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Herbs- the Wonders from Nature
Herbs are the wonder Plants from Nature, and have enormous Medicinal Values. These medicinal Powers are found in different portions of the Plant namely their leaves, bark, berries, roots, gums, seeds, stems and Flowers. The use and importance of these wonder plants have been studied by our ancestors thousands of years ago, and in various ancient Civilizations we have well defined Medical Systems treating all types of ailments using Herbal medicines.
It has to be noted that there are equally effective Herbal medications that have competed with the Modern Medicines and have clearly won the race. Now having realized the power of the Herbal medicines we have a number of prescribed Drugs made out of Herbal products.
One of the important Herbal Plants is AlfaAlfa (mendicago sativa) It is one of the oldest know Herb and has a variety of uses to the Humans. In this AlfaAlfa the leaves have the medicinal Power and it is called a Father of all Herbs. In the Middle East, Alfalfa is used in a large variety of ways as it is a highly nutritious Plant on the Earth.
The leaves of AlfaAlfa are rich in Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and beta-carotene, Vitamins A, B-12, C, D, E and K. Moreover Alfalfa is has also been found to contain all the eight essential Amino Acids. It even contains Fluoride which can help prevent tooth decay. Alfalfa is one of the highest fibrous Herbs in existence and we are unable to digest its raw Leaves. For Centuries, Native Americans ground its seeds to be used as Flour or boiled its Leaves and ate them like Greens.
Another famous herb is the Aloe Vera which is a known Analgesic. The leaves of this Plant are said to have Medicinal powers. This belongs to the Lily Family and there are more than 200 species. This is mostly found in dry lands and it is abundantly found in African deserts and the islands of Aruba and Barbados.
It is an oldest analgesic and is used to treat Burns, and other Skin conditions such as Sun burns, insect bites, Scrapes etc. The extract and Gel of the Aloe Vera is a common ingredient of the modern day Cosmetics like Lotions, Shampoos etc as it has a natural balancing factor for the Human Skin.
Of late the Aloe Vera products and extracts are being used as a mild Laxative and from studies it has been found that the Aloe Vera is effective in toning up the Human immune System.
About the Author: John Gibb is the owner of herbal resources
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