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The cosmovision of Kallawaya, Bolivia

Bolivia . on the Altiplano Catholicism coexists with the cosmovision of the Andean Indians.

The language of the Maha Huay evolved over many centuries, is a “secret language” which is spoken today only a few families of traditional doctors, herbalists, calavia . living in the Andes of Bolivia. Language Kallawaya is a means of transmission of ancient knowledge . are now under threat of extinction.

Calavia, herbalists Wanderers from the province of Bautista Saavedra, Department of La Paz, over many centuries have developed a “family language” of the tribes (ayllu), within which from generation to generation, passed on holistic healing knowledge. This language received the name mahah Huai or “language people”. Today, it is spoken of calavia eight families in the province, where the language of everyday communication is Quechua.

For the first time this language became interested in the colonies, administrators, and chroniclers, as mestizos, and Spaniards, testified to his “rarity”. Starting from the XVII century, it was widely distributed information about the existence of a special language healers-herbalists, who prepare medicine for the Inca kings and their entourage. Continue reading

Nasturtium of South America

If you prefer bright Sunny colors, and all shades from yellow to maroon, the flower of the nasturtium is for you! Grow it – one big pleasure, because virtually no hassle. In the spring need only to throw the seeds into the ground, juicy and lush green colour of the leaves in combination with rich, warm shades of flowers will adorn the garden from early summer until the frosts.

And the name of this flower is the nasturtium. She comes from the mountain regions of South America, whence it and was brought to Europe by travellers. It is a herbaceous plant that forms succulent shoots with large round leaves on tall stalks. There are long (2 m or more) and quite low shrub (25-40 cm) a variety. The leaves are plain green in colour and with light strokes, smooth and with a wavy edge.

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Modern generic Latin name nasturtium – Tropaeolum – was given by K. Linnaeus. Looking at the nasturtium, Linnaeus came to the conclusion that their leaves are very similar to the shields of warriors, and the flower – sprinkled with blood on the helmets of defeated enemies hung on pillars that commemorate the victory established the Roman soldiers on the battlefield. To call these columns tropaeolum. Continue reading

How to treat allergies to ragweed

An Allergy is overreaction of the human immune system to harmless substances. The symptoms of an allergic reaction may be localized in completely different parts of the body and persist from several minutes to several days, and with different severity. A negative reaction may occur on these types of allergens like animal hair or on the animals themselves, and, more specifically, on proteins that they emit into the air in the course of their life, on food, dust, drugs.

Depending on the type of allergen, the Allergy may be respiratory. food, skin and so on. According to the statistics, most common allergies to ragweed, with every year becomes more and more people who feel uncomfortable and do not feel in the period of active flowering plants.

From all types of allergies intolerance the body ambrosia occurs more often, and not only because of individual characteristics of the organism, but also the fact that it grows everywhere. To eradicate the plant is almost impossible, since it requires a lot of physical force and monetary resources. A natural question arises in people who call themselves allergies how to treat allergies to ragweed and other allergens. Because allergic reactions to this plant are the most frequent, let’s take an example of an ambrosia consider options for the treatment of pathological diseases. But before proceeding to the treatment of disease, it is necessary to consider in detail which symptoms may be observed in the patient. Continue reading

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