Medicinal Herbs I Grew Up With

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These are just a handful of herbs my mother used on me when I was little. I keep one small pot of each of these in my home. (DO NOT USE ONLY THESE HERBS. ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR)

Blackberry (Rubus villosus)= Helps treat sore throat

Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) = Helps treat premenstrual discomfort

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) = Helps Heal wounds (NOTE: DON'T USE ONLY THIS HERB. CONSULT A DOCTOR)

Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) = helps Prevent peptic ulcers

Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita) = Encourages digestion

Cleavers (Galium aparine) = Help Reduce inflammation

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) = Helps Treat bruises, sprains

Crampbark (Viburnum opulus) = Helps relax muscles

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Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)= Stimulates immune system

Elder (Sambucus nigra) = Treats cold symptoms

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)= Encourages digestion

Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)= Treats motion sickness. Helps upset stomachs (works best in tea form)

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) = Reduces inflammation

Gumweed (Grindelia spp.)= Helps treat cold symptoms

Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacanthus)= Promotes heart health

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)= Helps sooth sore throat

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)= Stimulates digestion

Mullein (Verbascum spp.)= helps Treat sore throat

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)= Stimulates digestion

Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)= Helps Treat urinary track infections

Plantain (Plantago lanceolata or P. major) = Helps wounds heal (NOTE: NEVER USE ONLY THIS HERB. CONSULT A DOCTOR)

St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)= Helps treat depression

Scullcap (Scutellaria spp.)=

Helps Ease muscle tension

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)=

Helps Sleeping disorders

Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus)= helps treat premenstrual discomfort

Willow Bark (salix alba)=

helps treat osteoarthritis

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)=

Helps Reduce inflammation

Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus) =

Helps Stimulate digestion

Side Notes:

- Honey helps to sooth soar throats.

(I've always found 2 Tablespoons helpful)

- Marigold helps with bruising when made into a paste and applied to a bruise.

- Horsetail helps with mild headaches. Chew the (WASHED) stalk. Don't eat it fully, just chew the juice from it

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Added to on Sep 17, 2018
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