Despite the extensive development of the chemistry and creation of new highly effective synthetic drugs, medicinal plants continue to occupy one of leading places in the Arsenal of therapeutic agents. Particularly often they are used in everyday life.
Among the varieties of techniques and methods for the treatment of humans, probably more pleasant and natural, moreover, it is worth noting that even the most ancient of all is titlechange. Medicinal plants can deliver us not only from illnesses, but also to support our body in the waking state, increase efficiency, improve our lives. However, please note that this is not a panacea for all ills. Herbs really cure most diseases, but not all, and it should well be aware. In some cases, helps phytotherapy, in other – conventional medicine, sometimes missing only one session of psychotherapy, to learn the cause of the disease. In most cases, the most effective is to combine different treatment methods.
From a large number growing in our country herbs we presents only those medicinal plants that are prescribed by physicians as a simple dosage forms prepared by patients themselves at home or in the form of products purchased in a drugstore without a prescription. In addition, we have also included information about the extensive use of herbs in folk medicine, when the usefulness of folk-medical use backed by clinical observations, experimental studies, or on the basis of their own experience.
Poisonous plants such as henbane, belladonna and others, we can not imagine, because their use for self-medication is strongly discouraged. An exception is made only for grass, though with toxic properties, e.g., Adonis, Lily of the valley, greater celandine, rosemary, but very massively used in folk medicine as medicinal plants.
Enough detailed Botanical descriptions, recommendations for the collection, drying and storage of raw materials, in our opinion, can help a collector or harvester zagotovlen medicinal plants for own use and for delivery to procurement organizations.