Healing herbs are those natural ingredients which are less toxic and less harmful to the body. If you’re looking for a green way to freshen up the air around you, consider planting one of these. These natural remedies are cost-effective, and natural air purifiers that can also increase your productivity, reduce stress and enhances your concentration.
If you aren’t familiar with healing herbs yet, it’s time to familiarize yourself with nature’s medicine: healing herbs. I’ve collected the list of best natural healing herbs.
Natural Healing Herbs: Best 20 Natural Remedies
Natural healing herbs are used from centuries. Here we have listed 20 natural healing herbs that are easily available and you can use it daily.
1. Tulsi (Holy Basil)
The Indian Basil plant Tulsi has a lot of significance in the Hindu religion. In fact, people worship medicinal plant “Tulsi” every day in the morning as well as evening time. Most homes will have a plant and it is considered sacred, not least due to the medicinal value of Tulsi.
Use of Tulsi, immune boosting, helps restore our body’s negative reaction to stress, removes fluoride from water, and is anti-fungal, so it’s a great herb to treat a candida overgrowth. It might also inhibit breast cancer.
Saffron is a spice which is derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”, its Hindi word is Kesar. But why saffron spice is so expensive? The amount of labor involved in saffron farming, which saffron insists on being done by hand, that’s why saffron is considered one of the world’s most expensive spices.
The Crocus plant beauty is striking not only for its color but also its shape and style. Saffron health benefits such as coughs, emphysema, and asthma, and loosening phlegm. Saffron is effective when treating insomnia, gas, depression, fright, shock, pain, heartburn, and also for dry skin. It is also useful for menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Turmeric is a part of the ginger family, it’s Hindi name is Haldi. It has a warm and bitter flavor, and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. And it is best-known ingredient to make curry, it’s looking like this golden spice may be a whole lot more than a pretty color.
Medicinal value of turmeric is, it may prevent colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s a good general immune system booster due to its high antioxidant capacity – mopping up nasty free radicals.
Thanks to Turmeric properties to strong anti-inflammatory and its positive effect on the liver, turmeric can help calm digestive trouble and get your stomach feeling good again.
Itis used to make up Jammu Asih Kinasih, the Indonesian love potion that is said to bring a whole new meaning to the words ‘love making’.
4. Cumin Seeds
Cumin is called Jeera in hindi. It is a good source of iron, which is essential for energy production and metabolism. It is also a key mineral in keeping our immune system healthy. Cumin seeds may also have anti-carcinogenic properties, especially for liver and stomach.
It may also increase the liver’s detoxification enzymes, which in itself means it will have many ways to heal as the more effective our liver is at detoxing, the more we will be healthier. You can use Cumin powder for weight loss and also in cooking by adding them to your dips, roast veggies and slow-cooked meals like curry, soups, and casseroles.
5. Cinnamon – Cinnamomum Cassia
Cinnamomum cassia is an evergreen tree which is originated in southern China, and widely cultivated there and elsewhere in southern and eastern Asia. Cassia cinnamon is a type of cinnamon.
Cinnamon is prepared from the dried inner bark of a certain evergreen tree. The cassia spice found in food stores might contain both of these types of cinnamon.
Cassia cinnamon is unsafe when taken by mouth in large amounts for a long period of time. People take Cassia cinnamon for diabetes and prediabetes, gas, muscle and stomach spasms, preventing nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, infections, arthritis, the common cold, and loss of appetite.
People apply cassia cinnamon to the skin to prevent from mosquitos. Cassia cinnamon is used in food and beverages as a flavoring agent.
6. Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosmarinus officinalis commonly known as rosemary. It is a woody herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers. This gorgeous smelling Rosemary herb likes little attention in the garden. Ignore it and it will thrive.
Rosemary medicinal uses are many and varied. Caffeic acid and Rosemarinic acid both acids reduce the inflammation associated with asthma and improve liver function and heart health. Rosemary plant is also a rich source of Vitamin E, another potent antioxidant that improves heart health.
It helps prevent the brain aging and is now proving an important defense against cancer and also it helps to prevent breast cancer. Its other benefits are in reducing age-related skin damage, help to reduce swelling.
Rosemary is also stimulating our adrenal glands to provide energy while lifting our mood and relieving stress.
7. Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
The Ginger is your go-to spice to prevent nausea, no matter the cause be it pregnancy, motion sickness, food intolerances, anxiety etc. Ginger as medicine works by blocking the effects of serotonin, a chemical produced by both the brain and stomach when you’re nauseated.
It also stops the production of free radicals, another reason we might feel nauseous. Its anti-inflammatory properties also decrease your blood pressure if it’s too high, and is useful for preventing cancer and arthritic pain.
