In Chile, according to different data there are from two to ten thousand traditional healers. These are so different because the official registration they don’t. Among healers there are both men and women. For example, it is logical that only women are midwives. Most experts in the field of aromatherapy are also representatives of women, but among the chiropractors and the chiropractors are male dominated. Folk healers often gather in groups – for the same reasons, why do healers in other Latin American countries, including Bolivia and Ecuador. Also in Chile there is a national Institute, which is developing a traditional medicine called the Division of traditional medicine and other alternative medical practices (Unidad de Medicina Tradicional y Otras Prácticas Médicas Alternativas). The study of traditional medicine in Chile are pharmacists, experts in the field of plant biochemistry and anthropologists. Research is supported by various grants and institutions such as the University of Chile, Catholic University of Chile, University of Santiago, the above-mentioned Division of traditional medicine and other alternative medical practices and other. Support is provided by other countries – for example, Sweden. Continue reading
There is no better way to use extra space in your home than the area of the garden where you can grow medicinal plants. And even if you live in an apartment, you can create a garden on the windowsill.
So what are useful medicinal plants you can grow in your garden?
If there is a medicinal plant with a hundred and one, that Aloe.
If one of your household burned, you can use a stalk of aloe Vera as a soothing remedy for burns.
In addition to treating minor cuts, burns and wounds, aloe is also good for treating eczema and reducing inflammation.
Did you know that this medicinal plant can even be taken internally? This plant grows well in the sun, so it is best suited for outdoor gardens.
Also called edible burdock or Lappa burdock, this medicinal plant is often used as a root vegetable. In traditional medicine burdock is used as a means for cleaning the blood, as a diuretic and diaphoretic. Continue reading
Many refuse fatty foods, foods rich in preservatives, dyes, flavor enhancers and switching to a healthy diet, which can not be imagined without fresh juices and herbal teas. First place in the ranking of the components of the invigorating and healthy drinks to keep mint and lemon balm. They are easy to grow even on the window sill. How to do it correctly, says researcher at the regional Botanic garden of Love Kruglov.
And mint, and lemon balm are very useful, contain a lot of vitamins, possess medicinal properties. By the way, mint is a great addition to many dishes and cocktails, such as the famous Mojito. Due to the fact that the leaves of these plants look similar, they are often confused.
Lemon balm, aka Melissa – one of the major honey plants garden. In Greece its even called bee weed.
And Melissa is called heart’s delight, lady’s happiness, bee mint, liquor, a censer. Continue reading