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Herbal Medicine which is also known as botanical medicine refers to the use of a plantís leaves, flowers, bark, berries, roots or seeds for medicinal purposes. Plants have been used to treat physical ailments for centuries, papyrus writings that described the medicinal uses of plants were inscribed by the ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Japanese cultures. Other cultures that used herbs for their medicinal properties were Mexican, African and Native American tribes, who used herbs in their healing rituals. The Aztecs for example had an extensive knowledge of herbal remedies and used hundreds of different medicinal herbs and plants to treat injuries and illnesses.
An herb is a plant that is used for its therapeutic properties, flavor and scent. Herbal Medicinal products are also known as dietary supplements that are sold as teas, powders, extracts, fresh or dried plants, capsules and tablets. Some herbal supplements however can cause health problems; they may interact with other drugs you are taking or not be effective if taken incorrectly without the proper information. In order to receive the beneficial properties of an herbal product and use it safely you must first consult your physician. Always read the label of the product carefully and do not take more then the recommend dosage on the label. Also you must be cautious if you are pregnant or nursing.
MexGrocer.com is proud to bring you some of the best herbal medicinal products on the market from tablets, capsules, to fresh or dried plants, powders, teas and ointments. All this and more can be found at MexGrocer.com from the best brands available: Corona Real, El Guapo, McCormick, Dr. Ming, Remedios de Mexico, Malabar, Luciaís Herbal Remedies and De La Cruz Laboratories.
Some of the popular herbs youíll find at our online store are:
Aloe Vera is a common ingredient found in many beauty products and moisturizers; it is a cherished herb for its pain relieving and wound healing effects. Aloe is known as one of the best herbs for healing burns, soothing skin, severe wounds and rashes. It is also used to treat dandruff, eczema, acne, gum disease and poison ivy.
Cayenne Pepper is a common ingredient used in many recipes but is also a plant with many medicinal properties. This plant stimulates digestion and the muscle movement in the intestines, that aid in restoring deficient digestive secretions and the absorption of food nutrients. Cayenne also stimulates circulation and blood flow to the skin, as it can raise the body temperature a bit. It is also used to treat mild high blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels.
Chamomile Tea has been used as a home ready for colds and upset stomach. The tea is also used to reduce cramping and to relieve excessive gas and bloating in the intestines. It relieves the symptoms of stomach flu and is also an excellent calming agent for children and adult since it relaxes and helps a person fall asleep.
Cinnamon is found in almost every kitchen and besides being used in recipes; just like Cayenne pepper it has many medicinal properties. Itís an herb that is stimulating and tastes pleasant, while at the same time improves circulation and relieves discomfort or issues in the abdomen. Cinnamon also has a germicidal effect that reduces fungal infections and bacteria levels, so cinnamon in mouthwashes and gargles can help treat infections in the mouth. This herb can also be used to relieve gas in the stomach.
Dandelions which can be found on your lawns can be used to lower blood sugar, ease digestion and even detoxify your body. Dandelions can also be used as a diuretic, since it promotes the loss of water from the body through urination. As well as make wonderful colon cleansing and detoxifying medications, since it improves digestion, the absorption of nutrients and the removal of wastes from the body.
Ginger isnít just a tasty meal addition, it is also a popular root used for its herbal properties and can be used to ease upset stomach, bloating and reducing nausea, pain, stiffness and immobility of arthritis. It can also be used for migraine headaches.
Green Tea the medicinal properties of this tea have been known by the Chinese since ancient times. Some of the benefits of drinking green tea are that it is helpful with medical conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease, infection and impaired immune function. It can also help with dieting and helps prevent tooth decay since it can kill the bacteria that cause dental plaque.
Horsetail is an herb used to for its medicinal properties to treat bladder weakness and bladder infections, since it relieves the persistent urge to urinate. It is also used to strengthen bone, hair and fingernails because it contains silica and minerals, as well as for wounds that do not heal well.
Passion Flower was reportedly used by the ancient Aztecs as a pain reliever and sedative, since it calms muscle tension and twitching. Passion Flower is also used for insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, epilepsy as well as high blood pressure.
Spearmint Tea has such an alluring aroma and pleasant taste, and is known to be a refreshing and healthy beverage. When taken in its cold form Spearmint will provide relief to a person suffering from a sore throat. Spearmint is also known to cure nausea, ease indigestion, provide relief for stomach aches, clears sinus, treats diarrhea and heartburn.