This is the second of a two-part series that introduces some of the most popular herbs and their uses.

In this article, we will take up more herbs and their properties.

9. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a red hot chili pepper which is widely cultivated for their culinary and medicinal purposes.  It contains dietary fiber and it is abundant in vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, C, E and K.

Aside from its ability to add flavor to food, cayenne pepper is also popular to health conscious people because of its health-enhancing properties.  These include keeping the circulatory system healthy, alleviating allergies, preventing muscle cramps, improving digestion and healing wounds and minor cuts.

10. Guggul

Guggul is a flowering plant which is common in North Africa and Central Asia.  It is a medicinal herb that can relieve pain caused by menstruation and arthritis.  It also helps to improve circulation, lower cholesterol levels and ease skin problems.

11. Hawthorn Berry

Hawthorn berry is Eurasian herb which is highly regarded for its ability to cure early stages of heart diseases.  It helps to improve circulation by dilating the coronary arteries and blood vessels to allow blood and oxygen to circulate all over the body without giving much pressure to the heart.

12. Ginkgo

Ginkgo is an herb which is drawn from Ginkgo biloba, the oldest living tree species which has existed for almost 300 million years.

Ginkgo is an unusual non-flowering plant with great health benefits.  It is rich in vitamin C and B3 (niacin).  This herb is used in many brain tonics because of its ability to improve memory and mental clarity.

Many herbalists also use ginkgo to treat Alzheimer’s disease, vertigo, tinnitus, arthritis, diabetes, allergies and certain disorders that affect the circulatory system.

13. Butcher’s Broom

It is a shrubby European plant that belongs to the lily family.  It has been used to treat a variety of ailments including constipation, arthritis, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, chronic venous insufficiency and many others.  It also helps to improve circulation and blood flow most especially to the brain.

14. Winter Cherry

Winter cherry is also known as ashwagandha and Indian ginseng.  It is widely used for its diuretic and aphrodisiac properties.  It has the power to restore the normal functioning of your nervous system, boost immunity and invigorate you if you are feeling low.  Furthermore, it helps to improve your concentration and enhance your sexual abilities.

These are some of the herbs which are loaded with health-boosting properties to keep you energized and protected from ailments.

As a word of caution, herbal supplements can have adverse effects if administered wrongly.  You should seek professional advice before you use them.