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The black henbane is a biennial herb type bearing the scientific name of Hyoscyamus niger. This is a species that has a total cover of fine hairs over its entire surface. The leaves of this herb grow alternately and have several indentations. The flowers of black henbane , on the other hand, have a mixture of gray and yellow (the veins are dark purple ).
The fruit of black henbane is a small berry with a cover which, upon reaching the age of maturation spontaneously opens, dropping their seeds. This species grows especially in areas of Europe and Asia, showing a preference for the foot of walls, areas with debris and manure.
The chemical composition of black henbane includes items such as atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine. The black henbane is also very rich in flavonoids. Some of the alkaloids of this plant give this species its excellent properties as a sedative, antiasthmatic and analgesic. With black henbane can also cure all kinds of cases of colds and respiratory ailments. It is a medicinal plant with very good effect as a spasmolytic.
While it is true that black henbane has very good properties by acting on the central nervous system is also important to mention that it is a medicinal plant with some risk of toxicity (reason why it should be used with extreme caution). To prepare an infusion made ??of black henbane need 4gr of dried leaves of this plant for each liter of water we are going to prepare. We bring to a boil for about 10 minutes, let cool and filter the leaf litter. The beverage produces excellent effects as a tranquilizer, so many people choose to take it before bedtime.
Medicinal plants are really effective antimicrobial to erect barriers against the transmission of diseases and infections from bacteria and microbes. The witch hazel , for example, is a shrub that grows to property sizes of 7 meters. This plant, also known by the scientific name of Hamamelis virginiana, growing its leaves alternate petiolate. The leaves of this herb are whole and oval, asymmetrical type base and several indentations.
The flowers give the plant witch hazel have several yellow petals and a fruit in encapsulated form. The traditional time of flowering witch hazel plant is concentrated in the autumn months, when the bush can be seen from almost all its leaves. For medicinal purposes what matters most are the leaves of witch hazel. It is important to collect in the summer (it must be done before they start to darken).
In the chemical composition of witch hazel include elements such as gallic acid, the acid coffee ico, myricetin, quercetin, kaempferol and variety of tannins. The main effects of witch hazel are known are astringent, antimicrobial agent, vasoconstrictor and remedy for cases of dermatitis and skin conditions in general. Witch hazel is also very helpful in promoting blood circulation, so it gives very good results in cases of hemorrhoids, varicose veins and phlebitis.
The most practical ways to make use of the benefits of witch hazel are the tincture (take 3 g daily), powdered extract (1 g daily), the fluid extract (up to 4 gr per day) and infusion. To make a tea with witch hazel 4gr need this plant leaves per cup of water. Bring to boil for 10 minutes, let infuse, and remove all plant debris.
The tree of pomegranate has an imposing appearance only in the family of punicáceas. This is a species known as Punica granatum binomial that can reach average heights of 5 meters. The branches of the tree of pomegranate are quite flexible and have a lot of thorns. The leaves of pomegranate , moreover, are lanceolate and glossy appearance.
The pomegranate is a tree that has single flowers and a fruit very particular, known as the grenade . The fruit gives the pomegranate tree is globular in shape, leathery appearance and has a lot of red seeds surrounded by a soft pulp, high proportion of mucilage and sweet and sour. The period of prosperity for the pomegranate tree are the summer months. The collection of this species for medicinal purposes is carried out in the autumn months (the most interest medicinally is the bark of this tree).
To get all properties of the pomegranate tree it is best to collect the fruits of this species in the highest degree of maturity. In the chemical composition of pomegranate tree include items such as citric acid, ascorbic acid, various sugars, tannins and several essential minerals for the body. The bark of the pomegranate is prized for its virtues as an anthelmintic, astringent, antidiarrheal, laxative and antipyretic.
To prepare a decoction of pomegranate base it is best to use a 120g bark per liter of water to be prepared. You have to bring to a boil and keep hot mixture for about 20 minutes. Treatment with pomegranate bark decoction is very effective at eliminating intestinal parasites.
The plant lauroceraso that combines laurel and cherry grows throughout much of the year. The binomial name that corresponds to this species is the Lauro-cerasus Prunus. This species has hairless leaves very little grows fruit like black olives. Leaves lauroceraso can chew, but have a somewhat bitter taste. The usual time of flowering for lauroceraso is the spring .
