Minerals for the treatment of atherosclerosis: iodine, selenium, zinc, copper

Elements of health and life. Part two

  • Iodine - lowers cholesterol levels
  • Antioxidants and atherosclerosis
  • Selenium is one of the strongest antioxidants
  • Zinc - an immunity enhancer
  • Copper

Iodine - lowers cholesterol levels

Iodine takes an active part in the metabolism, in particular, fat. It was found that with the use of iodine-containing drugs in patients with atherosclerosis, there is a tendency to a decrease in blood cholesterol.

In case of iodine deficiency, it is better to eat seaweed, the iodine content in them reaches 1 g per 100 g of dry weight, in canned sea kale, however, somewhat less - up to 200 mg per 100 g. But still this is a lot, given that the daily requirement iodine contains 100-200 mcg.

Use not only seaweed in the form of, say, seaweed, but also other iodine-containing products, sea fish - cod, pollock, navaga, as well as shrimp and squid. Please note only that with long-term storage of food and cooking, only 1/3 of the iodine may remain.

Seaweed provides us not only with iodine, but also with most of the above microelements, as well as macronutrients and B vitamins necessary for the assimilation of iodine. Seaweed also contains alginic acid and its salts - alginates. They are very beneficial for the diet as they help against obesity.

Antioxidants and atherosclerosis

In the body of a patient suffering from atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, hypertension and other heart diseases, there are many pathological changes. Not the last place among them is given to the process of damage to cells and cellular structures due to the phenomena of the so-called. lipid peroxidation (i.e. oxidation of fatty acids that make up cell membranes, hormones, etc. in the presence and with the participation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species). In addition, similar processes underlie the softening and rupture of atherosclerotic plaques, which leads to heart attacks, strokes and other vascular accidents.

In addition, free radicals can cause gene mutations, make the cell vulnerable to cancer, and provoke the appearance of oncological diseases. Hence the need to constantly maintain in the body a sufficient level of substances that prevent the processes of peroxidation - they are called antioxidants.

It should be noted that many vitamins and minerals have an antioxidant effect. Among them are selenium, zinc and copper.

Selenium is one of the strongest antioxidants

For several centuries, a mysterious heart muscle disease has mowed down the lives of people, mainly children and young mothers, in several regions of China, and primarily in the region of the city of Ke-Shan. Salvation came along with the discovery made in the late 70s of our century: in the soil, and therefore in the diet, there was no selenium - an element similar to sulfur, rarely found in the earth's crust. Local residents began to receive small amounts of selenium - about 100 micrograms per day. And thanks to such simple preventive measures, it was practically possible to eliminate this serious disease of the heart muscle, which became known as the Keshan disease.

Selenium is one of the most important elements in our body, a good antioxidant. It helps with heart problems, diabetes, kidney stones, weakened immunity, slows down aging and improves mood. It is probably difficult to list everything.

It is important to note that selenium deficiency is a risk factor for the development of hypertension, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction. Therefore, it is not surprising that measures to introduce selenium into the diet (the so-called selenization) are paying off.

For example, in Finland, selenium was introduced into the diet. And literally in 2 years (1992-1994) they got the effect. The number of cardiovascular diseases has decreased by half, and the number of diseases associated with the endocrine system has decreased by 77%.

The population of Russia also needs selenization, since almost 90% of our population has a selenium deficiency in the body. The daily requirement for selenium is 20-100 mcg. The maximum daily dose for adults is about 6 mcg per 1 kg of body weight. For a child, the norm is 30-150 mcg and it depends on age.

Foods containing selenium

There is a lot of selenium (significantly more than 10 mcg per 100 g wet weight) in brewer's yeast, bran, seaweed and nuts. Sprouted wheat grains and black bread contain a lot of selenium. So, in whole grain bread - 35 μg of selenium, in sunflower seeds - 50 μg, in whole grain flour there can be up to 50 μg per 100 g of dry weight. All these are approximate figures, since the selenium content in food is highly dependent on its amount in the soil. A few nuts, a bag of sunflower seeds or 50 g of wheat bran for breakfast - and be calm.

