10 Plants That Work As Herbal Remedies

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Herbal remedies are amazing.

They are basically plants with special ingredients that are beneficial for health.

Some of them can be used for treating minor health problems, some of them are great ways to prevent it.

These plants are easy to grab, cheaper, and safer to use rather than the over-the-counter things.

If you love gardening, you might have some of them in your backyard too.

And here are some of those amazing herbs you can make at home as herbal remedies.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera has been famous for its benefit for healing wound and burns for many centuries. To this day, this succulent plant is used in many cosmetic industries as a component of moisturizers. So just in case, you got dry skin, try cut an aloe vera leaf and apply the gel directly to your skin.

Cilantro

You probably had known that cilantro acts as pretty garnish for some Mexican foods. You might also know that its seeds [corriander] are used in Asian foods. But you can actually use this herb beyond the deliciousness department. You can use it as a herbal remedy. Cilantro is rich in antioxidants and it’s beneficial as a digestive aid.

Peppermint

Besides its fresh taste, peppermint has a surprising benefit you can easily take. Just brew the leaves to make a tea and drink it to relieve vomiting and indigestion. If you have sore muscles, you can also apply peppermint liquid/lotion on your skin to soothe it.

Elderberry

Not only does this plant look great for landscaping but also provide health benefits. The flowers of elderberry can be used to treat colds and fever while the fruit extracts can be used to fight flu since it has antiviral activity. Both of the flowers and the fruit are helpful to stimulate blood glucose metabolism in diabetes.

Echinacea

This amazing plant is popular as an ingredient of immune-boosting supplements. So why don’t you try to make it at home?  Just soak 1 tsp of dried Echinacea and 1 tsp of grated ginger in a boiling water for few minutes, pour in your teacup and add some honey or lemon to taste. It’s beneficial to soothe an upper respiratory inflammation and relieve flu.

Lavender

This beautiful plant is popular for its relaxing fragrance. The fragrance of lavender is helpful to alleviate stress and insomnia. You can also use lavender cream to treat sunburns and acne.

Thyme

Thyme plant contains antibacterial oil that is beneficial to prevent winter colds and flu. It promotes digestive health and capable to enhance appetite. It’s also helpful to relieve spasms in the digestive tract. You can drink thyme tea daily or just put it in your cooking.

Garlic

Garlic is popular for its antimicrobial herb. You can use it to relieve some minor health problems such as cold and traveler’s diarrhea. To take its benefit you can eat a clove of garlic per day.

Ginger

It’s commonly drunk in tropical countries to bring warmth to the body. But did you know? Ginger is also capable of relieving nausea, vomiting, and flu symptoms. Every adult can safely drink 1-2 cups of ginger drink per day. But please be aware that a high dose of ginger is not safe for pregnant women.

Calendula

Calendula or pot marigold has an amazing health benefit to relieve oral inflammation.

It’s also widely known as a topical cream to relieve irritation. You can also use it as a natural mouthwash or tea.

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Citrus Family

Lemon and lime are also helpful in some minor health problems.

These fruits are loaded with vitamin C which is a great antioxidants.

Combine these amazing fruits with honey, ginger, and tea to help you feel better on influenza and to help boost your immunity.

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