If you are looking to heal your body the natural way. It's always good to understand the traditions of our ancestors. We are people of the Earth, and our mother provides to us all sorts of antidotes to aid in curing and maintaining the optimal health for our bodies. If you are in tune with the Earth and take advantage of the treasures she provides, you can learn to be in tune with yourself and discover what remedies work for you.
Disclaimer: It's always good to consult with your medical practitioner if you are already on medication before self medicating with herbs. This list serves as a supplementary option to aid the strengthening and healing of your body.
Here is a list of my top 5 favorite healing herbs:
This herb for was used to remedy various health conditions such as: gas, diarrhea, upset stomach, aids in sleeplessness, anxiety, and mouth ulcers. This particular plant can be made as a tea using the flower of the plant. Topical skin treatments and mouthwash can also be made using this herb.
This common garden plant can be found in most yards. Instead of trying to kill this magnificent plant to beautify your lawn, you can harvest the leaves and roots for medicinal purposes. The dandelion greens are edible and quite tasty. They are a great source of vitamin A. Dandelion has been used in traditional medicine in many indigenous cultures. Dandelion can be used to treat: kidney diseases, liver diseases, digestive issues, skin treatment, and issues with the spleen. You can either choose to eat the leaves as a salad or cook them, or even make tea with the roots. Disclaimer: Please do further research and consult with your doctor before self treatments, as this herb is a diuretic.
This particular herb was first used in Ancient Egyptian culture. It was recorded and described in a papyrus dated approximately 1500 B.C. Fenugreek was can be used to treat: lost of appetite, diabetes, digestive problems, inducing childbirth, stimulate breast milk production, skin inflammation and menopause.
The flax plant is known to have originated in Egypt. It is most commonly used as a laxative, as it is a soluble fiber similar to that which is found in oatmeal. It can also be used to treat: arthritis, breast pain, and high cholesterol.
This wonderful herb can be used to heal not only the physical body, but also your etheric body. It is used in ancient traditions to smudge and purify the energy of the atmosphere when the dry leaves are burned. It is commonly used as a spice seasoning in cooking, but understanding it's healing properties makes it all the more delightful. It can be used to treat: coughs, sore throats, sore mouths, hoarseness, inflammation of the mouth and throat, indigestion, mood improvements, memory and mental performance, excessive sweating, and topical treatments to prevent excessive bleeding. It was also known to be used as a fertility treatment in Ancient Egypt.
I hope that this information helps you incorporate these herbs in your repertoire of herbal solutions. For every illness, nature has a cure. If you seek it out, you will be led to it. I encourage you to do what resonates with your being. If you are already seeking professional medical attention, be sure to speak with your doctor about incorporating a holistic herbal regimen along with your current therapy, or even seek out a local professional holistic practitioner for a thorough understanding of your personal needs.