Herbs and Health

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Herbs have been used by people since the early cave man laid down and slept well in a field of Lavender.

I do not purport to be an expert in the field  of herbalist’s lore .  I merely am sharing information that I have either experienced successfully or have read about .  I came across much information by reading the history of this great country of ours.  The early settlers and pioneers learned to use cultivated and wild herbs that were grown naturally in America.  The Native Americans taught them . We have expanded our knowledge of useful herbs that are used in other countries when international travel became common.

I am listing some suggestions for planting or obtaining at a health food store for you . Most ingredients can be used as tea or some are topical as applied.

ALFALFA,  rebuilds hard tissue , balances pH and enhances milk flow ………………………..

ALOE VERA GEL,   applied externally for sunburn, minor burns of other sorts , insect bites and can be used internally as it is said to reduce allergy sensitivity ……………………

ASTRAGALUS,  this herb originated in China as is taken internally to strengthen the immune system and it can help resist sinus infections…………………………………………………

BLACK COHOSH,  this helps relieve labor pains when a woman is giving birth.  This should be used by cultivating in your garden as it is said to be an endangered species in  the wild……………………………………………………………………………………………

BURDOCK,  has been  said to be known to promote a balance of blood  sugar…………….

CATNIP,  the benefits from this herb are to help with digestion and colic , as a tea…….

CAMOMILE,  encourages relaxation and reduce fever and pain , used as a tea………….

CHARCOAL, ACTIVATED , is usually consumed in capsule form .  It absorbs toxins in the digestive system and can be used to quickly heal the gut from food poisoning……

CRANBERRY, taken as a tea or in the form of diet cranberry juice can help promote urinary tract health…………………………………………………………………………………………….

FENNEL,  relieves gas , digestive issues and colic…………………………………………………………..

FEVERFEW,  arthritis and migraine headaches are helped by this herb………………………

GARLIC,  this is suggested to help keep cholesterol balanced as well as contributing antiseptic needs to the body………………………………………………………………………………………………

GINGER,  a strong antiseptic for gastrointestinal flu as well as it helps prevent motion sickness………………………………………………………………………………………….

MILK THISTLE,  this has been used for centuries to help with jaundice and hepatitis .  It is a most efficient antioxidant ………

PSYLLIUM,  this can help relieve bowel impaction as well as a help for spastic colon difficulties…………………………………………………………………………………….

RED CLOVER,  made into a tea this was commonly used as a blood purifier by our early Americans……………………………………………………………………………………

SARSAPARILLA, cleanses infections from the body as well as helping with skin problems and ringworm ………………………..

WHITE WILLOW BARK ,  natures best alternative for aspirin .  This is commonly used in a concentrated form by cutting away some small piece of the trunk and chewing the inside …

I do hope this post will encourage all of you to do research and share with others your success with natural remedies .

To Your Health, Grandma Jean

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Herbs and Health

  1. Early herbs were probably culinary. Cavemen probably liked how they tasted, and discovered their other attributes incidentally. It is hard to say. Cats and dogs seem to know how some herbs work, even without eating them. Even hens like aromatic herbs that repel parasites.

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