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Medicinal properties of watermelon and their use in folk medicine

Today we talk about the watermelons. No, the subject of nitrates in early the fruit we have at the moment not interested in you will often hear in the news, at least for another month. Talking about the wholesome and healing properties of this miracle berry in its original form, in the absence of any kind of chemicals as fertilizers.

Homeland of watermelon — Central and southern Africa, the ancient Arab cultural type of watermelon has been known for 15 centuries before our era, in Russia, the melons appeared by Royal decree in the 17th century.

The sugar content in watermelon (fructose, sucrose, glucose) reaches 12%, and in addition they include pectin, fiber, vitamins b and C, iron salts, magnesium, potassium, etc.

Watermelon acts as a diuretic, antitoxic, and tonic remedy, and in addition, is an excellent dietary product.

In fever use the following composition, to lower the temperature of:

— “watermelon milk”. Grind watermelon seeds (fresh) with cold water in a ratio of 1:10 and give drink 1 tsp. every 2 hours. If you wish you can add honey or sugar.

For the diuretic effect you need to eat in a day 2-2,5 kg of watermelon pulp. If the stones in the bladder are dissolved salts under the action of the watermelon, as if drinking urine selecively bezboleznennyy and dissolved salts from the body. Continue reading


MEADOWSWEET, spirea in Atlanta, meadowsweet V Atlanta, berosini; meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria, a synonym of Spiraea ulmaria is a perennial herbaceous plant of the rose family. Has creeping woody rhizomes without tubers. Stem 50-200 cm tall, erect, not branched, leafy. Leaves interruptedly-pinnate; lateral leaflets (2 — 5 pairs) cherokeecasino, nadezhnosti, from below belovojlochnye. The flowers are small, bisexual, regular, 5-lobed (rarely 6-lobed), autowall, fragrant, in dense paniculate inflorescence. Petals with long claw. Fruit — listyanka. Blooms in June — July.

Distribution . Grows throughout the territory of Ukraine (in the South is less common) in moist meadows, river banks and swamps, in boggy woods. Harvesting and storage are all the way in the article Pit six petals. The plant neoficialni.

Chemical composition . The herb contains tannins, dyes, salicylic and ascorbic acids, glycosides and haultain spren. In all parts of the plant are methyl salicylic essential oil.

Pharmacological properties and use . The plant has diaphoretic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, analgetic and Antirheumatic properties. Inside in the form of infusions or decoctions of the herb or roots (the roots more actively by action) G. W. vykorystovuyutsia diaphoretic with flu and fever, gout, rheumatism, hysterical seizures, severe pain in the stomach and intestines, accompanied by inflammation, with hemorrhoids, as diuretic in diseases of the bladder Continue reading

Medicinal plants Couch grass

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.

Habitat. Distribution

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

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