Juice therapy and sauna
man in one form or another, and consume as various juices from time immemorial.But the so-called Soko
Vai ~ therapy is an achievement of our century.And we can say without exaggeration that it is juice therapy is currently one of the most important factors in maintaining and improving health.
environmental pollution, poor diet, overeating led to the fact that the human body from birth and later in life is subject to contamination.There comes a time when you need to carry out special cleaning procedures, most of which are difficult or unpleasant or.
about the cleansing power of fresh juices of fruits, berries and vegetables deserves mention.These juices have a powerful cleansing, as well as reducing power, because they include natural structured water and rich in all organic (living) substances the body needs: vitamins, mineral salts, organic acids, pigments, tannins and dyes, essential oils, volatile production, alkalis, alkaloids, glycosides, coumarin and furokumarinov, resins, mucilage, gums, fatty
According to the content of those or other biologically active substances can pick up juice, best suited to the needs of the organism under certain conditions.It must be borne in mind that the pharmacological properties of these substances are so extensive that the same juice may be useful as a healthy person, and that which is a carrier of one or more diseases.
For orientation briefly pharmacological properties of some of the listed substances.
alkaloids.Farmakalogicheskie properties are so vast and their number is so large that it is impossible to list them in detail.However, a schematic of their spectrum of activity is as follows: tranquilizing and stimulating effect on the central nervous system, hypertensive and hypotensive action, vasoconstrictor and vasodilator effects on the cardiovascular system, the most different effects on the mediator systems, the functional activity of the muscular system, etc.
Vitamins...Complex structure and physiological activity of organic compounds, a very small amount is necessary for the normal development and functioning of human and animal body.They play a major role in metabolism, regulate the process of learning and the use of proteins, fats, carbohydrates.When vitamin deficiency (which is most of us), the metabolism, the functional activity of organs and systems, reduced virtually all physiological processes in the body.
Of all known to date not less than twenty vitamins must be ingested with food and drink.Many of the vitamins found only in plants.
should be borne in mind that the human need for vitamins depends on the conditions of his life, working in particular on the presence of bad habits: smoking (with it the need for vitamin C increases many times - one cigarette "eats" 50 mg of alcohol consumption"eats" like vitamin C and others).The need for vitamins depends on the state of health, the season, climatic and environmental factors and so on. In.
Minerals.Human food should contain almost "the entire periodic table", while 97.4% of the human mass is made up of five basic elements - oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and calcium.All other elements included in the human body, accounting for only one sorokovaya.chast weight.At the same time no matter how meager nor was the amount of an element, it will necessarily scattered throughout the body, it is present in all bodies.
All mineral substances, depending on their content in the body and foods are divided into macro-and micronutrients.By macroelements, mass significantly more (tens, hundreds of milligrams per 100 g of tissue) include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chlorine and sulfur.For normal functioning of the body it need trace elements: iron, copper, manganese, zinc, iodine, chlorine, cobalt, fluorine, molybdenum, nickel, strontium, silicon, vanadium and selenium.These elements are part of any living being of vegetable and animal origin.Although sometimes trace elements present in the body in an almost imperceptible concentration - expressed tenths, hundredths, thousandths, and even smaller fractions of a milligram, without them, life is simply impossible.
Incidentally, the quantitative content of each element in the human diet is important.Depending on the concentration of a particular element may be helpful and harmful.Some elements are characterized by high toxicity, and yet a certain concentration they are needed by the human body.
Minerals are essential nutritional factors, and the lack of them, and especially the absence of some of them in food and drink will inevitably lead to disruption of metabolism in the body;disease.Lack of minerals, even some of them, causes a sharp violation of the processes of formation of bones, teeth, stops the growth and development of individual organs and body, frustrating almost all biochemical processes in it.
Mineral substances contained in food and drinks, a different effect on the body.As already noted, elements such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, have mainly alkaline effect, thus having their milk and dairy products, vegetables, fruits, berries, many cause a shift in the alkaline environment.Preferential the consumption of meat, fish, eggs, bread, cereal contributes to acid shift, as these foods are rich in phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, providing the acid effects.
