health benefits and side effects of Vitamins in our body

Health Benefits and Side Effects of Vitamins

Vitamins are a group of organic substances that are important for normal metabolism to take place. Vitamins are organic compounds that contain carbon. They majorly come from plants as our bodies produce very little amounts of vitamins. If you do not consume enough of these vitamins, you get deficiency diseases. All plant parts contain one vitamin or another. Many of these vitamins are in the market as supplements.

Examples of vitamins essential for proper boy functioning include vitamin E, D, C, A, B12 ETC.

Common medicinal uses and health benefits

Vitamin D is essential for the prevention of rickets. It also aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous. Herbal sources: Alfafa and parsley

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is essential for the prevention of scurvy. In addition, it aids in formation of calcium and iron while at the same time boosts your body’s immunity. It also has antioxidant and anti-stress hormones. Herbal sources: Alfafa and cayenne

Vitamin B12 is important in the prevention of anemia and protection of the nervous system. A herbal source is bladder wrack.

Vitamin B2 is important in the formation of the red blood cells. It also promotes cell growth and reproduction and helps to treat cataracts. Herbal sources: cayenne, parsley, and red clover

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) helps promote growth and mental attitude. In addition, it aids in digestion and strengthens the nervous system. Herbal sources: Alfafa, parsley, and raspberry leaves

Vitamin A boosts our body’s immune system and prevents eye complications as well as skin disorders. It is a vital component for teeth and bone formation. Herbal sources: red clover, lemongrass, and cayenne

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Volatile Oils

Volatile oils are rapidly evaporating oils that come from plants. A common term referring to volatile oils is essential oils. It is therefore a concentrate of hydrophobic liquid containing aroma compounds from plants. The scent of the oil carries the smell of the plant itself. Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of tea tree.

Common medicinal uses and health benefits

Its health benefits are because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. In addition, it reduces skin reactions. It has antiseptic properties making it ideal to treat cuts and abrasions, burns, insect bites and stings from insects. This is due to its soothing effect on the skin.

Apply tea tree oil to the skin to treat infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail, and lice in hair, scabies athlete’s foot, and ringworm. Boils, vaginal infections, recurrent herpes labialis are also treatable by this volatile oil. In reference to athlete’s foot, it relieves its symptoms of scaling, inflammation, an itching. Toothaches, infections of the mouth, and nose, sore throat, as well as ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa also find a remedy in tea tree oils.

However, even with all these health benefits, human ingestion is harmful to the body. It works when you are applying to the skin. For individuals with acne, it may cause drying of the skin, some stinging, burning or redness. When you ingest this volatile oil, it may lead to inability to walk, unsteadiness, rash or even in worse situations a coma.

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