Wild chamomile is an annual herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family. Baskets of white flowers. Wild chamomile blooms in may — August
Used flower baskets chamomile (without stems, with residue length of the pedicels not more than 3 cm), collected at the beginning of flowering, when the marginal ligulate flowers in baskets are arranged horizontally.
In the flower baskets chamomile contains essential oil (0,1-0,8%), which consists of chamazulene, kadinen; flavonoids, nicotinic and ascorbic, Caprylic, antemisova, isovaleric, salicylic acid, coumarin, choline, phytosterols, carotene, bitterness, slime, gum, sugars, proteins and glycoside spasmolytic, relaxing smooth muscles and anesthetic intestinal spasms, glycoside sweatshop action, apigenin, apiin, herniarin, matricin.
The properties of chamomile
Chamomile essential oil has disinfectant and diaphoretic action, reduces the formation of gases, relieves pains, reduces inflammation, normalizes impaired function of the gastrointestinal tract, stimulant effect on the Central nervous system: enhances and speeds up breathing and increases the heart rate, dilates the cerebral vessels. Large doses of essential oils cause headache and General weakness. Continue reading
In folk wisdom, there are plenty of recipes and tips how to normalize cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol may be elevated, and lowered – in any case, this deviation from the norm, to fight all possible – medication (under medical supervision) and folk methods.
If your cholesterol is elevated, the patient must comply with a specific diet, look for products which contain special substances. These products are not cheap, and medicines, and not all can afford. But you can save money and do without them, using inexpensive and simple recipes of folk medicine that help to lower cholesterol.
The first one can be treated with linseed oil and flax seeds, which contain so necessary for the cholesterol component of omega 3 – 60%. Healers are recommended to take 1-3 tablespoons of oil every morning on an empty stomach. But Flaxseed is effective in helping with high cholesterol, reducing its level and bringing it to normal. To do this, take flax seed, grind it. This composition can be added to products that are consumed every day in salads, cottage cheese, porridge, mashed potatoes. Continue reading
Medicinal herbs are considered as having at least one substance with therapeutic effect. Typically, they are used in addition to the basic treatment or prevention of various diseases. The Pharmacopoeia of Russia contains about 160 kinds of medicinal herbs permitted for use. Nutrients can be located in different parts of the plant: the herb (chamomile, series, zmeegolovnika, dymjanki), seeds, fruits (coriander, anise, dopes, flax, poppy hypnotic, plantain), in flowers (calendula officinalis, cornflower blue), in the bark, roots, buds.
Release of a medicine for internal and external use. The first group includes such forms of use as infusion, decoction, hydroalcoholic, and oil extraction (tincture, extract). Second, herbal bath, body wrap, poultice, compress. Some popular herbal remedies that combine plants with similar properties. Among them there are Antiasthmatic, diuretic, pectoral, diuretic, carminative, sedative, stomach astringent, bitter, diaphoretic, for gargling, multivitamin and many other charges.
The recycling business of herbs is highly profitable, due to small hardware costs and a constant demand for this kind of goods. The popularity of medicinal herbs is dictated by low cost, safety,long-term use and combination with other medicinal forms. Continue reading