10 kinds of common herbs in our daily life can prevent or cure diseases to a certain extent. Taking them scientifically can play a role in keeping in good health and prolonging life.
Kudzu root stops drinking and reduces fire
Us research has found that taking pueraria before drinking helps the alcohol reach the brain quickly, reducing the amount of alcohol consumed. Currently, this method is used to help alcoholics with treatment. Pueraria is a plant of the same origin as medicine and food. It has a richer role in traditional Chinese medicine. For example, taking a small amount of pueraria powder and taking it with cold boiling water can clear heat, purge fire and relieve constipation. To nourish and invigorate the spleen, the kudzu root is boiled with boiling water, cut into pieces and stew with pork; Put some pueraria powder when cooking porridge, beneficial to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases; Menopausal women take 20 grams of kudzu slices every day, and ribs, chicken, mushrooms and other soup, nourishing effect is very good. However, the spleen and stomach deficiency cold people should be careful to take.
Andrographis paniculata cures wind, heat and cold
A new study published in the journal Of Herbal Medicine suggests that the herb andrographis can help relieve sore throats, runny noses and tiredness caused by wind and heat. Chang Zhangfu told reporters that the pangolin cold, can clear heat and detoxification, cool blood detumescence, often used for cold fever, sore throat, sore mouth and tongue treatment, but the spleen and stomach deficiency cold, thin stool should not be used. Fresh andrographis can be used for both medicine and food. In the heat season, it can be used for cold salad. It can relieve heat and heat, but it should not be eaten more, otherwise it will hurt the stomach.
Cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar
A new German study of people with type 2 diabetes found that cinnamon can reduce blood sugar by about 10 percent and cholesterol and triglycerides by 13 percent, thereby partially reducing the risk of heart disease in those with the disease. Chang said that from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, cinnamon is often used in the treatment of cold pain in the waist and knee, Yang deficiency vertigo, deficiency of cold vomiting and diarrhea, it is hot, can strengthen fire to help Yang, dispel cold pain, blood circulation and menstruation, but dry throat, red eyes, constipation diabetic patients, as well as bleeding tendency, pregnant women need to take carefully. “Cinnamon can be used in many ways.” According to Li Hongzhu, an associate researcher at tianjin Institute of Materia Medica, the simplest way to make cinnamon tea is to put two teaspoons of cinnamon powder into a cup of boiling water, soak it for 10 minutes and then strain it. In the cold winter, cinnamon tea will be drunk instead of the health effect is very good. It is worth emphasizing that cinnamon is a medicinal and edible plant, and it is best not to consume more than 4 grams a day.
Ginger is antiemetic and anti-inflammatory
Are you getting the most out of ginger? A university of Michigan study found that ginger contains a large amount of antioxidants, can ease pregnancy, motion sickness, seasickness and other stomach upset, the effect of nausea and vomiting is very significant, even better than the motion sickness medicine. Ginger extracts have also been found to regulate blood flow, have anti-inflammatory effects, relieve arthritis pain and kill ovarian cancer cells, among other things. Chang Zhangfu pointed out that ginger is lukewarm, has the function of relieving cold, warm stop vomiting, phlegm and cough, when you suffer from mild cold, might as well use 6~10 grams of ginger slices, boil ginger syrup. The person of motion sickness, seasickness had better be in before travel half an hour begins mouth to contain 3 grams ginger piece, such prevention vomiting effect is best.
Garlic prevents cancer
Garlic is almost one of the cheapest and most effective “drugs” in the kitchen. It contains more than 70 kinds of phytochemicals such as allicin. It has many functions such as sterilization, anti-oxidation, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood sugar, lowering blood lipid and protecting liver. American Ohio University cancer center research also found that appropriate consumption of garlic, can reduce the number of cancer cells in the body, gastric cancer and other digestive system tumors have a certain preventive effect. A Japanese clinical study confirmed that patients who took garlic juice for a year had significantly fewer colon polyps and a reduced risk of colon cancer. According to Chang zhangfu, garlic can relieve swelling and pain, eliminate wind evil, eliminate poison gas, eliminate rheumatism, treat tinea, and strengthen spleen and stomach, but people with internal heat and eye diseases should not eat more. Garlic is best eaten raw, cooked food will greatly reduce the allicin content. When eating meat, match point garlic to conduce to the absorption of vitamin B1.