The benefit of ginger is to regulate blood flow, which may lower blood pressure and decrease blot clots during menstruation. Ginger extract has been proven that it reduces the pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.
8. Sage – Salvia officinalis
Sage is one of my favorite herbs, and for so many reasons because it is a very effective treatment when it comes to deal with menopausal hot flushes or excessive sweating.
Pick a fresh leaf and rub it over your teeth to whiten your teeth do it a few times each week.
It also helps women to regulate your menstrual cycle. It’s wonderful to use sage as a healing herb. It also calms the nerves, aids in healing burns, reduces nausea and flatulence, improves liver issues, kidney stones, gallstones, and mouth.
When sage is mix with rosemary, it can darken the gray hair. Make a tea and rinse through your hair and leave it on, a few times a week. Raw sage is also used to treat warts, skin cancers and tumors. Yes, sage is a pretty fabulous or healing herb. When it burned then the smoldering smoke offers various remedies for many physical, emotional, or mental imbalances.
The name Ashwagandha is from the Sanskrit language and it is a combination of the two words “ashva”, mean horse, and “gandha” mean smell. Ashwagandha is a herb. The Ashwagandha root and berry are used to make medicine. Some people use ashwagandha for improving thinking ability, decreasing pain and swelling, and preventing the effects of aging.
Ashwagandha has a lot of uses. But, there isn’t enough information to judge whether it is effective or not for any of them.
Ashwagandha is used for arthritis, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), balance, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trouble sleeping (insomnia), tumors, tuberculosis, asthma, a skin condition marked by white patchiness, backache, menstrual problems, hiccups, Parkinson’s disease, and chronic liver disease.
Ashwagandha benefit to reduce the side effects of medications used to treat cancer and schizophrenia and also reduce the levels of fat and sugar in the blood.
Bacopa monnieri plant and Centella Asiatica, are known as Brahmi. In Ayurveda, Brahmi is known as a brain tonic and may actually work on the brain through its effect on the gut microbiology.
The study says that Brahmi supports healthy skin and circulatory functions. The Brahmi herbs are literally in the shape of a brain. “Brahmi benefits for memory, brain function, and nervous system repair.
Brahmi medicinal plant supports the body’s natural healing process and healthy blood circulation. It is a medicinal plant use in the Ayurvedic system of medicine as a nerve tonic to promote mental health, improve memory and intellect and to promote youthful vitality and longevity.
11. Amla (Dong Quai)
The Amla literally means “sour”. Amla (Dong Quai) is used in Ayurveda and other Asian medicinal practices for thousands of years.
Benefits of Amla such as, it supports healthy metabolism, digestion, and elimination, it nourishes the heart and respiratory system. It promotes anti-inflammatory properties that cool, tone, and nourish tissues and organs.
Ayurveda traditionally recommends tasting herbs. Amla can be taken in four forms a powder, a tablet, a liquid extract, or in a jam such as chyavanprash. Amla tree has natural antioxidant and it promotes healthy eyes, hairs, nails, and skin.
12. Siberian Ginseng
The root of the Eleutherococcus centicocus plant, also called Siberian ginseng or Eleuthero, it is used in China and Russia for centuries with a variety of benefits.
Siberian ginseng is often called an “adaptogen”. This is a non-medical term used to describe substances that can strengthen your body and increase general resistance to daily stress.
Siberian Ginseng health benefits that help you to cope with stress, increase energy, improve mental clarity, improves blood circulation, and also helps to boost the immune system. People use Siberian ginseng herb root to make medicine.
Ginseng uses for kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, fibromyalgia, flu, cold, chronic bronchitis, and tuberculosis.
It is also helpful in treating the side effects of cancer chemotherapy. Each Siberian ginseng plants take several years to grow but the roots can live for over a hundred years.
Dandelion is a sunny and a healing herb packed with many vitamins and minerals. It is highly known for its ability to cleanse the liver. It helps to maintain proper flow of bile made by the liver, it keeps your blood sugar in check.
Dandelion is also wonderful for protecting your bones because it is high in calcium and vitamin K. It holds a unique place in herbal medicine. I think it is safe to say that it is the unofficial emblem of the herbal resurgence.
Many people have liver problems with the overconsumption of alcohol or other drugs. Dandelion uses are: for weight-loss, contributes to vitality, enhances the taste of food, improves metabolism etc.
Nature provided this ancient medicinal plant to revive metabolism after the cold and dark season. The stem does not carry leaves and is hollow inside.
The Peppermint plant is a hybrid plant. Peppermint oil is widely used to give flavors in food. This medicinal plant has many health benefits like it improves the power of the digestive system, enhances memory power, stops joint pain, and handle every stomach conditions.
Drinking peppermint tea improves your digestive system. If you add a few drops of peppermint oil to water, it can also be helpful for nausea.
