Gathering of herbs

Grass - so-called fees in which and the stems and leaves, and flowers all together. Herbs usually collected in the beginning of flowering plants. At this time they accumulate the greatest healing power.
However, some plants, for example centaury, water pepper, it is recommended to collect in the beginning of flowering, and St. John's wort is when almost all the flowers will bloom.
Overgrown with plants, where there are few impurities, cut oblique cut sickle. The high plants need to pick only the flowering tops are not longer than 20 - 40 cm Or just to break off all sprigs with the colours, as thick stems contain almost no medicinal substances, and should not be taken. To remove the remains of stems, dried grass are threshed. This raw call shredded grass.
Some medicinal plants are harvested only flowers and inflorescences. Gather them also in the beginning of flowering. At this time in them medicinal substances and they are better preserved when drying.
Flowers tear hands, cut off with scissors to which attach bags collection, use special scoops with crests.
Fruits and seeds are harvested when they are fully ripe, roots and rhizomes are harvested in late autumn, after the plant will wither, or early spring, before the beginning of SAP flow. Don't miss the time in the autumn: the plant will wither, it will be difficult to know him.
To correctly to dig out the roots, the shovel should be thrust into the ground at a distance of 10-12 cm from the root, a little postati it from side to side expanded incision in the soil, and only then raise the bowl from the roots. Shook off the roots from the earth, and washed in cold water (not hot necessary, she will take with him and dirt, and nutrients), dry roots. Wash the roots useful for large wicker baskets or boxes with holes. Water through openings will take away all the impurities and the earth. Some roots are not washed, because the earth with them when drying easily shaken. Then you will need to cut all shallow roots, remove the corrupt and rotten parts and doushite completely. Large roots and rhizomes should be cut into pieces and split along.
Every plant has its own features, requirements that must be observed. There are two General rules.
To collect grass, leaves and especially flowers need only in dry weather, better in the morning, as the dew will fall. Then for sure you will have a great medicinal raw material. Do not adhere to this rule will be lost your efforts were in vain. In wet weather disrupted plants quickly blacken and spoil, and in dry - keep at drying natural color and pleasant aroma. The roots can dig and in wet weather.
You cannot fill their baskets of plants, compacted. From this they can be damaged. That plants did not bridge, harden, clog, layer from the layer (with the thickness of 5-7 cm) it is useful to shift branches. You should not tear dirty plants in dusty footpaths, near roads, particularly automotive. Near them on the plants accumulate dust and harmful oxides of heavy metals. No need to collect plants in those places where it was held pollination pesticides. Faded affected mushrooms and eaten by insects leaves are also not necessary to tear, of them do not get good medicine.
You should always remember that every one of the worst is still to collect is not necessary. To remove the fruit of careful not to destroy the plants. Strawberries, for example, you cannot collect bunches. Pulling out the peduncle, you're hurting plants. And if, collecting berries, you poopchute golubichnyy, the harvest here next year can't come.
So juicy fruits and berries was straight, collect them into a basket, covered in cloth. And the layer from the layer to shift better twigs. It is not necessary to collect in one basket lot of berries, they will be rumpled.