It is sometimes difficult to obtain daily selenium from food, given the enormous loss of this element. So, the abuse of alcoholic beverages reduces its intake into the body. But the most dangerous enemy of selenium is sugars, sugary flour products, and other refined foods that most of us abuse. Therefore, special additives such as "Neoselen", "Selenzink", or products enriched with selenium (from selenium concentrator plants) are often used.

A good selenium concentrator is coriander leaves (cilantro).

It should also be borne in mind that selenium has good friends who help him to work effectively. For example, in the prevention and treatment of many diseases (especially cardiovascular), selenium works in tandem with vitamin E. Selenium is also needed vitamin C: it contributes to the normal metabolism of selenium.

Zinc - an immunity enhancer

This is an essential element that is part of several hundred enzymes responsible for respiration, immunity, and much more. Since the amount of zinc decreases markedly with the development of atherosclerosis, you need to know the sources of replenishment of zinc reserves in the body.

A good zinc concentrator is birch leaves and buds (drooping birch). So, in birch leaves there are about 16 mg of zinc per 100 g of dry weight (at a rate of 10-15 mg). Therefore, it is no coincidence that a birch leaf in the form of an infusion is drunk 0.5 cups 3-5 times a day. To prepare the infusion, 2 tablespoons of leaves are infused in 0.5 liters of boiling water for two hours.

A good source of zinc is seafood. If possible, it is recommended to consume mussels, oysters, which contain especially a lot of zinc salts, which is indispensable for the synthesis of almost all prostate hormones.

For the majority of the population, a more realistic source of zinc is pumpkin and sunflower seeds, as well as dietary supplements based on zinc, such as Biozinc. Zinc complex compounds such as zinc aspartate, picolinate or zinc lactate are effective and should be taken approximately 50 mg 1-3 times daily between meals.

Note that the effective dose of zinc for acute cases is 50-150 mg. At the same time, the norm of zinc for adults is 15 mg, for pregnant and lactating women, 20-30 mg is recommended daily.

The peculiarities of taking zinc are that it should not be taken at the same time as fiber and phytin (found in all grains and soybeans). They bind zinc, making it inaccessible to the body.

Zinc cooking

Wheat sprouts. Eat wheat germ more often. In addition to zinc and selenium, they contain a large amount of vitamin E and B vitamins. And this is their value for our health.

For germination, rinse untreated seeds several times, discard the debris that floats above, then pour into a bowl and cover with a little water. Wrap the bowl in a small hole in a plastic bag. The next day, rinse again and refill with a little water. In a day - two, when the size of the sprouts is 1-2 mm, the sprouted grain is ready for use. The last water is useful to drink, and the grain can be scrolled through a meat grinder. Before rolling, you can add steamed dried fruits to the grain. The rolled grain can be eaten as a monofood, for example for breakfast, or added to various dishes.

Pumpkin seeds and some garden plants, in particular, parsley and celery, have the ability to accumulate zinc. Feel free to add their fresh herb to salads, which is not only healthy, but also gives the dishes a spicy taste. You can make a juice at home, which is taken 2 teaspoons 3 times a day.


Copper is quite an important element for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. First, copper is part of the enzyme ceruloplasmin. The latter protects our body from excess iron, which is bad in that it contributes to the accumulation of excessive amounts of oxidized compounds and thereby the development of atherosclerosis. Copper is also required for the growth of strong connective tissue that resists tearing. Normal copper levels are also important to prevent cholesterol from sticking to the inner surface of the arteries.

On the other hand, excess copper is harmful in that it creates conditions for cholesterol to adhere to the surface of the walls of blood vessels, thereby increasing the risk of heart and other vascular diseases. There is also evidence that high copper levels and low zinc levels increase the likelihood of coronary heart disease. The daily daily rate of copper is 1.5-2 mg, while the highest therapeutic dose of copper is 3 mg.

