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The plants are organic beings that live and grow, but that do not have motor capacity (that is, they cannot move from one place to another by a voluntary impulse). Vegetables such as vegetables and trees are part of this group, which is studied by botany.

Medicinal , for its part, is what pertains or pertains to the medicine . This concept, which comes from Latin medicine, is linked to the science which allows to prevent and cure diseases human. Medicine is also a synonym for medication (the substance that prevents, relieves or cures diseases or their sequelae).

The medicinal plants therefore they are those that can be used in the treatment of a condition . The parts or extracts of these plants are used in infusions, ointments, creams, tablets, capsules or other formats.

It must be said that numerous are the plants that, due to their properties and characteristics, have become called medicinal plants since they contribute to improving the health of a person. However, among the most important, those that are considered most useful and effective are the following:
• Aloe vera. Great for relieving burns as well as its consequences is this plant, which is also used in the field of cosmetics to achieve a smooth and smooth skin.
• Camomile. Among the so-called "grandmother's tricks" is the use of this medicinal plant that is normally prepared in infusion and that taking it helps to improve various intestinal problems.
• Evening primrose In oil, this product is used, which has become one of the most effective natural remedies when dealing with both cases of rheumatoid arthritis and cholesterol. In the latter case, what it does is reduce its levels, for the health of the person in question.
• Ginseng. When we talk about medicinal plants, we must not forget this other alternative that helps not only to improve diabetes but also to put an end to the problems of erectile dysfunction that many men suffer. All this without forgetting that it brings a lot of energy to the body.

Hibiscus for hypertension, lavender to alleviate problems and anxiety pictures or turmeric to cure before various types of injuries are other of the most used medicinal plants.

Remedies from plants are used from the prehistory . Records of this type of medicine have been found in almost all cultures. The modern pharmaceutical industry, for its part, is based on such knowledge and the processing or synthesis of various active ingredients of plants.

What plants do is, through their metabolism , produce substances from the nutrients they obtain from the environment. The secondary metabolites obtained from medicinal plants are those compounds for therapeutic use.

Usually, useful compounds are found in certain parts of the plant, such as their seeds , their estate , their leaves or their flowers . The part usable by medicine, therefore, depends on the species in question.

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