Also known as botanical medicine or phytomedicine, healing herbs have gratified human beings’ pharmaceutical needs for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians, the Chinese and native Africans, as well as Americans, relied on healing herbs whenever various ailments struck their communities or members of their families. Though they knew the exact type of herb that they needed to treat a particular disease, they didn’t know that herbs such as senna, aloe vera, and dock contain anthraquinones. The anthraquinones give them the ability to trigger muscular contraction, setting off a series of laxative effects with the capacity to treat various stomach related complications.
Flavonoids and bioflavonoids such as quercetin, Ginkgo biloba, and calendula have diuretic properties. They step up urine production, making them useful detoxification agents that guard the body against cell malignancy which may bring about inflammatory or cancerous medical cases. Licorice, partridge berry and cohosh are collectively known as saponins in the world of herbs because of their natural steroid properties which are significant in treating gynecological problems since they can regulate various hormones with the help of chemical properties known as adaptogens.
Rosemary, dill, marjoram, sage, thyme and mint are examples of healing herbs that contain volatile oils. They have antiseptic and microbial active ingredients which enable your body to fight off various infections. The oils in herbs such as fennel catalyze the digestion process besides improving your appetite for healthy foods. You will as result of this be able to build up your immune system and other aspects of your health in a natural way. Most herbs are bitter because they have the chemical properties that the body organs such as the liver need to produce vital digestive enzymes in the stomach. They also increase a rate at which your body absorbs nutrients besides keeping ailments such as gastritis at bay.