Amaranth is an annual plant of the genus Schirycaceae. It has unique characteristics, rich chemical composition. Our ancestors have long used it in everyday life, but modern people discovered its remarkable qualities not so long ago. Today it is widely used in the food industry, as well as in the treatment of a number of diseases.
Amaranth has a very interesting story. He was revered by the ancient Indians and Greeks, considering the symbol of immortality and a happy life. Homeland plants – America, where it has long been used in the diet. He was put on the second place after corn, and by its beneficial properties it was exalted by several orders of magnitude higher than any other plant.
Amaranth was introduced to Europe from Sweden in the 16th century. At that time, even the Order of the gentlemen of Amaranth was established.
The plant also had a tragic period in history when a ban was imposed on its distribution. Amaranth destroyed in almost all areas of America. At that time, only Indians who lived in hard-to-reach areas continued to grow.
The revival of the plant era began only in the 20th century, when research institutes became interested in them. A great contribution to the study of the plant was made by Russian professors – Nikolay Vavilov and Iskhan Magomedov. Today in the world there are two main types of plants:
- wild growing
The plant is common in all regions of the world. The only exception is Antarctica.
The main medicinal properties of the plant
Large-scale studies that were conducted by pharmacologists for several decades have proved the fact that amaranth is a unique plant in its properties. The main interest of researchers attracted the fact that in the oil from amaranth the highest composition of squalene, which is a percentage exceeded 8%. This substance is considered the most powerful and effective antioxidant in the world. Prior to this, shark liver oil was considered the most valuable, as a part of which there was only 2% oil.
Prospects for the use of amaranth in modern pharmacology are extremely large. This is facilitated not only by the results of expert research, but also by positive feedback from people who have used amaranth as a natural remedy of traditional medicine and have received good results in treating a number of diseases.
Treatment with amaranth and preparations made on its basis is a direction that is actively developing. All parts of the plant (stems, leaves, flowers) have a high value, but the most valuable is oil. The composition of amaranth oil contains the following components:
- beta carotene (vitamin A);
- thiamine (vitamin B1);
- pyridoxine (vitamin B6);
- Riboflvin (vitamin B2);
- pantothenic acid (vitamin B5);
- ascorbic acid (vitamin C);
- Vitamin E (rare tokofenol form);
- choline (vitamin B4);
- folic acid (vitamin B9).
For every 100 grams of a plant, the following components fall, which describe its nutritional value:
- protein (up to 13 grams);
- fats (up to 10 grams);
- carbohydrates (up to 60 grams);
- ash (up to 3 grams);
- water (up to 14 grams).
One hundred grams of the product contains about 370 kcal.
It cannot be said that amaranth is a panacea for all diseases. But in some cases, it can help alleviate the symptoms and even get rid of the disease completely. The daily addition of amaranth oil to the diet is a wonderful preventive method for hundreds of diseases. Back pain and joint diseases are among the ailments that amaranth helps to cope with.
Varieties, causes of joint pathologies
artrit-kolennogo-sustava-lechenie-mazyu According to statistical data, more than 30% of the world’s population suffer from back and joint pain. In total, there are more than 200 types of different pathologies of the joints. They can be divided into three groups:
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Among the most common ailments in this group are the following diseases:
- rheumatoid arthritis;
- ankylosing spondylitis
With polyarthritis, the inflammatory process attacks several joints at once. Behtarev disease affects mainly vertebral and hip joints, which is the cause of restricted movement. Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious disease that massively affects small joints. As a rule, proceeds with a number of complications.
Osteoarthritis destroys the cartilage tissue in the body. It is a destructive disease and most often manifests with age. The disease is also common among athletes. Developed as a result of frequent minor injuries. At first, the damage is imperceptible, but with each subsequent repetition the situation is aggravated. As a result, tissues lose their ability to recover.
Gout is a metabolic disease that is associated with the release of uric acid salts in the body. These salts are deposited in the joints, gradually destroying them. Gout completely affects all the joints of the body: from the fingers, to the joints of the legs. The disease is not particularly common and makes up only 0.03% of the world’s population.