Copper deficiency is most common, but it is not so difficult to replenish it if your diet includes seeds, nuts, and soy products. Copper deficiency can be associated with zinc deficiency and excess iron, for example, if you are taking iron supplements. Alcohol abuse can also cause copper deficiency.

Thus, it is important to control the copper content in the body.

A. Baranov, Doctor of Biological Sciences,
T. Baranov, journalist

The best vitamins for children 4-5 years old

The age of 4-5 years in children is considered by pediatricians to be a special period in which their own, still shaky immunity is strengthened. In its occurrence, the previously delivered vaccinations, as well as the fact of the transfer of infectious diseases, play an important role. Experts believe that respiratory viral infections, which are often carried by children at this age, even have some benefit, stimulating cellular and humoral immunity.

In the event that the baby is sick annually once or even twice with ARVI, but without all sorts of complications in the form of bronchitis and tonsillitis, then you do not need to worry and do not stuff the baby with an excessive amount of vitamins. But if diseases have become more frequent, then, on the advice of pediatricians, various vitamin and mineral complexes can be used routinely for prevention.

In the case when it came to the younger age group of 2-3 years, powders, syrups, and gels that are safer for babies were in demand. For children 4-5 years of age, it is already quite possible to use soft chewable tablets. Consider the most commonly used and approved by pediatricians vitamin and mineral complexes for children of this age.

Vitrum baby

Vitrum Baby is produced in the form of fascinating animal figurines, because these are chewable tablets. They have a fruity and vanilla taste and smell, and their color is in the form of various shades of gray with small specks. To children, they seem very interesting and tempting. This is a very wide complex of composition, which contains 11 different minerals and trace elements, as well as 13 vitamins. It makes no sense to list vitamins, these are well-known substances from A (alpha - tocopherol) to vitamin K, but minerals and trace elements can be listed. These are calcium and magnesium, iron and phosphorus, copper and zinc, manganese, iodine, molybdenum, selenium and chromium. The list is more than impressive. As a result of the work, the specialists received a full complex, which was created taking into account precisely these age needs.

As usual, indications for taking this complex will be a delay in physical and mental development, treatment of identified hypovitaminosis, as well as an increase in the body's resistance in case of frequent respiratory diseases. Also, the indication is malnutrition, poor appetite and other signs known to parents. Babies at this age need to take Vitrum baby once a day, chewing a tasty pill at any time. Chewable tablets Vitrum Baby are produced by the American company Unipharm, and one package, designed for a monthly course of use, costs from 440 to 720 rubles in pharmacies at retail.

Advantages and disadvantages

The big advantage of the Vitrum Baby complex is its rich and complete composition. In terms of the number of trace elements, minerals and vitamins included, this complex will be one of the best for children. The shape is very fascinating, because children never forget to accept soft, tasty and fragrant animal figures, and if the parents forget, the child will certainly remind him himself.

As usual, the disadvantage is a continuation of the virtue of any good medicine, and in this case a vitamin-mineral complex. Parents need to hide these tasty figurines away from them, and never follow the lead of their child if he asks for more. After all, the child often considers this to be an ordinary sweetness, not suspecting that he has a risk of overdose. The positive qualities of this drug include its availability and average price range, because a monthly course can cost as little as 450 rubles, which is quite inexpensive with the imported quality of substances.

Multi-tabs baby calcium plus

The next vitamin and mineral complex, which is specially designed for this age, will be Multi-tabs baby calcium plus. These are also chewable tablets, they are available in different flavors, including banana, orange and vanilla, lemon, and raspberry-strawberry. The manufacturer did not leave aside the trends of civilization, therefore, the tablets have a taste of Coca-Cola, which is not entirely correct.

This is a balanced complex that contains 13 vitamins and 9 minerals, in its characteristics and dosage, it is very similar to the previous one. The vitamin-mineral complex Multi-tabs has a baby calcium plus also correctly selected vitamins, minerals and trace elements, they contribute to the physiological development of the child, increase his immunity and resistance to fight various infectious agents.

