Autumn dank months are almost inevitably sowing cold among the masses, but fortunately, this is where herbs and natural remedies come to the rescue. Boasting generally mild and efficient action, medicinal herbs have been used to treat cold for long centuries: from Hippocrates and Qin era to Archibald Menzies times and further on. Herbal medicine has been carefully absorbing the wisdom piece by piece, from one generation to another, to offer a wealth of knowledge to informational society. Being less toxic and having fewer side effects in comparison with synthetic drugs, herbal remedies are oftentimes prescribed to the elderly, children and pregnant women.
The arsenal of drugs used in Chinese medicine is exceeding two thousands of units. Not less than three-quarters of this amount falls to the lot of plant origin drugs – roots, flowers, herbs, fruits, etc.; while the remainder falls on drugs of animal and mineral origin. This is nothing but weighty evidence of the essential role of herbs in Chinese traditional medicine. The state of affairs is facilitated by the fact that China is the habitat for myriads of medicinal plants.
There are dozens of ways for normalising the sleep: from diet calibration to making use of breathing techniques – the methods gathered under one roof by ‘sleep hygiene’ term. Sleep hygiene deals with practices, habits, and environmental factors that make a direct impact on sleep and have particular importance.
Diarrhea stands for defecation intensification (more than 2 times a day), accompanied by feces of liquid consistency. By itself, diarrhea is not a disease, but a reaction to some problems in the body, most often related to the functioning of the digestive system.
The causes of non-infectious diarrhea are typically poor quality food and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (colitis, enteritis, gastritis, etc.). Excitement and fear can also cause diarrhea, impacting peristalsis. Diarrhea can have an acute (occur suddenly and pass away within 1-2 weeks) and chronic (lasting more than 2 weeks) forms.
With the pace of modern life, polluted environment and junk food our body is exposed to constant stress, manifested by irritation, fatigue, anxiety, and as a result, disturbed sleep. Certainly, to deal with stress successfully, you need to spend more time on outdoor activities, hiking, physical exercises, yoga, massage sessions and stick to a reasonable, vitamin-rich diet. Wait a minute, but I need an effectual solution that acts immediately!
Essential oils have been widely employed in the manufacture of medicines before the advent of conventional preparations. Tea tree oil in particular gained popularity due to a well-pronounced and strong antibiotic effect.
Nowadays, herbalists willingly recommend using the essential oil of tea tree to deal with acne, as well as taking advantage of the magnificent properties in preparation of various cosmetic products for skin and hair, as well as for strengthening the nervous system through aromatherapy sessions.
The Code of Laws of Merovingians, Lex Salica, announced a fine of 62 pence for every person who will use contraceptive grasses. The Church identified the action of plants with diabolical interference in the affairs of laypeople; the official use of plants was banned, even for medicinal purposes. Those were the tough times for herbology adherents.
Naturopathy is a set of treatment methods, alternative to the ones practiced in traditional medicine and based on the postulate of inherent ability of man for self-healing.
The main difference of naturopatihc medicine from the official one consists in the way how health issues are considered. Conventional medicine implies treating the disease, not the patient; therefore, its mission is extremely narrow-focused. Thus, traditional medicine doesn’t consider the body as an integrated system that has a huge internal capacity to maintain health. The position of naturopathy is fundamentally different: it claims that solving all the health problems can be solved in a natural way.
Hormones affect all the processes in your body, so they may have a direct impact on the formation of acne as well. According to statistics, less than 10% of people are lucky to not know what acne is, so an overwhelming majority has to deal with the issue during various life periods. However, if acne in adolescence is a natural phenomenon, in a more mature age the presence of pimples indicates a violation of hormonal levels, which in turn may lead to serious health problems. So let’s consider the basic causes of hormonal acne.
According to botany specialists, our planet is a home to several hundred thousand species of plants, only a few tens of thousands of which have been studied and described by scientists, herbology experts and ethnoscience adherents. The archaeologists claim that over the life of humanity, people have massively used plants for food, clothing manufacturing , treatment of diseases and cosmetics production.
Treatment and prevention of diseases using medicinal plants and natural products is a gigantic industry finding itself on the crest of a wave and estimated at about 90 billion dollars. It is believed that at least half of all diseases can be successfully treated by means of plant origin, and herbal remedies are prescribed in treatment of a broad variety of health issues of various nature. The treatment is achieved due to glycosides, essential oils, alkaloids and tannins that herbs contain; having a pronounced impact on the human body, herbal remedies may be designed for ingestion and external application.
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine where treatment is based on the two essential principles. The first one implies that a disease can be cured using the medications that produce effects resembling the disease itself (similia similibus curantur). Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, believed that an overdose of certain drugs leads to symptoms of the same disease being treated, therefore he laid the foundation of homeopathy basing on the law of similars.