Many herbal remedies are classified according to their content in volatile oils, caracteristica of plants lipped, including Mint. Often, monographs on each remedy include standards chromatographic and other to ensure that the grass has been correctly identified, and, after its harvesting and storage, still containing the necessary ingredients for your good job. Apart from the aforementioned volatile oils, medicinal herbs action depends on the presence of nitrogen compounds (alkaloids), of a wide range of substances with various sugars (glycosides), of astringentes tannins, of resins, of oils, fats, of the carbohidrato s and mucilage, and of residual chemicals necessary for health that supply us plants (for example mezcladas(, zinc from farfara, Tussilago farfara). Thanks to Pharmacology, science that studies the way in which Substances Act on the body, today we know the routes that follow the herbal ingredients from the digestive system to the bloodstream and how can produce healing actions. This knowledge allows us to prescribe the treatment appropriate to each person, and at the same time strengthen your overall health with the combined action of the other constituents of natural grass. Field so broad is the range of constituents of plants and such a huge number of botanical species, which is not surprising to find herbal treatments for virtually all known diseases. Many of these treatments are based on clinical observation or in pharmacological studies of the different constituents of herbs and, sometimes, of the whole of the vegetable preparation, and are used to treat diseases of the digestive system, liver and pancreas, the pulmonary system, heart and circulatory system, and systems, nervous, endocrine, reproductive and urinary; immunity, blood dyscrasias, neoplastic diseases and skin ailments.
There could be more complete therapeutic system. The medical herbalist, a simple reading of the mentioned diseases evidencia that these are too serious to be autodiagnosticadas and automedicadas properly. Not produce a noticeable improvement of symptoms after taking an infusion for, say, headache, it is advisable to visit the medical herbalist, who is qualified, after long years of study, for a correct diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate medication. Prospects currently resurgent interest in herbaria medicine. Millions of people take remedies in Europe, Scandinavia and vegetable) Russia, China, the India, Australasia and some parts of Africa, is giving a significant change of mentality with respect to natural treatments. The examination of several thousands species I; bariah in search of antiviral and antitumor activities, carried out by Professor Farnsworth, and the! search for alkaloids in plants, carried out by the team of Dr. Smolenski, both investigations carried out in the United States, have enabled discover valuable remedies from hitherto unknown plants.
It is estimated that there are 250,000 species of flowering plants, and only a negligible number of them has been examined for therapeutic purposes. In this field of herbal medicine, more progress has been made in the last decade than in all the previous ones. We could say that quite possibly cancer already would have been mastered if the effort put into research therapeutic chemical had been dedicated to the antitumor remedies of vegetal origin. Throughout history there has been a constant change of fashion in medical treatment, but the herbal medicine has a future as safe as its venerable past.