Advice 1: Galangal root: benefits and harms

Galangal, erect cinquefoil or, a small herbaceous plant of the Rose family. In folk medicine, and for cooking use its root, which is gaining the maximum amount of healing power at the end of the summer.
Galangal root: benefits and harms

The use of galangal root



At the root of galangal contain tannins, glycosides, essential oils, gum, trace minerals. The useful properties of the root help to use it as a means of treatment and prevention. Root galangal has antibacterial, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, wound healing, analgesic effect.

It stimulates the digestive system, improves appetite, helps to get rid of stomach pain. Decoction to treat stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers. They are also used as a disinfectant in diseases of the throat, nose, pharynx. In chronic bronchitis and laryngitis use of broth helps to quickly bring the phlegm, relieve bronchial spasm.

In diseases of the liver, biliary tract water extract of galangal root relieves spasm, relieves pain, promotes the flow of bile. When liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, to the basic therapy prescribed by the doctor, you can add the traditional methods of treatment and use a decoction of the root galangal for a long time with short breaks.

How to apply root galangal



To prepare the broth pour one tablespoon dried minced root of galangal Cup boiling water. Heat in a water bath for 20 minutes, strain, bring the volume to 250 ml using boiled water. Take 4 times a day for two tablespoons of broth.

To prepare the tincture, pour 100 g of dry crushed root galangal one liter of rubbing alcohol. Leave in a dark place for 15 days, strain, pour the tincture into a glass bottle, tightly zakuporte. Use 10 drops diluted in a glass of water three times a day.

Use a decoction to treat bruises, wounds, eczema, psoriasis. Soak in the broth a soft cloth, apply to problem areas, cover with plastic wrap and secure with an elastic bandage.

Harm root galangal



Decoction and infusion of the root of galangal is not recommended if a tendency to constipation, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. When treating the root of galangal is necessary to observe the dosage. As the plant refers to the spicy, the excess can trigger vomiting and nausea.

The infusion of the root of galangal is not recommended to persons who have undergone successful anti-alcohol treatment. In case of any chronic conditions before using folk remedies should obtain the advice of a doctor and undergo a thorough medical examination.

Advice 2: Benefits and harms of breast feeding a child up to 4 years

For the baby's health long-term feeding – only benefit. However, it causes strong psychological dependency in the child, to get rid of which can be difficult.
Benefits and harms of breast feeding a child up to 4 years

Use feeding up to a year


After six months, breast milk ceases to be the sole food for a child in his diet are a variety of lures and juices. The baby grows older, the amount of breastfeeding decreases, and the concentration of antibodies in breast milk increases. This means that babies who are fed mother's milk for more than 6 months, get strong immune support. Very cool if breastfeeding will last up to a year, because at this age the child makes its first attempts to walk, and thus maximally vulnerable to various diseases.

Use feeding up to two to three years


In the third year of lactation milk does not lose its beneficial properties and is a valuable source of fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It contains special enzymes that help to digest food and biologically active substances and growth factors of the tissue, which is not in the adult food or baby food adapted.
Babies who receive breast milk for more than three years, showing good results in five years in tests of verbal development.


Use feeding up to four years


It would seem that a four year old child has absolutely no need of breast milk. But it is not. It contains lactoferrin, which stops the growth of the main culprit of caries - streptococcal bacteria. Moreover, with breast milk the tooth enamel is saturated with phosphorus and calcium, making stronger teeth. Four-year-old running to the mother's breast after each child's argument, it looks "sissy" in comparison with those who cope with the emotions myself. In fact, it is more likely that the first, has not lost before the time when mother will learn to overcome stress. Such a child feels secure rear, more open to the world and more confident in it working.
According to new Zealand scientists, the longer the baby is breastfed, the better it adapts to the society in six or eight years of age.


Harm feeding up to four years


For the baby's health long-term feeding – only benefit. However, it is best to wean from the breast in two or three years, it is often due to a failed psychological separation of the child from his mother, who simply does not want to "let go", the child becomes dependent and that in the future may be detrimental to its development. This kid is often subject to ridicule from other children, withdrawn, shy. And the woman herself would feel uncomfortable if old enough the child on the street would be hysterical and demand the mother's milk. It should be noted that the longer a woman postpones the time of completion of lactation, the harder the child will adapt to it.
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