Презентація "Medicinal plants of Ukraine"
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Medicinal plants of Ukraine
Using plants for scientific medicine or folk medicine is known as phytotherapy.
The roots, tubers, bulbs, leaves, flowers, seeds, and bark of medicinal plants are selectively used in making teas, infusions, tonics, juices, tinctures, powders, and poultices.
In Ukraine there are approximately 1,200 species of medicinal plants, including 68 wild and 52 cultivated officially recognized species.
(Ukrainian: horytsvit vesnianyi)
Lily of the valley
(Ukrainian: konvaliia travneva)
(Ukrainian: beladonna likarska)
Painkillers and sedatives
(Ukrainian: mak dykyi),
(Ukrainian: aloe, stolitnyk)
Bronchial and lung diseases
(Ukrainian: lypa sertseva)
Hepatic and bilious disorders
Many wild-growing medicinal plants have been placed on the endangered species list. Efforts are being made by specific agrarian institutions and farm collectives to protect, cultivate, and preserve these valuable plants for posterity.
Medicinal plants are mentioned in Ukrainian folk songs and folktales. Folklore conferred special status and power on the men and women who knew how to use such plants.