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
Star anise (Illicium) – evergreen trees and shrubs of the genus limonnikova, seeds and oils which are used in cooking and alternative medicine. The plant grows in China, Cambodia, Vietnam, North America and Abkhazia.
In nature, there are 32 species of star anise, the most common are the true star anise, anise star, star anise and anise star anise lanceolate.
The use of anise
In alternative medicine star anise is used to treat respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, swine and bird flu, increasing sexual desire (libido) and treating symptoms of male menopause. Inhalation with the use of stars of anise is effective in the treatment of diseases of the throat.
Also, star anise is used in the treatment of the digestive tract, including indigestion and colic in infants.
Star anise is used for:
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The South of Ukraine, and especially Crimea, due to climatic characteristics are prone to the cultivation of medicinal herbs. Today, people are beginning to understand that drugs and preventive tools based
chemical compounds are not so much useful, how many harmful. In this regard, the direction of medicinal herbs is of particular relevance. This organic, natural product of nature. This aspect is little developed. The production facilities are today can’t cover the needs of the market, today demand exceeds supply.
The attractiveness of the cultural cultivation of medicinal plants relevant for the South and the fact that irrigation is not a prerequisite: the grass will grow without it. But if you increase watering, the yield will increase several times. The profitability of growing some herbs (for example, stevia in a greenhouse) exceeds the profitability of strawberry.
Collecting medicinal herbs is considered our Project as well as a business resource in the fight against poverty. For families who have no money to invest in a greenhouse, vegetables or berries, the opportunity to go and pick wild herbs – exit from the economic deadlock. Can do this people of all ages, women, children. Continue reading