Berries cranberries:useful properties and traditional recipes
Cranberry berry useful, sweet taste with a tart bitterness, becomes especially good after a frost. Those blueberry bushes that had grown, live for 100-200 years: old plants die, they are…

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Herbs and medicinal plants in Krasnoyarsk
There are many ways of healing people, but, herbal treatment is the most natural, pleasant and one of the oldest. From time immemorial people knew the healing power and used…

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Muira Puama

Muira Puama (Muira Puama) – a small tree from the Amazon forest.

In folk medicine of South America, the plant is used as aphrodisiac and as tonic to the nervous system.

The history of the use of Muira Puama in medicine dates back several hundred years. She has always been a venerated Peruvian and Brazilian Indians. She was considered the most powerful means to stimulate male libido and have long been used by the Tupi Indians. VAPE the Indians called this plant “wil-saw-ATA” which means: “what makes soft solid”. Local residents used this tool as a powerful aphrodisiac – improves potency and libido, sexual aphrodisiac for men and women.

Already the first European settlers noted the special properties of Muira Puama and brought it to Europe. The first scientific results were published in 1925. Identified high efficiency Muira Puama in the treatment of sexual dysfunctions. It was later proven its positive effect on the nervous system and a regulating effect on the internal organs and systems.

Currently, the plant extract is widely used by doctors in Europe and the USA as a drug impotence and reduced libido, as well as for relieving stress, optimizing the functions of the nervous system,and especially the part that is responsible for the erotic mood men. As one 89-year-old shaman, “together Catuaba and Muira Puama can make a person young again”. Continue reading

Magic jade – the people’s medicine

The name of this mineral “jade” dates back to the time of the conquest by the Spaniards of Central and South America and literally means “lumbar” stone piedra de ijada . as in the medical purposes it is applied on the lower back. But jade was a sacred stone and was valued more than gold not only Indians. According to the Chinese, jade was the forerunner of all gems, which creates in its bearer and people around him are five main virtues: mercy, modesty, courage, justice and wisdom. In the East it is believed that jewelry with jade store owner out of trouble, bring us emotional release and is able to make him happy, and clutched in his hand a piece of jade will help a lucrative trade deal.

The healing properties of the stone are described in considerable detail in Chinese “Health encyclopedia of herbal treatment is the Tang dynasty” and in the “Encyclopedia of herbal treatment of Zhang-But” . The mineral has healing properties due to its remarkably balanced chemical composition and unique physical properties. This is a very durable stone, and the same fortress it attaches to the body and spirit.

The color of jadeite can be white, green, yellowish-green to emerald-green, sometimes black, pink, brown, red, yellow, purple, blue.

Bright green color is created of primesyami, a lime-green iron. Long weathering leads to the appearance of the surface boulders of jadeite with bright red or yellow color is due to the transition of divalent iron to trivalent. Continue reading

Non-traditional medicine in Vietnam

Longan

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