The main causes of back pain
Every third person on the planet knows what back pain is. Most often, this disease is manifested in people with a predominantly sitting lifestyle. Among the causes of back pain are the following:
- prolonged sitting in an uncomfortable position;
- overweight, obesity;
- mattress of dubious quality;
- wrong weight lifting technique;
- physiologically incorrect posture for sleep.
Regardless of the cause of pain in the joints or lower back, they are always accompanied by severe pain. Depending on the severity of the disease and its duration, the nature of the pain may vary: from aching sensations to sharp lumbago in different parts of the body.
The neglected diseases of the joints cause psychological disorders, often accompanied by fears and depressive states. The long-term prognosis of the disease and the choice of treatment regimen depend on the perception of pain.
The main problems of clinical anesthesia
The main problem in the treatment of joints is the difficulty of pain relief using clinical and pharmacological methods. This is due to several reasons:
- lack of a common approach to pain assessment;
- lack of ways to measure the effectiveness of painkillers;
- the appearance of side effects as a result of taking high doses of analgesics;
- lack of awareness of the population in the field of pain relief;
- high cost of treatments and medications.
A great alternative for the treatment of diseases of the joints and lower back pain is the use of traditional methods and advice. As an option, it is necessary to experience more positive emotions, since it has long been known that positive emotions reduce pain, and negative feelings increase them.
The role of amaranth in the treatment of diseases of the joints and back pain
To relieve pain in the lower back and in diseases of the joints, it is recommended to use amaranth oil. They rubbed areas of the body in which the pain is given. Oil provides the following action:
- in the place of putting oil there is a comfortable sensation of heat;
- pain decreases (or disappears altogether).
Means act especially at the place of application. Its action is carried out on the principle of distraction therapy. The effect of oil depends on two factors:
- rubbing intensity;
- the duration of the manipulation.
The principle of action of amaranth oil is as follows:
- stimulation of the nerve receptors, which are located on the skin. This causes improvements in blood flow in the surrounding tissues;
- vascular dilation is performed locally, which increases blood flow to the muscles;
- due to the intense flow of impulses from the skin receptors, a signal is sent to the brain, which distracts from real pain, which is localized in the lower back and joints.
Amaranth oil is completely safe: does not cause allergic reactions, rash. In the oil, you can add aromatic oils, which will allow you to get additional pleasure from a pleasant aroma.
To obtain the best results in combating pain in the joints and back, you can add essential oils of the following plants to the oil from amaranth in equal amounts:
- goods and rosemary (have an analgesic effect);
- eucalyptus (relieves stagnation, stimulates regeneration);
- coriander (has a warming effect, is a natural antiseptic).
Amaranth oil is applied in accordance with the following recommendations:
- apply twice a day (morning and evening) on cleansed skin;
- apply on body parts that do not exceed the size of the palm;
- applied with intensive rubbing movements;
- oil is not washed off;
- the remnants are cleaned with a cloth with a wetting motion;
- after the procedure, the sore spots are wrapped in a warm towel to keep warm.
To obtain a faster result, local treatment with amaranth must be supplemented by ingestion. This will achieve an integrated action. Amaranth oil is taken in its pure form twice a day in the amount of two or three tablespoons.
Oil can be purchased at specialized points of sale, online store, or cook yourself. With the secrets of cooking tools at home can be found in the article “Making amaranth oil yourself: an unusual way.”
Amaranth oil is a powerful natural remedy for the treatment and prevention of diseases of the joints and back pain. Due to the fact that squalene, located in oil in large quantities, is a natural component of human skin, it quickly penetrates the skin, accelerating the action of other valuable components of amaranth. Thus, amaranth localizes the focus of inflammation, reduces pain in the joints and tissues that adjoin them, accelerates cell regeneration. With the complex use of amaranth for a long period even the mobility of the joints is restored.