Back in ancient history the people turned their face to nature, observing the natural laws and studying its healing power. It was a path that began to bear fruit. The effects of plants, fruits, minerals and domestic products on the treatment of certain diseases were studied. That’s how a special branch of medicine was created. Today, science medicine has gone a long way in finding medicines. A large part of the occupation of medicine is dedicated to the study of medicinal herbs, its influence on our body, disease and the creation of a good cure for our body. All around us there is a general balance, including the balance of diseases and medicinal herbs. All diseases and even the most severe ones that we consider to be incurable, in nature that is, in medicinal plants has a cure. The point is, it is necessary to know which medicinal plant is most successful in the treatment of certain diseases, because each plant has its own particular medicinal property. Also by mixing plants, and their parts (such as: leaf, flower, root, etc.) so their properties in certain quantities we get medicines for many diseases

Parts of plants

parts of plants

Name: Root

Latin Name: Radiax

It is an underground part of the plant by which the plant is attached to the earth. Plants are used to receive food from the soil. It can be hairy and concise, its main parts are thicker and meaty, and the endings thin and tender. The root can also be woody. Thicker parts of the root contain larger amounts of substances, such as carbohydrates in the form of sugar, which in most cases gives it a sweeter taste. A lot of medicinal herbs have active substances in the root, so because of this properties is harvested and used for the manufacture of drugs.

Name: Tubunome

Latin Name: Tuber

It is also an underground part of the plant. It is mainly rounded in shape, fleshy and juicy structures. Tubers generally contain many carbohydrates of vitamins and minerals. These properties give it great nutritional value.

Name: Lukovica

Latin Name: Bulbus

It is an underground part of the plant that is short round shape and can be oblong, containing leaves that are compacted and fleshy. They contain stored spare nutrients and even the most diverse substances. For example, red onions have such an underground part and it is also considered to contain medicinal properties.

Name: Podanak

Latin Name: Rhizoma

It’s an underground part of a plant that resembles an overhead piece. Often, leaves in the form of shells that are not the usual green color are developed on it. Sometimes there are also sheets of overhead, it can be a simple shape and branched. It lasts for several years and grows in one direction or in several directions.

Name: Stem

Latin Name: Caulis

This part of the plant carries leaves and flowers on it. It consists of two parts: underground and overhead. The underground part is different from the root in that it has leftover leaves on it. The overhead part grows upright and in two shapes, namely the herbaceous shape and woody shape. There are two types of stems of one-year-old and perennial stems. they do not have many medicinal properties, so they are not harvested much for medicinal purposes.

Name: crust

Latin Name: Cortex

The bark is the outer shell of the tree. It consists of several layers, the outer part and the inner part. The outer part is firm, tough, crazy and darker. The inner part is much gentler and brighter with living cells containing many organic compounds and because of this properties we often use them for medicinal purposes.

Name: Cvijet

Latin Name: Flos

They have very complex shapes, they are used to breed plants. They are propagated by pollination of wind and insects. flowers are of a variety of colors, shapes and parts. They contain stamens and a pestle with seed embryos. They contain many medicinal properties and therefore we use them for medicinal purposes. They should be picked carefully because they are of tender build.

Name: Plod

Latin Name: Fructus

From the flower arises the fruit it is the process of fertilization of the plant. There is a great variety among the flowers, and it is even greater among the fruits. In fruits the plant stores a variety of substances that contain medicinal properties or poisonous. Fruits are often used for medicinal purposes.

Preparing teas

Tea is prepared from the selected medicinal plant or mixture of plants, which are properly chopped. Larger fruits, bark and roots must be made before making the mixture well on finely cut or beaten. All medicinal herbs, which are selected for tea must be well mixed, so that the mixture gets an equal, homogeneous appearance. The mixture must not be crushed so that it passes to dust. If this powder is found in the mixture after all, it must be removed by sourbation. The tea is prepared by taking a pure porcelain or enamelled pot, which is washed down with boiling water, a certain amount of medicinal herbs is placed in it, and it is poured with boiling water. The amount of water depends on the amount of medicinal herbs. Then cover the pan with a clean linen napkin and leave in a warm place for 10-20 minutes. The length of the stand depends on the strength of the tea. Tea is rarely cooked, and only those mixtures consisting of bark and roots of medicinal plants. Mixtures composed of various barks, roots, plant fruits, especially if they are dried it is necessary to finely cut and put in cold water to make the ingredients soften. That’s how they stand for 6-8 hours, and then in that water they boil and drain. Each tea should be used for at least 5-6 weeks.

Pregnant women caution!

Pregnant women should not use and consume medicinal herbs during pregnancy. The reason is very simple, some plants can increase the risk of miscarriage. These are just a few of the plants that we will list and recommend that you do not consume them during pregnancy:

Bark of yellowbeed root


Blueberry berries

Small mint


Rutvicu – The New


Fragrant wormwood



Regular wormwood

Pear balm


Hawthorn fruit

Mountain mint


Our Lady’s Wort

Another note, it’s very wise not to overdo it with celery and parsley. In smaller quantities it will not harm the lady will help. It’s important not to overdo it.


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