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How Much Do You Know About HERBS ??

Herbalism is an ancient form of medicine – but it is often regarded as a wacky Chinese treatment.Herbs and plants can be used to treat a wide range of conditions ranging from burns, to ulcers, flatulence, laryngitis, insomnia and psoriasis.

Here some of the most common herbs and their medical benefits.

This is a QUIZ about HERBS and you should identify the name of TYPES OF PLANTS. Can you guess them right? Try this quiz and let me know your score in the comments.Good luck !!!

  • This is a very popular herbal remedy, made from an infusion of the leaves, aids indigestion, colic and wind. It can also relieve menstrual pain. The essential oil is distilled from the entire plant. Vaporised oil can ease wheezing, sinusitis, asthma and laryngitis. It is also a mild diuretic.

    • PEPPERMINT
    • GARLIC
    • ECHINACEA
  • This is a pungent bulb that belongs to the plant family. Can be eaten daily or taken as pills. It contains the natural antiseptic, allicin, and helps to support the immune system. Taken regularly, it may help to ward off coughs and colds. It is also effective against sinusitis and intestinal worms.

    • EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
    • FEVERFEW
    • GARLIC
  • This is a tropical succulent plant that contains a gel which is squeezed from the leaves. The gel can ease the pain of burns and grazes. It also is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and soothes eczema.

    • MARIGOLD FLOWERS
    • ALOE VERA
    • FEVERFEW
  • This popular garden flower has a wide range of uses in herbal medicine but is especially helpful for skin and eye problems. It can soothe inflamed spots and sore varicose veins. Taken as a tea, it helps to relieve menstrual pain. It can also be gargled to ease sore throats.

    • FEVERFEW
    • MARIGOLD FLOWERS
    • GINKGO
  • The root of the plant is used to make extracts and oils. It can also be eaten fresh and helps to prevent nausea and protects the stomach against ulcers.

    • GINGER
    • FRANKINCENSE
    • CHAMOMILE
  • This is extracted from the bark and leaves of small American tree. Used as tincture or a cream, witch is used externally for bruises, pimples, haemorrhoids and painful varicose veins.

    • WITCH HAZEL
    • FRANKINCENSE
    • GINKGO
  • This is a plant with feathery leaves and daisy-like flowers, which grows wild throughout Europe. This is soothing and helps to ease insomnia. As an essential oil, it also has a calming effect on the nervous system.

    • YLANG YLANG
    • CHAMOMILE
    • GINGER
  • This pungent remedy is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the tree, which grows in Australia. It is a powerful antiseptic and can be used to clean wounds. It also has antiviral and antibacterial properties as well as repelling parasites.

    • TEA TREE
    • WILD YAM
    • CHAMOMILE
  • This is antiseptic properties so it can be dabbed straight on to bites, stings, burns and wounds. It is also very soothing. A few drops of lavender oil on the pillow can promote deep sleep. Used in a vaporiser, it acts as natural insect repellent.

    • YLANG YLANG
    • WILD YAM
    • LAVENDER
  • This is a small tropical tree that grows in Madagascar, Indonesia and the Philippines. The essential oil is extracted from the flowers and can be used in a bath, massage, or burned in a room. It has a soothing effect on the nervous system and helps to prevent hyperventilation and palpitations.

    • CHAMOMILE
    • YLANG YLANG
    • ARNICA
  • This is the gum resin that is extracted from the bark of the tree, found in North Africa and Arabia. As an oil, it is used to ease anxiety and tension. It also has anti ageing properties and helps to heal ulcers and skin wounds.

    • FRANKINCENSE
    • MARIGOLD FLOWERS
    • PEPPERMINT

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