It makes no sense to list the functions of various vitamins and microelements, it is only necessary to make sure that the baby does not take separately preparations containing vitamin D before prescribing the complex, in order to avoid an overdose, for example, Aqua-Detrim anise drops. This food supplement is used one chewable tablet per day, and the course of prophylactic administration is, on average, one month. The well-known pharmaceutical company Pfizer produces this drug, and 60 chewable tablets, designed for two whole months of administration, cost, on average, 630 rubles. Chewable tablets with strawberry flavor in the amount of 30 pieces can be purchased for 460 rubles, just for a month of preventive intake.

Advantages and disadvantages

If you compare two vitamin and mineral complexes, such as Vitrum Baby and Multi-tabs baby calcium plus, you can see that they are very similar, only in the first case there are 2 more components, and Vitrum Baby contains additional lecithin.All other characteristics are similar, Multi-tabs is also available in the form of chewable tablets, but they have a choice of different tastes, but no lecithin. Vitamins Multi-tabs still have a slightly lower price. If Vitrum Baby has a minimum price of 440 rubles. for a monthly course, here the average price ranges from 460 rubles. Indications and contraindications are the same, compliance, or the number of doses per day - the same, as well as the dosage form. Therefore, if you need to choose one of the most well-balanced drugs, you can safely stop at any of these two funds, and you will not go wrong, since they occupy a leading position in the rating in terms of price, quality and effectiveness.

Univit Kids

Univit Kids is also a vitamin complex for children aged 4 to 5 years, which contains only vitamins, in the amount of 7 items. These are vitamin A, vitamins of group B, ascorbic acid, cholecalciferol and vitamin E. Univit is produced for children in the form of lozenges, which have the shape of funny dinosaurs, and the taste is citrus and raspberry. The vitamins in its composition help in the development of the skin and mucous membranes, in the stimulation of hematopoiesis, in the normalization of nutrient metabolism and are needed for the proper formation of the immune and nervous system.

This vitamin complex is shown as an additive to food as a prophylaxis, and for the treatment of vitamin deficiency. It is used one chewing lozenge once a day, and the duration of the prophylactic course, as well as with other vitamin products, is 1 month. You can buy a package of 30 lozenges, designed for a monthly intake, from 300 to 400 rubles per package, and this complex is produced by the German company Amapharm.

Advantages and disadvantages

According to the list of disadvantages, this complex is the same as that of Pikovita syrup for babies. It contains only vitamins, and there are no trace elements and minerals. The instructions also stipulate that the remedy cannot be used in children with the first type of diabetes mellitus, since sugar is added to the composition as an additional component of the lozenges. But it should be noted that individual statements of manufacturers about contraindications can always be expanded, since if you take any vitamin preparation along the way, containing any one vitamin, the remedy will be contraindicated. So, complexes containing phosphorus and calcium will be contraindicated if there is an excess of these compounds in the blood, and so on, for each component. Thus, there will be too many contraindications, which will scare away buyers. Therefore, individual contraindications, which are declared by certain manufacturers of vitamins, can be considered selective. At the same time, Univit is well tolerated, and its cost is no different from the average range of the above drugs.

Vitamishki bio plus prebiotic

A drug such as Vitamishki plus a prebiotic can be considered innovative among vitamin and mineral complexes. It contains not only vitamins, but also prebiotics in the form of inulin and fruit oligosaccharides, as well as choline as a vitamin-like substance. This enrichment with vegetable and fruit extracts helps restore normal intestinal microflora after antibiotic treatment, as well as improves appetite and optimizes gastrointestinal function by normalizing stool. This complex is indicated for babies of the indicated age, not only for all of the above cases of prevention and treatment of vitamin deficiency, but also for disorders in the work of the intestines.

Children need to take two lozenges daily, with meals. The drug is produced by the German pharmaceutical company Trolli, and the cost of one package of 60 lozenges, designed for a monthly course, ranges from 500 to 740 rubles.

