From the dawn of time, humans have used plants and herbs to help them overcome pain, sickness, and disease. Today, there is all manner of chemical and pharmaceutical remedies to help us to get over anything from the common cold to major infections. However, many of these medicines have side effects as damaging as the afflictions they’re meant to ease, which has some people concerned about whether these medications are worth the side-effects.
Research has proven that many of the herbal remedies that the ancients relied upon actually do have the healing qualities that our ancestors believed in. That’s why some of our modern-day drugs still contain plant and herbal extracts.
This handy infographic offers some insights into the medicinal qualities of some of the everyday herbs that may be used for aches and pains and gastrointestinal problems. It also offers an explanation as to how they work. The beauty of these herbs is that they are mostly easy to grow. You can find a sunny spot in your apartment and plant them in small pots. When you need relief, they’ll be on hand.
Alternatively, they will do a great job of enhancing the flavor of your daily meals. Just make sure you check with your doctor before you make any changes to your diet or medication regimen!