Throughout the world, the use and abuse of certain medications is increasingly common; especially those to reduce fever, reduce pain, reduce inflammatory processes, as they are the main symptoms that annoy people, or scare them.
Among them, the best known are the paracetamol and the ibuprofen, which are cheap and easily accessible and even many doctors prescribe them absolutely for everything, I have even seen people who might say they suffer from a dependency relationship with these drugs.
The worst thing is that these symptoms are indicative that our body is healing, the rise in temperature is a natural process to heal. Fever, as is known, indicates the positive reaction of the immune system in its fight against disease-causing microbes.
And lowering the fever, just by lowering it, is not beneficial for that natural struggle of our body. The inflammations are, nothing less, than another beneficial reaction of the organism – when there is an injury, the body sends lymphatic fluid to the affected area, in order to increase the number of white blood cells, the warriors of our health.
Reducing inflammation with a chemical can even lessen the discomfort in the region but does not contribute anything to healing. Only rest, good food and hydration, the use of some herbs already consecrated millennia ago, are more than enough to help in the healing process.
For those who want to speed up the process today I bring you information about plants that can help in the process but without hindering the healing processes of our body.
Several studies carried out at the University of Odense, in Denmark, suggest that ginger (Zinziber officinale) has anti-inflammatory effects even superior to those of ibuprofen, one of the most used non-steroid drugs.
Another study found that the treatment after a dental surgery, Ginger was as effective as ibuprofen in the treatment of pain. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5356382/)
Ginger is antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, calms the digestive system, is effective in controlling nausea and vomiting, calms headache and migraine, stimulates the immune system, protects the colon against cancerous lesions, helps in the processes Food detoxification, relieves the pain of arthritis, osteoporosis and muscle, relieves symptoms of inflammation, protects against the formation of stomach ulcers and its use is beneficial in combating coronary artery diseases.
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Turmeric has been used for 4 thousand years and is known to have anti-tumor, antioxidant, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal properties. "Turmeric has potential against various diseases such as diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and many other chronic diseases," according to a publication of the Advanced Experimental Medical Biology (2007).
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In the white willow (Salix alba) its bark is used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, anticoagulant, calming, astringent and detoxifier.
It is commonly used in headache and migraine treatments, in fact, aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid is synthesized from white willow.
It is also used in menstrual pains, sciatica, fibromyalgia, muscular and rheumatic pains or as a natural sedative because its tea promotes sleep.
In topical use, it is used to treat corns and warts, burns and wounds, skin infections, mouth infections, throat inflammation.
It has an effect similar to aspirin in cases of flu fever, without causing stomach rejection. These are just some of the uses of willow, whose active substance is salicillin.
To use the bark, a decoction of 25 grams of it is made per liter of water, let it boil for 15 minutes, then refrigerate.
It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, effective for tissues and nerve endings, decongestants, bactericide, antimutagenic and cytostatic useful in the treatment of cancerous tumors, renal and intestinal detoxifying, promotes healing in cases of diverticulitis, colitis, hemorrhoids, fistulas, gastritis and ulcers.
Cures parasitosis, imbalances of intestinal flora and Crohn's disease. Relieves chemical and pollen allergies, bronchitis and asthma.
As an antiviral, it has already proven its effectiveness in genital herpes, shingles and AIDS. It inhibits coagulation and stimulates the immune system.
The medicinal cat's claw belongs to two species, Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis, woody climbers that occur in the Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas of South and Central America.
These are widely used medicines in Latin America, in indigenous and rural communities. Uncaria guianensis also has an anti-tumor effect. It is important not to be confused with the ornamental plant Ficus pumila also called cat's claw, which is toxic.
One teaspoon per cup of water is used as an infusion for 4 to 6 minutes, not more than two cups a day.
This plant is a potent anti-inflammatory and many studies show its effectiveness compared to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen.
Boswellia has been used effectively in cases of rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, allergies, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, joint swelling and morning stiffness in the elderly, inhibition of cancer cells, even the extract of this plant has been combined with Turmeric to effectively treat knee arthritis (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29622343).
There are currently several commercial medications especially against arthritis made with extracts of this plant.
The best way to consume it is to buy extracts of the plant in herbalists or specialized pharmacies.
Peppers or Chiles.
The healing active ingredient of peppers or chili peppers (Capsicum spp.) Is capsaicin, an oily resin with a powerful analgesic action.
Capsaicin has the power to inhibit the release of the main neurotransmitter from pain stimuli, consequently, it blocks its transmission.
The use of these peppers increases the release of endorphins by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. It is also effective in reducing blood lipid levels and helps keep blood sugar levels balanced.
The peppers also help in the repair and reconstitution of damaged tissues, improve stomach and intestinal functions and help in the prevention of various forms of cancer.
They also promote weight loss since they have the ability to raise the body's metabolic rate.
They can be used topically to relieve the pain of diabetic neuropathies, osteoarthritis and psoriasis.
A simple way to use the properties of these small spicy is cayenne pepper, since it is made from small ground peppers and they have a lot of capsaicin.
To prepare an infusion a teaspoon of some chili pepper powder, merken or similar per cup of water, scrape the throat a little but it is nice.
There are many more plants used and known to man for millennia to cure, which are an excellent and healthy option.