Herbs have been used for centuries. Civilizations of the past had great use for herbs. From common cold to severe health issues, herbs were trusted remedies to produce magical results. For some time, herbs took a backseat but now we witness an ever-increasing awareness of herbal remedies to address various health conditions. From shelves in select stores, herbs have taken their rightful place in everyone’s kitchen and garden.
The compounds in herbs not only cure diseases but also aid in the prevention of health issues. Regular use of herbs can prevent various health conditions ranging from common cold to dreaded diseases including heart conditions.
Herbs had a natural place in the diet of ancient civilizations. It is evident from the saying of Siddhar a few thousand years ago - Food is medicine; medicine is food. Few thousand years fast forward and you see the number of medicines some take is almost enough to fill a plate.
It is high time we blend the benefits we get out of modern technology with the blessings of ancient times. In the coming days, this section will be covering various herbal types, their uses and how to include them in food and naturally, the making of herbal teas. Let's go the herbal way.
Acalypha indica, also called as Indian Nettle and Indian copperleaf, is one of the most effective home remedies for various health conditions. Commonly found on the sides of the streets in this part of the world, acalypha indica has immense health benefits to offer.