Advantages and disadvantages

The advantages of this complex include the combination of a prebiotic with a vitamin base. The product comes in the form of cute bears made from marmalade. There are no artificial components in the additional ingredients of the medicinal base. Children love these vitamins. As for the disadvantages, the amount of vitamins is small, and there are no trace elements and minerals in this complex. On the other hand, it is not necessary to chase as many ingredients as possible, as this can always result in a large number of side effects and allergic reactions. Also, the disadvantage may be a slightly higher price range, but it should be borne in mind that the number of lozenges taken daily is not one, but two pieces.

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Thinning of hair in women can be caused by a lack of one element, but more often the processes of hair loss occur against the background of a lack of several elements.

Flax seeds contain PUFA (omega-3, omega-6, omega-9), proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber (dietary fiber), antioxidants, B vitamins, as well as A, C, E, F, H, minerals : calcium, selenium, manganese, iodine, zinc, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, magnesium, boron, chromium. In addition, the seeds are rich in proteins, lignans, polysaccharides and gluten. These small brown grains make up for many phytonutrient deficiencies in the body and heal all systems and organs at the cellular level.

First of all, flax seeds are used as a valuable source of essential fatty acids, which, as you know, cannot be synthesized by the human body.

And since they are vital substances necessary for the harmonious and well-coordinated work of all organs and systems, their supply should be regularly replenished from the outside. Flaxseed oil and the seeds themselves contain a record amount of omega acids, and in an ideal proportion for cells.

Flaxseed in folk medicine

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The use of flaxseed in traditional medicine

The healing properties of flaxseed have been known for a long time. Even the ancient Greeks used brown grains as a cleansing and emollient for many diseases. Flax (an annual herb) is cultivated as a raw material for obtaining tissue, and the seeds of this plant are used in folk medicine as a valuable biologically active food additive.

Ingredients: what flax seeds contain

Flax seeds contain PUFA (omega-3, omega-6, omega-9), proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber (dietary fiber), antioxidants, B vitamins, as well as A, C, E, F, H, minerals : calcium, selenium, manganese, iodine, zinc, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, magnesium, boron, chromium. In addition, the seeds are rich in proteins, lignans, polysaccharides and gluten. These small brown grains make up for many phytonutrient deficiencies in the body and heal all systems and organs at the cellular level.

First of all, flax seeds are used as a valuable source of essential fatty acids, which, as you know, cannot be synthesized by the human body.

And since they are vital substances necessary for the harmonious and well-coordinated work of all organs and systems, their supply should be regularly replenished from the outside. Flaxseed oil and the seeds themselves contain a record amount of omega acids, and in an ideal proportion for cells.

Eating flax seeds

It is recommended to add the seeds to cereals, ready-made dishes and homemade cakes, sprinkle them on salads, vegetable stews, use them in making sauces, sandwiches, cocktails. Due to the systematic absorption of flax seeds, blood pressure normalizes (gently decreases), the risk of blood clots decreases, cardiac activity improves, blood vessels, liver and blood are cleansed, and vision loss stops.

Healing properties of flaxseed

Studies have shown that this product exhibits pronounced enveloping, bactericidal, antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and laxative effects. Flaxseed preparations are used in the treatment of peptic ulcer and gastritis, as well as other abnormalities in the work of the stomach.

Regularly adding seeds to food or using folk recipes increases immunity, reduces body weight and lowers dangerous cholesterol. The product exhibits anti-aging properties, slowing down the aging process of the body, which occurs thanks to omega acids and tocopherol (vitamin E).

In folk medicine, it is advisable to prescribe flax seeds for the following diseases:

- poisoning - helminthic invasions - giardiasis - decreased functions of the adrenal glands - malfunctioning of the thyroid gland - impotence - neurosis and depression - alcoholism and nicotine addiction - to improve the cognitive abilities of the brain.

Water extracts from seeds (in the form of compresses and lotions) successfully heal skin diseases, in particular, long-term non-healing wounds, abscesses, acne, boils, carbuncles.

