Plants have been the basis for wellbeing and medical treatments throughout human history, with archaeological evidence dating back herbal medicinal use 60,000 years ago to the Palaeolithic age!
Traditional herbal medicine is still widely practiced in the modern world, providing a wide range of health benefits. Let’s have a look at several well-known medicinal herbs and how they can give your wellbeing a boost:
You may have come across this herb in popular curry dishes. Not only does it taste delicious and add a punch to your cooking, the major active compound may also treat a host of conditions.
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years, and is an herb that belongs to the ginger family. The active compound, Curcumin, has been renowned to alleviate chronic inflammation, pain from arthritis, metabolic syndrome, and anxiety.
Feeling run down? Ginseng is a medicinal plant often used in traditional Chinese medicine to boost brain function and energy levels.
The roots are usually dried to make a powder or steeped to make tea for consumption. The most popular varieties are the Asian and American Ginseng. Chinese students have been known to drink Ginseng tea in preparation for exam studies, and office workers often turn to Ginseng for a long day (or night’s) work to boost focus and productivity.
A flowering plant and a popular herbal remedy, Echinacea (or coneflower) is originally from North America.
Most parts of the plant can be used medicinally, and is usually taken as a supplement, a tea drink, or applied topically. It is most well known to prevent the common cold; however, it has also been traditionally used to calm an upset stomach and treat other ailments such as cuts and burns.
Another popular flowering plant, Chamomile is perhaps best known for its help with relaxation and falling asleep. Dried Chamomile flowers are used to make tea for consumption.
Chamomile is also known for being a natural antiseptic with anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory characteristics, and as such is also used to treat mild skin conditions, cold symptoms, and reducing menstrual pain.
As with any medication, it is best to consult with a professional before using herbal medicines. Here at Empowering Wellness, our Resident Naturopath uses a variety of evidence-based medicine and traditional philosophy including Herbal Medicines.
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