Sunday, 23 November 2014


Do you know that there are so many herbal plants that are being used to cure illness and used for beauty purposes? If you are a person who never cares to herbs, now it is time for you to give importance to them.

I remember when I was still in my childhood years, my mother planted different kinds of plants in our backyard. That time, she suffered intense hair loss and anytime soon, her hair will all fall and will cause her for being bald. She then applied aloe vera in her hair, thinking that they will grow back. I was very confused and thinking that she will gain no answer to her problem. But, to my surprised, her hair slowly grew back and few weeks more they even grew more and more.

There was also a time, when I had a toothache and was very painful. She then gave me a glove of garlic and let me chew it for a while. Well, as usual, it was very effective. She also said that garlic is also poisoning, which is a very good thing to know.

Those two herbal plants are not only very helpful to us. If we try to examine, there are still a lot of benefits that they could give. They are the cheap and best alternative medicine. Those are just the two among so many other herbal plants that are growing around us. Sometimes, we tend to under estimate their ability to cure and think that they are just nothing but useless. It is so sad that many of us believe more to the industrially manufactured pharmacological drugs than to those herbal products to cure even small kinds of illness or disease. When it comes to beauty, the good thing about herbal beauty products is that they have no preservatives, eco friendly and fairly versatile. Whether it is acne or pimples, white patches or brown, wrinkles or dull skin, herbal beauty products have a cure for everything. Massage and tanning oil, gels, all have their origin in flowers and plants.

What are the plants that are good alternative to cure illness and use for beauty purposes? Examples of these include: adelfa (leaves), which is good for herpes, epilepsy and snakebite. While papaya is best for eczema, sores, menstruation, rashes and even asthma.

The watercress is also good for diabetic people who suffer from diabetes. Herbs like spearmint and lime are good cleansing agents and lavender and ginseng coupled with a mild moisturizer works wonders in getting rid of pore clogging irritants, herbal moisturizers hydrate the skin and products like cucumber and cantaloupe are not only mild but also very light. Herbal scrubs containing crushed seed and the pits of fruit are also good exfoliates. Natural facial cleansing grains made of white clay, oatmeal, corn meal and tapioca with a combination of herbs act as good exfoliates. Facial scrubs consisting of coconut, fruits, almonds, plant extracts replace all the harsh chemicals and cater to individual needs and skin type. These are just few plants that we see everyday which we never know that are very useful and helpful. There are still a lot of them everywhere.

We know that there is no substitute for herbal products. They will be with us, as long as we live hoping that somehow they could let us see what they are made of. by Allison Perez


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