The name of the founder of a new direction in medicine — microphytotherapy — Semyon Arkadyevich Roizman — is widely known in scientific circles.
He is an academician, Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, doctor of the highest category, therapist, nephrologist, phytotherapist, author of more than 120 scientific publications, including 8 monographs and 2 medical books. Unfortunately, Semyon Arkadyevich passed away a year ago. But there is a great scientific heritage that continues to serve people. The scientist's granddaughter Olga Sergeevna Didenko kindly provided us with material about the unique fate of Dr. Roizman, who managed to put the centuries-old experience of folk healing on the height of science. Including the use of the legendary man-root-ginseng.
People's experience — by scientific methods
Semyon Arkadyevich Roizman began studying the effects of medicinal herbs in 1961, and three years later he began practical work on the rural medical site of pharmacotherapy and phytotherapy for children and adults. In 1984, an experimental phytotherapy office was opened at the Odessa self-supporting consultative polyclinic, and a month later-a phytotherapy pharmacy for the production of medicinal preparations for internal use, gargling, microclysting, douching, etc. The opening of the reception and pharmacy allowed Dr. Roizman to receive 30-40 patients per working day. Among them were patients who came from different parts of the country to be treated in a sanatorium in Odessa. In 1999, S. A. Roizman defended his doctoral dissertation on "Microphytotherapy — a new therapeutic and preventive direction in medicine", and in 2000 he was elected an academician of energy-informational sciences, in 2002 he became a professor. Based on many years of practice, he wrote several monographs and medical books on cardiology and gastroenterology.
At that time, herbal medicine as an independent method was banned by healthcare due to a lack of understanding of its essence. And now in Russia, unlike other countries, there is no position of a phytotherapist doctor. Many scientists and doctors ignored it, but unofficially in cities and villages healers were engaged in the treatment of medicinal herbs. Among them were old paramedics who were literate and enjoyed success among the population. There were queues of patients waiting for them in the morning. The compositions of the collections of medicinal plants, obtained experimentally, were inherited.
Through trial and error-to success
There was very little literature on herbal medicine at that time, so the main teachers were patients who turned to Dr. Roizman, wanting to be treated with medicinal herbs.
— I was lucky that many of them were disciplined and followed my recommendations exactly, - said Semyon Arkadyevich. - I had to collect medicinal herbs myself.
Applying medicinal fees for various diseases in the traditional dosage, the doctor noticed that they in 30 percent or more cases give an exacerbation of the main and concomitant diseases. Therefore, we had to give up herbal medicine and conduct pharmacotherapy for these patients. Heavy patients, especially oncological patients, suffered from high doses.
— While conducting further observations of patients, I noticed that with a decrease in the daily dose, they tolerate drug charges better, - Semyon Arkadyevich recalled. — In 1968, instead of the recommended 5.0-10.0 g of drug collection per day for 200 ml of water, I prescribed 1.0-2.0 g per 500 ml. In this case, biologically active substances contained in plant raw materials affect the human body at the cellular and molecular level. And this is exactly the level where the root cause of the disease is located.
The healing power of ginseng root
In the monographs of S. A. Roizman, much has been written about an amazing medicinal plant-ginseng, which has healing power. In Chinese medicine, ginseng was considered an all-healing remedy. It is credited with stimulating, toning, hypertensive, adaptogenic, immunostimulating, analgesic, restorative effect. Ginseng is a strong pathogen of the central nervous system, increases the hemoglobin content, has a positive gonadotropic effect and a positive effect on the processes of excitation and inhibition.
Since 1951, ginseng preparations have been allowed in Russia for use as tonics for low blood pressure, fatigue, fatigue, neurasthenia. The seasonality of action is clearly expressed in ginseng preparations. They are most effective in autumn and winter.
Some scientists believe that ginseng root and other classical (and non-classical) phytoadaptogens are medicines for healthy people, allowing them to avoid diseases. Ginseng is indicated for maintaining and preserving health for people of all ages, but most of all for the elderly and old people. The prevention of the ailments of old age has the highest humanistic meaning. As well as the prevention of oncological diseases.
One of the little-covered effects of ginseng in the scientific literature is its ability not only to prevent obesity, but also to significantly reduce body weight.
Tips from Dr. Roizman
HOW TO PRESERVE GINSENG ROOT
For medical purposes, ginseng is used both in fresh and canned form. The root found in the forest or dug out from the garden is thoroughly cleaned with a toothbrush under a stream of water. Break off all the thick side roots, cut them lengthwise so that each strip is no thicker than 5 mm, place on spread paper and dry in the sun. After drying, the mass of the root decreases by about 4 times. Dried roots are stored wrapped in parchment paper for no more than 1-2 years in a dry, dark place.
HOW TO MAKE A TINCTURE OF GINSENG
The most widely used tincture of ginseng, prepared at the rate of 10 g of dried root per 100 ml of 20% alcohol. The tincture is kept in a dark place for 7-10 days, shaking daily, after which it is filtered, and the remaining sediment is poured again, but with half the amount of 20% alcohol and allowed to infuse for another 10 days. Then both solutions are drained together and stored in a dark container at room temperature. The shelf life is 2 years.
HOW TO TAKE GINSENG TINCTURE
The use of ginseng root tincture inside is recommended according to the following scheme: 20-30 minutes before meals, 2-3 times a day, take 5-25 drops per 3 tablespoons of purified water. On the first day, take 5 drops and listen to your body, if there are no unpleasant sensations (discomfort), then on the second day take 6 drops and add a drop on all subsequent days. And listen to yourself. For the elderly, it is enough to increase the dosage to 15 drops in the morning and at lunch; for middle-aged people and younger — up to 40 drops. If at some stage the body gave a signal in the form of unpleasant sensations, go back a step back. This is your optimal dosage.
- acute infectious diseases of bacterial nature, hypertension, tachycardia;
— it is not recommended to give to children under 16 years of age;
- do not start taking it in the warm season; taking ginseng tincture is most effective in autumn and winter.