Herbal Compress - Top 10 Herbs

Top 10 Compress Herbs
1. CAMPHOR
2. EUCALYPTUS
3. GINGER ROOT
4. JASMINE
5. KAFFIR LIME
6. PRAI
7. PEPPERMINT
8. LEMONGRASS
9. TAMARIND
10. TURMERIC
Each herb holds therapeutic properties that offer many benefits. Below is a description of what properties each of the top 10 herbs may provide as well as the taste and application.
CAMPHOR:
Properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic antitussive, bronchodilator, cardiac, diaphoretic, expectorant, pectoral, sedative, stimulant
Taste: Hot, aromatic
Applications: Thai saunas, decongestant - inhaled to treat colds, congestion, sore throat, cough bronchitis, and sinusitis, blocked menstruation, eye infections, fevers, typhoid, and lung infections. Stimulates brain, heart and circulation, calms stress, anxiety and insomnia
EUCALYPTUS:
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, expectorant, diaphoretic, pectoral, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti migraine, and also an insect repellent.
Taste: Hot, aromatic
Application: Treats colds, congestion, sinus, lung, cough, bronchitis, asthma, sore throat and respiratory aliments aches & pains, blisters, burns, catarrh, chicken pox, circulation, cuts, cystitis, diarrhea, diphtheria, emphysema, fever, headaches, herpes, influenza, insect repellent, lice, measles, migraines, nephritis, neuralgia, rheumatoid conditions, sinusitis, skin, ulcers, sprains, throat infections, wounds.
GINGER ROOT:
Properties: Analgesic, anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, antitussive, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Taste: Hot
Application: General tonic for health and longevity. Stimulant for digestive tract. Combats flatulence, indigestion, gastritis, peptic ulcer, diarrhea, sluggish digestion, nausea, vomiting.
JASMINE:
Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, cardiac, emmenagogue, nervine, sedative
Taste: aromatic
Application: Saunas and steams, used for calming nervousness, stress, anxiety, and panic attacks. Tea and inhalation help with infection of eyes, heart disease, fever and chronic thirst
KAFFIR LIME:
Properties: Antioxidant, antitussive, astringent, blood tonic, carminative, emmenagogue, expectorant, stomachic
Taste: Sour, bitter
Application: saunas, colds, congestion, and cough, digestive stimulant, blood purifier, cancer preventing properties, high blood pressure, regulates menstruation
PRAI:
Properties: Anti-septic
Taste: Hot
Application: Skin beautifier, nourishes skin, smoothes stretch marks during pregnancy, aches and pains, inflammations, joint problems, muscle spasms, sprains, and strains, torn muscles and ligaments, asthma, chronic colds, colic, constipation, diarrhea, fevers, flatulence, heartburn, immune problems, influenza, nausea, respiratory problems, wounds, improves circulation, tones the stomach, improves appetite, increases mental alertness and improves memory.
PEPPERMINT:
Properties: Analgesic, anti-emetic, anti-spasmodic, antitussive, aphrodisiac, appetiser, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, nervine, refrigerant, sedative, stomachic, tonic
Taste: Hot, aromatic
Application: Calming effect on nervous system, vapor, treats nervousness, insomnia, stress, related or migraine headaches
LEMONGRASS:
Properties: Anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, carminative, expectorant
Taste: Sour
Application: stimulant for digestion, constipation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, back pain.
TAMARIND:
Properties: Anti-septic, anti-stringent, blood tonic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, female tonic, laxative, nutritive, tonic, purgative, refrigerant, stimulant
Taste: Sour
Application: Lowers blood pressure, diarrhea, fever, ulcers and sores.
TURMERIC:
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant
Taste: Bitter
Application: Inflammation and antioxidant damage such as cataracts, arthritis, cancer, and heart disease, scabies and digestive disorders; promotes wound healing, strengthens immune system, infections, gallbladder problems, dysentery, liver disorders, indigestion.
There are many other herbs that are also used in the compress such as: basil, cayenne, cinnamon, cumin, lemon, mandarin orange, garlic, nutmeg, and lavender.
Herbal Compress - Top 10 Herbs

1 comments:

i like jasmine it's good for daily health care


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