The most widely used medicinal plants

Medicinal plants have been used to treat various ailments for thousands of years. Today, traditional medicine is still very popular among the people and many people use the properties of medicinal plants to treat diseases.  

Uses of medicinal plants whose names you have heard a lot

Some herbs are better known than other herbs, both fresh and dried.
In the continuation of this section, we will become more familiar with the most used medicinal plants that promote human health.


Thyme is one of the medicinal plants that has been used since ancient times to treat various diseases. This herbaceous and aromatic plant that has medicinal properties is used in food, pharmaceutical, health and cosmetic industries.

Thyme is useful for treating headaches, colds, earaches, measles, coughs, strengthening the nerves, treating depression, fatigue and insomnia, and its consumption reduces blood pressure and blood lipids.

It is also an anticonvulsant, anti-epileptic and anti-flatulence drug that strengthens eyesight and stomach. Washing the head with thyme tail helps in treating and reducing hair loss.

Eating thyme after a meal can treat any gastrointestinal problems such as bloating, heaviness, stomach cramps. Thyme fights respiratory tract infections and reduces cough.

Borage is one of the most famous and widely used medicinal plants. This annual herb is one of the richest sources of main fatty acids, which blooms from May to September and its flowers are blue, white and purple.

Beef tongue and its leaves purify the blood, calm the nerves, diuretic, strengthen the kidneys, relieve colds, relieve cough, treat bronchitis, treat inflammation and inflammation of the kidneys, treat measles and scarlet fever Consumption of borage also helps regulate heart rate and treat depression.

Alfalfa is one of the first known medicinal plants for humans that has significant therapeutic benefits. "Alfalfa" which in Persian is called "Spast Baghi", "Sepast", "Sabis" or "Darfa", in Afghanistan "Spishta" and in Turkish "Alfalfa", in Roman "Mediki", in Egyptian "Ghazb" and In Arabic, it is called "Rutbah" or "Fasfseh", it is a herbaceous plant, perennial, with long stems and thin, pointed and oval leaflets.

Cooked alfalfa and dry alfalfa are astringent, alfalfa syrup is fattening and produces good blood and menstrual blood. Its consumption eliminates chest violence and cough. Alfalfa seed increases milk and semen and eating it prevents bleeding and relieves constipation. Alfalfa is also used to treat addiction.

Chicory is a medicinal plant with blue or purple flowers that is completely cold, strengthens the liver, and relieves heat and thirst, and warms and strengthens the kidneys, blood pressure and bile, and cleanses the urethra and kidneys.

Consumption of chicory leaf juice is a useful medicine for treating jaundice, kidneys and liver, and relieves fever and strengthens the stomach. Chicory is used to regulate blood pressure, lower blood sugar, and treat headaches and liver diseases. Its poultice is used to relieve hot swellings and eye pain and to increase vision.
Chicory root is hot and dry and softens the chest mixture and consumption of decoction of chicory leaves and root in the amount of 2 cups unknown in the morning is very useful for treating constipation.
Peppermint and mint
Mint and peppermint are popular and useful medicinal plants that have many properties and cure various diseases. These two plants are both hot and dry. Women use the infusion of these herbs because these herbs regulate menstruation and reduce menstrual pain.

Peppermint leaf is a good treatment for headaches, fever, nausea, digestive disorders and soothes the digestive system and helps relieve flatulence. This plant has diuretic, invigorating, anti-muscle contraction and anti-nausea properties. Weight loss will be followed by fatigue and constant tiredness.

Peppermint is also a widely used medicinal plant that is used to treat problems such as depression, flu, lice, wounds, allergies, burns, fatigue, constipation, fungus, cough, headache, swollen glands or bronchitis, parasites.


Rosemary is a popular and useful medicinal plant for human health that contains carnosol and rosemary, two antioxidants that have antiseptic, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Rosemary helps improve memory and mental concentration, fights stress, reduces anxiety, relieves headaches, stimulates hair growth, counteracts joint pain, improves digestion, from Prevents cancer, and supports cardiovascular health.

You can use rosemary in soups, sandwiches, salads, etc. or make tea from fresh or dried leaves of this plant.

In the article on the properties of ginseng in the complete moist health section, we explained that ginseng is a popular medicinal plant in Asia and North America, which has different types, and each type is useful for treating diseases. Ginseng roots, leaves and fruit are used as medicine for treatment.

Gensing strengthens the immune system, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, hypnotic, and antibacterial and increases energy, weight loss, treatment of headaches, improves digestion, reduces stress, lowers blood sugar levels, strengthens the immune system. Ginseng is used as a natural treatment for infertility.

Ginger is a famous medicinal plant that is used in different parts of the world and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-fungal, antibiotic properties.
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