People seniors, due to the deterioration of certain body organs and the consequent reduction of its functionality can manifest fatigue, lack or deficit in cerebral blood flow (which can lead to problems Memory to and disorientation), diabetes , Hypertension , cardiovascular problems, insomnia , depression , urinary incontinence, decreased vision and hearing loss of reflexes
To this end, there are medicinal plants that can promote the well-being of the elderly by being a support to the medical treatment that is being provided or to reduce the consumption of some drugs.
In addition, of the beneficial effects of these plants, it is important that the older adult leads an active and healthy life with a positive and open mental attitude where social relations, exercise, and abuse of certain substances such as tobacco or the alcohol. Here are some beneficial plants for the elderly:
Garlic for elderly people
To prevent blood stagnation, we rely on the help of garlic that has the virtue of decreasing the viscosity of the blood and dissolving fat (cholesterol) plaques that adhere to the walls and clots. The garlic is also considered a hypoglycemic what makes it useful for seniors with diabetes.
How to take it: For those who do not have problems (for taste and smell) of eating raw garlic, it is recommended to take 2 to 4 teeth. More accepted will be taken in the form of pearls (about 5-6 daily), capsules (3 g a day), tincture or liquid extract (50 drops in three doses).
Precautions . Pure oil may not be well tolerated by some people.
Alfalfa for elderly people
Many women and some men on reaching the third age suffer from fractures or broken bones caused by osteoporosis which consists of the loss of density of the bones making them become more fragile and brittle.
A very common legume, alfalfa, is rich in isoflavones, mineral salts, such as calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins C, D, and K, which makes it a suitable resource to relieve osteoporosis by calcification bones And to consolidate possible fractures.
It is also useful for treating anemia, weakness, convalescence, fatigue, and lack of energy.
How to take it. It is recommended in salads, but can also be ingested in the liquid extract (about 30 drops in three takes), in capsules (2-3 daily), in an infusion of fresh plant or juice.
Precautions . You should not match your intake with estrogen treatments.
Ash leaves for elderly people
Due to obesity and a diet rich in white flour and animal fats, many older people suffer from a certain degree of osteoarthritis which involves a degenerative process that wears the cartilage between the joints, especially affecting the knees, hips, shoulders, and back. This year brings with it difficult to move and great pain.
The ash leaves help to tackle this problem by exerting a clear diuretic, depurative and anti-inflammatory action. They are also very suitable for correcting excess uric acid, which attacks the joints and has a diuretic action that helps people who have fluid retention.
How to take it. It is recommended to infuse the leaves, up to three cups daily; In syrup or, for external use, in ointments and decoction applied in massage or scrubs.
Leaves of ginkgo biloba for elderly people
The ginkgo acts as a neuronal protector, which promotes cerebral blood flow. It also helps increase intellectual performance, curbs or delay memory loss, and prevent dizziness, ringing in the ears, and disorientation of the elderly.
It is very useful to prevent vascular accidents such as arteriosclerosis and embolisms, to delay senile dementia and to treat poor circulation problems such as phlebitis, varicose veins, phlebitis, and hemorrhoids.
How to take it. In capsules or tablets, 2-3 to three times a day; In infusion of the leaves (alone or combined with cranberry, meliloto and red vine ), until two cups to the day, before eating; In tincture, in liquid extract and in ampoules
Precautions. Long treatments of up to six weeks are recommended to begin to notice the benefits and be effective.