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Herbs and Other Cures: Rare Herbal Healing

Updated on May 4, 2017
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Herbal medicine

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Herbal plants

Herbal cures

The first book, and kindle edition on the title, The Simple Uses of Herbal Teas and Indian Spices has improved my knowledge tremendously.

I have learned on all rare, and commonly known herbal plants, spices, and teas.

Some individuals have learned more about this unique topic, and yet there are still many who don’t have a clue.

The unique interest in Herbal plants, Herbal teas, and Spices, got me curious over the years. In my daily experiments with most of the different herbal plants, herbal teas, and spices I discovered.

These personal experiences have allowed me to move on to another part of unusual herbs.

You may think you have read it all about these unusual herbs, but once you read on further you will realize there is still so much to discover on old herbs.

The side effects and a well-informed text.

I seriously put my mind to having my books published on the various types of herbs.

In a period of two years due to my thorough research. I had written about what I have learned for a few years.

My personal experiences helped me through the whole concept.

Herbal remedies, for treatment, or medicine has been around for centuries, though not many people would want to try these herbal cures, if ever needed.

Some people don't have the knowledge of such herbs, or teas. Others are not sure which plant serves its purpose.

For many ailments herbs has been used as a pain reliever, for a massage, a facial mask, and to prevent one from an illness.

I got my head and mind wrapped around a subject as I had known from the beginning would now become a commonly spoken of topic.

Yet some people still don't know much of herbal plants.

My focus is on herbal cures, from around the world.

The simple ways of getting better and in feeling good.

I found the following herbal plants most unusual.

Evolvulus, Kuth, and Brahmi are among the twenty six herbs used in the Memorex capsule.

Evolvulus:

Evolvulus is a family of Convolvulaceae.

I learned about this unusual herb from a family doctor.

The Evolvulus belongs to the commonly known as Morning glory family, and is grown in America.

Evolvulus is rare, and is a perennial herb and a shrub. You will find the flowers bear in clusters or singularly.

An herb used to improve one's memory, and used to increase the strength of brain cells. Evolvulus is used in the Memorex capsule.

The capsule contains over twenty kinds of herbs, most of which are rare, and not all are heard of. Bacopa and Evolvulus are two of the many other herbs present in this capsule.

Herbal Ingredients as follows:

Kuth (Saussurea lappa)

An herbal plant from the family of Asteraceae.

Kuth is well-known to the ancient world. Grown in root from the Himalayas of Kashmir. The plant has purple colored flowers, and long leaves. The unusual herbal plant is famous for its root. For many years the root has been used as a perfume ingredient, and has a bitter taste.

Kuth has a woody aroma and is used as incense.

In other places such as Tibet, the root is used as medicine and in India for the strengthening of digestions, in cleansing the body, for coughs, asthma, a fever, and for the use of cholera.

Also, used for hair wash and peptic ulcers.

Brahmi (Bacopa moniera)

The great effects shown positively from this capsule containing all these herbs, is quite mind blowing.

Medicinal Uses:

To improve one’s intelligence.

To relax mentally.

For epilepsy.

I had to mention the Slingerberry Tree, used for centuries in the Indian culture.

The Slingerberry Tree

The green old tree has been used for generations.

Traditionally used by Indians in most parts of the world. The Slingerberry leaves have been used for generations. A tree bearing non-edible green fruit, like in a nut shape. Only the leaves are used of the Slingerberry tree, and are helpful for a few ailments.

The Slingerberry leaves are mostly useful when Indians have Measles. The leaves are used to sprinkle water on to the patient, and as a paste is applied made with arad. An Indian powder, or turmeric is applied on the spots in a form of paste.

The child sleeps in a dark room for a few days, until the measles has improved, and passed.

The leaves are boiled, and used for bathing to relieve pain, and to relax you. A method used by most people of the older generation.

Slingerberry leaves are used for Chickenpox, it cools down the body, and a paste can be made of the leaves to dab on the affected areas. In this way, the irritation and itching is relieved.

The leaves are used in the same way for Mumps.

Grown in tropical regions, and has many branches, often used in ceremonies, in the Indian culture for those who still follow their traditions.

Some of these traditions have disappeared.

A way to natural healing and is the gift of life.

My knowledge has greatly improved on the many types of herbal plants, herbal teas, and of Indian Spices.

Over the years, I enjoyed the extensive research of all such different plants.

I learned of how these herbs were used to treat the elders, and of the many ailments these herbs have healed.

Prevention is better than cure!

If you want to stay fit drink a cup of green tea to prevent many cancers.

You may not think these herbs are for you, or you may be afraid to take a chance on drinking anything you don't know much about.

Most people don't want to get into herbal healing. Knowledge is power, and once you know what works for you the results will show in a good way.

