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Friday, 29 August 2014

Herbal Cure

Every thing is going fast in this modern world. For example no one is having enough time and patience to go for herbs and other natural medicines for at least minor ailments, instead they will surely go for modern western medicines for fast and instant relief. Our grand parents for a stomach upset had a cup of boiled pomegranate leaves water which got absolutely zero side effects, now the generations take most modern pills which is ruining their some other parts. There are real benefits for some natural medicines. In this article I'll write some of them which are promising!!

TURMERIC
Used common in powdered form as a flavoring and coloring agent. It also act as a stimulant. The powder is made from the underground stem of the herb Curcuma Longa. It acts as a mild immunity booster against common colds and flu because it has antioxidant and anti infective properties. Lot of peoples used it as a steam inhalant by adding the powder to boiling water and undergo inhalation. Curcumin found in turmeric has antispasmodic and inflammatory properties and is useful in the treatment of joint inflammations. The most important feature is the lack of intestinal discomforts commonly seen in all anti-inflammatory (pain killers) tablets.


GARLIC
A real medicinal herb with lot of uses. Studies showed that people who eat lots of garlic showed a good drop in blood pressure and blood cholesterol. Cardiac patients who had garlic experienced lesser chest pain or angina( chest pain usually experienced by heart patients). There are deodorized garlic tablets for those who dislike the taste in capsule form, which can be used to lower cholesterol levels.


TULSI
Tulsi(herb) contains phyto-chemicals that possess antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant and immunity enhancing properties that supports the body's immunity against disease and promote wellness. According to studies the consumption of 100 mg per kilo body weight of tulsi extract helped reduce acid secretion and protect the mucous membrane of the stomach and also help heal ulcers. It is good for people having colds and coughs. It is a vital compound in many ayurvedic cough syrups, because it helps reduce bronchial secretions and relief the symptoms of asthma. It is also good for gargling. Tulsi extract in forms of capsules are available.


FENUGREEK
Its an Asian herb with aromatic seeds. Seeds of fenugreek got lot of medicinal properties. Studies shows that fenugreek seeds have a anti- cholesterol effect on people with raised blood cholesterol levels. It has been found that the cholesterol levels were lowered in patients given powdered fenugreek seeds. Another study showed that the fenugreek seeds can control the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels and decreases insulin resistance in mild type 2 diabetes patients. 10 grams of fenugreek seeds soaked overnight to be taken in the morning on an empty stomach is recommended for people with diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol.

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