Vitamins in medicinal plants
in order For the body to function properly, it needs sufficient amount of vitamins. They enter our body along with consumed food of organic origin. The body, or rather the microflora of the intestine synthesizes only some of them (mainly — K, B3, B1, B4, B5, etc. — in small quantities). Also under the influence of ultraviolet rays in the skin produces vitamin D.
When it comes to vitamins, most come to mind are fruits and vegetables — most important sources of vitamins. But nutrients and rich in medicinal plants.
Why do I need vitamins?
Vitamins essential for the organism because it perform important functions:
- speed up biochemical reactions of metabolism; the
- neutralize free radicals and carcinogens; the
- are involved in the formation of some hormones; the
- affect the education of other vitamins the
- supports immune system the
- participate in the regulation of body systems; the
- affect the absorption of minerals.
depending on the age, weather conditions, diseases, the human body needs various vitamins. In some cases, the need for vitamins are higher than usual, namely:
- during physical exertion, mental stress; the
- with increasing secretory activity of the thyroid gland (hyperfunction); the
- adrenal insufficiency the
- in stressful situations; the
- during pregnancy.
In some medicinal plants contain vitamins?
There are many plants, which — a lot of useful vitamins and minerals. Their large selection offers the company «Lektravi” — the biggest enterprise in Ukraine. In the list of its products — tools for Wellness and medical-prophylactic purposes.
Sometimes in the chemical composition of medicinal plants of some vitamins, even more than in vegetables and fruits, so they can serve as a tool for the prevention and treatment of gipovitaminozov (lack of vitamins).
Vitamin champion — rose (). No fruit and berry plants can not be compared with the content of vitamin p. In the rose hips there are also vitamins K, P, PP, group b — B1, B2, E, A, beta-carotene. The largest amount of vitamin C, E and carotene — ripe fruit. The content of ascorbic acid rose hips also a record: in the fruit of vitamin C in 100 times more than in apples, in 50 than in Limon, and 10 than in a currant.
As many know, a deficiency of vitamin C affects the body:
- reduced mental and physical activity; the
- , the body cannot cope with illnesses, including colds; the
- having lesions of the gums, bleeding; the
- appears scurvy.
Rich chemical composition makes it possible to use the rose hips to enhance the immune system, strengthening blood vessels, increasing hemoglobin, etc.
a lot of Vitamin C in the chemical composition of nettles. also contain vitamin a, K, b vitamins — B1, B2, and E.
Vitamins in conjunction with iron salts affect the normalization of lipid metabolism. Vitamin K (phylloquinone) essential for the body that stimulates the production of prothrombin in the liver. This is an important coagulation factor, therefore, nettle — a hemostatic agent (stops the lung, uterine and hemorrhoidal bleeding).
Use simple beverage — tea with nettle — an excellent prevention of many problems:
- to protect the body from colds and inflammatory diseases; the
- blood purification the
- improved metabolism.
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Since ancient times, shepherd's purse was used in traditional medicine in Greece and Rome. Doctors used it as a mustard plant. And in Medieval times was appreciated for its haemostatic properties and benefit for kidney. But now it's hard to believe that this inconspicuous herb is rich in vitamins.
In the chemical composition of the shoots and leaves of shepherd's purse in a significant number of vitamin K: affects the process of clotting, having antimicrobial and antibacterial action, it causes the application of shepherd's purse as an effective haemostatic agent in different types of bleeding (especially in gynecology — postpartum hemorrhage, heavy menstruation, as well as pulmonary, renal, etc.).
the Amount of ascorbic acid in a shepherd's bag during flowering reaches 1050 mg% (for comparison: nettle leaves contain vitamin C to 269 mg%).
Also in the chemical composition of the shepherd's purse has vitamins B2, B4, PP, provitamin A.
Rowan Aronia, or chokeberry — an effective element in the treatment of deficiency of vitamins (gipovitaminose) or their absence (beriberi).
In the chemical composition of fruits of mountain ash are ascorbic acid, vitamin a, P, PP, E, K, b vitamins — B1, B2, B6, B9, beta-carotene.
chokeberry Fruits contain 2 times more vitamin e compared to black currants, and 20 times more than oranges and apples. Chokeberry also contains iron, potassium, magnesium and iodine it contains 4 times more than strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries.
Generic Latin name of yarrow sounds like "the Achilles open". He used this plant to treat wounds.
Yarrow is not as rich in vitamins as the previous plants, but in its structure there are some very useful.
Hemostatic effect of yarrow associated with the presence in its composition of vitamin K and ahilleina. Vitamin C effect on tissue regeneration, improvement of excretion of bile, the restoration of the pancreas. The carotene, turning in the body into vitamin a, has a positive effect on skin and nails. A decoction of yarrow rinse hair since carotene helps to heal injuries, eliminate brittleness.
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