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The pastor’s wort is a medicinal plant with an average height around 50cm. This is a species called binomial Dorycnium hirsutum. This herb has shown fairly thick stems covered with fine hairs along its entire length. The flowers of this plant grow individually from the upper leaves of this species.
The most appropriate for the growth of this plant with medicinal uses are the bushes and sparse woods from around the world. Plant grass the shepherd usually flourish especially in the months of spring . This species blooms from about 2cm wide and with a stain violet or purple. For medicinal purposes what is most interesting in the grass of the pastor are the fruits it bears. To maximize the benefits of this plant with medicinal uses should collect the fruit of this species in its highest state of maturity.
Leaves of Grass pastor have differently depending on whether the upper or lower leaves. In the lower zone of the plant, moreover, we find that the leaves take on a distribution faced. Currently there are no accurate data too on the chemical composition of the herb of the pastor (only known to have enough malic acid).
The herb Shepherd is an excellent diuretic and also acts as antihaemorrhoidal and anti-inflammatory agent. To take advantage of all the medicinal properties of the herb of the pastor the best thing is to prepare a decoction. The decoction of grass the shepherd is prepared with a bunch of flowers of this plant. It is necessary to boil the flowers in a quart of water and let cool slightly. This solution should be applied as antihaemorrhoidal.
The medicinal plant known as jujube -shaped small tree and is surrounded by thorns in all its branches. The flowers of the jujube , or Zizyphus jujuba, are green and grow directly from the axillary areas of the leaves of this species with medicinal uses.
Typical areas of growth for the plant jujube orchards are normal and cultivated land. This species has its season of bloom in the summer, and its period of maturation in the fall. At the time of collecting this plant for medicinal purposes is important to collect both the fruits and the leaves and bark of the branches of the jujube. In the chemical composition of jujube find a good percentage of tannins, glycosides, vitamins (hence it is considered a comprehensive natural vitamin complex) and different active ingredients.
The properties of the jujube plant vary considerably depending on the particular plant in question. For example, the fruits are those with the highest percentage of vitamins, the crust acts as an astringent and antidiarrheal, while the leaves can be exploited to reduce blood sugar levels. Jujube plant also is recommended in cases of eczema, sore throat and burns.
To prepare a decoction jujube-based plant will need one tablespoon per cup of water. Bring to boil for about 10 or 15 minutes, let cool and filter plant debris with a strainer. Drink up to 5 cups a day. If you want to use external applications jujube can apply the same decoction mentioned above, but applied with clean cloth pads (can be prepared with a higher concentration of jujube, for better medicinal effects).
The medicinal plant known as thistle has average heights between 60 and 80cm. The leaves of this species, known by the scientific name for Sonchus oleraceus, and edges are segmented divisions with several indentations. The thistle gives yellow flowers in clusters distributed (from 4 to 5 units).
This plant is native to Eastern Europe, but currently can be found almost everywhere in the world. This species grows interchangeably on the banks of a river and on the shores of the Sea (supports up to 2000 meters). The thistle also has no particular flourishes, as it has the ability to flower throughout the year.
The fruit gives the thistle plant are quite young and have a brown color (the same surface is wrinkled). The collection of this plant should be carried out in the autumn months. To take full thistle properties, moreover, it must be stored in the shade.
Both the leaves and stems of the thistle plant have within you considerable amounts of latex, a substance rich in fitosferina. The thistle is very effective in relieving external applications for wounds with pus. This species also can be an excellent alternative to relieve stomach pains. The thistle has properties as a laxative, cooling, diuretic and galactogogue (promotes milk flow).
The forms of typical use for thistle plant are like tea (prepared with leaves and roots of this plant and drinking a cup a day) and coffee (roasted and ground roots of the plant to prepare a coffee substitute ) and meals (this plant can be built in raw in salads).
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.
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.
Maritime cress is a medicinal plant belonging to the cruciferous family and can reach heights of 60 to 70cm. The branches of this plant grow storey, while the flowers bouquets order as a more or less large. The fruits of sea cress is a rather small and have a beak-shaped termination.
The typical growth zone are sea cress land bordering rocky coasts and seas. In the process of collection that is made ??from sea cress what is most important are the flowers of the plant. After making the collection of this herb is recommended to proceed to drying and storage (always protected from light).
