Medicinal Plants: Modes of employment. HARVEST. Dose

We will discuss:
- General
- Collection and preservation of medicinal plants
- Modes of use of medicinal plants
- Dosage most convenient in the administration of medicinal plants

General
Since prehistoric times, man, in his fight against the disease, has observed how plants have helped in restoring their health. For his instinct has discovered that plants or food or liquids plant helped him. All this was empirically.
The plant kingdom is made up of mineral substances. Among the major minerals and basic materials are hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. Besides these minerals have nitrogen, sulfur, potassium, silicon, etc.. Depending on the combination and quantity of these minerals, each plant has specific active ingredients called for each.

Throughout history has been discovering the different powers of medicinal plants and foods. Among some of the functions that plants can exert significant role in the body antiseptic and healing, sometimes stimulating, antitoxic, antiferment, vermifuge, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, antineuralgic, remineralizing, aphrodisiac, hormonal, and so on. Not being any of these, if implemented well, harmful to the body as with synthetic preparations.

Other research has concluded that the plants, and particularly the essences have been compared with real plant hormones. Is known to have discovered an immense number of hormones in different plants. The plants also act on amendments to the magnetic field they produce. Similarly, when man eats plant foods grown naturally and properly irradiated by solar energy, also receives, besides the food, purifying and antibacterial effect of light energy that food and medicinal plants possess.

We can therefore conclude that the plants are operated by means supreme wisdom, that this force in nature, in order to maintain metabolism, detoxify the blood and tissues of the human body, to expel foreign substances and morbid in his purifying function and rebuild every cell in the body that are damaged.

Collection and conservation of medicinal plants

The climate and soil have a decisive bearing on the capacity of the plant to produce certain effects. So should collect medicinal plants in the areas that are naturally themselves.

The best time to harvest is a medicinal plant which precedes the fructification or flowering. If your strengths are in its seeds, then we hope to complete formation of seeds.

To keep them, the best procedure is to dryness. To be effective it is best to do it as fast as possible through a high temperature and with sufficient air renewal.

Once dried, it can be crushed and stored in glass jars away from light for up to one year.

Ways of using medicinal plants

Apocema: Once macerated plants, then boil and reduce by half the liquid so as to make a concentrated decoction.

Bathrooms: Boil the plant, is strained and thrown into the bath or on the container that we will use. May be general or local.

Steam Bathrooms: They are like the hydropathic only added to the water or resinous herbs according to the disease.

Poultices a lump is formed raw or cooked soft plants to use.

Emulsions: They are like milk or horchata.

Compresses: These canvases drenched in decoctions or infusions of plants. You can put hot or cold.

Development: They are like unless they are hot towels, steam.

Spraying: Burning on a metal sheet plants listed. The smoke that you breathe is healthy effects

Gargling: Gargling decoction or infusion of the plant.

Jellies: Pasta in the form of jelly. EJP. Grapes Boil until water runs out and forms a jelly.

Inhalation: Similar to the spraying, but the face is applied at the opening of a funnel and aspirated plant steam boiling.

Juices: Fruit juices, salads.

Enemas: Bowel Enema. Can be made with infusion of brews, and so on.

Lotions: As the poultice. But instead of being so wet skin is rubbed with the gauze or cotton.

Pouches: They are filled with the corresponding plant and usually heated to apply in the affected part.

Tisanas: It is the classic drink of water with medicinal plants. They can be:
Dissolution: The plant is crushed and dissolved in water.
Maceration: Soak in water, cover and leave in cold water for a while.
Infusion: Over boiling water is added to the plant and cover.
Digestion: maceration with hot water. All night.
Cooking: Boil the plant 10 or 15 minutes.
Leaching: the plant is crushed and placed in a colander. You add hot or cold water.

More convenient dose administration of medicinal plants
Roots, bark, leaves and grains: 20 grams per liter. (About 4 tablespoons per day). It is done by maceration, digestion or cooking.

Flowers of low activity and low aroma: 13 grams per liter. (About 3 tablespoons per day)

Flowers very active: 5 grams per liter. (One tablespoon to two cups)

Fruits of the Umbelliferae (anise, fennel) 10 grams per liter. (About two tablespoons per day)
For children we will consider your age.
Between the first two years. The eighth of a cup.
Between 3 and seven years. A quarter of the glass.
Between 7 and 12 years. Middle glass.
More than 12 years. A glass.

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