In the late 1960s, Mao Zedong instructed The YOYO (Youyou Tu) to find a cure for malaria. And after 40 odd years of its opening every year are already helping to save the lives of over 100 thousand people in Africa alone, and she was awarded the highest award in medicine — the Nobel prize. The residences shared with their colleagues William Campbell (William Campbell C) and Omurai Satoshi (Satoshi Ōmura), who developed a new means of treating human diseases caused by parasitic worms.
Unusual in scientific work That Yuyu may seem that she started his research with the study of plants used in Chinese folk medicine. However, this is not the only case where modern medicine is developed on the basis of Chinese traditional medicine — and probably not the last.
The Yuyu colleagues studied the ancient Chinese medical treatises, trying to find mention of herbs and recipes that could be used to treat diseases with symptoms similar to malaria, such as fever, chills and headache. Continue reading
Mandarin – low-calorie product that can increase appetite, improve metabolism and saturate the body with vitamins. In addition, the peel and juice of oranges are widely used in folk medicine as therapeutic agents. However, despite the benefits of oranges, eating this citrus is not recommended for people suffering from specific diseases. Edition of Estet-portal found out what positive and negative qualities of the fruit, originating from South China.
You probably noticed that the smell of Mandarin as it positively affects people and even improves mood. This is due to the fact that they contain volatile – the trace elements that elevate mood. Vitamin C and various organic acids that are found in tangerines, can keep good mood after You eat it. In addition, it still contains vitamins K and D, which strengthens the walls of blood vessels, and allows calcium to be better absorbed in the body. Continue reading
Marsh herb with medicinal properties
The name rosemary has received for toxic properties possessed by all parts of this plant. Bagwith means to poison. However, do not rush to bring it to the black list. Under recommended doses, it can bring many benefits, as it contains in its composition a lot of biologically active substances and has considerable healing power.
Labrador tea – evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae. It grows mainly in the swamp, as they prefer peaty, acidic soil. During flowering the plant exudes a stupefying pungent smell, which can lead to headaches, dizziness and even loss of consciousness.
Tall shrub, can reach one meter. Has leaves lanceolate, leathery, of the next building. Blossoms in may-June. Inflorescences have the appearance of an umbrella with numerous small white flowers. Continue reading