It is easy to undervalue the power of herbs we often reach for OTC medicines for headaches, poor digestion and other common health problems. Many of us have been used to prescription drugs. However, there are certain herbs you can use to treat your common health issues without being addicted or experiencing any side effects. The use of natural herbs and plants dates back to ancient time.
Here is a rundown of some important healing herbs for your common health issues.
Ginger is a popular herb for various stomach problems, such as dizziness, nausea, colic, stomach pain, gastric problems, and diarrhoea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery or loss of appetite.
Other uses include the treatment of arthritis pain or muscle aches, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, coughs and bronchitis. It is also useful for treating chest pain, back pain and stomach pain.
You can use fresh ginger juice to treat burns. Ginger is also a commonly used spice.
Liquorice or Mulethi:
Liquorice is a panacea for digestive issues such as stomach ulcers, heartburn, colic and continuous inflammation of the stomach lining (chronic gastritis). Some people also use it for sore throats, bronchitis, coughs, and infections caused by bacteria or viruses.
Moreover, it is useful in osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, liver problems, malaria, tuberculosis, food poisoning and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Ginseng is a highly recommended herb by both modern Western herbalists and traditional Chinese doctors. It is said to stimulate and strengthen the central nervous system in cases of physical exertion fatigue, weakness due to illness or injury, and emotional stress.
The impact of ginseng on the nervous system and its ability to promote relaxation means that it is useful in all problems caused by stress, such as insomnia or anxiety.
Ginseng can improve your endurance as well as enhance your sexual performance. After all, it is a powerful aphrodisiac and can be useful for maintaining the strength in reproductive organs. It also helps prevent or treat erectile dysfunction caused by prostate disease or stress.
Various animal and human studies have found that ginseng can reduce the likelihood of cancer.
Dandelion or Singhparni:
Dandelion is used to treat many problems, although its efficiency is yet to be confirmed by medical studies.
This herb is used for loss of appetite, stomach pain, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint and muscle pain, eczema and bruises. Dandelion is also used to increase urine production and as a laxative for bowel movements. It also has properties as a skin tonic, blood and digestive tonic.
In some cases, dandelion is used to treat infections, especially those of viral origin, and cancer. You can use dandelion in green salads, soups, wines and teas. Or you can replace coffee with its roasted roots.
Sage or Tejpatta:
Sage is one of the medicinal herbs that improve digestion, asthma, bacterial and fungal infections and bile production, as well as calm and stimulate the nervous system, treat colds and coughs, etc.
Sage essential oil is beneficial for memory and concentration, especially in the case of Alzheimer’s.
Besides, it can relieve pain caused by muscle stiffness, rheumatism or neuralgic problems. It helps to decrease nervous tension, anxiety, headaches, stress and fatigue.
It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or for those suffering from seizures. The excessive consumption of this plant can cause toxicity.
So these are some common healing herbs you can use to treat your common health issues. However, it is important to see your doctor if you have severe health problems beyond the control of these herbs.