Marshmallow

Overview: Marshmallow is found naturally in the marshes of Europe. The marshmallow plant has been used for hundreds of years for medicinal purposes because of its natural compounds such as amino acids, selenium and vitamins (Hughes). Benefits: Marshmallow is a soothing herb that is often used to treat gastrointestinal ailments as well as irritations in the bronchi and urinary tract tissues because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Its anti-inflammatory properties can also help to allevia...
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Licorice

Licorice Overview: Licorice has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy though most people know it for its sweet flavor. Licorice can be used to treat a variety of illnesses ranging from the common cold to liver disease because of its demulcent, soothing, coating and expectorant properties (Ehrlich). Benefits: Research has found that Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) can be possibly used to treat stomach ulcers (Ehrlch). Licorice provides relief to ulcers by calming the muscle ...
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Holy Basil

Overview: Holy Basil has been used for many years as a medicinal herb which brings the body systems into balance and increase resilience (Roizman). Research has shown that holy basil can help to treat certain medical conditions; however, more research still needs to be conducted. Benefits: Research conducted by the “Journal of Medicinal Foods” found that holy basil has detoxifying effects on the body. The detoxifying effects of holy basil protect the liver from damage and prevented the oxid...
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