Healing herbs

Healing herbs

Treating colds and flu with herbs

Colds and flu represent the classic winter ailments which, in many cases, can also be resolved through herbal methods. The fumigations, for example, are among the most effective remedies for colds. Pour a liter of water into a pan, bring it to a boil and immediately turn off the flame. At this point, pour a few drops of eucalyptus or thyme essential oil and place the face just above the container, covering the head with a towel, so as to make the fumigation even more effective. If mint leaves are added to the eucalyptus and thyme leaves, it will be possible to make a very effective anti-flu herbal tea. "Black currant" is a plant very rich in flavonoids and, thanks to these molecules that help strengthen the immune system, it is an excellent aid in fighting the flu.

Herbs: a precious help against pain

The healing herbs they can be very useful in fighting both rheumatic and joint pains. In case of headache or other painful manifestations of various kinds, it is possible to resort to "Spirea olmaria" which, thanks to the rich presence of substances deriving from salicylic acid, has a good analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effect. For an effective result, the dry extract (in the form of caps) or the hydroalcoholic extract (in drops) is recommended because the infused Spirea is only a flavoring. Another very common and annoying situation is represented by cramps that can depend on various factors: potassium deficiency, temperature changes, etc ... In these cases rosemary can be useful which is also an excellent solution to give relief in case of articolar pains.

  • Medical plants

    For millennia, man has found precious allies in plants for the hygiene and health of his body, and also of the spirit; already in the past centuries the first doctors used flowers, roots, leaves and c ...
  • Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra

    Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra L. Harvest: Between September and November. Properties: Refreshing, bechic, laxative, expectorant, diuretic, anti-inflammatory. Family: Papilionaceae. Common names: Mau ...
  • Queen of the Alps, Blue thistle - Eryngium alpinum

    Name: Eryngium campestre L. Harvest: The leaves in summer, the roots from autumn until the leaves are picked.Properties: Sudoriferous, diuretic, laxative, aperitif.Family: Umbrellif ...
  • Dolcimele, Spleen - Lamium maculatum

    Name: Lamium album L. Harvest: In the flowering period. Properties: purifying, astringent, anti-haemorrhagic. Family: Labiate. Common names: Urtia bianca, lamio, dead nettle ....

Natural remedies to heal injuries and bruises

Injuries and bruises are physical traumas that can affect the skin, joints or limbs and, in milder cases, can be treated with curative rebes To heal wounds, for example, an infusion based on dried flowers can be used of Calendula to make compresses on the affected area. Calendula is an excellent calming, antiseptic, astringent and, above all, it contributes to the decrease of bleeding. When the problem is represented by bruises or sprains, it is recommended to use St. John's Wort oil which, used locally, accelerates the healing process. In the presence of bruises, on the other hand, it is possible to use tea leaves because they help reduce swelling of the tissues and it is also a truly effective remedy against the "bags under the eyes", typical of morning awakening.

Healing herbs: Medicinal plants against stress and insomnia

It happens to everyone, sooner or later, to experience stressful moments: between the problems in the family, the pressing rhythms at work and the exams at the university it is not difficult to feel oppressed by anxiety and stress, which often also give rise to disorders of sleep. These problems, common to many, however, should not be underestimated and it is preferable to "block" them in the bud. In this case it is very useful to resort to phytotherapy because the plant world is full of excellent solutions. Chamomile is undoubtedly the best known tranquilizer and known above all because it promotes sleep, but equally effective are hawthorn (relaxing), passionflower (sedative), mellissa (also useful against anxiety), valerian, l 'avena sativa (for restless sleep), lavender (to counteract stress) and lime (strong anxiolytic action).

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