Have you heard of the legendary Malabar region in Kerala, India? You know, the place where everyone seems to look 10 years younger than they really are? The reason why they’re able to maintain their youthful appearance and attitude lies in the use of natural herbal treatments that have been handed down from generations to generations. Read this blog post on herbal treatments from Kerala that you can incorporate into your daily life, too!
Coconut oil for Skin & Hair
Coconut oil is most famous for its many uses in a cooking and baking. However, it’s also an incredible natural moisturizer and hair care treatment, due to its high levels of fatty acids. Coconut oil is especially effective at hydrating dry skin and protecting hair against free-radical damage. If you’re interested in incorporating coconut oil into your beauty routine, check out my YouTube channel where I talk more about ways you can use it on your hair and skin.
Pomegranate Juice for Digestive Health
Drinking pomegranate juice daily can help to increase stomach acid levels and cleanse harmful bacteria. Pomegranates are also packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Add some fresh pomegranates to your grocery list and drink a few cups of juice each week for maximum benefits.
Myrrh for its Antioxidant Properties
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) is a resin obtained from trees of the genus Commiphora. It can be used as a breath freshener, it helps in reducing phlegm and in treating diarrhea, wounds, burns and skin infections. According to Ayurvedic medicine myrrh has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used for mouth ulcers, sore throats, gum infections etc. Myrrh can be applied externally on cuts or sores to kill germs and promote healing.
Ginger for Reducing Cholesterol Levels
The ginger family of plants have long been used in herbal remedies. In recent years, there has been a lot of attention given to ginger’s ability to decrease cholesterol levels. This is a simple way to help keep your cholesterol within healthy ranges and even help prevent heart attacks and strokes. If you’re worried about high cholesterol levels, it might be worth adding ginger to your diet on a regular basis. Here are some easy ways you can use more ginger in your life
Green Cardamom Powder as an Anti-Anxiety agent
Green cardamom powder is used traditionally for relieving anxiety and promoting relaxation. Green cardamom contains an active chemical known as kaempferol, which has been found in some studies to be just as effective as prescription anti-anxiety drugs. It was also shown to reduce symptoms of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), suggesting a link between elevated levels of kaempferol and decreased symptoms of depression, too.
Lemon Balm Tea for its Antidepressant Qualities
The next time you’re feeling down, don’t reach for a prescription antidepressant; instead, try a cup of lemon balm tea. Lemon balm is an herbal plant found in most garden shops and nurseries; it looks like mint and has properties similar to Saint John’s Wort. Like many other herbs, it contains high levels of natural chemicals called terpenes—in particular terpineol, which makes lemon balm tea effective at treating anxiety and depression.
A YouTube channel on traditional herbal treatments in Kerala
In India, herbal treatments play an important role in people’s daily lives. There is a large population in Kerala—the southern state of India—that relies on traditional herbal remedies to cure minor ailments and improve overall health. Such herbs are usually purchased at local markets or grown at home and are made by craftsmen who have been honing their skills for generations. We bring you more information about how these herbs can improve your life on a daily basis.