Safflower has been used in some regions of Asia and Africa as a remedy acting like laxatives and antidotes to poison, and a medicinal oil in order to enhance sweating and cure fevers (22). It was reported that all parts of the plant have been traditionally employed to increase libido in Pakistan and India (8). Removing bitter principles, the Institute of Botany affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing has processed a new sweet-smelling product well rich in amino acids, minerals and vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E (22). There has been numerous evidence in support of the use of safflower medicines for menstrual problems, cardiovascular complications as well as pain and swelling in trauma cases (18, 20).
This study was an attempt to provide a comprehensive overview on the morphological characteristics, and the therapeutic as well as non-therapeutic potential of safflower with a view towards its traditional and folk uses in different parts of the world, mainly Iran. This plant species has beneficial effects on medical conditions concerning cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal organ, digestive system, and the like. A great number of animal and clinical studies has scrutinized such potentials, which are addressed in this study and can be considered as promising alternatives, if not replacement, for a peculiar medical condition. However, there is still an essential need for further phytochemical analyses and clinical trials on its essential oil or its different extracts. As an example, its antimicrobial as well as antioxidant effects of safflower not only can be widely used as a food protective agent but also may inhibit or retard the progression of certain diseases, namely vitiligo and black spots, psoriasis, and mouth ulcers. Moreover, some concentrations of safflower show effective outcomes in myocardial ischemia, coagulation, and thrombosis. Despite recent evidence indicating the adverse effects of safflower on the reproductive organs, it would cause semen improvement according to Persian traditional medicine, which necessitates further investigations.
In one study, researchers gave three grams of cardamom powder a day to 20 adults who were newly diagnosed with high blood pressure. After 12 weeks, blood pressure levels had significantly decreased to the normal range (3Trusted Source). The promising results of this study may be related to the high levels of antioxidants in cardamom. In fact, the participants’ antioxidant status had increased by 90% by the end of the study. Antioxidants have been linked to lower blood pressure (3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source). Researchers also suspect that the spice may lower blood pressure due to its diuretic effect, meaning it can promote urination to remove water that builds up in your body, for example around your heart.
Typically, okra is used as a thickening agent in soups like gumbo because of its ooey-gooey texture, but it can double as a nutritional powerhouse filled with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that provide an array of health benefits from treating diabetes to preventing kidney disease. A single cup of raw okra has a little over 30 calories, about 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, 7.6 grams carbohydrates, 0.1 grams of fat, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, around 88 micrograms of folate, and 57 milligrams of magnesium. This makes okra a nutrition hero and a very available food when it comes to our health.
Cultivation Babbler's Bill, Thunbergia laurifolia is a popular ornamental plant in tropical gardens. It is a long-blooming vine in cultivation. Propagation is from stem cuttings or shoots from the tuberous roots. It is a fast-growing perennial herbaceous climber. It has become an exotic weed in many tropical countries. Teas and medicinal In Malaysia, juice from crushed leaves of T. laurifolia are taken for menorrhagia, placed into the ear for deafness, and applied for poulticing cuts and boils. In Thailand, leaves are used as an antipyretic, as well as for detoxifying poisons. Several Thai herbal companies have started producing and exporting rang jeud tea. Chemistry Iridoid glucosides have been isolated from T. laurifolia. Microwave-dried leaves displayed stronger antioxidant properties than fresh leaves. The antioxidant properties of the infusion from microwave-dried leaves is higher than the commercial rang jeud tea from Thailand.
ตำรายาไทย: มีการใช้กานพลูในหลายตำรับ ตัวอย่างเช่น ใน ”พิกัดตรีพิษจักร” คือการจำกัดจำนวนตัวยาที่มีรสซึมซาบไวดังกงจักร 3 อย่าง มี ผลผักชีล้อม ผลจันทน์เทศ และกานพลู สรรพคุณแก้ลม แก้พิษเลือด แก้ธาตุพิการ บำรุงโลหิต ”พิกัดตรีคันธวาต” คือการจำกัดจำนวนตัวยาที่มีกลิ่นหอมแก้ลม 3 อย่าง มี ผลเร่วใหญ่ ผลจันทน์เทศ และกานพลู มีสรรพคุณ แก้ธาตุพิการ แก้ไข้อันเกิดแต่ดี แก้จุกเสียด