Free India enters 70 today, as it broke the shackles of colonial rule on Aug 15, 1947.
Let’s celebrate the rich legacy left behind by those martyrs who made us realize our freedom. Let our vibrant and young India, celebrate its plurality and diversity. And let us also celebrate the rich herbal legacy, which due to short of time and advanced technology, is losing its importance. Let us be free from diseases and problems with help of herbs.
Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, cosmetics, sacred and spiritual.We had used herbs to treat all our ailments, when medical science was not that developed, but today, determining whether the herbs would be helpful or not, seems challenging to many of us. We are supposed to check the traditional and proven uses, its potential benefits, possible adverse effects and interaction with other herbs or medicines.
I feel there is no harm if we give herbs their due credits, at least at the initial stage of the ailments, as the earliest written records came from ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Indian cultures. The Ebers Papyrus that dates from 1550 b.c.e describes some eight hundred different medicinal remedies and numerous medicinal procedures. They used spices and herbs in medicine, as cosmetics and perfumes, to kill and repel pests, for embalming and in cooking.
Let us check certain ailments with some easy and instant herbal cure……….
1. Acne Calendula, Aloe,
2. Allergy Chamomile
3. Anxiety and stress Kava, Passion
4. Arthritis Capsicum,Ginger,
5. Asthma Coffee, Ephedra,
6. Atlete’s Foot Tropical tea tree
7. Boils Tropical garlic,
Tea tree oil
8. Cold and
Cough Ginger, Nutmeg,
9. Constipation Apple, Psyllium,
10. Diabetes(type 2) Garlic, Beans,
11. Eczema Evening
Borage seed oil
12. Fatigue Cocoa(dark
13. High BP Garlic, Beans,
14. High cholesterol Flaxseed,
15. Indigestion Ginger, Pepper-
16. Insomnia Kava, Lemon,
17. Migraine Feverfew,
18. Memory Thyme, Passion
19. Muscle pain Capsicum,
20. Nausea Ginger, Lemon,
21. Sore throat Lemon, Honey,
22. Toothache Willow, Clove oil
(Source: Dr. Dukes Essential Herbs)
Try and love our herbs, because self- care is the key to better health, and self-education is key to self-care……