Although chiropractic care is extremely beneficial for your overall health, there are other ways you can contribute to a healthy lifestyle, including herbal and homeopathic remedies. Let us take a look at some of the treatments that are available to you.
Cinnamon has considerable health benefits, and in many studies, this ingredient comes up on top. Packed with antioxidants, cinnamon also has robust anti-inflammatory properties that help your body repair tissue damage and fight infections.
What’s more, there are several other benefits of cinnamon, including lowering your LDL – bad cholesterol – and triglycerides. Also, it increases your HDL (your “good cholesterol” level). While at the same time, it lowers your blood sugar and blood pressure levels, which decreased the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Several studies conducted on patients with Alzheimer’s disease demonstrate that sage is a fantastic herb for memory enhancement. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease have a drop in what is called acetylcholine. Sage inhibits the breakdown of the acetylcholine, improving brain function and memory. However, these results are not exclusive to Alzheimer’s patients only, and people without Alzheimer’s have also reported a significant improvement in brain function and memory after incorporating sage into their diet.
In addition, sage has also shown to be successful in lowering cholesterol levels, and for decreasing the menopausal symptoms.
Curcumin is another herb with several health benefits, although it is mostly known for its anti-inflammatory powers. Some studies reveal positive results related to inflammatory bowel disease, with those patients reporting a significant decrease in their symptoms after introducing curcumin. Also, it has also been shown in studies to decrease pain after surgery, to support brain health, and to lower your risk of cancer. And, there is more, curcumin is also good for your heart, skin and reduces sugar levels – great for people with diabetes.
A prevalent cooking ingredient, basil, also has many health benefits. Like cinnamon, basil is an antioxidant – but the health benefits extend way beyond that. As an anti-inflammatory, basil is packed with antibacterial properties, in addition to adaptogen – an herb that helps with stress.
Also, according to the Journal of Nutrition and Cancer, basil may help prevent cancer, because it contains phytochemicals, something that is believed to help fight cancer.
Rosemary is great for digestive health, brain health, and nasal congestion caused by allergies. Rosemary contains what is called rosmarinic acid, a substance that has been proven in studies to reduce nasal congestion as well as allergic responses. Taking rosemary can also improve your concentration and slow the aging of your brain, as well as improve digestive issues.
Like many of previously mentioned herbal and homeopathic treatments, rosemary is also beneficial to the prevention of cancer and is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Another herb that has been proven to lower your bad cholesterol and blood pressure is garlic. With proof that the herb is also good for your heart and fighting the common cold. Adding garlic to your diet decreases your chance of catching a cold significantly. Additionally, Garlic contains vitamin B6, vitamin C, iron, calcium, fiber, potassium, and selenium – all essential for a healthy life.
By introducing these six herbal and homeopathic treatments into your diet, you’ll notice the health benefits the come with each of them. From preventing and easing symptoms of the common cold to mitigating your risk of cancer, herbs offer genuinely natural healing.