The benefits and harms of pumpkin seeds is analysed by scholars for a long time. The product is recommended for use to children, but it really need to apply?
In folk medicine, the seeds were used to treat men’s and women’s diseases since the 17th century. They have a positive impact on the functioning of the prostate and reproductive system.
Homeland of the plant is Latin America, where seeds were first used in cooking. Thus, in practice, have been tested useful properties of the product in the treatment of intestinal diseases, liver and kidney.
Pumpkin seeds for good health
Pumpkin seeds are used to strengthen the immune system. They contain minerals, vitamins and trace elements also some rare acid that can destroy cancer cells.
As a result of clinical studies of pathogenic properties of the product were found, therefore it is considered that it has no contraindications for use. Nevertheless, harm pumpkin health, there is, what shall we talk about a few below.
Use pumpkins to normalize blood pressure with 18th-century people are used to it, stradajosie hypertension. In its composition contains substances that are capable of tone the vascular wall and, thus, to treat high blood pressure. However, when the disease should be perfectly matched to the dose of the product, which won’t be too hard to drop blood pressure. Continue reading
Bearberry, or UVA URSI is a small evergreen shrub, native to Europe and the USA, which for many centuries was treated for bladder infections and kidney, urolithiasis. For medical purposes use the leaves, which contain glycosides (arbutin, methyl-arbutin), flavonoids (quercetin, isoquercetin, hyperoside, myricetin, myricetin), tannins pyrogallol group, organic acids (Gallic, ellagic, ursolic, malic, formic and protocatechuic and others).
Leaf extract has a therapeutic effect due to containing (10%) in the glycoside arbutin, which, under the influence of the enzyme arbutus is hydrolysed (decomposed) in the body to hydroquinone and glucose. Hydroquinone has an antiseptic effect and also as a result of irritation of the renal tissue has a diuretic effect. Another glycoside methyl-arbutin in the hydrolysis cleaves the methyl ester and hydroquinone.
The antibacterial effect of hydroquinone especially pronounced against Staphylococcus aureus (Staphylococcus aureus) and E. coli (Escherichia coli) .
Arbutin causes mild diuretic effect. The plant also has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties due to tannins (tannins).
The use of bear ears helps cleanse the urinary tract from bacteria and products of inflammation. Continue reading
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