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The seemingly endless list of uses for chamomile can all be traced to its effects on the nervous system – it is one of the best medicinal herbs for fighting stress and promoting relaxation –, on the digestive system – it is also powerful digestive relaxant –, as well as its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties – it reduces pain, congestion, swelling and redness.
Dandelion leaf and root
Dandelion protects bones, as it contains calcium potassium, zinc and vitamins D. Dandelion leaf is loaded with beneficial antioxidants, vitamin A, B, C, alkaloids and steroids that produce a range of positive effects for health, including protection for the cardiovascular system, support for the digestive system, it fights diabetes and skin infections.
Nettle contains vitamins A, B, and K, riboflavin, niacin, folate, carbohydrates, fat and proteins. It is also rich in minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, copper and magnesium. Preventing kidney stones and other urinary and bladder problems. It acts as a natural pain killer that eases arthritis pains and muscle aches. Nettle can cure eczema and other skin diseases and also a natural cure for allergies.
The Marigold plant is one of the nature's all round healing salves. It improves blood flow to the affected area, reduces inflammation and promotes wound healing. It is also used for internal and external ulcers. Its anti-fungal qualities make it useful for gentle detoxification. It is indicated for use in the treatment of Candida.
Lemon balm reduces anxiety, stress and eases sleep disorders. It can help in the treatment of cold sores and combat the herpes simplex virus, shingles as well as other viral afflictions. Studies have found that lemon balm is effective in treating indigestion and for calming upset stomach.
Milk thistle contains silymarin and silybin, antioxidants that are known to help protect the liver from toxins, including the effects of prescription medications, antibiotics, pollution and heavy metals. Sylimarin is also associated with decreasing the risk for cancer development by boosting the immune system. Milk thistle is a powerful anti-inflammatory, stopping inflammation, which is one of the main causes of heart disease.
Wormwood certainly does not have the most attractive name but it may have got its moniker from its ability to kill intestinal worms and other harmful organisms. It is also used for various digestion problems such as loss of appetite, upset stomach, gall bladder disease, and intestinal spasms. It also has antioxidant abilities which help reverse cellular damage that contribute to the aging process and many diseases.
The health benefits of peppermint include its ability to treat respiratory problems, coughs, headache, nausea, fever, indigestion, stomach and bowel spasms, irritable bowel syndrome as well as for pain relief.
Flax seeds are high in omega 3 fats (twice as much as fish oil), which play a role in maintaining normal cholesterol levels and are also essential for a healthy brain, heart, joints and immune system. It also can help control the weight and fight cancer.
Fennel contains vitamins A and C. These two powerful antioxidants protect the body from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage cells. According to Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute, antioxidants may be linked to a reduced risk in developing cancer. Fennel is rich in essential oils that help relax the stomach and stimulate the movement of the digestive system, which aids in preventing gas formation. Fennel has traditionally been used not only to relieve flatulence, bloating and gas discomfort, but also to stimulate appetite and digestion.
Anise is anti-spasmodic in nature and is very effective in several situations caused by spasms, such as cramps, coughs, aches, diarrhea and convulsions. It contains several essential minerals like calcium, iron, copper, potassium, manganese zinc and magnesium. Potassium present in anise helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Anise oil has narcotic and sedative properties which help in calming down epileptic and hysteric attacks by slowing down the process of circulation, respiration and nervous response.
One of licorice root's most well-known uses is to ease congestion from coughs and colds. It also has been used to soothe gastrointestinal problems. In cases of food poisoning, stomach ulcers, and heartburn, licorice root extract can speed repair of the stomach’s lining and restore balance. Licorice has broad-spectrum anti-viral activity and exhibits a number of beneficial properties for immune system support.
Yarrow contains many chemicals that possibly have anti-inflammatory effects and very effective in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism. It is used for fever, common cold, hay fever, dysentery, diarrhea, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal tract discomfort and to induce sweating. It has anti-anxiety affects after both short-term and long-term intake.
Marshmallow is most commonly used to ease sore throats and dry coughs. More recently, marshmallow has been used to treat certain digestive disorders, including heartburn, indigestion, ulcerative colitis and stomach ulcers. There is tentative evidence that marshmallow also helps with respiratory disorders such as asthma.
Hawthorn is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels such as chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. It is also used to treat both low blood pressure and high blood pressure, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), and high cholesterol. It is also helps with digestive system complaints such as indigestion, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Hawthorn effectively reduces anxiety, as a sedative.
Green wheat grass
Wheatgrass is primarily used as a concentrated source of nutrients. It contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium, and amino acids. It is used for increasing production of hemoglobin, the chemical in red blood cells that carries oxygen; improving blood sugar disorders, such as diabetes; preventing tooth decay; improving wound healing; and preventing bacterial infections. Wheatgrass is also used for removing deposits of drugs, heavy metals, and cancer-causing agents from the body; and for removing toxins from the liver and blood.
Tutsan`s leaves are diuretic, stomachic and vulnerary, and used as an antidepressant. They have antiseptic properties and have been used to cover open wounds.
Rosemary is most commonly used to improve mood, clearing the mind, and relieving stress in those with chronic anxiety or stress hormone imbalances. The active components in rosemary are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic in nature and it is specifically powerful against bacterial infections, particularly those in the stomach. Rosemary has traditionally been used by dozens of cultures as a natural remedy for upset stomachs, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, and everything in between. It also acts as a stimulant for the body and boosts the production of red blood cells and blood flow.