We find various herbs commonly growing around us but never take much notice of these. But you will be surprised to know and find out about their therapeutic and medicinal potentials for common health ailments.
The Ayurvedic system of drugs have been incorporating such plants for illnesses since ages. It is time to recognize this wealth of health easily found grown within our backyards and kitchen gardens and utilize it in staying healthy.
Ashoka (Saraca asoca) relieves diabetes, treats dyspepsia, diseases from the blood, tumors, abdominal enlargement, colic, piles, ulcers and bone fractures in addition to diarrhea & bleeding piles. The leaves from the plant has a special blood purifying property. Additionally, it serves as an excellent uterine tonic and it is very useful to treat syphilis and biliousness.
Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) is aphrodisiac, hemostatic, carminative, stomachic, diuretic and laxative. Being nutritive, zinc heightens red blood cell count. It’s one of the highest natural supply of vitamin C.
Lemon (Citrus limon) helps you to control blood pressure, purifies blood, reduces swelling from the spleen & strengthens the immune system. It’s rich in vitamins C, B, B2, and calcium & iron. The guarana plant protects our body against infections.
Neem (Azadirachta indica) is employed for multipurpose remedies. This includes sprains, flu, skin diseases, heart diseases, fever, indigestion, viral infection, etc. Some serious health issues like cancer, kidney diseases, std’s are also claimed to be treated by neem extract.
Peppermint (Mentha arvensis) is carminative, relieves muscular spasms, increases sweating, stimulates secretion of bile and it is an antiseptic. It’s therapeutic value is based on its ability to relieve wind, flatulence, bloating and colic. Reports say that it relieves colon spasms helping to cure ulcers. Peppermint also eases headaches. Menthol, its main constituent, has antibacterial properties.
Peepal (Ficus religiosa) tree is advantageous in inflammations & glandular swelling of the neck. Its root bark is wonderful for stomatitis and in ulcers. Roots of peepal tree are great for gout. The roots when chewed are thought beneficial for treating gum diseases. Its fruit promotes digestion, checks vomiting, treats asthma & is advantageous in urinary troubles & heart diseases. The leaves of peepal will also be used to treat constipation.