Keep These Naturally Medicinal Plants Stocked in Your Home
The earth is blooming with plants that have healing properties. We believe in trying natural treatments before resorting to prescribed pills. These plants are a must have in any home, you never know when someone will have the flu, a cold, headaches, or anything that would require medication. So instead of reaching for that Advil, give one of these plants a try.
Ginger helps against nausea, the flu, colds, and inflammation. Being an anti-inflammitory, it helps with joint pain, period cramps, and headaches. Ginger has protein digesting enzymes that can help your stomach with indigestion without causing it harm. You can drink ginger in the form of tea, make a ginger wellness shot, or eat it with your foods.
Garlic has immune boosting, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It also helps improve cardiovascular health by protecting against blood clots, plaque, and reduces blood pressure. Best of all, it is toxic to 14 types of cancer cells; including breast, brain, lung, gastric, and pancreatic.
Lavender is a beautiful flower with a complex oil structure. It is often used in aroma therapy because it contains aromatic molecules that suppress pain, and contains both calming and stimulating properties. It is often used to alleviate anxiety, insomnia, stress, and restlessness. Lavender also works great for sunburns, itching, and swelling of the skin.
Thyme is a fragrant herb used in cooking that is rich in vitamins C, A, iron, manganese, copper and dietary fibers. Thyme also contains oil that can be used homeopathically to prevent or treat problems like arthritis, sores, nausea, and fatigue. It is a very calming oil that can be used in aromatherapy. Thyme can also be used in the hair to prevent hair loss and on the skin to prevent acne.
Peppermint is very helpful to the respiratory system. Helping with colds, coughs, asthma, and allergies. It is also good for the digestive tract by relaxing the muscles, allowing gas to pass through. Peppermint is great for sinuses and headaches as well. You can either inhale the oil or rub it on your chest for a soothing feeling.
Chamomile is a must have tea in the house. It is often used to calm an upset stomach and help with sleep. It can also be used on the skin to prevent swelling. It has many anti-inflammitory and anti bacterial properties as well.