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.
The birthplaces of naphtalan are small wells, located near Baku – the capital of Azerbaidzhan. Due to its origin, it was named – the blood of the Earth. Later on, a city called Naphtalan was based there.
Back in 13th century a traveller Marco Polo mentioned in his notes a healing dark oil, found on this territory. Merchants often came to this region, in order to take an advantage of the oil’s healing power. They took it and brought it home, and later on, started selling it.
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.
Sunflower oil is being used by many housewives in their kitchens. However, the oil of a sunflower application area is not limited by kitchen. It is actively used in various household, and medical purposes.
Sunflower oil is produced from sunflower seeds, and goes through several processing stages in order to receive a required sort.
It is not until the 19th century, when the scientific world learned about an organic compound called urea, when it was extracted in a form of white crystals, reminding by its appearance the white sault. Later, the scientists defined a role of this compound in human’s body and discovered its useful properties. Ever since, the urea has taken an important place in cosmetology and medicine.