Looking for ‘chemical-free’ and highly effective way to improve your health? Medicinal plants acts, quite unlike allopathic medicines. And that’s quite normal because medicinal plants does not have any artificial ingredient but only a potpourri of natural ingredients, which is different for each medicinal plant. There are vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants and the very special phyto chemicals. Here we present the most powerful medicinal plants and their effects:
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10. The Milk Thistle
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Milk thistle is a prickly, purple flowering plant that can be found wild along the way especially in warm regions. For centuries the seeds of milk thistle containing the active ingredient silymarin, has played an active role in strengthening the liver.
9. The Mugwort
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A very unassuming, but one of the most powerful medicinal plant is the common mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) a relative of wormwood. The Mugwort is native to Central Europe and is almost freely available everywhere. The areas of mugwort are manifold. In case of complaints of the digestive system and gynaecological problems, Mugwort turns out to be extremely useful. So whether indigestion, flatulence, loss of appetite or gall bladder, Mugwort comes for the rescue.
8. The Psyllium
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The seeds of the flea contains soluble fiber that can absorb significant amount of water. The enormous swelling capacity of flea seed makes it probaten and aids against constipation. The tract is increased by the psyllium, a stretch attraction is triggered and this then leads finally to defecation. The finer they are pulverized, the stronger is the swelling capacity and their intestinal cleansing effect.
7. The Burdock
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Burdock is generally used to increase the urine flow and for blood purification The burdock also has antibacterial and antifungal (fungus enemy) properties, which is why it is also very much used for skin problems such as acne or oily extract scaly scalp. The main ingredients of burdock are inulin, mucus, essential oil, tannins, bitter substances, sitosterol, antibiotic and fungicidal substances.
6. The Bearberry leaves
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The bearberry is a medicinal plant which has detoxifying effects and cures the kidney especially the bladder and urinary tract. In addition, the leaves are also used for curing cough and chronic diarrhoea. The main ingredient is arbutin. Along with it, tannins, flavonoids and some other essential oils are also found in the bearberry leaves.
5. The Sarsaparilla (root)
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It is native to the sarsaparilla in the Central American countries Guatemala, Honduras and San Salvador. The name or the appearance of the plant suggests their effects. Its root helps for body pain. It contains 1-3% steroidal saponins, phytosterols and strength. It has anti-inflammatory and cleaning properties. It also has an antioxidant effect.It has been increasingly used in the treatment of Lyme disease and asthmatic symptoms and allergies. The root of sarsaparilla stimulates the formation of white blood cells, especially the T lymphocytes and macrophages (phagocytes), which naturally improves the immunity of the body. The blood-purifying effect of sarsaparilla is therefore helpful to alleviate skin problems of all kinds such as eczema, cradle cap, psoriasis, acne, boils and warts.
4. The dandelion
The dandelion is a slightly bitter-tasting herb with bitter substances, carotenoids, flavonoids, tannins, vitamins, minerals, gums and (in the root) insulin. The dandelion can alleviate symptoms such as headaches and fasting-effects of excessive alcohol consumption. It is also used for high blood pressure, cough, constipation, and a problem with the gallbladder. It also stimulates the circulation. In this way it supports the removal of metabolic waste products that have embedded in the connective tissue and may contribute to diseases such as rheumatism and gout.
3. The Nettle
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Who does not know the nettle? It spreads everywhere along the way and in the meadows and is generally regarded as weeds. However their numerous health effects cancel this plant growing out of the shadows. It is applied to problems of the skin, muscles and joints .
Herbal books of the 16th century describe the plant mainly as a remedy for dropsy. And even the ancient Greeks and Hippocrates stressed especially the diuretic effects of this plant. The intense effect of the nettle is also used in homeopathy for skin rashes, minor burns and sunburn. As tincture, it is used by homeopaths for rheumatism and gout. Nettle is a very good vegetable source of iron, also contains a lot of chlorophyll.
2. The birch leaves
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Birch leaves act especially on the kidneys (promote renal perfusion and renal function) and the urinary tract. Birch leaves can be a tea or a fresh plant juice or taken in the form of tablets. The birch leaves can be applied in the cleaning of the urinary tract bacterial and inflammatory diseases. It can also be used in the cases of kidney semolina.
1. The Artichoke leaves
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The artichoke, which originally came from the Orient, is up to two meters high, thistle-like perennial. Their flower buds are eaten as a vegetable. They are rich in bitter substances (main active ingredient is the Cyanine), flavonoids, vitamins, minerals etc. The artichoke leaves are excellent for gallbladder and liver health. It promotes bile flow and protect the liver and helps in the regeneration.
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