Natural Herb Medicine

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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Natural Herb Medicine, Seeds and Bulk Herbs

Mullein

Excellent for coughs and sore throats, mullein has also been known to heal lung ailments.


Mullein Leaf, 4 oz.
Echinacea

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)
Lemon Balm

Can help treat nervous disorders, indigestion and/or excitability developing from nervous disorder.


Lemon Balm Tea 24 Bags

Catmint

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
Chamomile

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
Feverfew

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
Fennel

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
(Gravel Root)


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)
Chickweed

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.


Azuregreen 1 Lb Chickweed Cut (hchicb) -
Borage

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
Dill

Will ease stomachache and prevent flatulence. It will also ease colic in children.


Frontier Dill Weed Cut & Sifted, 16 Ounce Bag
Lovage

Eases flatulence and is good for stomach disorders. It is also good for helping babies with colic.


Lovage - 1000 Seeds
Anise

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
Bergamot

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
Hyssop

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
Calendula

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
Dandelion

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
Mugwort

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


Natural Herb Medicine and Their Healing Properties

So what ailments can these herbs help? They include the following:

Antibacterial: Mullein

Antiseptic: Echinacea

Anxiety: Balm, Catmint

Aphrodisiac: Echinacea

Appetite, Increasing: Chamomile, Feverfew

Appetite, Suppressing: Fennel

Bedwetting: Catmint.

Bladder Infection: Joe Pye Weed

Blood Flow (Stimulates): Feverfew

Natural Herb Medicine for Boils: Chickweed.

Breast Milk (Increase Flow): Fennel

Breasts, Impacted: Fennel

Breath Freshener: Fennel

Breathing (Difficult): Feverfew

Bruises: Chickweed

Natural Herb Medicine for Canker Sores: Borage

Colds: Balm, Bergamot

Colic: Catmint, Chamomile, Dill, Fennel, Lovage

Natural Herb Medicine for Constipation: Dandelion, Feverfew

Cough, Expectorant: Anise, Bergamot, Borage, Chickweed, Feverfew, Hyssop, Mullein

Cuts: Calendula, Hyssop

Depression: Balm, Borage

Diarrhea: Catmint

Natural Herb Medicine for Digestion (Aid): Fennel

Diuretic: Borage, Joe Pye Weed

Earache: Feverfew

Eczema: Echinacea

Energy: Angelica, Hyssop

Eye Injuries: Hyssop

Eyesight (Strengthen): Fennel

Fever: Borage, Calendula, Feverfew

Flatulence: Feverfew, Lovage

Fleas (Repel): Fennel

Gas (Flatulence): Angelica, Chamomile, Dill, Lovage

Gout: Chamomile, Joe Pye Weed

Natural Herb Medicine for Headaches: Balm, Chamomile

Heartburn: Chamomile, Lovage

Hemorrhoids: Chickweed, Echinacea, Mullein

Hiccups (Ease): Fennel

Hormones: Borage

Hyperthyroidism: Balm

Immune System (Strengthen): Dandelion, Echinacea

Indigestion: Balm, Bergamot, Chamomile, Dill

Inflammation: Borage

Influenza: Balm, Catmint

Insect Bites: Calendula, Echinacea, Feverfew

Insect Repellent (Natural): Feverfew

Insomnia: Balm, Borage, Catmint, Chamomile, Mullein

Irritable Bowel: Chickweed

Kidney Disorders: Dandelion, Joe Pye Weed

Kidney Stones (Help Break Up): Fennel

Laxative: Feverfew

Liqueurs: Angelica

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Liver (Purify): Fennel, Mugwort

Natural Herb Medicine for Menopause Symptoms: Fennel

Menstrual Cramps: Feverfew

Menstruation, Delayed: Catmint, Feverfew, Mugwort

Migraines: Feverfew

Natural Sweeteners: Angelica

Nausea (Ease): Fennel, Feverfew, Mugwort

Natural Herb Medicine for Nervous Disorders: Balm, Feverfew, Mugwort

Nervous Stomach: Balm

Nightmares, Easing, Prevention: Chamomile

Pain Sensitivity: Feverfew

Palpitations: Balm

Perspiration (Increase): Hyssop, Mugwort

Pulmonary Complaints: Borage

Rheumatism: Hyssop, Joe Pye Weed

Sedative: Joe Pye Weed, Mullein

Soft Tissue Damage (Healing): Joe Pye Weed

Sores: Chickweed

Sore Throat: Bergamot, Borage

Sunburn: Echinacea

Varicose Veins:Chickweed

Vomiting (Ease): Feverfew

Warts: Calendula

Weight Loss: Fennel

Worms: Fennel, Mugwort

Natural Herb Medicine 
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How to Raise Your Own Medicinal Herbs

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.

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Your Natural Herb Medicine

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.

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