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Originally published June 13 2009

Four Herbs with Powerful Health Benefits You Should Know About

by Henri Junttila

(NaturalNews) Natural herbs have been used for almost as long as humankind has existed. Herbs are powerful and the right ones may treat and alleviate serious diseases. In this article you will learn about a few popular herbs and what they are used for.

#1 - Basil
Basil is a common herb that is commonly used in Italian cuisine. In Ayurvedic medicine basil has been used to treat ailments such as constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, respiratory disorders, impotence and allergies. It also aids digestion and is said to provide fast relief if you`re suffering from gas. If you`re buying dried basil, make sure that it is from a reliable manufacturer, because the quality can vary.

#2 - Chamomile
A cup of chamomile tea will sooth and relax your body. Drink some chamomile tea before you go to sleep after a hectic day, and it will calm you down. Chamomile can also be used to relieve and lessen the effect of menstrual cramps, hemorrhoids and colds and it can help wounds heal faster. There are people who are extremely allergic to chamomile. If you`ve never tried it before, make sure that you aren`t allergic. Chamomile should also be avoided during pregnancy, because it can increase the chance of abortion.

#3 - Cayenne Pepper
There are many touting cayenne peppers benefits. Some have even written books about it. But what exactly does it do? Some herbalists believe that cayenne is the most useful herb in existence. Cayenne is very high in Vitamin A and C, calcium and potassium. Cayenne aids digestion by helping your body to create hydrochloric acid, which is necessary for good digestion. Some say that cayenne has been known to stop heart attacks within 30 seconds. Cayenne can also help skin conditions and alleviate itching.

#4 - Licorice Root
The licorice root has a large list of benefits that is often overlooked, despite its powerful properties. It is a powerful anti-depressant and is used for ailments such as asthma, baldness, body odor, bursitis, chronic fatigue, colds, dandruff, tooth problems, gout, skin problems, yeast infections and more. The licorice root contains hundreds of potentially healing substances.

Words of Caution
It is exciting to learn about new herbs and how they can help, but before you go out and buy these herbs, make sure that you do your research. Consult with an herbalist or someone who has experience with herbs and knows how to use them. Some herbs can be very powerful and can cause adverse reactions in the wrong quantities.


About the author

Henri Junttila is passionate about topics such as home water filters, natural skin care, omega 3 fish oil and natural supplements. His website Colon Health, provides information on topics such as candida cleanse, hemorrhoid cure, relieving constipation, colon detox, colon cleaning, the best colon cleanse and colon cleanse products reviewed by his visitors.

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