There is currently an increasing demand for herbal medicine since they are very effective and most of them come with little or no side effects. They are also readily available and they come at lower costs as compared to modern drugs. For decades herbal medicine has been used successfully in the treatment of several conditions and the list below gives 5 common health conditions that can be treated by herbal medicine.

  1. Guaco for Asthma, COPD and other respiratory problems

The respiratory system is one of the most important systems in our bodies. It helps in the exchange of gases that is an important process in the general functioning of our bodies. However, there are a lot of conditions that alter the normal functioning of the respiratory system.  Guaco is one of the most popular herb used in treating respiratory tract problems like asthma, COPD and several other respiratory disorders. This plant contains coumarin 2H-1-benzopyran-2-one that contributes to its pharmacological properties with on the respiratory system.

  1. Dog blood bush for reproductive and period problems

The dog blood bush is a flowering, perennial plant related to the pokeweed family. It native to central and south America and it has a lot of medicinal properties especially with the reproductive system. In Jamaica, the dog blood bush is considered a strong fertility herb. It works by clearing blocked tubes thereby restoring fertility to those with blocked tubes. . It is also used to correct menstrual disorders and period cramps. For the womb related problems like fibroids, you can also boil the Rivina Humilis tea and take it three times a day.

  1. Guinea hen weed for prostrate problems

Cancer is a very challenging disease to mankind and there’s is currently an increasing number of people suffering from it. Guinea hen weed is a plant from phytolaccaceae family. It is commonly found in Africa, the Caribbean South and Central Africa. Besides being used as remedies to several ailments in different parts of the globe, the guinea hen weed has been discovered to be very active in prostate cancer and several other cancers. The DTS compound produced by the guinea hen weed is effective against the cancer cells of the prostrate and it helps in improving on the symptoms of this condition.

  1. Breadfruit leaves for high blood pressure

High blood pressure is currently on the rise and a lot of people have to live taking drugs to control their blood pressures. When it comes to herbal medicine, the breadfruit leaves are one of the best options in managing high blood pressure. This is attributed to the high potassium levels found in its leaves that is an essential component in the proper functioning of the myocardium.

  1. Soursop Leaves for the nervous system

Soursop is a popular tropical fruit because of its amazing nutritional properties. It contains large amounts of B-complex vitamins that are important in protecting the nervous system. Besides this is also helps in protecting the skeletal system and strengthening the immunity.