In Makeufits, we bring you a short list of three medicinal plants that will help us regain health at a time when we need it. Often consume a pill to relieve an ailment. But little by little we can replace the use of drugs with the direct use of the plants and also, of course, with a lifestyle oriented disease prevention rather than cure.
Importance of medicinal plants
Plants are living things most generous in the world. They are organisms that produce their food for themselves: from the decomposition of light generate its food and produce energy.
We rely on plants for food. We eat the fruits and vegetables s gives us not only the earth but are a source of food. They are also the primary source of medicine, and even many patented drugs by the pharmaceutical industry are only derived from medicinal plants.
The laurel is a plant used since ancient times to treat various disorders. It is used to treat disorders as diverse as anorexia, flu, poisoning, nervous system disorders, bronchitis and infections. We have several ways to ingest it. We can prepare an infusion of bay leaves. To do this we must boil in water 10 bay leaves, let cool and drink.
We can also prepare a maceration of laurel and orange, for which we marinate 4 bay leaves with orange peel in a quart of water for 4 hours. This we must drink in moderation, because in large amounts can cause nausea.
Chamomile is an excellent plant in every way. It is very common and can be found and cultivated almost everywhere. It is used as a medicinal herb since ancient times. It essential oils, mineral and biological macromolecules such as carbohydrates and fats. It has multiple uses, both internal and external. It is used as a sedative, healing, analgesic, disinfectant, etc...
Applied externally, chamomile has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The can consume several ways. In infusion, we boil the flowers in water and then we can also drink tea or breathing vapor, which alleviates respiratory ailments. We can prepare a mixture of olive oil and chamomile flowers: place in a bottle filled with flowers and olive oil. We leave the bottle two weeks in the sun and then pass it to the refrigerator. We can use this oil externally.
Garlic is a plant native to Africa and Central Asia. Many, many healing properties of garlic and is recognized as a plant when inevitable lead a healthy life. Among the many benefits of garlic, it is used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulates digestion, lowers blood pressure and is even used to treat cancer. We also have many ways of ingesting it, both internally and externally.
Internally, many people are often reluctant by the strong aroma that stays in your mouth for a while. But saving this detail, eating garlic is good for the cardiovascular system, as a source of nutrients, and gastrointestinal system as protector. Can also be used externally to treat infections and, although it sounds a bit ugly, as an enema, as it eliminates the parasites.
So now we know we can rely on the wisdom of nature to prevent disease and to cure ailments that we already have, rather than resort to pharmacology, which often will not cure the underlying problem and will only serve to take away the money. Of course it is advisable to consult a professional before taking any herbal remedy that can result harmful. For as the ancients said frequently:
The difference between medicine and poison is in the dose.
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