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How can medicinal plants improve and maintain health?

The medicinal plants can help restore and maintain our health in a natural way and should be used under the supervision of a professional in this field ( herbal medicine ) to get maximum benefit and eliminate or minimize possible unwanted effects.

To give you an idea of ​​the multiple effects and properties of medicinal plants, I list some of them:

Medicinal plants improve and maintain health

Antiasthmatic medicinal plants

They are capable of eliminating spasms of the bronchial muscles by direct spasmolytic action on the smooth muscles of the bronchi. Some of the healing plants indicated for this case are Belladonna, Henbane, Ephedra, Visnaga, Bignonia, Catalpa, Drosera, Yellow Perpetua, Grindelia, Lobelia, Virginian Plum and Fárfara.

Expectorant medicinal plants

These plants have the property of fluidizing bronchial secretions so that their expulsion through the respiratory tract can be facilitated. They also tend to have an antiseptic, emollient and anti-inflammatory effect on the lungs. These plants are: Garlic, Yellow Perpetua, Horehound, Adianth, Polygala, Saponaria, Polipodio, Primrose, Poplar, Violet, Verbasco, White Fir, Enula campania, Fárfara and Grindelia.

Cough or bequic medicinal plants

They are medicinal herbs capable of calming coughs that act by moderating the frequency and strength of the cough while having an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect on the lungs. These plants are: Bitter almond, Laurocerezo, Virginian plum, ivy, Chestnut, Enula campana, Piscidia, Hyssop, Fárfara, Drosera, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Thyme and Serpol.

Stomach or eupeptic medicinal plants

These plants have the ability to increase the secretion of gastric juice and thus improve digestion. They tend to have an intense and bitter taste. They also act on the liver with a mild choleric action. Among the plants with stomach effect are: Gentian, Centaurea, Quasia, Quina, Bitter Orange, Hops, Angelica, Rue, Icelandic Lichen, Chicory, Aquilea, Cataria, Berberís and Artichoke.

Carminative medicinal plant

This type of healing plants favor the expulsion of gastrointestinal gases. They act locally on the digestive tract facilitating the evacuation of gases that are formed due to fermentation and putrefaction of nutrients. Among the plants with the greatest carminative power are: Green Anise, Angelica, Aneto, Fennel, Badian, Aromatic Calamus, Cardamom, Sage, Lavender, Oregano and Savory

Choleric and cholagogue medicinal plants

They are medicinal plants that stimulate the liver and it produces more bile and promote its expulsion. They also promote the expulsion of toxins from the liver and its functions. They also promote the exit of bile from the gallbladder. Plants with choleric and cholagogue effect: Boldo, Rosemary, Turmeric, Combreto, Calendula, Celandine, Taraxaco, Berberís and Polipodio.

Laxative and purgative medicinal plants

They are medicinal plants that have the ability or ability to accelerate the transit of intestinal content. They are divided into mucilaginous, anthracic, sugary, oily, freeing and resinous or drastic. Among these plants we can find: Zaragoza, Agar-agar, Laminaria, Malva, Altea, Carragaen, Cascara sagrada, Frangula, Sen, Buckthorn, Brionia, Escamonea, Convólvulo, Tamarindo, Cucuta, Globularia, Mercurial y Polipodio.

Medicinal antidiarrheal plants

These plants calm intestinal peristalsis with a nervous mechanism or by being rich in tatins, pectins and mucilages. Among the medicinal plants with antidiarrheal effect we find: Ratania, Walnut, Salicaria, Red rose, Cariophylata, Bistorta and Belladonna.

Vomitive or emetic medicinal plants

They are medicinal plants that stimulate vomiting, some of these plants are Ipecacuana, Fitolaca, Asaro and Iris de Florencia.

Antiemetic medicinal plants

These types of plants can stop vomiting and are able to prevent its appearance. To achieve this effect we can use plants such as Altea, Belladonna, Icelandic Lichen, Mint, Tuyas, Calendula, Chestnut and Roman Chamomile.

Diuretic medicinal plants

They are plants that have the ability to increase urine secretion. Among the healing plants with this type of action we find: Adonis, Scylla, Birch, Artichoke, Chicory, Muguete, Juniper, Retama, Onónide, Herniaria, Erica, Parietaria, Grama or Fresno.

Medicinal plants with antiseptic action for the urinary tract

These types of plants contain essential oils or hydroquinone derivatives that have the ability to produce antimicrobial effects on the urinary system. In this field the following stand out: Uva ursina, Erica, Mirto, Raspberry, Herniaria, Madroño, Sandalwood, Sassafras, Juniper, Red Mirtillo and Black Poplar.

Purifying medicinal plants

They are medicinal herbs that stimulate the excretion of toxic substances produced by the intestine and by the metabolism of the cells that make up the different tissues. Purifying plants are those that have a diuretic, laxative, sudorific, expectorant effect and those that exert a tonic effect on the liver.

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