10 Medicinal Herbs and Their Benefits

10 Medicinal Herbs and their Benefits

Herbs and plants are associated with healthy lifestyles in almost all medical realms. The best thing about medicinal herbs is that they do not have harmful chemicals and can be less expensive than prescription medication. Here is a list of 10 medicinal herbs with qualities that can be useful to fight many diseases:

1. Marijuana

Marijuana is an amazing herb known in many parts of the world for its anxiety-controlling properties. It’s also effective in providing relief from chronic pain. While marijuana is banned in many countries and states, studies show marijuana is useful for people with high blood pressure, glaucoma, cancer and countless others.

Marijuana

2. Aloe vera

There are many health benefits to aloe vera, much of which we have covered in other articles. Many pharmaceutical and beauty companies sell products by emphasizing inclusion of aloe vera. Aloe vera is an easy to grow plant that can be grown in your home or yard easily. It speeds healing of cuts, wounds, burns, and eczema. It enhances the digestive system and provides relief of chronic constipation.

Aloe Vera medicinal herbs

3. Calendula

Calendula is an important herb in German homeopathic treatment, it has wonderful antiseptic and antifungal properties. The colorful petals have skin-smoothing abilities which make it a favorite of beauticians worldwide.

calendula

4. California Poppy

The California poppy is helpful for those with tension and nervous disorders. Using this herb as tea provides relaxation and its safe for children.

california poppy

5. Marshmallow

This plant is useful for treating insect bites, cuts, and wounds. Roots of this plant are effective for providing relief to aching muscles and can be used regularly by those with chronic muscle pain. It can also be used to treat stomach ulcers and excess stomach acid.

marshmellow

6. Cilantro

According to Phytotherapy research the herb cilantro is a powerful cleansing agent and is capable of eliminating foreign substances from the body including heavy metals and other toxifying agents. It also improves digestion. Its often used as garnishing in Mexican and Thai cuisines.

Cilantro

7. Tansy

Tansy is a medicinal herb and an important ingredient in many beers and stews worldwide. It’s helpful for providing relief of gallstone pain. Studies show this herb is an excellent insect repellent. It can be rubbed on the skin directly as a natural alternative to bug repellent creams that often contain harmful chemicals. It’s also used for many digestive problems, menstrual problems, and nerve and joint pain.

tansy medicinal herbs

8. Chinese yam

This medicinal herb is fantastic for lung and kidney health. It’s effective for treating diarrhea, diabetes, and dry coughs. It can improve a poor digestive system and as a tea by people who wish to lose weight.

Chinese Yam

9. Peppermint

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, peppermint provides instant relief for indigestion, vomiting, and other stomach problems. This herb can be made into tea to ease sore muscles. It is also used for its refreshing fragrance and can be grown in the house.

Peppermint

10. Korean Mint

Korean mint is a stupendous herb that helps soothe severe headaches, stomach disorders, and nausea. It has antiviral properties that make it effective for fighting common cold and flu.

Korean Mint