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5 Herbs That Every Woman Should Know About!

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Herbs have been an intrinsic part of Indian culture for centuries. They were not only used to make medicinal pastes for healing cuts and wounds but also used as beautifying agents by women. No soaps, shower gels, or other fancy stuff — just plain and simple herbs and the natural goodness that they promise.

There are a host of herbs that are known to be beneficial. From Indian ginseng (ashwagandha) to common nettle, some herbs are particularly good for women. Apart from easing pesky menstrual cramps, they also promote healthy skin, reduce stress, and even help you age gracefully. Including such herbs in your diet, or using them externally, will only be beneficial to you.

So don’t shy away from learning about herbs. After all, a little knowledge never hurt anybody, right? Keep scrolling and learn all you need to know about these 5 safe and healthy herbs every woman should know about.

1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha, or Indian ginseng, is used in large amounts in Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicines. These herbs help to calm you down and are great stress busters. Ashwagandha also keeps you fit and active by increasing your energy levels, stabilising hormones during menopause, and promoting fertility.

2. Red Raspberry Leaf

This herb contains lots of vitamins and minerals. Most importantly, it assists in strengthening bones and teeth as they’re rich in calcium and potassium. Women’s bones tend to get weaker as they age. This herb can help combat this problem.  It is also known to strengthen uterine muscles, sometimes leading to shorter stages of labour and a low risk of complications in pregnant women.

3. Basil

I absolutely love the beautiful scent of basil leaves, but that’s not the only thing to love about them. Studies have shown that basil contains a lot of essential oils that are required by the body. It can help bring down inflammations of any kind. Being rich in antioxidants, basil can help you age gracefully like you’ve always wanted to!

4. Nettle

Yes, nettle can sting. But not dried or cooked nettle. This herb, often labelled as a weed, has a lot of nourishing properties. It can reduce stress, promote glowing skin, and flush out toxins from the body. It is also rich in iron and vitamin K, which will give you strong nails and beautiful hair too!

5. Thyme

Thyme is extensively used in food preparations. But it is also an excellent preventer of diseases. Thyme leaves are said to contain the richest amounts of potassium, iron, and manganese. It is also rich in Vitamin C. This herb promotes healthy blood flow, builds up your immunity, and helps control heart disease. If that isn’t magic, I don’t know what is.

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