney, also serves to tonsillitis and wound healing.
It helps with stress and is suitable for combating anxiety and insomnia. Is a medicinal plant to lessen the state of instability, is indicated when there is loss of appetite and listlessness caused by stress, being blood purifier and useful in disorders of the liver, spleen and kidneys. Action against jaundice, swelling and inflammation mitigates.
It contains the following active ingredients that give various therapeutic properties: it has been shown that especially Verbenalol produces an antiinflammatory, local anesthetic and sedative. The Verbena also has spasmolytic effect, stimulating intestinal peristalsis and urine output and has been proven to reduce the frequency and strength of the heartbeat.
While it has many benefits for pregnant women is contraindicated because the Verbenalósido, one of its active principles, shows uterotonic action, and in patients with hypothyroidism extracts of Verbena have antithyroid action, blocking the action of thyrotropin.
It is recommended not to prescribe oral dosage forms to people who drink alcohol to children under two years and people in the process of alcohol addiction. Consumption is advisable to do through an infusion in doses of fifteen grams of this plant in a liter of water, boil it and distribute it in three times daily.
The flowers of the plant thought growing directly from the edges of the upper leaves of the plant and have a particular yellow with violet spots. The typical growth area for thought are the highlands. To get all properties of this plant at the time of collection it is best to collect the whole plant (whole, including the root).
The chemical composition includes, inter alia thought tannins, glycosides, saponins, flavonoids, and a good percentage of vitamin C. More pronounced medicinal uses for the plant are thinking of a remedy for skin problems (like acne, herpes, urticaria, and psoriasis). This plant also has a great healing power and anti-inflammatory, diuretic and laxative general.
If we prepare the ground of thought as an infusion of flowers need each 8gr per liter of water. We leave to marinate for 12 hours and bring to a boil accompanying a bit of sugar. Cook the mixture for about 20 minutes. If you want to prepare a syrup based on the herb another option available is to make a brew with a 30 g of dried plant per half liter of water. In this liquid must be added a kilo of sugar. Those who wish to use the plant as a poultice thought can crush the leaves of this species and mix with a little cold water (applied directly to external wounds and sores of all kinds).
The yellow life is a medicinal plant known by the scientific name of Helichrysum stoechas. This is a plant that has stems of medium height, leaves and whitish tuned. The traditional flowering season for yellow life is around the months of spring . If we collect this plant for its use in medicinal applications we expect to occur the flowering of the same.
Among the most publicized medical effects of the yellow life is worth highlighting the remediation pectoral, febrifuge, antitussive, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Keep in mind, however, that most of the medicinal effects of the perpetual yellow are rather mild effect. After making the collection of this herb is very important to keep in airtight containers that are protected from all sunlight. On the chemical composition of the yellow life is not enough information available (for the moment would not have known toxicity).
The forms of preparation used in the case of yellow are perpetual infusion and decoction. These two preparations differ only slightly (the decoction should be cooked a few minutes longer than the infusion for the active ingredients of the plant are still in higher concentration). The preparation of an infusion of yellow life is relatively simple. It takes a handful of heads of this medicinal plant and only one cup of water. Cook no more than five minutes and let cool a few minutes. Finally it only remains to add some sweetener (if the taste is not too nice) and remove the remains of the plant. Drink small sips distributed throughout the day (may be as many cups as you want).
The larger evergreen is a kind of shiny and very smooth. The binomial name given to this species is that of Sempervivum tectorum. This plant grows naturally in walls and roofs from around the world. The flowering season of this plant is around the summer months. If we collect this plant for medicinal purposes especially the parts we find areas of this species.
Some of the chemicals that can be found in the chemical composition of this plant with medicinal uses include malic acid, various resins, tannins, mucilage, formic acid and calcium malate. This herb is particularly indicated in cases of cystitis, pharyngitis, fluid retention. The larger evergreen species is highly valued worldwide for its excellent power vulnerary. In some parts of this species is highly prized for its healing power of menstrual pain, wounds, burns, ulcers and eye problems. It is also an excellent diuretic, antiseptic and astringent remedy.
The larger evergreen is a medicinal plant that can be used both in internal and uses a variety of applications for external use. If we are to benefit from this plant in internal applications we use a teaspoon of dry plant per cup of water we are going to prepare. This mixture should be brought to a boil for about 10 minutes and then be filtered. Before drinking it is good to let it stand for about 10 or 15 minutes. The recommended dose of this drink is around 2 to 3 cups a day. For external use this plant can be utilized as a gargle. It is necessary to crush the fresh leaves of the plant and prepare a fresh juice (must be used in the next few minutes, so you should not store it).
The wild Melissa is a medicinal plant that can reach heights quite easily up to half a meter. This species is also known by the name of Melittis wild. The stems of this herb grow straight and covered with fine hairs. The wild Melissa , moreover, has leaves that are attached to the plant through small oval-shaped stalks.
