A herb is a plant source that has importance for its flavor, fragrance or other qualities in one or the other way. Anything useful that is being derived from plant source is considered as herbal. It includes leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, roots, roots bark, resin or some other part of the plant. Herbs can be used in a variety of ways as culinary herbs, medicinal herbs and spiritual herbs.

The use of herbs for medicinal purpose is the most popular now days. Herbs that are used to treat diseases are called medicinal herbs. Plants that can be used as a medicinal herb contains photochemical that have great effect on the physiology of the body. A herb can be given single or in combination with other herbs to have the desired effect.

Herbs and herbal medicines health benefits

The herbal medicines (preparations made using one or more herbs) stimulates the body’s defense mechanism and enhances the natural healing capacity. Herbal remedies detoxify the body system by removing the toxins from the body, helps prevent ageing, fight against free radicals and balances the body. The greatest advantage of using herbal medicines is that they don’t have any harmful side effects unlike other synthetic drugs if used properly under medical practitioner advice. Herbal medicines help to regain the health quickly and acts effectively against various infections and diseases.

Herbal products

These days many herbal products are available in the market with many brand names. Himalaya (one of those brands) has also introduced a wide range of herbal products that offer good cure to many diseases. These herbal products range from single herb preparation (for ex capsule Shilajeet, cap Ashvagandha etc) to a variety of combined herbal preparations (for ex: Tab Rheumalaya forte, Tab Reosteo etc) that contains more than two herbs.

Forms of herbal supplements

Other than this wide range of herbal products, many of the natural herbs are also gaining a lot of popularity and attention due to their wonderful effects on the human body. Natural herbs acts very gently on the body and protects the body from various infections by providing great strength to the immune system.

Herbal Tea and Spices

Herbal tea is a herbal infusion made by leaves of plants other than real tea plant (camellia sinensis). Dried flowers, leaves, seeds, roots etc can also be used in the preparation of herbal tea. Various herbal teas are available in the market having different effects according to the herb they mainly contain. For ex: herbal tea for digestion, herbal tea to control blood pressure, herbal tea for anxiety, herbal tea for diabetes, herbal tea for rejuvenation etc.

Similarly spices do play an important role in treating minor health ailments as indigestion, common cold, cough etc in addition to give taste to the food.

Ayurveda and Herbal medicines

Medicinal herbs, herbal medicines, spices, natural herbs are all mentioned in Ayurveda (the Indian text) and Unani science long time back. These herbs can work wonder for mankind if judiciously used. The science of Ayurveda emphasizes on maintaining the health of healthy individual and treating diseased with help of herbs. In this way, herbs balance the mind and spirit to achieve harmony inside.

Disclaimer - Information provided on this website is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician / medical professional. We assume no liability and expressly disclaims any responsibility for individuals health conditions.