You might be worried about the availability of herbal remedies from South America, given all the news coverage on the destruction of the Amazon rain forest. What happens to all the amazing herbs that millions of women use every day to get relief from menopause? This is a serious problem and it’s only getting worse. Not only are rain forests becoming less productive and plants disappearing at alarming rates, but wild herbal remedies are also under threat. It is not surprising that wild plants are in danger of extinction or being severely affected by wild harvesting.
The Botanic Gardens Conservation Inter (representing 120 countries’ botanic gardens) announced that 400 medicinal plants were at risk from over-collection, deforestation, and other factors. This could threaten the discovery of new cures for diseases. These included Yew trees (whose bark is used to make cancer drugs, paclitaxel); Hoodia from Namibia, which is a source of weight loss medications; half of Magnolias (used for Chinese medicine for 5,000 year to fight heart disease, dementia, and cancer); and Autumn Crocus (for gout). The study also revealed that 5 billion people can benefit from traditional plant-based medicines for their health care.
It’s easy to imagine all the well-meaning harvesters and sellers of wild herbs and plants feeling content with what they do. Over-harvesting is actually a huge threat to their livelihoods. What are some herbal remedies from South America, you ask? There are thousands of herbs used in South America to treat night sweats and other symptoms associated with menopause. Maca is one of the most popular and least endangered plants.
Maca is safe and well-known. There are no known health hazards, but it has many amazing benefits. There are agencies that regulate maca production and exportation in Peru, where it is very common. It is easily available at any market in the region where it is grown. However, exporting it can be a challenge, especially if it is organically certified. Maca is a delicious food and is often called an herbal remedy.
However, it is not an herb. It tastes a little like a potato and is enjoyed by the locals as it has for thousands of years. It is well-known that maca acts as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body, which helps to maintain health and well being. Maca is widely known for its ability to have no side effects. Maca is known to increase libido in both men and women. This is a great benefit as libido can drop to almost zero after menopause. You will feel more awake, have less hot flashes, and can feel ready to love again.
- Infuse wormwood tops (1 %) with vodka (5 %) and let the tincture brew for two weeks. You can then dispense the tincture and consume a tablespoon once per day, as soon as you feel the first signs of grippe.
- Boil 2-3 figs in a glass of milk. Warm the mixture before you go to bed to relieve angina, whooping cough, and cough.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of meadowsweet blossoms with 1 cup of boiling water. Boil the tincture for 15 mins in a water bath. Let it steep for 45 minutes before letting it cool down. Consume 1-2 tablespoons of the decoction three times a day before you eat. This remedy is recommended for seniors suffering from upper airway inflammation as well as gout and rheumatism.
- Mix marjoram tops (1 portion), horsefoot leaves (2 portions) and wild raspberry fruit (2 parts). Mix a tablespoon of the herbs with a glass boiling water. Boil the tincture for 10 more minutes. Consume half a glass of the hot decoction every other day.
- Mix equal amounts of common centaury tops with chamomile flowers and bogbean leaf. Allow the mixture of herbs to steep in boiling water for one hour. To treat grippe and fever, you can decant the mixture and consume a glass three times daily.
- Mix white willow bark (2 pieces), horse foot leaves (2 pieces) and marjoram tops (one part). Let the mixture of herbs and boiling water brew for half an hours. Decant the mixture and enjoy half a glass of hot tea every other day.
- Equal amounts of white willow bark and wild raspberry fruits, anise fruits (horse foot leaves), linden blossoms, linden flowers, horsefoot leaves, linden blooms, horse foot leaves, and linden petals can be mixed. Mix a tablespoon of the herbs with a glass boiling water. Boil the tincture for five minutes. Consume the tincture once a day, before going to sleep. 8. Mix equal amounts of linden blossoms and guilder-rose fruit. Mix a tablespoon of the herbs with a glass boiling water. Boil the tincture for 5-10 min. Before going to bed, remove the tincture and make hot decoction.
Chyawanprash, an Ayurvedic anti-aging supplement, is pure herbal. It contains Amla, which is a powerful anti-oxidant. Acharya Charaka was the first to mention this herbal remedy. How to make Chyawanprash Ingedients: Bilwa, Agnimantha, Premna corymbosa, Shyonaka, Gmelina arborea and Patala. These herbs are most commonly found in Himalaya and other parts India.
Amla – 5kg (fresh fruit). First, the above mentioned group of herbs is combined in 13 liters water. Amla is tied in cloth to make it hangable. The cloth pack containing Amla is hanged at the mouth of the vessel. After boiling enough, the cloth packing can be taken out. It is then removed, Amla is removed, and the boiled pulp of Amla is made into paste. This paste is then fried in 6 liters of sesame oil and ghee. The water is filtered. It is then transferred to another vessel, where the amla paste is added. This mixture is then heated in mild heat. Slow heating causes the liquid to slowly solidify.
Once the liquid has reached semi-solidity, the vessel should be removed from the fire and stirred vigorously. After the vessel has cooled, add 300 grams of honey, 200 grams of Tugakshiri, 100 grams of Pippali (Long pepper fruits), Twak, Patra, Ela, Nagakeshara and 50 grams of each.
This is Charaka samhita’s reference. There are other references to Chyavanprash where the sesame oil has not been added. Chyavanprash to eat: One to two spoonfuls with a glass milk every morning before breakfast. Drinking milk after taking Lehyam is a good idea. Many herbs in all lehyams, such as Chyavan prash, are hot in potency according to Ayurveda.
To counter that, one can drink cold milk which reduces the hot potency effect. Chyawanprash health advantages: It is helpful in cold and cough. It is particularly useful in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. It is a great aid in the rejuvenation and proper nutrition of elderly people. It can be used to treat throat infections, chest infections and Gout. It increases intelligence, memory power and skin lustre. It is an effective anti-aging herbal product. It can also be used to treat wrinkles.