Next Time You Go Shopping Be
Sure To Pick Up These Herbal Remedies
You may not be aware, but herbal remedies are all around us.
Many people take herbal remedies every day for a variety of
reasons, some have real medical conditions, which they use
herbal medicines to resolve their conditions, others just want
to live well and try to give their body a healthy
Did you know that a lot of the different plants and foods
around us are actually herbal remedies in disguise?
You may walk around your garden smelling the fragrant
flowers, or watching the bees busy at work making honey in the
hive, what you may be surprised to learn is that they can all
have a positive effect on medical conditions.
There are many simple, yet effective, herbal remedies that
can help a multitude of different conditions as shown
Hibiscus Tea: Hibiscus is a wonderful red
tropical flower, but it has even stronger affects than its
beautiful exterior. Hibiscus has a powerful reaction to blood
pressure, if you drink a cup of hibiscus tea a day for twelve
days then you will see your systolic and diastolic lower by
just over ten percent.
Chamomile Tea: Chamomile tea is a widely
used herbal tea in Europe; many use it to soothe digestive
problems they have. This herbal remedy works by relieving any
inflammation build up in the lining of the gut and also acting
as an antiseptic.
Green tea: Many of us have been told that
green tea is good for us, yet we don’t fully understand why.
Green tea is extremely high in antioxidants; the antioxidants
have a very positive effect in helping to prevent heart
Lavender: If you live in certain parts of
Europe, like the United Kingdom then you will see Lavender
growing wild, or cultivated in most private gardens. Lavender
is a vibrant purple color when in bloom and very fragrant too,
but it also has calming tendencies also.
An old English remedy to calm the senses is having a hot
bath with lavender oil as it reduces stress and
An Interesting Herb Fact
The Healing Beauty of Borage
The borage flower (Borago officinalis) is well known for its lovely blue color. The flowers have been used since Elizabethan times for both decoration and for its healing beauty. Recent modern research has shown that the plant may actually stimulate the adrenal glands, encouraging the production of adrenaline, that famous 'fight or flight' hormone that is responsible for getting our bodies geared up during the most stressful times in our lives. Herbalists describe the character of the borage...
Cranberry: Cranberry is an extremely effective
herbal remedy for preventing a urinary tract infection.
Cranberry is able to do this by preventing bacteria from
sticking to the wall of the bladder thus making it very
difficult for bacteria to take a hold and cause infection.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is a
great medicine against burns, should you have a burn all you
need to do is take a thick leaf off an Aloe Vera plant, tear it
down the middle and use the gel inside on the affected
If you do this fairly quickly after the burn occurs then you
will find it very soothing and you will also see the burn heal
a lot more quickly.
The seeds of the milk thistle plant can also
be used to treat high cholesterol levels and to
help soothe gall bladder inflammation.
Recent medical studies have found that milk
thistle indeed has several health benefits.
Studies have shown that milk thistle contains
more antioxidants than vitamin E.
Garlic: Garlic is a food we use to add
taste to our meals, but it also has antibiotic values. Garlic
contains Alliin, which is an antibiotic compound that is
ingested into the body when Garlic is chewed.
Although it has the most positive benefit when eaten raw,
Garlic can still have a positive effect if used in cooking