There are just so many herbs available in the market and there’s just so little time to spare to go through each one of them. Are you confused over what herb you should choose when shopping for herbal products? Do you know which herb can cure which ailment? If you’re not sure about which product you should buy, then this herbal guide is the place for you. Below is a list of some of the more common herbs available and their uses.
Herbal Guide: Alfalfa
In this herbal guide, you will learn that the parts of the Alfalfa used for medicinal purposes are the flowers, leaves, petals, and sprouts. This herb contains alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, calcium, chlorophyll, copper, essential amino acids, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, protein, sodium, sulfur, zinc, and vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, and K.
Alfalfa is known as an efficient detoxifier. As a diuretic, it cleanses your body of toxins and gets rid of excess water. It is also anti-inflammatory and is said to reduce cholesterol levels and balance the hormonal levels in the body.
Herbal Guide: Black Cohosh
The root of the black cohosh is said to be rich in vitamin A and a host of other beneficial substances. It contains actaeine, cimicifugin, estrogenic substances, isoferulic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, pantothenic acid, phosphorous, racemosin, tannins, and triterpenes.
Various studies have associated this herb with lowering down blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Black cohosh is also efficient in stimulating mucus production and thus helps relieve congestion resulting from cold, flu, or other respiratory ailments. Traditionally, it has been used to treat poisonous snake bites and relieve hot flashes, menstrual cramps, morning sickness, and pain.
Herbal Guide: Cayenne (Pepper)
Most of us know cayenne as a common table seasoning. But with the information contained in this herbal guide, you will find that this herb is more than that. It contains apsaicine, capsacutin, capsaicin, capsanthine, capsico, cobalt, folic acid, pantothenic acid, para-aminobenzoic acid, and zinc. It’s also a rich source of vitamins, such as A, B1, B2, B3, B6, and C.
Cayenne is considered helpful for digestion, circulation, arthritis, and rheumatism. It is also said to relieve colds, sinus infections, and sore throats. For centuries, cayenne was used as a tonic for the heart, kidney, lungs, pancreas, spleen, and the stomach.
Herbal Guide: Dong Quai (Angelica)
Dong quai roots have been used in China since the ancient times as a tonic for the female reproductive system. In this herbal guide, you will learn that dong quai is a rich source of alcohols, cadinene, carotene carvacrol, coumarin, essential oil, isosafrol, safrol, sesquieterpenes, and sucrose. It also contains vitamins A, B12, and E.
Based on this herbal guide, you will find out the stimulating effects of this herb on ovarian and testicular hormones. The dong quai plant is commonly recommended to treat female problems, such as premenstrual syndrome, hot flashes, and other menopausal symptoms.
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