Unfortunately, the latter is the cause of numerous side effects that should not be overlooked. Modern science, meanwhile, continues to discover the vast health benefits associated with natural herbs and plants, many of which are available in general food or health product shops, as well as in local farmers’ markets.
Below is a list of the nine most powerful remedies that nature provides and that play a major role in natural therapies.
#1 Aloe Vera. At the top of the herbal healing hierarchy is aloe vera, a very versatile plant that offers a wide range of benefits. In addition to supporting the healing of sunburn and skin inflammation, Aloe Vera is highly acclaimed for its unique ability to purify and oxygenate blood, lower cholesterol, alkalize the body, treat intestinal and digestive disorders and even reverse the growth and spread of cancer.
#2 Garlic. A strong immune booster, it contains more than 70 active healing phytonutrients, including allicin. It is effective both internally and externally and contains antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, making it an excellent remedy for preventing disease and infection. Garlic is also known for its ability to lower blood pressure.
#3 Turmeric. It is often referred to as the queen of all herbs: turmeric is an incredible anti-inflammatory spice, with a long list of health benefits. It has pain-relieving properties and works much better and is much safer than inhibitory drugs for the treatment of arthritis and other conditions resulting from chronic inflammation. Turmeric has also been shown to help prevent cancer and to treat and prevent the formation of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
#4 Marijuana (Cannabis). Non-psychoactive marijuana leaf is one of the best medicinal plants in the world. Unique in its rich and diverse composition of cannabinoids, it has the ability not only to prevent but also to reverse all types of health conditions, ranging from neurological and chronic pain diseases to autoimmune diseases and cancer. Over time, the negative stigma associated with marijuana is rapidly being eliminated and doubts about the surprising healing properties of this all-natural herb are being dispelled.
#5 Consolidate Major. It was nicknamed the miracle plant before the FDA banned its indoor use in the US. Yet it is an herb of wonders, able to promote healing and regeneration of cells, promoting bone growth and curing digestive disorders. Rich in a compound known as allantoin, consolida is excellent when applied to wounds, added to tea or taken as a dietary supplement for vibrant health.
#6 Echinacea. A popular herbal remedy for colds and flu, Echinacea is widely recognized for its ability to stimulate the immune system. High concentrations of polysaccharides, flavonoids, essential oils, caffeic acid derivatives and isobutylamides in echinacea play a huge role in increasing the production of white blood cells, responsible for tracing and destroying viruses, bacteria and other invaders.
#7 Cinnamon. Ayurvedic medicine, as well as traditional Chinese medicine, have long used cinnamon to heat the body, increasing energy levels and defences. In more recent years, cinnamon has been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels, reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass and prevent viruses, bacteria and fungi such as candida. Cinnamon is also very useful in treating diabetes, increasing cognitive function and preventing cancer.
#8 Rosemary. A delicious herb, rosemary possesses unique medicinal and antioxidant benefits, such as the ability to mitigate the carcinogenic properties of some cooked foods. Rosemary has also been shown to help stop the proliferation of cancers, such as improving memory, promoting hair and skin health. If the adrenal gland is overworked, rosemary can stimulate its function and many studies have shown that rosemary also contributes to nerve growth.
#9 Ginger. It is the food that is recommended when you suffer from nausea and stomach pain, or when you are sick. Science shows that ginger actually acts in blocking the effects of serotonin production that induce nausea, as well as in preventing the proliferation of free radicals. Ginger also lowers blood pressure, relieves arthritis pain, promotes prostate health and reduces the risk of cancer.