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September 30, 2022

Stroke can cause cognitive decline. The frequency of cognitive impairment after an ischemic stroke ranges from 20 to 30%, with an increasing risk in the two years after stroke. According to recent studies, 25% of patients suffer from poststroke dementia, and the risk of poststroke patients developing dementia within the following five years is nine times higher than in the healthy population, especially for cognitive domains such as memory and attention. Prevention of secondary strokes and specific treatment for the improvement of cognitive function should be a main task of the management of cognitive impairment following cerebrovascular disease. Secondary stroke prevention includes control of risk factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and hyperhomocysteinemia. Homocysteine is an  independent risk factor for stroke. Strokes caused by hyperhomocysteinemia are usually followed by cerebral microangiopathy and multiple infarction that can reduce cognitive function in various domains.

Ingestion of 0.5–5 mg folic acid, use of neuroprotective drugs, antianxiety medicine, hypnosedatives, and antidepressants has side effects and is expensive. Therefore, the use of natural medicines, especially in the more effective herbal form rather than the active component (isolation of the pure compound) is getting more and more popular in our days.

July7, 2022

Constipation is difficult bowel movements or the absence of stools for more than two days. The causes of the disease are different. In a healthy person, isolated cases or short-term disturbances in the activity of the intestines can occur due to nervousness, as well as
during a long trip, a change in the usual environment, a change in diet, which often happens on vacation, as well as a change in life rhythm.
Constipation can be a symptom of some diseases, such as tumors of the large intestine, obstruction of the small intestine, impaired intestinal motility, etc.

Buckthorn bark is an herb that has minor side effect used for centuries to treat digestive problems, especially constipation and hemorrhoids. The bark is also beneficial to the colon as it contains anthraquinone, which helps eliminate impacted fecal matter while treating spontaneous bowel movements.

February 7, 2022

Stress, malnutrition, insufficient physical activity, ecology ,a hereditary factor – not so many people in our time can boast of an absolutely healthy thyroid gland that works without failures.

This butterfly-shaped organ may be called the general director of the human body. As soon as it starts functioning poorly, other organs start having problems as well. That is why an experienced doctor, before prescribing treatment for a patient, will definitely ask if he has any thyroid diseases. Let's talk about home remedies - herbs for the thyroid gland, which can support drug treatment, and sometimes replace it.

January 16, 2022                                        

Potentilla alba L. (Rosaceae) is a valuable medicinal plant and has a long tradition of therapeutic use in Europe, especially in the eastern part of the continent. Mainly, the rhizome of this plant have been used alone or as a part of a comprehensive therapy to treat thyroid gland disorders.

Potentilla alba, also known as white cinquefoil, is one of approximately 500 species of the genus Potentilla belonging to the Rosaceae family. 

White cinquefoil is traditionally used in Eastern Europe to treat diseases of the liver, cardiovascular system, and gastrointestinal tract and as a wound healing agent due to its antibacterial activity. Extracts from the aerial parts stimulate the central nervous system, whereas the underground parts of this plant increase diuresis, enhance bile secretion, and improve intestinal function. In folk medicine, an infusion of P. alba roots is prepared for painful menstruation as an antispastic and analgesic agent. A decoction of the roots with rhizomes is used for gout, rheumatism, jaundice, and dysentery. In folk medicine of Belarus, it is recommended to drink a decoction of the aerial parts of white cinquefoil when suffering from prolapse of the uterus.

January 2, 2022

The composition of Potentilla Alba is rich in vitamins and various microelements (iron, magnesium, zinc and others). But for the thyroid gland, iodine and iodinated acid are important, which are able to normalize and stabilize the functionality of the organ. Herbal medicine will help only at the initial stage of the development of diseases.

The plant also contains tannins, saponins, flavonoids, amino acids. They have a pronounced anti-inflammatory property and at the same time they are able to activate regenerative (restorative) processes throughout the body and to ensure the renewal of gland tissues at the cellular level. The result of this action is a decrease in the size of the organ and the gradual "death" of pathologically altered cells.