Herbal medicine has its origins in ancient cultures including those of the Africa, American Indians, Chinese and Egypt. It involves the medicinal use of plants to treat disease and enhance general health and well being.
Some herbs have potent ingredients and should be treated with the same care and respect as pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, many pharmaceutical drugs are based on the synthesized versions of naturally occurring compounds found in plants. For instance, the heart drug digitalis was derived from the herb foxglove.
In recent years, interest in herbal medicine has skyrocketed, leading to a greater scientific interest in plant. Plants are capable of treating diseases tagged incurable and improving health, often without any significant side effects.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS AND HERBAL MEDICINES
A pharmaceutical drug typically uses a synthesized version of a plant’s active ingredient. We maintain that an active ingredient can lose its impact or become less safe, if used in isolation from the rest of the plant. For instance, salicylic acid is found in the plant meadow sweet and is used to make aspirin. Aspirin can cause the lining of the stomach to bleed, but meadow sweet naturally contains other compounds that counteract the irritant qualities of salicylic acid. The effect of the whole plant is greater than its parts.
HERBS TIPS AND USES
Herbal medicine aims to return the body to a state of natural balance, so that it can start healing itself. Different herbs act on different systems of the body. Some herbs that have been scientifically studied, and found to be effective and safe, include:
ROSEMARY: Stop tumors, Rosemary extract helps prevent carcinogens that enter the body from binding with DNA, the first step in tumor formation, according to several studies. We recommend marinating foods in any supermarket spice mix that contains rosemary as well as one or more of the spices’ thyme, oregano, basil, garlic, onion, or parsley.
TURMERIC: Ease arthritis, a heaping helping of curry could relieve your pain. That’s because turmeric, a spice used in curry, contains cur cumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory that works similarly to Cox-2 inhibitors, drugs that reduce the Cox-2 enzyme that causes the pain and swelling of arthritis. Also Prevent colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Curcumin can help shrink precancerous lesions known as colon polyps, when taken with a small amount of quercetin, a powerful antioxidant found in onions, apples, and cabbage. The average number of polyps dropped more than 60% and those that remained shrank by more than 50%. Curcumin also helps clear the brain of the plaques that are characteristic of the disease. For general health, we recommend adding the spice to your cooking whenever possible.
ECHINACEA: Boosts the immune system and aids the body in fighting infection. It is used to treat ailments such as boils, fever and herpes. Echinacea is under investigation for its use in treating cancer and AIDS.
CINNAMON: Lower blood sugar, taking cinnamon extract daily successfully reduced blood sugar by about 10%. Also, cinnamon packs a one-two punch for people with type 2 diabetes by reducing related heart risks. In another study of diabetics, it slashed cholesterol by 13% and triglycerides by 23%. To tame blood sugar, take 1g capsules of standardized cinnamon extract daily. But keep in mind that a large amount of the actual spice can be dangerous, so stick with a water-soluble extract.
DONG QUAI (DANG GUI): Used for gynecological complaints, such as premenstrual tension, menopause symptoms and period pain. Some studies indicate that dong quiet can lower blood pressure.
GARLIC: Can be used to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood fats and cholesterol (a type of blood fat) levels. The antibiotic and antiviral properties of garlic mean that it is also used to fight colds, sinusitis and other respiratory infections. Also, lowers cancer risk.
GINGER: Many studies have shown ginger to be useful in treating nausea, including motion sickness and morning sickness.
GINKGO BILOBA: Commonly used to treat poor blood circulation and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Some studies have found ginkgo biloba to be effective in treating neurological disorders, such as memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
GINSENG: Generally used for debility and weakness, for example during recovery from illness. It can be used to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, however overuse of ginseng has been associated with raised blood pressure. Some studies show that ginseng can also boost immunity, improve mental functioning and speed the healing processes of the body.
HYPERCUM: Commonly known as St John’s Wort. Hypericum is just as effective as some synthetic antidepressants in treating mild to moderate depression. It is also effective for anxiety and insomnia. Research is currently focusing on hypericum’s antiviral properties and its effect on AIDS.
POKEROOT: Take the tincture for acute lymphatic congestion and infection in a dose of 20 drops daily.
CLEAVERS: This herb is a lymphatic cleanser and helps to rid the lymph system of toxins. Use as a tea or full supplement.
CALENDULA: Used to treat inflamed or congested lymph glands. Drink an infusion of 4 grams dried flower heads in 1 cup boiling water, steeped for 5 minutes 3 times a day.
FIGWORT: This cleanser of the lymph system helps heal problems by removing toxins. Take the tea daily, its available for purchase.
RED ROOT: This herb cleanses the lymph glands and nodes to remove waste that may be accumulating. Take as a tincture.
DANDELION: This natural herbs helps if you’re retaining fluid. Take as a tea or supplement. Available for purchase
HORSETAIL: This diuretic can help reduce mild cases of edema.
NOTE: Above are tips of herbs and their uses, we have herbal full supplements for wide variety of diseases even those tagged incurable like Parkinson’s disease, Lymph disorder, ALS, COPD, Hepatitis b, Alzheimer’s disease, Pulmonary fibrosis, Neurological disorders etc
DO NOT SELF-DIAGNOSE AILMENT
It is very important that people do not self-diagnose any health conditions. Any medication (herbal or otherwise) should be taken under the supervision of a knowledgeable practitioner for more info and help contact Dr Itua Via email@example.com