Three questions to Dr. Jacques Labescat, phytotherapist, homeopath. He gives lots of advice ...
Who are the most vulnerable people?
Children with asthma or who have sensitive bronchi. Then all people who have lung problems, recurrent infections. For example, those who are in chemotherapy.
Finally, the elderly whose immune defenses are weak, because they are often deficient in trace elements, these minerals essential to the proper functioning of the body, and immunity in particular.
These categories of people will require more attention, vigilance, and preventive treatments.Be careful, when you have sick children, do not go to visit the grandparents! They are not used to meeting virulent viruses that infect children.
What precautions for the pregnant woman?
The pregnant woman because of her status, would be less prone to infections, if one follows the current scientific studies. That said, it will be difficult for her to absorb drugs, since everything is forbidden during her pregnancy, especially anti-cough syrups (cough). Hence the interest of a more natural approach, that is to say by plants, with a restriction: not to use essential oils.But beware, these plants may be at risk also in pregnant women. There are - among others - qualitative risks related to a higher concentration of toxic products, for example when the plant has been affected by pesticides or heavy metals (environment of incineration plants).
Can one heal oneself with plants?
Plants are always thought to be harmless. If you do not pick them up, you have to go to a herbalist ... a pharmacist nowadays. But too few pharmaceutical companies are really interested, not being able to deposit on them paying patents. If you decide to go wild in the wild, you must first perform a plant recognition.
In case of doubt about an identification, it is necessary to call on its pharmacist, as for mushrooms, or abstain. There are two plants: the white and the angelic that look alike but are far from having the same effects. One kills, the other heals!
Finally, we must choose its collection areas, beware of those potentially toxic or contaminated by agricultural waste in the field, or animal in the forest ...
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