Plain Herbs, the Benefits of which You Did not know
Many herbs that you've been using in your kitchen or seen grown along roadsides may have a thousand and one virtues, the benefits of which you don't know. You may only be using them for their distinctive aroma or just familiar with their name but unaware of their properties.
This article intends to discuss such plain herbs, the benefits of which are still uncommon among many. You may be amazed reading the countless benefits hidden in some of the most ordinary herbs. Let’s discuss!
Plantain contains iridoids which give it anti-inflammatory properties, soothing the respiratory tract and facilitating breathing. Its leaves are composed of mucilages, flavonoids, minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium) and vitamins (A, B, C, K).
Plantain exhibits anti-infectious and antiviral properties. Studies have shown the antibacterial properties of plantain on different bacteria.
Some of its species are used for their antispasmodic and immunomodulating effects (thanks to the presence of β-glucans). Their flavonoids are also antioxidants and help fight oxidative stress involved in cellular aging. It is also used for its soothing properties in cases of bronchitis, dry and irritating cough.
Yarrow or Achillea millefolium, as its scientific name, is a medicinal plant with numerous uses both internally and externally. Its essential oils are rich in Phenolic acids, flavonoids, lactones, tannins and vitamins (A, C and E).
Yarrow is a wonder plant for every woman as it acts on hormonal regulation and the reproductive organs of women, helping in menstruation control, regulating Menopause and relieving premenstrual symptoms.
It has anti-hemorrhagic and anti-inflammatory properties, one of its first proven properties that favor healing and improving conditions such as Arthritis, Varicose veins, tissue inflammation and wounds. Finally, it can help to improve better blood circulation, reducing tension levels and allowing blood fluidity.
It is also an excellent astringent that can help fight many common ailments such as bronchitis, asthma, flu and the common cold. This plant strengthens the body's defense mechanism, protecting external agents.Its supplements are also available in tincture and capsule forms.
Red Clover or Meadow Clover is widely used in herbal medicines for its properties that improve skin and hormonal health. It's amazing for the skin and helps alleviate the symptoms of skin problems such as acne or eczema. Consuming red clover in herbal tea or tincture form works great for the skin.
It is a plant that helps enormously during menopause because it is nutritious and helps women who have demineralization at menopause. It is also rich in vitamin C and E and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc. Secondly, it is rich in isoflavones that help reduce menopause symptoms.
The medicinal applications of mugwort merge the ancient tradition with the most modern clinical examination. It has traditionally been used as a natural resource to combat intestinal parasites in home remedies, which have been replicated in different herbal products for this purpose.
One of its benefits, for which it is widely known, is that it reduces the risk of developing malaria. It is also a digestive balm to relieve nausea, stomach heaviness, difficulty, indigestion and gas. You can also consume its tincture to alleviate the above-mentioned symptoms.
Its antiseptic effect helps alleviate high fevers, common cold and respiratory allergies. It also has a slightly protective effect on liver tissue and can help promote eliminating toxic agents.
Now you know the benefits of these plain herbs, do not hesitate to integrate them into your daily intake. Share this with your friends and family, and let us know how you find this information!