General Information

Application: Dietary supplement

System Components and Performance

Dolomite is a natural magnesium and calcium carbonate more often white, pale yellow or gray. The mineral is quite fragile. The glitter of the stone on edges is glass, cleavage in unit is matte.

It should be noted that dolomite powder effervesces in chilled hydrochloric acid, while pieces of the mineral dissolve in it very slowly, but they dissolve rapidly in hot acid.

Dolomite is used in industry as a raw material for production of magnesium metal, it is also used in open-hearth furnaces as a material for production of flux and refractories in steel production process.

Therapeutic properties

Curative properties of dolomite have not been fully investigated at the moment. Despite this, many lithotherapists claim that this mineral as a whole has tonic effect on human body.

It is established that the stone has the most favorable effect on nervous system of its owner. It helps to calm, frees from mania, various phobias and unreasonable anxiety, relieves insomnia, restoring normal sleep.

The mineral contains a large amount of ionized calcium, which is an important component of cells and tissues of human body. It favorably affects acid-base balance, reduces possibility of cardiovascular and vascular diseases, normalizes blood pressure and blood sugar, and is effective preventive means for osteoporosis. There is evidence that dolomite reduces possibility of kidney stones. Dolomite also raises life force of man and his resistance to stress.

Physical characteristics

Mineral by composition is combination of two carbonates:

  • magnesium;
  • calcium.

Chemical formula of the fossil is CaCO3 • MgCO3. The content can be expressed as percentage:

  • carbon dioxide – 45%;
  • calcium oxide – 30%;
  • magnesium oxide – 20%.
  • impurities – 5%.


  • calcium deficiency.


  • individual intolerance to components of the product;
  • pregnancy;
  • breast-feeding.


Keep in a dry place, at a temperature of no more than 25 °C.
Keep out of the reach of children.


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Common name: Dandelion

Scientific term: Taráxacum

Description: Dandelion is a plant used as a medicinal herb internally and externally.


Dandelion contains many useful substances that have therapeutic effect. Dandelion root is the most popular as a medicine, because its composition is rich in such components as:

  • Polysaccharide (<20%);
  • Inulin (<40%);
  • Glycoside – Taraxacin (<15%);
  • Rubber (≈2.5%);
  • Apple acid (≈0.25%);
  • Organic acids;
  • Protein substances;
  • Carotene;
  • Mineral salts;
  • Fatty oil;
  • Bitterness;
  • Slime;
  • Tannins;
  • Resins;
  • Vitamin C;
  • B vitamins;
  • Sterols.

Dandelion leaves are also effectively used as a medicine. They contain:

  • Retinol;
  • Ascorbic acid;
  • Asparagine;
  • Tocopherol;
  • Riboflavin;
  • Rutin;
  • Choline;
  • Protein (<5%);
  • Minerals: Fe, P, K, Ca, Cu, Mo, Ni, Ti, B, Mn.


Dandelion is used in various directions of medicine. Its roots and leaves increase the secretion of gastric juice, and, accordingly, stimulate digestion and appetite. In addition, the decoction of the roots removes spasms, cramps and colic.

Dandelion is irreplaceable in dermatology, because it cures many skin lesions. Dandelion can promote the excretion of stones from the gallbladder and kidneys. Dandelion can help lose weight due to the fact that its components “break” cellulite and obesity.

This plant is used in the treatment of many diseases, because it has many useful properties:

  • Antiviral;
  • Anti-tuberculosis;
  • Diuretic;
  • Choleretic;
  • Spasmolytic;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Vitamin;
  • Expectorant;
  • Anti-inflammatory;
  • Antitoxic;
  • Normalizing pressure;
  • Anthelminthic;
  • Wound healing;
  • Anti-radiation;
  • Laxative;
  • Lactational;
  • Soothing (hypnotics).

Dandelion is used for gastric cataracts, and this plant can significantly speed up the treatment of liver and kidney diseases.

Dandelion perfectly copes with inflammatory diseases and atherosclerosis.

Dandelion is useful in anorexia, because the bitterness contained in the plant is an excellent stimulant of appetite.

This herb can be also used as a medicine with poisoning and intoxication, as well as with the following diseases:

  • Cholecystitis;
  • Edema;
  • Potassium deficiency;
  • Cirrhosis of the liver;
  • Gastritis with low acidity;
  • Diseases of the joints.

Thanks to medicinal components, Dandelion is a wonderful preparation for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. This plant can stimulate the production of insulin.

Dandelion also helps to get rid of stones in the kidneys, bile and urinary bladder. As an additional remedy, the plant can participate in the treatment of anemia.

