The 10 best herbs in the world
As herbs are constantly gaining ground in therapies, investments in the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic herbal preparations are increasing, as many people already find better treatment and prevention in herbal medicines. In any case, there are already many conventional medicines whose base is of plant origin.
At the same time, herbs and spices are certainly safer to use, with less side effects, and are more economical than pharmaceutical formulations. Among the thousands of medicinal plants, some herbs are distinguished for their unique healing properties, which for this very reason, have become known worldwide. We will mention the 10 best that we should all have!
Garlic for the immune system and the heart: raw garlic is the best ingredient for complete nourishment of the body. But it is not limited there, as it is the best antibiotic, cardioprotective, anticancer and anti-inflammatory of nature. The studies to date demonstrate the action of garlic to protect against cardiovascular problems, reduce cholesterol and blood pressure and, of course, fight viruses and free radicals. Garlic is a rich source of vitamin C, B6 and manganese.
St. John’s wort for depression and joint pains: a unique herb that treats melancholy, insomnia and depression, improves hormonal balance, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory, ideal for muscle injuries and treatment of injured joints. Along with St. John’s wort, we could also mention valerian for its antidepressant action.
Dandelion for detoxification: a rich source of nutrients, dandelion has a distinct position among the herbs for the multitude of therapeutic actions. An important action, protecting the liver and treating liver problems makes it unique. At the same time, it offers powerful detoxification of the body, cleanses blood and regulates cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It improves the function of the pancreas, and protects against kidney stones.
Ginger with mint for the digestive and respiratory system: favorite flavor, spicy root with cool mint leaves. It’s not only a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory combination. It protects and relieves the digestive system, strengthens the immune system, improves and protects the respiratory system, relieves pains in the joints and muscles.
Thistle for the liver: Anti-inflammatory and strong stimulation for the immune system, the thistle fights oxidative stress, improves the flow of bile, improves skins health and detoxifies the body. It is considered effective anticancer in specific forms of cancer, such as liver, breast and prostate.
Curcuma antioxidant and anti-cancer: protects the heart, fights depression, reduces inflammation, treats arthritic pain, relieves the digestive system, but the most important action of turmeric is anti-cancer. Its strong antioxidant action, combined with anti-inflammatory and dna protection, makes it one of the best herbs and spices.
Ginseng for athletic performance: a particularly popular herb, is a powerful stimulant and ideal analgesic to fight headaches. For overall health, ginseng offers a wealth of beneficial effects, such as fighting indigestion, treating infertility, improving brain function, increasing energy and strength levels, reducing stress, protecting the respiratory system, improving metabolism and blood circulation.
Ginkgo Biloba for good vision for healthy brain function and memory stimulation: its use has been widespread for thousands of years, with more important action, improving cognitive function, protecting the nervous system and improving vision. Ginkgo biloba consumption improves memory, protects against eye diseases such as macula, glaucoma and improves blood flow to the brain. The result is to reduce eye pressure, reduce tinnitus, improve concentration and memory, and reduce the chances of degenerative brain diseases.
Chili Peppers to Activate Metabolism: Capsaicin contained in hot chilli peppers offers plenty of healing properties. Not only are the known effects, such as muscle relaxant, digestive enhancer, heating. An important feature is the activation of metabolism and the fight against fluid retention! Consuming powdered chili pepper or in its original form (the same applies to the other spicy peppers) increases metabolism while also giving a sense of saturation, thereby reducing the portions of food.
Calendula for skin diseases: Of course there are other herbs that are beneficial for treating skin conditions such as chamomile and lavender, but calendula has a special place in the list, as it is ideal for use in infants, while facing irritations, skin diseases, stretch marks, scars, burns and skin inflammation.
Of course, a list with 20 herbs would give us the opportunity to add other important herbs such as rosemary, oregano, lavender, sage, catnip, nettle etc. But a concise list of herbs for each organ separately is easier to consult to effectively address each of annoyance! Of course we do not forget that strong herbs interact with medications so always consult a doctor. The same applies during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and we must always be careful not to overdose in the dosages!