Herbal medicine – how to prepare herbs?

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Preparations used in herbal medicine can take many forms. The most popular are:

infusion – herbal raw material flooded with hot water, into which the active substances come from it,
tincture – alcohol plant extract,
ointment – a semi-solid form of a herbal preparation intended for external use,
compress – a cold or hot compress made of herbal infusion,
macerate – vegetable oils with herbal extract,
tablet – solid form of herbal medicine,
decoction – herbs flooded with water and boiled for a short time,
juice – obtained from fresh fruits by squeezing them.

What can herbs help?
There are so many herbs that can be used to treat unpleasant ailments or as part of the prevention of various diseases, that it is impossible to list them all here. That is why we chose those that are appreciated by the supporters of phytotherapy. Here they are:

chamomile – has antiallergic, antibacterial, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties, relaxes smooth muscles, accelerates wound healing. Chamomile infusion works for insomnia or stomach ailments, and when used externally, it soothes itching and reduces redness.
nettle – lowers the level of “bad” cholesterol, has a diuretic effect, reduces allergy symptoms, relieves pain, reduces inflammation, lowers blood pressure. Nettle has a positive effect on the condition of the skin, hair and nails, as well as the functioning of the entire body.
lemon balm – supports concentration and helps memory. It is recommended for people struggling with the problem of insomnia, because drinking an infusion of lemon balm before bed has a calming effect, calms down and relieves excessive agitation, making it easier to fall asleep and allow you to sleep. Additionally, it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
St. John’s wort – it is believed to have antiseptic and antibiotic properties. Due to its astringent properties, it works well in the case of various types of skin lesions. Recommended for diseases of the bile ducts and stomach, and for gallstone disease. It exhibits antidepressant and sedative properties, so it can be used as a support in the treatment of mental diseases.

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