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The medicinal herbs they can be used in the kitchen, as a spice to flavor food, in the preparation of herbal teas or synthesized in the production of liqueurs, supplements, food, cosmetics, drugs, etc.
Depending on the regulations, agrass could be "officinale"In one country and not in another: it is an exclusively procedural term and indicates those herbs included in official lists (pharmacopoeia), which can be used by pharmaceutical laboratories, regardless of whether or not these plants have medicinal properties. The medicinal herbs they are finding great success in the treatment of various pathologies, and being natural they have fewer side effects than drugs. The fact remains that before undertaking any treatment it is always good to consult your doctor so as not to encounter unwanted effects.
The medicinal herbs they are widely used in herbal medicine, homeopathy, phytotherapy, aromatherapy. The part used (leaves, flowers, seeds, bark, roots, etc.) is called the "drug" and it contains the active ingredients that characterize the properties of the plant.
Medicinal herbs to grow on the terrace
Some medicinal plants can be easily grown in pots, thus having the possibility of having a garden full of natural remedies to relieve the most common ailments. With the medicinal herbs available on the terrace, it will be possible to collect them at the most appropriate time, dry them and use them when needed.
Between medicinal plants to grow on the terrace, we find the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), recognizable for its yellow-orange flower and for its characteristic fruit that allows the propagation of its seeds. We can use the roots of the dandelion to be dried in the sun and stored in glass or tin jars: the balsamic harvest for medicinal use takes place in February or from May to November. The dandelion roots can be used to prepare an herbal tea with a diuretic and purifying effect.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a plant that has a muscle relaxant action on the smooth muscles of the intestine and for this reason it is considered an excellent remedy for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
Important information: even if the cliché leads us to say “natural is equal to safe”, the medicinal herbs they have their side effects and their toxicity. It is essential to pay attention to the interaction with drugs that are taken in parallel, and the action on any patient pathologies must be taken into account. Therefore a herb can solve a disorder, but it can simultaneously create complications on another "side".