Did you know that up until a few years all medicines procured from pharmacies based on plant extracts? How the basic raw material of aspirin was the bark of willow? Even today, the pharmaceutical industry, which now relies on chemical agents, continues to operate the beneficial properties of plants and herbs. H herbology "born" with humans. Ayti the primordial knowledge gained over time with hard work and risky empirical tests remained in some areas of the Earth and nearly disappeared in others. Today, the Western World in the herb recovers the lost ground and is now one of the most reliable complementary methods.
What is Herbal Medicine?
This is the use of herbs for therapeutic purposes. The herb works holistically, as each part of the plant may have different therapeutic properties, helping the body to homeostasis.
How are plants?Four are the main ways of using plants: a decoction, as infusion, tincture or as capsules, powder form. The resulting infusion if watered the dry herb with boiling water and let stand for 5-10 minutes, preferably covered, not to evaporate the beneficial essential oils. Usually used in infusion soft parts of the herb as dried leaves or flowers. If it is a root, fruit, bark or some other hard part of the plant, we prefer the decoction where the herb with boiling water. The tinctures are prepared by pharmacists. The dried herb is immersed in alcohol, where it remains for days to free up all substances. Then the weak solution of some drops of the tincture in water, according to the instructions of herbal-and drinking. Both the infusions and herbal teas and tinctures to be used more than one herb, as appropriate. Alternatively, the patient can consume capsules with powdered herbs.
They are all ways to use less potent?The say the herbal tincture is more potent because it contains concentrated all the beneficial properties of herbs. Then comes the capsules, while both the infusion and decoction while beneficial to the body, but the patient needs to consume very large quantities to achieve the results of the other two methods.
H replaces herbal medication?H herbology is a complementary healing method, which means that ancillary works in conjunction with other methods. If someone is already taking medication, should not stop it when you start using the herbs. You will not find that the combination of two therapies are more effective and fast.
Herbs have side effects?If used in moderation and in accordance with the recommendations of a special, no. H excessive drinking can cause harm, such as and excessive water consumption.
For their use requires expert advice?Depending on the case. Everyone also consume some of the most common herbs like tea. Kalo is, however, to consult a herbal-can be a biologist with additional studies in herbology or a holistic doctor, as he, after hearing from a patient's medical history, it may indicate what herbs correspond to the problem, what is compatible with the medication that may follow, which may be the "block" etc. If, for example, the patient takes anticoagulants should not be taken simultaneously bilompa Jing. As we, then, is a difficult man to anyone who has knowledge of such a complex, it is advisable to consult a specialist.
Habits like smoking object to use?Just enough that in these cases the agency has greater need for antioxidants and detoxification. Not only, therefore, not the herb is contraindicated in these cases, but often is necessary.
How long does a treatment with herbs?H duration depends on the problem. Generally, however, requires some time. For while a chemical drug can have an immediate impact, stopping immediately the symptom of the disease-but not eliminate-the cause, this herb needs more time because, according to the herbal, acts holistically.
What to be careful when buying dried herbs?Kat first, we can collect them and ourselves, we know enough to recognize and be sure to collect it from a clean place. If the herbs you buy are grown, the better to choose organic. The herbs have virtually no expiration date. However, it could eventually fizzled to their essential oils and thus lose part of their therapeutic properties.
The pregnant women are allowed to use them?Here we need a little attention. There are herbs that have no effect on pregnancy, but some that contain phytoestrogens should not be used. That kind of herbs should be avoided and breastfeeding. There are, of course, and galaktagoga, helping the mother to have milk. However, a woman pregnant or breast feeding should not use them without the advice of a professional.