Rosemary destroys carcinogens
Fried, grilled and marinated foods make people salivate, but the carcinogens in them keep people away. American experts suggest that when you want to eat these foods, you might as well add rosemary in moderation. A Kansas State University study found that rosemary is rich in antioxidants, which can destroy the powerful carcinogens heterocyclic amines found in fried and grilled foods. Other studies have found that rosemary extract is helpful in the treatment of breast cancer and other malignant tumors, and is a good anti-cancer food. The subtle and charming scent of rosemary also enhances memory and alertness. Chang Zhang fu reminds a way, rosemary sex is warm, ok stomach, sweat, hypnosis, but the person with much heat of body deficiency, Yin deficiency, internal, sweat should be used with caution.
Turmeric relives pain
Dr Robert Lee of Beth Israel Medical Centre in New York pointed out that turmeric is rich in powerful antioxidants and has been shown to be effective in alleviating pain and swelling caused by arthritis. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study also found that curcumin, which is derived from turmeric, can reduce the number of colon polyps, which can turn into colon cancer, so curcumin can help prevent colon cancer. Curcumin has also been found to help clear brain plaques and prevent cognitive impairment in old age. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that turmeric temperature, has broken blood qi, analgesic effect, clinical commonly used to relieve chest pain, rheumatism shoulder and arm pain, fell swelling and pain, but accompanied by yellow urine, dry mouth, bitter mouth and other internal heat symptoms should not be used, ordinary people are not easy to use, easy to get angry. Curcumin is high in curries, according to research, so people can make their own choices.
Sea buckthorn moisturizes the skin
Sea-buckthorn is a “big” vitamin C, which can resist fatigue, clean up free radicals, improve blood vessel function and enhance immunity to a certain extent. Us research has also found that it can hydrate the mucous membranes, moisturising and repairing the skin. Chang Zhangfu told reporters that sea buckthorn is warm, and has the effects of relieving cough and removing phlegm, eliminating food stagnation, promoting blood circulation and dispersing blood stasis. It is mostly used in Mongolian or Tibetan medicine, which is conducive to digestion and prevention of colds. Due to its characteristics of cold resistance and sand resistance, seabuckthorn is widely planted in northwest China and used in desert greening.
Basil suppresses headaches
According to Dr Pratima Nangia of the Kamenius Cancer Institute in the US, studies have found that basil can suppress the production of adrenaline caused by stress and relieve stress headaches. In addition, several studies have found that the eugenol contained in basil kills bacteria such as Salmonella and Listeria, and has been shown to relieve abdominal pain, nausea, stomach cramps and diarrhea. American experts particularly remind that Southeast Asian countries often use basil for cooking, tea, cooking, soup, etc., the simplest way is to mash fresh basil into sauce or salad. Chang Zhangfu said: “Basil temperature, can be popular qi, dampness and digestion, blood circulation and detoxification, similar to mint, to relieve the effect of external headache is relatively significant.” Basil is more common in southern China, and its smell is similar to fennel.
Hypericum perforatum fights anxiety
Hypericum perforatum is one of the “star” herbs in global research and development. It can relieve mild to moderate depression and anxiety with few side effects. It has been used as an antidepressant in Germany for more than 100 years. It also contains melatonin, which improves sleep. Chang Zhang fu said that it can relieve liver depression, heat and dampness, detumescence and pain relief, often used for emotional discomfort, joint swelling and pain, urination adverse treatment. The active ingredient, hypericin, is added to some prescription drugs and should not be taken without permission.
Finally, these 10 herbs do have good health effects, but people should also be aware that eating too much or eating wrong, can cause harm to the body. Before use, had better seek professional doctor to consult, dialectic, right amount, compatibility is used.