Medicinal Herbs: Check Out 4 Tips to Improve Your Health

Medicinal Herbs: Check Out 4 Tips to Improve Your Health

The use of herbs and plants as medicines or to improve health has long been accomplished throughout our history. Medicinal herbs can be good medicine choices as well as being good additions to your diets to improve your overall health.

But to take advantage of all the benefits that these herbs offer in the right way, you need to know a few topics, such as the benefits of each, as well as how best to take them and if there are any contraindications, for example .

Here’s the list with some herbal medicines and the best ways to use them:

Cress

For what is used?

Watercress is a very bitter plant that is very common among the palate of Brazilians. In addition to being a great anti-inflammatory for the respiratory system, being used in the treatment of bronchitis, watercress is still strongly recommended to ameliorate the damage caused by nicotine. The watercress can still be used to treat cough, gingivitis, thrush, acne and also aids in digestion.

How to consume?

The best way to absorb the benefits of watercress is through digestion. Consuming it in salads, juices or teas will already ensure that you absorb the best nutrients from this plant and enjoy its benefits.

Should I take some care?

Yes, watercress is an abortifacient plant. Therefore, the consumption of watercress in tea by pregnant women should be avoided. In addition, excessive consumption of watercress can irritate the stomach and should be avoided by those suffering from ulcers and kidney diseases.

Licorice

For what is used?

Licorice is a very sweet plant that helps fight irritation in the throat, because it is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. In addition, it is also recommended to cope with ulcers.

How to consume?

A good way to absorb the nutrients from licorice is to use your roots to make a tea and consume them twice a day before the main meals.

Should I take some care?

Excessive consumption of licorice can cause an increase in your blood pressure and is therefore not recommended for pregnant women and those suffering from heart problems.

Chamomile

For what is used?

Chamomile herb is often used as an anti-inflammatory, but is also widely consumed by women to combat colic. In addition to health uses, chamomile has emollient properties, which bring great cosmetic benefits to the skin and also to the hair.

How to consume?

The most common use of chamomile is through its famous tea, although it can be used to cure skin irritations with the application of its infusion into water in the irritated area.

Should I take some care?

Large amounts of chamomile can cause nausea and vomiting, and some people may be allergic to this herb.

Guarana

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For what is used?

Guarana is rich in caffeine and theobromine, which are great allies of the central nervous system, besides possessing nutrients that help in reducing stress. Guarana can also be a great help to the gastrointestinal system.

How to consume?

A very indicated recipe of guarana is your consumption at breakfast through a teaspoon of the powder dissolved in water, with a little honey.

Should I take some care?

Due to their high caffeine numbers, people suffering from hyperactivity should avoid consuming guarana.

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