For centuries people have relied on herbal treatments to rid them of their illnesses. Although allopathy medicines are quite famous and in high demand in the market right now, people often turn towards herbal medicinal products to try their hand at in-home treatments. But to do this, you also need to know about all the medicinal products that can help you at all times. Given below is a list of medicinal products including their benefits and uses that you should always know of. Read along.
Echinacea Or Coneflower
Echinacea or coneflower is not only a flowering plant but also a popular herbal remedy. Native Americans have used it since ages to treat a wide variety of ailments. These include wounds, burns, toothaches, sore throat and also an upset stomach. Almost all the parts of the plants – leaves, petals, roots and seeds can be used for various medicinal purposes. Although, if you are to follow what the Native Americans say, the roots are the strongest and can give the best medicinal results.
In the present times, you can see people using the echinacea flower or the coneflower for treating or preventing common cold. Though, the doctors do not quite approve of it as such.
In the present day, you can see many women using ginseng face masks to keep their skin firm and fresh-looking. But ginseng is a medicinal plant the roots of which have been used for ages to make tea or even ginseng powder. This tea or even the powder is then used to reduce inflammation, boost immunity, improve brain functions and enhance energy levels. Many people even use it for relaxation purposes.
One thing that you ought to know about ingesting ginseng is that its short-term uses have turned out to be useful. But its long-term safety has still not been declared by doctors and scientists and is thus still unclear.
The cooked fruit of the Sambuca nigra plant is also known as elderberry. It has been used by people since ancient times for treating headaches, nerve pain, cough and cold, toothaches, constipation and viral infections. Although in the present times, the use of elderberry can be said to be limited to treating the flu and common cold.
You can now get it in stores as syrups and lozenges. You can also cook the syrup at home using honey and ginger and of course, elderberries.
The plant owes its medicinal properties to the high level of antioxidants, antimicrobial characteristics, and its antiviral properties. But again, scientists are yet to declare about these properties and as a result of which doctors do not always approve of it.
Many people around the world rely on herbal medicines to relieve them of their medicinal illnesses till date. Though these herbs are claimed to have quite a variety of uses, the lack of strong scientific research makes people weary of using it. So, when you use these, keep the negative effects in mind and always consult your doctor before ingesting even an ounce of these.