Herbal Medicine: What you need to consider?
 "Drink valerian, calm down," "Do linden tea, not to ache", "stomach ache - brew chamomile" We often advise each other, confident in the safety and effectiveness of natural therapies. The use of herbs is firmly part of our lives, sweeping aside the usual pills and potions. This is understandable: who do you want to load your body with extra "chemistry." But here, not knowing the intricacies of herbal medicine can harm the body rather than help it. Let's find out more about how the natural power of herbs direct to your advantage.

First study contraindications

Before the use of a particular plant should explore all possible effects on the body from different angles. For example, safe-looking St. John's wort, which helps with the problems of the digestive tract, increases blood pressure, reduces the effect of contraception, contraindicated in atherosclerosis and astringent. That is able to contribute to problems with the intestines, causing constipation. Or ginseng. It is forbidden for kids under 5, adults also acts as a means of boosting activity. But it is not compatible with the caffeine, because It makes us irritable and excitable instead of the desired vigor.

If the medical fee includes a few vegetable elements, you need every check for compatibility with your body, the presence of diseases and conditions, a way of life. Otherwise, you need to replace inappropriate materials analogy with similar effect. Studying contraindications, does not disdain to use multiple sources of information, and not blindly trust just one: study materials, compare, draw conclusions.

 Herbal Medicine: What you need to consider?

Forget about herbal medicine, if your case is suitable for one of the following:

• in the acute stage of the disease. It is important to just start taking potent drugs to prevent their development;

• a long time, the effect of the use of herbs is not observed. It should go on medication to avoid losing precious time;

• There are serious diseases such as heart disease or oncology, which should immediately be treated in hospital.

 Herbal Medicine: What you need to consider?

Some tips how to use medicinal plants:

1.   Use a fresh crop of herbs

To preserve the medicinal properties, keep dry raw material is not more than 12 months (leaves, flowers, stems) or 3 years (root). Proper packaging for storage of dried herbs - fabric bags, glass containers or paper bags.

2.   Using precise dosage

For drug manufacturers need to adhere strictly to the instructions, do not rub dry stock generously from the heart, or by eye. Only then you will feel the positive effects. Better to start drinking myself to unknown plant drugs to a lesser extent than by prescription: it is important to track the response. If everything is in order - can be brought to a standard dose.

3.   Do not overuse

Herbal teas and herbal infusion - is also a drug, not a drink, thirst-quenching. Therefore, the rate is no more than a glass a day. By the way, it is desirable to change the grass once every month, otherwise the body will adapt and cease to feel the positive effects of herbs.

4.   Properly prepare broths

The best way to ensure the preservation of the therapeutic effect of plants - to use hot water, which must be filled with raw materials, instead of boiling. After a couple of hours infusion under cover medicinal drink ready. The best effect is produced by infusion of warm, not hot, as is often thought.

The ancient Tibetan healers say that in the world there is no disease that can not be cured with the help of plants. The wise men are right, but only on condition that being treated by means of the gifts of nature you are prudent, careful and precise in proportions. Better yet, if you before treatment consult your doctor.
Author: Jan Kolosovskaya