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Uses of Different Herbal Plants
The Coca Leaf
Herbal Plants and Berries
Unique Herbal Plants
Through personal experiences I opened my mind to another chapter of herbal healing.
I have extensively researched several types of herbs, and spices from all around the world.
The most common herbs are used daily. The newly discovered herbs are experiments for future use and purposes.
My purpose in learning about new herbs, and spices is to allow others to know more about natural healing.
My recent discoveries have enlightened me. I enjoy learning more about any herb, and spice of which I know will be of great benefit to many individuals.
Kozlac is a Croatian name for Arum Plant.
Arum plant and Kozlac is the same kind of herbal plant.
Traditionally, the local people make wine, and brandy from the actual fruit of this plant.
In the old times the villagers used Arum or the Kozlac for treating hemorrhoids, laryngitis, and for other respiratory problems.
Used for skin issues such as psoriasis.
I got into the idea of talking to the elderly people about the old ways of living in the villages. My discussions took me further to know much more about unusual herbs and spices.
It is amazing how the older generation of people survived in healing and curing their illnesses, or minor ailments with herbal medicine.
They just know which kinds of herbal plants are edible, use able and of which are poisonous.
A very interesting idea came to my mind while discussing herbal plants with the elderly people.
I am thinking of writing another book on herbal plants this time on the most unusual types. I enjoy writing about new information.
Information that is rarely found online.
People treated minor ailments with the local alcohol drink called ''Rakia.'' Used for joint pains and backaches.
The heat of the strong drink relieved pain easily. Most people in the village use the ''Rakia'' for that purpose. Rakia is like Tequila.
Make sure to find out more about any herb or spice to be reassured before using.
Some people may have allergic reactions to certain kinds of herbs and others may not be affected at all.
Herbs and spices have individual benefits and all in moderation is key.
The Aronia Berry Plant is unique and found in Europe. On my daily walking adventure I spotted the Aronia Berry plant.
Unfortunately I could not capture a perfect photo.
The rainy and cloudy day did not give that opportunity.
The plant has beautiful flowers in spring. The extraordinary plant has its own beauty in autumn. I would like to plant the Aronia plant in my back yard.
The berries are sweet tasting and are usually used to make fruit juices. Sometimes people add the berries in wines or jellies.
Don't confuse the Aronian berry plant and fruit with the Chokeberry.
The Aronian berries are used for the prevention of the following health issues:
The berry plant is used to reduce the levels of cholesterol.
Chokeberry used as a treatment for colorectal cancer.
Used for heart problems.
Used for peptic ulcer.
If you have an eye inflammation or liver failure the Aronian berry juice can prevent these issues as have been tested.
Chokeberries are scrumptious and juicy and are grown in North America and used in a similar way as Aronia Berries.
I have learned of the Choke berry fruit well-known for its natural juice.
The Choke berry too has its own benefits.
Used for hypertension.
Useful to Gastric issues.
The vitamin C together with Vitamin B6 and E prevents the body from most illnesses.
I have thus far come to know of the unusual herbal plants. New to me and enjoyable to learn about how the local people especially, the older generation had lived in their times.
What is the Ivy Leaf?
The Ivy leaf has its own benefits and most people don't think the Ivy leaf is a worthy use to heal or prevent certain illnesses.
Lung functioning was improved when the Ivy leaf was used in pharmaceutical experiments.
The English Ivy as is well-known of is a problem to many other breathing trees. The creeper climbs wildly to the top of many trees.
I have seen the Ivy on Oak trees and on Olive trees. It can be a bit of a nuisance to many farmers.
The plant is native to Europe and some of Asia.
Medicinal purposes from the Ivy leaf still surprise me:
Dating back in time to the ancient Greek times the Ivy leaf was popular and had a hold on many people's minds. The Ivy leaf was used to prevent alcohol intoxication.
Also, the Ivy leaf was extensively used as an anesthetic and as an antiseptic.
Used to reduce brain swelling in hemorrhaging.
A member of the Araliaceae family.
Ginseng is included in the Ivy family:
Ghedh derives from an Indian ancient root which means to intertwines, or to hold on to like to grasp on to something.
The evergreen plant derives from the German root which means eternity.
The plant wraps itself around trees and is derived from the Greek word Helix.
Why is the Ivy Leaf so important for its medicine Purposes?
The Ivy leaf is to treat chronic and bronchial conditions.
Respiratory health issues are treated with the evergreen leaf.
Used for Emphysema and pneumonia.
In promoting the relaxation of muscles
When you have coughs and irritable respiratory health issues, the Ivy leaf extract can treat these health issues fairly.
Used for clearing the air ways and dryness of the chest.
Used in the reducing of inflammation. The flavonoids block off the release of histamine.
Hay-fever too can cause respiratory issues.
What are the Ivy Leaf Uses?
If you are having breathing difficulties Ivy leaf extract can relieve that discomfort for you.
A helpful extract for dry and wet coughs.
Viral infections and bacterial infections can be treated with the Ivy leaf.
Are there any side effects from the Use of Ivy Leaf?
Overall, the ivy leaf is a safe herb and very unusual. The herb can be used for children and for adults.
Allergies are rarely noticed when using the Ivy leaf.
The Ivy leaf is not for everyone as all other herbs are also not for everyone. Most people react differently due to allergic reactions.
Some may have no problems at all while others can experience shortness of breath, swelling, reddening of the skin or some itching. It differs in every case.
The Ivy leaf is commonly used from the form of an extract.
I found out the Ivy leaf is not often brewed for tea.
Treatment for the following health disorders:
For muscle spasms
Joint pain (rheumatism)
To reduce the swelling of the membranes that line the breathing passages and in the breaking up chest congestion.
The Ivy leaf is used to cool down burns on the skin. For calluses and for skin infections, like under the skin when one has cellulite.
For the nerve issues like when you have nerve pain.
If infected with parasites the Ivy leaf is a great idea for that and for rheumatism. For sore swollen veins as when you have phlebitis.
The Ivy extract is helpful to children when suffering from bronchitis and to relieve spasms in the muscles.
All new kinds of herbs allow me to learn of how the greater benefits of each can be for future use and for now if experimented with continuously.
My new ideas have come a long way and the main focus for me is to continue writing about what I know, and to pass on the message to anyone interested in knowing more about herbal plants.
The Andean people have used for centuries the Coca leaf and I am also interested in knowing more about this different kind of herbal medicine.
A new herb always gets my attention and is growing more and more each day.
Rare Herbal plants
Would writing an ebook about unusual herbal plants be a good idea?
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