The main therapeutic effects are associated with sea cress cure and improvement of various disorders of the urinary system. Thus the sea cress is an excellent diuretic, improves kidney stones and, in ancient times helped to combat gonorrhea. While this plant has no side effects or has the least level of toxicity, if it finds any unusual symptoms after taking the doctor should be consulted.
To take advantage of sea cress best we can do is prepare a natural infusion. If we make an infusion of this herb only need about 30 grams of herb per liter of water. After we bring to a boil let it sit a few minutes, filter content (remove plant debris) and drink. To enhance the flavor of this infusion of maritime cress can add a little sweetener. As this plant no recommended maximum security, we drink the amount that we feel like (preferably, distributing the dose throughout the day evenly).
The sage is a woody medicinal plant that has leaves kind of a good size and jagged edges. The binomial name that corresponds to the sage is that of Salvia officinalis. The plant flowers are blue salvia. One of the features that draw attention to the sage is that the stamens of the plant are grouped in pairs. The flowering of this species, moreover, takes place in the months of spring .
If we are interested in collecting sage for medicinal purposes should go for the leaves of the plant (we may also collect some flowers). The best time to collect the samples of this plant is in the morning (even better if the day is sunny). To keep this plant does not have to have any special care. The chemical composition of sage includes components such as cineole, borneol, resins, phosphoric acid, asparagine and tannic materials.
The main medical uses currently made ??from sage are the remedy for diarrhea, cramps and ear problems. Sage is an antiseptic par excellence, but also has a snack and hypoglycemic qualities. If you want to prepare an infusion made ??of sage need only about 20 grams of herb per liter of water. After heating this mixture for at least 15 minutes must pass filtering the content. The recommended dose of this tea is 3 cups per day. Those who wish to use the salvia in the form of essence may take the form of drops. We recommend taking 10 drops a day (spread over three different shots). This species can also be prepared for easy making dyes in combination with alcohol solution.
The Amaranth is a plant that grows in temperate zones to tropical. There are over 60 species of Amaranthus, although only very few are used for their medicinal qualities in complementary and alternative medicine. It is an herb of very resistant to cold and drought, a strong and robust complexion.
For millennia, using the properties of this plant, for the cure and treatment of various ailments. Let’s start …
What are the properties of Amaranth?
Amaranth has a long history as a plant used to treat stomach ailments such as diarrhea, for example. It was infused with few leaves of the plant, and hot drink. They have published several studies that prove the results of this application.
2. Colon Cancer
Recently we have studied the relationship between the base gelatin produced from amaranth and broccoli meal, showing the actual colon cancer prevention. The reason is the high fiber content of the preparation.
3. Nutritious Food
Like amaranth is used for its healing and preventive, is also very good for food. Contains high in protein, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fiber.
Many nutritionists often recommend to treat weight problems as food for people with celiac disease and other conditions of this character.
4. High Calories
Finally, amaranth is used as energy-dense foods for malnourished people, whatever the causes. It provides large amounts of energy and nutrients that help to gain weight and recover energy quickly, always in a controlled manner.
Concluding this article about the properties of Amaranth, hope you have found this helpful. Until next time!
The white agaric is a medicinal plant used in different parts of the world for its excellent power to alleviate various health problems. The binomial name given to this species is the Polyporus officinalis. This is a fungus parasite develops from trees such as cedars and larches. These plants have a considerable level of flesh and are protected throughout its entire length by a fairly thick skin.
Being a fungus the white agaric has not flowering. In the collection of this species for medicinal purposes, therefore, is collected only cap of the mushroom (take care to remove pieces of bark that are attached to the species). Some of the most popular medicinal uses of white agaric are laxative and purgative. This species, however, can also be very well used against liver problems of all kinds. She also used to lighten the body in case of indigestion and to heal the airways in case of asthma.
The form of white agaric classic preparation is as a decoction. To prepare a decoction on the basis of this plant is needed only 1g of this plant in a soft state for each liter of water. After taking the piece of fungus must be heated to boiling for 10 minutes and let cool. Finally, it is necessary to remove all pieces of plant. For maximum effectiveness of this decoction is recommended to take a cup of this drink after each major meal of the day (can be sweetened with a little sugar, if desired). To regulate bowel function can perform the same preparation but with 2 or 3 g more.
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).