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Due to its content in toxic principles, improper use of the plant or its essential oil can produce unwanted side effects:


Among other benefits, honey can be considered a natural antibiotic. The antibacterial properties of honey come mainly from its content in the enzyme glucose oxidase. This enzyme produces hydrogen peroxide which has antibacterial properties:


For example, taking food with too much sugar makes it pass quickly into the blood causing hyperglycemia. The body, in order to seize the excess of energy, converts excess sugar to triglycerides.


Oranges are rich in bioflavonoids, such as hesperidin, in combination with vitamin C, protect the collagen's good health of the skin, preventing the appearance of wrinkles or sagging skin:


Very clear references of the use of spices come from the Greco-Roman culture. The Greek Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, wrote hundreds of medical formulas from which a large part are based in spices:


Among natural foods, depending on personal tolerance, generally the foods that are most annoying for people with reflux are garlic and onions (It is recommended to observe what foods feel good or bad for a few weeks).


For example, hibiscus has abortifacient properties and should not be used in pregnant women because it can cause abortion:


Traditionally, heather plants have been used in the preparation of herbal teas. In Germany and Austria they have been widely used for the treatment of diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract.


There are some very useful techniques to control your headaches, such as doing exercise, avoiding some foods or sleeping properly:


Some remedies are capable of absorbing excess stomach acid in the stomach so it is sometimes used to treat heartburn or gastric reflux, a problem that is very common in patients with hiatal hernia:

Botanical-online is an informative page that describes, among other topics, the traditional uses of plants from a therapeutic point of view. Their descriptions do not replace professional advice. Botanical-online is not responsible for self-medication and recommends consulting with the physician.