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The cultivation of medicinal plants

Valeriana officinalis

Valerian creates a light and pleasant air to breathe. This property of Valerian is due to the presence in it, first of all, essential oils. In the composition of the roots was found a large number of alkaloids, tannins, organic acids. In Ancient Greece the roots and dry grass in the water and infusions in wine used by suffocation, as a diuretic and in chest illnesses. It was considered a way to control thought and to excite thought.

Nard great

The healing properties of elecampane has long been known. Avicenna recommended it for inflammation of the sciatic nerve and pain in the joints in the form of all types of medicinal roots and leaves. The Russian name “nard” was because it was attributed with magical powers from nine diseases. In the middle ages about its medicinal properties described in the poems. In modern medicine as medicinal raw materials use the rhizome and roots. Substance contained therein has expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antihelmintic action. It is used in diseases of the respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal tract, is recommended for irregular painful menstruation. Decoctions and infusions of roots and rhizomes act favorably in diseases of the kidneys, liver, hemorrhoids. Continue reading

Combining methods of traditional Chinese and Western medicine in the fight against cancer

Summary. The combined use of traditional Chinese and Western medicine could lead to new schemes of anticancer treatment

By combining the most effective approaches of traditional Chinese and Western medicine could be an encouraging Foundation for the development of innovative treatment regimens for patients with cancer of the liver, lung, colorectal cancer and osteosarcoma.

Specialists from the Medical school of Cardiff University (Cardiff University’s School of Medicine), Wales, UK, has joined forces with Chinese scientists from Peking University (Peking University) the study the strengths of traditional Chinese medicine.

A group of scientists has set itself the goal to explore the possibility of improving the treatment of cancer patients by combined application of the techniques of Chinese medicine with Western established standardized methods of treatment, such as chemotherapy, and the creation of new schemes of anticancer therapy.

Therapeutic agents used in Chinese medicine, is a biologically active substance, made from extracts of natural products or plants that are used for several centuries in folk medicine of China, Korea, Japan and other Asian countries. Continue reading