Some people feel herbal plants are just an experiment.

There is a lot more to learn of herbs, than just the day-to-day experiments.

Herbs, if used correctly can be of great help.

People could have allergic reactions to the remedies from specific herbal teas; herbal plants, or spices. To avoid such complications always know what you are getting yourself into.

Be prepared for a day trip out in the wild, and discover herbal plants that still do exist in those bushy fields.

I have seen people go up in the fields and pick variety of tea that I have yet to try.

I was amazed by the activity that still goes on to pick these herbs.

Those who know best would pick many tiny little bunches of herbal teas, while still green and fresh and then dry for winter tea.

Observing is good. I learned a lot from my personal observations.

I understand that herbal cures are not every person’s choice of lifestyle.

The more you learn the better for your lifestyle.

My growing interest has allowed me to see how effective herbal remedies are to common colds, and flu, and to many other ailments.

I have a good tip:

A while ago, I felt a bit of pain in my gums and noticed a bump I knew it was an abscess.

I placed a piece of thinly sliced garlic on that abscess for about ten minutes.

The pain was unbearable; I had tears in my eyes while in the process but knew I had to get rid of the abscess.

The next day the abscess had gone.

You can do this a few times a day to get rid off a bigger abscess.

If the abscess is bigger try gargling with the following ingredients:

Half a glass of warm water.

A quarter teaspoon black pepper.

A teaspoon of fine salt.

A quarter teaspoon of garlic spice.

You can add a teaspoon of Listerine or other kind of mouthwash (optional).

Keep the mixture in that sore spot for five minutes for good results.

Don't swallow the gargle mixture.

My learning experiences have taught me a lot over the years.

Summary:

Rare herbal plants and other cures have its own healing properties, and work in different methods in beliefs and in fact.

The Different doses and side effects show in a unique way to all individuals.

Always have any herbal medicine after seeking professional help, and moderation is the key to using herbal cures.

The Memorex capsule contains twenty six different types of herbs and Bacopa(Brahmi), Evolvulus and Kuthi is part of the ingredients.

All are of benefit to the brain.

The facts provided in this book may not be every person’s choice.

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      poetryman6969 thank you for stopping by I appreciate your time and effort taken to comment on my hubs.

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      poetryman6969 23 months ago

      You always have interesting advice and tips. Thank you!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thelma Alberts thank you for commenting.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Thank you for sharing this very useful and interesting hub about herbs. My grandparents were herbalists and so I came to know some of them and there usage.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      peachpurple thank greatly for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi peachpurple you got to have the root of a Rosemary plant, thank you for stopping by.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      is it possible to grow rosemary from the stem? I can only find rosemary without roots and no seeds,

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      SANJAY LAKHANPAL, thank you for all comments

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      I prefer herbs as no side effects are associated with them. It is the best nature cure. Thanks for sharing the information.

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      I prefer herbs as no side effects are associated with them. It is the best nature cure. Thanks for sharing the information.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi favored thank you for stopping by I appreciate you pinning this hub.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Patsybell thank kindly for stopping by here.

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 2 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      It seems the more we learn about herbs, the more we realize how little we know about herbs. Thanks for sharing. Voted Up,I,U, will tweet and pin.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      It's always interesting to read how more plants have been discovered for healing. The Evolvulus was a new one that I haven't heard of for healing or memory. Will be pinning this to my Health board. Thanks

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      I enjoyed reading this and would happily go on a one Day Course to learn about it in detail. Herbal is the best - no side effects.

      Healthier option too.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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      Vivian Sudhir 2 years ago from Madurai, India

      DDE, I too am a fervent devotee of herbal medicine, especially cough formulations. Lovely article.

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      You are so right, "Knowledge is power." I have read a lot about herbal healing and have been introduced to some new herbs here. Thank you for such good information.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      vesapwoolf, thank you kindly for stopping by here. I so agree with you for garlic being a natural antibiotic. My best to you for 2015.

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      I also believe in herbal healing and have learned a lot about herbs available here in Peru. Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic. I´m glad it healed our abscess! It also repels intestinal parasites. Thank you for sharing this valuable information.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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      prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub. I love something natural, like herbs. Thanks for sharing with us. Very well written. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi D.A.L. You are dead right! I have already seen sales increase thank you for such an encouraging comment, I appreciate the vote up, interesting and useful have a lovely day.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Chitrangada Sharan thank you for sharing your mind here

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      Hi rajan jolly thank you

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello LongTimeMother, sorry if I had you misunderstood by this information. I corrected the necessary details. Brahmi, Evolvulus, and Kuthi are among the twenty six different herbs used in the Memorex capsules for the strengthening of the brains cells and for the increase of memory. The Slingerberry tree has been used for centuries in the Indian culture and has nothing to do with the three ingredients Brahmi, Kuthi and Evolvulus. I hope you find this hub now in a much better explained manner. ''My guess is Evolvus alsinoides. Is that correct?'' You are correct. Thank you for stopping by at my hubs. I appreciate your opinion.