Dandelion has a stimulating effect on the cardiovascular system. In addition, this plant is very useful in the treatment of arthritis.

Dandelion is used for the treatment of:

  • Acne;
  • Warts;
  • Rash;
  • Eczema;
  • Dermatitis;
  • Furunculosis.

Another important property of a dandelion is the ability to block the bites of poisonous insects. Dandelion increases milk production.

Dandelion has such a variety of medicinal properties, which makes this plant very popular in medicine.

Dandelion juice belongs to the list of the most curative remedies, with a tonic and firming effect, because this juice:

  • normalizes high acidity;
  • normalizes alkaline balance in the body;
  • helps in the treatment of spine and bones;
  • strengthens teeth;
  • treats periodontitis.

Dandelion is also used for cosmetic purposes to get rid of pigment spots and freckles.


Despite all the advantages of a dandelion, this plant has some contraindications, namely:

  • Stomach ulcer;
  • Duodenal ulcer;
  • Hyperacid gastritis;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Increased acidity of gastric juice.

Adverse reactions and contraindications:

Dandelion can cause allergies, and aggravate the symptoms of hyperacid gastritis. This plant is used with caution for intestinal obstruction, obstruction of the bile ducts and stones in the gallbladder.

In general, Dandelion is considered one of the most well tolerated medicinal plants.


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Damiana is a perennial bush, the height of which varies from 50 cm to 1 m. The stems are thin and straight. They are characterized by a reddish-brown color. Damiana starts to bloom early in the spring.

The flowers are small in size with palpable, pleasant aroma. Damiana is characterized by seed reproduction, and it can be used as a houseplant. The fruits look like a small box containing seeds.

Chemical Composition and Useful Properties:

Essential oil is considered to be one of the most valuable elements in Damiana composition. Damiana contains, in turn, the following additional elements:

  • cadinene;
  • pinene (alpha and beta);
  • cymene and thymol;
  • paramycin;
  • cineole.

In addition to essential oil, plant leaves contain many other useful substances. So their composition contains about 7% of alkaloids and about the same amount of chlorophyll, 14% of proteins and a similar number of resins.

They are supplemented by other important elements for humans, many of which body does not develop on its own:

  • fixed oils;
  • arbutin;
  • amarines;
  • starch;
  • solid resins;
  • sugar;
  • a set of acids;
  • glycosides.

Studies have proven effectiveness of drug on urinary system. Also, plants are able to restore hormonal background and improve intestine work. For more than a dozen years, Damiana is famous as a powerful aphrodisiac. Damiana perfectly stimulates reproductive system of both the strong and the beautiful half of humanity, increasing libido in both sexes.


Damiana is a very powerful antidepressant with a pronounced sedative effect. Most often, drugs based on it are used for various sexual problems caused by emotional disorders. In modern practical herbal medicine, Damiana is recommended for use in depressive and nervous states.

The plant is very popular when producing herbs and numerous dietary supplements. As research shows, Damiana stems contain caffeine. And although the percentage of its presence in plant is minimal, Damiana is included in composition of various power engineers, because its toning properties are at a very high level.


Damiana and drugs based on it are strictly prohibited for children and pregnant women. Also, it is necessary to abandon consumption of similar drugs for women during lactation. Care must be taken to consume means from Damiana to people who are treating hypoglycemia and diabetes. Although agent can be used to eliminate these diseases, its effect on blood glucose levels may, in a particular case, lead to problem aggravation.

For this reason, before taking any medications, you must first talk to a doctor for advice. The doctor will also be able to determine individual intolerance of plant components and possible manifestation of allergies when taking medications made from it. As for other contraindications, they are:

  • kidney problems;
  • liver disease;
  • hypertension;
  • diseases of urinary canals;
  • atherosclerosis.


General Information

Brand Name: Cumin

Application: Dietary supplement

System Components and Performance

Cumin is seeds of spicy Indian caraway. This spice is considered a relative of parsley, has pleasant, slightly harsh taste and piquant flavor, and its seeds are somewhat like cumin.


Cumin seeds contain:

  • essential oil;
  • thymol;
  • cumin aldehyde and alcohol;
  • perilla aldehyde;
  • beta-flalandrene;
  • alpha and beta-pinin;
  • p-cymene;
  • dipentene.