At the time of collection of this plant are what matter most lauroceraso sheets (that is where the active ingredients of this plant are present in higher concentrations). It is important to make use of this plant in the fresh state. The leaves of this species contain significant amounts of prulaurasina and hydrocyanic acid.
One of the most widespread uses of the plant is lauroceraso flavoring. Since the plant can have a marked lauroceraso toxic effect when consumed internally, most likely in cases of home management is to apply in external applications (so there are very few risks and contraindications). In any case we assume that other administrations have antispasmodic and antitussive effect.
If you need to prepare an infusion made ??from lauroceraso we use 20g of leaves of this plant per liter of water. We must let cool for a reasonable time and use the mixture to wash and rinse for inflamed areas of the body. From lauroceraso can also prepare an aqueous solution can be used perfectly as antipruritic agent. For this we need several sheets of this species. As in many cases it is possible to obtain lauroceraso leaves it is best to get this preparation in a pharmacy or health food store.
We live surrounded by plants and herbs that would normally ignore, as if it were simply an inert and static scene. However, many of these plants, which are of course part of our nature, in which we live, contain many elements that can be used beneficially for our health, either to prevent several diseases and conditions as fully cure many other.
In this paper, we focus our attention on the properties of Olive . Let’s start!
What is Olive ?
El Olivo is a plant well known, so obviously some features that identify it. However, some data on its composition may be useful in order to recognize this plant, if we use their properties.
El Olivo has its origin in the coasts of the countries belonging to the Mediterranean Sea area, cultivated particularly dry areas, where they grow wild if conditions are appropriate.
The parts that we find useful, in association with medicinal properties are leaves, fruits, in particular, and the bark of the plant.
What are the properties of the Olive?
1. Blood Pressure
It has been demonstrated that infusion of dried leaves of the olive tree produces a hypotensive effect (lowers blood pressure) in the body.
When consumed, causes blood vessels to dilate, allowing better blood circulation, which is why low pressure.
Olive oil is used as a laxative, when it is consumed on an empty stomach. People who suffer from constipation, are often encouraged to consume products from this plant.
3. Skin Problems
Finally, one of the most interesting properties is its power dermatological Olivo, to cure many ailments and skin problems, such as sores, wounds, etc..
For this application, it is advisable to mix the olive oil together with water and gently use the affected areas. This will provide moisture.
The lesser centaury is a medicinal plant that grows in the form every two years and is called binomial Centaurium umbellatum. One of the characteristics typical of the smaller centaury stem having along its length several pairs of small light-colored wings. In the smaller centaury Ahuevado are shaped leaves. The leaves of this plant can grow directly from the stem or base of the plant.
Lesser centaury flowers, moreover, have rather short stalks and always grow in the summer months. At the time of collecting the smaller centaury plant for medicinal purposes it is best to take the flowers that give the plant (you have to dry them immediately). To further exploit the advantages of lesser centaury medicinally recommend storing this plant in small bags or sealed bags.
The chemical composition of the smaller centaury includes items such as various alkaloids, potassium salts, tannins, bitter glycosides magnesium. The main medicinal actions of lower centaury are diuretic, antipyretic, hypoglycemic, and general snack. It is also very good at stimulating the secretions of the digestive system. In different parts of the world is used less for their properties centaury in diabetes, rheumatism, fever and cholesterol high.
One can make medicinal preparations based on smaller centaury infusion. Lesser centaury infusion is prepared with only 30 grams of this herb per liter of water. This herb also can be exploited in powder form. The recommended dose is between 2 and 4 gr per day. One of the great advantages of the smaller centaury can also be used externally.
The family Euphorbiaceae of medicinal plants that we find most interesting is what is called litmus . This species, also known as Chrozophora tinctoria, has a particular light green color and a good amount of hair along its entire length. The heyday of litmus always coincide with the summer months.
To make a medicinal use of litmus is recommended to extract the juice that gives the plant and store. Classically, the litmus always been used as a dye for textiles (especially to change the color of the wool and silk). Sunflower seeds are excellent for fever, acute cases of vomiting improve and eliminate symptoms associated with fever.
