Top 4 Medicinal Plants and their Uses

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Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis, commonly known as asparagus, belongs to a gigantic asparagus family of over 300 species. It is mainly used as vegetable and has medicinal uses. Its green stalks are tasty as well as full of nutrition and fiber.

Being high in lycopene, it acts as a powerful antioxidant protecting against chronic diseases like cancer. High in fiber and Vitamin A, it reduces cholesterol and is highly beneficial for eyes and plays an important role in helping lose weight.

 

Basil

Ocimum Sanctum or Basil is well known for its culinary use. It is full of medicinal benefits. Fresh basil leaves either taken in the morning, empty stomach, or added to the food as herb is very beneficial to the health. It helps in cleaning the digestive system, improving appetite boosts immune system. Basil leaves are also used for aroma therapy because of its aromatic essence. It is used to cure cold, headaches, food poisoning, digestive problems, heart disease, diabetes and other health issues.

Cinnamon

Cinnamomum Aromaticum, commonly known as Cinnamon, is a common spice and has many medicinal uses. Antibacterial characteristic of cinnamon, especially when used in teas, cures cough and cold. It regulates blood glucose level in the body, thus helpful for diabetic patients. Its oil mixed with other oils is used to provide massage and warmth to the body.

 Rosemary

Medicinal Plants and their Uses, Rosemary is known for its extensive medicinal uses. The benefits of rosemary are:

  • Acts as a memory enhancer and improves concentration level.
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Sluggishness
  • Known to cure asthma and other allergies.
  • Its aromatic essence is used in aromatherapy and is said to uplift the environment with positive vibes.
  • Its oil is used to provide relaxation and soothes a person’s tension.
  • Helps in pains in case of sciatica, joint pains, sprains and other such issues.
  • It helps in hair loss
  • Darkens grey hair
  • Helps in providing glow to the skin.

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