Newly Discovered Herbs
Herbs and Spices
Recent discoveries of new herbs have got me talking even more about the newly discovered herbs.
My interest in the unique herbs has broadened, and so has my knowledge over the years.
I have not only have information on rare and commonly used herbs in print,
I have conquered many experiments.
Growing older and wiser, has opened my mind to many avenues of life itself.
I got to know of the new discoveries. I don't ignore any plant on my long walks.
I enjoy the sunny and beautiful days just as I do the dull, and rain days.
I make my life comfortable, and happy in my own way.
Learning daily about something new has increased my happiness, and I look forward to each day with a new beginning.
New places and new experiences have showed me much more than I had expected.
I live freely and happily.
New adventures are exciting, and finding out about the different herbs has once again brought me to another level of knowledge learned.
What are your opinions on the uses of herbs?
Do you think herbs are useful to humans?
People had the use of herbs for centuries.
Yet still most people are still not sure if they can use the different herbs.
I know from personal experiences the use of herbs can be helpful if you know how, when, and which to use it. You got to know the side effects of each herb.
Herbs were had its popularity in many kitchens and is slowly growing into a daily use for many homes.
Times have changed, and using the various types of herbs and spices has become more useful to many health issues.
Those who are not sure can be enlightened by more research.
It is never too late to learn about anything in life.
Herbs grow better in the wild without being destroyed by those who don't know of the specific plants.
Sometimes herbs can grow well in home gardens, providing the right type of soil is used.
I have wild thyme planted in a herb garden close to my kitchen window.
I have noticed the differences in the color of the leaves from the wild and when planted in a home garden.
An interesting change in color in the leaves got me wondering why?
The wild thyme from the mountainous region is an adapted plant to that environment.
When planted in a home garden the thyme sprouted new green leaves.
During the early nineties I found out more about the Aloe plant.
My dad was ill for a week with a peptic ulcer problem. He could not attend work.
Through the irritable feeling my dad had to stay home.
The Aloe plant helped him tremendously.
Aloe vera has common names such as:
Cape, Aloe, and Barbados and of the family Asphodelaceae.
The Aloe plant grows in South Africa, in the Mediterranean region, Latin America, and in the Caribbean.
The fleshy part of the Aloe leaf is used.
I was amazed of how the fleshy part of the Aloe plant was so helpful to my dad's health problem.
Aloe vera is used to treat sunburn, for keeping the skin moisturized, and to keep acne at bay.
The commonly used Aloe plant in certain parts of the world is well-known to help for many common ailments.
A few days later my dad recovered successfully.
All herbs should be consumed with the necessary precautions taken.
A herb grown in the Northern Hemisphere and the leaves of this plant are used for health issues
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Used as tea and is commonly used for urinary tract infections.
The antiseptic property it has makes it a useful plant.
Any herb taken must be in moderation, taken in high doses can allow for fatal issues.
Through thorough research I came across Bilberry.
Bilberry (Vaccinium mytillus)
Bilberry is grown in the Northern Hemisphere.
The leaves and the fruit is used from the Bilberry.
European healers have used Bilberry for centuries and it has been a traditional medicine for the common ailments.
A commonly used herb for stomach cramps, diarrhea, and for diabetes.
Bilberry is used to prevent night blindness in this modern day.
Years ago Bilberry was used for varicose veins, bruising and for the hemorrhoids.
Anthocyanosides is present in Bilberry, a kind of flavonoids.
- Boneset ( Eupatorium perfoliatum)
The mostly used names for the Boneset are, Indian sage, feverwort, agueweed, and sweat plant.
A plant native to North America.
The Native Americans used Boneset to induce sweating.
The herb was used for colds and flu. For the treatment of arthritis, indigestion, for the loss of an appetite, constipation, cholera, dengu flu, typhoid and malaria.
Even till today Boneset is used to treat the common ailments including inflammations.
If taken in high doses Boneset can be toxic.
Avoid Boneset if you are pregnant.
Always use in moderation and with caution.
The different names used as follows:
Boswellia is found in Africa and Asia.
Boswellia has been used for thousands of years in the Ayurvedic medicine system.
Healers used Boswellia to treat asthma, for fevers, heart problems, rheumatism, and if diabetic then Boswellia would work for you.
In the time of today the herb is used for the treatment of inflammations, and for joint pain.
Most of herbs used in ancient times are no longer used for the same ailments.
What is Buchu?
Surprisingly enough this herb comes from South Africa.
The scientific name is Agathosma betulina
The most common names are Buchu, boegoe, bucco, bookoo and diosma.
The Buchu herb is used as a tonic.
Used for the treatment of urinary tract infections.
The plants were commonly used for kidney stones, gout, and for joint pain.
Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus)
An herb used for the relief of premenstrual symptoms.
You can take in capsule form.
My new adventures with herbs have increased by the day and I send my message across clearly.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
I did hear about the Milk Thistle but had to know more!
The Milk Thistle is used for the protection of the liver. When you choose to take medication, and consume alcohol often you don't think about your liver.
In a similar way the Milk Thistle can protect the kidneys.
Use as directed.
I have lately come across new herbs such as the following:
Have you heard of Mullein?
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
The commonly used leaves of Mullein is used in a form of oil to massage for chest congestion. The leaves are usually used for the relief of coughs, for an irritable, or sore throat, and for earaches.
The flower of the Mullein plant is used for the relief of earaches.
When using Mullein plant apply in the following way:
In a cup of boiling water add a two leaves, soak for at least ten minutes.
Thereafter strain, sweeten to your choice and drink when warm.
The oil can be used as directed for earaches.
When should you consume herbs?
You can take herbs whenever you want to.
When taken at the right times you will see good results.
Off-course you shouldn't take sedative herbs in the morning.
Whatever works best for you as long as you know when to take the correct herbs?
Sometimes herbs taken on an empty stomach can work better than after meals.
Herbs are used to relive allergies and many more kinds of illnesses.
Herbs and spices has always been in my diet. I did not take much heed to all the spices until I understood the true meaning of each.
What are your opinions on the uses of herbs?
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Herbal plants are fascinating and interesting.
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