The 7 Best Herbal Remedies

Since people get affected with diseases and other health ailments more often, the need for their treatment is desired as soon as possible without being prone to any of the side effects. These best herbal remedies offer you the scope of treating the common ailments at your home without wasting your time to visit a doctor and moreover these have no side effects.

 

Nowadays herbal remedies are gaining popularity because of their ease of use and fewer side effects. Previously the information on medicinal uses of herbs was confined only to the age old practices and customs of various groups of people. But now the information is being disseminated after much research being done on these herbal medicines. A wide range of herbs are available these days which can help cure various ailments. Below is the list of some best herbs which are widely used for natural treatment of different conditions.

 

 

Neem (Azadirachta indica): It is a fast growing tree which is quite famous in India and is widely knows as “The Sacred Tree”. This tree is completely useful for medicinal purpose as all its parts have some medicinal properties.

  • The extracts of neem have potential antidiabetic property.
  • The Neem leaves can be ground into paste form and can be applied over face to cure acne, pimples and even chicken pox.
  • The neem oil is potent mosquito repellant and also has insecticidal and germicidal properties.
  • The neem extracts can be used to treat various skin diseases like eczema, dermatitis and also candidiasis.
  • Neem also has anthelmintic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. Research has also revealed its spermicidal properties recently.

 

Mint (Mentha): It is quite commonly available herb, which grows almost in all environments. It has been used since early ages to treat stomachaches and relieve flatulence. There are other medicinal uses of mint too, such as:

  • The Menthol is derived from mint leaves which is an important ingredient in many of the flavoring substances, confectionary, and cosmetics. Menthol is also used in medicines as an active pharmaceutical ingredient to treat cold, toothaches, rheumatism.
  • Menthol is also used to treat asthma during the congestive breathing problem.

 

Basil Leaves (Ocimum): This herb is basically from India and is considered as a holy herb. But it is also used in Italian cuisines as a spice. The plant is also known to exhale oxygen throughout day and night. It is widely used in Ayurveda and Siddha medicine to treat various disorders. Following are some of its uses:

  • It is used in treatment of Asthma and cough.
  • It has a compound called ‘Beta caryophyllene’ which has benefits in treatment of arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

 

Garlic (Allium sativum): It is a close relative of onion and it has a long history of culinary and medicinal uses throughout Asia. Following are some of its medicinal uses:

  • It helps in reducing the chances of getting Atherosclerosis (plaque formation on blood vessels) by reducing blood cholesterol levels.
  • It also helps in reducing the high blood pressure in hypertensive patients.
  • It has also been found that garlic helps in reducing the chances of getting cancer.
  • Garlic is also useful in regulating blood glucose levels and thus it has potent antidiabetic property.
  • Garlic is also found to have credible antiseptic property and so it was previously used to prevent gangrene.

 

Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia): Also known as Bitter melon, it is widely used in traditional medicine system of Africa and Asia. It is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 and Vitamin C. Here are some of its medicinal values

  • It helps in purification of blood and aids in digestive processes.
  • It contains active substances called Charatin and Lectin which play important role in treatment of diabetes. Herbal extracts of bitter melon are generally used in preparing medicines used in treatment of diabetes.
  • The plant also has potent antiviral properties which can help cure Chicken pox and Measles.
  • Bitter melon also has other medicinal values such as anticancer property and anthelmethic property (can be used to treat gastrointestinal infections due to worms).

 

Ginger (Zingiber officinale): Traditionally ginger has been used in medicinal system to cure many of the common ailments in day to day life such as common cold, and dyspepsia. There are other health benefits too which you can avail from this natural herb. Here are few of them:

  • It has good carminative and digestive property (stimulates secretion of saliva).
  • Helps in lowering blood cholesterol levels and prevents risk of getting heart disease.
  • Also used traditionally to treat motion sickness and nausea.
  • Ginger can also be used to treat diarrhea caused by active forms of Escherichia coli.

Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra): It is widely used in traditional medicine system of Asian countries. Also known by the name Liquorice, it is of great medicinal importance used in treatment of various conditions. Below are some of the uses:

  • It is a potent antispasmodic agent and can also be used to treat conditions like Crohn’s disease, Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • It is best medicine to treat ulcers and hyperacidity.
  • The root extract of Mulethi can be used to wash hair for treatment of hair loss and graying of hair.
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