30 Most Popular Herbs for Natural Medicine
by Tess Pennington
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We tend to
look to God as a source of all healing. It is said that He has provided
all that we will ever need:
fruit of it shall be for eating and leaf of it for healing
Herbs are a
wondrous thing. They not only assist in flavoring dishes and filling
the air with delightful aromas, but they also hold medicinal properties
that promote healing. Those of you who have herbal gardens of your
own, no doubt have a few of these herbal friends already planted.
Many of the plants listed below are also listed in my Top
10 Medicinal Herbs that should be in every garden. However,
it seems that there are a few more worth mentioning.
Vera Antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, wound and
burn healer, natural laxative, soothes stomach, helps skin disorders.
Powerful antispasmodic, antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial,
Relieves menopausal hot flashes, relieves menstrual cramps,
helps circulatory and cardiovascular disorders, lowers blood pressure,
reduces cholesterol, useful for nervousness and stress. Note:
Do not use during pregnancy.
Good for eliminating parasites, good for fungal infections,
good for warts and poison ivy, aids digestion.
It has been proven that 99.9% of viruses and bacteria can
not live in the presence of cinnamon. So it makes a great antibacterial
and antiviral weapon.
Catalyst for other herbs, useful for arthritis and rheumatism
(topically and internally), good for colds, flu viruses, sinus
infection and sore throat, useful for headache and fever, aids
organs (kidneys, heart, lungs, pancreas, spleen and stomach, increase
thermogenesis for weight loss.
Bud Improves the immune system, they are also an antioxidant
and doubles as an antibacterial and antimicrobial fighter.
The therapeutic properties of cypress oil are astringent,
antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, haemostatic, hepatic,
styptic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic and sedative.
Helpful for PMS, good for menopause, increases ovarian
(coneflower) Boosts white blood cell production, immune
system support, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, good
for colds, flu and infection. Note: Use no more than two weeks
at a time. Do not use if you are allergic to sunflowers or related
Anti-infectious, antibacterial and antiviral.
Helps fight infection, detoxifies the body, enhances immunity,
lowers blood fats, assists yeast infections, helps asthma, cancer,
sinusitis, circulatory problems and heart conditions.
Chamomile Helps stress, anxiety and insomnia, good
for indigestion, useful for colitis and most digestive problems,
effective blood cleanser and helps increase liver function and
supports the pancreas. Improves bile flow from the liver, it is
good for healing of the skin that might come from a blistering
Dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification, antispasmodic,
stops bleeding, anti-infectious, antibacterial.
Helps nausea, motion sickness and vomiting, useful for
circulatory problems, good for indigestion, and is also an effective
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