Medicinal Plants And Their Nutritional Values

Medicinal HerbsMillennia ago, our ancient predecessors used various herbs, plants and fruit as their daily diet. Herbs and plants have very high nutritional value die to the rich content of various phytochemicals and phytonutrients, including minerals, vitamins, enzymes, bacteria and so on. Under the term “phytochemicals” we understand all natural chemical compounds and nutrients which can be found in plants and herbs.

Therefore, in contrast to many modern commercially produced veggies and fruit, which contain almost no useful but only harmful chemical substances, naturally grown herbs and plants have plenty of phytonutrients which are extremely valuable for our body and good health. That is why we can rely on them to provide us with the substances we need for recovery, for our good health and active life. The most important and valuable phytonutrients include natural minerals (like zinc, iron, calcium, copper and other elements) and vitamins (including vitamins A, B group, C, D, E, PP and others).

phytochemicalsVitamins are essential elements for our health and normal function of our body systems. Most of them occur naturally in numerous plants, herbs and other natural sources, but it is also possible to synthesize vitamins. It turned out to be cheaper and less expensive to produce vitamins than extract them from natural sources, but certainly our body absorbs and digests naturally obtained vitamins much more effectively. In our times, herbs and plants can provide us with full variety of vitamins necessary for our life, starting from riboflavin and ascorbic acid and ending with panothenic acid and niacin.

In the same way plants and medicinal herbs can provide us with all the minerals we need to survive. Such natural minerals as magnesium, selenium, calcium, iron and manganese are very common and can be found in many medicinal herbs. At the same time, such minerals copper, iodine, sulfur, phosphorus or chromium are considered to be rare, but they are also needed by our body to support the life. By using medicinal herbs and plants, we receive our Mother Nature’s support and everything we need to nourish our body.

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