11 MUST HAVE herbs for overall HEALTH and BEAUTY.

Getting a few herbs from your kitchen garden can surely enhance your skin’s lustre and overall health
Medicinal plants are elixir of life when used wisely.
Let’s see these herbs and benefits!


1. CHANDAN

Santalum album.
Sandalwood and its oil are prized in the field of alternative medicine.
It’s traditionally used to treat a variety of conditions. Red and white sandalwood both are used widely in beauty purposes.
 Sandalwood’s scent also makes it popular choice for aromatherapy and fragrance.
Other uses include as an antiseptic and astringent, headache, stomachache, urinary and genital disorders.


2. NEEM

Azadirachta indica
Neem leaf can be used in leprosy, eye disorders, bleeding nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, acne, scars, diabetes, gingivitis, liver problems.
The leaf is also used for birth control and to cause abortions.
The flower is used for skin diseases, controlling phelgm, reduction in level of bile and treating intestinal worms.
Infact, the fruit of neem is also used for haemorrhoids, intestinal worms, wounds, leprosy and urinary tract disorders.
The neem stem, also called dantun were used in the place of toothbrush, which deeply cleanses gums and promotes amazing tooth health.


3. ASHWAGANDHA

Withania somnifera
Indian ginseng or winter cherry are its other names. Ashwa in Sanskrit means horse, gandha means smell, the smell of its root makes it a super herb. It boosts good sleep, reduces anxiety and stress, fight depression. Good for skin, boosts brain function, Enhances fertility and testosterone in men.




4. ALOEVERA

Aloe Barbadensis miller
An effective Antioxidant, antibacteria that accelerate the healing of burns,a miracle for skin, Reduces dental plaque, Lowers blood sugar levels, Reduces constipation and prevent wrinkles.
Every cosmetic company has at least once or more used this magic ingredient.
 Be it relieving heatburn or minimising the spread of breast cancer, this universal plant has incomparable results.


5. SAFFRON

Crocus sativus
The saffron refers to the flower’s thread like structures or stigma. The ‘kesari’ has its own beauty, in the name itself. Saffron is used for asthma, cough, whooping cough, pertussis, and to loosen phlegm, as an expectorant, the beauty benefits of this one are amazing, it is used widely in fairness and skin repairs.




6. TULSI

Ocimum tenuiflorum
Tulsi is extremely beneficial for humans, environment and ecosystem. It is highly grown and worshipped in Hindu household for a well established reason. Be it warding off some of the most common ailments to a peaceful mind, tulsi has always been our favourite herb. It treats respiratory ailments (used in cough) lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, relieves arthritis, regulates blood sugar, treats gastrointestinal disorders, boosts immunity, fights bacterial and viral infections , treats hair and skin disorders. Having tulsi at home is a boon, get one today.


7. GILOY

Tinospora cordifolia
In Sanskrit, giloy is referred as amrita, which literally translates to the root of immortality because of its abundance in medicinal properties. Giloy can be consumed in the form of swarasa (juice), powder or capsules. It benefits are numerous, As it deeply detoxes body it works amazing for a clear skin.
It is used in chronic fever, boosts immunity, improves digestion, delays ageing, improves vision, used in arthritis, reduces stress.


8. TURMERIC

Curcuma longa
It is a plant of ginger family, it’s underground stem which is essentially used as a textile dye, aromatic stimulant and condiment. Turmeric is a popular and effective herb for skin health, Anti inflammatory , antimicrobial, antioxidants, very effective in the treatment of acne, eczema, photoaging and psoriasis.
Raw turmeric is used in alot of herbal teas as it also claims to aid weight loss, flawless skin and ofcourse a good detox herb.


9. GUGULU

 Commiphora mukul
Gugulu, cures Rheumatoid arthritis (Aamvata) when 3000mg of it is taken daily 4months can improve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Acne, which is a very common disease in teenage specifically,can be relieved with the same.
High chloestrol is also eased when 3000 to 6000mg of gugul is taken daily by the Indian people.
500mg of gugul three times a day reduces pain of osteoarthritis.


10. MANDUKPARNI

Centella asiatica
Best herb for the neuroprotective properties, it is used for enhancing memory and other cognitive functions.
It is also effective on the skin, gastric mucosa, lymphatic system, heart, vocal cord, and the lungs
It increases secretion of glycoproteins and gastric mucin in the stomach, which helps to prevent damage to gastric mucosa due to excess acid.


11. CARDAMOM

Elettaria cardamomum
Seeds and oil extract from cardamom have impressive benefits, it is a spics with intense sweety astringent.
It is used in summer as if has immense cooling effect, Antioxidant, diuretic, lowers blood pressure, anti inflammatory.
It cures digestive problems, treats bad breath and prevent cavities.

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