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Methods and forms of application of medicinal herbs

Herbs are natural medicines. Some, so strong on the effects that are used for the manufacture of drugs. Every year increases the focus on traditional medicines, mainly containing medicinal herbs that are increasingly valued not only among herbalists and doctors practicing traditional, conventional medicine.

Usually herbs are used externally. (baths, wraps, poultices and lotions) and internal in the form of aqueous infusions, decoctions, extracts, alcohol tinctures, teas and herbs, juice or powder of dried parts of plants. Let us dwell on the methods of cooking for ingestion.

Tinctures are obtained by maceration in water chopped medicinal raw materials. The smaller the crushed raw material – the faster it gives up its substance in the infusion. For preparation of extracts used leaves, flowers and stems. Infusions are prepared in two ways: cold and hot.

In the preparation of infusions cold, measured on volume and shredded vegetable raw materials placed in enameled or glass dish, pour the necessary amount of boiled water at room temperature, close lid and insist from 4 to 12 hours (depending on the initial volume and chemical costabissara). After this mixture has to be filtered and it is ready for use.

When using hot herb brew water temperature is 80-95 degrees, but not boiling water. Measured by volume, and shredded vegetable raw materials put in an enamel or glass( heat resistant glass) bowl and pour the hot water. most often in the ratio of one weight part of raw materials take 10 parts of water. Continue reading

MANGO — a heavenly delight!

In my garden began to sing mango and I decided to tell you about this delicious fruit and show beautiful parks, where to grow these wonderful fruits.

MANGO belongs to the flowering plant family anacardiaceae. These fruits are grown in areas of tropical climate. Depending on the variety, the fruit reaches up to 2 pounds of weight. The mango fruit is very sweet.

In Bolivia, as in all countries where growing this fruit, MANGO many varieties: plain mango, mango rose, mango giant and mango mixed with other fruits – banana, Apple, melon, pineapple, papaya… all its distinctive flavour, its shape and its color.

My tree — mango rose, this variety is my favorite. The season begins in late October and late fruits may be in early January.

They are the size of a fist. Ripe fruits are considered much too soft in both green and yellow.

All versionista flesh and bones to separate is not possible.

In Santa Cruz, where I live, there are many beautiful parks with mango trees.

MANGO is rich in fibers, vitamins, trace elements.

It has glucose, fructose and sucrose, oxalic acid and citric, malic and succinic.

In the pulp of the fruit contains vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, and C, A, E.

Minerals that make up bogatstvom: calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium. Continue reading

Chia seed (Spanish sage). The properties of Chia seeds

In the era of Great geographical discoveries by the Spanish conquistadors actively explored new territory and including explored the American continent. Thanks to the Spaniards in the European culinary tradition there were many foods and spices. Chia seed (Spanish sage) were among new and previously unknown in Europe for products that have long been used in cooking native South America.

It should be noted that due to the natural properties of Chia seed (Spanish sage) the plant is used not only in cooking, but also traditional medicine. The Bela plant Chia or Salvia hispanica belongs to the genus of Sage, hence the second name, as well as the family Lamiaceae. The birthplace of Chia shall be the territory of modern Mexico.

In addition, the plant grows in Guatemala, but also Ecuador, Australia, Bolivia and Argentina. Remarkably, Chia white selects for the growth of high-mountain territories, which are located at an altitude of 2600 meters on the sea level. Spanish sage is a plant that reaches one metre in height, sweetbarbie, sometimes white blossoms.

Chia seed (Spanish sage) oval size that do not exceed in diameter and one millimeter. Chia seed (Spanish sage) may differ in color. Chia seeds are found in white, grey, and black. In addition, on the surface of the Chia seed you can find the original picture. Beneficial properties of Chia seed (Spanish sage) due to the chemical composition that coderit as vitamins and other undoubtedly useful for the human body connection. Continue reading