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Use the healing power of plants in many ways

As beneficial as chemically / synthetically produced drugs are and as purposefully as they can be used today - plants have always been used to successfully alleviate or cure a variety of ailments and diseases. Whether in medieval monasteries or in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) - medicinal herbalism (phytopharmacognosy) is one of the oldest medical therapies and is globally rooted in all cultures. The gel-like sap of the desert lily (Aloe vera barbadensis Miller), for example, is rich in enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids - its cooling (in case of sunburn), our skin regenerating, wound healing and moisturizing effect was already appreciated in ancient Egypt. Aloe is also popular internally.

In general, whole plants or parts of them are used in medicine. This can be leaves, flowers, stems, bark, roots or seeds - the starting materials (pharmaceutical name: drugs, hence the name drugstore) can be fresh, as tea (infused / boiled), extract, powder, tincture, essential oil, juice. .. be used.
Of course, the active ingredients of the plants are subject to fluctuations due to location, climate or harvest conditions. Further processing and storage also affect the ingredients; in the manufacture of herbal medicinal products (phytopharmaceuticals) today, an exact, constant amount of ingredients with constant quality and effectiveness (up to the printed expiry date) is ensured; this facilitates targeted therapy and precise dosing. Medicines made from herbal ingredients are subject to the provisions of the German Medicines Act - just like their synthetically-chemically produced “comrades-in-arms”.

On the other hand, a herb grew

Often even in your own garden. Anyone who only thinks of tasty roasts and potato dishes when thinking of thyme and rosemary does not take into account that dried thyme, used as a bath additive or tea, relieves cold and breathing problems and rosemary gets the circulation going or can be useful for digestive problems.

Peppermint is more prominent: its positive effect on stomach problems or cramps is well known.

Sage is a blessing for sore throat, pharynx, gums and oral mucosa - used as a tea or mouth rinse / for gargling. To do this, simply pour 250 ml of boiling water over a tablespoon of dried sage leaves and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised against internal use because of the estrogen-containing compounds contained in sage, unless the weaning process is to be accelerated (with two to three cups a day). Sage is also used for flatulence and gastrointestinal complaints as well as excessive sweating.

But the rather moderately popular “non-herbs” also have their qualities

The nettle is a good example. The best way to put the defensive Greens on the fur with gloves (or get hold of her in the pharmacy, where she surrenders without a fight). The detoxifying, diuretic and dehydrating effects of nettle tea are not only valued as support for weight reduction diets. It has a comparatively high iron and folic acid content, keeps us vital and supports blood formation. Drunk before breakfast, it stimulates digestion. The wonderful effect of nettle (internally or externally, in the form of an ointment) is also well-known for joint pain, rheumatism and arthritis. To prepare nettle tea, only the young leaves are used, fresh or dried. Pour one liter of boiling water over about four tablespoons of leaves, let stand for ten minutes and strain. For the sake of better taste, you can cook a few peppermint leaves or add a little lemon juice. As a rule, drink this amount for three to four weeks spread over the day; otherwise about three to five cups a week. Nettle ointment has proven effective against burning, itchy rashes and insect bites.

Many ailments and diseases can be countered with the power of nature - we help to find individual solutions. Our teas / tea leaves are medicinal quality and are free of harmful substances. In addition, the dosage of the "natural enemies" of diseases must be observed and possible interactions with other drugs must be taken into account - we are also happy to answer any questions in this regard.