For centuries, herbs have been used in our culture and no one has ever doubted their beneficial effects on human body. Our ancestors used them to heal, to improve their well-being, and sometimes, and perhaps even often, they won the hearts of their chosen ones. Probably quite effectively, because we have always been a numerous nation. Today, herbs are available not only in their natural environment, but also you can find them in pharmacies and grocery stores. Nowadays, the availability of herbs is unlimited, therefore we should use that blessing from nature to keep our bodies in good shape. Herb, due to their proven health-promoting benefits can be used as a supplement of daily diet or as a natural medication in case of certain ailments.
Vitamins and …
Herbs contain ingredients such as tannins, which have calming properties, anti-aging flavonoids, and vitamins such as: A, B1, B2, C, E, K. Thanks to their unusual properties, they can help in regulation of digestive processes, fighting against infections, in lowering the level of cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, protect against heart attack or atherosclerosis, and also positively affect the urinary system. Below we present only the most popular herbs.
Thyme versus bacteria
It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, therefore it is often a component of medicines for acne and cough syrups. It relieves the cough, diluting mucus in the lungs and bronchi. Thyme will „take care” about your digestive tract, by regulating and strengthening digestion processes. Also, it will be effective in dealing of urinary tract or bladder related problems. Its green leaves are rich in vitamin K, A, C and E and essential oils – thymol and carvol with diastolic and bactericidal effect.
It’s not just a weed. In the countryside for centuries, it was treated with respect due to its healing properties and nutritional values. Nettle is a real treasure trove of active compounds, which are necessary for the proper functioning of our body. This inconspicuous plant has diuretic properties, irreplaceable in the treatment of kidney stones and urinary tract related problems. Supports the excretion of harmful substances from the body, at the same time prevents the retention of fluids. Medicines made from nettle leaves can stimulate secretion of gastric juice, facilitate digestion and absorption of food and reduce inflammation of the digestive tract.
Leaves and fruits of senna contain antraglucosides, which have a laxative effect, and flavonoids acting as antioxidants, as well as tannins. Senna promotes slimming by losing water from the body and helps in cleanse of intestines.
Melissa not just for stress
A plant that have been used in folk medicine for ages, due to its countless health-promoting properties. Melissa is an herb used both as a medicine and as a spice. A cup of Melissa tea is a great way for troubled nerves, insomnia, and also helps in neurosis treatment. Also, it has a relaxant effect, which is why it is recommended in digestive system ailments. It supports digestion, by stimulating secretion of gastric juices. Medical Melissa can be used by people who struggle hyperthyroidism.