The sunflower seeds as formerly, he had a preparation process too complex. In fact, just about 20-30g separated seeds of sunflower and were taken in the morning (especially on an empty stomach). The form of litmus seed management, moreover, should be done on alternate days.
Currently, one of the most practical utility for the preparation of litmus is a dye. The tincture of litmus, despite having no medical use, it is appropriate to prepare the known role of litmus or to make natural dyes. Those who want to try a recipe of tincture of litmus only need 50g of pasta previously pulverized litmus alcohol per 100 cc (85 o). After heating the mixture to a boil, let it rest then repeat the procedure once or twice more. At the end of the process must filter all content and add a little hydrochloric acid. It can be stored in a jar with cotton.
The banana is a plant with medicinal uses different high nutritional value. This species, which is part of the family of Musa and is called binomial Musa sapientum, can reach heights over 10 meters with good sized flowers. The typical growth area for the banana tree are the land in warm and tropical climates. The most common flowering season for this plant occurs in the months of spring . The main concern of the banana plant is the fruit (known by the name of the plant itself or as “bananas”).
The good thing is that banana is a plant that is available for most of the year and can be utilized as basic nutrient. In its chemical composition are good amounts of carbohydrates, minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. Also, this plant has fluorine, iodine and magnesium. The banana fruit also contains several B vitamins
The main medicinal uses can be made ??from the banana plant are the antidiarrheal medicine, digestive and remineralizing. To take full advantages of the banana as a nutrient and natural healing is not needed any preparation. The banana, in fact, can be consumed in its raw state perfectly. It can be eaten alone, in salads mixed with other sweet fruits or liquefied form. It is important, when to eat bananas, take care that the fruit is mature enough inside to completely enjoy all the nutritional properties offered by this food (we can recognize when a banana is ripe for its shell: it becomes dark brown with small pints in the form of points, otherwise it will be green or yellow).
The wheat is a species that includes a wide variety of different subgenres. The most widespread variety is now known under the name of Triticum aestivum. The wheat grows annually and can reach heights of up to one meter. The ductility of the huge plant wheat makes this species can be cultivated without any drawbacks anywhere in the world.
The flowering season for the wheat plant is concentrated in the months of spring and summer (harvest the fruit of this plant, moreover, should be held in early summer). In the chemical composition of wheat found a high percentage of starch (over 70%), lots of protein and some fat.
Wheat is used by mankind since ancient times. Highlights its high nutritional value and their numerous applications for medicinal purposes. It is reported that besides being a good nutrient, wheat is an excellent remedy to reach a natural laxative and febrifuge par excellence. Wheat can be eaten whole or you can take advantage of properties of the seed coat separately (which is known as wheat bran). Wheat bran can be added to soups, smoothies, juices and smoothies to increase its nutritional power and facilitate intestinal transit.
The traditional form of consumption for wheat is in the form of bread. Wheat Based prepare all types of dough and food from flour resulting from milling wheat grain. As wheat preparations we can consume high nutritional practices no home remedies are usually made ??based on this herb (just use their qualities in a traditional staple food).
The mauve belongs to the category of medicinal plants that grow and develop every two years. Also known as the binomial of Malva sylvestris, this species is characterized by growth in atypical sites such as roadsides, walls and rural sites. The stem of the plant purple type is woody. In the mallow leaves can be found lobular divisions jagged.
The recommended harvest time for the purple (if we want to make a medicinal use of this kind) is around the months prior to flowering (summer). The collection is made of this plant should be very careful and it is important to make the drying process without missing too long. The mauve flowers are a good percentage of mucilage and vitamins (especially vitamin A, B1 and C).
Mallow is a very popular plant in the world for its positive effects in the treatment of cystitis and obesity. Besides being a very good remedy to have diuretic and laxative properties, mallow is a powerful remedy balsamic. To take full benefits of the mallow can make different preparations. One of the classic preparations we can do is base mallow decoction. To make a decoction of mallow need about 3 g of herb per cup of boiling water to go. After heating for about five minutes we let it sit and drink.
With the mauve can also make a handy juice. By extracting the juice from the flowers of the plant can get a powerful remedy for insect bites. The decoction for external use of this plant, on the other hand, prepares both the leaves and the flowers (used as a mouthwash, gargle and cleaning wounds).