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On medicinal plants

Since time immemorial for treatment of various illnesses people use medicinal plants. So, during the excavations of the settlement Vratislav, which existed about 2500 years ago, scientists have discovered more than 20 species of medicinal plants. Among them were and still are widely used in medical practice herbs: Valerian, St. Johns wort, water pepper, nettle, oak bark, etc. in Altai, the famous Pazyryk burial mounds, more ancient than Biskupinskie hillfort, archaeologists have found medicinal and food plants — hemp, coriander, wormwood, etc. as well as special dishes for grinding and cooking.

Man in its development, after a long journey from a wild ancestor, feeding on roots, leaves and fruits of wild plants, to our contemporaries, not only learned how to use plants, but use them for the treatment of many diseases. Use of modern scientific medicine therapeutic drugs more than one-third are obtained from vegetable raw materials, and in the treatment of certain diseases the proportion of herbal drugs reaches 90%.

To meet the needs of the population in the drugs of plant origin in different geographical zones of Russia created more than 20 specialized farms for growing medicinal plants. Great attention paid Russian scientists to identify, study and introduction of new species of medicinal plants, coloratovillosus in natural habitats. Continue reading

What is alternative medicine

Disease has always existed, but medication appeared not so long ago, as its cause, what is alternative medicine.

To medicine people saved from diseases of field herbs, roots. This was the principle of trial and error, and many of them died, but also survived quite a lot.

Today, these methods of treatment are called folk medicine.

Relation to such treatment is very ambiguous, but first we will try to understand what lies under the term “traditional medicine” and what it actually represents.

Traditional medicine is one type of alternative medicine that is based on knowledge about diseases, methods and means of treatment that are passed among the people from generation to generation for centuries.

In most cases, is simply impossible to know who and when invented this or that method of treatment, but few people speak about the complete meaninglessness of the use of traditional medicine.

The term “traditional medicine” appeared in medical works of the German scholars in the first half of the nineteenth century. Continue reading

Medicine in Ancient Egypt

Traditionally, the ancient Greek art of healing is the “ancestor” of all modern medicine, however, Egyptian healers can be proud of the fact that their ancestors, the worshippers of the great gods of healing Tautou and ISIS, were teachers of famous Greek healers.

In Ancient Egypt it was quite well-developed art of healing

What the ancient Egyptians no equal to this day, is in the art of embalming, which originated from the fervent desire of people to preserve the shape of a loved one and to prevent inevitable after the death of his destruction of body tissues. Unfortunately, the miraculous recipes of ancient Egyptian balms now lost, and restore them there is no hope.

More than four thousand years ago the ancient Egyptians knew of what parts make up the human body, how to determine the sex of an unborn child, that they were able for the first time in medical practice to describe the brain (he has been compared to “a boiling copper”), to establish a close relationship between the brain and other parts of the body (were diagnosed paralysis when injuries to the head), to determine the leading role of the heart in human life, to find a remedy for wrinkles, create a prototype of the modern plaster — resin impregnated linen fabric, etc. Continue reading

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