Medicinal plants are well known, but what about medicinal herbs? Ginger, cinnamon and cayenne pepper have long been considered "miracle cures" and are touted for acute colds or for boosting fat burning. Ever since the word detox has been on everyone's lips, herbs that have a natural detoxifying effect have also been known. But these are by no means the only herbs that most people have at home for cooking and that - incidentally - also have healing effects.

For years, nature's medicinal herbs were the only thing that people could use to treat illnesses. They were boiled, crushed, eaten or made into pastes, and helped with internal symptoms as well as wounds and external injuries. The use of medicinal herbs to treat a wide range of ailments and acute symptoms has a long history, and yet today most people resort to medication even for minor symptoms.

We show you three fascinating herbs with medicinal properties that almost everyone of us has at home.

1. Sage

True sage is a spice and medicinal plant and its ingredients have extremely versatile effects. The essential oils, bitter and tannins and also estrogen-like substances contained in it inhibit the formation of sweat. They promote menstruation in women, relieve cramps, stimulate the formation of secretions and also have a disinfectant effect. The bitter substances contained in it also stimulate the production of saliva and gastric juices and thus promote digestion. The flower extracts of true sage are free of essential oil and can be used for nervous physical exhaustion and loss of appetite. Sage is also said to have anti-inflammatory effects - a true miracle herb!

2. Saffron

The golden yellow saffron tastes great internationally in paella, bouillabaisse or risotto alla milanese, but saffron can do much more than that. The versatile ingredients of saffron are considered to be invigorating, heart-strengthening and stimulating. Saffron can lift the mood and has already been used to treat depression. With its effect on the central nervous system, it can also be used in this area to calm and relieve pain. It also promotes digestion and has an anti-inflammatory effect, which is why it is preferably used for digestive problems. It is noteworthy that saffron has a positive effect on the sexual organs and can be used for menstrual problems, but also to increase potency.

3. Elderberry

Elderberries have a truly miraculous effect on colds. They relieve coughs, induce sweating and strengthen the immune system at the same time. The active components of the berries include essential oils, plenty of vitamins C and B and potassium. The deep black berries have the highest vitamin C content. Its healing effect is described as blood-cleansing and blood-soothing, anti-inflammatory and antifungal. It also has a positive effect on respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis and is also used against eye and bladder infections, migraines and even hay fever. Elderberries have also proven to be effective in treating stomach pain. Not only does elderberry juice have healing effects, but the flowers and bark can also be used to make a tea that relieves acute cold symptoms.



Older post