Ancient knowledge about magic herbs
In ancient times, the science of "Potions" was used everywhere, it was the main way to combat illnesses. Traditional healers still claim that herbs have medicinal properties, and more than 70% of the plants are medicinal. Today, we just lost that knowledge. However, the same plant can heal both body and mind and intoxicate him. What is the magic power plants? ...
In the past, herbs have been used by man, not only in food, they were his only cure. Collection of herbs was a special ritual, where every detail had its value - Energy places where grass grew, as well as the time of collection. The grasses bathed babies, washed themselves and drank herbal teas of the disease. In addition, they fumigated the sick person and his residence. How it all started and what herbs have become the most famous?
Ancient Chinese chronicles describe the two legends of the appearance of the "root of life". One says that ginseng was a witch, transform at will into the plant, to hide from his pursuers. By the way, based on the story, explain an unusual type of ginseng root resembles the human body.
Another story says that this plant appeared on the ground by lightning and is extraterrestrial. As much as it may be, but the Chinese call ginseng plant king, and not just.
In ancient times, access to this plant was only in people "blue" blood. After all, ginseng root completely removes toxins and poison from the body and helps to significantly prolong life. Infusions of this plant is also particularly popular among men. They enhance not only physical and mental performance, but also reproductive function. Ginseng has stepped up all processes in the body, for that reason they do not get carried away too advised.
Another plant is considered magical mandrake root. Its appearance it is similar to ginseng, but had a much stronger and more dangerous effect. Around the plant a lot of myths and legends, often associated with dark wizards, witches and similar creatures.
However, nothing surprising - in the Middle Ages, mandrake root and called "flower witch". It is believed that through this man plants deprived of beauty and intelligence.
The mention of the mandrakes used by Leah and Rachel to conceive, can be found in the Bible. In Greece, the mandrake is often associated with Aphrodite, the goddess awakens people's desire and love.
In medicine the plant is used for various respiratory disorders, as well as in the treatment of stomach ulcers. The main property of the mandrake root was an analgesic and sedative effect. Overdose could lead to the complete patient madness.
However, the leaves of the plant have always been considered safe, and are typically used in the production of ointments with cooling effect.
Shambhala, fenugreek or Helba
Eastern women in antiquity unraveled the properties of this amazing plant. It was used as a means, not only rejuvenates the body, but also helps to solve many other women's issues. For example, Indian women eat roasted fenugreek seeds to give a rounded shape.
In ancient Egypt, the plant is a priority therapeutic agents Cleopatra. Also, the Egyptian Spice was one of the main ingredients in the composition for embalming. they called the only magic plant helba
Kleber British scientist once said: "If all the medicine put on one scale, and on the other helbe, the scales will be balanced." Hippocrates was also a fan of this plant. Fenugreek he treated most of the diseases, and the Greek athletes ate helby seeds appetite and possessing more power.
In general, Shambhala was used to supply the blood cells, reproductive organs and overall health.
Slavs from time immemorial revered nard like grass, which had a root 9 supernatural powers. However, Tibetan healers argue that the plant can cure at least 99 diseases. These include respiratory diseases, various skin, infectious and parasitic diseases.
In the XVII century in Russia dry grass elecampane fumigated their homes to escape from the impure forces, and in the myths of ancient Greece, said that the plant has grown from the tears of the beautiful Helen.
In addition to the myths, in 1804, scientists discovered in devyasile inulin, which is now used to produce fructose.
Another and probably more common name of this grass - hemp. Initially, the plant was considered sacred and freely used for manufacturing tissue, drugs, oils for lighting and cooking.
In India, cannabis was used as a good analgesic, and in China - as a raw material for the textile industry. The hemp crop has played a big role.
For example, in Russia in 1740, hemp occupied a more important place than the timber, furs and iron. From Russian hemp depended maritime commerce of Great Britain and the English fleet. In fact, there is no culture that would not touch this plant. However, in 1960, cannabis has become the most part associated with a narcotic drug and used as entertainment.
In ancient times the same for any drugs that cause turbidity reason, only resorted Priests or shamans. They believed that hallucinogenic drugs help them to quickly enter into a trance and make contact with the spirit world.
For example, the shamans of Siberia, the Magi and the Nordic skalds ate fly agaric, the Aztecs and Mayans - cacti.