Plant Medicinal

A medicinal plant is a plant that has similar attributes as conventional pharmaceutical medicine. Humans have used them throughout history to either treat or reduce symptoms from a disease. Historically, medicinal plants have been applied since ancient times. Humans commonly applied spices because of their high essential oil content that helped to keep food from becoming diseased by bacteria or other microbes. These plants and spices have special compounds in them to stop the disease. For example, Dill is one of the plants used for medicine. Dill is recorded as a medicinal plant for at least five thousand years in the writings of the Egyptians. Oil extracted from the seeds is made into potions and given to colicky babies. Adults take the preparation to relieve indigestion. Another plant that can use for medicine is Roman Chamomile. It is used for the relief of gastric distress. Peter Rabbit’s mother treated Peter with chamomile tea to alleviate the distress that followed the overindulgence of eating too much in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. Roman Chamomile resembles German Chamomile. Both Chamomiles are members of the same family. They have pale green feathery leaves and have flowers that resemble daisies with an apple-like fragrance. We also can introduce Mugwort.It is a natural insect repellant of moths as well as a culinary plant used in flavoring foods such as poultry stuffing. It is alleged to have many medicinal attributes from hastening and easing labor to producing sedation. Its medicinal attributes are questionable.Wild Indigo is another plant that used for medicine. Preparations made from the roots and leaves were used by North American Indians in poltices to treat bruises, snake bites and superficial lacerations. Such preparations have effective antiseptic properties. We can mention ginger as another medical plant. It is a native of tropical rain forests. It includes a powerful substance that is very effective in the cure of motion sickness and nausea following surgery. It is also applied as a digestive remedy; and as a circulation stimulant, it causes blood vessels to dilate.