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Medicinal plants indicated according to ailments such as hypertension, anxiety, cough or gastrointestinal problems

Insomnia, stomach ulcer, headache, poor digestion, cough, fluid retention, fever…. Would you like to know which medicinal plants are indicated for each ailment or condition?

In this article we are going to give you several options of useful medicinal plants in each case, how they are taken and the precautions to take when using medicinal plants (including when not to use medicinal plants).

It is very important to always use trustworthy medicinal plants, to take advantage of their therapeutic qualities and to avoid ingesting toxic substances, that is why we recommend the use of Ecological Medicinal Plants , safer for you and more sustainable for the environment.
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Medicinal plants according to their therapeutic effect

Antithrombotic

Medicinal plants with antithrombotic action help prevent the formation of thrombi or dissolve them. Thrombi are blood clots that can stick to the walls of blood vessels. If they travel through the bloodstream

This reduces the risk of suffering an obstruction in the arteries and veins in any part of our body, such as a pulmonary embolism (due to a clot that obstructs the flow of blood in the arteries of the lungs), a heart attack ( heart attack) or stroke (such as stroke).

  • Hawthorn , Crataegus monogyna .
  • Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare .
  • Rosemary , Rosmarinus officinalis .
  • Rooibos, Aspalathus linearis .

Cardioprotective

The medicinal plants included here have the quality of helping to prevent damage to the muscle fibers of the heart and the coronary arteries.

  • Horsetail , Equisetum arvense .
  • Frangula , Rhamnus frangula .
  • Echinacea , Echinacea purpurea .
  • Malva, Malva sylvestris .
  • Thyme, Thymus vulgaris .

Hypertension

It occurs when blood pressure is consistently high. It is an ailment that can be chronic and asymptomatic, that is, a person with hypertension will not notice any symptoms and may go unnoticed.

  • Ginger , Zingiber officinale .
  • Moringa, Moringa oleifera.
  • Olive tree, Olea europaea .
  • Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis .
  • Stevia , Stevia rebaudiana .

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Antiulcer

Medicinal plants with antiulcer action have the quality of facilitating the healing or healing of an ulcer (such as the so common stomach ulcer).

  • Basil , Oncinum basilicum .
  • Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus .
  • Plantain, Plantago major .
  • Yarrow , Achillea millefolium .
  • Licorice, Glyzyrrhiza glabra .

Gastrointestinal complaints

Gastrointestinal pathologies include those that affect the intestines (large and small), stomach, esophagus and the organs that participate in the digestion of food. These medicinal plants can help promote the proper functioning of the organs involved.

  • Green anise , Pimpinella anisum .
  • Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare .
  • Marjoram , Origanum majorana .
  • Nettle, Urtica dioica .
  • Licorice , Glyzyrrhiza glabra .

Constipation

Constipation is a condition that can occur on a specific or chronic basis. Constipation is characterized by going to the bathroom less than three times a week and by difficulty in evacuating. In case of chronic constipation, lifestyle, diet, etc. should be changed. In the case of specific constipation, these medicinal plants can be very useful.

  • Plantain , Plantago major .
  • Melissa , Melissa officinalis .
  • Malva , Malva sylvestris .
  • Green anise, Pimpinella anisum .

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Hepatoprotective

They are medicinal plants that exert a beneficial effect on the liver, protecting it and promoting its proper functioning.

  • Artichoke , Cinara scolymus .
  • Burdock, Arctium lappa .
  • Dandelion , Taraxacum officinale .
  • Olive tree, Olea europaea .
  • Red vine, Vitis vinifera .

Cough suppressant

To prevent and relieve coughing episodes, the following medicinal plants have been shown to be effective for their antitussive action:

  • Wormwood, Artemisia absinthium .
  • Mullein , Verbascum thapsus L ..
  • Plantain , Plantago major .
  • Marshmallow, Althaea officinalis.
  • Passionflower , Passiflora incarnata .

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Pulmonary function

These plants help our lungs perform their activity correctly.

  • Hyssop , Hyssopus officinalis .
  • Verbena, Verbena officinalis .
  • Thyme , Thymus vulgaris
  • Peppermint , Peppermint .
  • Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale .

Diuretic

Plants that can help increase or stimulate the production and elimination of urine. Something very useful in cases of hypertension and edema and fluid retention.

  • Fumaria , Fumaria officinalis .
  • Bearberry, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi .
  • Moringa, Moringa oleifera.
  • Elderberry, Sambucus nigra .
  • Horsetail , Equisetum arvense .

Kidney protector

These are medicinal plants that support the proper functioning of our kidneys. Remember that the kidneys are one of the most important organs that participate in functions such as cleaning the blood and participate in the creation of hormones.

  • Fennel , Foeniculum vulgare .
  • Lavender , Lavandula angustifolia .
  • Stevia, Stevia rebaudiana .
  • Nettle, Urtica dioica .
  • Rooibos , Aspalathus linearis .

Antidiabetic

Plants that reduce blood sugar levels, something especially important in people who must control glycemic indexes.

  • Red vine, Vitis vinifera .
  • Sage , Salvia officinalis .
  • Nettle, Urtica dioica .
  • Burdock , Arctium lappa .
  • Melissa, Melissa officinalis .

Anti-obesity

They are plants that can contribute to the prevention of obesity and to promote weight loss.

  • Stevia, Stevia rebaudiana .
  • Elderberry , Sambucus nigra .
  • Moringa, Moringa oleifera.
  • Frangula , Rhamnus frangula .
  • Echinacea , Echinacea purpurea .

Hypoglycemic

These are medicinal herbs that have a lowering effect on blood sugar levels, something especially interesting in cases of diabetes and insulin resistance.

