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Ultimate Guide To Mother Nature’s Best Home Remedies

Home remedies, or natural remedies, are typically grown in the comforts of your own backyards, or for many, the comfort of the wilderness. Medicinal plants and oils have been known to serve as remedies for ailments, both major and minor. They are Mother Nature’s healthy alternative to conventional medicine and have been used longer than we can imagine. Even the ancient Egyptians utilized these best home remedies!

If ever left without modern medicine, knowing a little about nature’s remedies for common ailments could prove crucial to your health and wellness in a survival situation.

Disclaimer: The below information is for informational purposes ONLY and is not meant to replace any medical advice or treatment you are receiving OR may receive from your physician. If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult your physician before starting any and all home remedies.

10 Medicinal Plants To Grow

1. Great Burdock

This root is used to treat ‘toxic overload’ that results in throat infections and skin diseases like boils, rashes, burns, bruises, herpes, eczema, acne, impetigo, ringworm and bites.

2. Marsh Mallow

This root internally treats inflammations and irritations of the urinary and respiratory mucus membranes, counter excess stomach acid, peptic ulceration, gastritis. Externally, the root is applied to bruises, sprains, aching muscles, insect bites, skin inflammations and splinters.

If you miss making s’mores when SHTF – this is also the plant marshmallows are made from!

3. Aloe Vera

The sap from Aloe Vera is extremely useful to speed up healing and reduce the risk of infections associated with wounds, cuts, burns, eczema, as well as reducing inflammation. Aloe Vera taken internally may treat ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation, poor appetite and digestive problems.

4. Pot Marigold

Pot Marigold is a great remedy for skin problems, including bites, stings, sprains, wounds, sore eye and varicose veins. Internally it may treat fevers and chronic infections. The tea of the petals tones up circulation and, taken regularly, eases varicose veins.

5. Gotu Kola

This plant acts on various phases of connective tissue development and stimulates healing of ulcers, skin injuries, decreasing capillary fragility, stimulation of the lipids and protein necessary for healthy skin. Crushed leaves are poulticed to treat open sores. It can also be used to treat leprosy, revitalize the brain and nervous system, increase attention span and concentration and treat venous insufficiency.

6. Chamomile

In addition to aiding problems with the digestive system, it has a soothing and calming effect like aromatherapy, used to end stress and aid in sleep. The herb is also used to treat common aches like toothache, earache, shoulder pain, and neuralgia.

. Chinese Yam

It is sweet and soothing to the stomach, spleen and has a tonic effect on the lungs and kidneys. Internally, it treats tiredness, weight loss, loss of appetite, poor digestion, chronic diarrhea, asthma, dry coughs, uncontrollable urination, diabetes and emotional instability. Externally, it may be applied to ulcers, boils, and abscesses.

8. Echinacea

The echinacea has the capacity to raise the body’s resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system. It also has antibiotic properties that help relieve allergies. Basically, the roots are beneficial in the treatment of sores, wounds, and burns. It was once used by many Native Americans as an application for insect bites, stings, and snakebites. The echinacea grows on any well-drained soil, as long as it gets sunlight.

9. Great Yellow Gentian

This root is a bitter herb used to treat digestive disorders and states of exhaustion from chronic diseases. It stimulates the liver, gallbladder, and digestive system, strengthening the overall human body. Internally, it may treat liver complaints, indigestion, gastric infections, and anorexia.

10. Siberian Ginseng

This herb is a powerful tonic herb that maintains good health. Its medicinal properties are used for menopausal problems, geriatric debility, physical and mental stress, and treats bone marrow suppression caused by chemotherapy or radiation, angina, hypercholesterolemia and neurasthenia with a headache, insomnia, poor appetite, increasing endurance, memory improvement, anti-inflammatory purposes, immunogenic purposes, chemoprotective purposes and radiological protection.

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