Medicinal plants and herbs of Russia
Treatment herbs — herbal medicine has always attracted the attention of a man. The flora of medicinal plants offers a large number of therapeutic agents that can be used for the treatment of various diseases.
Despite the progress made in pharmacology, medicinal plants and herbs still do not lose their value, and in some cases, herbal treatment (herbalism) remains indispensable. So, in the group of cardiac drugs, about 90% are medicinal plant preparations, in the group of expectorants — 73%, antiparasitic (antihelmintic) — 72%. Such widespread use of drugs based on plants is caused by the healing properties of plants, their low toxicity, activity, lack of side effects.
The whole middle strip of Russia is rich in medicinal herbs. In the forests, meadows, fields, vacant lots, swamps, along roads, rivers, orchards grows more than 100 kinds of wild herbs and cultivated medicinal plants used in medicine.
The magnitude of the collection and harvesting of medicinal plants and herbs every year is steadily increasing. Only pharmacy employees make each year more than 90-100 tons of medicinal plants. However, when nationalcosmopolitan plant resources as the common people, and the pharmacy network is able to fully provide itself with fruits of wild rose, grass Lily of the valley, yarrow, birch fungus (chaga), and many other medicinal plants and herbs used in the herbal medicine.
In many villages and rural areas due to the age-old traditions and faith in the healing properties of medicinal plants they collect medicinal herbs for their needs and health needs.
Over 40% of all medicinal products is being prepared from medicinal plants. If you know herbs, our meadows, forests, fields will open the storehouses of the earth its treasures, we will be able to effectively apply herbal medicine, widely used of all herbs in traditional and folk medicine.
Botanical descriptions of plants, directions on the rules of harvesting medicinal plants, drying herbs, storage of medicinal plants and preparation of some dosage forms can help both ordinary people and collectors of medicinal plants, zagotovlen medicinal herbs for their own consumption or for delivery of medicinal plants procurement organizations.
Important information about the use of medicinal plants:
It is well known that every medicine can be poison. It’s all in the used dose. Not an exception and medicinal plants and herbs . especially because many of them are poisonous and have a strong enough effect, especially those containing alkaloids and glycosides. The exception to this rule may only be made for vitaminoterapia of plants used for food.
It is necessary to know the properties of medicinal plants. This helps them consciously apply and, therefore, it is possible to obtain the best therapeutic effect. You need to know and ways of preparing herbs, as sold in pharmacies packaged treatment plants do not always contain on the label the method of preparation of dosage forms. At the same time, the choice of formulation and correct its manufacture has a very large and often critical for effective use of the medicinal properties of plants in herbal medicine.
The use of medicinal plants, like any other medication may only be prescribed by a doctor. Only a doctor with special knowledge and experience, can correctly identify the disease, its causes and appropriate treatment. Self-medication is close to sorcery and can cause irreparable harm. Even the most seemingly harmless medication applied without sufficient grounds, is harmful because, while it takes time for the sound treatment.