Preparation of herbal drugs
Folk Remedies / / August 12, 2017
Infusions, teas and other products from medicinal plants - it's drugs, so before you accept them, you should consult your doctor.It is very important for self-preparation products comply with the recipe, the rules of storage and use.Moreover, since taking a particular infusion or decoction, it is better to begin to reduce the dose by 30-40%.
very carefully Treat selection of herbs, because for charges except nettles, you need other herbs .Harvest only those plants that exactly match the definition of botanical species.It is important to use those parts of the plants that are specified in the recipe may otherwise have side effects, allergic reactions or even poisoning.For example, celandine roots are poisonous.Often recheck the reference books.Keep in mind that many species of medicinal plants are ornamental varieties whose properties are not yet studied, and therefore, there is no certainty that they possess the qualities of the original species.For example, yarrow should collect only the ordinary, not
Buy medicinal plants better pharmacies and not in markets by purchasing sure to check the Latin name of the plant required that written on the box offered, do not hesitate to check with your pharmacist if the drug you take.
Before applying this or that medicine from plants, it is necessary to test it on tolerability .This should be checked each component separately collection.To do this, prepare a little broth or infusion of one plant, lubricate them place the elbow.If within 30 minutes was no allergic reaction, it is possible to drink recipe third of the recommended volume and wait 2 hours. When the plants should be well tolerated drink again the same amount of infusion.The final result of the individual tolerability of the plant is usually clear by the end of the second day.If any plant give a negative reaction, it is necessary to exclude it from the collection medicament.
To more accurately observe dosage , dried raw material should be crushed by a grinder, roots can pound in a mortar.Leaves and grass is ground to a particle size of less than 5 mm, leathery leaves (for example, bearberry) - no more than 1 mm;stems, bark, roots and rhizomes - less than 3 mm;fruits and seeds - no more than 0.5 mm.As a rule, not crushed flowers and small inflorescences (eg, chamomile, elderberry, yarrow, mullein), because their cell walls are thin and easily permeable to water, which ensures complete extraction of active ingredients.Exceptions are linden flowers to be milled to a particle size of 0.5-2 mm.
Small portions of minced raw convenient stored in small jars with ground glass lids.Composing fees, as a measure to use the same teaspoon or tablespoon, and even better - a mini-scales, intended for culinary purposes.Utensils for the preparation of infusions should be enameled, porcelain or heat resistant glass, with a lid.For uniform and slow heating, it is desirable to use a water bath or a thermos.
Infusions and decoctions are aqueous extraction (extraction) of the medicinal plants.Infusions typically made from softer parts of plants (flowers, leaves and grass), and broths - solid pieces (bark, roots, rhizomes, fruits and seeds).Infusions and decoctions are usually prepared at a ratio of 1:10 or 1:20, i.e. 10 g of raw material is taken 100 or 200 ml of water.The concentration of the infusion or decoction for external purposes can be increased, and in some cases, when used with potent fees plants - reduced.
Infusion broth and different way of cooking.To get an infusion, the raw material is placed in an enamel bowl, pour boiling water, cover with a lid and put on low heat or water bath for no more than 15 minutes.Then the infusion was cooled at room temperature, filter, wring out the residue.A more accurate method of preparation of infusions given in the instructions and recipes.
For broth bathed in boiling water material is heated over low heat or water bath for 30 minutes, then cooled for 10-15 minutes and strain.
If the amount of infusion or decoction got less than the prescribed amount, you can add boiled water.Decoctions of raw materials containing tannin and antraglikozidy (for example, oak bark, buckthorn, cranberries leaf, bearberry, etc.), Filter immediately after removal from the water bath, or quality of the product deteriorates.In preparing the aqueous extracts from raw materials containing essential oils (eg mint leaves) can not interfere with the structure or by boiling or by cooling.
Aqueous extracts take cooled to room temperature.Infusions and decoctions of possessing or sudorific diuretic, take warm, sometimes even hot.As a rule, infusions and decoctions taken 20-30 minutes before a meal, but the specific time of receipt indicated in the recipe.To improve the taste of infusion or decoction can be added to these natural honey or sugar.
infusions and decoctions should be freshly prepared, in an extreme case, an aqueous extract can be stored for 1-3 days in the refrigerator in a sealed glass or porcelain dishes.
For juice plants in the home fresh feed is washed with boiled water at room temperature, crushed and milled through a meat grinder or miss through the juicer.The resulting slurry was watery squeeze through a clean cloth, the residue is topped up with a small amount of boiling water and squeeze again.If plants malosochnye, after crushing them pour a small amount of boiling water, leave for the night and in the morning squeeze out juice.To improve the taste or canning juice can add a sugar syrup or alcohol: 85 ml juice 15 ml 96% ethanol.
Ready juice can be stored no longer than 3 days in the refrigerator in a sealed glass or porcelain dish, for long-term storage of fresh juice canned in glass, airtight jars.
Often in various diseases recommended intake medicinal baths.Herbal overall beneficial effect on the cardiovascular and nervous system, enhances immunity, cleanses the skin, giving it elasticity, freshness and resilience no matter what structure is used and what its intended purpose.To prepare the treatment bath, there are some general guidelines.At one bath is usually, if not otherwise provided by the recipe, prepare the aqueous extract at the rate of 500-700 g of dry or 2.5-3 kg of raw herbs for 8-10 liters of water.The raw material is poured boiling water and insist on a water bath for 40-50 minutes.However, if the feedstock is a roots, twigs and stems, it should be boiled for 5-10 minutes and then infused into a warm place towel wrapped, at least 1 h. Strained infusion is poured into a water bath with a temperature of not less than 35 ° C.Accepted medical bath pre vymyvshis because the treatment can not be used with soap and rinsed with fresh water.
solutions for douching, washing or rinsing is usually prepared as follows: 3-4 tablespoons of minced raw pour 2-3 cups of room temperature water, stirred and left in a sealed container for the infusion for 10-12 hours on the morning of the infusion is boiled.low heat for 5-7 minutes, cooled at room temperature.Filtered warm infusion rinse the mouth and throat, washed the wound, skin, douche.In gynecological practice is used infusions prepared by preheating the raw material in a water bath for 10-15 minutes.
At home tinctures from herbs cooked on the 70 or 40% alcohol.For this chopped raw material was placed in a glass dish, pour the necessary quantity of alcohol or vodka and insist in a sealed container in a dark place at room temperature for 7-14 days, stirring periodically.Then infusion of strain through cheesecloth, wring out the residue of raw materials, all poured into the flask.After 2 days infusion gently poured in a bottle of dark glass, the rest of the muddy again filtered.Cooked tincture should be transparent, have the taste and odor characteristic of the original raw material.Store the tincture from 1 year to 5 years in well-closed glass container in a cool, dark place.
Prior to the herbs you need to make two visits.The first - in the clinic for diagnostic examination, because you need to know not only the nature of the underlying disease but also its accompanying "sores".The second - a consultation with herbalists.This will determine the success of treatment.No less seriously consider the very process of herbal medicine.
- can not be formulated "by eye".
- can not experiment with the dose in this case is better at the beginning of treatment to take less medication, but never take more than prescribed.
- Take drugs from medicinal plants need to recommend a course rather than on a case by case basis.
In general, the approach to herbal treatment should be the same, as well as to medical treatment: prescribed to take 1 tablet 3 times a day, then, and be done.
12 Aug, 2017
12 Aug, 2017