Flaxseed in traditional medicine recipes

Reception: 10-20 grams daily, washed down with water or fermented milk products. This dose is for an adult. As an antihelminthic agent, flax seed is taken for at least 2 months. Children's dosage is 3 grams per day. During your treatment, keep your refined sugar intake to a minimum. Do not forget to drink at least 1.5 liters of clean water per day.

For the gastrointestinal tract, mucus obtained from the infusion of seeds is used. Pour 20 grams of seeds with a glass of boiling water and leave for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain and take 100 ml of mucus infusion before meals.

Eating about 2 tablespoons of seeds daily, you are engaged in serious prevention of cardiovascular diseases, including such formidable ones as heart failure, heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis.

With angina, stomatitis and other inflammation in the oral cavity, you should regularly rinse your mouth or throat with a decoction of flaxseed. For 3 grams of seeds, 300 ml of boiling water is taken. Boil the broth for 15 minutes over low heat, and then leave for about half an hour. Strain through several layers of gauze before use and use several times a day.


Treatment with extracts and flaxseed preparations should preferably be carried out under the supervision of a treating doctor.

Flax seeds are contraindicated in diarrhea and during the development of acute intestinal infections, since they have a laxative effect.

In the presence of fibroids, polycystic and other diseases of the uterus and ovaries, seeds should be used with extreme caution. Kidney stones are also a contraindication to treatment with this remedy.

Sem. FLAX - LINACEAE - Common flax - Linum usitatissimum L.

Common flax is an annual herbaceous cultivated plant with a fusiform, rather short, yellowish-white root. Stems up to 100 cm or more, single or several, erect, sometimes bent or ascending, cylindrical, simple, occasionally branched in the upper part, leafy. Leaves 2-3 cm long, alternate, sessile, sometimes with a very short petiole at the base of the stem, boggy, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, medium leaves are larger. The flowers are blue, in rare paniculate inflorescences, on rather long pedicels of sepals 5-6 mm in length, ovoid, shortly pointed petals 12-15 mm in length, wedge-obovate. The fruit is a spherical-ovoid capsule, 6-8 mm in length, at the apex there are pointed seeds in the amount of 10, sometimes fewer of them, flat-compressed, ovoid, shiny, brownish-yellow.

When cultured, harvests are possible in any quantities.

The use of flax in medicine

In medicine, flax seeds are used - Setnina Lini They contain mucus (in the cells of the epidermis), protein, minerals and fatty oil obtained by pressing the seeds.

Drying fatty oil. It consists of glycerides of isolinoleic, linolenic and linoleic acids. Used to prepare Calcium Liniment for burns and green soap. The unsaturated acids in flaxseed oil are essential for lipoid metabolism in the body. They and their related polyunsaturated acids are now conventionally combined into a group called "Vitamin F". Ethyl esters of flaxseed oil fatty acids in the form of "Linetol" have the same effect as the acids themselves, but they have better organoleptic properties and are better tolerated, especially with prolonged use. Linetol is prescribed for the treatment of atherosclerosis (of various localization) and its prevention. The drug is non-toxic and can be used for quite a long time. The seeds as a whole are used in pharmacy practice to obtain mucus, which is used as a mild laxative and as a coating. Flaxseed powder or flaxseed oil is used for poultices.

Dosage forms: 1. Linetol - take 1-2 tablespoons on an empty stomach (to lower blood cholesterol and as a choleretic). 2. Linseed oil and lime water in a mixture — 1 apply to the bandage. 3. Decoction of seeds - boil 1 tablespoon of flaxseed in 2 glasses of water, shake in a bottle, then strain through cheesecloth. Take 1/2 cup (laxative). 4. Hot compresses from seeds - put linseed in bags in boiling water and apply hot to the boil, on the gallbladder in case of colic.

The use of flax in traditional medicine

In folk medicine, a decoction of seeds is drunk (like a mucous membrane) for stomach ulcers, gastritis, kidney disease, seeds are soared and applied to abscesses, for tonsillitis, crushed seeds soar and are used for various poultices with linseed oil lubricate frostbitten places.

