Medicinal Plants And Their Uses
Thursday 26 October, 2017.
All about medicinal herbs plants; medicinal plants and their uses; herbal remedies; herbs to add to your medicinal garden.
Medicinal plants and herbs make a wonderful addition to your garden…
In fact, if you have limited space, it makes sense to fill it with herbal remedies.
You can use your kitchen garden to ease and cure an array of different ailments. And it looks pretty!
Visit your local nursery and get planting…
And learn to enjoy the medicinal uses of plants.
Medicinal Herbs Plants
monarda didyma, bee balm or Oswego tea
Bergamot can be used as a tea for nausea or digestive problems. Use the leaves an an inhalant for coughs, colds, a tight chest or sinusitus. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy as a relaxant.
2. Cat Herb
ballota africana or kattekruie
Make a tea from this medicinal herbs fresh or dry leaves to treat coughs, colds, sore throats, flu and bronchitis. Try Margaret Roberts recipe for a cough syrup – she boils together brown sugar, cloves and lemon juice in water with a few sprigs of cat herb.
3. Wild Dagga
This indigenious South African plant is used in traditional medicine to ease headaches, coughc, fevers, dysentry and many other uncomfortable complaints. It is also said to scare away snakes and to heal snake bites.
4. Echinacea Purpurea
Increase the level of your immune system with this medicinal herb. It stimulates the white blood cells which fight off viruses and bacteria that lead to illness and infection. It is used internally to treat repiratory tract infections like colds, and externally for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It is probably easier to use commercial tablets than making your own.
This herbal plant is also known as gotu kola and is said to rejuvenate and re-energize the body, reduce inflammation, soothe irritated skin, boost the immune system and reduce high blood pressure.
Source: Margaret Roberts’ A- Z of Herbs
We always love a good book on our subject of interest…
- Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire FamilyRosemary Gladstar is the mother of modern herbalism. Her wisdom and vision have inspired an entire generation of herbal healers, and her insights into the healing power of plants have helped people everywhere embrace more natural, healthy, and radiant lives. Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health is the author’s practical compendium of herbal know-how.
- Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs with all their Uses as Remedies for Common AilmentsFeaturing more than 550 medicinal plants and the most current scientific research, this volume provides a comprehensive guide to healing with medicinal herbs plants. A unique photographic index profiles over 550 plants, with detailed information on habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, and traditional and current uses. And a whole lot more!
I would recommend this book to just about any one but a very experienced herbalist. It is entertaining, easy to understand, and very informative.
- Herbal Kitchen, The: 50 Easy-to-Find Herbs and Over 250 Recipes to Bring Lasting Health to You and Your FamilyThe Herbal Kitchen will help you to recognize the extraordinary pharmacy that already exists in your own kitchen – one that will boost immunity, heal sickness, enhance energy, and ensure overall health and vitality, all without the need for fancy equipment or specialty products.
This book is a great guide to have in the kitchen. Refer to the Herbal Kitchen often to be sure you are making the most of your garden herbs.
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Start planning your medicinal herbs plants garden today and feel everyday living better.
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