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7 Medicinal Plants and Herbs Important for Your Health

Since ages medicinal plants and herbs are used to cure ailments. These medicinal plants and herbs work wonders for our health.
Aishwarya Karwa Apr 4, 2019
The citified fast paced world that we live in today often makes us susceptible to stress-induced conditions like hypertension and other severe illnesses. Using certain medicinal plants and herbs can help you have a sound body and a sound mind.

Amla

Amla (Indian Gooseberry) has been used since ancient ages to cure myriad of ailments. A treasure of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants, Amla purifies the blood and flushes out toxins from the body. A rich source of iron, Amla is a ‘potent immune enhancer’. Recognized as the best anti-aging fruit, Amla can help you have a healthy and glowing skin.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) an Ayurvedic herb revered for its adaptogenic properties helps the body to cope with stress by reducing the cortisol level.

It revitalizes the system of the body and increases longevity. Known to increase the energy, stamina and endurance, it improves both male and female reproductive system.

Neem

Neem, a long hailed medicinal herb in Ayurveda, is often used to foster a state of balance in the liver, pancreas, and digestive tract. Its anti-inflammatory nature helps to reduce inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and prevents a series of diseases like constipation, stomach ulcers etc.

Holy Basil

Holy Basil, a sacred ancient Indian herb, used in teas helps treat a variety of ailments like fevers and diabetes. Holy Basil’s main component eugenol, has been shown to combat the elevated cortisol level, controls blood sugar and glucose level. Regular consumption of Holy Basil can detoxify the body and rejuvenate the system.

Shatavari

Shatavari, is an age-old remedy to treat diarrhea. It has diuretic properties, which can aid in relieving kidney stones. Shatavari root powder has compounds like saponins, flavonoids and ascorbic acid which help body get rid of bad cholesterol. It furthers the creation of good cholesterol which stifles the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Ginger

Ginger, Ayurveda’s remarkable rhizome is widely used as a medicinal herb to ward off cough and fever. Its consumption eases the digestion after you’ve had an indulgent meal. It helps calm your stomach and stave off bloating. Profused with anti-oxidants, it helps maintain your skin’s collagen production, essential for a healthy and smooth skin.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has long been used as a home remedy for heartburn, indigestion, and nausea because of its benefits related to relieving digestion and gastrointestinal complaints. Packed with anti-inflammatory properties, Cinnamon helps your body fight infections and repair tissue damage. Its ability to speed up metabolism can help you keep an eye on your weight.
Chyawanprash, the delicious, age-old nutritive must-have preparation is crammed with the ancient medicinal herbs. It can bolster the immune system, improve body’s overall strength, increase the youthfulness and also clean the respiratory passage. Add a spoonful of this delectable superfood in your diet and feel a sense of wellness within your body and soul!