Habitual plants - food or medicine? People use
in food of a plant, without attaching significance to the fact that it is frequent also medicine and consequently, the use of products from them, as well as medicines, can be contraindicated. But who, for example, will tell that ordinary beet is a herb? And the ancient people appreciated beet not so much as food how many as medicine, considering as its magnificent means from an anemia, diseases of digestive bodies, fever and was used differently: in Europe - “vershoks“, and in Asia - “backs“.
And if beet - a herb, that is and of contraindication to application: it is impossible to drink beet juice freshly cooked, it it is necessary to stand hour four. It is undesirable to use beet at osteoporosis, diabetes, an urolithic illness and gastritises with the increased acidity.
The same treats also sorrel , but who perceives it as medicine? And it possesses the antiallergenic, knitting, styptic, zhelchegonny, antiscorbutic, anti-toxic, antifungal and anesthetizing action, improves work of a liver and formation of bile, improves work of intestines.
But here usefulness of green borsch with a sorrel questionable because a sorrel as experts consider, it is undesirable to to cook . When cooking a sorrel organic oxalic acid, harmful to an organism, is formed, from - for which it is not recommended to be used in a large number and for a long time as oxalic acid is capable to cause violation of a mineral exchange in an organism, pochechno - a stone illness, gout, complicates calcium assimilation that can promote development of osteoporosis.
It is difficult to present a present table without tomatoes dishes , and some 200 years ago they were considered poisonous.
Tomatoes - tomatoes, contain a large amount of potassium, carotene, vitamins, ascorbic, lemon and apple acids, cellulose, iodine, magnesium, iron, alkaloids, nicotine and other. Promote decrease in level of cholesterol in blood, reduce a blood pressure, facilitate a state at glaucoma, help at treatment of avitaminosis, metabolic disorders, at diseases it is warm - vascular system and zheludochno - an intestinal path, liver diseases.
But it is impossible to be fond of them - are contraindicated at biliously - a stone illness, and salty, tinned and marinated are not recommended at diseases of kidneys, is warm - vascular system and a hypertensive illness. According to some nutritionists, tomatoes are incompatible with bread, meat, fish and eggs, and it is desirable to drink juice only in half an hour after meal.
Garden parsley is not just “greens“, it is the whole drugstore which contains proteins, carbohydrates, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins B, B, PP, E, C, pro-vitamin A. This remarkable medicine for treatment of prostatitis. But also at it is of contraindication : it is contraindicated at nephrite, pregnancy.
Portulak garden - is now rather a weed, and last centuries in the closed boards, in man`s monasteries and monasteries, and also in the Russian army portulak grew up in hotbeds on kitchen gardens and widely used in salads, did a stuffing for pies, cooked compotes, appreciated as a spicy plant. The secret of such popularity is simple: portulak it was used as the medicine interfering sexual excitement.
It is especially useful for diabetics to use it as natural natural insulin, at an easy form of diabetes. Portulak is contraindicated at bradycardia, a hypertension, tendency to spasms.
Millet sowing , to be exact grain from it - millet, is not just porridge, this medicine stimulating the blood formation promoting expansion of coronary vessels which normalizes pressure strengthens the injured bones, reduces growth of tumors, brings products of decomposition of antibiotics (at treatment it is necessary to eat with antibiotics daily millet cereal) out of an organism.
Potatoes long were not such habitual and popular as now, almost in all countries long refused to grow up it. Potatoes contain a lot of starch, carbohydrates, proteins, pectinaceous substances, cellulose, and also potassium, phosphorus, vitamins, carotene, folic and nicotinic acids, etc.
And at the same time this herb promoting removal of products of an exchange, supporting a cardiac muscle thanks to salts of potassium possesses anti-sclerous action. However at the frequent use potatoes strengthen a varicosity, can do much harm at severe forms of diabetes.
Potatoes - such habitual culture what nobody reflects what once it was not and what was eaten then by our ancestors?
And the main vegetable to potatoes on our table there was that about which there were children`s fairy tales and sayings were composed, it seems “It is simpler than the soared turnip“. Yes, yes, that turnip garden . “Paryonka“, that is the turnip soared in a pot, now unfairly forgotten was the main food of our ancestors. And the use of turnip was very widespread, it was eaten everywhere: from slaves and poor people of Persia, builders of pyramids in Egypt to noblemen in Russia.
Its root crops contain about 10% of sugar, it is a lot of mineral salts, cellulose, vitamins and carotene. Turnip stimulates appetite, strengthening release of gastric juice, improves digestion, possesses the anti-inflammatory, anesthetizing, wound healing, antiseptic diuretic action.
Turnip is medicine for cough, hoarseness of a voice, a toothache, helps at heart troubles. But it is impossible to use turnip at a craw, sharp gastritises, enterokolita.
The celery in the ancient time was landed on graves, weaved out of it funeral wreaths, considered as a symbol of death and grief. And as the vegetable plant began to be eaten only in the Middle Ages.
The chemical composition of a celery is quite extensive. But first of all, this herb helping at a neurasthenia, pleurisy, asthma. The celery purifies blood, removes exchange products, “cleans“ kidneys, dissolves stones in a bladder, kills pains at arthritises, loses weight and reduces sugar to diabetics, increases working capacity, lifts the general tone of an organism.
From fennel ancient Greeks and Romans gave bouquets to darlings, and poets sang of fennel in the verses. Avicenna considered as the most curative for health of the man and the woman dry fennel 4 - 5 - summer prescription.
Now in scientific medicine fennel is applied at stenocardia, a hypertensive illness, to treatment of coronary insufficiency, at neurosises, spasms of coronary vessels, atherosclerosis, liver diseases, at treatment of bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and in cosmetology.
The use in a large number reduces pressure, expands vessels.
Still there are many plants which medicine, than food is more. They are in own way useful to a human body, but also vigilance should not lose not to do much harm to themselves on ignorance.