Your collection of home remedies is about to get a lot zestier. Try these 2 healing herbs. Herbs and herbal teas have been used for hundreds of years to heal; scientists are finally starting to validate these plants’ abilities to ease arthritis pain, reduce high blood sugar and cholesterol, increase metabolism and help with many other conditions
Here are 4 super-healers you’ll want to add to the all-natural section of your medicine cupboard—and even to your favourite recipes and smoothies.
1. Cinnamon: Potentially lower blood sugar.
In a recent study in Germany, of type 2 diabetics, taking cinnamon extract daily actually reduced blood sugar by about 10%.
Lower cholesterol? Cinnamon not only tastes great in tea and desert, but research also shows for people with type 2 diabetes in can potentially help in reducing related heart risks. In another study of diabetics, it slashed cholesterol by 12% and triglycerides by 21%. Not bad hey!
Ginger can prevent stomach upset from many sources, including pregnancy, motion sickness, and hangovers. This is one of Mum’s old remedies that works. A powerful antioxidant, ginger works by blocking the effects of serotonin, a chemical produced by the brain and stomach when you have nausea, and by stopping the production of free radicals, another cause of upset in your stomach.
Maximise the benefits: For nausea, ginger is best taken as soon as symptoms start. A goof herbal tea containing ginger should do the trick.