Medicinal plants and medicinal plant’s seeds have been used by humans to treat humans and animals since ancient times. The study of medicinal plants and their uses is known as herbalism. Most of the medicinal plant’s seeds have not been tested to check to what extent they will work or how good they will interact with other medicinal plant seeds. Always be cautious that not all-natural herbs are safe. Treatments that are done with the help of using medicinal plants have minimum to no risk to the individual’s health.
History Of Medicinal Plants Seeds
The very first historical records of medicinal plant seeds have been recorded in the Sumerian civilization. In Sumerian civilization, on many clay tablets, hundreds of medicinal plant seeds, such as opium, are enumerated. Among Sumerian, Egyptians, and Greek civilizations, India has been proven to have the richest repository of medicinal herbs. Among India’s forests, there are many medicinal herbs and aromatic plants used in the manufacture of numerous pharmaceutical drugs and fragrance products. According to a recent WHO report, there are approximately 21,000 medicinal plants, and around 80% of the people rely on medicinal herbs rather than human-made pharmaceutical drugs for good health care.
Types Of Medicinal Plants
Flower of chamomile: – chamomile is the most popularly used medicinal plant in the USA and is considered an all-cure plant. It is also used to cure insomnia, anxiety, and relaxation because of its anxiolytic and sedative properties.
Root and cloves of garlic: – along with its microbial effects, it is also used for reducing blood pressure and cholesterol. If consumed in large quantities, it can cause clotting and should not be consumed in large amounts before any surgery or dental procedures.
Roots of ginger: – consumption of ginger has proved to ease the effects of motion sickness and nausea.
Turmeric: – Turmeric has been proven to relieve pain caused by some inflammatory diseases, helps prevent cancer, and many various types of skin diseases and cancer.
Flax seeds: – flax seeds along with chia seeds, soybeans, and walnuts are the only few sources of omega-3 fatty acids in plants. Flax seeds help maintain blood pressure, reduce obesity, inflammation, and prevent the risk of colon cancer. Large consumption of flax seeds in women can affect estrogen production in women who are pregnant or have a history of cancer.
Lavender: -consumption of lavender can be poisonous if consumed directly. It is beneficial for someone who has anxiety, migraine, and blood pressure.
Aloe-vera: – it is used in the treatment of any digestive distress, helping increase the immunity of the body and constipation. Since it can store water in its leaves, It can also survive in any dry environment.
Tulsi: – the plant Tulsi has a very important significance in the Hindu religion. Apart from its religious significance, it is used to treat cough, indigestion, diabetes, heart diseases, among many others.
A recent study found out that almost one-third of medicinal plants labeled had no traces of the said herb, and other ingredients were adulterated with allergens. Since medicinal plant seeds are safe, grown in nature, have minimum to no side effects, they are more preferable than human-made medicines.