Traditional medicine has discovered and used medicinal herbs since hundred or even thousands of years ago. These medicinal plants synthesize many chemical compounds for healing purposes and defense against diseases, bacteria, fungi, and insects. The healing result from these herbs comes from the number of various phytochemicals with effective medicinal potential and therapeutic properties.
Therefore, it is always the best way to consider treating a condition with teas and spices, before turning to synthetic drugs with a wide spectrum of side effects.
These 4 plants with medicinal properties will benefit your health;
Yarrow is a very potent medicinal herb, with scientific evidence of use in alternative medicine, with antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent, digestive, carminative and diaphoretic properties.
It is used to treat many conditions such as menstrual cramps, kidney disorders, fevers, skin irritations, colds and as a menstrual regulator.
Yarrow is used in treating wounds. Its astringent properties are causing the contraction of the skin cells and other body tissues.
Skullcap is a mighty remedial plant that is used in the treatment of several nervous system conditions including anxiety, epilepsy, and insomnia and is also helpful in the treatment of barbiturates withdrawal. It has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, sedative and astringent properties.
Because of these healing compounds, it is effective in treating tension headaches, relieving coughing, and inducing sleep in patients suffering from insomnia. Skullcap is used in the treatment of a sore throat and throat infections.
This aromatic herb is an edible and medicinal plant. Mountain mint flowers and leaves can be consumed cooked or raw, as tea or as seasoning foods. It has analgesic, diaphoretic, antiseptic and carminative properties. Mountain mint is used in the treatment of coughs, colds, fevers, can help with menstrual disorders, indigestion, and gingivitis.
Its strong scent can repel insects when applied on skin or clothes.
The whole plant has medicinal benefits and can be used both internally and externally.
Dandelion is effective in the treatment of urinary tract disorders, kidney diseases, gallbladder, and skin conditions such as eczema and acne.
Tea made from dandelion root encourages the elimination of harmful toxins from the body since it has strong diuretic properties.
Dandelion is rich in potassium, calcium, carotenoids, phenolic acid and is very valuable in curing skin inflammations, joint pain, and is traditionally used as a blood purifier.