Valerian is a medicinal plant of the Valeriana officinalis species, also known as apothecary valerian or wild valerian, rich in valerenic and isovaleric acids with calming, sedative and relaxing properties, being widely used to treat various disorders of he alth, especially insomnia, anxiety and stress.
Medicinal Plants 2023, March
Mulungu, also popularly known as mulungu-ceral, coral tree, man cape, pocketknife, parrot's beak or corticeira, is a very common medicinal plant in Brazil that is used to bring tranquility, being widely used to treat insomnia, as well as nervous system disorders, especially anxiety, agitation and convulsions, since it has calming, anticonvulsant and hypotensive properties.
Turmeric, turmeric, turmeric or tumeric is a kind of root with medicinal properties. It is usually used in powder form to season meats or vegetables especially in India and eastern countries. In addition to having great antioxidant potential, turmeric can also be used as a natural remedy to improve gastrointestinal problems, fever, treat colds and even reduce high cholesterol.
Thyme, also known as pennyroyal or thyme, is an aromatic herb of the species Thymus vulgaris, which in addition to being used in cooking to give flavor and aroma to preparations, also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, expectorant and medicinal properties.
Lemon balm is the medicinal plant Melissa officinalis, also known as lemon balm or lemon balm, which is rich in phenolic compounds and flavonoids with calming, sedative, relaxing, antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, being widely used to treat various he alth problems, especially digestive problems, anxiety and stress.
Peruvian Maca, or just Maca, is a root of the turnip, cabbage and watercress family, rich in alkaloids, flavonoids and glycosides, which give it antioxidant properties, being therefore widely used in medicine traditional to increase vitality and libido, and decrease tiredness and fatigue.
The laurel is a medicinal plant of the Laurus nobilis species, widely used in cooking to give flavor and aroma to prepared meals, but it also has medicinal properties, being therefore used in traditional medicine to assist in the treatment of digestive problems, infections, stress or anxiety, for example.
The horsetail is a medicinal plant, of the Equisetum arvense species, widely used as a home remedy to combat fluid retention, help with weight loss or strengthen bones. In addition, due to its anti-inflammatory and diuretic action, horsetail can be used to help treat kidney stones and urinary tract infections, for example.
Moringa, also called the tree of life or white acacia, is a medicinal plant that has a large amount of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, carotenoids, quercetin, vitamin C, among others, which provide greater antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Blueberry, also known in some regions as blueberry, is a fruit very rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, whose properties help to improve cardiovascular he alth, protect the liver, control diabetes and improve memory. The blueberry has few calories, is rich in water and nutrients, and can be included in the diet to lose weight.
Hibiscus is a medicinal plant characterized by being rich in anthocyanins, a compound that guarantees its characteristic red color and which, in turn, provides great antioxidant potential. In addition, hibiscus is also rich in flavonoids, vitamin C and organic acids, which provide several he alth benefits, such as helping to control blood pressure and promote weight loss, for example.
Marijuana, also known as marijuana, is obtained from a plant with the scientific name Cannabis sativa, which has in its composition several substances, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), with psychoactive effects such as feeling of euphoria, relaxation and a sense of well-being, which is what leads to recreational marijuana use.
The plantain is a plant rich in flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoids, iridoids, mucilage and other compounds, which guarantees the antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory functions of this plant. Therefore, plantain is widely used in the preparation of home remedies to treat the flu, the common cold and inflammation of the throat, uterus and intestines.
Cascara sagrada is a medicinal plant widely used to treat constipation, due to its laxative effect that stimulates bowel movements and promotes the elimination of feces. The laxative effect promoted by this plant is milder than other natural laxatives, such as aloe vera or senna, for example.
True saffron is a medicinal plant, which has its medicinal properties concentrated in the filament of the flower. Rich in crocin, crocetin, safranal and kaempferol, this type of saffron has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it very useful to relieve PMS symptoms, aid in weight loss or prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Star anise, also known as star anise, is a spice that is made from the fruit of a species of Asian tree called Ilicium verum. This spice is usually easily found in its dried form in supermarkets. Although it is widely used in cooking to give a sweet taste to some preparations, star anise also has several he alth benefits due to its components, especially anethole, which seems to be the substance present in greater concentration.
The vinaigrette, also known as guinea cress, sorrel, guinea pig, student grease, currant, hibiscus or poppy, is a medicinal plant rich in vitamin A and C, iron, phosphorus and potassium, which guarantees antioxidant, antiseptic, tonic and vasodilator action, and can be used as a way to complement the treatment of various diseases, as long as indicated by the doctor.
Yerba mate is a medicinal plant that has a thin gray stem, oval leaves and small green or purplish-red fruits. This herb is widely consumed in South America, being used mainly as a non-alcoholic beverage. This plant is rich in caffeine and is characterized by being consumed in a container called mate, which has a kind of metallic straw that has small holes that prevent the leaves from passing through it.
Matcha tea is made from the youngest leaves of green tea (Camellia sinensis), which are protected from the sun and then converted into a powder and therefore has a higher concentration of caffeine, theanine and chlorophyll, providing antioxidants to the organism.
Stevia is a natural sweetener obtained from the Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni plant that can be used to replace sugar in juices, teas, cakes and other sweets, as well as in various industrialized products, such as soft drinks, processed juices, chocolates and jellies.
Mangaba is a small, round and reddish-yellow fruit, which has beneficial properties for he alth such as anti-inflammatory and pressure-reducing effect, helping to treat diseases such as hypertension, anxiety and stress. Its pulp is white and creamy, and its bark and leaves are widely used to make teas.
