The most powerful industry in the worldwide economy, above the oil industry, it is the pharmaceuticals business.
An industry allegedly dedicated to healing the world, but the reality proves something different.
Every year pharmaceuticals’ companies expend more money on the advertisement or legal suits than research.
Why is this? Simple. Like any other business, the goal it is to make as much money as they can. Meanwhile, our health; well, that´s another business.
However, you must ask yourself, where does the medicine come from?
Research labs focus their work on how nature deals with diseases. Keep in mind those pharmaceuticals´ labs really, don´t invent anything. Merely, synthesize compound already used by nature to deal with diseases.
We don´t intend to make you stop using pharmaceutical medicine, but to consider natural medicine as an alternative source of wellness, in some cases less toxic to your body.
Therefore, we present five medicinal plants and herbs with a positive effect on your health.
1 Stevia (stevia rebaudiana)
This plant serves a sweetener and sugar substitute. It is one hundred fifty times sweeter than sugar and surprisingly it won´t cause the inconvenient sugar does to your body.
Medical studies confirm that the active principle of the plant induces insulin production, creating a positive impact diabetes patient’s health.
2 Caltrop, Puncturevine or Goat´s Head (tribulus terrestris)
Traditionally consumed as tea, this plant it is been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat headaches, premature ejaculation and spermatorrhoea (escape of sperm without orgasm).
Throughout history, it has been used also as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
Recently, a study from the Medical Sciences University of the Holy House in Sao Paulo, Brazil, concluded that this plant also improves dominion on women´s sexual dissatisfaction and proves to be effective on sexual disorders treatments.
3 Dandelion (taraxacum officinale)
This plant is from the family of sunflower, used since ancient times to purify the blood, a Vitamin K provider and a natural antioxidant.
Also provides one hundred twelve percent of daily minimum requirements of Vitamin A.
Among its numerous benefits are:
- Helps the body to eliminate waste.
- Regulates cardiac rhythm and blood pressure.
- Prevents lung and mouth cancer.
- Protects the retina from UV rays.
4 Cinnamon (cinamomum zeylanicum)
The main benefit of this herb, often hidden to people is the amazing capacity to metabolize sugar better.
Now you may understand cinnamon´s use as the perfect companion to some desserts and candy.
Egyptians used it to relief gastrointestinal spasms and relieving digestion.
A German study concluded that cinnamon eradicates most urinary-tract infection diseases and have an important impact on the treatment of vaginal candidiasis and thrush.
As you can see, the aforementioned plants and herbs can help to not only prevent, treat but also cure some diseases without the shakedown of the pharmaceutical companies.
However, it is always a good idea to consult your physician and never self-medicate to avoid unwanted consequences in the treatment of a medical condition.