Herbal therapy with plants, is increasingly accessed by patients. Fortunately, in civilized countries, the number of consultations in this area is close to 75%, which further increases the degree of ancredere of patients and physicians in this form of therapy.
Due to the beneficial effects of the lack of side effects (at a correct administration) acting gentleness with the fact that plants have a synergistic body structure, and so on, has led some patients to prefer self-medication (which should be avoided because they can no adverse effects due to ignorance frequency of administration, dosage correct maximum time of administration, and so on).
To be used in a prophylactic / therapeutic plants require harvesting, drying and rigorous preparation.
Harvesting should be done in polluted places in the optimum time to plant development, when it has the highest concentration of active ingredients. The best results are obtained with freshly picked plants.
Optimal harvest time varies depending on the parts of the plant:
flowers – during flowering;
buds – spring, before their dissolution;
leaves – before and during flowering;
roots – early spring or late fall;
bark – just spring;
fruits – they are sufficiently ripe;
seeds – after ripening fruit.
In order to be preserved for a long time, the plants should be dry. Palntelor therapeutic efficiency lies in preserving their active principles.
Drying should be done in suitable conditions so as to avoid loss of natural color and smell.
It is estimated that the validity and effectiveness of the prophylaxis / therapy plant’s dried aerial parts about 1 year and 2-3 years for woody parts (roots, bark, wood), after which they lose active and therefore curative properties.
The therapeutic effect of the plant is given by the active principles contained and extracted with different solvents: water, alcohol, wine, vegetable oil.
Forms of administration
- infusion – keeping the plant in contact with boiling water for 5-15 min, then filter;
- decoction – is made from shredded plant material then add water and simmer for 5-30 minutes. Decoction boil and add hot water, in quantity, corresponding evaporation losses;
- macerate – chopped plant is keeping in contact with cold water 8-12 hours at room temperature;
- tincture – is an alcoholic extract (alcohol 40-70) prepared at room temperature;
- gemoderivate – solutions consisting of a mixture of water, alcohol, glycerin;
- Infusion – capillary fragility;
- decoction – internal – in diarrhea external – gargle in stomatitis;
- tincture – intestinal parasites, disease pressure, enterocolitis, and so on;
- gemoderivat – flatulence, visual disturbances, hyperuricemia, etc..
- Infusion – internal – urinary infections, external – gargle, vaginal washes, and so on;
- volatile oil – intestinal parasites, external – inhalation – respiratory infections;
- juice – stinging insects.
- decoction – insomnia, anxiety, genital heresy;
- tincture – RAA, neuralgia, biliary colic;
- gemoderivat – fever, hyperhidrosis disease, arthritis;
- decoction – abscesses, boils, hemorrhoids;
- gemoderivat – depression, periodontal disease, hyperhidrosis;
- Bach flower remedy – indicated serious people, strong and persevering, they tend to overwork, people do not disappoint anyone.
- Infusion – allergies, asthma, whooping cough;
- tincture – anemia, acrocyanosis, conjunctivitis;
- juice cure – anemia, hypertension, TB;
- gemoderivat – sinusitis, vasomotor headache, decreased visual acuity;