If you apply peppermint oil to your temples and forehead, you’ll find that it’s also wonderful for your headaches. And, if you like healthy hairs, you can add a couple of drops of peppermint oil to your shampoo. It will reduce dandruff, help with hair loss, and thicken your hair.
It may also protect against DNA damage and cell death caused by radiation exposure. When you treat a baby with tummy cramps, you can give a teaspoon of peppermint tea if the baby will take it, or put a cloth soaked in warm peppermint tea on the baby’s belly.
15. Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm is from the mint family. The leaves have a mild lemon aroma that is used to make medicine. It is used alone or use as part of various multi-herb combination products. The genus name Melissa means “bee”.
Lemon balm is used for problems such as upset stomach, bloating, intestinal gas (flatulence), vomiting, and colic, menstrual cramps, headache, toothache, hysteria, and melancholia.
Lemon balm has calming effects so most peoples take it for anxiety, sleep problems, and restlessness. Moreover, it is also used for Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the thyroid, swollen airways, rapid heartbeat due to nervousness, high blood pressure, sores, tumors, and insect bites.
Calendula plants are almost anywhere in this world. It is a healing herb for headaches, toothache, swelling, and strengthening the heart and also they have been used in cooking. But only the flower heads of marigolds are used medicinally.
The petals of the calendula flower have been made into an infusion that is useful as an eyewash. They are also good for food coloring. In today market, this flower has become popular in many natural health products and skin care lines.
It is used in various lotions, shampoos, and other products. In addition, this herb helps health issues ranging from skin inflammation to cramps to even cancer.
Drinking calendula tea may help you to induce the menstruation cycle, as well as ease the painful side effects of menstruation in women. The oils and acids within the plant have shown to be effective in fighting pathogens, candida symptoms, and antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
Ginkgo biloba is a fan-shaped leaf, is the oldest surviving tree species. This herb is now one of the top-selling herbal supplements in the United States. These supplements are made from the leaves of the Ginkgo herb tree, which contain antioxidants that are thought to protect nerves, heart muscle, blood vessels, and retinas from damage.
Ginkgo also has been shown to improve memory for people with dementia, temper the side effects from medications used to treat schizophrenia, and reduce anxiety, and dilates blood vessels.
In some people, Ginkgo may cause an allergic reaction. If you’re allergic to urushiols, an oily resin found in poison ivy, sumac, poison oak, and mango rind then your risk may be higher.
It increases bleeding. If you have a bleeding disorder or take medications or use other herbs that may increase your risk of bleeding then don’t use Ginkgo. To limit your bleeding risk, stop taking ginkgo at least two weeks before undergoing a surgical procedure because it can be dangerous for you.
The chamomile plant is one of the most common herbs used for healing purposes. It is one of the oldest and most widely used medicinal plants in the world and has been recommended for a variety of healing applications.
Chamomile is a member of the daisy family. Chamomile flowers are used in medicine as an anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, nervine, stomachic, tonic, vasodilatory. Additional use of this herb as a medicine includes relieving gas pains, and a very mild but efficient laxative.
It contains chemicals called flavonoids. These flavonoids are a type of nutrient present in many plants, and they play a significant role in chamomile medicinal effects.
Several studies have linked that chamomile tea reduced the severity of menstrual cramps.
Garlic plant originated from central Asia. It is also a popular herb because it can heal a wide range of diseases. Garlic benefit is: it improves your immunity, reduces blood pressure and the chance of cardiovascular problems, prevents allergies and quick relief from a toothache, headache, improve male sexual potency etc.
Garlic is low in calories and rich in nutrients. In India, the Charaka Samhita (foundation text of Ayurvedic medicine) recommends garlic as a treatment for heart disease. Most of the people apply garlic oil to their skin and nails to treat fungal infections, warts, and corns.
Garlic is also helpful to treat yeast infection in vegina. In foods and beverages, fresh garlic, garlic powder, and garlic oil, all of these are used to add flavor. It also seems garlic to work best in people with diabetes, especially if takes for at least 3 months.
Feverfew is a healing herb plant that is native to Asia Minor and the Balkans. It is helpful to use for the treatment of fevers, migraines headaches, stomach aches, toothaches, insect bites, menstruation problem, and labor pain during childbirth. Feverfew dry leaves are normally used for medicine as well as fresh leaves and extracts are also useful.
People take it by mouth for the prevention and treatment of headaches. Tanacetum parthenium has a confounding history. The Medical Center suggests that the name is a corruption of an older name, featherfoil and that the herb lost popularity with herbalists because it did not dispel fevers.
The success of the feverfew herb remedy attracted researchers, who subjected the herb to clinical trials and found that chewing fresh feverfew leaves during a migraine did, in fact, help people feel better.
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