The flowering season corresponds to the wild Melissa is the beginning of the spring (can be extended until the beginning of summer). The flowers produced by this species are pink. If we collect the plant Melissa wild medicinal purposes is best done at the same time of flowering. It is important to keep the plant Melissa wild free moisture in a dry bottle and protected from sudden temperature changes.
The main virtues of lemon balm are the wild healing remedy, diuretic and antiseptic-spectrum. This herb can be used generally to heal sores and wounds in different parts of the body. The classic form of preparation is known throughout the world for wild plant Melissa is in the form of decoction. We need to collect about 30 g of plant for each liter of water we are going to heat up. After boiling the mixture for a minimum of 10 minutes we let it stand. Finally, filter the mixture and apply it externally to heal sores and wounds. If we want to prepare an infusion made ??from this plant must reduce the concentration of 20g single plant per liter. To improve the taste of the infusion of this plant it is best to add a little sugar. Under this method, the wild balm is especially suitable for its powerful diuretic effect.
Sassafras is a tree that can reach 40 meters high and is characterized by oval-shaped leaves. The flowers of this species are yellow, have petals with a lot of curves and clusters rather short. The bark of this species is reddish and has a good percentage of fiber.
The chemical composition of the components are as safrole sassafras, essential oils, pinene, phellandrene, eugenol, camphor, tannins and even phytosterols. Sassafras is especially recommended flu cases, severe flatulence, emphysema, bronchitis, and joint problems. As this species is also a powerful cleanser can be used as a general revitalization of the body. Sassafras plant includes components that make this species a very good general analgesic, effective and good power rubefaciente sudorific.
In considering whether to make sassafras should be remembered that this species is contraindicated in all cases of liver disease. Should not be consumed by people with respiratory problems or children under six years. Sassafras has extensive facilities for treating all kinds of conditions but at the same time, can have potential toxic effects. The component that has toxic effects on the plant is safrole sassafras (can cause tachycardia, hypothermia and cardiopulmonary problems).
As of sassafras can be both internal use and external use are various alternatives available. If we take the sassafras in internal applications must prepare an infusion of this plant with about 10g of herb per quart of water we are going to prepare. We heat the mixture for about 10 minutes and let cool. The last step is to filter the content and drink (you can take one to three cups).
Some of the medicinal plants that we find in the world have such unusual characteristics as producing sweat in those who consume it (this is a plant soporifically). Such is the case of borage. The maximum height that can reach this floor is 1.30 meters, although the average size rarely exceeds 50 cm. Near the cucumber flavor, borage is considered in some parts of the world as a luxury ingredient for its pleasant and delicate flavor.
Although there is no certainty about the origin of the borage plant is believed that this would come from northwest Africa. Today, however, grows abundantly in Asia Minor and is also grown in Chile and North America. As to its chemical composition, borage has enough mucilage, mineral salts, vitamin A and vitamin C (especially the leaves):
Borage is an expectorant, sudorific (to prepare infusions), decongestant, diuretic, refreshing and emollient. Used by Mexicans since the seventeenth century, this plant is perfectly suited for both internal use and for external use. Needless to say, this herb is contraindicated in pregnancy (to contain alkaloids).
The uses of borage are varied and include tea, juices, oils and poultices. To prepare an infusion of borage should be separated by 8-10 gr. This plant per 250cc of water. An infusion of borage is ideal for combating any disease of the airways (from coughing and hoarseness to colds stronger). As for external use, with the seeds of borage oil is prepared which is particularly suitable for application in areas with eczema, arthritis and menstrual cramps, by gently massaging the affected part of the body. Moreover, borage leaves blanched relieve abscesses and boils on the skin. To prepare a refreshing drink borage flowers just add to this plant an apple juice, pear or other fruit.
Chives belong to the category of edible plants and has an average length not to exceed 25 cm. Belonging to the same family as garlic and shallots, chives has similar medicinal properties to garlic, but with a more attenuated. The binomial name of this herb is Allium schoenoprasum. Like other plant foods, dark green is rich in calcium, iron and other trace elements in small amounts.
It has numerous features (organosulfur compounds as sulfur Allyl alkyl sulfide) that make it very beneficial in improving blood circulation. It is recommended for people with hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmia, fatigue and depression. Chives was already used by the Chinese for over 5,000 years ago, who used it not only as a condiment but also as a medicine (it is used for a long time as an antidote for poison and to stop bleeding).
Like other herbs of the same family that are consumed in small amounts can bring with it the chives digestive problems if consumed in excess it. Because of its mild flavor in the family of the onions are perfectly suited for all sorts of culinary uses, especially as a seasoning. Chives can be eaten raw without any problem (in salads or to flavor other dishes, cut into small pieces).
The most notable effects of their action chives are aperitif, digestive, hypotensive and tonic. At the same time can be very beneficial for people with fluid retention and to those who need to combat intestinal parasites.
Because of its excellent resistance to all types of climate and environmental conditions chives is ideal for planting a crop of home. Their collection is very simple: you just have to cut the grass above the bulb to a third of its total height. Will keep for several days in a glass of water.