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.
The Moringa leaf is comparatively an unheard name in spite of the fact that it has been found mentioned more than two thousand years before, and the World Health Organization has been observing and utilizing the tree for more than forty years now as a cheap health supplement in the poverty-stricken countries the world over. There is a reason behind this. Moringa leaf boosts your energy in a natural manner, and is a remarkable source of nutrition. This energy promotion does not happen because of sugar, so it is lasts for a long time. Individuals ingesting it say that their ulcers are healed, tumors restricted, there are reduction in the arthritis pains and inflammations, controlled blood pressure, the skin problems are restored, and finally they have stronger defenses against diseases. Resource:http://www.herbal-home-remedies.com/blog/?p=101
Raw bananas are the fibre-rich miracle food which can be great for diabetics. They help in maintaining blood sugar and also help in keeping the heart healthy. Raw bananas or green bananas are widely cultivated in southern India and are in fact used in most Indian cuisines. In Kerala, raw bananas are almost like an unavoidable ingredient. They are used in the form of stir fries and banana chips. Almost all parts of the fruit can be used in different forms and variations. Raw banana is rich in various vitamins and minerals which are essential for a healthy body.
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.
Kaempferia parviflora, the Thai black ginger, Thai ginseng or krachai dum, is an herbaceous plant in the family Zingiberaceae, native to Thailand. Kaempferia parviflora has been the subject of increased scientific interest in recent years. In a systematic review in 2016, 683 records and 7 studies were analyzed, with a reference that krachai dum significantly increased hand grip strength and enhanced the response to sexual erotic stimuli. An earlier study found that acute dosing did not have an effect on sprint and endurance exercise in humans, but indicated that chronic effects or actions in other populations cannot be excluded.