Plant Based Diet
Plant Based Diet
By | July 2nd, 2013 | Modified - November 7th, 2014

Herbal Remedies Have Medicinal Properties

Herbal Remedies To Support Healthy Living
Herbal Remedies To Support Healthy Living

Natural herbal remedies have been used for their medicinal properties for thousands of years by Africans, Asians, Indians, Native Americans, Italians, Spaniards, and English people, you name it. With the invention of big pharmaceutical companies, the benefits of herbal remedies have been systematically quieted as to not interfere with the profit making ability of big pharmaceutical companies.

Many of us have lost the understanding of the value and the benefits of the health supporting herbs and foods that life has blessed us with. Plant based life: herbs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains, work in a synergistic way with our bodies and support our healthy living. This plant based life supports our healthy living by supplying us with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, carbohydrates, fatty acids, and proteins that support proper organ functioning.

Under normal circumstances eating a balanced plant based diet supplied our bodies with the nutrients it needed to maintain healthy functioning, and eating and abundance of life supporting plant based life daily served as a way to proactively support and maintain good health. When sickness did happen to overcome us, botanical material was used as herbal medicine to successfully treated illness.

Herbal Remedies And Synthetic Drugs

Herbal remedies have had a history of successfully treating illness, but as big pharmaceutical companies positioned themselves and their products as the authority in the healing industry many people lost faith and interest in herbal remedies.

There needs to be a lot more clinical trials done on herbs to validate their medicinal properties, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have any. Many modern synthetic drugs like aspirin, morphium, and tamoxifen, were derived from herbal (botanical) sources used in herbal remedies to treat the same illnesses the herbal remedies were used for.

Herbal Remedies To Support Healthy Living

There are many different herbs to address many different illnesses and it can be overwhelming to know where to start when wanting to use herbal remedies to support healthy living. My approach, which has successfully strengthened my health and supercharged my energy level, is based on the herbalist Dr. Sebi’s ideology that uses an alkaline diet and alkaline herbs to give the body’s organ the substances it needs to heal itself.

Cleaning and strengthening the body’s organs using herbal remedies will fight and heal against diseases like diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. I share this information solely for informational purposes, and it is not intended to provide medical advice.

I have had extreme success in using the herbal remedies below along with eating an alkaline diet to improve my health and energy. I haven’t gotten sick in over a year and a half since adopting a plant based diet and cleaning my organs using herbal remedies. I haven’t gotten the flu or even a cold, and I haven’t had any type of chest or sinus congestion. My skin has gotten tighter and smoother.

My gums have stopped receding and my gum soreness has gone away. My teeth are tighter and whiter, and the tooth pain I had is gone. My mood have improved greatly, I think mainly because my energy is consistently through the roof. For me, using herbs as a herbal medicine has supercharged my healthy living.

Herbs And Herbal Remedies

Burdock Root: Herbal Remedies

Burdock root is a diuretic and forces urination to flush toxins out of the body, cleans the liver to help it to more effectively remove toxins from the blood. Burdock root has also been used traditionally to treat a variety skin diseases such as abscesses, acne, carbuncles, psoriasis and eczema.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper prevents LDL cholesterol oxidation, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation to give the body better access to nutrients to heal itself, it is a pain reliever, and it warms the body.

Curcumin

Curcumin is an anitoxidant and anti-inflammatory and it used treat arthritis. Curcumin is also an anti-cancer agent and is begin studied for its ability to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
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Dandelion

Dandelion is a diuretic and forces urination to flush toxins out of the body, increases bile production to break down fats and cholesterol, fights liver fibrosis. Dandelion supports liver health by removing toxins that cause allergies and disease in the body.

Elderberry

Removes mucus from the lungs, sinuses, and body. Fights cold and flu.

Ginger

Ginger has antibacterial properties, lowers blood pressure, reduces chronic inflammation that causes diseases in the body, and is used to help treat arthritis, colic, diarrhea, the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, and painful menstrual periods.

Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla is a diuretic and forces urination to flush toxins out of the body, binds with toxins that cause disease in the body, for the liver to more easily remove from the bloodstream. Sarsaparilla has anti-inflammatory properties and is used to treat conditions like arthritis, edema, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism, and other blood conditions.

Mullein

Mullein removes excess mucus from the body which compromises organ functioning, and it becomes a breeding ground for disease. Mullein is used to remove the mucoid layer that can line wall the small intestine and interfere with nutrient absorption into the bloodstream. This doesn’t allow organs to get the proper amounts of nutrients to function normally or to heal themselves.

Bromelain & Papain

Bromelain & papain are both protein digesting enzymes from pineapple and papaya. They work in tandem with mullein in removing the mucoid layer that can line the wall of the small intestine. Bromelain & papain dissolve proteins trapped in the mucoid layer, so that mullein can more easily remove it. Once nutrients can flow more freely from the small intestine to the bloodstream, the body can get the nutrients it needs to heal itself.
Bromelain & Papain herb here:

Cilantro

Cilantro is used to bind with heavy metals in the body so the body can easily remove them. Without invention heavy metals like mercury will continue to build in the issues of the body and cause disease.

Irish Moss & Bladderwrack

The irish moss seaweed contains 92 of the 102 minerals the body is made of. It is often used in combination with the seaweed bladderwrack to supply the body with the minerals it needs to heal itself.

Black Walnut & Wormwood

Black walnut and wormwood are used as herbal remedies to kill parasites in the body, which release toxins into the body and compromise the immune system.

Herbal Remedies

There are countless herbal remedies out there because most plant life benefits our bodies in some way, just some more than others. The focus of these herbal remedies is to remove excess mucus in the body, which is the root of illness, and to strengthen compromised organs so they can perform their jobs and heal the body. Doing this will lead increase your energy and support your healthy living.

    
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About Author:

I obtained a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. I eat a plant based diet and I am an avid researcher of the benefits of a whole food, plant based alkaline diet. I obtained a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and have studied social work. I am a web designer/developer and I enjoy boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging. Eating a plant based diet and exercising is a great way to achieve healthy living. ~ Natural Life Energy

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