Burdock root – a helper in curing any disease
The burdock is often taken for a weed, which is incorrect. Burdock (also named as bur) is a graminaceous weed plant of an aster family, with wide leaves and thorns. However, not many people know how useful this plant is.
All parts of burdock possess healing qualities. However, most of the time, its root is used for the treatment of different disease.
Burdock root is reach in different microelements. Due to that, it has found a wide usage in medicine, phytotherapy, gynecology and cosmetology.
Burdock root contains numerous useful components and has a unique chemical composition:
- Vitamins (A, B, E, C);
- Minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, selenium);
- Natural amino acids;
- Essential oils;
Due to its “reach” composition, the burdock root possesses the following healing properties:
Burdock root extract is widely used in medicine for a complex treatment of different skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, lupus, etc. Mostly used feet, hands, body baths or as wash with burdock root infusion.
Burdock root does not have any contra indications in general. However, people with an allergic reaction to composite plants, should consult a doctor before using medications with burdock root.
Not many know, that an almost is a nut, and it is a seed of an almond pit. Compared to the other pits, almond contains more oil (about 62%).
Almond oil is received from the seeds of bitter and sweet almonds, however the oil of the first type is used in cooking purposes and is added to food, and the oil, received from the second type of almond is only used for a making cosmetic products.
Japanese pagoda tree is a flowering tree, flowers of which remind white acacia by shape. This tree was initially present in China and Korea only. Today, Japanese pagoda tree may be seen in Amur River region, Sakhalin, southern part of Eastern Siberia. Japanese pagoda tree belongs to pea family. This plant loves places protected from wind and with sufficient light. Often Japanese acacia (another name of Japanese pagoda tree) is used as a decorative tree. In the old days, Japanese pagoda trees were planted around the temples and were called the trees of Chinese scientists.
So what is a natural naphtalan? It is a thick black-brown or brown liquid with a specific smell, which in its appearance is not very different to other types of earth oils.
Naphtalan has a complicated chemical constitution. It contains:
- Cyclic saturated naphtenic hydrocarbons, which are highly different from other earth oils’ naphtenic hydrocarbons and contain cyclopentaneperhydrophenantrenes chain, which is also present in cholesterol, choleic acids, reproductive hormones, vitamin D and other biologically active substances;
- Aromatic hydrocarbons, including benzol compounds.