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The Use Of Herbs



Herbs, Good for what ails Ya!
ALFALFA
The flowering top and leaves of the alfalfa plant, which are dried and are made into a tea, have long been used to treat ulcers.

BASIL
Use the basil leaves to season sauces, soups, and stews. Make a tonic to relieve nausea and headaches.

BEECH
Use an infusion of beech bark and leaves to bathe sores, swellings, and wounds.

BURDOCK
An infusion of burdock leaves, or a decoction of the root has been used traditionally as a wash for various skin problems, including acne, ringworm, measles rash and burns.

CARAWAY
Caraway seeds and cooked roots of the plant are considered by herbalists to be strengthening to the intestines.

CHICKWEED
Chickweed is a spring green taken to cleanse the kidneys and liver."As a fresh salad green or lightly steamed as a cooked vegetable,"chickweed is a safe effective herb for generally strengthening, and "cleansing the system.

CORN
"In Appalachia, salted cornmeal is still a traditional poultice for treating inflammations.

ECHINACEA
The root of the echinacea plant is the part used for healing purposes. Herbalists regard echinacea as one of the best blood purifiers.

FENNELE
Fennel seeds made into a tea, has been used to soothe the stomach and intestines, to relieve flatulence, to sweeten the breath, and as a gargle.

GOLDENSEAL
A tea made with the root cleansed skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

HORSERADISH
The grated root in poultice form is a treatment for easing chest congestion and muscle aches and pains.

LEMON BALM
The leaves of the lemon balm are used for healing purposes. A simple: infusion is thought to be helpful in bringing down fevers.

MUGWORT
In a compress, mugwort tea has been used to relieve muscle spasms.

OAK
A poultice for wounds can be made by bruising fresh oak leaves and placing them directly on the affected area, and covering them with a warm cloth.

PENNYROYAL
The fresh leaves of the plant can be rubbed on the temples or forehead to relieve headaches.

RASPBERRY
Raspberry leaf tea is believed to be excellent for relieving heavy cramping during menstruation.

TARRAGOND
The fresh leaf or root, applied to aching teeth, cuts, or sores, is (said to act as a local anesthetic.

ALOE
(Aloe is absolutely the best external remedy for minor burns and skin inflammations. BASSWOOD
(A tea made from the flowers is recommended for nervousness, insomnia, cramps, and indigestion.

BIRCH
Birch leaf tea is an effective scalp wash that discourages dandruff and Hair loss.

BUTTERNUT
Rub the skin with powered leaves to stimulate and soothe sore muscles, bruises, and similar afflictions

CATNIP
Catnip tea, made from the flowering top, may be useful for treating stomach complaints.

CHICORY
Bruised, softened, and soaked for a few minutes in water that has been boiled, the leaves are a treatment for skin lacerations, swellings

DANDELION
Roasted dandelion root used as a coffee substitute or as an addition to coffee, acts as an antidote to many of coffee's detrimental effects on the body.

ELDER
Elderberries have been a traditional remedy for constipation, colic, diarrhea, colds, and rheumatism.

GARLIC
Garlic tea, made by infusing several chopped leaves of garlic in 1 quart of water, has been used as a gargle, or taken internally for, colds and flu.

GRAVELROOT
Gravelroot has been used to treat lower back pain, lumbago, gout, and rheumatism.

HORSETAIL
Herbalists most often add fall-gathered horsetail to formulas calling for a soothing diuretic.

LICORICE
Licorice has been used to relieve sore throats, bronchitis, laryngitis, and other chest complaints.

MULLEIN
For respiratory problems, a simple infusion of 1/4 cup dried mullein flowers to 1-pint water is a classic treatment. Be sure to carefully strain the mixture to remove petals and stamens.

ONION
Onions stimulate digestion and cleanse the intestines.

PEONY
Place 1/2 cup of fresh, macerated peony petals in 1 cup of cold water in a Pyrex pot. Steep mixture 30 minutes, then gently heat it 10 minutes, Remove from heat, strain off petals, refrigerate and use as a face or body refresher.

ROSEMARY
A tea can be made with the leaves and flowers. Add a pinch of powered 0ginger to a cup of rosemary tea to treat a nervous stomach.

THYME
An infusion made with thyme makes an enjoyable hand or footbath.

ANISE
Anise can be used to sweeten the breath.

BAY
Use an infusion of the dried or fresh leaves as a gentle tonic to help the digestive organs.

BLACKBERRY
The berries and the root have been used to treat diarrhea and dysentery.

CABBAGE
Adding cabbage to your diet will help keep the liver healthy.

CAYENNE
Cayenne mixed with bran and warm water makes a comforting poultice for the treatment of chest and lung congestion.

RED CLOVER
A tonic made with the blossoms is used for thinning and purifying the blood.

DILL
Dill is considered to be stimulating to the appetite and gently beneficial to the stomach.

ELECAMPANEH
In the form of syrup, lozenges, or candy, elecampane root is a soothing treatment for asthma and bronchitis.

GINGER
A study showed that powered ginger taken in capsule form is helpful in treating motion sickness.

HOLY THISTLE
All of the thistles are considered tonics for the liver.

HYSSOP
Hyssop has been used in compress form to relieve muscular aches and pains.

MARJORAME
The steam from a hot infusion of marjoram can be inhaled to clear the respiratory passages during a bout with a cold or flu.

MUSTARD
The young leaves of mustard plants are tasty additions to salads and are believed to have a salutary effect on the liver.

OREGON GRAPE
The berries are considered cooling and have been used in an infusion to Break fevers.

PLANTAIN
The leaves have been used as a local application for piles.

SAGE
As a tonic it keeps the stomach, intestines, kidneys and sexual organs healthy.

WATERCRESS
The juice of the fresh leaves has been used to treat acne, eczema, ringworm, rashes, and similar skin irritations.

APPLE
Fresh, unsweetened apple cider is a healthy beverage and a pleasant way to decrease stomach acidity.

BEARBERRY
Bearberry leaf tea may treat infections in the kidneys, and bladder.

BORAGE
Borage is a good herb for people with high blood pressure.

CALENDULA
A lotion made from the blossoms has proved soothing to bee and wasp stings.

CHAMOMILE
A cup of chamomile tea can be used to relieve indigestion.

COMFREY
Powdered comfrey root, sprinkled on minor cuts, bruises, and mild burns seem to promote their healing.

DOCK
Dock root is an effective tonic and cleanser for the whole system.

EUCALYPTUS
Inhale the vapors of hot eucalyptus leaf tea to clear the nose and help ; Dry mucous conditions.

GINSENG
A good use for ginseng is help in treating impotence.

HOREHOUND
Horehound syrup and cough drops are famous cold remedies.

LAVENDER
Warm lavender tea applied in a compress to the head can relieve a headache or apply the compress to the chest to relieve congestion.

MINT
Peppermint tea is a soothing treatment for dry coughs, fever, and other cold related symptoms. Spearmint is best known for its role in calming the stomach.

NETTLE
Footbaths of nettle tea are an old treatment for rheumatism.

PARSLEY
Parsley is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals.

POPLARF
A tea made with the bark, used in an external compress, eases arthritic

SLIPPERY ELM
A poultice of slippery elm powder is supposed to be good for treating boils and other surface inflammations

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