Knowledge of the human body, internal organs and their functions came to Egypt very early, together with the practice of mummification. Judging by the data, Egyptian doctors were well aware of the ways and first set the function of the heart, which was perceived as the life centre, pumping blood through the 22 major vessels of the body, turning into more branched vessels. “The beginning of the mysteries of the doctor, – said in the text of the famous “papyrus Ebers” (XV century BC Leipzig), knowledge of stroke of the heart, which vessels to all members, for every doctor, every priest of the goddess Sekhmet, every caster, touching the head, neck, arms, hands, legs, everywhere touches the heart: he sent vessels to every member…” in Addition to these vessels, an Egyptian doctor wrote to their counterparts in another body – invisible Ka – “double” of man associated with magic rituals.
Mummification gave rise in Egypt strong surgery. In the “Surgical papyrus of Edwin Smith”, dated XVI century BC, describes 48 types of injuries and their treatment: refers to the technique of the correct reposition of bone fractures, lecaniinae and bruises, haematomas. The author of the text was a practicing physician, most likely related to some major construction.
“Surgeon’s table”. The relief on the temple wall of Harura and Sobek in Kom Ombo. II century BC
From economic documents it is known that, for example, the construction of the great pyramids of Giza, where the injury was understandably very high, fifteen hundred builders had one doctor. His art was obviously far from all the intricacies owned by court doctors, however, and this fact medical Continue reading
Cultivation of such medicinal herbs, as mint, lemon balm, yarrow, sage is better done at the cottage or in the garden, despite the fact that they grow in natural conditions. There is nothing difficult, as wild herbs do not require much care, that is, desire and minimum effort for the cultivation of medicinal herbs in the garden or at the cottage. Some herbs can be used as ornamental plants for fresh air in the room.
Lemon balm should be planted in a slightly shaded place, such as near a fence or wall. It should be planted in moist fertilized soil. Remember that this grass grows strongly, that is, may occupy more space. The plant should be watered in the hot season. Plants reproduce by seeds or from the root. To speed up the process before planting the seeds must be soaked in warm water or try to grow them in containers with water.
It should be noted that Melissa was in the form of plants can grow on a windowsill or balcony, a pleasing light lemon smell and giving the room the scent of freshness. For the development of the plants required a well-lighted window, prepared soil mix and timely watering.
This plant is persistent and grows everywhere, and it can grow even nacinajuscego in the garden. To ensure that the plant does not increase and occupied large area, it is necessary beforehand to worry, and for rhizomes to provide any guard space. Peppermint is difficult to grow from seed, so it is better to buy ready-made plants. Other varieties of mint are grown from seed in a few months. Continue reading
Elderberry exists in nature in three forms: herbaceous, black and red. Herbaceous elderberry is rare, more common are black and red. In Russia, the elder that was brought from Europe. It has been used for the decorations of gardens and parks. Undemanding plant have taken root and quickly spread throughout Russia.
Red elderberry – poisonous shrub with an unpleasant odor and taste. Its buds are egg-shaped, branch with fruit resembles a grape. The berries attracted by its beautiful appearance, but it is better not to try them raw − they are not only tasteless but also poisonous.
Given that the elderberry are poisonous, it should be applied with caution, complying with the prescribed dosage, under the supervision of a doctor-fitoterapevta
Official medicine does not use red elderberry for medicinal purposes, so poorly understood its chemical composition. But we know that there is the glycoside of sambunigrin, which forms hydrocyanic acid, and this known poison. However, this plant is used in folk medicine, and as medicinal raw materials use the leaves, flowers, fruits, bark and roots.
Useful svojstvenny red and its application
Composed of red elderberry contains the following nutrients:
– vitamin C – rutin;- essential oils;- fatty non-drying oil;- sugar;- organic acids;- volatile;- tannins – glycosides. Continue reading