Many medicinal herbs are prized for their healing and pain relieving properties and have been used since ancient times and are still being used even more today.
The most important herb plants used today offer benefits that the pharmaceutical drugs often lack by helping the body to fight illness and support the body’s natural defenses to maintain good overall health.
Learning to use herb when you’re still feeling healthy is the best way to start using herbs. Some medicinal herbs have to be used over a long period of time so your body will fight the viruses or bacteria before your body realizes you’re ill.
The benefits of herbs as herb medicine are easy to use when used under medical supervision with your qualified herbalist or doctor.
Allergy herb relief
Take an infusion (tea) of golden rod, hyssop, lavender,
Anti-aging Herb ( Anti aging herb ) or Longevity Herbs
These increase the quality of life and can be used daily.
Dandelion, nettle, burdock, and oats
Anti-anxiety herb, anxiety depression herb, anxiety herb,
anxiety herb social see below..
Borage flowers and leaves, cayenne, chamomile, ginger, ginkgo,
spearmint, spirulina, valerian root, wintergreen
Arthritis Herb and Rheumatoid
(see a qualified herbalist to discover the contributing problem)
Cayenne and other hot peppers, celery seed, chickweed, dandelion root,
devil’s claw, evening primrose, ginger, green tea, feverfew, fresh
pineapple not canned, stinging nettle, rosemary, turmeric,
valerian, yucca, willow bark
Eat the seeds of…borage, black currant, flaxseed and oil of fish,
flax seed, olive, nut and safflower
(see a qualified herbalist or doctor for adults and
children before taking these herb remedies)
Ginkgo, coffee and tea, garlic and onion, licorice (be careful), ephedra,
coleus, reishi mushroom, turmeric (do not use if you have gallstones or
any obstruction of the bile ducts), rosemary, astragalus, mullein
Colds and Fevers
Raw clove of garlic, rose hip tea, cayenne powder,
Elderflower, peppermint, and yarrow together
Colds and Flu
Lemon and honey hot tea, Echinacea, Elderflower (video), peppermint, yarrow
Lavender flowers with rosemary, skullcap, vervain
Incorporate these daily into your diet to nourish to body.
Horsetail, passionflowers, cleavers, chickweed,
red clover, and lemon balm
These herb plants strengthen, rehabilitate and tone the body and use
daily. Unless, on pharmaceutical drugs then check with
your qualified herbalist or doctor.
Blood – Burdock, dandelion, celery seed (counteracts acidity)
Bones – Nettle, oats
Brain – Ginkgo, gotu kola
Circulation – Cayenne, ginger
Eyes – Bilberry, lutein (from ketchup – tomatoes or blueberries)
Flatulence – Aniseed, caraway, dill, fennel, lemon balm, angelica root
Hangover – Peppermint, wild thyme, yarrow and elderflower
Heart (cardiovascular system) and High blood pressure
(Note: a serious condition and must be checked by a
health doctor before taking any of these herbs) –
Cayenne, garlic, hawthorn berries, linden blossom
and yarrow, dandelion
Kidneys – Dandelion leaf, nettle
Liver – Burdock root, dandelion root, tumeric
Menstrual cramps – Chamomile, valerian or feverfew
Menopausal – Dried berries of the chaste tree, motherwort,
St. John’s wort, purple sage
Muscles – Fo-ti, glucosamine sulfate
Nerves – Borage flowers and leaves, chamomile, ginseng,
linden blossoms, lavender, nettle, oats
Nausea – (Note: see pregnant and childbirth) – Ginger,
powdered cinnamon bark, cloves, peppermint,
Nervous system (endurance and stamina) – Fo-ti, astragalus,
American ginseng, Siberian ginseng
Pregnancy and childbirth – (Note: Ask your qualified herbalist or
doctor) - see Nausea above and to tone and strengthen the tissue
and muscle of the uterus – raspberry leaf tea for the last
few months of pregnancy
Stomach ache –
chamomile tea, dill, marshmallow
(Indigestion – catnip)
Varicose veins – Cayenne, ginger, buckwheat, hawthorn berries,
and horse chestnuts
Spirit – Flower essences, kava-kava (good stuff)
It is recommended that medicinal herbs be taken for a few weeks.
And then not used for a few weeks, unless other indicated above or by
your qualified herbalist or your doctor.
This will give your body a chance to recognize the benefits of the herbs,
but most importantly to let your body get used to the herbs.
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