MEDICINAL PLANTS

Medicinal plants have been identified years ago.

ABOUT MEDICINAL PLANTS

Medicinal plants defend the human body against attack from predators such as insects, fungi and herbivorous mammals. The use of plants as medicines predates written human history.

TYPES OF MEDICINAL PLANTS

1. GINGER

2. GARLIC

3. PEPPERMINT

4. LAVENDER OIL

5. THYME

6. CHAMOMILE

7. DANDELION

PICTURES

GARLIC

1.It has immune-boosting, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal effects.


2.Reducing inflammation reduces the risk of osteoarthritis and other disease associated with inflammation.


3.Improving cardiovascular health and circulation protects against clotting, retards plaque, improves lipids and reduces blood pressure.


4.Effective against drug-resistant bacteria, and toxic to at least 14 kinds of cancer cells including brain, lung, breast, gastric, and pancreatic.

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GINGER

1.Ginger is best known for its anti-nausea effects but also has broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties.


2.It is anti-inflammatory, making it valuable for pain relief for joint pain, menstrual pain, headaches, and more.


3. The pain-relieving potential of ginger appears to be far-reaching. Along with help for muscle and joint pain, ginger has been found to reduce the severity of migraine headaches as well as the migraine medication Sumatriptan – with fewer side effects.


4.Ginger also shows promise for fighting cancer, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, asthma, bacterial and fungal infections, and it is one of the best natural remedies available for motion sickness or nausea.


5.Many people enjoy ginger tea on a regular basis, and this is one of the simplest ways to use it.

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PEPPERMINT

1.Peppermint offers benefits to the respiratory system, including for coughs, colds, asthma, allergies, and tuberculosis.


2.Peppermint oil is an effective alternative to drugs like Buscopan for reducing colonic spasms.


3.It may also relax the muscles of your intestines, allowing gas to pass and easing abdominal pain.


4.Peppermint oil may also help relieve tension headache pain.


5.It is really easy to grow peppermint yourself and the plant works as a highly effective deterrent to many insects that might invade your garden or your home.

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LAVENDER

1.Lavender oil has a chemically complex structure with over 150 active constituents.


2.This oil is rich in esters, which are aromatic molecules with antispasmodic calming, and stimulating properties.


3.Lavender oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties, and has been used for alleviating insomnia, anxiety, depression, restlessness, dental anxiety, and stress. It has also been proven effective for nearly all kinds of ailments, from pain to infections.


4.It can ease sore or tense muscles, joint pain and rheumatism, sprains, backache, and lumbago.


5.heals acne, psoriasis, eczema, and wrinkles. It also helps form scar tissues, which may be essential in healing wounds, cuts, and burns. Lavender can also help soothe insect bites and itchy skin.


6. This oil helps stimulate the mobility of your intestine and stimulates the production of bile and gastric juices, which may help treat stomach pain, indigestion, flatulence, colic, vomiting, and diarrhea.


7.Lavender oil can help alleviate respiratory problems like colds and flu, throat infections, cough, asthma, whooping cough, sinus congestion, bronchitis, tonsillitis, and laryngitis.

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THYME

1.Thyme is a fragrant herb that makes a wonderful addition to your cooking, in part because it is rich in antioxidants.


2.Thyme contains health-boosting flavonoids including apigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin, and has been shown to protect and increase the percentage of healthy fats found in cell membranes.


3.Thyme is also nutrient dense, containing vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, manganese, copper, and dietary fiber.


4.Thyme oil is used to relieve and treat problems like gout, arthritis, wounds, bites, and sores, water retention, menstrual and menopausal problems, nausea and fatigue, respiratory problems (like colds), skin conditions (oily skin and scars), athlete’s foot, hangovers, and even depression.


5.The oil can be used to stimulate the mind, strengthen memory and concentration, and calm the nerves.


6.It is said that thyme oil can prevent hair loss. It is used as a treatment for the scalp and is added to shampoos and other hair products.


7. Thyme oil can help tone aged skin and prevent acne outbreaks. Like peppermint, wintergreen, and eucalyptus oils, thyme oil is used to improve oral health.

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CHAMOMILE

1.Chamomile is most popular in tea form for use to calm upset stomach and help support restful sleep.


2.Chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammatory that also has antibacterial, anti-spasmodic, anti-allergenic, muscle relaxant, and sedative properties. It is used to treat psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, diaper rash, slow-healing wounds, abscesses, and gum inflammation.

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