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  • Drugs from medicinal plants at home

    With a cold method, the raw material is poured with the necessary amount of cold boiled water and it is insisted 4-12 hours, filtered and used.

    With the hot method, the required amount of medicinal raw material is poured with water of room temperature in porcelain, glass or enameled dishes, the dishes are placed in a boiling water bath and heated with frequent stirring, broths - 30 minutes, infusions - 15 minutes;then cool, filter through tissue, gauze, and the drug is ready for use. The water bath can be replaced with a hot stove, but you need to make sure that the mixture does not boil.

    Decoctions and infusions are prepared for 1 -2 days of use. Store them in a dark cool place, avoiding direct sunlight. If the broth or infusion the next day must be drunk warm, then it is not heated, but diluted with hot water.

    Tinctures in the home are usually prepared on 40-70% alcohol. Shredded raw materials are poured with vodka or alcohol in the ratio 1:10, 2:10, 3:10 in a glass dark dish, close the cork and stand in a dark place from 3-21 days with periodic stirring. Then tincture is filtered through gauze or cotton wool and poured into a dark bottle. Shelf life is 1-3 years.

    Tinctures( tonic) are usually taken during the cold season( autumn, winter, spring), as they cause a rush of blood to the head and heart, especially in warm weather. This is done in cases when tincture( tonic) is taken for prophylaxis, but sometimes - at any time of the year, for example, after severe operations, with prolonged, debilitating diseases, with work associated with high physical stress. It must be understood that Liu bai, even the most harmless herb has not only extensive and good indications in the treatment of diseases, but also contraindications. Inhalation mixtures are prepared on the basis of decoctions or infusions, followed by dilution with boiled water to the required therapeutic concentration of the inhalation mixture as a whole( usually 1: 2 and 1: 3).Solutions for lotions, syringings, and local trays are prepared in a similar way, however, if more concentrated aqueous extracts are needed, the initial infusions and decoctions should be prepared at a rate of 1: 5 and 1: 3 and applied in a native form.

    For the preparation of medicinal baths infusions and decoctions are used at the rate of 1-2 liters per bath.

    The course of treatment with galenic drugs for most chronic diseases is 25-35 days. Repeated courses are prescribed after a 10-15-day break, but not more than 2 courses after the main course of treatment. In some cases, in order to avoid a decrease in efficacy or to prevent addiction, it is recommended that in repeated courses of treatment, the composition of the charges be changed and medicinal plants having similar therapeutic activity should be prescribed. Single doses, the number of daily receptions galenovyh funds should not be considered strictly mandatory, because if necessary the doctor can change them depending on the course of the disease, the individual characteristics of the patient, his age and sex.

    All recipes in oral dosage are designed for an adult. Therefore, children from 1 to 3 years of age should be reduced 3-5 times, children from 3 to 7 years - 2-3 times, children from 7 to 14 years - in 1,5-2 times. In the collection there is also a list of contra-indications of herbs, a list of seasons for the collection of medicinal herbs( calendar), the most important tinctures, methods for their preparation and use, and a number of oils necessary for a home pharmacy.

    Ways of preparing decoctions, infusions and tinctures are indicated in the recipes.

    In the first week of treatment with folk remedies and herbs when taken orally, the dosage is halved compared to the indicated. This is done so that the body is used to this medicine. From the second week, if the body tolerates this method well, go to the full dosage. In the early days, when taking in the collections, infusions and tinctures of medicinal herbs in some patients, there is a slight, slight exacerbation of the disease. As our well-known herbalists write, this need not be feared, as there is a kind of a fracture in the body due to the action of therapeutic drugs. But if the medicine clearly does not help, you should stop the course and apply other methods and prescriptions for treatment.

    Remember that the main thing - during the illness in time to consult a doctor and find the necessary prescription with it for effective treatment.