Traditional medicine of South America
Protection from disease
Most often the plants have been used by people as food. The second most popular application is the use of plants to treat people. This area is very ancient, the doctor requires a lot of knowledge in this field, accuracy and accountability.
In addition, the science of treating people is developing every year throughout its existence, still sought money from certain illnesses, and new diseases, which also need to seek medications. “Medical science is one of the most ancient and the most important: as long while alive on the Earth at least one person, research in the field of medicine will be relevant” Simba Lyon.
But if the disease does not require treatment to medicine, Muggles and wizards often seek help just to houseplants.
These plants can very often be found on the sills of Windows in homes and apartments Muggles and wizards:
– Aloe (Aloe):
Succulent* shrub of the Lily family with an erect stem and branching succulent leaves. Homeland of the plant is South Africa.
Aloe Vera is widely and long used in folk medicine. Thanks to its juice, which contains a large kollichestvom, essential oils, enzymes and vitamins, aloe so famous in folk medicine. Used for healing wounds, burns, ulcers. In addition, the plant possesses laxative, choleretic, strong tonic, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal action.
Effective in the treatment of skin diseases, prevents aging of the skin.
– Golden mustache (Callisia fragrans):
Golden mustache – a plant of the family Commelinaceae. Erect plant with long leaves and spikes lianopodobnyh. Homeland of the plants are tropical and sub-tropical areas of South America. At home easy to grow. Propagated plant apical part of the mustache.
Golden mustache strongest biogenic stimulators, rich in biologically active substances, minerals and vitamins. Thanks to this plant to treat chronic diseases, diseases of the circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems.
Golden mustache is widely often used in medicine, so now Golden mustache is grown on special plantations.
– Heliotrope (Heliotropium L.):
Herbaceous perennial belonging to the family of Starflower. The birthplace of habitat are considered the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the Earth.
It is widely distributed in folk medicine as a remedy, used in kidney disease, a sedative, a treatment of infectious diseases and to combat inflammatory processes, is used for removing warts, resorption of tumors, is often taken as a homeopathic remedy.
– Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe Adans):
Succulent plant belonging to the family Crassulaceae. The birthplace of the habitat of this plant is Africa. Over 200 species, widespread in Africa, Asia, America.
Often used in folk medicine for coughs, rheumatism, pain in the legs. Also the leaves and the juice of Kalanchoe is used for quick healing of wounds, cuts and boils. Kalanjoe juice can help for toothache, if you put soaked in the juice of this plant is the cotton wool on the aching tooth.
– Ginseng (Panax):
Herbaceous plant of the family Araliaceae family. The Motherland of growth is East Asia. The plant grows to half a meter in height. Currently in many countries, ginseng is grown on special plantations.
Ginseng for many centuries used in folk medicine as a rejuvenator, tonic and General tonic. Receive funds on the basis of ginseng is recommended for people with hypertension, diabetes, neurosis.
There are contraindications to the use of ginseng preparations people with increased excitability, insomnia. You also can not take such drugs to children, pregnant women.
Learn more about ginseng can be found in the Herbalist Professor of Truancy:
* Those called succulent plants, whose succulent leaves or stems in which they store water. Succulents are divided into root, stem and leaf, depending on which parts of the plant contains the cell layer, reserving the water. In my thesis work deals with the succulents: aloe (leaf), cactus (stem), Kalanchoe (leaf).