For centuries, our ancestors have used plants and herbs for food, as well as for medicinal purposes. From the ancient Romans and Greeks to the Hindus and Chinese, many societies have relied on plants and herbs to provide traditional remedies. Here’s a list of a few of the most powerful medicinal plants in the world.
Sage is a powerful herb with beautiful flowers and soft leaves. The stem, flower, and leaves of sage can help treat a number of diseases effectively because it’s rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
Sage can improve concentration and memory, instantly reduce depression, and is a natural remedy for healing wounds, and it’s also hailed as one of the best antiseptic herbs in the world!
Spinach is an edible flowering plant native to Central Asia, and this crispy, leafy veggie also has powerful healing abilities. Spinach contains vitamins A, B1, C, D3 and K, manganese; folate, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and selenium.
The presence of riboflavin, beta carotene, and lutein in spinach help improve the cardiovascular system and nervous system. It also protects the eyesight, strengthens bones and fights against diabetes and cancer.
A member of the onion family, garlic is used in many countries not just for garnishing dishes, but for healing a wide array of diseases too. For starters, garlic contains vitamins B6 and C, manganese and fiber.
Garlic is well-known for providing better protection against various cancers, and it helps improve the immune system. It also helps balance the digestive system, improves nutrient absorption, reduces blood pressure, and can help prevent various allergies too, as well as relieve toothaches!
In lots of Asian countries, especially India, ginger is part of the daily diet, because it has lots of antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties. Ginger juice can help balance the digestive system, as well as improve nutrient absorption. Ginger can also cure joint pain, as well as keep away nausea post-surgery, clear and charge up the micro-circulatory channels of the body. And of course, ginger can also help ward off cancer, diabetes, and asthma !