It helps with the most common ailments that exist today and yet it is a great unknown. We are talking about horehound, which is supposed to help with digestive problems and runny nose, and which received the award as “Medicinal Plant of the Year” in 2018. The plant has its home in the Mediterranean area, but also in the garden at home, in a sunny spot, the plant thrives splendidly.
A brief portrait of medicinal and medicinal plants
The leaves of the horehound plant are usually used to make teas that have two effects: they relieve respiratory diseases and help the bile to digest fat. The only problem with the plant is that horehound is not particularly popular. The teas that are brewed from it are too bitter. Mixed with other herbs, the tea is quite tasty and the horehound could experience a revival in this mixture.
Better known is the root that leads to “Medicinal plant of the year“The ginger was chosen. The tuber is native to Asia and there it is no secret that the tuber has analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effects. The list of other areas of application for ginger is long:
– works with motion sickness
– Optimizes the processes in the digestive system (counteracts bloating)
– has a pain-reducing effect (e.g. for rheumatism, back pain, migraines, menstrual cramps)
– has an antispasmodic and anti-tumor effect
What gives ginger its special active formula is also the essential oil that is in the root. Practical tip: In order not to accidentally peel off this essential oil, only the cork layer should be carefully scraped off. The secretion is located directly below. Well hidden in the tuber are shogaol and gingerol, two substances that are responsible for the spiciness of ginger.
What is good is what is good – on the skin or from within
Regardless of what is particularly popular or even receives an award – in the world of herbs and oils, Which websites, shops and, of course, “herb witches” deal with, is what is good for the person concerned. The effect can be evoked in very different ways:
– Essential oils provide soothing relaxation – both in aromatherapy and when used as massage oil.
– Processed into tea or as a soothing tea blend, the herbal variants ensure a pleasant feeling when consumed. Some mixtures also serve to purify, calm down or strengthen the immune system.
– Another component of the herbal world is caring for people, for example with natural cosmetics. When processed into creams, lotions and other products, the herbs can have a positive effect on people – and you can see that.
Excursus: Kitchen herbs are especially suitable for consumption
Of course they are not medicinal herbs, but culinary herbs taste at least as good and do people good – even if they have not received an extra award for them. This shows what they can do clear table of nutrition experts:
|basil||… helps with stomach problems and constipation.|
|dill||… helps with digestive problems and sleep disorders.|
|Eberraute||… also has a more attractive name and is called cola herb. The tips of the herb really taste like the caffeinated drink. The effect of the mountain rue, however, is different: it has an anti-inflammatory effect and stabilizes the stomach.|
|tarragon||… is a metabolism booster and optimizes digestion.|
|cress||… is the natural way to quickly feel fit and agile again. Iron, folic acid, calcium and vitamin C get the body going again.|
|marjoram||… helps relieve stomach and intestinal cramps.|
|oregano||… works well for cramps in the gastrointestinal tract.|
|parsley||… works like a sedative pill for the stomach and intestines. The immune system is strengthened by the high vitamin content.|
|peppermint||… relieves vomiting and nausea and has an antispasmodic effect.|
|rosemary||… starts with the human head. Headaches disappear, stress becomes more bearable and depressive moods can also be alleviated. Rosemary works in a completely natural way for circulatory problems, cramps and the build-up of mucus.|
|sage||… is the classic for sore throats and colds. The stomach calms down and excessive sweating is leveled out.|
|chives||… is a garden herb that has a preventive effect. Chives prevent the calcification of the arteries and have both diuretic and antibacterial properties.|
|Chocolate mint||… really exist. The herb, which tastes a bit reminiscent of the combination of chocolate and mint, helps with upset stomachs.|
|thyme||… is particularly helpful to cure the symptoms of a cold and cough. The herb – usually infused as a tea – is also effective for asthma and other respiratory diseases.|
|Lemon balm||… helps with sleep problems and calms you down. Lemon balm is also a good herb when used preventively – to prevent infections.|
Practical tip: The herbs taste best, of course, straight from the bed. This article shows how the idea of your own herb garden can best be implemented. Some modes of action have already been outlined. In addition, there are a variety of herbs that help with the desire to lose weight.
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