Health Benefits of Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm-EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Lemon Balm‘s Health Benefits include;
1. Mild Sedative and 2. Reduce Anxiety and 3. Alleviates Stress & Depression
Lemon Balm’s sedative and calming effects make it a great alleviator of anxiety, stress and depression. As it has a “calming of the mind” effect, it is great to induce a peaceful sleep.

4. Manages Hyperthyroidism Treatment
It is believed that Lemon Balm can also manage problems associated with the Thyroid.

5. Anti-Oxidant
Lemon Balm is a powerful Anti-oxidant, keeping guard from free-radicals.

6. Assist High Blood-Pressure and 7. Manage Heart Problems
As Lemon Balm has an overall calming effect on the body, it is calming for the heart as well. Lowering Blood-pressure and managing other heart problems.

8. Mild Antiseptic and 9. Anti-Microbial
If you’re not feeling well, drinking Lemon Balm tea can rid viruses and bacterial infections. The tea will also induce sweating to bring down a fever brought on by a virus or infection. Lemon Balm can also work topically as a antiseptic.

10. Insect Repellent
Lemon Balm is a great herb for repelling biting insects, such as mosquitoes.

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Health Benefits of Lavender

Lavender - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Lavender‘s Health Benefits include;
1. Calms nerves and 2. Alleviates Headaches and Migraines
Traditionally Lavender has been known for it’s calming and soothing effect. It can be used to calm nerves, stress, head-aches and migraines.

3. Relieves Insomnia
If a person suffers from anxiety, depression as a lead up to not being able to sleep, Lavender can be used for its sedative effect; calming and inducing sleep.

4. Treats Upset Stomach & Bowels
Stomach-aches and Bowel problems, can often be caused by nervousness and anxiety. As mentioned above, Lavender is great for assisting with these issues, as it calms the nervous system.

5. Alleviate Respiratory Problems
Lavender is used for many respiratory issues, such as throat and nose infections, colds/flues, bronchitis, asthma, and more. Applying the oil to skin (on throat, neck or back) or used in a vaporiser can alleviate these respiratory issues, as the oil will be inhaled into the effected areas and fight infections and break-up and loosen phlegm.

6. Fights Bad Breath
Drinking Lavender tea can help to fight bad breath, due to its anti-bacterial properties.

7. Anti-Fungal & Anti-Bacterial and 8. Heals Cuts, Ulcers and Wounds
Lavender has anti-microbial (anti-fungal and anti-bacterial) properties, which makes it great for healing and treating cuts, ulcers and wounds.

9. Induces Sweating and 10. Alleviates Fevers
The calming properties of Lavender means it can assist with reducing a fever. Drinking a Lavender tea will naturally warm you up enough to make you mildly sweat but calm you to bring down a fever.

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Health Benefits of Hyssop

Hyssop - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Hyssop‘s Health Benefits include;
1. Removes Congestion from Chest & Sinuses
Hyssop can be used to remove congestion of the Respiratory Tract (the chest and sinuses). Inhaling the vapours or rubbing the oil (with a base oil) onto the chest, can open up the chest and force the clearing of mucus and other nasties.

2. Regulates Blood-Pressure
Hyssop can be used to relieve hypertension and and regulate high blood-pressure. But always consult a healthcare practitioner before using it, as it is not for everyone.
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Health Benefits of Horestail

Horsetail - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Horsetail‘s Health Benefits include;
1. Increases & Stimulates Circulation and Flow
Horsetail can be used as a remedy for many problems in the body that relate to blood-flow and circulation. It can be used topically and internally in a tea, for medicinal purposes.

2. Potent Diuretic
For the treatment of any Urinary Tract Infection, Horseradish in the form of a tea, to flush out the causing infection. It is known to be the most diuretic herb. It is great, not just for UTI’s, but also haemorrhaging, cystic ulceration, ulcers and cystitis.
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Health Benefits of Horseradish

Horseradish - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Horseradish‘s Health Benefits include;
1. Treats Bronchitis and 2. Treats Sinusitis
Horseradish is great for treating respiratory problems. The watery eyes and running nose sensation your get from inhaling the odour of Horseradish, is just what it’s good for. This sensation induces a flushing of the sinuses effect. This can alleviate and Bronchitis, Colds, Flues and Sinusitis.