  • Stevia , Stevia rebaudiana .
  • Sage, Salvia officinalis .
  • Savory , Satureja hortensis L ..
  • Laurel , Laurus nobilis .
  • Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare .

Symptoms of menopause

When ovulation ends, a series of symptoms appear, such as changes in mood, hot flashes and sweating, difficulty sleeping … There are some medicinal plants that can reduce these symptoms, and we have chosen:

  • Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare .
  • Sage, Salvia officinalis .
  • Green anise , Pimpinella anisum .

Anti-inflammatory

Medicinal plants that have a reducing effect on inflammation in any part of our body.

  • Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna.
  • Ginkgo, Ginkgo biloba .
  • Hyssop , Hyssopus officinalis .
  • Laurel, Laurus nobilis .
  • Melilot, Melilotus officinalis.

Antipyretic

They are medicinal plants that have antipyretic or antipyretic action, that is, they lower body temperature when you have a fever.

  • Moringa , Moringa oleifera.
  • Plantain, Plantago major .
  • Fennel , Foeniculum vulgare .
  • Boldo , Peumus boldus .

Analgesic

There are medicinal plants that have a reducing effect on the degree of pain or even that can totally calm pain in any area of ​​our body.

  • Celandine , Chelidonium majus .
  • Lemongrass , Lypia citriodora .
  • St. John’s wort , Hypericum perforatum .
  • Valerian , Valeriana officinalis .
  • Passionflower , Passiflora incarnata .

Anxiolytic

The plants that have anxiolytic action serve to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, and they do so due to their depressant effect on the central nervous system.

  • Verbena , Verbena officinalis .
  • Passionflower , Passiflora incarnata .
  • Melissa or Melissa , Melissa officinalis .
  • Lavender , Lavandula angustifolia .
  • Basil, Oncinum basilicum .

Anti-migraine

To combat headaches, especially migraines, there are medicinal plants that are used in this case because they can help eliminate or reduce this annoying pain.

  • Hawthorn , Crataegus monogyna.
  • Mullein , Verbascum thapsus L ..
  • Chamomile, Matricaria chamomilla.
  • St. John’s wort , Hypericum perforatum .

Cognitive functions

Cognitive functions are the mental processes that enable us to carry out an activity. Among them are memory, concentration, language, orientation, planning, problem solving, learning, self-regulating behavior, etc. There are medicinal plants that can stimulate or favor these functions, such as those indicated in this section.

  • Ginkgo , Ginkgo biloba
  • Rosemary , Rosmarinus officinalis.
  • Valerian , Valeriana officinalis .
  • Elderberry, Sambucus nigra .
  • Peppermint , Peppermint.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder. It is characterized because there may be an absence of sleep, that even if you are sleepy you cannot sleep or wake up many times during the night. The medicinal plants specified for this case can help to regain sleep and rest.

  • Melissa, Melissa officinalis.
  • Passionflower , Passiflora incarnata .
  • Verbena, Verbena officinalis .
  • Valerian, Valeriana officinalis .
  • Licorice , Glyzyrrhiza glabra .

Neuroprotective

The protective effect on the nervous system of these medicinal plants helps to combat the appearance of degenerative processes of the capacities of our brain and help it to perform its functions normally.

  • Red vine, Vitis vinifera .
  • Thyme , Thymus vulgaris .
  • Juniper, Juniperus communis.
  • Elderberry , Sambucus nigra .
  • Marshmallow, Althaea officinalis .

Sedative

Medicinal plants with a sedative effect are used to decrease nervous excitement, calm and reassure, and induce sleep.

  • Passionflower , Passiflora incarnata .
  • Valerian , Valeriana officinalis
  • Lemongrass , Lypia citriodora .
  • Basil , Oncinum basilicum .
  • Verbena , Verbena officinalis .

Anti-aging skin

These plants are used to combat the signs of aging, such as dry skin, wrinkles and age spots, delaying their appearance. They are applied externally and locally.

  • Comfrey , Symphytum officinale
  • Eyebright , Euphrasia officinalis .
  • Grass, Cynodon dactilon .
  • Calendula , Calendula officinalis .
  • Artichoke, Cinara scolymus .

Skin ailments

For skin conditions such as irritation, dryness, eczema, itching or itching, acne, etc. The plants that are indicated for these cases can be applied both internally and externally or better even combine the two.

  • Moringa, Moringa oleifera.
  • Fumaria t, Fumaria officinalis
  • Licorice, Glyzyrrhiza glabra .
  • Sage , Salvia officinalis .

How are these medicinal plants used?

The simplest and most effective way is to prepare an infusion:

  1. Put a teaspoon, which is equivalent to about 4 grams, of the chosen medicinal plant in a cup.
  2. Fill the mug with water that is very hot, but does not come to a boil.
  3. Cover the mug and let it steep for 3 to 7 minutes.
  4. Filter and drink little by little as it cools to room temperature.
  5. You can sweeten this infusion or herbal tea with a sweetener of your choice.

You can take up to three cups of infusion a day.

In the case of plants to delay the aging of the skin, apply this infusion with a clean cotton or gauze and let it dry in the open air. Repeat several times if you wish.

Precautions with medicinal plants

Medicinal plants should be taken under the supervision of a professional, therefore, this information is not a substitute for medical advice.

If you are under drug treatment, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking medicinal plants because they can interact with medications.

Medicinal plants are not indicated during pregnancy, lactation and in children under 14 years of age due to their adverse effects.

A medicinal plant should not be taken for more than 15 days in a row. After this time, a break of 1 week should be left before taking it again.

 

 

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