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The cultivation of medicinal plants as a business

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

The use of medicinal herbs.

The vegetation of our Russia is very diverse – from tundra in the far North, to the deserts of the southern borders of the country. An important reason for this diversity — the differences in the climate of other areas. In the far North we find the diversity of plants with the highest number of lichens, in the middle part of the country, where the climate is warmer and softer, common plants related to forests in the South — in those places where in the summer months is very hot and humidity is low, there may be only of steppe and desert species of plants.

More than forty percent of the medicines we have, which are the drugs of vegetable origin, obtained often from 300 useful herbs approved for use by the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation. In national practice apply more than 2500 medicinal plants .

Recently wide application of the acquired products of home beekeeping – honey and wax. Natural active elements in herbs and honey and propolis are the products of vital activity of living microorganisms,therefore, the human body they are perceived easier, than industrial medicines. The use of healing plants, for example Chelidonium for the purpose of profilaktiki treatment of many diseases is for the modern man of enormous interest, and information of domestic and foreign information on the use of medicinal plants and folk healing. Special attention on the website is given to the use of medicinal plants describing the dosage, it presents the methods of use of about two hundred and fifty species of medicinal plants to cure common diseases. Continue reading

Parts used: fruits and leaves.

Pharmacy name: the fruits of Laurus Lauri fructus (previously: Fructus Lauri), Laurel oil – Lauri oleum (earlier: Oleum Lauri), Bay leaf – Lauri folium (previously: Folia Lauri).

Botanical description. The native land of this evergreen plant is Asia Minor; but now it is growing both in culture and wild throughout the Mediterranean, subtropics, Central and South America.

This slender shrub or tree can live up to 100 years. At the end of April Laurel blooms whitish flowers, forming clumps of false umbels or short panicles. After flowering egg-shaped berries are formed, which at the time of full maturity are painted in black color.

Collection and harvesting. The leaves are especially used as condiments, are harvested young, but fully developed and dried. Fruits are harvested in full ripeness. For use as a seasoning, they should be quickly but gently dried. Fresh fruits are used for producing fatty Laurel oil which is mainly applied in medicine. The oil is obtained by hot pressing or by distillation with water. This green granular mass, with the consistency of ointment. Laurel oil is very fragrant.

Active ingredients.The leaves are volatile oil and bitter. In fruits in addition to essential, there is another 30% fatty oil, starch and sugar. Pressed (Laurel) oil contains an essential oil and glycerides of lauric, palmitic, and oleic acids linalool and kirillovyh alcohol. Continue reading

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