Traditional herbal medicines
Traditional herbal medicine became of the most effective ways of addressing all types of diseases along with other illnesses and imbalances, either in place of medications or as a supplement to them. Herbal medicines have often maintained their popularity for historical and cultural reasons. it is also becoming more mainstream nowadays as improvements in analysis and quality control, along with advances in clinical research.Traditional herbal medicine reduces the risk of side effects, Effectives with chronic conditions, Lower cost and has a widespread availability and so on.
We have listed down below some of the most popular herbs that are very effective in boosting the immune system, increasing the body resistance to infections, healing the allergies, and raising and renewing the body vitality.
Several studies show that lemon balm combined with other calming herbs (such as valerian, hops, and chamomile) helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep. Few studies have examined lemon balm by itself, except for topical use. For example, in one study of people with minor sleep problems, 81% of those who took an herbal combination of valerian and lemon balm reported sleeping much better than those who took a placebo. It is not clear from this and other studies whether lemon balm or valerian (or the combination) is responsible for the result.
The same is true of several studies for anxiety, which used a combination of herbs to reduce sygle doses of a standardized lemon balm extract (300 mg and 600 mg) or placebo for 7 days. The 600 mg dose of lemon balm increased mood and significantly increased calmness and alertness.
A South Pacific plant extract that is made into a tonic. A Pacific “moonshine” used to relieve anxiety, stress and restlessness and helps with insomnia. The active ingredients cause muscle relaxation.
The roots are chewed or ground into a pulp and added to cold water. The resulting thick brew, which has been compared to the social equivalent of wine in France, is offered to guests and dignitaries visiting the Pacific Islands.
A time-honored herb to relieve stomach upset, motion sickness and nausea. Fresh ginger slices allowed to soak in water are the best dosage form. Promotes saliva and gastric juice secretion.
Panax ginseng (Korean, Chinese, American or Asian ginseng) has been used as a “cure-all” tonic for centuries. Used to treat fatigue and also considered an aphrodisiac. Antifatigue properties may be related to enhancing muscle tissue use of glycogen, as well as the transformation of fatty acids into energy.
St. John’s Wort
Used to treat mild depression and anxiety. St John’s Wort is used extensively in Germany as an anti-depressant. The active ingredient hypericin may exert anti-depressant activity relating to serotonin-like activity.
Peppermint is used to treat indigestion and stomach upset. The menthol extract of peppermint is useful in treating colds and congestion. Applied topically, menthol relieves pain. The active ingredient (menthol) exerts an antispasmodic effect on the stomach, increases bile flow, and has a cooling effect when inhaled or applied topically.
Eucalyptus may be inhaled or applied directly to the chest wall to treat congestion and to break up phlegm and mucous in the respiratory tract. Also applied externally to treat arthritis symptoms. The active ingredients in eucalyptus act as an expectorant to break up thick mucus or phlegm. In arthritis, eucalyptus is a mild blood vessel dilator, increasing blood flow to joints.