10 Plants that Have the Best Healing Powers in the World

Last Updated on November 7, 2017

10 Plants that Have the Best Healing Powers in the World©

Pharmaceutical medicines may cause you more harm than good when it comes to treating non-life-threatening ailments. Researchers are now seriously considering using cannabis over some pharmaceutical drugs, which often come with unwanted side effects.

The flow of today’s world of modern medicine is making you overlook the extraordinary healing powers of plants. These gifts of nature can be used to treat so many health issues and even improve your overall health.

It’s no wonder that these plants have been used for centuries to treat common health problems such as colds, headaches, and cosmetic skin issues.

Nowadays, going back to nature’s medicines can be safer and even more effective, in some cases, than using modern pharmaceutical drugs. You may possess super plants in your home and don’t even realize it.

Browse through the slides to reveal 10 plants with
the greatest healing powers on the planet

1. Red Yeast Rice

Red Yeast Rice© // iStock

Red yeast rice can be used to lower cholesterol levels. According to a UCLA study, individuals who consumed red yeast rice supplement for 12 weeks had decreased levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) as well as total cholesterol, while HDL (good cholesterol) remained unchanged.

What actually happens is that the red yeast (also called Monascus purpureus) would restrict the active enzyme that the human body normally uses to produce cholesterol. On the other hand, prescription drugs work by using the active ingredient found in red yeast rice and that is similar to the drug lovastatin.

In case you suffer from high cholesterol levels, you should consider trying this natural remedy of red yeast rice. You can choose to eat it or take it in a supplement.


2. Cannabis

Cannabis© // TechCrunch

Cannabis can work wonders! Seriously, the list of health disorders that can be treated using this plant is pretty long, including seizures, pain management, sleep issues, eating disorders, etc.

However, we’ll highlight the current health topics and concentrate on the post-traumatic stress disorder (STSD) Researchers are now examining the use of marijuana to treat PTSD on participants whose PTSD symptoms haven’t improved under medical practices.

According to a study conducted at the University of Haifa in Israel, giving marijuana to rats within 1 day of suffering psychological trauma helped stop the development of PTSD.

In the same study, researchers assume that there is a sensitive specific time after trauma, during which synthetic marijuana is able to help block the disorder’s symptoms. But this doesn’t deny the proved fact that marijuana can help prevent the development of PTSD signs.


3. Cacao

Cacao© ValpiForm // Sucré Salé

Did you know that the Aztecs in Tenochtitlàn used to drink cacao at their ceremonies? And that they also used it to calm individuals before being sacrificed in rituals? Or that cacao seeds were too valuable that they were used as currency? This can only show that there is something incredible about cacao.

In northeastern Panama, people have nearly no traces of hypertension. Researchers actually associate this to the cacao which locals drink up to 5 times every day.

After the discovery of theobromine in 1841, this chemical found in cacao has the super power to dilate blood vessels, reduce the risk of heart attack, and lower blood pressure.


4. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha© Angelina Organic Skincare // Food NDTV

This plant can alleviate anxiety and be used as a sleep remedy. In fact, taking 1 g of Ashwagandha at night can help with brain fog and sleep problems. Moreover, it can also be used to treat fatigue, stress, difficulty concentrating, and lack of energy.

Wait, there are even more health benefits that this amazing plant has to offer, including protecting your immune system, providing anti-inflammatory benefits, enhancing sexual potency, lowering cholesterol, regulating blood sugar levels, reducing brain-cell degeneration, improving memory, learning, and reaction time.

Both the berry and the root of Ashwagandha are used in the preparation of medicine. This plant is currently being used by researchers and doctors for its ability to sop up free radicals, as well as its antioxidant properties. What’s more amazing is that the medical field keeps on studying Ashwagandha for cancer treatment.


5. Butterbur

Butterbur© Scotland’s Nature // SummitPost

This plant may be the perfect treatment for migraines and headaches. Butterbur can be found in ditches, damp roadsides, riverbanks, wet meadow, and marshes. You can eat it, add it to your tea, or take in pill form to treat migraines, headaches, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, runny/itchy nose, allergies, and fever.

But you need to be careful when using butterbur because it consists of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA), which are toxic chemicals that can lead to liver damage. For safe use, you can purchase PA-free butterbur and try to take from 50 to 75 mg twice per day.


6. Echinacea

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The super power of this plant is the stimulation of your immune system. Echinacea originates to the US and Canada, where there are at least 9 species, but Echinacea purpurea is the most commonly used.

This amazing flower has been traditionally used to treat the flu, colds, and other infections, as well as wounds and various skin problems. You can use the top parts of Echinacea (either dried out or fresh) to make teas, juices, and extracts. Echinacea can be used to treat the upper respiratory infection as well.


7. Turmeric

Turmeric© Natural Society // Mother Nature Network

Turmeric can be an excellent treatment for skin problems. You can even apply it directly to your skin to help banish fine lines and wrinkles, make sure to keep using these face masks regularly for satisfying results.

Turmeric contains antibacterial properties that can help with skin-related issues, including acne. You can easily make a great face mask by mixing turmeric with sandalwood powder. In case you have dry skin, it’s best to mix turmeric with water and milk powder, then, apply this mask for about 15 minutes. And if you have oily skin, combine a small portion of turmeric and coconut oil, then apply on your face for 10 minutes.


8. Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm© Garden Guides // Alive

The lemon balm is one of the easiest plants that you can grow in your garden, and it will grow vigorously. This amazing plant may be ideal for circulation improvement.

To use lemon balm, you can take off its leaf tops to make tea. It has the power to improve circulation, calm anxiety, and ease bloating. Moreover, lemon balm can also be used to ease pain from menstrual cramps. You definitely need lemon balm in your garden and also this next purple plant.


9. Lavender

Lavender© Wikipedia // Vitacost

Lavender is widely known for its powerful and beautiful scent, but it also has incredible antibacterial properties. You can use this purple plant when you have a cut or when you’re washing your hands. Moreover, the lavender plant can also be effective for fungal infections.

Since lavender is antibacterial, you can also use it on your underarm area, where body odor mainly develops from bacteria. So the lavender plant can actually make an excellent deodorant.

10. Black Peppermint

Black Peppermint© Garden Gear // Pinterest

Black peppermint can be used to prevent and treat digestive problems. In fact, the most potent form of peppermint is the black one. Fortunately, you can easily grow it in your garden, just make sure to plant it at the edges so it won’t displace other plants.

Black peppermint can be used to make teas or added to salads. Consuming this plant can improve digestion, ease stomach ache, and help alleviate bloating. Moreover, it can even treat sunburn if you put it into a cold compress.


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