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Healing Powers of Herbs

Healing Powers of Herbs

Many common herbs were once used as medicines. Here is a list of 12 common herbs and their medicinal uses.

Basil: Often used as a tonic against rheumatism, and to ease stomach pains.

Bay Leaf: Used externally for sprains and bruises.

Caraway: Believed to help prevent colds, ease upset stomachs and throat infections.

Chamomile: Helps combat headaches, toothaches, and earaches.

Chervil: Thought to help lower blood pressure and it acts like a diuretic.

Chives: Appetite enhancer.

Cilantro: Good for digestion.

Fennel: Appetite stimulant.

Lavender: Antidepressant in aromatherapy, lowers blood pressure.

Lemon Balm: Treats fever, aids poor digestion and nausea.

Parsley: General tonic, bad breath.

Thyme: An expectorant, antibacterial, and antiseptic. Gargle to ease sore throat.

5 comments

1 Karen Dixon { 10.31.11 at 11:42 am }

is there an information on how to use the herbs for the remedies listed? If so where can I find them? thank you so much

2 von brewster { 10.30.11 at 5:52 pm }

where do you learn HOW to use them ?

3 Cathie { 11.19.10 at 1:02 am }

I was wondering if there is a natural remedy to lower bad Cylesteral? (not sure of the spelling)

4 jamtart { 11.10.10 at 1:32 pm }

I eat a lot of rosemary (fresh and dried). Does it have any healing powers?

5 haleymonley { 11.08.10 at 10:49 am }

Glad to see this post… I love learning about herbal remedies. Ginger is one of my all-time favorites as well. It makes an amazing digestive aid, especially in a tea.

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