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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Top 10 Natural Healers

These wonder plants, vegetable and fruits really are a good help in treating many kinds of illnesses.

For thousands of years man has learned to use the medicinal properties of many plants, vegetables and certain fruits in treating different illness that includes simple wounds, insect bites, relieving arthritis pain and even suppressing depression. Below is a list of natural healers that stood the test of times.

Common Dandelion

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Dandelion is a robust perennial herb used as a medicinal herb internally and externally. It contains iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium. Those suffering from hepatitis can benefit from dandelion tea. Likewise, the juice extracted from the leaves is helpful for all bone disorders since the leaves contains magnesium. The tea made from the buds, flowers and fresh leaves can be very helpful in cases of urinary disorders. It is also useful in the treatment of warts. The milk from the cut end of dandelion is also useful in the treatment of warts.

Garlic

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The Common Garlic is a natural antibiotic that can help prevent wound infections, relax muscle spasm, a diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant and an expectorant. It is also thought to lessen cholesterol and can control high blood pressure. Garlic syrup is very useful medicine for asthma, coughs, hoarseness and other lungs disorders.

Ginger

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Ginger is a seasoning used for cooking as well as medicine. The Chinese have been using this spice for a thousand years to treat problems that include: diarrhea, abdominal bloating, coughing and rheumatism. Today, ginger root is a good medicine for motion sickness such as: vomiting, sweating and nausea. It has other uses including relieving headaches, arthritis pain, sore throats, fevers from flu and colds and menstrual discomfort.

Lemon

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Lemon is rich in vitamin C that can ease the symptoms of colds and flu. It is also an antiseptic that could prevent sepsis; also anti-scorbutic that could assist in cleansing the body of impurities.

Saint-John’s-Wort

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St John’s wort is widely use as a herbal treatment for major depression. It is also use as astringent, resolvent and expectorant. Saint-John's wort is a good medicine in easing symptoms of diarrhea, dysentery, in suppression of urine and other illness resulting in yellow skin.

Nettle

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Nettle leaves have been used for hundreds of years to treat eczema, allergies, muscles and joints pain, anemia, gout, asthma and constipation. Today, many people use nettle leaves to treat urinary tract infections, tendonitis, for treating sprains and insect bites.

Orange

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Orange is a good source of vitamin C, calcium and other minerals such as: sodium, copper, chlorine, potassium and magnesium. Oranges are helpful in controlling nervous tension, insomnia and hysteria. Rich in Vitamin C, oranges are recommended to prevent common cold, influenza and chronic dyspepsia. It is also valuable in the prevention of bone and teeth related diseases. Also, orange peels are used in the treatment of acne and pimples.

Celery

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Celery is an effective and strong diuretic. The seeds have excellent cleansing properties that is beneficial in treating nervousness, anxiety, insomnia and arthritis. Also, celery is helpful in preventing bronchitis, asthma, and rheumatism. The juice from the seeds has been proven to reduce blood pressure.

Tea Tree

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Tea tree oil can be used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant. It is beneficial in treating skin disorders including insect bites, acne, athlete’s foot, cold sores, diaper rash, dandruff, toenail fungus, scabies, burns and cuts.

Common Hawthorn

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A generally spreading shrub native to Europe, Africa, and Asia, common hawthorn is good for the heart because it helps in increasing blood flow and is also a good antioxidant.

29 comments:

  1. Over all the plants existing and recorded now in history, only about five percent are considered as natural healers. I believe that garlic and ginger are really among the best!

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  2. garlic lime celery and ginger are the common once we still use from this day on. specially ginger i love boiling it drinking it to bits! xx

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  3. ohh! I was looking for things I can do to get rid of these disgusting warts. I never thought dandelion does the work. But how? Do I rub it on my warts..and for how long..or how many times a day? Thanks!

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  4. I eat orange whenever I'm short of Vitamin C and especially when I have colds.

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  5. Garlic and Ginger are good use especially as a Natural Herbal medicine. All are helpful natural herbal medicine, but are not a cure. Still a balanced approach is required – all round healthy diet and exercise.

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  6. I didn't know dandelion has healing wonders, sir! Great post.

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  7. Garlic, Ginger and Lemon are My top natural Healers ! thank you for this post !

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  8. These plants are magnificent natural healers. I only know a few like lemon, garlic, ginger.

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  9. We must be thankful that they are readily available in the market..like orange and celery.

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  10. Nothing really beats natural. Life has become very expensive but thanks to these, we can stay healthy in a cheap way.

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  11. These fruits and vegetables are real wonders. These all can be beneficial to ones' health.

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  12. i've never heard of Saint-John-'s-Wort & its medicinal benefits thanks to this post :)

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  13. since i have this cold for quite sometime, i have been using ginger and yes orange is indeed delicious and important.

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  14. Garlic and Ginger has been the most popular among the natural healers I think and it can be found easily because they are abundant and always available in the market.

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  15. Just goes to show that nature provides us with the answer to most of our human afflictions. An educational campaign can be very useful to spread information about these plants specifically on how they are used as a medicinal implement.

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  16. don't forget the aloe vera.. it's the best healer for burns and wounds.. plus, it's abundant.. :)

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  17. honestly, i didn't know dandelion is a medicinal plant...i thought it's just one simple flowering/ornamental plant..

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  18. I like ginger a lot, I used this as tea to cure some stomachaches.

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  19. lemons! i make sure i have them on my fridge. it refreshes me whenever i drink it up. does that mean it has immediate effect in cleansing toxins in my body? could be :)

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  20. good to know, since i use ginger, garlic, lemon and celery almost everyday in my cooking :) just love them :) i drink honey-ginger-lemonade tea almost everyday, it taste so good.

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  21. bakit wala ang aloe vera? I'm adding it to your list! or making you research on the wonders of aloe vera! :)

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  22. Dandelion is a weed at lawns here in the US but I have learned it's use through blogs. I love ginger and I always makes salabat here at home pag may mga ubo kami. Nakasanayan ko na kasi yan kay Mama ko hehehe.

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  23. Thanks for sharing this Kuya. Aside from the common garlic, ginger and parsley's health benefits, the others are worth noting. I remember, when growing up, my grandma would celery for UTI and bloating.

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  24. i alaways have lemon in my house ,my alternative to calamansi. Dandelion is all over the place here, a beautiful weed with healing power.

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  25. OMG! Papaleng, I NEVER knew that Dandelion is medicinal! In the summer, they flood the grounds here where I live and people would get annoyed by their growth. I love them because they're one of my best photography subjects! :D Now that I know them better, I am more in awe of them!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Just want to share, lemon is also an alkalizer. I recommend drinking half a cup of water with a juice of 1/4 lemon 20 mins before you eat breakfast.

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  27. very informative post, as usual. I'm continually amazed how God provided these plants all around us to cure us of many diseases. :)

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  28. Among the 10, the most common to me are Garlic, ginger, lemon and orange. It's my first time to know about St. John's Wort. Maybe I should plant Dandelion in my little garden too.

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  29. i've only used ginger, garlic and lemon as natural medicines... but pretty much everything that's listed here does have healing capabilities... should do a little research more... mas mura kesa gamot din to. .:)

    cheers for sharing... :)

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