The use of medicinal plants has been gaining more space in people’s lives. Whether for its properties or the natural way it is seen, compared to other treatments, the truth is that using them requires a lot of attention. It is not because the product is natural that it will not harm the body. The excessive consumption of some plants has been causing complications, species disappearance and even the appearance of new diseases. So it’s good to keep an eye out.The primary factor when what is at stake is the consumption of a plant is knowing how to identify it. There are species that are very similar to each other, have similar names or that vary from region to region. If any questions arise, asking does not offend. Look for a person who has more property than you to identify the plant or herb. Also pay attention to the origin. When it comes to natural products, some precautions have to be taken.

As for the cultivation and packaging, those who cultivate and sell them do not always take proper care. Look to see if the leaves or roots have fungus or are dirty. It is always worth buying them from a trustworthy person who knows what he is selling and understands each of the plants. Before consuming, it is essential to sanitize the leaves, flowers and roots with plenty of running water. At home, store them in a dry place with identification and expiration tags. Generally the consumption time should be between three and six months.

home cultivation

Generally, in cases where the plants are grown domestically, there is more security in terms of hygiene and care. In this case, attention goes to the time to cultivate. When removing the leaves, try not to pick a single branch, this helps the plant to remain healthy. Do not leave the leaves affected by fungus on the plant, remove them. To harvest the herbs, there is also the right time. Avoid dry days and times when the sun is hottest.

When there is a need to dry the leaves, choose places that are ventilated and free from garbage. It is important that drying is done in excess, with the leaves hanging on clotheslines or arranged on trays with thin layers. As for the bark or roots, after washing well, they can be placed in the sun. When the root is too thick, choose to cut it into slices. This will help it dry more quickly.

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Before opting for the consumption of the plant, make sure of your medicinal activities. Depending on the way the plant will be consumed, some precautions must be taken. For tea preparation, it is best to use a porcelain, glass or earthenware vessel. It is important to know the amount of herb that will be used in the preparation, whether due to waste or overdose. To prepare the infusion, do the following: for a cup of water tea, take the measure of a handful of chopped or dried green plant.

Knowing the duration of the treatment also helps to drain all the plant’s effectiveness. It extends between the daily amount and the time that a given substance must be consumed. And, it is not because the remedy is natural that there are no contraindications. In some cases, the plant or herb cannot be used by children, pregnant women or allergic patients. Any questions, it is worth consulting a doctor.