High blood pressure, bronchitis, arthritis, gastritis and irritable bowel are some of the diseases that can be managed with plants, without worrying about side effects.
According to research, disorders of the nervous system and common conditions of the respiratory system can also be treated with home remedies.
Several studies prove that we can rescue those “granny’s remedies” to prove that some plants are able to alleviate pain, prevent pathologies, fight infections and even control disorders such as anxiety.
Thanks to their properties, medicinal plants have become great allies to treat diseases. From high blood pressure and respiratory system conditions to a common cold or bronchitis.
Eucalyptus, Mint, Thyme and Aloe Vera for Respiratory Diseases
To treat the common cold and bronchitis, the experts advise the infusions of elderflower, eucalyptus, mint or thyme, plants that for their aromatic properties favor nasal decongestion and expectoration. They also relieve chronic cough and throat irritation.
Aloe vera, accompanied by juices rich in vitamin C, is also an ideal option to overcome the symptoms of these conditions.
Nettle for Arthritis
For its anti-inflammatory properties, nettle is one of the most used plants to relieve joint pain, stiffness and lack of mobility. Cut 1 to 2 inches from the plant, submerge in boiling water and consume as an infusion during the day.
Ginger and Turmeric for Inflammation of Hands
The roots of ginger and turmeric also improves inflammation of hands, elbows and knees. It is recommended to use them maximum three times a day.
Chamomile Tea for Irritable bowel
Irritable bowel is one of the most common digestive disorders. To overcome its symptoms it is recommended to take chamomile tea, which reduces inflammation and spasms.
Aloe, Elderberry, Peppermint and Cardamom for Constipation
Aloe, elderberry, peppermint and cardamom help combat constipation and abdominal distension.
Plantain for Gastritis
Plantain relieves the discomfort caused by gastritis and inflammation of the digestive tract.
Dandelion for Hypertension
Dandelion leaves are an effective alternative to treat moderate hypertension. Thanks to its diuretic properties they contribute to improve renal function. Plant extracts such as stone breaker (Phyllanthus niruri) and round-leaved mint are also very useful for regulating blood pressure.
All these plants are usually prepared in infusions, however, it is important to seek medical advice to determine the amount that should be consumed.
More than 50% of the medicines that are currently offered in the pharmaceutical market come from studies done in plants. In most medications the basic structure of the molecule comes from them. At least 40% are medicinal and capable, under continuous consumption guided by a health professional, to prevent the appearance of some diseases or relieve their symptoms.
Although the plants have always been considered a kind of natural laboratory, traditional knowledge has been rescued and validated through scientific methods that guarantee its medicinal use.