The knowledge of the medicinal power of some plants and herbs is millenary and has transcended for generations thanks to tradition, especial...
The knowledge of the medicinal power of some plants and herbs is millenary and has transcended for generations thanks to tradition, especially indigenous peoples, who have shared their knowledge and wealth.
It is considered that our ancestors began to know these species after distinguishing between those that were used to eat and those that had some positive effect on their body, so from this, they began to differentiate and select them.
These plants provide us with a garden full of aroma that revives anyone. They are easy to use to treat common ailments at home and do not require much effort when looking for, growing, or collecting them.
Currently, the importance of medicinal plants throughout the world lies not only in their richness as part of the culture but also in the scientific knowledge that is generated from their study and the analysis that is made of ecological, geographical, cultural, pharmacological, and chemical.
Natural remedies for stress and insomnia
Some are as common as garlic, recognized as a strong antibiotic and widely used to treat colds, colds, and respiratory infections; and others we will have to look for them in herbal stores or garden centers. But what is true is that these plants can help you deal with many health problems.
Some pathologies, such as stress and insomnia, can be improved with these medicinal remedies, ailments that have become great contemporary ills.
Although in reality, we all go through stressful situations from time to time, since it is the way in which the brain and the body respond to internal or external demand. So, in principle, it is a state that is part of the normal and expected functioning of the body.
The problem comes when stress is felt too frequently or for long, continuous periods. When this happens, a whole series of alterations occur in both the body and the mind and these can become so serious that they lead to insomnia and thus reduce the quality of life markedly.
Stress thus becomes a factor that encourages and intensifies other mental and physical pathologies; therefore, here is a list of plants that help reduce it effectively.
1 lemon balm or lemon balm
It is one of the most used medicinal plants to relieve stress as it is very suitable for those times when you feel a lot of restlessness or nervousness. To achieve the desired effect, it should be taken as an infusion, two or three times a day.
2 St. John's Wort
The Mexican Academy of Neurology published a study in which it is shown that St. John's wort is suitable for relieving stress, anxiety, and nervousness, which therefore eradicates insomnia since it has 12 biologically active components that help calm and relaxing the body, the most important of which is hyperforin, which is a sedative substance.
Valerian is one of the most popular medicinal plants as it is used to treat states of nervousness and, in particular, the very irritating chronic insomnia. This plant helps to decrease brain activity, as well as slow down the heart rate.
It is very important to note that this plant should not be combined with the ingestion of antidepressants or anxiolytics, as it could be dangerous and it is not recommended to consume it for more than two continuous weeks.
The infusion of the beautiful chamomile flower helps calm the nerves and accelerates recovery in cases of stress and general anxiety.
Natural remedies against heart disease
Another condition that herbs and plants can help alleviate is heart disease, such as high blood pressure, which according to the World Health Organization ( WHO ) affects millions of people on the planet.
It is a deadly non-contagious disease, which kills 9 million people annually when it does not disable them for life, because when high blood pressure is not controlled, heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease can occur.
When the pressure is between 140/90 and 159/99 it is called primary hypertension and it is the one that affects 90 or 95% of cases. Therefore, regardless of whether the doctor decides to recommend the use of drugs, it is again necessary to lead a diet and life in a more balanced way.
1 Infusion of olive leaves
The olive tree is not only a source of olive oil, one of the healthy fats that everyone should consume to avoid arteriosclerosis. The leaves of the olive tree are also beneficial to combat hypertension when drunk as an infusion.
2 Horsetail tea
An infusion of horsetail is excellent for fighting hypertension, being widely recognized for its diuretic properties, which helps control blood pressure.
3 Rosemary and garlic
Rosemary has great hypotensive and diuretic properties, it is also rich in flavonoids, which helps improve blood circulation and prevent arterial stiffness. If it is also combined with garlic, nature's hypotensive par excellence, its benefits are enhanced to combat hypertension.
Technically, pomegranate is a berry, and its juice is rich in antioxidants and potassium, making it excellent for fighting hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and bad cholesterol. To take advantage of its benefits, we can prepare a delicious smoothie with it and improve our health daily.
Remember that these remedies help with these conditions, but it is very important before taking them to visit the doctor and follow his recommendations.