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HERBAL MEDICINE: HEALTH BENEFITS

herbal medicine

Herbal Medicine called “Botanical or Phytotherapy,” and also it refers to using a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes.

A botanical refers to a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal or therapeutic properties,flavor, and/or scent.

Products made from botanicals that are used to maintain or improve health may be called herbal products, botanical products, or phytomedicines.

They come in tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and fresh or dried plants.

There are many different “types” of herbal medicine that spring from different cultures around the world.

also, using plants as medicine provides significant advantages for treating many conditions.

The therapeutic activity of a plant is due to its complex chemical nature with different parts of the plant providing certain therapeutic effects.

thus, here are some herbs and their benefits and uses:

Peppermint

Used for the cold, cough, sinus infections, and respiratory infections.

It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, and vomiting.

applied to the skin for headache, the oil could be used for muscle pain, nerve pain, toothache, inflammation of the mouth.

Joint, itchiness, an allergic rash, bacterial and viral infections, relaxing the colon during barium enemas.

Parsley

Parsley is used for urinary tract infections, kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), gastrointestinal disorders constipation, jaundice, intestinal gas (flatulence)

Protects against rheumatoid arthritis, antioxidant-rich,fights cancer, and high in vitamin C and iron

Aloe vera

Anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, anti-aging, wound healing and also recovery from a burn injury.

cell growth, and also immune modulation.

echinacea

to stimulate the immune system and aid the body in fighting infection. Used to treat ailments such as boils, fever, and herpes.

garlic

used to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering levels of blood fats and cholesterol.

The antibiotic and antiviral properties of garlic mean that it is also used to fight colds, sinusitis and other respiratory infections.

ginger

many studies have shown ginger to be useful in treating nausea, including motion sickness and morning sickness.

ginseng 

generally used to treat fatigue, for example during recovery from illness.

Also used to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, however overuse of ginseng has been associated with raised blood pressure.

Turmeric

Antibacterial, anticancer, antifungal, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, colorant, antiseptic, and also wound healing.

Cloves

Used in diarrhea, gas, bloating, intestinal spasms, nausea antioxidant, and also effective pain reliever in toothache.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has antioxidant, antidiabetic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, warming, soothing, and carminative properties.

contains essential oils such as eugenol which is antiseptic and useful in dental and gum treatment

Dandelion

Fresh dandelion herb is one of the highest source of vitamin A among culinary herbs.

Rich in vitamin K which helps for increasing bone mass and has established a role in Alzheimer’s disease by limiting neuronal damage in the brain

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