Natural herb medicine is growing - and using - herbs for healing. While this section is not intended to replace the medical advice of a physician, many have used healing herbs for years to ease the discomfort of minor ailments.
To use these herbs, use a tea infuser to hold your dried herbs and place them in a cup. Pour boiling water over your herbs and allow them to steep for at least ten minutes. Or you can use them in a poultice.
If you are using an essential oil, add one or two drops of the essential oil to jojoba oil and spread on your skin.
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Excellent for coughs and sore throats, mullein has also been known to heal lung ailments.
Mullein Leaf, 4 oz.
Strengthens the immune system and works as an antiseptic that fights infections. Eases discomfort of eczema, psoriasis, hemorrhoids and insect bites.
Nature's Bounty Natural Whole Herb Echinacea 400mg, 100 Capsules (Pack of 2)
Can help treat nervous disorders, indigestion and/or excitability developing from nervous disorder.
Eases restlessness and helps you unwind. Useful in helping children sleep, ease colic and diarrhea and can even cure bedwetting.
200 Seeds, Catmint Herb (Nepeta Mussinii) Seeds By Seed Needs
A safe and soothing sedative. Eases the trauma of a nightmare and is believed to help prevent them. Also eases indigestion.
Starwest Botanicals Organic Chamomile Flowers (Croatia), 1-pound Bag
Eases nervousness, works as a laxative and eases flatulence and gas pains. Also stimulates blood flow and eases menstrual cramps.
Nature's Way Feverfew Leaves 380 mg, Capsules 180ea
Has been used since the 17th century to suppress the appetite and lose weight. Also increases the flow of breast milk and eases the symptoms of menopause.
Natures Way Fennel Seed 100 Capsules
|Joe Pye Weed
Excellent for kidney problems and works as a diuretic. Also works as a mild sedative. Can ease the pain of a bladder infection.
Bulk Herbs: Gravel Root (Joe Pye Weed)
Can act as a protective barrier on irritated or inflamed tissue. Useful in easing the pain of irritated bowel system. Can also ease coughs. Made as a poultice, it can ease inflammation.
1 Lb Chickweed Cut (hchicb) -
Useful for fevers and pulmonary complaints. Soothes an irritated throat and eases an irritating cough.
Barlean's Organic Oils Borage Oil, 1000 mg. 60 Count, Bottle
Will ease stomachache and prevent flatulence. It will also ease colic in children.
Frontier Dill Weed Cut & Sifted, 16 Ounce Bag
Eases flatulence and is good for stomach disorders. It is also good for helping babies with colic.
Lovage - 1000 Seeds
Anise works as an expectorant. Use the leaves in an infusion when you have a hard, dry cough. Please note: Pregnant or nursing mothers should avoid anise, as it can cause a toxic reaction in newborns
Starwest Botanicals Organic Anise Seed, 1-pound Bag
Dilute with oil and rub on your chest to help relieve cold symptoms and bronchial complaints.
Bergamot 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- 10 ml
Made into a tea it works as an expectorant to help make a dry cough productive. It also makes you sweat more, helping your body to dispel toxins. Also makes you more alert and gives you energy.
Bulk Herbs: Hyssop
A poultice of the herb Calendula is useful for curing warts. Make an infusion of the freshly gathered flowers to ease the discomfort of a fever; it will promote perspiration, which helps drive the toxins from your body. The infusion, once cooled, can also be applied externally to help heal wounds.
Starwest Botanicals Organic Calendula Flowers, 1-pound Bag
Good for helping liver and kidney disorders. A dandelion infusion will strengthen your immune system. Also works as a mild laxative, and eases constipation.
Starwest Botanicals Organic Dandelion Root Cut, 1-pound Bag
This herb is excellent as a dewormer and is also useful for cleansing and strengthening the liver. Do not take this herb before going to bed as it can cause unusual and sometimes disturbing dreams.
Mugwort Tea...100% Chemical Free....2 Ounces
So what ailments can these herbs help? They include the following:
Anxiety: Balm, Catmint
Appetite, Increasing: Chamomile, Feverfew
Appetite, Suppressing: Fennel
Bladder Infection: Joe Pye Weed (Gravel root)
Blood Flow (Stimulates): Feverfew
Natural Herb Medicine for Boils: Chickweed.
Breast Milk (Increase Flow): Fennel
Breasts, Impacted: Fennel
Breath Freshener: Fennel
Breathing (Difficult): Feverfew
Natural Herb Medicine for Canker Sores: Borage
Colds: Balm, Bergamot
Colic: Catmint, Chamomile, Dill, Fennel, Lovage
Natural Herb Medicine for Digestion (Aid): Fennel
Eye Injuries: Hyssop
Eyesight (Strengthen): Fennel
Fleas (Repel): Fennel
Hiccups (Ease): Fennel
Insect Repellent (Natural): Feverfew
Irritable Bowel: Chickweed
Kidney Stones (Help Break Up): Fennel
Natural Herb Medicine for Menopause Symptoms: Fennel
Menstrual Cramps: Feverfew
Menstruation, Delayed: Catmint, Feverfew, Mugwort
Natural Sweeteners: Angelica
Nausea (Ease): Fennel, Feverfew, Mugwort
Natural Herb Medicine for Nervous Disorders: Balm, Feverfew, Mugwort
Soft Tissue Damage (Healing): Gravel Root (Joe Pye Weed)
You can either grow your medicinal herbs in containers or outside. Using raised beds will ensure healthy soil for successful growing for your medicinal organic gardening.
With the herbs you raise in your medicinal organic gardening, you can make an infusion by placing the dried or fresh leaves in a tea ball or muslin bag and covering with hot water. Allow them to steep for ten minutes before using.
Or you can make a decoction out of the roots you grow in your medicinal organic gardening.
You can also apply them in a poultice or tincture.