Can plants heal humans?

Our first human ancestors found plants to heal wounds, heal diseases and soothe disturbed minds. People from all continents have long used hundreds, if not thousands, of native plants, for the treatment of various ailments dating back to prehistoric times. From the beginning, humans have experimented with plants to learn how they can help us heal. In essence, humans have been involved for thousands of years in a vast clinical trial with medicinal plants.

The wisdom that came out of this global experiment is a big part of our healing and healthcare story. Imagine a place with a built-in natural apothecary that has healing potions, healthy CO2 balanced air, and energy that blooms so positively you can really feel it. Welcome to your home with healing plants. Adding plants can transform your abode from a place to lay your head to a certified Zen den for all things personal care.

Especially when you grow and surround yourself with certain medicinal plants in your indoor or outdoor garden. Not only is this happy orange blossom a bold sight in nature, but English calendula can also help eliminate pain from the body when applied topically. The bright orange color certainly heals the eyes for its simple beauty, but many herbal experts claim that a dried marigold flower can be rubbed over an insect bite to help reduce pain and swelling, says Arthur. This shrub is getting a lot of noise lately for its help with anxiety and fatigue.

Ashwagandha is used as an adaptogen to help the body be resilient to stress. The root can be used to make tea, extract or powder and be consumed, says Balick. Ashwagandra grows as an evergreen woody shrub. However, in our gardens we can grow it as an annual plant.

The ancient Greeks may have been the first to consider yarrow as a medicine. It was initially used to treat digestive problems. However, it can also be used to heal wounds, especially moderate burns. Similarly, goldenrod (with its anti-inflammatory qualities) and calendula (which increases blood flow) should be added to the list of plant drugs.

According to these studies, evening primrose oil could be the Swiss army knife in the world of medicinal plants. It would be beneficial for the treatment of wounds and bites since the leaves of the plant look pitted. Botanical gardens emerged all over Europe, and attempts were made to grow medicinal plants from domestic and those imported from the old and new worlds. People have been healing with plants for generations, and you'll find more than one list of wound-healing plants.

Aloe is one of the best indoor plants, as it requires little maintenance and only needs to be watered approximately every three weeks. They have turned plants such as turmeric, hoodia, moringa and ayahuasca, foods and medicines first used by people in Asia, Africa and the Americas into superfoods and miracle cures. In this model, plants are seen simply as the source of a single chemical that targets a single recipient site or other part of the body and corrects the individual's health problem, just as a mechanic could use a wrench to fix a car. People's continued and perpetual interest in medicinal plants has given rise to the modern and sophisticated fashion of their processing and use.

In each period, every successive century since the development of mankind and advanced civilizations, the healing properties of certain medicinal plants were identified, observed and transmitted to successive generations. Archaeological excavations dating back 60,000 years have found traces of medicinal plants, such as opium poppies, ephedra and cannabis. Following the trends and rituals of plants that do not come from your personal lineage can harm those who depend on these plants, especially colonized people, and the plants themselves (due to overexploitation). Awareness of the use of medicinal plants is the result of many years of fighting diseases, due to which man learned to use drugs on barks, seeds, fruit bodies and other parts of plants.

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Andrea Pedraza
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