Note that the sour taste of food and beverages is not yet evidence of the prevalence of acidic elements in it.For example, many fruits have a sour taste, but the organism does not have to acidic and alkaline effect.
When organizing food and cleansing therapy using fresh juices need to know the chemical composition of fruits and vegetables, to purposefully achieve the desired effect.This is especially important in the bath, which creates unique conditions for cleansing the body.
Glycosides - a large group of nitrogen-free nature of the substances which are widely used in medical practice.The best known and
frequently used cardiac glycosides, antragli-glycoside, saponins, bitter flavonoid glycosides.Incidentally, to the plants which form in their cages glycosides heart steps include various kinds of digitalis, lily, Adonis et al. These plants have a great significance in the treatment of major cardiovascular diseases, but using them, it should be understood that they havesteroid structure and because of the high toxicity considered poisonous.Therefore it is impossible to use cardiac agents prepared from these plants is not at the factory.
Quite widely used in medical practice are glycosides that have a laxative effect, so-called antraglikozidy contained in the buckthorn, rhubarb, cassia, aloes and other plants.These glycosides are low-toxic, storage racks, most colored red-orange color.
Some plants contain so-called bitter glycosides.They are used as bitterness to increase appetite in patients.Bitter glycosides found in wormwood, gentian, dandelion, centaury, and others. Bitterness increase peristalsis of stomach and increases the secretion of gastric juice that promotes better digestion.
are widely used so-called flavonoid glycosides possessing P-vitamin-term activity.They have bactericidal, choleretic effect, and aids in the removal of radioactive substances from the body.That is why plants bogatyeetimi glycosides, are very valuable.
Coumarins and furoku marina found in plants in pure form or in compounds with sugars as glycosides
;Coumarin is relatively much in Umbelliferae plants, legumes, rue (mainly in roots and fruits).Some of the plants containing these substances have vasodilating, and antispasmodic action.
Tannins often found in the bark, roots and rhizomes of plants.They usually have low toxicity.Plants containing tannin (sometimes 20-30%), is used as an astringent and antibacterial agent in the gastro-intestinal diseases, for rinsing, washing, bathing.
anti-inflammatory effects, which have tannins, based on the interaction of proteins with tannins, with the mucous membranes form a protective film that prevents the further development of the inflammatory process.Tannins are coated on the burnt places, bruises and wounds, and proteins to form a roll of the protective film, so use as a local hemostatic and anti-inflammatory agents.In addition, the tannins are used in cases of poisoning alkaloids and salts of heavy metals.
is why oak broom, and the birch, too (but to a lesser degree) in the leaves which contain tannins, good in the bath tub is also useful from the bark and oak leaves, especially in skin diseases.Essential oils
- scented, easily volatile substances contained mainly in the leaves, flowers and fruits of plants in particular.Essential oils are easily obtained even at home: they are easily distilled from the hot water or steam vegetable raw materials.
Essential oils are sometimes referred to fats, but the chemical nature, they are mixtures of terpenes and terpene-idnyh substances and their derivatives.Plants containing essential oils, very much, a few thousand, but the number of essential oils in them is different - from small fractions of a percent and up to 20% of the dry weight of the plant.
Essential oils are very useful as healthy and sick visitors bath.Their diverse pharmacological properties, they possess antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral and anthelmintic activity.In addition, many essential oils have a marked effect on the cardiovascular and central nervous systems, have stimulating, tranquilizing and analgesic properties, reduce the arterial blood pressure, expanding brain vessels and the heart.Essential oils have also expectorant cough and soothing properties, the ability to initiate and improve breathing function of the gastrointestinal tract.
pitches close to the essential oils in chemical structure and is often found in plants at the same time with them;They also have a characteristic aromatic odor.The resins are rich in pine trees, birch buds, rhubarb root and other plants.
