Lemongrass useful properties, application in folk medicine
As a medicinal plant schisandra described in Chinese medical treatises for 250 years before our era under the name “Wu-Wei-zi” which means “berry of five flavors” (sweet peel, sour pulp, seeds have a salty taste, the bark is bitter and astringent, and medicine from berries – salty).
In VI-VII centuries it was called a favorite herb of Chinese emperors. In Ancient China, Schizandra was even in the list of products, mandatory for delivery to the Imperial court.
The berries of schisandra chinensis contains: vitamin C, malic, tartaric, succinic, citric acid, sugar, pectin, essential oils, resins, minerals, titanium and silver, selenium, manganese, zinc, Nickel etc.
Schisandra berry Chinese tone the body, relieve fatigue, improve immunity, performance, help to adapt to environmental conditions.
The Chinese Magnolia vine application
Modern official medicine uses lemongrass in the form of tincture of seeds and fruits. Continue reading
Cossack folk medicine
Ancient knowledge possessed by and possess the Cossacks, had knowledge on traditional medicine. Despite the fact that, like all ancient arts, the healing was surrounded by all sorts of mysteries and superstitions, much was widely known about and lived up to our days.
Being constantly in the saddle, constantly on military service and war, the Cossacks had a unique knowledge in manual therapy, that is, the ability to straighten the joints and vertebrae.
Not only ordinary dislocations, but also all sorts of “disruptions”, “olizy”, “octupi”, “failures” and dozens of other injuries, which invariably accompanies military life of a cavalryman, most often it was treated right in the hundred. There were always older Cossack, who owned many popular “kostopravstva”. Techniques massage owned almost everything.
So, the Cossacks of the guards regiments, going into the Palace guard, the regimental tailors were literally sewn into the uniforms (maybe hence the word “swamped”, i.e. in a hurry), and after a few hours standing still in the halls of the Palace; they were “down in the sleigh and drove to Cossack baths trample numb body on a hot shelf”. Continue reading
Medicine in the mirror of history
The emergence of medicine in Ancient China in the middle of the III Millennium BC tell the legends and Chronicles. Methods of treatment developed by Chinese doctors, have influenced medicine Japan and Korea, Tibet and India. Teaching about life channels and active points on the surface of the human body is one of the foundations of reflexology is a modern method of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The art of healing in Ancient China, as in other countries included knowledge about the many medicines of plant and animal origin.
4.1. THE EMERGENCE OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE IN ANCIENT CHINA
One of the first Chinese doctors who lived about five thousand years ago, is considered the mythical Emperor Shen Nong, who used to treat all kinds of herbs. According to legend, it was the description of about 70 poisons and antidotes, died at the age of 140 years and was after the death of the deity pharmacists. He is considered the author of one of the world’s oldest “Canon on roots and herbs” containing a description of 365 medicinal plants. Continue reading