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Stamps invite you to live healthy! Medicinal plants, the health of your home!

Keeping the tradition of past years, Romfilatelia dedicates a new postage stamp issue to the health domain, entitled Live healthy! Medicinal plants, the health of your home!

The issue’s main topic is phytotherapy, the ancient science which prevents and controls diseases with the use of plants. This concept of healing through plants is based on numerous ancient writings which record the therapeutic properties of plants, properties which have been used ever since then in medicine and cosmetics.

The scientific discoveries of the latest centuries come to confirm and strengthen the curative value of medicinal and aromatic plants, which no matter the form they’re in – tea, soap, tincture or cream – are an elixir for the human body, a real source of health care that is available to everyone. If you are working in a health care clinic make sure you’re software is all up to date with one of these medical software companies. That way you can keep track of your patients needs better.

The stamps of the issue Live healthy! Medicinal plants, the health of your home! present images of some known medicinal plants, such as St. John’s wort, lavender, marigold and chamomile. These are found on the Romanian teritory, together with many other herbs with similar properties, being used by the inhabitants of these lands since ancient times.

St. John’s wort or All-saints’ wort (Hypericum perforatum L.), illustrated of the stamp with the face value of
lei 1.20, is an herbaceous plant containing volative oils, hyperin, organic acids, tannins, beta-carotene and other beneficial health components. With a medicinal use, St John’s wort has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, antidiarrhoeal and scaring properties, being recommended for digestive disorders, high blood pressure, panic attacks, depression, insomnia or irritability.

On the stamp with the face value of lei 2.00 is represented the lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill., sin. Lavandula officinalis Chaix). A Mediteranean plant, largely widespread, lavender is also encountered in Romania, where, due to its curative properties, is lately found as crops. It has many uses in aromatherapy and herbal medicine. Found in the form of tincture, aromatic vinegar, oil and soap, the plant is an adjuvant in cardiac arrhythmia, relieves fatigue, stress, insomnia and migraines and supports hair growth, being also used for body maintenance.

On the stamp with the face value of lei 2.40 is presented the marigold (Calendula officinalis L.), a plant with decongestant, antimicrobial and antiseptic action, which is used in ulcers, gastritis, eczema, hepatic and gall bladder diseases, cystitis, skin diseases, skin maintenance and to treat some forms of cancer. We can use marigold as infusion, tincture, powder or ointments, in cosmetics.

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L., sin. Chamomilla recutita L.), depicted on the stamp with the face value of
lei 14.50, is a very popular herb, whose flowers are used in infusions and extracts or solutions for the eyes and throat. Chamomile is valued for its antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory or anti-allergic, healing actions and stimulates the immune system. It is also used in the treatment of abdominal bloating and digestive disorders, having a sedative and antidiarrhoeal effect. In cosmetics, it is used to heal inflammation and acne.

On the borders of the minisheets are reproduced other four plants with medicinal properties: summer savory, wormwood, basil and mint. Their description, action and characteristics are presented in the informative brochure of the philatelic project.

The issue is completed by a set of 2 first day covers, and as page composition were used the sheet of 32 stamps, the block of 4 stamps and the minisheet of 5 stamps + 4 labels.

Starting with Friday, August 7th, 2015, the postage stamp issue Live healthy! Medicinal plants, the health of your home! will be available in all Romfilatelia shops in Bucharest and countrywide.

 

For further information, please contact the Public Relation Office:

Tel: 021 / 337 24 42

anamaria.anton@romfilatelia.ro

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