Medical use

Cumin as in pure form, and in various broths, infusions and mixtures is able to help with treatment of a large number of diseases:

  • it cleanses respiratory tract in respiratory system;
  • fights against nausea, including those caused by toxicosis in pregnant women;
  • has diuretic and mild laxative effect. It removes toxins from the body;
  • it is used in treatment of renal and gastric diseases, increased gas production, improves work of digestive tract. Increases appetite. In small children, cumin is given to reduce colic;
  • it is used to increase amount of milk in breast-feeding mothers;
  • helps with problems with memory, insomnia, improves activity of brain;
  • has antiseptic properties. Used in treatment of tumors, as well as various skin diseases (irritation, rash, acne);
  • contributes to restoration and strengthening of vision;
  • has tonic effect. Used as aphrodisiac;
  • helps to warm the body, very useful for people who are hard to tolerate cold temperatures, as well as for older people;
  • in India, healers remove epileptic seizures and treat cholera with cumin;
  • cumin is used in treatment of furunculosis;
  • also it is used as a means to relieve suffering from bites of poisonous insects.


There are no contraindications to cumin. This spice should not be taken as food or as a medicine if you suffer from individual intolerance to cumin. Therefore, when choosing spices for your dishes, carefully study composition of fragrant herbal mixtures. With caution the spice should be taken by people with:

  • gastritis with high acidity;
  • stomach ulcer;
  • duodenal ulcer;
  • inflammation of gastric mucosa;
  • violation of blood clotting;
  • diabetes;
  • preparing for surgeries.

Drug interactions

Some experts are concerned that this spice is able to interact with drugs to control blood sugar during surgery. Therefore, it is recommended to stop using it 2 weeks before surgery.


Such mixtures of spices as curry, chili, garam-masala, Mexican mixtures, chutneys, bacharat (Arabian mixture), include cumin and can harm the body.


Cumin does not require special storage conditions, it does not lose its useful properties in closed container throughout a year. Ground grains are not subject to long-term storage and after 3 – 4 months they acquire rancid taste.


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Creatine is a specific acid, mainly found in meat products. The very word creatine originated from French. The concentration of creatine in meat is achieved due to inextricable linkage of this acid with all the energy processes in muscle cells. The main and only goal of creatine is to improve physical functioning of muscle tissue, which is why it is contained only in products of animal origin.


  • muscular dystrophies;
  • sclerosis;
  • Parkinson diseases.


Despite the fact that creatine is used even as a medicine (for example, in cases of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases) so that its very large dosages can be dangerous. However, dangerous dosages start with a mark of 50 grams of creatine every day. As negative consequences, it is possible to distinguish, first of all, hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis (sharp increase in lactic acid level in blood).

It is also not recommended to take creatine in the following cases:

  • Pregnancy. In this period, women have many restrictions on nutrition. Sports supplements are no exception. Pregnant women are not allowed to take creatine, because it can adversely affect fetus development. First of all, harm can be done to future child kidneys and liver, risk of premature birth, miscarriage and complications in process of childbirth also increases dramatically. In addition, during pregnancy, creatine practically does not have any positive effect on female body during exercise.
  • Kidney diseases. Kidneys, like liver, transmit a lot of what we take. Creatine is not recommended for people with kidney disease. At the moment, there is no exact and unequivocal research proving damage to kidneys when taking creatine. However, many doctors do not recommend taking creatine substance in these diseases. There is a reason to believe that creatine worsens work of kidneys, contributes to development of their diseases, formation of kidney stones.
  • Diabetes. As in the case of kidney diseases, creatine can worsen course of this ailment. Creatine is contraindicated in diabetic patients. Participating in many energy processes, creatine can create a deficiency of glucose in blood. For an average person, this is not a problem, but in the case of diabetes it can have serious consequences. However, there are examples of successful intake of creatine even with diabetes. However, such a method should be conducted with constant monitoring of blood sugar.

American scientists have conducted a series of experiments on rats and mice in order to determine potentially harmful effect of creatine. During 104 and 91 weeks rats and mice were given 900 mg of creatine per kg of their weight (for mice) and 1500 mg / kg of their weight (for rats) daily. These dosages are about 4 times higher than recommended dosages for people. At the end of the study, neither mice nor rats were found to develop any pathologies. In a separate case, there was an increase in number of benign polyps. No mutation processes have been identified, fertility has remained at the same level.


Cases of creatine incompatibility with any drugs or medications have not been identified. Creatine is compatible with almost any sports supplements and preparations. However, it is recommended to closely monitor the composition of consumed products, because Creatine is one of a very many products.
Creatine is compatible with the vast majority of medications. Considering that creatine is completely non-toxic, its reception is quite possible during periods of treatment, including – antibiotics. Antibiotics have no effect on creatine and its effectiveness.