3. Treats Anaemia
This medicinal root herb, is full of minerals, including Iron, which aids in the treatment of Anaemia.
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Health Benefits of Hops

Hops - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.
You may know Hops to be part of Beer, but did you know that it also has health benefits?

Hops Health Benefits include;
1. Fights Arthritis
A study done on arthritis sufferers found that Hops acts like a natural substitute for arthritic drugs such as Vioxx and Celebrex.

2. Eases constipation
Hops has a long history of treating digestive issues, including indigestion, diarrhoea, IBS, gas and constipation, due to its anti-spasmodic properties.
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Health Benefits of Hibiscus

Hibiscus - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Hibiscus’ Health Benefits include;
1. Lowers Blood Pressure
Many studies have been done on the effects of Hibiscus with relation to blood pressure. In these studies, a hibiscus extract was given to the participants. These extracts were shown to maintain a normal blood-pressure and did not alter potassium and salt levels within the participants.

2. Natural Anti-oxidant and 3. Liver Protector and 4. Anti-Cancer
The anti-oxidants within Hibiscus help maintain a healthy functioning body. They can lower Cholesterol, protect the liver, be anti-cancer and more.
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Health Benefits of Hawthorn Berries

HawthornBerries - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Hawthorn Berries Health Benefits include;
1. Aids Treatment of Heart Problems
Hawthorn Berries are known for being beneficial for heart function. It has been primarily studied for congestive heart failure (the heart having trouble pumping blood around the body). With 50% of the study participants stating that they had improved and were able to exercise better. 83% of the participants stated that their congestive heart failure symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath, were alleviated. A later study was completed for a 2 month basis, where participants consumed 900mg/day, showed that it worked just as effectively as a low dose of Captropil, a heart medication.

2. Reduces Lactic Acid
Hawthorn, whilst improving good blood-circulation in the body, can decrease lactic acid, which in-turn will prevent the heart (muscle) pain.
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Health Benefits of Gymnema

Gymnema - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.

Gymnema can be found in tropical forests in India and Asia. It has been found to be beneficial for health in many ways, as with most herbs and spices. Below is a list of 10 Health benefits of Gymnema. Many of these health benefits stem from the “sugar-blocking” properties that Gymnema has. As many of these health benefits listed below, overlap, with regards to sugars, digestion stimulation and weight-loss, I have not expanded on all of them for this article.

Gymnema’s Health Benefits include;
1. Reduces Blood Sugar Levels
A study has been done to prove that during digestion, the acids from Gymnema, have sugar blocking properties, which in-turn reduces the levels of Blood-sugar. Gymnema has been found to assist sufferers of Type 1 and 2 Diabetes, however a healthcare practitioner should be consulted prior to using Gymnema medicinally for hypoglycemia, as blood-sugar levels are already low.

2. Anti-Inflammatory
3. Helps Treat Bites & Swollen Glands
4. Aids Weight Control
5. Relieves Coughs
6. Digestive Stimulant
7. Diuretic
8. Laxative
9. Desensitises sweet taste buds
10. Appetite Suppressant

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Health Benefits of Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.
Gotu Kola is not really a commercially known Herb, but it very beneficial for the body. It grows in tropical, wet areas. It is used for year for natural/alternative remedies in countries such as India, Africa and China, but it now used in countries around the world. Gotu Kola flowers, but the main medicinal part of the plant is their oddly shaped leave.

Gotu Kola’s Health Benefits include;
1. Increases Brain Capacity
Consuming Gotu Kola has been linked to improving Cognitive Function and Abilities, increasing the brain’s capacity. For this reason, it can be used as a supplement and remedy/preventative for Alzheimer’s Disease and D
ementia .
2. Improves Blood Circulation
Gotu Kola extract can increase the strength of Blood Vessel walls Capillaries. It also stimulates blood-flow and circulation, oxygenating different parts of the body and organs.
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