What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal therapy (phytotherapy) is an excellent alternative to conventional treatment with the use of harmful drugs, antibiotics and medications that many people have a hypersensitivity to. In addition, phytotherapy is much more available and easier for use. After all, you can collect and dry herbs for free without any prescription.
Treatment with Herbs
Herbal treatments help to overcome many diseases. For example, common burdocks and plantains will help you from burns. If you treat the burn with burdock juice, the wound will hurt much less. It is easy to prepare juice – it is necessary to pick up the burdock leaves, wash them, dry them and grind it. The lotions with the juice of this plant help the healing of burns. A plantain is also an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. The decoction of the plantain is suitable and useful not only for washing the burns but also for the treatment of wounds, ulcers and other skin problems.
Another plant that has many useful properties used in healing is the bird cherry. It helps to treat conjunctivitis, oral cavity inflammation, colitis, and dysentery. Prunus is an excellent diuretic. It is also used in cardiovascular diseases and renal stone disease. Depending on the disease, they use either as a decoction of leaves or a decoction of inflorescences.
Horseradish can be used in the treatment of bronchial diseases, rheumatism and gout. If you rub horseradish and inhale its fumes, you can easily cure cough and runny nose. The main thing is not to overdose stopping inhalation in time. Horseradish juice will help overcome gout. Only 10 drops/3 times a day will ease the pain. Horseradish will also come to the rescue in severe frosts. If you pour hot water with ground horseradish, make this mixture brew and make a foot bath. It will relieve you from frostbite and cold.
Celandine is often used in herbal therapy. This plant is a panacea for skin diseases. It also helps against tuberculosis and lupus. Root juice, celandine reduce warts, corns and freckles. They are also applied for wounds.
The champion of herbal medicine is dandelion helping with high blood pressure, and digestive diseases, diabetes, insomnia. Dandelion is indispensable in cooking. People cook soups out of it in summer, put its leaves in salads. You can also prepare a delicious jam from this plant.
Another plant, without which herbal medicine would not be so effective, is motherwort. Motherwort is good for cardiac disease, tachycardia, and nervous excitability. Motherwort soothes the nervous system, slows heart rate. It also normalizes the menstrual cycle and helps heal wounds. A very tasty honey is prepared from this plant.
Virtually all medicinal herbs can now be bought at the pharmacy. If you yourself intend to pick up herbs, then remember that plant buds should be picked up in spring when they have not yet blossomed, flowers – at the beginning or during flowering, and fruits and seeds – when they have already ripened. If you suddenly need trees’ bark, then take it from the young trees not covered with lichen.
Do not neglect phytotherapy. Each disease can be treated by plants. Just before you start herbal treatment, it is worthwhile to study all the plant’s properties and side effects that you are going to apply.
Remember: many plants, when used in large quantities, can harm your health.