Despite the current level of medical development, there are more and more herbalists following herbal medicine these days. In addition to being able to save the body from the side effects of pills, plants may be a more affordable solution away from the pharmacy.
Throughout its existence, phytotherapy has included hundreds of herbal ingredients and extracts, so it’s no surprise if the medicine you need can be found in your garden or on your windowsill.
This succulent grows in almost every home. If you don’t have it, your neighbors will. The juicy aloe leaves are rich in components that fight inflammation, swelling, redness, pain and itching.
- Application: For burns, cuts, minor abrasions, as well as a mild laxative.
- How to use: Break off a fresh aloe leaf, cut off its skin and put the pulp on the injured area. The healing gel will protect against infection: as it dries, it turns into a kind of natural bandage. If you need to resort to the laxative properties of the plant, squeeze the gel into a glass, dilute with water and stir – the medicine is ready.
The weed that we fight so hard every year on our plots is very effective as a choleretic and helps the body get rid of toxins.
- Uses: Diuretic, prevents the formation of gallstones, helps cleanse the liver. In addition, dandelions are very high in vitamin C and beta-carotene – antioxidants that reduce the risk of many diseases.
- How to use: Leaves can be added to a salad or cooked like any other familiar vegetable. And everyone has heard of flower jam.
It is known for its calming effect, copes well with palpitations and nervous excitement.
- Application: Calms the stomach and nerves.
- How to use: For a relaxing bath for insomnia, wrap a handful of leaves in gauze and put them in water or run a stream of water through it. For a tea for stomachaches or to soothe the nervous system, brew the tea in the proportion: 2 teaspoons of leaves per mug of water, infuse for about 10-20 minutes. Caution: the remedy is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
This fragrant flower is widely known both in medicine and in cosmetology.
- Application: As a sedative, to combat stress and relieve tension.
- How to use: Add dried lavender to water when taking a bath or prepare an infusion in the proportion of one teaspoon of flowers and leaves per glass of boiling water.
Parsley leaves, roots and seeds contain oil that has diuretic and mild laxative effects. The plant also slows down the production of histamines, which provoke allergic reactions, rashes, rhinitis and conjunctivitis.
- Application: For refreshing the breath, against allergies and indigestion.
- How to use: 2 teaspoons of dried leaves or 1 teaspoon of crushed seeds are added to a glass of boiling water, insist for 10 minutes, then strain and drink. To refresh the breath it is enough to chew a sprig of parsley.