7 Most Popular Herbal Remedies in the World!

All over the world, there are various types of traditional herbal medicines that are used for the purpose of nourishing the human body.

In our country too, herbal remedies like Tongkat ali are very famous and used ostensibly for inner energy strength.

This article is not meant to ignore modern medicine but undeniably, traditional treatments still have a place in the hearts of all of us.

Here are some types of traditional herbal remedies that are popular around the world!

1. Echinacea flowers

Echinacea Flower

The author is sure not many people know about this flower because it is widely found in North America and less widely used.

Miraculously, the root of this flower is believed to be able to be a medicine to treat open wounds, burns, toothache, sore throat and stomach ache.

The way this plant is used as a medicine is by mixing it as a drink or applied topically on the skin.

There was one study involving 4, o00 people who concluded that its intake can reduce the risk of flu by 10 to 20%.

#2. Valerian flowers

Valerian flowers

Popular in European countries such as Greece and Italy, this flower is symbolic of the feeling of ‘calm’ and ‘relaxed’ due to its soft color.

On the other hand, it is believed that this plant can be used to treat headaches or any confusion in your mind.

Also similar to Echinacea, Valerian can be taken as a medicine in the form of a drink or dried in the form of a capsule to be swallowed.

One study says that its intake can treat sleep disorders due to its natural nature that is able to make the body relax.

#3. St. John’s wort

St. John's wort

St. John’s wort (SJW) is a traditional herbal medicine derived from a small, yellow plant called Hypericum perforatum.

Popular in European countries, SJW has been widely used around the world to treat problems such as insomnia, depression and others.

Studies have found that its use may be very good for treating some types of mental problems such as depression and anxiety.

However, mixing the use of this herb with other medications can cause dangerous complications, so please use it with more caution.

Traditional herbal medicine #4. Ginseng


Among the Malaysian society, especially the Chinese, ginseng is a kind of herbal medicine that does not need to be introduced anymore.

The root is usually made into a powder to be formulated as a drink or food to increase the level of the body’s immune system.

In laboratory studies, it was found that ginseng has unique compounds called ginsenosides, which are very good for the human immune system.

In addition to being available at doctor’s stores, ginseng is now more commercial and can be found at any supermarket near you.

#5. Chamomile

chamomile herb

Ever drank chamomile tea or flower tea? If ever, it is the right choice because this drink is very tasty as well as good for health.

Drinks derived from this flower are said to be able to treat nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and so on.

It is because this herbal medicine contains about 100 active compounds that are anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antioxidant.

Not only that, studies also confirm that it is safe and good to take by those who suffer from allergic reactions.

Traditional herbal medicine #6. Turmeric


Turmeric contains a compound called Curcumin which is very popular with its anti-inflammatory properties and is able to treat various conditions.

Among the conditions mentioned are inflammation of the body, metabolic syndrome and arthritis that often occur in the elderly.

How to use it is also very simple that is just mix it into dishes such as curry, dates and so on as a spice.

Even so, it is said that excessive intake of Curcumin compounds can cause headaches, stomach aches and skin irritation.

Traditional Herbal Medicine #7. Halia


Also popular in the cuisine of our society just like turmeric, ginger can also be used in dishes such as curry, dates and others.

It has long been used as an herbal remedy to treat colds, fevers, migraines and high blood pressure, which is believed to be effective.

In the meantime, a recent study found that it can help reduce the risk of blood clots forming in the body.

Although there are not many side effects of taking it in large quantities, but there are still small risks such as heartburn and indigestion.

Traditional herbal medicine still has many uses!

In today’s era of modern technology, perhaps many have already begun to set aside traditional treatment methods and opt for modern treatments.

It may be true that the first choice you need to make when you fall ill is to refer to a specialist doctor first.

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