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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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.