The wonderful world of Medicinal plants III The wonderful world of Medicinal plants III

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

Chamomile, or ‘ground apple,’ has been around for thousands of years and has been consumed by Romans, Greeks and even the ancient Egyptians. chrysin, chamomile (Matricaria recutita, or its close cousin Matricaria chamomilla) offers multiple health benefits

Small cuts and burns

An infusion of chamomile tea has been used to treat cuts and small burns since time immemorial. And it is widely touted to aid in the healing of superficial injuries, chiefly due to its antimicrobial properties.

Treatment of infections

Since it’s an antibacterial agent drinking chamomile tea often help not only in the treatment of the common cold as well as related ailments but also aids in their prevention too.

Helps cure Insomnia

Drinking chamomile is an effective remedy for Insomnia and has been used as such in ages past, this is because it acts as a relaxant and helps sooth the nervous system of stress and worries.

 Digestion

Organic chamomile has also being used to treat digestion related problems. For instance: Bloating, flatulence heartburn, nausea, abdominal pain amongst others.

 Muscle cramps

Organic Roman chamomile is imbued with anti-spasmodic properties and has been widely recommended to help treat anything and everything from muscular aches to menstrual cramps.

 Sage (Lamiaceae)

Sage is an herb found along the Mediterranean coast. This herb belongs to the mint family and has been used since practically forever for a vast array of human diseases stretching from ailments of the gastro intestinal tract to even mind affecting disorders.

Antioxidant

Sage helps the human body defend the body from various chronic diseases as well as low immunity related disorders due to its high antioxidant capabilities; it also helps the body repair damaged cells.

Curtails memory loss

As per studies, sage has been seen to improve memories not just in young and healthy individuals but also the elderly patients of Alzheimer’s disease

Helps lower blood glucose levels

Studies have shown that eating a few leaves of this herb may not only lower blood glucose levels but cholesterol as well.

Written By: Encea Zahid

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