Herbalist – guide medicinal plants and herbs
Herbal therapy is a very ancient art, which survived in documented form. It is known that archeological excavations have been found evidence that in Mesopotamia treated the sick using herbs, it was six thousand years ago. The first official data on herbal medicine are from China around 2700 years BC. Although there are other mentions about the miraculous plant, also coming from China, but they date back to earlier years. Plants used in ancient Egypt, but not only in medicine and in cooking and cosmetics.
About. what herbs were used to treat diseases, says even in the old Testament. You must have heard about “Ayurveda” – the Eastern Indian medicinal philosophy, which means “Science of life”? It is this philosophy for the most part, and influenced the worldwide spread of herbalism, as the vision herb used for medicinal purposes for several millennia. To this day preserved some medical books “Ayurveda”, which were officially recognized by modern science as medical textbooks, despite the fact that they were written 3500 years ago.
In Europe the first study on the use of herbs for medicinal purposes was carried out in the first century ad Greek physician named Dioscorides. But the Indians in America salio the healing power of herbs long before it understood the Europeans, some of their knowledge they gave to the pioneers. Until the beginning of this century, while the development and formation of science in pharmacology, all drugs in the world were prepared solely for the use of plants. The most respected people in the towns and villages were considered as those who are well versed in plants and knew how to treat people.
In the past, people were treated not only teas made from herbs, but also oils, ointments, tinctures, extracts, prepurchase, all of this could cook the gatherers of herbs, translated into modern language – the doctors. It is their ability to prepare medicines from plants was the so-called father of modern medicine, which now cost a lot of money. For example, digitalis, which is used for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, was based on the Foxglove. Substances synthesized from white willow bark, contains all known and widely used aspirin. Teofedrin ephedrine and is contained in a large quantity of proprietary medicines, are extracted from ephedra, which is still five thousand years ago was treated for cold and flu in China. Currently there are a large number of synthesized drugs.
Of course, we are all very grateful with our current pharmacists because they invented a large number of drugs, due to which we can quickly recover from serious illnesses that in the past led to death. These medications contains the exact dose of nutrients that help with the particular disease. However, each drug there are side effects and, for this reason, our old plants are still not lose its appeal. This is especially true when the disease is just beginning to develop and to get rid of it, we need a mild but effective remedy with no side effects.