In the Indian indigenous system of medicine (Ayurveda), the leaves of Moringa oleifera are described to remove all kinds of excessive pain, useful in eye diseases, cure hallucinations, and as an aphrodisiac, anthelmintic, dry tumours, hiccough, asthma etc. Botanical Name Moringa oleifera Part Used Leaf Common Names horseradish tree, Benjamin, Sigru, Shigru (Sanskrit); Sahajan, sahijan … Continue reading Moringa Leaf Benefits: Snapshot
Western herbal medicine considers the diuretic hydrangea as being particularly helpful in the treatment of kidney and bladder stones. The herb is given for many other conditions that affect the genitourinary system, including cystitis, urethritis, enlarged prostate, and prostatitis.
Black cohosh is a popular women's herb. It is known to help restore healthy menses and to soothe irritation and congestion of the cervix, uterus, and vagina. It also improves circulation in general and lowers blood pressure by temporarily dilating blood vessels.
Cayenne is a powerful warming stimulant acting on the circulation, the digestion and is used on a wide range of complaints from arthritis and chilblains to colic and diarrhoea.
Cinnamon has been traditionally taken as a warming herb for "cold" conditions, often in combination with ginger. The herb stimulates the circulation, especially to the fingers and toes. Cinnamon is also a traditional remedy for digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, as well as for aching muscles and other symptoms of viral conditions such as colds.
Ashwagandha is used in Ayurveda in much the same way that ginseng is used in Chinese medicine: to improve vitality and to aid recovery after chronic illness.
Turmeric helps stabilize the body's microflora, thus inhibiting yeast overgrowth. It also sensitizes the body's cortisol receptor sites and thus is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. It helps regulate the menses, can prevent blood clots from forming, and is restorative after childbirth.
Boswellia is anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic. This makes it potentially useful in chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis. Other conditions that may benefit include gout, asthma, hay fever, and nettle rash.
Nettle improves the body's resistance to pollens, moulds, and environmental pollutants. It stabilises mast cell walls, which stops the cycle of mucous membrane hyperactivity, and it nourishes and tones the veins, improves veins' elasticity, reduces inflammation, and helps prevent blood clots. It also helps curb the appetite, cleanses toxins from the body, and energises, making … Continue reading Nettle Benefits: Snapshot
Ginger is even more effective than Dramamine in curbing motion sickness, without causing drowsiness. As a digestive aid, it warms the digestive organs, stimulates digestive secretions, increases the amylase concentration in saliva, and facilitates the digestion of starches and fatty foods. It also strengthens the tissues of the heart, activates the immune system, prevents blood … Continue reading Ginger Benefits: Snapshot