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From the HSN Blog, we have created a complete guide about the benefits that plants can provide to our body.

Ancient cultures have left behind many natural remedies that should not be lost with the passing of time nor with the industry.

What are plants?

Like other products that are currently not so popular, such as seaweeds or mushrooms, plants can provide several benefits for our organism, following the different traditional cultures that have always used them.

Some examples of these plants are:

  • Fruit
  • Leaves
  • Bark extracts
  • Seeds
  • Oils

Natural remedies

Natural plant remedies (like the ones you will find in our blog) are the best choice to treat headaches or mild colds since they are quite effective as well. However, this does not mean that we can use them without taking any precautions.

We will have to pay attention to how the symptoms evolve and we may have to go to the doctor if they persist or get worse.

How to obtain the benefits from plants

Said natural remedies are available in different formats from which we can obtain all their benefits.

We can take them naturally during our meals, in cold drinks or teas, infusions or oils.

They can be used in topical format as well, either creams or oils; there are also dietary supplementation available in order to benefit from their properties more easily on a daily basis.

Take advantage of this complete guide about plants, their utilization in supplementation and all their effects.
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Dandelion is an herbaceous plant whose roots and leaves have been used for centuries as a natural remedy against digestive problems. What is Dandelion? The vegetable species taraxacum officinale is usually called wild chicory, although it is also known as dandelion. It belongs to the compound or asteraceae family, one of the plants with more therapeutic and natural uses. If …

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Quinoa is a great food with a High Nutritional Value. More and more people, specially those who follow a healthy lifestyle, are starting to add this product to their diets. It provides excellent results, both in terms of physical performance and at an esthetic level. Moreover, it is incredibly versatile when it comes to cooking What is Quinoa? Quinoa, even …

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Fenugreek is a plant with countless properties and benefits. For instance, it can lower the LDL cholesterol and the blood glucose levels. What is fenugreek? Trigonella foenum-graecum, commonly known as fenugreek, is a herb native to the Middle East that has been cultivated in the Mediterranean area for centuries. Above all, its leaves and seeds have been used as spices …

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Linseed can be a healthy complement in your diet, since it can lower the cholesterol levels. In fact, this effect can lower the risk of heart diseases. Moreover, these seeds can help you lose weight. Linseed contains several nutrients that can stimulate the weight loss processes if we combine it with a low calorie diet. Properties of Linseed High fat …

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Echinacea is renowned in the world of natural medicine due to its immunostimulating properties. Echinacea has become more and more popular in the last few decades in the fields of dietetics and phytotherapy. In fact, it is one of the most effective natural remedies in a field where there is a lot of competence. Its use in traditional medicine started …

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Saffron or crocus sativus is one of the most used spices in the Mediterranean diet. It is used in natural medicine due to its antioxidant, digestive, anti-inflammatory, immuno-regulating and anti-spasmodic properties. Currently, its bulbs hold an important value. What is saffron? Saffron is also known as “red gold” and its scientific name is Crocus sativus. We are talking about an …

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Do Oats have gluten? Everyone knows that the main rule for a celiac person is to avoid gluten. Then this question should be easy, right? It may seem absurd, especially if we take into account how advanced the food technology is. We should know if oats have gluten, but the thing is that there is a lack of consensus in …

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Alpinia Galanga, also known as blue ginger, belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. In the last few years, this plant has gained a lot of relevance due to its medicinal properties. Find them out in the following article. What is the Alpinia Galanga? Other names: greater galangal, lengkuas, Thai ginger or blue ginger. Alpinia Galanga has many traditional uses in cooking and …

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Like in natural and traditional medicine, using herbs and plants in our diet is becoming quite popular. Alfalfa is one of them since it is a plant with many benefits for our health, such as treating urinary infections. Let’s meet alfalfa The alfalfa or Medicago sativa, is a plant that belong to the family of green peas. It is a …

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The borage is the plant with the highest gamma linolenic acid (GLA) content. This ingredient (also present in primrose oil) is a natural source of prostaglandins. It is essential when it comes to preserving the vitality, health and beauty of the skin. Apart from its extraordinary properties and benefits for our skin and hair, borage oil is also advised for …

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