Medicinal herbs provide natural and safe remedies for curing various ailments and protect your body with various nutritional deficiencies. They can be made use of in two ways – including them in your regular diet or by external application.
Here are the 5 herbal remedies each one of you must have at your home for physical, mental and emotional well being.
Turmeric, also known as curcuma longa, is a very common herb widely known for its antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is loaded with a variety of nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc which makes it effective for:
Herbal teas can be made with fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds or roots, generally by pouring boiling water over the plant parts and letting them steep for a few minutes. A variety of herbs are used for making herbal tea such as chamomile, lemongrass, jasmine, peppermint, Echinacea, Rosehips, Hibiscuis, Hawthhorn etc.. Herbal teas are popular because of their fragrance, antioxidant properties and therapeutic applications. A rich source of antioxidants, they help in strengthening your body’s immune system. They are very good stress busters and help in relieving anxiety.
Aloe vera is used to heal cuts and wounds and helps in the formation of scar tissue. It is a good natural moisturizer and prevents the loss of moisture. By softening the dead skin cells, it helps in their removal leaving the skin smoother and brighter. Aloe vera too has antioxidant properties and help in skin renewal process. There is some preliminary evidence to suggest that oral administration of aloe vera might be effective in reducing blood glucose in diabetic patients and in lowering blood lipid levels in hyperlipidaemia.
Scientists at the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre in the U.K. reported that having higher blood levels of one of this herb’s main chemical compounds-absorbed from its aroma-was linked to the speed and accuracy of cognitive performance. It is believed to improve memory and is quite effective as antiseptic and anticelluloid.
Garlic is also known as magical herb for its medicinal properties and uses in preventing heart diseases and various types of cancers. Garlic actually may be effective in slowing the development of atherosclerosis and seems to be able to modestly reduce blood pressure. Garlic is also applied to skin to treat fungal infections like ring worm, jock itch and athlete’s foot or tinea pedis. Other uses include treatment for fever, cough, cold enlarged prostate, diabetes and much more. Allicin is a chemical produced in garlic that gives it a peculiar flavor and is responsible for giving it healing properties.
All these home remedies are extremely useful and help you keep in a perfect health. These are completely safe to use and the specific properties of each one of it helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle.