Medicinal plants on the windowsill
Many indoor plants have healing properties. They are used as valuable medicinal plants in their homeland.
It is known that from Sudanese hibiscus raw material for the famous hibiscus tea that improves metabolism, strengthens blood vessels, helps with flu and colds, excretes toxins, has a beneficial effect in the fight against cholesterol.
It’s no secret that the aspidistra has diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties and in many parts of East Asia used in folk medicine. Decoctions of all parts of the plant is used in convulsions, gastro-intestinal diseases, diarrhea, stones in the urinary system.
Medicines of Myrtle are used for the prevention of influenza and treatment of bronchitis, tuberculosis, diphtheria, sinusitis. It is useful in the treatment of diseases of the heart, blood, use it to strengthen the stomach. Extracts from Myrtle are part of many drugs.
Common in the homes of the plant “money tree” (crassula) also has antibacterial and antimicrobial action. Its leaves and juice are used for sore throats and other illnesses of the throat.
But do not rush immediately to prepare medicinal tinctures and ointments from your Pets.
These folk healers, sobirateli for medical purposes, never use plants growing along the roads, and go after them in the forest, climb high into the mountains, tear them in clean, not contaminated with industrial waste. They know the secrets of proper collection of medicinal plants, know which ones to take early in the morning, some at sunset, to harvest in spring, and in mid-summer.
Is it possible to take into ornamental houseplant grown in a small pot that you are regularly fed with mineral fertilizers?
Studies have proven that many indoor plants absorb harmful chemicals from the air of the apartment, effectively clearing it. Such as Chlorophytum. for example. The use of these plants for health and well-being is undeniable. But to use such a natural filter for the preparation of drugs, at least, unwise.
Medicinal properties are many plants in nature, but properly use them can not all. Many plants contain toxic substances, some of them can be hazardous to health. To experiment on themselves or their loved ones should not be.
So is it possible at all to use for the treatment plants? Definitely Yes!
Main applications are two: external use for the treatment of burns, long healing wounds, callus, cracks, corns and to improve the quality of air in your home that will have a beneficial impact on your health.
It has long been known as a family doctor aloe. Fresh Aloe juice apply the juice to treat burns, sores and wounds, removes corns and calluses. It’s enough to cut aloe leaves to put on a sore area or soak a tampon juice. For the treatment of rhinitis aloe juice instilled into the nose. Mask from his tone, tighten pores, clean oily skin.
Another wonderful home remedy which is always at hand – the juice of Kalanchoe. For cuts, scratches practice the wound with antiseptic and apply on the damaged area of the leaf of Kalanchoe. You will be surprised that the wound healing will occur 3 times faster than usual! The juice has anti-inflammatory action, does not irritate the skin and mucous membranes and are successfully used to stimulate tissue regeneration. Diluted in half with water and the juice of Kalanchoe are used to eliminate nasal congestion, to quickly get rid of rhinitis.
In addition to these plants can be grown in your pharmacy on the windowsill Golden mustache (callisia). This plant is well treats skin diseases: lichen, ulcers, infected wounds, burns. Golden mustache contains substances that stimulate rapid healing.
In the cold season the Windows of the apartments open for ventilation is rare, and the indoor air is saturated with toxic substances that produce plastic coatings. lacquers, detergents, aerosols, glues, synthetic dyes.
Pine, citrus, ficus, asparagus purify and improve the air.
Unpretentious Chlorophytum is considered a champion among houseplants for cleaning the air from the contained harmful substances and pathogens.
Pelargonium (geranium) allocates biologically active substances that kill streptococci and staphylococci. The healing fumes of the leaves of geranium soothe, which is very important in cases of stress, nervousness, insomnia. That is why this flower is recommended to keep in the bedroom.
Laurus Nobilis secretes essential oils that kill viruses and bacteria, including the tubercle Bacillus.
Argue that even a small concentration of essential oil of lemon reduces high blood pressure. Smell the leaves of all citrus gives a feeling of cheerfulness, promotes improvement of General condition of body and also purifies the air from viruses and bacteria.
Phytoncide properties and has coffee tree.
Potted plants fill the air with aromas, which people often even do not feel, but they are beneficial to health and mood.
Growing plants in the house you don’t worry about cures for diseases and about maintaining a clean and healthy environment, peaceful and joyful attitude that contributes to the preservation of health.