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Elmleaf blackberry, also called bramble, scientific name Rubus ulmifolius, is a species of wild blackberry belonging to the Rosaceae family. The bramble is a remedy of tradition thanks to its powerful anti-pyretic properties, therefore useful to counteract the fever, and to its antioxidant effect given by some phenolic compounds such as ellagitannins (Martins et al, Food Funct, Jun 2014 - Niaz et al, BMC Complement Altern Med). These healthful properties are also transferred to honey that is obt...
The common alder, also known as black alder or just alder, scientific name Alnus glutinosa, belongs to the Betulaceae family. The plant is characterized by anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal, astringent and diuretic properties and is useful to counteract fever, sinusitis, bronchitis, rheumatism, cold but also tonsillitis, pharyngitis and gingivitis. Black alder acts also as a tonic and stimulant on circulation, memory and concentration. You can use both the tea and the glycerin macerate of black ...
The holly, scientific name Ilex aquifolium, is a plant of the Aquifogliacee family characterized by green and shiny leaves and beautiful red, but poisonous, berries. In the tradition, holly has been used as a good luck charm, to keep away demons or diseases, but also as an ornament and can also be found nowadays in many Christmas decorations and wreaths. In addition to this, the holly has also a use in herbal medicine, although nowadays very limited, thanks to its interesting diuretic, anti-rheu...
Bupleurum chinense is a plant of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family native to East Asia although nowadays it is widely widespread in other parts of the world. The root of the bupleurum is used to prepare remedies that, according to the traditional Chinese medicine, have detoxifying properties. But bupleurum chinense is also characterized by an anti-inflammatory and protective action for what concerns the liver, it is therefore helpful in case of liver problems and diseases such as cirrhosis or ...
Buxus, also known as box or boxwood, is a shrub belonging to the Buxaceae family, generally used in gardens as a hedge or as a decoration on the balconies it is also a medicinal plant. The box has in particular important febrifugal properties, since it is able to heal not just the symptoms but also the origin of the fever by giving tone, strength and by boosting the body’s defenses. This plant has also a depurative, laxative, antirheumatic and sudorific action. However, despite these beneficial ...
Meadowsweet or spiraea ulmaria, scientific name Filipendula ulmaria, belongs to the Rosaceae family. Although it is different, from the esthetic point of view, from the rose, it is very close relative, because both have in common a very intense smell. Known and also used by King Alboin to treat gout, we now know that the meadowsweet has important and demonstrated diuretic properties that make it a remedy to treat edema of the legs, joint effusion, gout, rheumatism, kidney colic and stones of the...
The hawthorn belongs to the family of Rosaceae, it has white flowers in spring and red fruits in autumn. This plant has firstly antiarrhythmic and cardiotonic properties, for this reason it is indicated to treat circulatory problems such as changes in heart rate and high blood pressure. But the hawthorn properties do not end here, in fact, bark, flowers and fruits of this plant can be used to prepare teas and infusions with important healthful properties to counteract problems such as diarrhea ...
Lilac (Syringa) comes from the Balkans and the Middle East, it belongs to the Oleaceae family and is characterized by purple or white flowers gathered in panicles. It’s a very bitter plant and this feature makes it an excellent remedy for the digestive system in case of poor digestion, bloating and diarrhea. Lilac is also a good remedy to lower the fever, but it is also used in case of rheumatism or pain in the limbs caused by stand-up jobs, excessive sedentary lifestyle, sports. Finally the gly...
The willow is a plant with anti-inflammatory, painkilling and febrifugal properties also known by ancient people, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. The active substance is the salicin, that makes the willow a remedy in case of pain, neuralgias, headache, back pain, muscle pain, muscle strains, arthritis, rheumatism but also fever, cold and other inflammations such as laryngitis and pharyngitis. Avoid willow or ask your doctor for advice during pregnancy, lactation or if you are taking FANS drugs or ...
Ash is a plant with diuretic, laxative, anti-diarrhea, anti-inflammatory and ant rheumatic properties. You can use the leaves, with a diuretic and laxative effect, in case of rheumatism or gout, water retention, cellulite, and the bark, with toning and astringent action useful in cases of diarrhea and bleeding. Ash also has febrifugal properties. Herbal tea of leaves – For the diuretic action prepare a brew by taking a handful of dried leaves and by adding them in one liter of boiling water, l...
Cardus marianus, also called milk thistle or Marian thistle, is a tonic for the body, ideal during periods of stress, it is also able to stimulate the appetite and is a remedy against weakness and tiredness, fever and illnesses of the liver such as cirrhosis, hepatitis or other problems caused by excess of alcohol and medicines, because cardus marianus can purify and protect this gland. In addition to this, it is very useful in case of heavy period, nose bleeds but also wounds and it has an eff...
