How to use medicinal plants and herbs?

use-of-medicinal plants Since ancient times, many plants and herbs have been used by our ancestors as authentic home and natural remedies to treat and solve problems and health problems very diverse.

Mainly for this reason, and thanks to the different scientific studies that have been carried out over the years, we now know the active principles, benefits and properties of many medicinal plants .

Not surprisingly, it is believed that the first written text on medicinal plants dates back to about 3000 BC, whose authors, the Sumerians, recorded on clay tablets all knew that, on the healing properties of plants, had collected Until those moments.

There is no doubt that knowing the different virtues of medicinal plants is highly appropriate and important, but equally interesting is knowing how to use medicinal plants .

How to use medicinal plants?

Although traditionally, plants and herbs have been consumed by infusion, a practice that -in fact- is still maintained, the use of medicinal herbs It will depend on the problem or discomfort to be treated.

There are several ways to use the medicinal plants and herbs themselves:

  • Through infusion and tisanes.
  • Through poultices and compresses.
  • From capsules (which you can find in herbalists and specialty stores).

In this sense, the duration of the treatment will clearly depend on the problem to be solved. In case of chronic problems, it is best to alternate periods of treatment with periods of rest (for example, use the plant or grass for 3 months, then rest a month, and so on).

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