The cultivation of medicinal plants on the site
There are such plants. which should be in each house. No, it’s not flowers and seedlings in the garden. we will focus on medicinal plants, without which it is difficult to do with certain diseases.
The cultivation of medicinal plants on the garden is not as easy as it seems, it is useful to know a few secrets about the planting and harvesting a particular plant.
Many medicinal crops require a very careful approach to the selection of the soil. It helps to know which seeds can be planted directly in the soil, what to sow seedlings. Another important detail is the collection and harvesting. Treatment plants, collected at the wrong season, or improperly prepared, will not lead to the desired result.
Types of medicinal plants and their cultivation
St. John’s wort. What you need to know about growing herbs of this kind. It grows on the territory of Ukraine. The method of planting is quite simple, just St. John’s wort seeds are sown on the surface of the earth. This plant is perennial, and the next year it will bloom and it will be possible to collect and prepare.
Infusion of St. John’s wort increases appetite, reduces fatigue, is used as a diuretic. In medicinethe prescribed to patients with inflammatory processes of the bladder, kidney, colitis, gastritis. But men must be careful, as water extracts of St. John’s wort reduces the potency, also it is contraindicated in atherosclerosis.
Another variety of medicinal plants — Echinacea . known for its many healing properties. It strengthens the immune system, the tool has a number of properties: antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial. Propagated Echinacea seeds, it is unpretentious to weather conditions, like sun and moist soil. Blooms through the year, it is collected around July when they first bloom. The roots of Echinacea is also therapeutic, harvested after 4 years in the fall.
Juice of Echinacea is very useful, but has a short shelf life. It is used for colds, infectious diseases, for blood poisoning. Infusions are used for insect bites, burns, wounds, eczema. Echinacea is used in the medications of rheumatism, diabetes, prostatitis, gynecological diseases, osteomyelitis. These drugs are not recommended to be used by pregnant or nursing women, children under 12 years, patients with blood cancer, tuberculosis, angina, multiple sclerosis.
Well-known and most popular medicinal plants — marigolds or calendula have excellent disinfectant, anti-bacterial properties. Seeds are sown in spring, about 2 months marigolds bloom. They are collected immediately after flowering and do it throughout the summer. A mixture of marigold flowers with the salt removed warts. Infusions of calendula is used for burns, herpes, frost bite, gastritis, stomatitis, cervical erosion, mastitis and lesions of the mucous membranes.
Of course, it is not necessary to limit the cultivation of medicinal plants these species can be planted more shrubs and trees such as viburnum, sea buckthorn, hawthorn, dog rose, Rowan. Medicinal plants, properly grown and prepared, will allow you to remain healthy throughout life.