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Cranberry is an evergreen creeping shrub. It has flexible thread-like stems in length from 15 to 30 cm, with narrow oblong leaves, beneath ash-white color. Flowers are light purple, turned downwards. Cranberry is a berry, round or elongated, red and sour to taste.

Composition and Properties:

Cranberries are one of the most useful wild berries. Cranberry berries contain:

  • vitamins C, PP, K, B1, B2;
  • variety of organic acids;
  • micro- and macroelements;
  • flavonoids;
  • sugars;
  • pectin;
  • coloring, nitrogenous tannins;
  • phytoncides.

High content of benzoic acid allows to storage cranberries without adding preservatives.

Cranberries are a powerful natural remedy. It has property of resisting infections due to high concentration of tannin, as well as enhancing drugs effect. Therefore, it is used to treat gynecological diseases, to prevent formation of kidney stones, as a means to increase vitality, improve appetite and secretion of pancreas. Cranberries are applied for colds and diseases of genitourinary system, this is a good diuretic. Cranberry juice is useful in gastritis with low acidity of gastric juice, obesity, colitis.

Cranberries in form of juices, fruit drinks, extracts, honey extract are used in hypertension, malaria, anemia, rheumatism, tonsillitis, atherosclerosis, vascular spasms, headache, dropsy. Cranberries contain many antioxidants that reduce level of “bad” cholesterol in blood, and also have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Cranberry juice well quenches thirst and reduces temperature in case of colds and flu.

In traditional medicine, cranberries are considered antidotes for poisoning by poisonous plants.


Cranberry is applied in the following disorders treatment:

  • gynecological diseases;
  • kidney stones;
  • cold;
  • genitourinary system disorders;
  • gastritis;
  • anemia;
  • hypertension;
  • malaria;
  • rheumatism;
  • tonsillitis;
  • atherosclerosis;
  • headache;
  • dropsy.


With a number of diseases, cranberries do not only have a beneficial effect, but also harm. What are contraindications for Cranberry use?

First of all, it is an individual intolerance to any cranberry components. This “intolerance” is manifested, as a rule, by usual allergic reaction after taking product – rash, redness, itching. It is because of the “allergies” that cranberries are not recommended to be consumed during lactation and by small children under 3 years of age.

With special care, one should take Cranberry who has such diseases as gout and urolithiasis.

Doctors do not recommend eating cranberries to people who have stomach ulcers or duodenal ulcers, and it is contraindicated for people with gastritis of increased acidity. During periods of exacerbation, use of berries can provoke severe pain. And in general, with regard to action on gastrointestinal tract, experts recommend that you dilute cranberry juice with water and avoid taking berries on an empty stomach, not to provoke excessive secretion of gastric juice and not irritate once again mucous membrane.

Dentists treat cranberries not very good. In their opinion, acids contained in berry can quickly destroy tooth enamel. It is for this reason, after taking cranberries (or juice), it is recommended to brush your teeth or at least rinse your mouth with water.

When hypotension is present, use cranberries with caution, as it reduces high blood pressure.
If you do not fall under these categories of people, then the berry will benefit you only and you can use it both during illness and just to prevent a whole range of diseases.


General Information

Application: Dietary supplement

Description: Cinnamon is a dried cinnamon tree bark. When bark strips dry up their curl into tubes. These cinnamon sticks are milled to a state of flour or used to make mulled wine, meat and poultry dishes.


Cinnamon is rich in potassium, manganese, iron, copper, selenium and zinc, vitamins of group A, B1, B2, B9, C, E, K. Antioxidant polyphenol MHFS affects insulin receptors and lowers blood sugar, therefore doctors recommend to eat cinnamon to patients with type 2 diabetes.

Madical use

  • Cinnamon has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. It contains eugenol, which kills germs.
  • It stimulates protective functions of the body, strengthens immune system.
  • It is a natural antioxidant.
  • Cinnamon reduces glucose level in blood.
  • Cinnamon favorably affects process of digestion and prevents accumulation of fat, turning incoming into the body glucose into energy.
  • It xpands blood vessels, activates work of the brain.

Cinnamon for diabetes

Cinnamon is useful for diabetics. It helps reduce blood sugar. In the fight against diabetes, you can use the following recipe: every day in the morning, eat half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

Cinnamon for diseases of stomach and intestines

Cinnamon is recommended for various gastrointestinal diseases. It would seem that it is a paradox that it is a spice, but it speeds up healing process of ulcers, lowers acidity and even reduces pain in stomach. In addition, cinnamon can clean intestines from germs and bacteria that slow down normal digestion. It will remove inflation and eliminate griping pains.

