An insight into the healing properties of herbs. Many people who know about their healing effectiveness have made use of them to cure themselves of many types of illness.
Herbs are wonderful plants that have healing properties. Throughout the world, people have used them as herbal medicines to cure different types of ailments, such as cough, runny nose, fever, etc. As herbs are easy to grow, you can find them in the gardens of many families, who plant them for their own usage. We can also use herbs to add flavors to our cooking. Here are the various types of herbs to add on to your knowledge.
Cowslip cures a runny nose. Its cheery yellow blooms herald the arrival of spring in Switzerland.
Peppermint has a disinfecting effect and relieves the symptoms of colds. Dried leaves have been found in Egyptian tombs dating from 1,000 BC. Peppermint’s chief therapeutic value lies in its ability to relieve wind, bloating and colic.
Wild Thyme relieves coughs, congestion and sore throats.
Sage is often used as a mouthwash or gargle in cases of inflammation of the mouth or throat.
Yarrow heals wounds and helps stimulate the secretion of gastric juices. It is said to have healed the almost fatal wound Achilles suffered in the Trojan War.
Mallow soothes infections of the upper respiratory passages and gastrointestinal inflammations.
Burnet stimulates the secretion of mucus inthe bronchial tubes.
Lemon Balm has mild sedative properties and is used to reduce fever and increase perspiration.
Horehound strengthens and stimulates the gastrointestinal tract, promotes the appetite and the secretion of bile.
Lady’s Mantle alleviates the symptoms of female disorders by helping to check inflammation and clot blood.
Speedwell, also know as veronica, has expectorant (loosens mucus in the airways) and diuretic (increase the excretion of urine) properties.