I wrote an article on Lost Book of Remedies and I received many comments – One of the comments prompted me to write a little more – Encouraging everyone to take some time – even if only a few minutes – to learn about our wonderful plants and the gifts we were given. Here is the comment that prompted me to want to encourage everyone to give these plants a few moments of your time.
Thanks for sharing an informative post. Lavender Essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils because if its many healing properties. I hold an international diploma in advanced Aromatherapy, It is only recognized as a complimentary therapy and sadly the healing powers of plants are ignored in the modern world.
Very few people know that Lavender essential oil has powerful anti-cancer properties. Unadulterated Lavender essential oil contains the phytochemicals perillyl alcohol and linalool, both found to support cancer healing. Not only is lavender a known pain reliever, true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is anti-tumoral, and has demonstrated significant results in resetting the programmed cell death usually lacking in cancer cells. It has been observed to reduce the weight of tumors, and inhibit cell growth.
I have not read “Lost book of Remedies” but due to my aromatherapy knowledge I can just mention that millions of dollars are spent on trying to create anti-inflammatory drugs that will be expensive, hard-to-get, and riddled with side-effects, meanwhile, those who understand the gifts of nature will know that the most potent inflammation controlling agents exist already.
Keep up the good work and let the world know about the healing powers of plants.
Plants! What a wonderful gift we were given. Plants not only look beautiful, give us oxygen, and pollinate the Earth. Many are useful to keep on hand to treat common ailments. There are plants that relieve
- tummy trouble
- irritation from bug bites
- Joint Pain
- Blood Pressure
Plants can be consumed in teas, used as garnish, applied topically as essential oil or consumed as a pill.
It’s important to remember that you should always double check with your doctor before consuming or using anything new either in or on your body. Also, do your research – get the book I mentioned along with checking other sources. Plants are only useful if taken and consumed or applied correctly. Just like pharmaceuticals. You wouldn’t just grab a bottle of pills and take as many as you felt like taking. Treat these plants with the respect they deserve.
Healing Herbs Plant List
Through my own research I have found many articles about Healing Herbs. I have compiled a list of some of the most common that really pack a punch. Take a few moments to read through. Also, a great book I would recommend to anyone – even if you do not think you have the need is The Lost Book of Remedies. I wrote about it in my last post. Like the Bible, my dictionary, and my cookbooks – this is my go to book for things that ail myself and my family. A must have on your shelf. Onto a shortened version of Healing Herbs Plant List.
Basil is great for adding delicious flavor to our foods – did you know Basil contains vitamin K, iron, and manganese?
- Prevent effects of aging
- Reduces stress
- Full of antioxidants
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces Swelling
- Improves Digestion
- Strengthens bones and liver
- Boosts immunity
- Boosts metabolism
- Strengthens our bones
- Strengthens our liver
If you live along the East of the United States as I do – these pop up Everywhere! Very abundant. We tend to mow them down as soon as they show their pretty yellow heads. Dandelions are full of vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and calcium. All parts of a dandelion are useful and good for you. You can use the roots and leaves in teas and tinctures and dandelion sap – the white stuff inside the stem when you break one is great for your skin!
- Strengthens liver health
- Detoxifies the body
- Aids in Urinary Tract Infection
- Treats skin infection
- Keeps your bones healthy
Most of us know this as Purple Cone Flower. One of it’s main benefits – other than beautifying our landscapes is Echinacea helps us get over the common cold! This popular herb is used most often to accelerate recovery from the common cold. Echinacea –
- Strengthens immune system
- Relieves upper respiratory issues
- Alleviates symptoms from the common cold
- Fights Infection
- Helps treat Urinary Tract Infections – (Especially common in our older generation.)
Echinacea can cause dizziness and stomach upset if taken in large doses. As with anything, do your research. Healing plants are wonderful and useful if and when used correctly.
This super plant is great! It is widely known that garlic has many health benefits. Eating garlic on a regular basis is good for your overall health as long as you are not allergic to it. Garlic is even known to help our memory and slow down the aging process!
- Improves digestion
- Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
- Prevents dementia, Alzheimer’s and similar degenerative diseases
- Reduces warts
- Reduces Inflammation
- Reduces Blood Clotting
- Full of antioxidants
I have always known Marigolds as the plant to keep the mosquitoes at bay – I plant them all around my property and I can indeed enjoy a night on the porch more often than my neighbors can. What a beautiful plant and the blossoms last all summer. Did you also know that Marigold
- Reduces Inflammation
- Soothes your Skin
- Treats Skin Diseases
- Has Antibacterial properties
- Has Antiseptic properties
- Treats Ear pain and Infection
- Strengthens eyes
Healing Herbs, Healing Flowers, Healing Plants
Do yourself a favor and take some time to read about all the benefits that can be found right outside your door. Most of us do not have the time to make tinctures, teas, salves and such. There are many places to purchase natural medicines, that our bodies know how to process, over pharmaceuticals which our bodies struggle to know how to process. Which makes us have to take another pharmaceutical to overcome the symptoms, illnesses the first pill causes us.
You will be amazed – I know I was – when I started reading and realizing – the cures are all around us. Used correctly. Do your research. Get the book. Enjoy the Journey. Lost Book of Remedies