Cinnamon as natural antiseptic

Cinnamon is an excellent natural antiseptic. The whole secret is in eugenol contained in the oil. It acts not only disinfectant, but also reduces pain. Cinnamon can be put on a wound or cut, and they will heal more quickly. By the way, such troubles as fungus, eczema and other skin diseases can also be treated with cinnamon.

Cinnamon for immunity

Cinnamon is used also as strengthening of immunity. Traditional, proven and popular recipe is cinnamon with honey. A delicious recipe is simple: use table spoon of honey mixed with a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon three times a day.

Cinnamon for cardiovascular system

This aromatic spice is also useful for cardiac patients. Cinnamon helps to lower cholesterol level in blood. Prevents risk of heart attack, blood stroke, atherosclerosis. It has good effect on cardiovascular system, activates work of brain, improves concentration, dilates blood vessels and tones.

Cinnamon for colds

Cinnamon helps at colds. Three times a day, use a tablespoon of honey and a half teaspoon of cinnamon. Such a recipe will ease cough, improve separation of sputum and help to get rid of common cold.

Cinnamon for weight loss

And of course cinnamon is quite effectively used as a product for weight loss. First, as mentioned above, it eliminates problems with digestion. Secondly, it promotes correct processing of glucose – that is, turning it not into fat, but into energy. And third, cinnamon gives feeling of satiety, which is also important in the matter of harmony.

More benefits of Cinnamon

  • For children, especially schoolchildren, cinnamon can bring invaluable benefits. Two or three pinches of this spice per day can positively affect concentration of attention, strengthen eyesight. Cinnamon favorably affects memory, and also prevents rapid fatigue. Resistance of child’s organism to viral and bacterial diseases will increase noticeably.
  • To women cinnamon helps to relieve menstrual pain, improve tone of the body at these days, and remove irritability. With regular intake of this spice, menstrual cycle is harmonized, sexuality is markedly increased. Representatives of the strong half of humanity will also be able to appreciate properties of cinnamon, because it has not only stimulating effect, awakening sexual desire, but also positively affects quality of potency. Aroma of cinnamon can significantly increase susceptibility of erogenous zones and intensify work of sex glands.
  • For elderly people who have noticeable age-related changes in arteries and veins, it is useful to use cinnamon to prevent heart attack. This spice reduces level of cholesterol, prevents formation of blood clots. Also, regular cooking with this spice can strengthen heart muscle, normalize blood pressure. Cinnamon is effective at arthritis, including chronic – pain disappears and movements become easier. At various memory disorders, sclerosis, insomnia and depression, cinnamon will have positive effect.
  • Cinnamon will help ease condition with flu and colds. Warm drinks with cinnamon will ease headache, increase sweating, facilitate breathing, help to remove swelling of nasal mucosa. General tone of the body will increase significantly, weakness will disappear, immunity will receive considerable support. In addition, cinnamon treats chronic cough and severe sore throat. Many people use this spice for toothaches, even at pulpitis.


As with any other, even the most useful product, it is important not to overdo it with cinnamon. Half a spoonful a day can hardly hurt anyone, but with more serious doses one needs caution.

  • people who suffer from stomach ulcer and have increased intestinal sensitivity should take cinnamon in limited quantities;
  • those who have sick heart and high blood pressure are not recommended frequent and large quantities of cinnamon. The spice increases heart rate and tends to increase blood pressure;
  • cinnamon can not be taken during pregnancy and lactation. The spice causes contraction of uterus and can provoke miscarriage;
  • children under 3 years old are contraindicated cinnamon.

Drug interactions

Cinnamon should not be taken during treatment with medicines. The spice has natural properties of antibiotic and interacting with the medicine modifies it.


  • Do not use cinnamon at high temperature. Remember this, when fighting colds with any recipes that include cinnamon. Otherwise, the spice will cause strong headache.
  • It is not recommended to use cinnamon at bleeding of various kinds, as it activates blood circulation.
  • Be careful with the use of cinnamon in masks. First, it is better to test any remedy for possible irritation. Because the individual intolerance to cinnamon also has a place to be.


  • Cinnamon contains substance called “coumarin” (Ceylon cinnamon contains very little of it, Chinese – much more). This substance can cause headache and have adverse effect on liver function if you take cinnamon in large quantities.
  • In some cases, consumption of cinnamon in large quantities can lead to increased nervous excitability.


Cinnamon should be stored in a glass container, tightly closed and preferably away from light and moisture.

Cramp Bark

General Information

Common name: Guelder-rose, Cramp Bark, European cranberry bush

Scientific term: Viburnum opulus

Description: Cramp Bark is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae with native to Europe, Africa and Asia. It’s a deciduous cranberry which is widely used in traditional medicine.

