Despite the many modern innovations in healthcare, more and more people continue to resort to traditional herbal tricks. Instead of manufactured drugs mostly filled with chemicals, people prefer to consume natural herbs which generally guarantee a more reassuring treatment. In fact, a non-exhaustive list of useful medicinal herbs has been recorded by ancestors and which is passed down from generation to generation. Zoom on "Estafiate"!
What is Estafiate?
Still known by its scientific name of Artemisia ludoviciana, Estafiate is a native plant that is commonly found in North America and Canada. Normally measuring 1 to 2 feet tall, this plant belongs to the same family as dandelions and sunflowers, and grows quickly in rocky or sandy oil. Click here to read more. It blooms with small green or yellowish flowers associated with fuzzy gray-white leaves. The origin of Estafiate goes back several years, since it was used by gypsy healers, Mexican natives and many other traditional herbalists for different healing techniques.
What are the therapeutic properties of the Estafiate plant?
Well known for its multiple healing properties, Estafiate has been used to effectively treat many illnesses in the past. Even today, the plant has recently been the subject of several ethnopharmacological studies which have demonstrated promising uses for estafiate. Indeed, according to these studies, people suffering from PMS disorders and menstrual cramps (in women) can drink 2 cups of estafiate mixture with lukewarm water daily for relief. It is for this reason that the plant is affectionately called "female sage", because it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that allow it to heal burns and bruises. In addition, to minimize the pain, it is sufficient to apply crushed estafiate leaves to the affected part.