Flowering plants of couch grass reach a height of over one meter, and form a continuous thickets. The leaves of couch-grass, flat, dark green, linear with sheaths. Flowers, like all grasses, inconspicuous. They are collected in spikes in 4-7 pieces, the cones in turn to form a long apical spikes up to 15 cm Fruit – caryopsis, similar to wheat, up to a half centimeter.
Wheat grass blooms in may-June, fruits in July-September.
This plant is found throughout Europe, Asia, avoiding only the deserts and dark forests, although it can grow on forest edges and glades, but mostly couch grass inhabits meadows, fields, fallow lands, gardens. Its modern Latin name Elytrigia repens.
Procurement and quality of raw materials
Wheatgrass rhizomes are best harvested in the autumn or spring digging area, at this time they contain the maximum quantity of active ingredients. Having dug out, they harvested from the soil, cleaned of residues of stems and leaves. Dried, laying a thin layer. If the weather is hot, dry wheat grass directly in the sun. After drying the rhizomes are put Continue reading
Arthritis pain, as a rule, are exacting a permanent or periodic nature, amplified in the period of exacerbation and significantly decreasing or disappearing completely during remission.
Pain relief for arthritis: folk methods
To ease the pain of arthritis can help various means of folk medicine, used for centuries for treating various types of arthritis.
phytotherapy (use of herbs and dietary supplements);
apitherapy (treatment with honey and other bee products);
the hirudotherapy (treatment with leeches and obtained from them a therapeutic biologically active components);
natural balneotherapeutic factors (mineral waters, therapeutic mud, shungite, clay, ozokerite, naphthalan, etc.), health resort treatment;
the influence of physical factors (temperature effects, water treatments, magnetic therapy, etc.);
a variety of massages and other manual therapies (chiropractic, osteopathy and others), physiotherapy; Continue reading
Flaxseed oil have long been among the most useful herbal products and this is no accident. About the medicinal properties and invaluable use of linseed oil has been known in Ancient Egypt and Greece, they treated diseases of the stomach and burns of Hippocrates. The oil is produced by cold pressing. Often linseed oil is used to add to various cosmetic products, but also do wraps. In Russia during the Soviet years about Flaxseed oil was almost forgotten, but recently this product is becoming more and more popular due to its tremendous healing properties. The biological composition of oil flax holds a high position among the vegetable products. Only a couple of tablespoons of oil in a day to eat, so the body has got the daily requirement of polyunsaturated fats. Benefit to the organism in the consumption of linseed oil is huge, but there is a part of harm. To use it for good, it is worth examining the pros and cons of this product.
We can identify the following useful features:
• Oil from flax is a natural source of polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3 and omega-6. Their content in Flaxseed oil greatly exceeds the amount of such substances in any other vegetable oil and even the notorious fish oil.
• This rastitelnaya perfectly normalizes fat metabolism, thereby promoting weight loss. Continue reading