Scientists of Yamal will create a medicine on the basis of sphagnum
12:27 24 февраля 2015
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Scientists of Yamal plan to create a medical preparation on the basis of sphagnum. It can be useful for removal of intoxication of people, who were subjected to poisonous substances, to cure heavy infectious diseases, to conduct chemotherapy with less toxic effects, as the press-service of the governor of Yamal informs.
Sphagnum is a swamp herb of the family of mosses with an ability actively to absorb water and pronounced bactericidal properties. Owing to this, sphagnum was widely used by indigenous peoples of the North as medical bandage material. This information was given by a researcher of the sector of medical researches at the scientific center for study of the Arctic Vladimir Kostritsin. The scientists are interested in the ability of sphagnum to absorb water with substances dissolved in it. This ability can be used for removal of toxic substances from an organism. According to his words, during the experiments on laboratory animals it was marked that the rodents receiving solution of sphagnum easier endured and faster overcame action of toxic substances. This year the scientists of Yamal will continue researches in this direction.