Flax seeds contain lignans. Lignans (called plant hormones) are powerful antioxidants that prevent the development of cancerous tumors. They also have antibacterial and antiviral effects. Flax seeds contain a large amount of vitamins A, E, F, B. In addition, they are a rich source of selenium, which cleanses the body of heavy metals and prevents the development of tumors. In folk medicine, flax seeds are used as an expectorant, laxative. And they also normalize hormones in a woman's body.

Healing oil is obtained from the plant, which heals the entire body, skin and mucous membranes. Enveloping decoctions are prepared from flax seeds, which help with problems with the gastrointestinal tract, gums and oral mucosa.

Flax seeds contain a fatty oil, which contains glycerides of linolenic, linoleic, oleic, palmitic and stearic acids. They contain mucus, which helps to protect and heal mucous membranes, protein, carbohydrates, organic acids, enzymes, provitamin A, which enhances the regenerating properties of flax. Flax seed preparations have enveloping, anti-inflammatory, mild laxative properties.

Flax contraindications

Contraindications are cholecystitis and hepatitis.Long-term use of flaxseed is not recommended.

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Flaxseed in folk medicine

Flax was one of the very first agricultural crops that people began to cultivate in Ancient Egypt and India. It was also considered a special culture in Kievan Rus, which is not surprising at all. After all, flax not only provided clothing and food, but also very successfully treated many diseases. In ancient times, flaxseed oil was obtained from the seed of this plant, which was used for cooking and for medicinal purposes. And clothes made of linen fabric warmed in the cold season and saved from the hot summer from the heat, helped with scabies and increased sweating.

Nowadays, it is known for certain that flax seed is rich in vegetable fats, especially polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, which have a beneficial effect on almost all vital processes of the human body. In addition, it contains a significant amount of protein, vitamins (A, B, E, P) and other biologically active substances.

As a result of the use of flaxseed, liver function is normalized, high blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels are lowered, the likelihood of blood clots and the risk of heart attacks, arrhythmias and other cardiovascular diseases becomes less likely. Flax seed is advised to be taken by postoperative patients, since it increases immunity, prevents the occurrence of inflammatory processes in the body.

In folk medicine, flax seeds are prescribed for constipation and coughing. To prepare the drug, two teaspoons of seeds are crushed, diluted with a glass of boiling water and consumed 100-150 ml two to three times a day. With these diseases, flaxseed broth also helps. Two teaspoons of seeds are boiled in 300 ml of water, infused for 10 minutes, then shaken vigorously for 10 minutes, then filtered and taken 100 ml on an empty stomach.

Flax seed is used to cleanse the kidneys. A teaspoon of raw materials is poured into 200 ml of cold water, brought to a boil and 100 ml is taken every two hours during the day.

Flaxseed is effective for asthma, multiple sclerosis, diabetes. It has a calming effect, so it is recommended to take it in stressful situations, depression.

Fumigation with flaxseed helps with the common cold. Lotions from it are effective for solid tumors and ulcers that form on the head.

Flaxseed oil is also used for medicinal purposes, which in terms of the content of polyunsaturated fatty acids is twice as high as fish oil and is an ideal natural remedy for normalizing the immune system, preventing and treating atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, and cancer of various localization.

True, you can only use oil obtained by cold pressing. In addition, it cannot be stored for a long time, plus everything should be protected from the influence of light and air. Oxidized or heated oil not only loses its taste and healing properties, but also accumulates toxic substances.

Flax seeds. Application in traditional medicine

Flax is a source of trace elements, vitamins, complete vegetable protein, fiber. The small seed of this plant contains so many health benefits of the human body. The Latin name for flax is “most useful”.

This ancient plant cultivated by man has always been valued for its medicinal properties. The use of flax seed in folk medicine has been revered since ancient times for the treatment of many diseases. Here are some recipes.

