15 of The Most Powerful Herbs
Today we tend to think about taking medicine when we suffer from some kind of ailment, but for time immemorial the first resource was always nature.
While we cannot deny the great advances of modern medicine thanks to drugs, that does not mean that we should turn our backs on the medicine that nature provides us. We recommend you use it as the first option, as there are medicinal plants with great properties and health benefits.
Here we present a great selection of plants that help us to be healthier. All help us fight different types of problems that may arise in our body, their good is also very suitable to prevent the appearance of these and many other problems.
Do not hesitate to resort to medicinal plants so that your body is in the best of your possible versions because in recent times they have been undervalued. The old generations knew well thanks to popular wisdom the help they have given us throughout our history. It is a pity that today much of its properties and benefits for our body are unknown.
This root has great benefits for our bodies. Its properties are multiple, highlighting antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiparasitic, and antiemetic (inhibits the feeling of nausea). It is an excellent option to incorporate into meals, juices, or shakes and highlights its ability to improve digestive problems, although it also helps fight other ailments such as headaches or fatigue.
Turmeric is a root of the ginger family that we can buy in powder form. It is the main ingredient in condiments in many eastern countries, curry being one of the most representative.
Its therapeutic properties of turmeric are enormous thanks to its phytochemicals and its contribution to vitamins (K, C, E, and several of group B), copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and calcium. It is an antibiotic, antioxidant, antitumor, analgesic, stimulant, healing plant, and it helps fight diabetes, promote digestive function and the immune system, and protect the liver.
More information about turmeric in: " Turmeric: the 10 medicinal benefits of this spice "
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a plant with a multitude of beneficial properties for our bodies. One of the best-known ways to benefit from it is to apply its juice to skin wounds of various kinds; It helps us heal scratches, cuts, or burns, as it has a great capacity for skin regeneration.
Besides, we can also eat it as it helps the immune system and is highly recommended to improve intestinal function
Chamomile is one of the best-known plants around the world for its properties and benefits for our body. Chamomile is generally taken in the form of an infusion, and it helps all to improve digestion and calm anxiety and stress.
Likewise, it is also indicated to relieve menstrual pain, help the immune system, and help the body of the diabetic. Topically it can help in the treatment of wounds and skin impurities.
Passionflower is a plant that works very well to combat insomnia. It contains different substances that relax the brain, having anxiolytic, sedative, and hypnotic properties. Also, it helps the body relax, being an infusion an excellent option to drink at night. Passionflower allows us to enjoy its properties, as it is an antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, antiseptic, and mild analgesic plant.
Oregano has been used for time immemorial thanks to its medicinal properties, in addition to spicing up some foods very well. Its capacity is especially anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antioxidant, and antifungal, and its effectiveness against stomach pain, headache, and various respiratory problems have been proven.
Linden has an excellent sedative and anxiolytic power that helps us calm anxiety and stress. Taking an infusion of this plant we can get to sleep more easily and have a better quality of sleep. Its antispasmodic properties also help us fight against muscle tension
Peppermint is a plant with a very good aroma and flavor that helps to improve bad breath, but its benefits go further. In case we have not digested the peppermint well, it will allow us to recover, as well as in stressful situations. This plant can help the immune system to strengthen itself. Besides, it promotes skin regeneration and improves headache.
9. Orange tree flowers and leaves
Orange flowers and leaves have a powerful anxiolytic power and have a relaxing effect on our nervous system. There are both essential oils and infusions of orange flowers. While infusions can be a bit bitter and some sweeten them with honey, essential oils are very pleasant, and smelling them will help us to reduce nervous tension and fight insomnia.
Eucalyptus is well known for its medicinal properties, especially concerning different respiratory diseases. The compounds of this Australian tree facilitate the secretion of fluids, helps to expectorate, calming the cough, and the dryness of the respiratory tract from diseases such as bronchitis. It has also been found to help regulate blood sugar levels, which is good for diabetes.
Valerian is a plant well known for its ability to induce sleep. Thanks to its sedative properties, a valerian infusion in the evening helps to relax the nervous system. It is a great resource for those with trouble falling asleep. It helps to combat nervousness and mental stress, and it is also helpful for people with headaches and stomachaches.
Tea is a world-renowned plant. Tea infusions are the second most consumed beverage in the world, even in front of a coffee. There are many types of tea of different origins with their properties, and one of the ones that are being talked about more lately is the Japanese matcha tea, which thanks to its production process acquires special properties.
Humans can benefit from tea thanks to infusions and oils. Among the properties of tea, its stimulating capacity stands out because it contains theine, a molecule that acts in a similar way to caffeine but without giving us so many highs and lows. Besides, its antioxidant power is very high, helping our body to fight against free radicals, molecules that age our cells.
The mate or mate is a drink that comes from a bush with the same name. It is taken mainly in Argentina and also in areas of Paraguay and Brazil.
Mate especially helps us with its stimulating effects, its antioxidant capacity, and its support for the immune system. Also, some studies indicate that it helps control blood cholesterol. On the other hand, it stands out as a source of certain minerals such as potassium and magnesium, as well as vitamins of group B.
Lavender is a plant that helps us fight stress and that promotes sleep. Its action relaxes the nervous system, being able to take it as an infusion before going to bed. Another option is to have it in the form of essential oil. We can leave an open bottle of this oil in our bedroom so that we can enjoy a deep sleep while smelling its pleasant perfume.
This is the least known plant on the list, but it is not at all in India and other parts of the world, as it is also cultivated in South America, Africa, and Asia. The high richness in vitamins and minerals of the moringa plant makes it popularly known as "the tree of life. "
Incorporating moringa in our diet we can enjoy its many benefits in our body. It stands out, above all, its ability to revitalize our spirits, since it gives us a lot of energy because it contains many nutrients that our body needs. This, in turn, helps improve our immune system.