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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 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.
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).
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.
Plant thorn is known worldwide for its good high (can reach up to 3 meters) and its branches populated with thorns. This species is also known as Lycium halimifolium binomial. The flowers of thorn are colored purple and develop as a group. The fruit of the plant thorn can be red or orange. While best-known species when referring to the thorn is mentioned above (Lycium halimifolium) there is another variety that bears the name of Lycium europaeum.
The usual time of flowering thorn plant are the months of spring . Worth noting, however, that the fruits of thorn only mature when summer comes. At the time of carrying out the collection of plant thorn that most interest him are the leaves and stems of the plant.
The chemical composition of plant thorn include significant amounts of tannic substances and lysine. The main medicinal effects of plant thorn are diuretic, antispasmodic and antitussive. In some countries this plant is usually eaten as preserved in vinegar and salt (only the stems). The thorn is a plant particularly useful in cases of nervous cough to resist other healing. The diuretic effect of plant thorn, however, is moderate to mild.
To prepare an infusion made ??of thorn leaf need 1g per cup of water. This drink can be taken throughout the day in small doses. If you want to make a poultice of thorn must crush the leaves of this plant to form a compact paste. Apply externally on wounds of any type (that is particularly effective in cases of herpes).
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.
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.