The name of the exotic fruit the longan translated from Vietnamese means “dragon eye”. Its appearance really is somewhat intimidating, however, despite this, the fruits have excellent taste and have a very pleasant aroma.
The longan is an evergreen tree that has a dense and spreading crown, and belongs to the genus Nephelium longana.
According to some sources, the longan for the first time appeared in China. Currently this subtropical plant is often found between the elevations, it is able to easily migrate South of freezing to -3 degrees Celsius.
Although longan is considered to be a close “relative” of lychee, yet the fruits of these two plants differ. The longan they are small, on average reaching 2.5 mm in diameter and having yellow-brown color.
Now the longan is a very popular fruit. It is grown not only at home in China, but also in Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam. The name of this fruit comes from the Vietnamese province of the same name.
The flesh of longan is white and transparent. And through it is seen a dark red or black stone, round shaped.
Sheath that covers the fruit from top, is unfit for human consumption. It is very durable, but thin,and its color varies from brownish with spots to yellow and reddish. Continue reading
Traditional medicine with SARS
SARS is the common name for several infectious diseases that cause viruses and occurs with lesions of the throat, bronchi, trachea and nose. In some cases, affects the mucous membrane of the eye. Most often the disease affects young children. This group consists of infections of adenovirus infection, influenza, rhinoviruses, parainfluenza and many others.
Infection accompanied by elevated body temperature, runny nose, watery. Lesions of the mucous membranes of the eyes and respiratory system.
Diseases spread from one person to another, in some cases from the virus carrier, the virus is released during sneezing, coughing, and talking. In addition you can become infected with the virus carrier using one utensil, towel and the like. It is better to prevent illness than then long to be treated — prevention of SARS with the help of breathing exercises Pranayama are effective enough.
So, what to treat the throat – knows traditional medicine:
Adults and children with SARS have as much to drink cranberry juice or iced lemon tea. They help to reduce body temperature and normalizes the General condition of the patient’s body. Continue reading
Characterizing Golden (Rhodiola rosea) is known in folk medicine for over 400 years. Studies have revealed its stimulating, antisepticheskoe properties, the ability to enhance the body’s resistance to adverse influences. It grows in Alpine, subalpine zones. Altai carefully concealed places of growth of this plant. They have a saying: “those who will find the Golden root, will be until the end of his days lucky and healthy, will live two centuries”. Still preserved the custom of giving a wedding groom Golden root and maral horn – “in order to multiply your race”.
Red root (Hedysarum forgotten) – a plant with a high content of tannins. It grows mainly in the subalpine and Alpine meadows. In folk medicine it is used as digestive, haemostatic, restorative, tonic. Mostly used the roots of the plants. According to legend, when they came to Altai old believers in belovodiya, dark forces sent upon them pestilence and sickness. Came to the Master of the mountains – a big brown bear and became a huge herbal shrub with succulent leaves and a red root. So he saved people, and they say that the bravest of them reached Belovodie, and those who have not enough forces, had settled in the Altai.
Maral root (leuzea carthamoides). Continue reading