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      Dave 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hello Devika another amazing and knowledgeable hub. I am Sure this latest book will be as successful as your last one ' The Simple use of Herbal Teas and Indian Spices'. I wish you every success with both these books,it is a very interesting and informative topic. Voted up, interesting and useful.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nice and useful hub and you are doing a great job by familiarizing others of these wonderful and beneficial 'Herbs'.

      Nature has provided us so much and everyone should benefit from its goodness.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I have used some herbs for a variety of everyday problems and found them to be very effective. Bacopa monnieri, commonly known as Brahmi, is an ingredient in all Ayurvedic syrups that are used to improve memory. I have a hub on Brahmi incidentally.

      At normal dosage most herbal preparations are safe.

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      LongTimeMother 2 years ago from Australia

      Hello DDE. I find this hub very confusing. Perhaps you could edit to make it more clear to people with little or no real understanding of medicinal herbs.

      There are about 100 species of Evolvulus - most of which are not considered to be medicinal, so I suggest you nominate the single species you are referring to. My guess is Evolvus alsinoides. Is that correct?

      Under the subheading 'Brahmi (Bacopa moniera)' you wrote "The great effects shown positively from this capsule containing all these herbs is quite mind blowing."

      I grow Brahmi and use it. It is an excellent herb (although it tastes extremely bitter) and is worthy of a greater explanation than just a mention in a heading. When you refer to 'this capsule containing all these herbs', you are not just talking about Brahmi - so may I suggest you explain at the head of your hub more about this capsule?

      I thought perhaps you were actually listing ingredients in Memorex capsules (I hadn't heard of them, but I see they are a product made in India), although when I googled Memorex it made no mention of the Slingerberry tree.

      I love to see helpful articles about nature's medicine chest. Please make this one a little more clear so everyone can benefit. :) Thank you.

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      We use homeopathy and essential oils as a first line of defense. I'm starting to learn a little more about herbs, and articles such as this are helpful.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Fascinating subject, I love herbs but must admit I had never heard of these, so I learned so much! great hub DDE, voted up and shared! nell

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Recently I have been looking into trying herbs as a way of healing. I was afraid to try many herbs because I didn't know much about it. This information was very useful for me. Especially the information you shared about toothaches. Voted up awesome and useful.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing more about what you know of herbs. They are indeed nature's remedies.

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      Thank you for the great information about herbs. I heard somebody the other day talking about garlic for toothaches. Great hub!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Kate I enjoy learning and experimenting with herbs. Thank you Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi word55 Thank you Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello AliciaC thank you for stopping by Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      always exploring so glad you came by and herbs is a great way of life. Thank you. Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello tobusiness thank you for stopping by. Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Joyfulcrown My growing interesting in herbs from around the world has improved and through personal experiences I had discovered many rare types of herbs. Thank you Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Tricia Deed thank you for sharing about the aspirin, also very interesting. I appreciate you coming by here. My great interest in herbs has opened my mind to a natural way of life. Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Tricia Deed thank you for sharing about the aspirin, also very interesting. I appreciate you coming by here. My great interest in herbs has opened my mind to a natural way of life. Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi MsDora Thank you. My second and very interesting book on herbs hope you find it a worthy read. Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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      Kate McBride 2 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      Good hub as usual Devika and on an interesting topic.Herbs are indeed a natural way of healing and a gift of life as you say here.

      Kate

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Devika. This was great. I really enjoy your hubs on curing Herbs.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for introducing me to some new herbs, Devika.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am just now getting interested in herbal remedies. I do believe some of them are safer than pharmaceutical drugs. I am planning on growing some in my garden next spring. Thank you for sharing Devika....

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Devika, I knew about the benefits of brahmi but the others are new to me. Excellent information on rare herbal remedies.

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      I am a big fan of natural remedies. Thank you for your insight and sharing.

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      Tricia Deed 2 years ago

      Herbs are God's natural medicines. One has to learn about the different herbs as you have done and to know how to use them correctly. Herbs are nature's medicines. No one should poo poo herbs because scientists take these herbs, analyze the plant, and take away the ingredient they need, and then find a way to synthetically reproduce them for the masses. A common example is aspirin. Its origin is the bark of the willow tree. Scientists make an artificial version of the ingredient or ingredients found in the bark of the willow tree and call it aspirin.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      I'd like to learn more of these herbs, myself. Thanks for sharing your expert knowledge.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We raise quite a few herbs in our yard and use them all year long. Thank you for some suggestions I had not thought of.