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 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 (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

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, Gravel Root (Joe Pye Weed)

Kidney Stones (Help Break Up):  Fennel

Laxative:  Feverfew

Liqueurs:  Angelica

Liver Disorders;  Dandelion, Fennel

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, Gravel Root (Joe Pye Weed)

Sedative:  Gravel Root (Joe Pye Weed), Mullein

Soft Tissue Damage (Healing):  Gravel Root (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 
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.

Using the Herbs 
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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