Herbal remedies are made from natural products like plant extracts that are used to treat disease and maintain good health. They have been around for centuries and remain a popular alternative throughout different continents especially in Asia. Here are some popular herbs used as remedies:
One of the most popular herbs on the market today, traditionally used by Native Americans to treat skin disorders, digestive problems, diarrhea, and eye irritations. Goldenseal became part of early colonial medical care as the European settlers learned of it from the Iroquois and other tribes.
Popularly known for relieving stomach distress, calming nerves and fighting infection, chamomile has a long history of use in Europe for digestive ailments. The active constituents of chamomile have anti-inflammatory properties, and ease spasm and discomfort in the digestive tract.
Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and Chinese medicine has recognised garlic’s powers for over 3,000 years. They have been using this herb as a strong natural antibiotic in chopped or chewed form. Many researchers claim that regular intake of this herb either as a spice in foods or in a chewed form helps to lower blood pressure and to fight off colds.
Known as a perfect spice due to it’s fragrant, sweet and warm taste. Several studies suggest that cinnamon can also be used as a remedy for different ailments. It is widely believed to be useful for alleviate digestive problems and nausea.
Found primarily in Australia, largely popular for colds and coughs, it clears congestion and reduces swelling by helping to increase blood flow. Recommended for external use only, it should not be used on open cuts or wounds.
Only taken from the roots of plants, ginseng is taken by athletes to improve strength and performance. It is also believed to strengthen the adrenal and reproductive glands. Useful for reducing the lack of energy and stimulate the appetite.
Peppermint has high menthol content, and is often used as tea and food flavoring. When consumed it is believed to enhance absorption by increasing stomach acidity and Useful to reduce chills, indigestion and poor appetite.