Golden mustache (callisia fragrans) – Callisia fragrans. The family commelinaceae.
Callisia fragrans (Callisia fragrans) comes from the tropical forests of South America and belongs to the family commelinaceae (Comemelinaceae). At the same family, which includes more than 500 species and 50 genera of plants includes such well-known plants, as zebrina and tradescantia. Some traditional healers claim that they also have medicinal properties. Callisia cultivated as a houseplant for nearly 100 years.
This is a large plant with two types of shoots, some upright, fleshy externally similar to the young corn, from 70 to 150 cm in height, with normally developed leaves 20-30 cm, width 5-6 cm, the other – horizontal (mustache) with underdeveloped leaves. Mustache, consist of “sustavchikov” at the ends of which are formed sheet metelochka.
Golden mustache in folk medicine
To produce drugs from plants, which already have at least 9 of the mustache, because only in this case kallizii contains a sufficient amount of medicinal substances. Blooms Golden mustache rare. The flowers are small, gathered in paniculate inflorescences. Continue reading
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
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