Sorrel, or common sorrel, is an herb with anti-inflammatory, febrifugal, laxative and digestive properties. This plant can stimulate the appetite, it is able to purify the body, has diuretic but also tonic and vermifuge effects. Therefore it can be used to treat all the digestive problems, the disorders of the stomach and intestines, diarrhea and colic, hemorrhoids and ulcers in the mouth, the lack of appetite and fever. It can be also a remedy, for external use, in case of acne and other skin i...
Cynodon dactylon, also known as devil’s grass, wiregrass, Bermuda grass, despite his reputation as a weed, is a plant with healthy properties. The grass has in fact diuretic and depurative properties, is recommended mostly in case of kidney and bladder inflammation, cystitis, rheumatism, gout and renal colic, it disinfects the urinary tract. Thanks to the diuretic effect it is helpful also to regulate the blood pressure and it is against cellulite. It can be used in case of flu with fever but al...
The garden cress belongs to the Brassicaceae, it is rich in vitamin C, PP, B2 and E and mineral salts such as iron, phosphorus, manganese and calcium. Cress has a powerful detox action, it has diuretic, digestive and febrifuge properties. Because of the high level of iron cress is also antianemic. In addition to this cress is a remedy in case of acne, diabetes, because it is able to lower the level of sugar in blood, neuralgias, toothache and hair loss. You can take cress in the following ways...
There are different types of gentian, here we will speak about yellow gentian. Gentian stimulates the digestive functions, has diuretic properties, is a tonic for the body and is a remedy against fever and infections by increasing white blood cells. Herbal tea against infections - In case of high fever prepare a herbal tea by taking 10 pinches of dry flowers, leave them to brew in one liter of water for 10 minutes. Drink it every three hours. Decoction with roots – Boil a piece of 3-4 cm ...
Sea buckthorn is a tonic for the body and very helpful in periods of stress and weakness. It contains also vitamins, such as vitamin A, B, E and C, in a higher quantity than that contained in oranges and kiwi. For this reason, sea buckthorn is a valid remedy in case of flu, fever, cold, in order to heal such illnesses but also to prevent them. It has antiseptic properties, it is a relief indeed for inflammations of the mouth and ulcers, antioxidant and anti-aging effects. Glycerin macerat...
The mangosteen is a fruit rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamins of group B. The mangosteen contains also xanthones, powerful antioxidant substances that help against free radicals, protect skin in case of irritations and prevent wrinkles. In addition to this, mangosteen is also a tonic that you can take in case of weakness, it is a remedy to treat fever and to decrease cholesterol, mangosteen regulates also the activity of intestine. You can take 1 capsule of mangosteen in the m...
Echinacea stimulates the immune system and has antiviral properties, for this reason it results very helpful to fortify the immune system , to prevent and to heal flu, cold, fever, cough but also infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis. Mother tincture – To heal try to take 30 drops of mother tincture of echinacea in a glass of water three times a day. To prevent take 15 drops in a glass of water once a day. Capsules – 500 mg of dry extract of echinacea in capsules twice a day witho...
Water trefoil or buckbean
Water trefoil, or buckbean, is a plant whose leaves are a valid remedy in case of poor digestion or lack of appetite. In addition to this, the buckbean has also febrifuge, diuretic and detox properties, useful in case of fever, flu, rheumatism, calculosis or other bladder problems. If applied on the skin, it is helpful in case of acne or skin irritations. During pregnancy or lactation, it is better to ask the doctor before taking buckbean. Herbal tea – leave to brew 10 gr of leaves in ½ liter...
Birch can be used as diuretic in case of kidney stones, whose formation can be also prevented by the action of substances in the plant, renal colic, water retention and cellulite. Birch has also anti-inflammatory and febrifuge properties, it is a remedy to treat cold and can heal wounds and skin problems like irritations or acne. Birch is also supposed to protect the scalp and to slow hair loss. Herbal tea – Leave to brew one tablespoon of birch leaves in a cup of water for about 10 minutes. I...
Tulsi, or holy basil, is very useful in order to fortify the immune system, it has anti-inflammatory properties and can help in case of fever or flu. In addition to this, tulsi is also able to control the level of cholesterol and to lower blood sugar. Tulsi has also adaptogen properties, because it can adapt to the body by harmonizing the processes and by fighting stress and its symptoms. Tulsi is also able to lower blood pressure and improve the levels of energy. You can find tulsi in herbalis...
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