Resins typically represent a thick liquid, sticky to the touch.Some resins have medicinal properties, mostly have a pronounced bactericidal effect and antignilostnoe that allows their use to prepare tinctures, plasters, as well as wound healing agents.
Comedy - considered spare nutrients certain plants, sometimes formed as a result of plant diseases.The chemical composition are carbohydrates and are complex compounds of certain sugars from the uro-new acids and minerals, especially calcium, potassium, magnesium.
Gum some plants possess active physiological effect.For example, it determines gum licorice laxative properties (its root).Hydrolysis of compounds formed gum useful gumovye acid.Gum some plants used in pharmaceutics.
Organic acids in plants can be in free form, as salts and esters.Thanks to them, fruits, berries, leaves and other plant parts have a special, inherent only to this plant tastes.
Organic acids help digestion: have a stimulating effect on the mucous membranes of the human digestive tract, stimulating the secretion of gastric juice and other digestive activating this digestion and promoting good digestion.
most commonly found in plants malic, acetic, citric, formic, butyric, lactic, oxalic, succinic and tartaric acids.Many organic acids have a preservative effect that is used in the blanks of some fruits, berries and vegetables.
The fresh juices organic acids YaV ^ lyayutsya active components affecting many processes in the human body when consuming them fresh.This action is enhanced CCA
particularly in a bath, where metabolic processes are activated considerably.
Slime - substances of different chemical composition, mainly polysaccharides, close to the pectin and cellulose.When boiling water to swell and mucus form a gelatinous mass.Their enveloping properties using Apply them for coughs, gastrointestinal diseases and others. And as an external emollient.
mucus rich: flaxseed, quince seeds, rye, etc.
Pigments - colored substances that make up the tissues of animals and plants..Their color is determined by selective absorption of light in the visible part of the spectrum of sunlight.Pigments play an important role in the life of plants and animals.
most common pigments - a par-porphyrins and carotenoids, which are found in most plant and animal organisms.
By parfirinam include chlorophyll, hemoglobin, cytochromes contained in plants.Carotenoids
structure basically have unsaturated hydrocarbon chain consisting generally of eight isoprene units;This pigment of red, orange and yellow.By karoti-Noida include xanthophyll and carotene, contained in green plants, as well as the brown fucoxanthin and diatoms.
Some plants contain other karo-tinoidy pigments, for example phycobilins: blue and red finoeristrin phycocyanin.In the flowers, fruit and leaves of the plant pigments found in red, blue and purple color - anthocyanins, about
benzopyrylium derivatives.There are plants and yellow pigments - flavones, similar in chemical composition to anthocyanins.In organisms, both plant and animal origin, and contains numerous other pigments.
Volatile - a protective substance formed and secreted higher plants.Opened Russian biologist Tokin BV at the end of 20-ies.XX century.
Phytoncides able to inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi and protozoa.Most plants produce volatile volatile, capable of exerting its action at a distance, but there are non-volatile and volatile.
Phytoncides different plants are different in basic structure, properties and actions.Their products varies depending on the season, climatic and soil conditions, time of day, stage of plant growth and physiological condition.In addition, different organs of the same plant can produce different volatile.Typically, the selection of volatile production after the destruction of plant tissues (crushing, grinding) is stopped after a few minutes or even seconds.But there are plants, which are very volatile persistent, eg garlic - after grinding they continue to stand out even 15-20 days.
power and range of volatile production steps are different.Some volatile (eg garlic) kill many bacteria, fungi, microorganisms (even cholera vibrio, typhoid agents, gas gangrene, dysentery).Volatile some plants act selectively.
Phytoncides affect the composition of the microflora in the air.The pine and cedar forests, for example, is
depend ing on latitude and proximity to settlements, the air is practically sterile.
Chemical nature phytoncids diverse.Most often - a complex organic compounds.For example, in wild cherry phytoncides are prussic acid and benzoic aldehyde, which act on the insects, mites, worms, rodents.
Properties phytoncids used in medicine, agriculture, food industry.Plants containing volatile, are widely used in bath procedures (baths, cocktails), and they are used to produce juice.