Composition and healing properties:

Cramp Bark is saturated with a large amount of vitamins. And minerals.

Vitamin A

increases the body’s resistance to unfavorable conditions;
positively affects the condition of the skin;
stimulates the growth and strength of bone tissue, preserves the health of teeth and hair;
normalizes all metabolic processes in the body;
activates the formation of new cells, thereby slowing down the aging process;
improves eyesight and prevents various eye diseases;
accelerates the healing process of wounds and burns.

Vitamin C

strengthens human immunity;
stimulates the regeneration of cells with damage to the integrity of external and internal tissues;
lowers cholesterol in the blood;
dilutes blood and reduces the risk of blood clots;
prevents allergic reactions.

Vitamin E

participates in the metabolism and prevents the destruction of cell membranes;
has a preventive effect on the development of vascular arteriosclerosis;
has a good cosmetic effect: nourishes the skin, positively affects the hair and nails.

Vitamin K

improves digestion;
activates brain activity and improves mental abilities;
positively affects the condition of the heart and the muscular system.

Vitamin P

increases the elasticity and strength of blood vessels;
helps reduce blood pressure;
regulates the activity of the adrenal cortex and the process of urination;
has an analgesic effect and prevents the formation of edema.


participates in the supply of oxygen to cells and tissues;
accompanies the process of hematopoiesis and prevents the development of anemia.


normalizes metabolic processes in the body;
actively participates in hematopoiesis;
stimulates physical activity and mental abilities;
gives strength to bones, as well as teeth.


has a positive effect on the work of the nervous system;
stimulates the growth of cartilaginous tissue, thereby preventing the development of osteoporosis and arthritis;
improves the protective functions of the body.


  • accelerates skin regeneration;
  • destructs harmful microorganisms;
  • a natural monomonodulator;
  • improves metabolism.

In addition to the above vitamins and minerals, Cramp Bark contains many other useful elements, such as organic acids:

  • valerian,
  • acetic,
  • formic,
  • oil,
  • linoleic and others.

All of them in reasonable quantities are necessary for the body. In addition, Cramp Bark contains a very important substance – glycoside viburnin, which has hemostatic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effect. Bark, leaves and roots of Guelder-rose contain useful tannins, pectin, essential oils and resins.

This unique composition of Guelder-rose fully justifies its wide application in the treatment of a huge number of diseases and in their prevention. Cramp Bark is used not only in folk medicine, but also in officially recognized medicine. After all, the components of these berries are successfully used in the production of many medicines.


  • arthritis, arthrosis, joint diseases;
  • goiter, endocrine disorders;
  • female inflammatory diseases;
  • gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases;
  • hemorrhoids, polyps;
  • varicose veins (externally);
  • eczema, dermatitis;
  • eye diseases, including diplopia (bifurcation of objects);
  • enuresis;
  • cold, cough, acute respiratory infections and ARVI.


Despite such an impressive list of medicinal properties, Cramp Bark has contraindications to use, which are often not taken into account by people, taking decoctions and infusions without measure. Any medicinal plant should be used with caution.

Contraindications to using Cramp Bark:

  • pregnancy;
  • hypotension;
  • kidney disease;
  • increased blood clotting and thrombophlebitis;
  • gout.

The uncontrolled use of Cramp Bark is dangerous because of the high content of ascorbic acid.

Guelder-rose juice:

Guelder-rose juice is universal. It contains over twenty useful microelements – selenium, potassium and iron. In addition, the juice is saturated with vitamins – group B, vitamin C and P, contains a large number of natural sugars. Guelder-rose juice is used in the treatment of many diseases.

Juice is usually used:

  • as a strengthening agent after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation sickness;
  • as a sedative in nervous excitement and hysterical states;
  • as a means of minimizing manifestations of menopause;
  • for the treatment of edema;
  • to reduce pressure;
  • to whiten the skin and as a remedy for removing acne.

Guelder-rose stones:

  • Guelder-rose stones are a powerful antioxidant. They are rich in essential oils and vitamins of the PP group;
  • Guelder-rose stones are useful for heart problems and help to cope with a cold;
  • Guelder-rose stones purify the body of toxins, promote the removal of stones from the kidneys and gall bladder;
  • Decoction of Guelder-rose stones will cope with the headache and reduce the overall fatigue;
  • Dried and ground Guelder-rose stones stimulate intestinal motility.

Guelder-rose stones bring not only good, but also harm. Like any medicine, they can not be taken without control. They are contraindicated in thrombophlebitis, pregnancy, exacerbation of the stomach ulcer. This drug should be used with caution. with reduced pressure.


