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Nurturing Women Wellness with Herbs

20 Dec 2017
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Herbs often lead to the thought of some miraculous & supernatural cures. Today, the importance & utility of herbs are a subject more of argument & speeches, than of actual research. There are ample amounts of herbs that have helped women in ways of treating different feminine ailments. Here is a tiny note on a few herbs that we use in day to day life & their possible role in a woman’s life.


1. BASIL:

  • Anti-inflammatory agent for swelling & relieving arthritis hence also prevents osteoporosis

  • Can also smooth the mother’s milk in lactating mothers, the active component leaves tryptophan which is proven to delay menopause

  • The compound eugenol is known to kill the fungi that cause vaginal discharge so it also acts as a fungicidal

  • Aids in the process of ovulation

 

2. ROSEMARY:

  • A rich source of antioxidants, hence, acts as an anti-carcinogenic.
  • A good source of calcium & vitamin B is consumed in the form of dried powdered extract & liquid extract made from fresh or dried leaves can help treat calcium deficiencies.
  • It is typically applied to the skin to treat conditions like eczema
  • The active component, carnosic acid is believed to treat conditions like Alzheimer’s & Dementia

 

3. NEEM:

  • It has anti-fungal & antibacterial properties, making it effective in treating conditions like dandruff

  • It soothes irritation & prevents dryness & flaking

  • Also has detoxifying properties & can protect skin from environmental damage & from ageing

  • Neem oil helps to prevent & treat scars from acne

 

4. CINNAMON:

  • Is effective in alleviating symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) & also vaginal yeast infections

  • Is delicious spice & has excellent digestive properties that can treat IBS & even bloating

  • Applying its oil directly to the skin can be helpful in reducing inflammation, swelling, pain, & redness

  • The combination of it with honey is used together to boost skin & is beneficial for acne & signs of skin allergies 

 

5. TURMERIC:

  • Turmeric is well known as a blood purifier & also called golden herb due to its numerous health benefits

  • Is widely used as an antiseptic in the cosmetic industry

  • Is anti-carcinogenic, can help treat ovarian, breast cancers

  • Its antispasmodic action can help with menstrual cramps

  • The compound curcumin present in it inhibits the growth of cells of the uterine fibroid thereby preventing the proliferation


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