Healing herbs in our diet

One of the main roles in various nutrition systems is given to herbs. They are an absolute must for a balanced diet and a valuable source of vegetable protein, iron and vitamins.

For example, mint, parsley, cardamom and sorrel contribute to the supply of oxygen to the body and energy metabolism, as they contain a particularly large amount of iron. Parsley and sorrel are also rich in vitamin C, as are, for example, nettle, rosehip, currant leaf and Japanese Sophora.

Thyme, dill, chives, marjoram, sage, lovage, watercress, basil and parsley can be used to get all the B vitamins.

Some herbs stand out from others due to their high calcium content: dandelion, watercress, parsley, thyme, marjoram, nettle, etc.

Much has been said and heard about the need for vitamins in daily food. But we know much less about minerals and trace elements, although without knowledge about them, there can be no talk of good nutrition and health.

Minerals are inorganic substances that are part of the earth’s crust. As everyone knows, plants grow in the soil, and it is from it that almost all the substances necessary for life, including minerals, are obtained. Animals and people eat plants, which are a source of not only proteins, fats and carbohydrates, but also vitamins, minerals and other elements. Minerals found in soil are inorganic in nature, while plants contain organic compounds. Plants, through photosynthesis, attach enzymes to inorganic minerals found in soil and water, thereby turning them into “living”, organic minerals that the human body can absorb.

The role of minerals in the human body is extremely high. They are part of all fluids and tissues. Regulating more than 50 biochemical processes, they are necessary for the functioning of the muscular, cardiovascular, immune, nervous and other systems, take part in the synthesis of vital compounds, metabolic processes, hematopoiesis, digestion, neutralization of metabolic products, are part of enzymes, hormones , affect their activity.

United in large groups, trace elements contribute to the saturation of organs with oxygen, which speeds up the metabolism.

Considering medicinal plants as natural sources of mineral complexes, it should be borne in mind that the elements are in them in an organically bound, that is, the most accessible and assimilable form, as well as in a set arranged by nature itself. In many plants, the balance and quantitative content of minerals is not found in other foods. Currently, 71 chemical elements have been found in plants.

It is no coincidence that herbal medicine has a thousand-year history, and herbal medicine today remains one of the most popular ways to maintain the body and strengthen immunity.

Of course, medicinal herbs can be collected and dried on their own, but it is worth remembering that the effect of herbal teas largely depends on the environmental conditions in which the plant has grown, the time of collection, the correct conditions for harvesting, storage and preparation, as well as the optimally selected physiological dose.

Specialists of the company “Altaisky Kedr” – one of the largest manufacturers of phytoproducts in Altai, recommend including in your diet phytoproducts that meet all food safety standards.

One of the most popular series produced by the company is the Phytotea Altai dietary supplement series. It includes various areas of fees to support the work of all human organs and systems, from the cardiovascular, nervous and digestive, and ending with herbal products for men’s and women’s health. Separately, the assortment includes phytocompositions to strengthen the immune system, the general tone of the body – “Phytoshield” and “Phytotonic”, as well as antioxidant tea “Long Life”.

Herbs in phytocollections are selected in such a way that they complement and enhance the properties of each other, have a targeted healing effect. They are precisely and harmoniously integrated into the vital processes of the body, contribute to the restoration of its physiological functions and simply give the pleasure of drinking tea.

For more than 20 years, Altaisky Kedr has been producing high quality phytoproducts, which are trusted and known throughout Russia.

In the richness and diversity of the plant world, Altai has no equal, and medicinal plants, with which it is so rich, play a special role in people’s lives. They bring not only spiritual satisfaction from their contemplation, purify the air and saturate it with pleasant aromas, but also help people in the fight against various ailments and diseases.

A successful combination of age-old traditions, generous gifts of the Altai nature and modern technologies can create small miracles for health. Drink tea and be healthy! 

Interesting Facts: 

The history of herbalism, the use of plants as medicines, predates written human history. 

1. A large amount of existing archaeological evidence indicates that people used medicinal plants in the Paleolithic, about 60 years ago. According to written records, the study of herbs dates back over 000 years to the time of the Sumerians, who created clay tablets listing hundreds of medicinal plants (such as myrrh and opium). In 5000 BC, the ancient Egyptians wrote the Ebers Papyrus, which contains information on over 1500 medicinal plants, including garlic, juniper, hemp, castor bean, aloe, and mandrake. 

2. Many of the medicines currently available to physicians have a long history of use as herbal remedies, including opium, aspirin, digitalis, and quinine. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80% of the population in some Asian and African countries now use herbal medicine in primary care. 

3. The use and search for medicines and nutritional supplements derived from plants has accelerated in recent years. Pharmacologists, microbiologists, botanists and natural chemists scour the Earth for phytochemicals that can be used to treat various diseases. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, about 25% of modern drugs are derived from plants.

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