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7 Best Herbal Remedies You Can Use to Treat the Common Ailments

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By Beverly Entin

Nowadays, more and more people are concerned about the dangers of traditional medicines, and that’s why they are preferring to use herbs and other natural ingredients to treat a wide variety of ailments.

There are thousands of herbs with thousands of different uses, and they have played an important role in medicine for thousands of years already:

Herbal medicine has its roots in every culture around the world, from the Greeks, to the Celts, the Romans to the Arabs, and the Chinese to the Indians.

Western herbalism dates back to ancient Egypt, where records of garlic and juniper used for medicinal purposes were found from as early as 1700 B.C. By 100 B.C., the Greeks had developed a comprehensive philosophy of herbal medicine that related different herbs to different temperaments, seasons and elements such as earth, air, fire and water. The Romans took the Greek theories of medicine and added to them, creating a wealth of medical practices, some of which are still used today.(S)

When you have health problems, it’s suggested to research all of the different types of herbs to determine which one you could benefits from. And keep in mind of that no matter what the ailment, there is probably a most effective herbal remedy for it. Keep reading to find out how these normal herbs can heal you in different ways:

1.Rosemary For Coughing and Sore Throat

Suffering from a serious coughing? Try rosemary, which is a great herb that is rich in anti-inflammatory tannins to soothe a sore throat and relieve the coughing. And the eycalyptol in it is also proven to loosen chest congestion, making phlegm easier to expel.

2.Mint For An Upset Stomach

Peppermint is said to reduce stomach discomfort by 40%, this is due to the menthol it contains, which relaxes pain-inducing intestinal spasms.

3.Oregano For Menstrual Cramps

Oregano helps reduce or eliminate cramps thanks to its thymol and carvacrol, which relax uterine muscles to prevent painful contractions. Add 3 tablespoons of oregano leaves into 1 liter boiled water, and let it keep boiling for 10 minutes. Drink a glass of this water every morning to relieve the symptoms.

4.Curry Powder or Turmeric For Joint Pain

If you’re suffering from joint pain or arthritis, include curry powder or turmeric to your diet, both of which contain a good amount of curcumin, which has been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties to lower the production of some inflammatory agents.

5.Parsley For Constipation

Lack of diet in your diet is one of the major reasons for constipation, that’s why parsley is useful for treating this problem, as it is loaded with fiber. Different servings contains different amount of fiber, according to a research.

Fiber contained in 100g of ‘parsley’:

  • Parsley, freeze-dried – Fiber 32.7 g
  • Spices, parsley, dried – Fiber 26.7 g
  • Parsley, fresh – Fiber 3.3 g

The average mount of fiber content in 100g of parsley, based on this list is 20.90g. You can take parsley in different ways to treat constipation, drink 2 tablespoon pure parsley juice per day to get cured or mix parsley in your salad directly.

6.Holy Basil For Stress and Anxiety

Holy basil is an effective herb to both prevent and combat the damaging effect of stress and anxiety, as the eugenol and rosmarinic acid in it have ability to boost the brain’s production of dopamine and serotonin, thus resulting in a better mood when you’re feeling down.

7.Ginger For Nausea

Studies proved the efficacy of ginger for nausea and vomiting, it’s said that the gingerol and shoganol in ginger can calm digestive tract spasms to reduce nausea better than motion-sickness drugs.

Take ginger by making ginger tea to relieve the symptoms of nausea, you can use teabags, while better to grate some fresh ginger and make tea with it.

If you’re still not using herbs to help heal yourself, start from now on, these natural herbs and ingredients are not only very healing, but they are also packed with nutrients, and will provide you with so many health benefits.

Sources:
1)http://www.naturesnaturalhealing.com/MenstrualCramps.shtml
2)http://www.dietandfitnesstoday.com/fiber-in-parsley.php
3)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10793599


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