Dill, also known as Dill, is an aromatic herb originally from the Mediterranean, which can be used as a medicinal plant because it has properties that help in the cure of various diseases, such as flu, cold and nasal congestion or even relaxing, can also be used in babies and children.
Because it contains digestive, diuretic and antidepressant properties, rosemary helps in the digestion of food and in the treatment of headache, depression and anxiety. Its scientific name is Rosmarinus officinalis and it can be purchased in supermarkets, natural products stores, compounding pharmacies and in some street markets.
The leather hat is a medicinal plant, also known as tea-campaign, tea-of-brejo, tea-mireiro, congonha-do-brejo, herb-do-brejo, water hyacinth, herb -do-swamp, poor tea, widely used in the treatment of uric acid due to its diuretic action. The leather hat has leathery hard leaves that can grow up to 30 cm in length.
The elderberry is a shrub with white flowers and black berries, also known as elderberry, elderberry or elderberry, whose flowers can be used to prepare a tea, which can be used as an aid in the treatment from the flu or cold. In addition to the flowers, other parts of the elderberry that can be used are the leaves or berries, from which substances with medicinal properties such as flavonoids, triterpenes and phenolic acids are extracted, with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
Peppermint is a medicinal plant and aromatic herb, also known as kitchen mint or peppermint, which can be used to treat stomach problems, pain and inflammation in the muscles, pain headache and nausea during pregnancy and should not be used to lose weight.
The European Black Alamo is a tree that can reach 30m in height and is also popularly known as poplar. This can be used as a medicinal plant and is used to treat external hemorrhoids, superficial wounds or chilblains for example. The scientific name of the European Black Alamo is Populus tremula and the parts used of the plant are its fresh or dried leaf shoots, which when applied locally have an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and soothing effect on the skin.
Gilbardeira is a medicinal plant widely used to treat hemorrhoids, varicose veins, reduce blood vessel swelling and improve blood circulation. Normally, Gilbardeira grows spontaneously on the sunny slopes of Mediterranean countries, such as Portugal, and is a thorny shrub, with small dark green stems and leaves similar to scales, and round and red fruits, similar to small cherries.
Chestnut is an oilseed that has anti-inflammatory, anti-hemorrhoidal and vasoconstrictor properties, which is why it is widely used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and circulation problems, such as venous insufficiency and varicose veins. In addition, horse chestnut is rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin K and fatty acids, bringing various he alth benefits such as strengthening the immune system or maintaining skin he alth.
The yellow uxi is a medicinal plant of the Endopleura uchi species, rich in tannins, saponins and coumarins, especially bergenine, with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, diuretic and immune stimulating properties. Therefore, this medicinal plant is popularly used as a home remedy for the treatment of inflammation of the uterus, bladder or arthritis.
The barbatimão, also known as barbatimão-verdadeiro, barba-de-timan, bark-da-mocidade or ubatima, is a medicinal plant rich in alkaloids, flavonoids and sterols, which has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptics, being therefore widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of wounds, bleeding, burns, sore throat, swelling or bruises on the skin, for example.
Tea tree oil is extracted from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, also known as tea tree, tea tree or tea tree. which have been proven in several current scientific studies. Tea tree oil has antiseptic, antifungal, parasiticide, germicidal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent natural option for disinfecting wounds, improving acne or treating nail fungus.
Common mint, scientifically known as Mentha spicata, is a medicinal and aromatic plant, with properties that help treat digestive problems, such as poor digestion, acidity, nausea or vomiting, in addition to having a calming and sedative effect that decrease anxiety levels, improve mood and sleep quality.
The marshmallow is a medicinal plant, also known as white mallow, marsh mallow, marshmallow or marshmallow, popularly used for the treatment of respiratory diseases, as it has expectorant properties and serves to improve pain symptoms. throat, helping to relieve a cough, for example.
Echinacea is a medicinal plant, also known as cone flower, purple or rudbéquia, rich in alkamides, flavonoids and polysaccharides, with anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and immunomodulatory properties, and is therefore widely used as a home remedy in the treatment of colds and flu, relieving runny nose and cough, The scientific name of this plant is Echinacea spp.
Burdock is a medicinal plant, also known as Greater Burdock, Pegassos Herb, Pega-Moço or Ear de Gigante, widely used in the treatment of dermatological problems, such as acne or eczema, for example. The scientific name of Burdock is Arctium lappa and it can be purchased in natural products stores, compounding pharmacies and in some street markets.
Licorice is a medicinal plant, also known as glycyrrhiza, regaliz or sweet root, which is known as one of the oldest medicinal plants in the world, being used since ancient times to treat various he alth problems, especially problems of stomach, inflammation and respiratory diseases.
The ash is a medicinal plant, also known as common ash, widely used as a diuretic in rheumatic problems and to reduce fever. Its scientific name is Fraxinus angustifolia Vahl and it can be purchased in some he alth food stores or compounding pharmacies.
White willow is a medicinal plant, scientifically named Salix alba, which is rich in salicin, a natural substance that is similar to the main ingredient in aspirin, therefore having analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. White willow is popularly used as a home remedy to relieve headache, fever and pain caused by inflammatory problems such as muscle strain and strain, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, for example.
The pennyroyal is a medicinal plant with digestive, expectorant and antiseptic properties, being mainly used to help treat colds and flu and improve digestion. This plant is very aromatic, being often found in humid places, along rivers or streams.