General Information

Common name: Comfrey, comphrey

Scientific term: Not specified

Description: Comfrey is a common name for plants in the genus Symphytum used as an herbal medicine.


Allantoin is the main treasure in comfrey plant. This substance is a part of many plants, but its concentration in comfrey is especially high and provides unsurpassed healing properties.

Thanks to allantoin, the damaged tissues are restored as soon as possible, the fractures heal faster and new cells are actively formed. Thus, the process of regeneration goes much more intensively. Choline (Vitamin B4) stimulates local blood circulation, promotes healing of the skin. Comfrey also contains sugars, flavonoids, cellulose, ascorbic acid.

Comfrey roots and leaves contain Vitamin B12 – the necessary element for the hematopoiesis system, which is also responsible for the correct metabolism.

Also, comfrey is a champion in potassium content, polysaccharides, tannins, triterpenes, inulin, protein compounds and Starch. Rosemary acid helps to suppress inflammatory processes, fights free radicals and has an analgesic effect. Tannins, essential oils and comfrey alkaloids support its medicinal properties.

Therapeutic properties:

In folk medicine, medicinal comfrey remedies are used for both external and internal use. They have the following therapeutic effect:

  • anti-inflammatory;
  • astringent;
  • regenerating;
  • hemostatic;
  • antimicrobial;
  • expectorant;
  • hypotensive;
  • enveloping.

Comfrey produces a stimulating effect on the respiratory center, raises the tone of the smooth muscles of the intestine and uterus, stops internal and external bleeding. Water infusion of roots is used in certain diseases of the digestive tract: diarrhea, dysentery, inflammation of the intestinal mucosa, peptic ulcer. Comfrey heals catarrh of the airways, accompanied by abundant sputum. In folk medicine, comfrey roots are often used externally in diseases of the musculoskeletal system, skin diseases and skin damages. It accelerates the healing of purulent wounds, trophic ulcers, inflammations in the subcutaneous tissue, abscesses, contributes to a more rapid fusion of fractures.

High efficiency of the plant is explained by the fact that it has a complex effect:

  • restores bone tissue;
  • strengthens regeneration processes;
  • relieves swelling and inflammation;
  • stops bleeding;
  • prevents bacterial infections;
  • reduces pain.

Comfrey is also used for joints. It helps overcome joint pain caused by arthritis and arthrosis, gout, rheumatism. It is effective in osteochondrosis, bruises, dislocations, ligament injuries, venous inflammation, radiculitis and sciatica. Comfrey roots are used for baths, lotions, rinses, compresses, ointments, not only in the dried, but also in fresh form.

Comfrey also solve some cosmetic problems. It moisturizes the skin, gives it a healthier and fresh look, narrows the pores, heals cracks in the skin, prevents hair loss.

The medicinal properties of comfrey are associated with the highest content of allantoin, a derivative of uric acid. It cleans wounds, stimulates the formation of new cells of bone, cartilaginous and muscle tissue.



The plant contains poisonous substances and has contraindications for oral administration. Only a doctor can decide whether you can use comfrey, even for external use.

Absolute contraindications:

  • pregnancy;
  • lactation;
  • childhood.

All medicinal forms of comfrey require storage in a place inaccessible to children.


General Information

Common name: Coltsfoot

Scientific term: Tussilago farfara, Tussilago


The active chemical composition determines the medicinal properties of Coltsfoot:

  • Leaves: Carotenoids, Tussilagin, Sitosterol, Gallic, tartaric and malic acids, Tannins, Dextrin, Mucus, Mnulin, Flavonoids, Vitamin C;
  • Flowers: Triterpene alcohols, Phytosterol, Firadiol, Arnidol, Carbohydrates, Carotenoid Taraxanthin, Stigmasterol, Rutin, Sitosterol, Heptakosan, Tannins.

Healing properties of Coltsfoot:

  • Anti-inflammatory action;
  • Expectorant and liquefying phlegm;
  • A diaphoretic action that reduces body temperature;
  • Spasmolytic effect – relieves spasm of smooth muscles of internal organs;
  • Enveloping and regenerating action;
  • Hypotensive effect;
  • Lipid-lowering effect;
  • Antiseptic and antibacterial action.

