Burdock root has been used for years to heal many conditions, among them measles, acne, ulcers, tonsilitis, the aches and pains of arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica and swollen joints. But these days, the most promising use is in oncology. Some of the benefits of Burdock Root is its use as nature's best "blood purifier" that helps to rid the body of deleterious toxins and clear congestion from the circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory and urinary systems. In one study Burdock Root was found to protect the liver cells from the damage of taking acetaminophen. It is believed to stimulate the gallbladder and encourage liver cells to regenerate
Peppermint grows to about 3 feet tall, forming purple blossoms among green foliage. This perennial plant contains aromatic oil that has menthol. Peppermint extract is the oil extracted from the leaves of flowering peppermint plants. While this extract serves as an additive to flavor candies and other types of edible items, it also provides some useful health benefits. Some early cultures, including the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, used peppermint remedies for a variety of conditions.
Red panax ginseng's antioxidant properties benefit patients with heart disorders by decreasing the oxidation of LDL chloresterol. This type of ginseng exhibits a similar protective effect on brain tissue. According to MedlinePlus, studies did not show that ginseng prevents these problems.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, ginseng's positive effects on mental function could include better cognition and memory, improved speed of recall, and improved accuracy during tasks requiring mental attention. Some participants in studies showed improved reaction times and better abstract thinking.