The use of plants and herbs to cure ailments goes back to before recorded history, most prominently in ancient Egypt and China. Cultures on many continents used and in some cases, still use herbs to create remedies for various illnesses. In the United States, the use of herbal remedies has increased over the last 30 years because the public has grown aware of their widespread availability, the power of herbal remedies to treat the underlying causes of symptoms rather than just the symptoms and more recently, the fight to promote better health and wellness in the U.S.
Not only are herbs available in many places, a lot of them are used regularly in food or drink that you may not know about. Here’s a list of some of the most popular herbs and what they can be used to help with.
Oregano- used in a lot of Italian and Mediterranean cooking, oregano has been shown to be better than some chemical antibiotics at killing germs, specifically staphylococcus aureus and E. coli.
Aloe Vera- a popular remedy for sunburns, aloe vera can also be used to sooth an upset stomach, as an antifungal and is a natural laxative.
Cayenne- this spice is great for treating a flu or cold, treating rheumatism, and increasing your body’s thermogenesis for weight loss.
Spearmint- can be used to calm your nerves, which is why chewing spearmint gum has become a popular choice for students while taking tests.
Garlic- has been long known to help lower blood fats, fight infection, detoxify the body, and help with circulatory and heart conditions.
Cinnamon- a powerful antibacterial and antiviral, 99.9% of viruses and bacteria cannot live in the presence of cinnamon.
Of course, there are more herbs that can be used to help treat medical conditions. This short list only represents a small percentage of the healing herbs that are widely available to you from the Juro’s Pharmacy Virtual Dispensary (access code jur123). If there is something nagging you or you want to try a more natural approach to personal care, call our pharmacy and talk to our knowledgeable Pharmacy Team members today.