Herbs (lat. herba) have been accompanying people for thousands of years. Herbs are plants that have unique compounds that affect metabolism. In their composition we find substances such as tannins, glycosides, alkaloids, organic acids, essential oils, minerals and vitamins. We can collect them in meadows, clearings and special crops. They have many valuable properties that can be used in cosmetics, gastronomy and, of course, herbal medicine. Properly selected herbs can extend human lifespan and save lives.
Herbs have a wide range of applications. They are used internally and externally. They can have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, antispasmodic, antioxidant, cleansing, antioxidant, sedative, anti-stress, therapeutic, regenerating, moisturizing and laxative properties. Internally used for gastrointestinal problems and liver pains. Externally used mainly in the form of shampoos, inhalations and topically in skin inflammations.
There are many herbs in the world that have beneficial effects on the human body. It would take a few weeks to list them all. However, it is worth knowing the most popular of them. Such herbs include:
Chamomile has relaxing and calming effect. It has a beneficial effect on the digestive system and alleviates its ailments. It regulates the intestinal function and reduces constipation. It helps to restore the regular menstrual cycle, especially in stressful situations. It is a very good remedy for rheumatic pains and neuralgia.
Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
In addition to the insane taste, dog rose contains high doses of vitamin C. It is recommended for people struggling with peptic ulcer disease and pregnant women. Dog rose oil soothes skin irritations caused by sun rays.
Sage is irreplaceable in the decontamination of the oral cavity. It works in the treatment of ailments associated with the digestive system. Helpful in the fight against tooth and gum disease.
Cranberry heals cystitis. Thanks to vitamin C, it protects the body against anemia. It contains antioxidants.
St. John's wort
Tea with St. John's Wort improves the mood and regulates liver function. It is recommended especially during premenstrual tension and menopause.
You do not need to present this herb to anyone, because everyone knows its calming properties. In addition, it regulates the heart and relieves colic.
Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
It is worth reaching for Elderberry when we want to cleanse the body. It supports slimming and detoxifying processes; great for colds.
Nettle combats dandruff and seborrhea of the skin. It helps to strengthen hair, nails and improves skin appearance.
Herbs are very common, making them more and more popular. The cost of production is also small. Phytotherapy (herbal treatment) is becoming more and more popular in Europe, because people start to appreciate the power of herbs and their beneficial properties. Before we start to use specific herbs, it is worth to learn in detail about their action to avoid unpleasant surprises.