Common Herbs and Their Medicinal Values

Common Herbs and Their Medicinal Values

A medicinal plant is a type of plant that is used to provide soothe, cure to medical conditions. Traditional medicine as it is fondly called, has been used for thousands of years for its healing properties.

According to the WHO (world health organization), about 80 percent of people around the world rely on herbal medicines for some aspect of their primary health care provision.

Treatment with medicinal plants has been considered to be very safe because it has little or no side effects. This is as a result of its natural healing powers. Another advantage is that these herbs have no age or sex limits.

Here are a few of them and their medicinal benefits.

5Moringa Plant

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The moringa plant is usually one of the first plants that come to mind when we talk about medicinal plants. It has often been referred to as the miracle tree. Some of the uses include;

Moringa has antioxidant properties that help in fighting inflammation, cell damage, and oxidative stress. Its leaves and flowers protect the liver against oxidation and toxicity. also, it can be used to treat infections. It has antibacterial properties.

Moringa is an energy booster. Smoothies are made out of moringa. Its leaves are highly rich in vitamin A and C, this means it helps maintain good eyes and fights bacteria.

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