Pour four teaspoons of flax seeds with one liter of water, boil for ten to fifteen minutes. Then put a covered saucepan in a warm place for one hour. The broth can not be filtered. Drink half a glass hot every two hours up to eight times a day (you can add lemon juice for taste). After two to three weeks, the swelling will disappear. This remedy relieves facial swelling caused by kidney and heart disease.

With inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract

The use of flax seed in folk medicine when brewed produces abundant mucus, which has anti-inflammatory, enveloping, softening properties for inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, bladder, kidneys, bronchi.

It is used to treat duodenal ulcer and stomach ulcer. gastritis, chronic colitis, cystitis, dysbiosis, bronchitis. To prepare a remedy, pour one teaspoon of seeds with half a glass of boiling water, stir for fifteen minutes, strain. Take the resulting mucus two tablespoons three to four times a day.

With weakened immunity.

Flax seeds are an excellent immunomodulator. Weakened immunity can be strengthened by preparing a sweet medicine. Grind three teaspoons of flax seeds in a coffee grinder, mix with one teaspoon of honey or sugar, give the mixture to weakened children one teaspoon two to three times a day.

Pour two teaspoons of flax seeds with one and a half cups of boiling water, leave for ten minutes, then shake for ten minutes, strain, drink half a glass of the resulting mucus on an empty stomach.

Flaxseed is an excellent remedy for constipation. The easiest option is to eat one or two tablespoons of seeds with a glass of water. You can grind flax seeds in a coffee grinder. The swelling of flax occurs in the intestine itself, then it works "like a broom". The effect of the seeds is enhanced when mixed with honey 1: 1. In case of inflammation in the intestines, soak flaxseed before use.

Pour a tablespoon of seeds with 2 cups of boiling water, leave for an hour, drain. Drink tincture one glass in the morning on an empty stomach and before bedtime.

For treatment, compresses from flax seeds are used. Heat flax seeds in a frying pan, pour into bags and apply to the sore joint.

Pour two teaspoons of flax seeds with one and a half glasses of water, simmer for fifteen minutes over low heat, let it brew for another ten minutes. Pour into a bottle, close it and stir the broth for another five minutes. Strain, drink a tablespoon four to five times a day.

Pour one to three teaspoons of flax seeds with a glass of boiled cold water, leave for two to three hours, stirring occasionally. Drink the entire infusion before bed.

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Walnut oil 200ml

The minimum order amount on the website is UAH 200.

Volume 200 ml

It is obtained from the walnut kernel, which contains 73-90% fatty oil, has a delicate aroma, pleasant delicate taste and golden-amber color.

  • it is used to treat atherosclerosis, hypertension, liver and kidney diseases, as well as chronic colitis and otitis media
  • improves lipid metabolism (indicated for obesity)
  • recommended for chronic hepatitis, tuberculosis, hypovitaminosis
  • supports the antioxidant defense system
  • easily digestible, one of the best diabetic foods
  • has a rejuvenating, regenerating and tonic effect, is quickly absorbed and makes the skin soft and silky (external use).

Ingredients: 400 g of mixed green salad, vegetable oil, red onion - 1 small onion, 1 cup of peeled walnuts, walnut oil - 1 tbsp. l., 2 tbsp. l. freshly squeezed orange juice, 0.25 tsp. , salt, ground black pepper.

Cooking method. Heat 3 tbsp. In a skillet. l. vegetable oil. Add a pinch of salt. Stir. Continue to heat the pan until a pronounced spice smell appears - about 30 seconds. Remove skillet from heat. Add walnuts, mix with spicy butter. When the nuts are cool, place them out of the skillet on a paper towel to drain off excess fat. Peel the red onion, chop very finely. Put in a bowl, add orange juice, salt and pepper to taste. Beat the mixture with a whisk. Then, without stopping whisking, add the walnut oil and the remaining vegetable oil. Rinse the green salad thoroughly, dry and chop coarsely. Place in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad, mix well. Arrange on plates, put walnuts on top. This salad should be served immediately.

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