Herbal Plants

June 26, 2008

Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to the use of any plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes.

Long practiced outside of conventional medicine, herbalism is becoming more main stream as up-to-date analysis and research show their value in the treatment and prevention of disease.

Herbal plants produce and contain a variety of chemical compounds that act upon the body and are used to prevent or treat disease or promote health and well-being.

Herbal plants had been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. For example, ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal plant uses. Indigenous cultures (e.g., African and Native American) used Herbal plants in their healing rituals, while others developed traditional medical systems (e.g., Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine) in which herbal therapies were used systematically. Scientists found that people in different parts of the globe tended to use the same or similar Herbal plants for the same purposes.

Some common Herbal plants and their uses are discussed below:

1. Sili (pepper) -

Get 1/2 kilo leaves of the plant and have it pounded fine. Apply the juice to the first or second degree burns

2. Tanlad -

Boil 1/4 kilo of tanlad roots. Drink 3 times a day. This is good for high blood pressure. Makes the blood normal

3. Bawang -

Skin 2 cloves of bawang. Put these in the mouth like candies. Eat it little by little. It is good for the heart. It makes a breathing normal

4. Alagaw

Boil the leaves of alagaw. Drink it 3 times a day. This is good for Hika or Asthma

5. Pepino

Eating pepino is good for diabetes. It helps the digestive system, too

6. Carrot

Eat carrot to make your eyes.clearer

7. Labanos

This is good for high blood pressure

8. Malunggay

This is good for ulcers

9. Roots of Malunggay

Boil the roots. Drink it. It is good for woman’s menstruation

10. Singkamas

The flowers of singkamas are good for vitamin C. It is a cure for manas

11. Kamote leaves

Boil kamote leaves. Drink it regularly. It is good for diabetes

12. Banana Juice

This is good for TB disease. Collect banana juice from the banana plant (tree) in the morning during 4 days and drink it like tea, 3 times a day.

Bowel Cleanser

Terminalia chebula has been used as an astringent and is the best bowel cleanser. The herb also possesses antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Out of all, here are some of the prime indications where it gets you best results –

* It is best mild laxative so work in cleansing the bowels

* It is best adaptogenic agent and hence best general health tonic

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Natural Diabetes Treatment

Gymnema helps decreasing the craving for sugar and neutralizes excessive glucose that is present in the body. This property is beneficial to sufferers of diabetes as the herb is often used as anti-diabetic drug.

Uses of Gymnema

* Great sugar regulator and hence it is best as diabetic support.
* Restores appetite

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