Indications for use:

Coltsfoot has long been studied and used as auxiliary therapeutic agents in the treatment of the following groups of diseases:

  • Inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system: bronchitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, asthma;
  • Acute respiratory diseases of a viral nature, including influenza. Diseases of the gallbladder, liver and bile ducts, pathology of the digestive tract, urinary system, stomatitis;
  • Hypertension, atherosclerosis, inflammation of superficial veins of the lower extremities;
  • Diseases of the skin and its derivatives: burns, furuncles, purulent wounds, inflammatory rash, erysipelas, diathesis, scrofula, allopecia (hair loss).

Instructions for use:


For one tsp. of dry flowers take 250 ml of boiling water, pour the raw materials and cover, let it brew for 10 minutes. Used in cough, and also helps to dissolve sputum and its excretion. Take twice a day for 100 ml.


  • Promotes the recovery of the body;
  • Reduces high blood pressure;
  • Reduces cholesterol formation;
  • Helps to remove the spasm of the muscles of the internal organs with cholecystitis, gastritis;
  • Used as a soft expectorant;
  • Helps with sweating feet, armpits, faces;
  • Effective with inflammation of veins, wounds, furuncles, abscesses, shingles;
  • Helps cure inflammatory processes in the throat and intestines.

For 1 tbsp. of dry leaves brew 250 ml of boiling water, brew about 40 minutes. Orally: take three tablespoons before meals four times a day. External use: rub the affected area or make compresses with infusion. Coltsfoot is effective in the treatment of the throat.


1 tbsp. of dry the raw materials (leaves), pour 250-300 ml of boiling water and cook on a low heat for about 10 minutes, cover and leave for half an hour. Used in diseases of the respiratory system and ENT pathology, scrofula, general weakness. Drink one tbsp. before meals three times a day.

Strong broth

Take 2 tablespoons of dry raw Coltsfoot and dioecious nettle, pour with boiling water (300 ml), cook for about 10 minutes on low heat, filter and cool. Effective with oily scalp and hair loss.


The fresh leaf of the plant in a gruel-like condition is applied to sterile gauze to a problem area (corns, erysipelas, inflammatory foci on the skin, inflamed veins).


Take 1 tbsp. of dry leaves and flowers, add 200 ml of boiling water, cover with a towel and breathe. Accelerates recovery with bronchopulmonary pathology. Do not inhale with increased body temperature.

Fresh juice

Fresh juice is effective in the treatment of infectious rhinitis. Squeeze out juice and put one or two drops in each nasal passage 3 times a day. Also, juice treats acne -lubricate the affected skin 3 times a day.


Freshly squeezed plant juice is mixed with powdered sugar in a ratio of 2:1. Place in the refrigerator. Helps in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia. Take 1 tbsp. five times a day before meals.

Foot baths

Two handfuls of dried raw Coltsfoot brewed in 2 liters of boiling water, leave for 5 minutes and take a bath for 20 minutes without filtering the raw materials. Treats acute respiratory infections.

Alcohol infusion

Coltsfoot broth is diluted with vodka in a ratio of 4:1. Wipe your skin with 3-5 times a day. Used for the treatment of pustular lesions of the skin, furuncles, acne.


Dry leaves of the plant are ground into a powder, which is used:

  • for oral intake: 1 gram three times a day, wash down with hot milk. Helps in the treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, respiratory system;
  • externally: inflamed areas are sprinkled 2-3 times a day. It is effective in diathesis, sweating of feet, erysipelas, furunculosis.


Fresh leaves of the plant are poured with hot cream and let it soften.

  • Helps prevent mastitis at the first signs;
  • Reduces cough.


Healthy people should not take Coltsfoot for longer than 4-6 weeks. The plant has some contraindications. The plant contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids and can not be used in:

  • Pregnancy;
  • Breastfeeding;
  • Severe liver disease;
  • Individual intolerance.

Adverse Reactions:

Today, many people use natural methods of treatment without prior consultation with a doctor, examination, an accurate diagnosis and believe that medicinal plants are safe and does not have side effects. However, folk remedies are not subjected to modern research, and there is no reliable information dangers of Coltsfoot

Any medicinal plant has a complex composition, and most of them contain microdoses of toxic, toxic compounds that affect the liver and have carcinogenic properties. With overdose or prolonged use, a person can notice the signs of poisoning.

Coltsfoot is considered to be a relatively safe plant, but it can be consumed only in small amounts and in a short course, as the cumulative effect can provoke the growth of malignant tumors. In overdose, the following symptoms and side effects can occur: nausea, vomiting of abdominal pain


The healing properties of the plant have been thoroughly studied, and their effectiveness has been repeatedly confirmed. However, despite this, Coltsfoot decoctions and infusions can be recommended as one of the components of treatment, but not as the main treatment. Before using any herbs for treatment, be sure to consult a doctor.