Phytotherapy - one of the oldest areas of medicine, existing as much as there is a person, and has not lost relevance in our time.
It should be borne in mind that only the recipes which have passed the tests by time and have proved their centuries-long effectiveness have come to us.
Features of application and preparation of phytochemicals
Herbs have the ability to potentiate their healing effect, so for most of them it occurs 10-15 days after the start of intake.
Preparations made from herbs for external use often relieve the condition of the patient after the first 2-3 procedures, but to consolidate the effect, you must complete the course. It usually ranges from 2 to 5-6 months, less than a year or more. In addition, in order to prevent recurrence of exacerbations it is desirable to spend 2 or more times a year (preferably in the spring and autumn) phytotherapy courses within 1-2 months.
Not all herbs are equally effective for different people, therefore, in some cases, it is necessary to try different types of decoctions, infusions, tinctures, ointments to individually choose the most suitable for the treatment of the disease. The most rapid and strong effect is usually given tincture of medicinal plants, so they are used in very small doses - drip.
For cooking at home medicinal products (decoctions, infusions, alcoholic tinctures, ointments, etc.), only valuable raw materials purchased in pharmacies or harvested independently are used. In this case, dried vegetable raw materials should not stick together, it must be fragile and crumbly, keep it in a dry, dark place in paper bags or linen bags.
Phytotherapy as part of treatment
Before starting the phytotherapy course, it is advisable to consult a physician because some herbs and medicines may be incompatible or cause side effects. Phytotherapy does not replace medical therapy and other types of treatment, especially in the period of exacerbation, and serves as an additional treatment. During remission phytotherapy helps to prevent relapses of the disease or make them less pronounced.
But it should always be borne in mind that only treatment can be effective against the background of observance of the usual and, as you can say, standard recommendations of all doctors to their patients: observance of a rational mode of work and rest, full and balanced nutrition, the pursuit, as far as possible, of a physically active lifestyle, Getting rid of bad habits. After all, in the summer and in the aging age, many people who are active in life, feel good, keeping work, cheerfulness and good mood.