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Learn the natural benefits of Herbal Medicine and how it has become my passion.

The field of medical treatment has advanced in a lot of ways. Now we have treatments that take less than a minute to be effective. There are modern ways of treating diseases while things like injections wave also developed in so many ways. However, the old way of medical treatment is still alive. It is because of the benefits that come with it.

Although this is now rarely found, different organisations are still working to keep traditional herbal medicine still alive. Apart from the numerous benefits of herbal medicine, one great thing about herbal medicine is that they do not have a lot of side effects like allopathic medicine.

My personal relations with herbal medicine and natural ways of healing started many years ago when I was a child. From the age of three I have been diagnosed with severe asthma and pretty much grew up in hospitals. For those that don't know that asthma is a chronic (long-term) condition that affects the airways in the lungs. The airways become inflamed and narrowed at times which makes difficult to breath. It, pretty much, feels like someone is sitting on your chest and throat and trying to suffocate you.

At my age, there weren't any inhalers, that we have now, and not very much treatments at all. Except, to be taken to the emergency unit and be connected to an oxygen machine and pumped with a lots of different (sometimes irrelevant) medications.

But I am not here to complain, I want to say that this situation gave my family and myself (when older) a great stimulus to research endless other treatment possibilities that are less harmful and intrusive. It gave me my first knowledge and passion for alternative-holistic medicine. Breathing exercise to increase lungs capacity and herbal medicine has been my go-to treatments for years since. Let’s go back to herbal medicine knowledge.

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Here we will discuss herbal medicine and its natural benefits.

How are herbal medicines made and used?

There are different herbs which are plucked from the ground, some plants, their stems, leaves, seeds, and flowers are also used. These things that are used in the treatment are taken and some are dried while others are used as it is. Most of the herbal medicine is converted into the paste form or it is dried out to convert it into granules or powder. These are then added to our daily food intake. Some of the leaves are also taken as tea. This is my favourite use of herbs. Although this methodology seems to be outdated, this works great because of the following benefits.

• Most of the herbal medicine items are fresh.

• The herbal medicine items do not have any added chemicals.

• As there is no special processing or additive chemicals, these medicines do not have any side effects.

And I have to say, here I have an advantage, you see, my family has been aware of the benefits of herbs and passed this information from generation to generation. This includes my both grandmothers and my mum. With my mum's knowledge of herbs and my father as a biologist, I grew up in the family that knew and loved nature. But the best most thorough education on plants and their recognition I received when studying for my Ecology degree and multiple sources on Herbalism.

Here I will share with you a tinny bit of my knowledge and hope to strike your interest too.

Some of the natural benefits of herbal medicine. Just make sure you don't take this as an advice to make your own herbal remedies, or use it without proper knowledge, even if herbal remedies are not as harmful as allopathic medicine, it can still have an effect that is not welcome.

Plants benefiting our skin.

The first benefit of using herbal medicine is for our skin. Different people face different types of issues related to their skin. Although some of the issues are only external, some are because of the problems in our internal organs. These problems can be efficiently treated using the following plants.

• Lavender - improves digestion, lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles.

• Turmeric - improves digestion, brings natural glow of the skin.

• Aloe vera - contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C and a good treatment for dry skin.

• Basil - has anti-inflammatory properties which help you reduce irritation.

Plants benefiting our blood and circulatory system.

The problems like blood pressure and blood circulation are some of the most popular problems in most people. The following herbal medicine ingredients can help with this problem.

• Ginger - known to increase blood circulation and clear congestion.

• Chickweed - reduce inflammation and acts as an expectorant when you're sick.

• Black pepper - may improve cholesterol levels and blood sugar control.

• Cayenne - may help control blood flow and strengthen the heart, arteries and capillaries.

Although there are several allopathic medicines, they have adverse side effects making herbal medicines great for this purpose.

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Herbal medicines are great for treating pain and injuries.

Herbal medicine is not only great in treating internal pain, but it can also deal with injuries. This is the reason why most of the allopathic medicines also have the extracts of several herbs. Some of the most effective herbal medicine ingredients are the following.

• Peppermint - has cooling effect on sore, achy muscles and anti-inflammatory properties.

• Eucalyptus - as well as peppermint soothe muscle tension and reduce spasms.

• Rosemary - help reduce tissue inflammation that can lead to swelling, pain and stiffness.

Herbal medicines that can make our nervous system better.

If you have problems related to your nervous system like having a bad memory, stress or anxiety, these herbal medicine ingredients can help improve your memory, relax and calm your nerves and also make your nervous system stronger.

• Passionflower - lowers brain activity, which may help you relax and sleep better.

• Chamomile - react with receptors in the brain that regulate our sleep-wake cycle also impacts a calming neurotransmitters and can help with relieving anxiety.

These are just very few herbs that can help you to improve your health in a nature intended ways.

Herbal medicines are known for their amazing natural benefits from the start of the human race. It is mainly because these medicines are somewhat better than other medicines because of having almost 0 side effects.

Lots of Nature sent Love to you all


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Lina Kochanske


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